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Weekender: Fangs, Snowmen + Christmas Shopping in LKF!

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Eeeek! Believe it or not, it’s only two weeks until the big day itself! There’s still so much us mamas need to get done before Christmas Day… but there’s even more fun stuff to keep us all busy this week too!

Get your fangs out!
One for all your Twilight-mad teens… or any mamas with a raging Robert Pattinson crush! Breaking Dawn: Part 1, the latest film in the Twilight series, isn’t officially released in Hong Kong until 22 December – but you can beat the crowds and be the first to see it with this super-exclusive premiere screening, with all proceeds going to Film Aid Asia. Being a Twi-hard never felt so good!

Where: AMC Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
When: 14 December, 9.30pm
How much: $500

Walking in the air… 
A great festive show for littlies, The Snowman & The Bear is a magical retelling of Raymond Briggs’ heart-warming Christmas stories, through live music, animation and on-stage narration. Telling the classic tales of a snowman coming to life and taking a boy on an enchanting Christmas journey, or a young girl befriending a mischievous polar bear, we can promise you one thing – there probably won’t be a dry eye in the house! Altogether now – ‘We’re walking in the airrrrrrrr…’

Where: Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall, Central; Tsuen Wan Town Hall Auditorium, 72 Tai Ho Road, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
When: 10 December, 2.30pm & 5pm; 11 December, 2.30pm
How much: $150, $250, $350,, 2111 5999

He’s behind you! 
Cross-dressing, cheesy jokes and audience interaction galore, Robin Hood is this year’s ever-popular panto from the fabulous Hong Kong Players. Ohhhhhhh no, it isn’t!!! Oh yes it is!!! And if you’ve not got a clue why we’ve just said that, get down to the HK Arts Centre pronto to discover the joys of Christmas family entertainment at its most fun!

Where: Shouson Theatre, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
When: 9 December, 7.30pm; 10 December, 2.30pm & 7.30pm; 11 December, 11am
How much: $250-330

Get reading 
Another fantastic kid-friendly event from Bookazine, this time at the grand opening party for their brand spanking new Harbour City store. First up, there’s a talk and book signing by Cindy Miller Stephens, author of Sassy Mama must-have guide, Hong Kong For Kids; then there’s a story-telling session and colouring competition by Joanna O’ Callaghan and illustrator Ralph Kiggel, the folk behind children’s story-book My Hong Kong. There will also be complimentary drinks and fruit bouquets to nibble on, plus a free goodie bag with every purchase!

Shop OTG02, G/F Kids Zone, Ocean Terminal, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
When: 10 December, 1pm
How much: Free; RSVP to [email protected]

More Christmas shopping! 
Yet another wonderful Christmas shopping opportunity… as if we needed further incentives to shop! A Christmas Fair In Lan Kwai Fong has been organised by Nude Is Rude founder and designer, Marisa Zeman, who has hand-picked over 25 exclusive brands for the event, including mama-friendly fashion labels and children’s clothes and accessories, with 10% of all profits donated to the charity A Mother’s Choice. Apart from the casual chic of Nude Is Rude itself, there will be beautiful jewellery from Hillary Schwartz and niin, luxurious cashmere from Sonya Madden and Nuan Cashmere, custom-made leather gloves by Cabretta Couture, Copa Cabana lotions and potions and Nest and Marleen Molenaar childrenswear… plus much more! Bring your shopping totes, ladies!

Where: Indochine, 4/F, The Plaza, 21 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
When: 10 December, 11am-7pm
How much: Free! 10% of all profits to A Mother’s Choice charity; guests are invited to bring a wrapped gift to put under the tree for the children of A Mother’s Choice, who will also be there!

P.S Don’t forget to check out our fab Christmas guides, for all the latest festive fairs, events, shows and shops, plus the last few chances to enter our 12 Days Of Christmas competition!

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