Start the new year off by taking the kids out for some art inspiration, weekend markets, and other fun activities!
New year, new plans and new activities! With our picks this month, you’ll find yourself already ticking off a few items on that new year’s resolution, whether it be picking up a new skill or spending more time with the kids. Looking for some visual inspiration? Check out Breakthrough 2020, an art exhibition featuring visually stunning works that seek to breakthrough last year’s hardships for a better new year. Spanish cartoonist and illustrator Joan Cornellà is also back for another inspiring and fun contemporary art showcase. If you’re more into taking pictures and cute figures, head over to BT21 MEETS Citywalk LOVE in Winter Town to take a snap with the little ones and a 5-metre giant robot. For those looking for some retail therapy, the Treasure Island Winter Weekend Market offers unique goodies from local talents and will keep you and the kids busy for the afternoon. Down for some unwinding and pampering? Check out K11 MUSEA’s parent-child body care workshop for a personalised body wash for the family.
Editor’s Note: The situation in Hong Kong regarding closures and restrictions on opening hours due to the coronavirus is constantly evolving, so please call to check for any changes. Many businesses are taking extra precautions, but please make sure you follow the latest government advice and stay home if you have recently travelled overseas, have interacted with anyone who has been away, or display any symptoms.
2020 has been wild and unpredictable, to say the least. After a year of face masks and social distancing, it is finally time to welcome a bright new year. This January, join seven highly respected artists as they look back at 2020, reinvent their works and welcome what is to come in 2021. Featuring works created during the pandemic, the exhibition is all about showcasing the fragility but also the resilience of humans during times of challenge. Apart from art appreciation, this exhibition is also great for starting reflective and goal-setting conversations with the little ones for 2021.
When: 10am to 7pm (Monday to Friday), 12pm to 6pm (Saturday), by appointment only (Sunday and Public Holidays), from Thursday, 31 December 2020 to Wednesday, 10 March 2021
Where: Room 2101-06, Mega Trade Centre, 1 Mei Wan Street, Tsuen Wan, New Territories, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry
Contact: [email protected], www.msctq.com
Here’s one for our mini artists! Featuring life-size panels and sculptures, Joan Cornellà is back and ready to host his biggest exhibition ever in Hong Kong. With simplistic yet striking visuals, Cornellà’s works are known to be visually cheerful but conceptually satirical. The little ones will greatly enjoy the colour palette and cute images, while teens and mamas will find the exhibition to be as stimulating, entertaining and humorous. Although it might be difficult to squeeze into that waitlist, you can definitely check out the virtual gallery for free!
When: By appointment only, from Monday, 4 January to Friday, 29 January 2021
Where: Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery, 5/F, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry
Contact: [email protected], www.sothebys.com/en
Perfect for mamas who don’t have anything specific in mind and little ones who are into Korean pop music, Citywalk’s latest event offers adorable plushies, giant robots, and other fun surprises from the BT21 collection! If you’re not too familiar with the collection, BT21 is a LINE FRIENDS collection in collaboration with BTS, an internationally well-known Korean-pop boy band. Although some of the interactive events are now closed due to government regulations, you can still check out the outdoor decorations. Specifically, be sure to snap a picture with the kids at the 5-metre giant guardian robot VAN. General entry is free, but entry to some other events may only be redeemed through the mall’s membership programme, so don’t forget to check the event details and availability before heading out! Click here to learn more!
When: 10am to 10pm, available until Sunday, 3 January 2021
Where: Citywalk, 1 & 18 Yeung Uk Road, Tsuen Wan, New Territories, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry, except for members-only events
Contact: [email protected], www.citywalk.com.hk/en
Even though 2021 has just started, it’s never too early to treat yourself (and the kids) to an afternoon retail therapy session. While last year’s Christmas might’ve been unavoidably not as eventful (given the social distancing measures), Treasure Island Beach Club has rescheduled its Christmas Market and is returning with loads of fun stuff this month! Featuring talented local artisans, designers and producers, the Treasure Island Winter Weekend Market is perfect for those looking to spend the weekend at the scenic Lantau Island. If you plan to head over on Saturday, don’t forget to also stop by the Christmas Charity Beach Ball, which has also been rescheduled to 30 January!
When: 11am to 5pm, from Saturday, 30 January to Sunday, 31 January 2021
Where: Treasure Island Beach Club, Pui O Beach, Lantau Island, Outlying Islands, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!
Contact: [email protected], www.treasureislandhk.com
This winter has been rather cold (where is central heating when we need it?) and it’s important for us and the little ones to properly hydrate and take care of our skin. So if you’re looking for a healthy solution to dry winter skin, K11 MUSEA’s latest body care workshop might just be the one for you. Apart from creating your very own customised body wash and body lotion, you’ll also get to learn about the benefits of using natural ingredients. Upon completing the workshop, you’ll also receive a body care package from Neal’s Yard Remedies!
When: 11am to 12:30pm, Saturday, 30 January 2021
Where: K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $700 per guest
Contact: [email protected], www.k11musea.com