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Free Things To Do: Where To Take The Kids In February

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The best wallet-friendly events and activities in town!

February is kicking off with Chinese New Year which means school holidays for the kids and tons of free time, but don’t fret. We’ve got you covered with our round-up of the best lunar new year related happenings, dazzling displays, and places to take the whole family — all for free!

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free things to do february victoria park flower market

Flower Markets
Head to Victoria Park and Fa Hui Park for beautiful bouquets at these pop-up flower markets! Take photographs and pick your favourite blooms to decorate the house, just in time for the new year.

When: Now until Tuesday, 5 February, 12am onwards (until 6am on Wednesday, 6 February)
Where: 
Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong and Fa Hui Park, 101 Boundary Street, Prince Edward, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

LEGO®: Build Happiness Together at Cityplaza
Citiplaza has all kinds of LEGO-themed festive happenings this month. Visit the Lunar New Year Fair and explore stalls filled with fun trinkets, join brick-building workshops and even build your very own stop-motion LEGO® clip! Perfect for the little movie director in your life.

When: Now until Tuesday, 19 February, 12pm to 9pm
Where
: Atrium and Centre Bridge, 2/F, Cityplaza, 18 Tai Koo Shing Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
How much:
Free entry
Contact: 2568 8665

Mentos Lunar New Year Funfair at Tuen Mun Town Plaza
In collaboration with Mentos, Tuen Mun Town Plaza is bringing installations and games full of sweets, perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth (us included)! It features a Ferris wheel full of candy-shaped toys, a pig-shaped kid’s ride, mini slides and a coin pusher machine full of Mentos.

When: Now until Tuesday, 19 February, 1pm to 10pm
Where
: Tuen Mun Town Plaza, 1 Tuen Shun Street, Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry – some games require customers to spend a minimum amount of money at the mall

free things to do february fashion walk sesame street

New Year Fortune Walk on Sesame Street
Celebrate Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary by heading to “New Year Fortune Walk on Sesame Street” at Fashion Walk in Causeway Bay. Featuring Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, Abby Cadabby, Grover, and Oscar the Grouch, enjoy the largest Sesame Street-themed parade ever in Hong Kong. Enjoy the meet and greets, free calligraphy, a pop-up store and a pop-up cafe! Check out the full programme details here.

When: Now until Tuesday, 19 February
Where
: Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much:
Free entry

Peppa Pig at Olympian City
What better way to celebrate the Year of the Pig than with everyone’s favourite piggy – Peppa! Head to Olympian City for dazzling displays, a pop-up store and a lion dance (Friday, 15 February).

When: Now until Tuesday, 19 February, 12pm to 9pm; Lion Dance on Friday, 15 February, 12:30 to 1pm
Where
: Central Atrium, G/F, Olympian City 2, 18 Hoi Ting Road, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
How much:
Free entry

CNY Lantern Display (Glittering Peacocks in Full Bloom) at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza
It might be the Year of the Pig, but glittering peacocks will be making a special appearance in displays around the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza. According to Chinese tradition, the auspicious bird symbolises dignity and beauty. Gather the family and head to Tsim Sha Tsui to get in on some good fortune!

When: Now until to Thursday, 24 February, 6pm to 11pm
Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza, L5, Auditoria Building, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free admission
Contact: 2591 1340, [email protected]

free things to do february tai kwun family day

Family Day at Tai Kwun Contemporary
Head to Tai Kwun for a day of family tours and art workshops, suitable for kids aged 5 and above. Designed for a child accompanied by a parent/guardian, the Family Day will feature tours guiding you through artworks, performances, installations, videos, and workshops where participants can creating inspired artwork and structures. Activities are run on a first-come-first-served basis so make sure you register via [email protected] ASAP.

When: Sunday, 3 February, 11am to 5:30pm
Where: 
JC Contemporary/Prison Yard/A Hall Studio at Block 11, Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free – email [email protected] to register.

Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade
There’s no shortage of things to do over Chinese New Year, but the Cathay Pacific Parade has to be one of the 852’s most beloved events. Starting with an opening ceremony at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza, the first float and performing group will arrive at Canton Road around 8:30pm – get to Tsim Sha Tsui early and find somewhere along the parade route to be a part of this giant street party.

When: Tuesday, 5 February, 8pm to 9:45pm; the first float and performing group will arrive at Canton Road at 8:30pm, Haiphong Road at 8:50pm, and Nathan Road at 9pm.
Where: Starts at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong; continues on major roads in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
How much: Free viewing along the streets

Hong Kong Well-Wishing Festival
Get into the festive spirit and pay a visit to the Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees. Bring joss paper (or money to buy some there) to write your wishes on, tie them to a string and an orange, and toss it over the tree. If it successfully catches, it’ll remain hanging and all your dreams will come true! It’s a perfect little activity to do during the holidays.

When: Tuesday, 5 February to Sunday, 3 March, 8:45am to 6:30pm
Where: Lam Tsuen Wishing Square, Lam Tsuen, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
How much: Free admission – bring some spare cash for joss papers
Contact: 2638 8026, www.lamtsuen.com

Tong Chong Street Market

Tong Chong Street Market
If you haven’t had a chance to head to the Tong Chong Street Market yet, don’t fret! The food fair is still running until the end of the month. Its winter edition focuses on healthy eating, giving you a chance to browse the best in vegan items and plant-based diet picks. Head to Taikoo Place for its last month — with over 40 stalls, incredible street food, games and performances, this is an event for the whole family.

When: Sunday, February, 10 and 17, 11am to 5pm
Where: Tong Chong Street, Taikoo Place, Hong Kong
How Much: Free admission

Freespace Happening
The free outdoor music and arts event will return every second weekend of each month until March 2019. Rock up and enjoy music, dance and literature-themed activities, as well as exploring the handicraft markets and variety of creative courses. Ideal for the whole family, bring a picnic blanket and celebrate the first weekend of the Year of the Pig with an extravaganza of local Hong Kong musical talent. You can also prepare for Valentine’s Day by getting arty at the stone painting and Valentine bouquet binding workshops. Or if you’re feeling really inspired, you can even sign up to perform at the next event!

When: Sunday, 10 February
Where: West Kowloon Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How Much: Free admission, registration is required for some workshops

Lunar New Year Lantern Carnivals and Youth Nights 2019
Held at various locations across Hong Kong (including the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, North District Park, Tin Shui Wai Park and Ginza Square), this carnival features Chinese music, a dance performance from Hubei, acrobatics and folk craft demonstrations. We’re particularly excited about the exhibition on the craftsmanship of lantern making!

When: Saturday, 16 February to Tuesday, 19 February
Where: Various locations
How much: Free admission
Contact: 2591 1340, [email protected]

Featured Image courtesy of Getty, Image #1 courtesy of Kughwuelroma via Wikimedia Commons, Image #2 courtesy of Fashion Walk via Instagram, Image #3 courtesy of Tai Kwun via Facebook, Image #4 courtesy of Tong Chong Street Market

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