Christmas events in Hong Kong for 2023 are gonna be a banger, 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, decked it out with Christmas decorations, and popped on the best Christmas songs, you’ll be starting to feel a little more in the Christmas spirit. Every holiday season, the city puts on the full razzle dazzle, and it’s no different this year with the exciting range of Christmas events in Hong Kong for 2023. From seasonal staycation packages to splendid installations in malls across town, whip out your Christmas jumper – it’s time to celebrate!
Feel the festive spirit at these Christmas events in Hong Kong 2023
1. IFC Mall: SnowPark
Get ready for a white Christmas this year as IFC Mall’s oval atrium is transformed into a winter wonderland. Inspired by European ski resorts, the installation features seven checkpoints with interactive activities. After creating a digital Explorer Pass, guests can enter a 8.5-metre Christmas tree on a ski lift to begin exploring. You can then check out fantastic photo ops, featuring a makeshift winter cabin and a traditional wooden sled. However, the full experience of the SnowPark won’t be complete without a visit to the immersive multimedia interactive zones! First, inside the giant Christmas tree, a Snowiverse awaits as projections bring you into a stunning snowscape. Next, engage in the Ice Fishing Challenge game to put your skills to the test. The most intense zone brings the Let’s Ski Experience, where you can experience the full rush of skiing on a snowy mountain. Until 1 January, enjoy a wondrous white Christmas and don’t forget to grab an apres-ski hot chocolate at IFC Mall!
IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2295 3308
2. Festival Walk: 25th Anniversary “Walk with Me” Christmas Art Project
Make a beeline for Festival Walk’s 25th anniversary “Walk with Me” Christmas art project. In an eco-conscious collab with local and Thai artists, the mall has transformed 10 tons of recycled metals and wood into megascale sustainable installations. We’re talking about a 15-metre Christmas treehouse, glass cottage, adorable mushrooms, and wooden puppets, all giving sustainable and fantastical holiday magic! The Christmas market with local brands and wreath-making workshops also help you get your DIY on. Plus, score major shopping perks like gift sets and a lucky draw for a $250K e-voucher haul!
Festival Walk, 80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, p. 2844 2222
3. Airside: Christmas Winter Voyage & Blutopia
We’re diving into a deep sea fantasy this Christmas at Airside’s “Winter Voyage”! Since its debut in September 2023, this new hub has embraced art, culture, and sustainability. Get ready for marine magic with Blutopia – the world’s first digital aquarium by local non-profit A.L.A.N. Encompassing a massive 3,000 square feet, this multi-sensory underwater journey blends immersive installations in collaboration with international artists, using real marine research data. Adding to the festive wonder is the five-metre “Snowflake Rhapsody” sculpture, made with recycled plastic, leading to an interactive deep sea experience that inspires ocean conservation.
Airside, 2 Concorde Road, Kai Tak, San Po Kong, Hong Kong, p. 2686 0333
4. Citywalk: Christmas Village
Venture into a picture-perfect European town this holiday season at Citywalk’s Christmas Village. Until 1 January, guests can seize amazing photo ops and enjoy funtastic Christmas experiences. The 12-metre Christmas tree will be on display at the piazza while just on the floor above, an open-air corridor will be lined with LED trees for another spectacular Instagrammable moment. Meanwhile, the event hall of Citywalk will be transformed into a little European village, complete with a miniature steam train. Little ones can also expect several fun interactive games amongst the wintry decorations. Furthermore, a unique model train exhibition will be staged in the Christmas Village, displaying over 30 iconic models of trains running on tracks. In search of last-minute gifts? Look no further than the pop-up model train store, while your eager children can learn about the STEM principles behind model trains during workshops held every Sunday.
Citywalk, 1 & 18 Yeung Uk Road, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, p. 3926 5700
5. Citygate Outlets: Smurf’s Up Christmas
Did you know that this holiday season also coincides with the 65th birthday of the beloved Belgian comic series, The Smurfs? Citygate Outlets is making this Christmas a Smurf one, with its Smurf’s Up Christmas experience that’ll take over the mall until 1 January. Expect a four-metre Smurf X, an eight-metre Enchanted Christmas Tree, an immersive Mystery Aurora Blue Mushroom House, and many interactive games. Don’t forget to have your cameras ready for festive shots with these blue creatures as exclusive meet-and-greets with the characters will also be held. Throughout the mall, you can pose with the giant Smurf installations and play the seven-metre Evil Wizard Gargame. Enjoy Smurfmas with Citygate Outlets and delight little ones with some blue hijinks!
