Christmas events in Hong Kong for 2021 are a go, and we'll be updating our list as new events come to hand. Stay tuned and get excited!
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 2021. Oh, and we will be updating this story regularly, so that you and your family can plan where to celebrate – just remember to check back in here! 😉
Christmas events in Hong Kong for 2021
1. BaseHall Christmas Party
Following the daytime Christmas market at BaseHall on 11 December, the space will be transformed into the BaseHall Christmas Party from 5pm onwards. Kicking off with some Michael Bublé-esque vibes, brought to you by the six-piece band, The Carpio Brothers, the party will follow with festive beats and mixes by DJ Miles Slater as the evening progresses. There’ll also be an Ugly Christmas Sweater Competition, a variety of classic games – think Jenga, Uno, Cluedo, Catan… – and even a life-sized Connect Four. With so much fun and festive cheer, be sure to gather your friends for the games, music, food, and mulled wine at BaseHall.
Find out more about the BaseHall Christmas Party.
BaseHall, LG9, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
2. Hong Kong Ballet presents The Nutcracker
Spice up the festive season and watch the world-famous holiday ballet The Nutcracker. Taking place from 11 to 26 December, the performance features the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, as well as the conductors Yip Wing-sie and Vivian Ip, and costume and set designer Gabriela Tylesova. 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.
3. Orient Express is coming to town at ifc mall
Until 2 January 2022, the legendary Orient Express is coming to town – literally – for the first time since its launch in 1883. Visit the ‘Grand Central Station’ in the Atrium of ifc and hop aboard the iconic midnight blue train to be transported to a world of wonder, magic, and luxury. The model of this first transcontinental train in Europe will show valuable artefacts, vintage display, and historical documents, so that you can relive the century-old journeys and create unique Christmas memories on the Orient Express.
ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2295 3308
4. Kakao Friends Christmas Wonderland at Plaza Hollywood
Until 2 January 2022, the Star Atrium at Plaza Hollywood is transformed into a fun and interactive playground for Christmas, featuring the adorable Kakao Friends. The area is headlined by the ‘Ryan Galleon’, a two-metre-high slide; and ‘Apeach Teacup’, a five-metre-wide trampoline. You can also take selfies with the festive costume-clad Kakao Friends mascots, who await you at three themed check-in spots in the area. Don’t forget to drop by the pop-up store to shop your favourite Kakao Friends goodies!
Plaza Hollywood, 3 Lung Poon Street, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong, p. 2118 8811
5. Toni&Guy x Floristry by Art of Living: British Hair Care x Floral Jamming Workshop
Channel the inner artist (and florist) within you as you take part in the limited-time Whimsical Floral Jamming Workshop. Hosted by Toni&Guy at its newly renovated flagship store in Central, the pop-up workshop is led by local brand Floristry by Art of Living. During this workshop, you’ll enjoy a floral arrangement session, plus a deep-moisturising haircare treatment at the salon. We personally took part in this workshop and we loved how we could find peace and perspective in this space. And, by the end of sesh, we were donning a super stylish look and taking home our personalised bouquet. Definitely a perfect activity for the holiday season!
Find out more about Toni&Guy x Floristry by Art of Living’s British Hair Care x Floral Jamming Workshop.
Toni&Guy, G/F, 15 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2191 9819
6. BallroomBees x K11 Musea dance workshop
Until 12 December, BallroomBees are teaching classes to boys and girls aged 2.5-11 years-old at K11 Musea. The workshops are open to all (no dance experience necessary!) and will culminate in a holiday performance for parents and public audiences to enjoy on 12 December. The workshop will showcase a fun, more modern approach to ballroom dancing. And can you imagine how cute it’ll be to see the young ones recreate chart-topping TikTok hits?!
Find out more about BallroomBees online.
7. Festive Glow at The Spa, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
Pamper yourself and your loved ones this holiday by heading to The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong. The hotel is offering two seasonal treatments to rejuvenate and bring balance to your system. Firstly is the Winter Warmer, a 120-minute treatment that alleviates stiffness and improves sleep. The second one is the Triple C Lift and Glow Facial, which is a 60-minute facial treatment to help firm and brighten up your skin. Of course, you can feel free to book in a luxe staycay at Four Seasons while you’re there!
The Spa, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3196 8910
8. Christmas Wonderland at The Peninsula Boutique & Café
East Tsim Sha Tsui – particularly The Peninsula – transforms into a festive wonderland every holiday season and it’s no less so this year. Until 26 December, The Peninsula holiday extravaganza includes live music (weekends only), complimentary Christmas card mailing, gift personalisation service, and candy giveaways for little ones. Get your cameras ready for a snap with the life-sized Christmas Pen Bear and the beautiful decor all around the hotel!
The Peninsula Boutique & Café, The Peninsula Arcade, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2696 6969
9. Christmas Everyday staycation package at The Murray
Until 30 December, join The Murray for a whole festive month! Staycation packages start from $2,500 including breakfast for two, festive afternoon tea and dinner for two, free overnight parking, and complimentary access to Santa’s grotto, children’s playroom, and the arcade. Guests will be welcomed with glasses of mulled wine and receive a Christmas morning stocking per stay. It sure doesn’t get more festive than that!
Check out more details here.
10. Christmas is all around at Eaton HK
Paying tribute to Hong Kong’s retro neon signs, Eaton HK is offering the ‘Let it Glow!’ staycation package (around $1,000 for two) throughout December. This is complemented by photogenic spots and festive decorations decked around the hotel, as well as DIY neon art kits in your hotel rooms. In addition, Eaton is creating a upcycling Christmas tree and is inviting everyone in the community to help decorate it. You can take part in this meaningful community affair by donating green items (up to 50 x 50cm in size) until 8 December; anything sturdy and green, such as Tupperware boxes, shoe boxes, and books can all be used to stack and build the tree. This Christmas tree will be further upcycled and repurposed after the New Year.
Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Hong Kong, p. 2782 1818
11. Love Endures: The Harmonics Choir HK Christmas Concert
When’s the last time you attended a live concert? As the light at the end of the tunnel draws near (fingers crossed), celebrate the festive season with The Harmonics Choir Hong Kong, the largest local LGBTQIA+ and Allies community choir. With a variety of choral works, ranging from Cantonese classics to Broadway hits and Christmas tunes, the concert will deliver diverse musical styles and rhythms, as well as uplifting messages of hope and love.
Find out more about Love Endures: The Harmonics Choir HK Christmas Concert.
Methodist International Church (Hong Kong), 271 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 3725 4600
12. Jack and the Beanstalk, The Panto by Hong Kong Players
Fee Fi Fo Fum! Hong Kong Players is marking its 60th anniversary of annual pantos and is bringing Jack and the Beanstalk to Shouson Theatre in Wan Chai. Join in this jolly season with a performance full of singing, dancing, and magic! Hong Kong Players have partnered with Feeding Hong Kong for this event; a collection point will be set up for those wanting to donate non-perishable food (think rice, cereals, or BEANS!).
Find out more about the event time and dates here.
13. Soiree with Santa with Glitter and Gore
Are you on the naughty or nice list? On 18 and 19 December from 9am to 4pm, meet Santa and his elves in his secret kingdom. Kids will get a personalised invitation to bring their family along (how cute!) and a map to find the way to Santa’s kingdom. During the magical 30-minute experience, families can meet the silly elves for awesome arts and crafts. And then meet Santa for fun games (each family will get to individually meet him). Everyone’s in for a special treat – as long as they’re on the nice list!
Buy tickets for Soiree with Santa online.
14. 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 ops.
15. 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.