It's one day away form Christmas and if you have nothing prepared for the occasion, here’s a list of activities you can do without any planning (or spending a lot either!) We hear you, buying all the presents have been nothing but expensive and stressing, but it's all worth it, right? Now, when it comes to Hong Kong Christmas on a budget, there's actually plenty of things to do and places to go, so read on, we've got you covered!
WHEN: Now until 3rd January
WHAT: All the Disney fans can enjoy taking photos with your favourite characters at the Ocean Terminal Forecourt now in Tsim Sha Tsui this Christmas. Enjoy this festive occasion with Disney fairy tales with close to 40 Disney friends including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Queen Else, Princess Anna, and many others!
Harbour City, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
WHEN: From now on till 25th December
WHAT: Enter the wonder-filled world of The Little Prince through fantastical scenes in a super cool exhibition. Don’t forget to also support Operation Santa Claus and help spreading the warmth this festive season by taking a photo with Santa and stop by the pop-up store.
Each movie ticket ($110HKD) entitles you to an instant photo with Santa and a pack of candies and all proceeds will go to Operation Santa Claus.
88 Queensway, Admiralty
(852) 2844 8900
WHEN: 24th to 27th December
WHAT: 1881 Heritage has transformed its Grand Piazza into a 13-metre gothic cathedral-like ice palace – now you can spend Christmas like Elsa and Anna on a majestic ice skating rink gliding amongst the royal family!
2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
(852) 2926 8000
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WHEN: From now on till 21 Februray 2016
WHAT: The AIA Carnival is back and this year, they're bigger and better. Look forward to the best experiences, atmosphere and entertainment just like the finest European carnival traditions. Whether you're there for the crazy rides, homemade fudge, try your luck for the soft toys or just for the view, it's worth every penny.
New Central Harbourfront
(852) 2524 6433
WHEN: From now on till March 2016
WHAT: Tung Wah is bringing us a charity carnival at the former Kai Tak runway on the other side of the harbour. Expect 6 exciting rides and a variety of yummy food and fun activities. Each ticket is $180HKD – includes $120HKD worth of rides, $40HKD worth of skilled game, and $20HKD admission fee.
Kai Tai Runway
WHEN: Every Sunday till 27th December
WHAT: Whet your appetite for the brand new Tong Chong Street Market and spend Christmas eating all your favourite food in town, featuring 40 stalls selling meat, preserves, bakery and confectionery, organic fruits and vegetables, as well as signature dishes and cocktails – we spy 3/3rds, Boomshack, Common Ground, Grassroots Pantry, Teakha, The Woods, Pololi, Via Tokyo, and so much more!
979 King's Road, Quarry Bay
WHEN: 9th to 28th December
WHAT: It is not Christmas without some beautiful lights here in Hong Kong, but when you're at the TST pier watching the lights, don't forget to also catch the spectacular 3D light show. There'll be with exciting audiovisual effects on the iconic buildings of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the Clock Tower, and it's the perfect thing for families, couples and friends. Get there early and watch out for the crowd! (P.S. We recommend bringing your own bottle of vino...)
Open Piazza, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui
(852) 2508 1234
WHEN: 24th and 25th December
WHAT: Dada joins hands with MOViE MOViE (now TV ch.116) to present a FREE MOVIE - “Moomins on the Riviera” on Christmas Eve from 7pm to 9pm. There’ll also be French DJ LëKSs and resident band Groovy 6.1 to swing you up on Christmas night. If you're feeling loaded, their Christmas All-You-Can-Enjoy Package is only $288HKD per person for free flow drinks and canapes!
2/F, 39 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
WHEN: From now on till 1st January
WHAT: BVLGARI is bringing the Italian way of romance and passion to Statue Square in Central. Look forward to the Serpenti luminary centrepiece, starry Constellation of BVLGARI, glittering Christmas trees and motifs of the street of Condotti. You can also enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while taking instant photos to send greetings to your friends overseas. Don’t forget to pick up a packet of candies to celebrate an extraordinary Italian Christmas!
North Statue Square, Central