From bedtime stories with Santa to comic book superheroes, here are five events for you and the kids this month.
As always, Christmas means school holidays, which also means spending more time with the kids (our advice: it’s never too early to start saving up some extra energy!). This month, LANDMARK is hosting its Christmas Market to get you into the festive spirit. If you’re looking head to a family-friendly winter wonderland for the day (or two), head over to Hong Kong Disneyland for very A Disney Christmas – and check out the new reimagined castle. If your teens are into superheroes, make sure you mark the calendar for The Dawn Of Super Heroes Exhibition, which features some of our favourite superheroes from the DC comic universe. And after a long day of adventures, spend the evening with Bedtime Stories With Santa for some Christmas stories while you and the little ones share a cup of hot cocoa.
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Treat your family to a little bit of culture in the lead up to the festive season. Coming to the Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium this December full of classical music, animated storytelling and an opulent eighteenth-century style costume set is Magnificent Mozart by the City Chamber Orchestra Hong Kong. During the 70-minute performance (no intermission), you’ll be drawn into the fascinating historic world highlighting Mozart’s extraordinary achievements and quirky sense of humour, all set to his exhilarating music. The programme includes Mozart’s first compositions, serenades for frivolous parties and the sensational Queen of the Night aria. This is set to be so much more than a simple night at the orchestra! There’s never been a better time to inspire your mini-Mozarts than while introducing them to the works of the master himself.
When: 2pm and 4:30pm, Sunday, 20 December, 2020
Where: Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium, 1 Yuen Wo Road, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong
How much: $250 to $450
Contact: City Chamber Orchestra Hong Kong for more details.
If you’re a fan of a traditional cinnamon-scented, yule-spirited Christmas, don’t miss LANDMARK’s Christmas market. Inspired by the streets of Europe, the market is adorned with Christmas trees, old-fashioned street lamps and other festive decor, and features booths from the likes of Cookie DPT, Polo by Ralph Lauren, Mandarin Oriental, Charbonnel et Walker and more. Whether you’re looking for seasonal scents (chocolate chip cookie-scented candles anyone?) or adorable Christmas ornaments for your tree, there’s definitely something for everyone here. If you’re a fan of all things based and sweet, be sure to stop by LMO Freshly Baked by Richard Ekkebus.
When: 11am to 8pm, Monday, 2 November to Thursday, 31 December
Where: Shop 308 & 312-314, 3/F, LANDMARK Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!
Contact: 2500 0555, [email protected], www.landmark.hk
When it comes to magical memories and fun experiences, nothing beats a trip to Disney. This December, the park’s events are especially exciting as it celebrates its 15th Anniversary and Christmas! After years of renovating its signature castle, Disneyland is finally back with a reimagined castle featuring stories of everyone’s favourite Disney princesses. Upon stepping into the castle, you and the little ones might even get a chance to meet the princesses and take some selfies! If you’re looking to learn more about the grand castle transformation, be sure to check out the Building a Dream: The Magic Behind a Disney Castle exhibition, which features interactive games, beautiful artworks, and more. For families wanting a more immersive experience, don’t forget to sign up for the Glimpse Into The Magic tour to venture through the castle.
When: Saturday, 21 November 2020, to Sunday, 3 January 2021
Where: Hong Kong Disneyland, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
How much: General admission starts at $639, Children admission (ages 3 to 11) starts at $475
Contact: 3550 3388, www.hongkong disneyland.com
Calling all Superhero fans! Featuring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Joker, the exhibition is here to offer an unforgettable experience for those who are fans of the DC comic universe. With 1:1 character costumes, movie props and comic manuscripts, participants will get to witness the making of legendary Superhero comics and movies. For those looking for a more immersive experience, don’t forget to check out the Hong Kong-exclusive interactive game zone, where you can be a part of the comics through 3D technology. Click here to get your tickets!
When: 10:30am to 8:30pm (Monday to Friday), 10:30am to 9:30pm (Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays), available from Thursday, 3 December 2020
Where: PORTAL 6311, 1/F, FTLife Tower, 18 Sheung Yuet Road, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: General admission starts at $175, Special admission (children, students, seniors) starts at $145
Contact: [email protected], www.portals.com.hk
Renowned to be the best storyteller throughout the entire North Pole, the main man is coming to town with a few stories up his sleeve! This time, Santa will be telling stories from his Secret Kingdom while the little ones can listen from the comfort of their own home. The online event comes in two sessions each week. The first session (6pm to 6:30pm) will be catered towards kids aged 3 to 6 years, while the second (6:30pm to 7pm) will be perfect for those kids aged 7 to 10 years. Click here to grab your ticket now!
When: 6pm to 7pm, Friday, 4 December to Friday, 18 December
How much: $200 per story, $450 for three stories, $600 for six stories