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The Best Family-Friendly Christmas Events In Hong Kong

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Holiday fun for the whole family.

Christmas is here, and we’re more than ready for all the merriment. From tree lighting ceremonies to live performances, winter markets and storytelling sessions, there’s so much to catch around Hong Kong – after all, ‘tis the season for festivities galore!

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Lee Gardens’ All of My World
This Christmas, Lee Gardens is recreating whimsical and happy moments from Jimmy Liao’s classic children’s picture books. Check out the exhibition of Jimmy’s famous works (Hysan), grab some inspired snacks at the pop-up café (Hysan), and check out the Christmas Cottage for some limited-edition merchandise (Lee Garden One). As expected, there will be all sorts of Christmas happenings, and photo opportunities with Santa are also available (Hysan, Lee Garden One, Lee Garden Two) – full schedule and more details here.

When: From now until Sunday, 30 December 2018
Where: Hysan Place (G/F, 1/F); Lee Garden One (G/F, 2/F); Lee Garden Two (G/F, 2/F) – all located around Hysan Avenue, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Lee Tung Avenue x Regent Street’s The Spirit of Christmas
In collaboration with The Crown Estate, Lee Tung Avenue is bringing Regent Street’s Spirit of Christmas to Hong Kong! Following the street-lighting show in London, Lee Tung Avenue will have a switch-on ceremony of its own. There will also be charity sales, workshops, a special Christmas parade (Monday, 24 and Tuesday, 25 December) and, of course, lots of festive food!.

When: From now until Monday, 31 December 2018, 8am to 11pm
Where: Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Discovery Bay’s Let it Glow Christmas Special
This Christmas, Discovery Bay will be host to all sorts of festive attractions, including Insta-worthy displays all over the D’Deck and North Plaza, and a Bizircus x DB Christmas Acrobatic Parade Party (Sunday, 23 December to Wednesday, 26 December, 6pm to 8pm). There’s also winter redemption offers and special seasonal menus – you can find out more here.

When: From now until Tuesday, 1 January 2019, 10am to 11pm (extended to 12am from Sunday, 23 December to Wednesday, 26 December)
Where: Discovery Bay Pier, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong

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Pacific Place’s Where Christmas Comes to Life
Santa and his elves have arrived and are warming up in the halls of Pacific Place. Kids will enjoy captivating storytelling sessions, creating unique holiday gifts at the elves’ workshop, or just taking in the merry sounds and displays of Christmas as you roam the mall. Private meetings to greet Santa are available to book.

When: From now until Tuesday, 1 January 2019
Where: Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Disneyland’s A Disney Christmas
Celebrate the holidays with Mickey and Friends. Hong Kong Disneyland is hosting a variety of festivities, including a tree lighting ceremony, a Christmastime ball, a wintertime market and, of course, meet and greets with all your little’s one favourite Disney characters!

When: From now until Tuesday, 1 January 2019
Where: Hong Kong Disneyland, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
How Much: Various prices and offers – details on tickets here.

Hong Kong Ballet’s The Nutcracker
Back for another festive season, the Hong Kong Ballet will be taking to the stage of the Grand Theatre for a magical performance of The Nutcracker. Perfect for the whole family, audiences of all ages will be thrilled by this classic Christmas story which sees the Sugar Plum Fairy, Mouse King and Nutcracker Prince come to life.

When: Friday, 14 to Sunday, 16; Wednesday, 19 to Sunday, 23; Tuesday, 25 and Wednesday, 26 December, 7:30pm; Saturday, 15 and Sunday, 16; Saturday, 22 and Sunday, 23; Tuesday, 25 and Wednesday, 26 December, 2:30pm
Where: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How Much: Ticket prices range between $180 and $680 – get yours here.

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Ocean Park’s Christmas Sensation 2018
This year, Ocean Park is collaborating with our hometown’s iconic cartoon character McDull for the very first time. Both brands are ‘made in Hong Kong’, so it makes sense that this Christmas special will feature all sorts of 852 themed festivities. Catch the “Fishball On The Run” music theatre show, meet and take selfies with McDull and McMug in Old Hong Kong, and snap an Instagram to create your own unique decoration for the Sparkling Interactive Christmas Tree!

When: Saturday, 15 December 2018 to Tuesday, 1 January 2019
Where: Ocean Park, Aberdeen/Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
How Much: Various prices and offers – details on tickets here.

InterContinental Hong Kong’s Children’s Gingerbread House Decorating Class
This festive season, InterContinental is hosting decorating classes especially for your children, suitable for ages 5 to 11 years old. Kids can learn to decorate their very own gingerbread house (led by Executive Pastry Chef Christian Gonthier), listen to a storytelling session from “The Nutcracker”, and enjoy hot chocolate (there’s plenty for parents too). There’ll also be a visit by Santa Claus! 

When: Saturday, 22 December 2018, 10am to 12:30pm
Where: THE STEAK HOUSE winebar + grill, Lower Level InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How Much: $380 per child (5-11 years old)

City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong’s The Snowman & The Bear
Ring in the holidays with The Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra’s showing of two classic children’s animated specials, “The Snowman” and “The Bear”. Based on the Raymond Briggs picture books and featuring musical scores composed by Howard Blake, experience them on the big screen and enjoy live orchestral accompaniment, storytelling, and singing. Suitable for children aged 3 and above.

When: Sunday, 23 December 2018, 4:30pm and 7:30pm
Where: Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium, 1 Yuen Wo Road, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong
How Much: $150, $220, $300, $400; discounts available – get your tickets here.

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The Hong Kong Philharmonic Society’s A Harry Little Christmas
Hong Kong fave Harry Wong (aka Harry Gor Gor) is teaming up with conductor, pianist, and chamber musician Lio Kuok-man to bring Christmas cheer and festive fun! Join The Hong Kong Philharmonic Society for this holiday sing-along, suitable for children aged 3 and above.

When: Sunday, 23 December 2018, 3pm and 8pm; Monday, 24 December 2018, 8pm
Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall, Auditoria Building (L5), 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How Much: $220, $280, $380, $420; discounts available – get your tickets here.

Featured Image courtesy of Getty, Image #1 courtesy of Lee Gardens, Image #2 courtesy of Pacific Place, Image #3 courtesy of Ocean Park via Instagram, Image #4 courtesy of The Hong Kong Philharmonic Society

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