Ringing in Christmas & New Year in Hong Kong

One of a kind celebration of Festive Season at Hong Kong WinterFest
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Ringing in Christmas & New Year in Hong Kong

HKTB has special plans to celebrate the festive season in style and laughter

As the Festive Season approaches, Hong Kong Tourism Board has mounted special celebrations in the territory as part of Hong Kong WinterFest that will last until the New Year.
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Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has made special plans to celebrate the festive season and ring in Christmas and the New Year in style and laughter. The HKTB has  mounted two special presents for locals and visitors this winter, including Hong Kong WinterFest that will run until 1 January 2023.

According to a press statement, set in a romantic European-style Christmas town on the waterfront, the annual campaign will present a must-visit Christmas photo spot, with a splendid Christmas tree measuring more than six storeys against the backdrop of the ever-mesmerising Victoria Harbour. On New Year’s Eve, Victoria Harbour will become the stage for the signature “Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations”. Infused with a citywide festive atmosphere, Hong Kong will be one of the best Asian cities to spend Christmas and usher in the New Year, says the statement.

“Every winter, Hong Kong is filled with Christmas and New Year happenings. Impressive sparkling decorations can be seen all around town, creating a festive atmosphere that draws visitors to the city. One of the most popular activities during this time is the HKTB’s ‘Hong Kong WinterFest’. This year, we are expanding the campaign scale and installing the city’s tallest outdoor Christmas tree in front of the beautiful Victoria Harbour to create a unique photo backdrop. Together with the season-limited Christmas Wonderland, which features eight thematic lodge, the location will transform into a unique photo checkpoint with a diverse array of programmes to showcase the vibrancy of Christmas and New Year celebrations in Hong Kong to travellers worldwide,” says HKTB Executive Director Dane Cheng.

The major attractions during the festivities include Hong Kong’s tallest outdoor Christmas tree, which on the harbour-front makes for an ideal photo backdrop. The statement adds that ss the star of the event, the coastal European -style Christmas Town will welcome locals and visitors in the Art Park of West Kowloon Cultural District.

Inside, one will easily spot the tallest outdoor Christmas tree in the city, which measures more than 20 metres or over six storeys in height, accompanied by music and special twinkling lighting effect to complement the panoramic views of Victoria Harbour. Be it day or night, the scene is breath-taking and perfect for photos. The giant Christmas tree will also be joined by numerous smaller Christmas trees and ornaments like reindeers and vintage-style lampposts. With the lights on, the Christmas Town takes on a dreamy, romantic atmosphere in the evening.

Another key attraction for the visitors is a specially-created Christmas Wonderland on the other end of the Art Park of West Kowloon Cultural District during the Christmas period from December 23-27. Locals and visitors alike, whether with their families, friends or loved ones, can walk into eight Christmas-themed lodges including a snow-clad kingdom, an enchanting candy house and a colourful childhood home and embark on a fantastic Christmas journey. West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) is the venue partner of Hong Kong Winterfest this year, says the statement.

The statement says that An excellent way to celebrate Christmas is to make a special present for the loved ones. During the Christmas period, the HKTB will line up spectacular performances and a series of DIY workshops, so that locals and visitors can make a unique Christmas present. They can then send the specially designed WhatsApp Stickers, Instagram GIF stickers and Instagram filters to their friends and families.

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