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Chinese New Year Holiday Workshops + Classes In Hong Kong

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Staying in Hong Kong for Chinese New Year?  Need a little something for the kids to do? Here’s a look at some of the top holiday classes and workshops going on.

ABC Chinese New Year Youth Sailing Programme

January 21-29
Aberdeen Boat Club

If you’re looking to get some time on the water, the Aberdeen Boat Club is opening its docks this Chinese New Year. For sailors of all levels, (hint: be sure to check certification requirements). Check them out here.

January 26 – February 1
Various places, click here to see details.
Science Adventures
An exciting “hands-on” course, kids will get to learn about topics such as the Pharaoh’s Treasure,  Ice Cream Caper, and Gizmo Gadgets & Goop.
Stormy Chefs
What’s Chinese New Year without some Lucky Dumplings? Kids will get to make a full course meal featuring Hoisin Quack Wraps, Golden Spring Rolls and more!
The Chess Academy
Calling all budding strategians and mathematicians, don’t let Chinese New Year go by without polishing your chess skills!
Full details on all these courses here.

January 26-27
Central and Taikoo Shing (here for details on address)
CreativeKids’ Chinese New Year workshops are all about Chinese traditional symbols such as the Dragon and Sacred Lilies. This will be a chance for kids ages 3.5-11.5 to work with fellow young ones and get some creative juices flowing! Workshops are separated by age group. See here for full details.

Dragon Year Workshops with Anastassia’s Art House
January 26-28
Various locations. Click here for details.
Award-winning Anastassia’s Art House is hosting workshops for both the little ones and parents this Chinese New Year. Make everything from Dragon Lanterns to Dragon Puppets! Check out full options at the Anastassia’s Art House Facebook page.

Elephant Community Press
January 26-28
Elephant Community Press offers comprehensive writing workshops for kids – and we mean the whole deal – from brain storming to drafting to publication. A great chance for young writers to see what they can really do with words! Contact or 3487-3154 for more details.

Faust International Play in a Day
January 27, 10am-5:30pm
The Faust Black Box, Sheung Wan
Is your little one up for a theatrical challenge? Faust’s Play in a Day aims to produce Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island” in just seven hours! For ages 8-12, participants should bring along lunch and invite two guests to watch the final production at 5pm. For the drama-queens and kings out there, this will be a fabulous day of theatre fun. The sooner you register the better, as cut-off is on January 19.  Get full details here.

January 20-31 – For specific workshop/program details click here.
1B Southern Pearl Court 151 Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley
Calling all creative little ones iCamp is hosting several Chinese New Year workshops and programs. You’ll get to make your own dragon dance or Dragon-Lettuce-Hunting Video Game! And did we mention? Parents are welcome to join (selected sessions)! Here are the various workshops in detail.

Kid’s Gallery
Various times spanning from January 19 to February 2
Did you know that tangerine trees are one of the luckiest symbols during Chinese New Year? Have you heard of the Fong family? Ever wondered how to make a Chinese Scroll, or wanted to learn how too paint beautiful Chinese watercolor paintings? Kid’s Gallery is offering courses on all these Chinese traditions and more. Click here for workshop location and time details.

Little Picasso
January 25-27
Studio 10 , 21st Floor, Oceanic Industrial Centre, 2 Lee Lok Street, Ap Lei Chau
Little Picasso wishes you Kung Hei Fat Choi! To celebrate, the studio will be holding workshops to make Dragon masks and sculptures. Dragons are considered extremely powerful and lucky in Chinese culture and your little one will look oh-so-grand with a dragon mask! If your little one can’t make all three days, no worries – show up for one or two workshops and make his or her very own Chinese Zodiac gift cards!

Contact or 9523-2827 to register.

YMCA Lunar New Year Camp 2012
January 26-31; details below
AIS English Jungle Adventure Camp (ages 5-8)
January 30-31 8:30am-4:30pm
Australian International School, No. 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Tsa Tsui, Kowloon
If your little one is looking for some outdoor fun, this might be just the thing. Play field games, mini soccer games or basketball with other sporty little ones, and brush up on English when taking a break off the field!
YMCA Multi-Sports Camp (ages 7-10)
January 26-27 8:30am-4:30pm
YMCA of Hong Kong, No. 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Tsa Tsui, Kowloon
Chinese New Year means lots of songs and lion-dancing,  and that’s exactly what this particular sports camp offers. There will also be soccer, basketball and dodgeball fun.
Festival Walk Glacier Ice-Skating Camp (ages 7-12)
January 30-31 8:30am-4:30pm
FestivalWalk Glacier – No. 21, Level UG, FestivalWalk, No 80Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
Does your young one love figure-eights and spins on ice? If so, you’re in luck. At this camp, your young one can simply try out the ice, or polish up those spins.
Go Girls Day Camp (ages 8-10)
January 26-27 8:30am-4:30pm
YMCA of Hong Kong – No 41 Salisbury Road,Tsim ShaTsui, Kowloon
A day of fun for girls! Cook up a Chinese New Year storm and make dragons and other traditional Chinese symbols – the family will be pleasantly surprised with a very traditional Chinese New Year!
Magic vs Science Day Camp (ages 6-8)
January 30-31 8:30am-4:30pm
YMCA of Hong Kong – No 41 Salisbury Road,Tsim ShaTsui, Kowloon
For all the curious ones out there wondering about the magic of the universe – and this workshop will show little ones how to bring a little magic to the Chinese New Year festivities!
For enquiries or enrollment, call 2268-7090. Click here for detailed information on all workshops.

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