The winters may be gentle in Hong Kong, but the festive spirit here shines bright in the region. Heartstring-tugging, romance-inviting Christmas décor is just part and parcel of the whole holiday experience. Here are five dazzlingly Instagrammable spots that one should not miss in the coming weeks:
Hong Kong WinterFest – The Tallest Outdoor Christmas Tree in Town
This holiday season, an over-20-metre, gloriously lit Christmas tree sits centre stage at the romantic Christmas town in West Kowloon Cultural District harbour front, the heartland of Hong Kong Winterfest. Installed by the Hong Kong Tourism Board and featuring music and special twinkling lighting effects, the city’s tallest outdoor Christmas tree, paired with gorgeous panoramic views of the world-famous Victoria Harbour, makes for an ideal temptation for a smartphone camera. One should also visit Christmas Wonderland during the Christmas period, where Christmas-themed lodges await visitors to embark on a fantastic Christmas journey.
Date: November 25, 2022 – January 1, 2023
Venue: Harbourside Lawn West, West Kowloon Cultural District
Harbour City – A Shimmering Fantasy Fairyland
One of the largest shopping malls in town has turned into a “Unicorn Merry-Go-Round Paradise” this year, leading visitors to the land of fairy tales. Walking through the Ocean Terminal Forecourt, visitors will be surrounded by a myriad of sparkling Christmas trees, both earth-bound and sky-high. Also, not to be missed is the Unicorn Merry-Go-Round Palace, featuring hundreds of glamourous star-like lights hanging from the ceiling: the best photo spots for your Instagram post!
Date: November 17, 2022 – January 2, 2023
Venue: Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Lee Tung Avenue – Asia’s Largest Disco Ball Decoration
It’s all about the glitz and glam this festive season at Lee Tung Avenue. Asia’s biggest disco ball, at 7 metres tall and covered in over 2,000 mirror pieces, hovers over the Avenue’s tree-lined walkway, while golden hits from the 70s and 80s blast through the air.
On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day, LTA will Let It Snow, by featuring snow “effects” when the skies turn dark. Put on your sparkiest disco outfit on Christmas Day to join the Christmas Night Fever, complete with dance performances and live DJ entertainment.
Date: November 18, 2022 – January 2, 2023
Venue: Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai
Landmark – Oversized Gingerbread Bakery Adventure
With the activation of the charitably scrumptious Mrs Claus Bakery at Landmark’s lofty, high-ceilinged atrium, the spirit of giving is at an all-time high at the shopping complex this merry season. While a giant gingerbread house, floating aircraft and hot-air balloon, together with cutesy animal friends marking the Bakery premises, there is no shortage of picture-perfect moments on site. Save some film roll for Mrs Claus and her trusty sidekick, Gingerbread Man!
Date: November 24, 2022–January 2 ,2023
Venue: Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central
Tai Kwun – Modern Light Show x Historical Landmark
The revitalised heritage compound in Central will be spiced up with festive celebrations this December. The romantic Christmas sights and sounds will fill the air in Tai Kwun, with a grand Christmas tree sitting on Parade Ground. To top it all off, a dazzling light show will also take place in the evenings. An array of joyous surprises awaits, including fun-filled circus performances and melodious music performances, promising you a modern Christmas time in one of Hong Kong’s most historic landmarks.
Date: December 1, 2022
Venue: Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong