Christmas events in Hong Kong for 2020 are a go, and we'll be updating our list as new events come to hand
As soon as you’ve bought your Christmas tree, filled it with Christmas decorations and popped on the best Christmas songs, you’ll be starting to feel a little more in the Christmas spirit. While this year has meant that things will be looking a little different than years gone by, there are still a number of Christmas events in Hong Kong for 2020, and we will be updating this story regularly so that you and your family can plan where to celebrate.
Christmas events in Hong Kong for 2020
1. Harbour City: Christmas Every Day
Celebrate Christmas at Harbour City with three major highlights this year. Take stunning photos at Beary Christmas Shop with the three-metre-tall Christmas bear and giant Christmas trees. It is a perfect place to shop some plush toys with over thirty types of themed teddy bears to choose from. You can also customise cute clothing for your teddy bear where the fee gets donated to Hong Kong Blood Cancer Donation. Make sure to check out the Christmas Lighting Garden where you can enjoy beautiful LED lights and music shows.
Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
2. Group Zoom Call with Santa
Wanna peek into the secret life of Santa Claus? Now is your chance to schedule a video call with Santa and your family! Only available for good kids in Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore, the video call allows toddlers to engage in fun conversations with Santa, sharing their Christmas wishes, celebration ideas and New Year’s resolutions. Santa will also be sharing everything he knows about the North Pole and his lovely reindeer. Save your spot now!
Sign up for Group Zoom Call with Santa
3. Landmark: Christmas Market
Want a luxurious Christmas shopping experience to end 2020? Landmark’s Christmas Market is the place to be. With cinnamon fragrance and fairy lights, the market hosts a variety of pop-ups of our fave brands. Chocolates from Charbonnel et Walker, ornaments from Indigo Living, dog toys from Bark Mall, cookies from Cookie Department… To spice up your home Christmas dinner, shop luxurious caviar from Reign Abalone House and oven-fresh Canalés from LMO Freshly Baked by Richard Ekkebus. If you fancy some booze, don’t miss out on a visit to Dr. Fern’s, Sake Central and The Whiskey Library.
Christmas Market at Landmark, 3/F, Landmark- Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
4. Hong Kong Ballet: The Nutcracker
Spice up the festive season and watch the world-famous holiday ballet The Nutcracker. Taking place from 17 to 27 December, the performance involves respected professionals such as conductor Yip Wing-sie, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Terence Kohler. For those wanting to immerse themselves in Tchaikovsky’s timeless piece, this is absolutely a perfect Christmas event.
Check out the details on Hong Kong Ballet’s website
5. K11 Art Mall: Gifts, workshops and markets
Whether you are looking for a DIY gift for yourself or your loved ones, the array of events happening at K11 Art Mall has got you covered. Grab Christmas exclusive gifts from vendors such as Venchi, Paul & Joe, L’Occitane and Crudo. In the mood to craft your own Pinecone candle holder or Christmas wreath? Sign up for a fun workshop to make a one-of-a-kind holiday gift. The Christmas Weekend Market that takes place on all Saturdays and Sundays in December is a must-check out for those wanting to find handcrafted presents.
K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
6. The Langham: Candyland Staycation, Christmas Market, performances and Advent Calendar
Available from 1 December to 7 January, the Design The Candyland of Your Dreams staycation ($1288) includes a night stay in a Superior Room, themed decorations, complimentary festive mini bar, breakfast and $1,100 of In-room set dinner for two. The Christmas Market is held on weekends (12pm-8pm) from 2 to 27 December, where guests can shop local crafts and charity tote bags to help Heep Hong Society.
The Langham, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2375 1133
7. Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra: Christmas Fantasia
Handel’s Messiah, Gounod’s Ave Maria, Joe Hisaishi’s My Neighbour Totoro… Be surrounded by music performed by The Hong Kong Children’s Choir, Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus and HK Phil. Apollo Wong, the passionate and award-winning conductor, will be leading Christmas Fantasia for this year, delivering the warmest greetings to everyone on behalf of HK Phil.
Check out the details of Christmas Fantasia on HK Phil’s website
8. The Murray: Staycation, Christmas Market, spa
From 1 to 23 December, join The Murray for a Murray Merry December (from $2800) with breakfast for two, festive afternoon tea for two with a bottle of Prosecco, free overnight parking, and evening canapés and beverages at Murray Lane. The ten-day-only Murray Christmas Market (17 to 26 December) is another highlight, loaded with treats and delights ranging from skin care to pet supplies and homeware to pantry items. In addition, the 90-minute Holiday Pamper treatment ($1750) at The Murray allows guests to sit back in a hot stone massage, followed by full body detox and a head massage.
Check out The Murray’s Festive Brochure for more details
The Murray Hong Kong, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3141 8888
9. Get shopping across town
First thing first, be sure to plan an epic shopping marathon at one of our favourite malls across town. Whether you are looking for stocking stuffers or bespoke gifts that will last a lifetime, our story on the best malls in Hong Kong will get you in the festive spirit in no time. Plus, the malls really know how to make you feel like it’s the holiday season with their imaginative decorations, so you won’t want to miss out on all the photo opps.
10. Eat up a storm
Our story on Christmas menus in Hong Kong 2020 will give you the lowdown on what’s happening food-wise this season. With the public holidays, you’ll have more time to get fed across December. Catch up on the menus at the new restaurants that have opened in 2020, or chow down on epic free-flow brunches.
11. Take the family ice-skating
While we may not have snow here in Hong Kong, we can still dream of winter wonderlands, and there’s no better way to do this than by hitting the ice. We’ve found where to go ice-skating in Hong Kong so you can grab the crew and enjoy a day out ASAP.
12. Hong Kong by night
While we love HK during the day, it’s when the sun goes down that the city really comes to life! We’ve put together a complete guide on what to do in Hong Kong at night to keep everybody entertained over the festive season.
13. Disneyland and Ocean Park Christmas events
Disneyland presents A Disney Christmas – Treasure Your Traditions until 1 January. Take the whole family along to enjoy sparkling streets, the grand Christmas Tree and even snow! Join Mickey and friends at the Christmastime Ball or visit the Magical Frozen Snowfall.
We’ll update with news from Ocean Park as it comes to hand.
14. Book in for a relaxing spa treatment
Whether you are looking for affordable massages, fancy spas or the best hotel spas, our recommendations have got you covered. Chuan Spa at Cordis Hong Kong is where you can enjoy a heavenly aroma massage using ingredients like red wine, Himalayas Pink Salt and orange peel. Book a couple room and enjoy the relaxing moment with your loved one.