Citygate Outlets, 20 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Hong Kong, p. 2109 2933
6. Pacific Place: A Fairytale Christmas
Faires, forest creatures, and Santa Claus await you at “A Fairytale Christmas” at Pacific Place! This trendy mall will be transformed into a winter wonderland until 2 January. Adding to the glowing mushrooms, luminous flowers, and twinkling lights, the enchanted Christmas forest display will have an hourly light show by the fairies to entertain shoppers. Later, you can head up to Santa’s Grove to meet the Man in Red himself and take a photo keepsake. At Santa’s place, you and your little ones can sign up for workshops at Gifts of the Forest to craft your own festive mementos, such as Snowdrop Lamps, Fairy Wreaths, and Mushroom Terrariums. Kids can even solve festive riddles at the Kids Activation area by helping the fairies in an immersive adventure. All proceeds from workshop tickets go towards Operation Santa Claus, so that you can share the love and joy with those in need this Christmas and beyond.
Find out more about A Fairytale Christmas at Pacific Place.
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, p. 2844 8988
7. SPCA: Seaside Pet Chill Christmas Carnival
When we first caught wind of the Seaside Pet Chill Christmas Carnival at the HarbourChill in Wan Chai, happening from 16 to 26 December, we just knew this festive affair was not to be missed. Spanning nearly 3,000 square metres along the iconic Victoria Harbour, this paw-some carnival by the SPCA is a veritable winter wonderland for pets and their owners. We simply adore the eight-metre-tall Christmas tree and picture-perfect snow globe, perfect for capturing Instagrammable holiday moments with your furry BFFs. With over 40 stalls of delicious cuisine, wine, and lifestyle treats, you and your pooch will be spoiled for choice. Let your pets dash freely at the dog agility area while you browse the stalls brimming with pet products and paw-some SPCA merchandise. And with live music performances filling the air with holiday cheer from 23 to 25 December, this seaside carnival lets everyone embrace the season while supporting homeless animals.
Find out more about the Seaside Pet Chill Christmas Carnival.
HarbourChill, Hung Hing Rd, Kellet Island, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
8. The Hari: Christmas at the Hari
Throughout the month of December, festive hotel guests can enjoy a special promotion by The Hari. The Christmas at the Hari package includes a one-night stay in a luxurious room with daily breakfast for two, festive cocktails, a signature scented candle, and $400 dining credit that can be used in any of the hotel’s restaurants. Make sure to drop by for the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on 8 December too, featuring carol performances and a Christmas market to warm you up to the festive season. For those travelling to Hong Kong or just wanting a holiday staycation in the city, The Hari’s Christmas offerings will treat you right!
Take a look at our full review of The Hari Hong Kong.
The Hari Hong Kong, 330 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2129 0388
9. Landmark: Mount Santa Paws
Landmark Atrium is getting a Christmas makeover! Discover the tale of the little mouse Emma, Santa Paws, and a community of over 115 festive animal friends as they journey to catch the Wishing Star. These band of creatures will be having their adventure at Mount Snowy Paws – the giant polar bear snowy mountain that’ll be set up at Landmark Atrium. Until 1 January, over 10 exciting installations will be set against the backdrop of a ski-themed winter wonderland. Shoppers can purchase tickets to visit the Santa Paws Ski Chalet to take photos with Emma and the Santa Paws friends, before hopping on the Snowy Sled Slide or Timmy’s Ski Adventure for immersive experiences. Landmark will be supporting charities like the Changing Young Lives Foundation, Mindset, and the We R Family Foundation to spread the festive spirit of giving across Hong Kong.
Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2500 0555
10. T.O.P X Tony Electronic: Ryan Animal Twins Christmas Migration
T.O.P is giving major holiday magic, Honeys! Local illustrator and inventor Tony Electronic is collaborating with T.O.P for the first time on an ahh-dorable Christmas campaign. Until 14 January, Tony is leading a squad of Ryan Animal baby twins on a migration to Twins-Land for the holidays. With the help of new characters Ryan Snowman and Ryan Santa Look, this move is set to be the jolliest joint ever! For Christmas, the mall is turning into a wonderland filled with super cute baby animals, perfect for snapping pics at the themed photo spots. Join the “Finding Tony” game and check out the exclusive T.O.P x Tony pop-up store for limited-edition merch. Other attractions include a Ryan Animal premium redemption programme, a Snapio photo booth, special Ryan puddings, and a concert by Match.
T.O.P This is Our Place, 700 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, p. 3951 0828
11. Elements: Merry Dreamscape – The Gifting Magic
Shopaholics out there, get ready for a major holiday slay this season! Until 1 January, Elements is bringing all the Christmas magic with an eight-metre-tall Christmas tree and a fantastical box of magic loaded with festive surprises. Santa and his elves will appear hourly in magical animated shows, so come make your Christmas wishes when they visit on select December dates. Plus, you can spread some holiday cheer by donating to Box of Hope’s gift-giving initiative for underprivileged children. And with fab new spots like Spanish restaurant Rico Rico and luxe Italian brand Brunello Cucinelli, Elements will certainly become your one-stop shop for Christmas feasts and flashy ‘fits.
Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2735 5234
12. Mira Place: Find Your Santa Zo-mate
Can’t fly out to Northern Europe for aurora this season? You can still live out your Northern Lights fantasy this Christmas at Mira Place with its groundbreaking “Find Your Santa Zo-mate” installations. It’s the first-ever AI lifting ball display at a Hong Kong mall, featuring a mesmerising stargazing experience with 200 dynamic balls that transform into celestial motifs and zodiac signs every 15 minutes. Plus, the Nordic-themed Christmas village and 12 astrological Santa Zo-mates help you find your Christmas soulmate based on your sign. And an outdoor Giant Santa on the footbridge? Uber festive. With the dreamiest photo ops inside and out, along with AI tech specially designed for the festivities, this immersive experiential concept at Mira Place is sleighing the holiday game.
Mira Place, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2730 5300
13. LCX: LCX x ToyQube
This holiday season at LCX, beloved animated character Astro Boy is soaring in to celebrate a white Christmas in Hong Kong. Until 1 January, embark on your own adventure through the incredible installations set up by LCX and the renowned toy company, ToyQube. Find exclusive Astro Boy collectibles at The Astro Boy Ski Station, then try on the iconic red boots and recharge at the Power-up Capsule. Next, you should check out the Sightseeing Cable Car where you can take pics with the Astro Boy snowman for a cute holiday memento. Last but not least, stop by the Skateboarding Zone to hang out with the Hoodie Astro Boy, designed by Hong Kong artist, Chino. Next to the skateboarding ramp, you can take a peek at some of ToyQube’s collectible toys. This event will feature numerous new Astro Boy merch, so be sure to grab some for last-minute Christmas gifts before they’re sold out.
LCX, Level 3, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 3102 3668
14. Hong Kong Disneyland: A Disney Christmas
Share Christmas musical moments at Hong Kong Disneyland with the whole family! Until 1 January, the Castle of Magical Dreams will be home to the all-new Disney Christmas Live in Concert. Over 100 members from The Hong Kong Children’s Choir will be invited to perform, as well as special appearances by local singers Jason Chan and Phil Lam. Another seasonal highlight at Hong Kong Disneyland is the Holiday Wish-Come-True Tree Lighting Ceremony, which will include new drone effects as well as a carol performance. Meanwhile, you’ll be able to browse through over 120 seasonal items throughout the theme park, including Christmas series from Duffy and Friends, Mickey, Stitch, and Frozen. Want to experience the festive spirit from morning till dawn? Book a stay at one of the resort hotels with the LinaBell and StellaLou Fandom Christmas Gift Package, or the “Sparkle All The Way” Christmas Themed Room Package at Kingdom Club Room. The holidays will always be magical when celebrated at Hong Kong Disneyland!
Find out more about A Disney Christmas.
Hong Kong Disneyland, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, p. 3550 3388
15. K11 Art Mall: Ferrero Rocher Golden Christmas Garden
The holidays just got a whole lot sweeter! Get ready to unwrap the magic at K11 Art Mall’s Ferrero Rocher Golden Christmas Garden. We’re talking about a breathtaking five-metre-tall walk-in golden Christmas tree, inspired by those iconic Rocher cups – it’s a glam AF winter wonderland here, perfect for festive photos with your besties! Plus, you can join the social media contest to win prizes, and take part in gift workshops where you can get crafty with origami lamps and paper flowers. It’s everything your inner artist needs to make thoughtful, handmade gifts filled with appreciation.
K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 3118 8070
16. Tai Kwun x The Hong Kong Jockey Club: Simple Gifts of Joy
As you begin to feel a nip in the air, journey over to Tai Kwun to delight in the annual festivities of Simple Gifts of Joy. The 12-metre-tall Christmas tree will have a daily light show starting from 1 December, showering onlookers with festive spirit. The beloved tradition of carolling will also resume during the tree lighting ceremony on the same day, kicking off a series of scheduled performances throughout the month. For a grander spectacle, the “Tai Kwun Circus Plays: A World of Wonder” will feature the finest contemporary artists from around the world. From amazing acts like The Receptionist from Finland, to showcases by local artists, prepare to be dazzled and delighted when you visit Tai Kwun this December!
Find out more about Tai Kwun’s Simple Gifts of Joy 2023.
Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3559 2600
17. Monkey 47 x Shady Acres: Shady’s Gingerhaus
The crowd favourite local bar is getting a Christmas makeover as Shady Acres is transforming into Shady’s Gingerhaus until 3 January. Inside this life-size gingerbread house, you can expect a series of festive activities and events from Monkey 47 and Shady Acres. The whimsical bar will be complete with gingerbread cookie tiles, giant cookie windows, twinkling lights, and an upside-down Christmas tree. Every Thursday and Sunday, events like international bartender takeovers, live Christmas medley singers, and even puppy adoption days will be filling the bar with plenty of holiday cheer. Festive Monkey 47 cocktails will also be on the menu, like the Nut King Cole the Mistletoe & Pine. Additionally, the signature Shady’s Gingerhaus mulled wine will be on hand along with weekly rotating hard slushies and Christmas desserts.
Shady Acres, G/F, 46 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 9220 4344