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For Your Diary: The Nutcracker, Sassy Mama’s Guide to Hanukkah, Artful Kids Christmas Cards Session, The 11th Classics for Kids Christmas Concert, Island East Markets & The Psychology of Technology Lecture

It’s a busy (ok, insane) time of year and we’ve got loads going on – here’s a look: First up, what’s the holiday season without The Nutcracker, right??  The classic tale hits the HK Ballet’s stage starting this Friday so grab your tix fast.  And if you’re feeling lucky, we have THREE family packs of four tickets to the Sunday 16th Dec night performance to give away!  

For those celebrating Hanukkah, here’s the lowdown on all the goings-on during the Festival of Light. On Sunday we’re popping by the East Island Market in the morning to pick up some tasty treats (perfect for hostess gifts), before hitting up the seriously fun and interactive 11th Classics For Kids Christmas Concert. And speaking of kids, we’ve just registered them for a fun holiday card workshop with Artful Kids next week – which includes healthy snacks for them... and vino for usAnd finally, if you have an iPad obsessed kiddo before you break for the holidays be sure to sign up for the January talk and Q&A with the renowned Dr Larry Rosen on the impact of technology on the brain that will look at what parents can do to make sure little minds don’t get overloaded.
The Nutcracker
What: HK Ballet presents The Nutcracker
When: 14 – 26 December
Why Go: This year, Hong Kong Ballet has brought Australian choreographer Terence Kohler on board to rework this much-loved production and give it a new lease of life. The revived show promises to be stunning, with elaborate handmade sets inspired by colonial-era Hong Kong, the classic Tchaikovsky score performed by the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, and of course oodles of gorgeous costumes to swoon over. Psst: We’ve got three family pack of four tickets for the Sunday 16th December 7.30pm performance of The Nutcracker and we’re sharing them with you! …more

Happy Hanukkah
What: Sassy Mama’s Guide to Hanukkah
When: 8 December
Why Go: From the 8th to 16th December 2012, Jewish communities worldwide, including here in the ‘Kong, will celebrate Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. There’s plenty going on to mark this important holiday. …more


Classical Music for the Kiddos
What: The 11th Classics for Kids Christmas Concert
When: 9 & 16 December
Why Go: You won’t hear any complaints about classical music being boring after a visit to this concert! Expect lots of fun and surprises. …more


HK’s Farmers Market
What: Island East Markets
When: 16 December
Why Go: Over 40 different stalls selling a variety of produce and handcrafted goods, from local organic farmers, designers and craftspeople. …more



Santa’s Creative Workshop
What: Artful Kids Christmas Cards Session
When: 18 December
Why Go: Get ready to spread some Christmas cheer… Bring your kiddos to Artful’s Christmas Card Making Session. They’ll have fun using all their creative skills to make, stick, print and paint their own Christmassy cards. …more


Q&A with Dr Rosen
What: Public Lecture on the “Psychology of Technology”
When: 28 January 2013
Why Go: A public lecture and Q&A session with world renowned expert Dr Larry Rosen on the impact of technology on the brain. If there is one event this year your family should not miss it is this one! …more

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