From festive films and wine tastings to a jolly Christmas brunch, Hong Kong is never short on amazing events, and we’ve got all the details to get you into the December spirit - now let’s start filling that calendar
Fancy treating yourself to something lovely this month? Be sure to book in for the tastiest Christmas menus, enjoy a relaxing massage from Tai Pan Reflexology Parlour or curl up in bed with our top books to read. Bid a fond farewell to 2018 with our top picks of what’s on in Hong Kong this December.
What’s on in Hong Kong: December events
The Wine and Wares Winter Craft Fair
Still behind on your Christmas shopping? Don’t worry, The Wine and Wares Christmas Craft Fair will be running from 15-16th December at The Aftermath Bar in Central, and they have a range of artworks, handmade jewellery, vinyl records and craft beers for sale. Shop up a storm as you sample a selection of wines and listen to live music performances from Paul Roth Music, Aileen Alonzo and Vintage Vinyl HK.
Winter Cinema at Foxglove
Enjoy your favourite Christmas movies at Foxglove as they show beloved classics, such as; Home Alone, Elf, Miracle on 34th Street and Love Actually. Entrance is free, however it is highly recommended to book ahead.
Winter Cinema at Foxglove, 2/F, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, 中環都爹利街6號印刷行2樓
Nutcracker The Play
Wondering what’s on in Hong Kong that will bring the festive feels this month? Get into the Christmas spirit with the talented bunch at Faust International Youth Theatre. They’re very proud to present their first production of their 20th anniversary season, Nutcracker The Play, performed by our talented actors aged 8 to 18.
Nutcracker The Play, McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 灣仔港灣道2號香港藝術中心
HKI Present: December Improv
What better way to start your month than with a side-splitting improv show to boost your spirits. HKI Presents is back with the December edition of their fabulously charming and funny improv show. Tickets available online and on the door December 8.
HKI Present: December Improv, Steam Cafe and Studio, 4/F, Si Toi Commercial Building, 62-63 Queen Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 上環皇后街62-63號時代商業大廈4樓
Hong Kong Corporate Sevens 2018
A memorable family day out awaits at Son Kon Po December 9 as the Hong Kong Corporate Sevens kicks off. Little ones will also have their hands full with the Kids Zone sponsored by Microsoft All funds will go towards the HKRU – Tackling English programme for secondary schools.
Hong Kong Corporate Sevens 2018, So Kon Po Recreation Ground, 55 Caroline Hill Road, So Kon Po, Hong Kong, 香港掃桿埔加路連山道55號掃桿埔運動場
Run Nation Film Festival
Any fitness enthusiasts out there? RunNation Film Festival brought to you by Women’s Five and HK Running is now coming to Hong Kong, December 9. Dedicated to showing inspirational running films from around the world. The focus isn’t just on running; it’s human-interest stories that use running as their medium of storytelling.
Run Nation Film Festival, Leo Lee Arts Center, 37 Nam Long Shan Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, 黃竹坑南朗山道32號
Gaggenau Culinary Artisans Masterclass: Nathan Green Christmas special
Nathan Green knows his way around food. He’s worked in some of the finest restaurants in the world and will be hosting a culinary masterclass at KI Island South Galleria, December 13. Tickets are on a first come first served basis for 1,400 HKD per person.
Gaggenau Culinary Artisans, KI Island South Galleria, 19F One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Hugo’s Six-Course Extravaganza and Christmas Brunch
It’s all happening at Hugo’s sthis holiday. On Christmas Eve, a six-course dinner featuring Chef Josef Gallenberger’s culinary artistry awaits you in a unique and classic European atmosphere embellished with live music. If that’s not enough then Hugo’s is throwing a Christmas brunch like no other. With irresistible signatures and delicious homemade desserts, you have out permission to postpone the diet until new year.
Hugo’s ‐ Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 九龍尖沙咀河內道18號凱悅酒店
Cirque De Soleil New Year’s Eve
Mrs Pound is throwing the loudest carnival party with four hours free-flow for $500 per person. December 31 will be full of colour, magic and entertainment so if this sounds like your sort of night, we’ll see you there!
Cirque De Soleil, Mrs Pound, G/F, 6 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 上環磅巷6號地舖
Shaken, not stirred – Tamarind New Years Eve Bond Party
Looking to welcome the new year in style? Ring in the new year Bond style, sip cocktails with friends, look out across the stunning rooftop view and enjoy the fireworks. The Tamarind is hosting a new years party in true style, so book your tickets now for December 31.
Tamarind New Years Eve Party, Tamarind, 2/F, Sun Hung Kai Center, 30 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 灣仔港灣道30號新鴻基中心2樓
The world’s largest Pinot Noir festival is heading to Hong Kong for the first time ever December 1, don’t miss out! Over 100 wines from 40 of the hottest wineries from around the world and beyond will be showcasing their best pinot noirs. Festival-goers can soak up the music, stop by the vermouth bar and indulge in perfect pinot-pairing food.
Too lazy to go out and drink wine? Order from these wine delivery platforms and drink it in your jammies.
Pinot Palooza, Hong Kong Observation Wheel, 33 Man Kwong St, Central, Hong Kong, 中環民光街33號香港摩天輪旁3號鋪
Hong Kong 24hr Race 2018
On December 1, come support proud Hong Kong runners as the global race aims to raise a record amount and spread awareness of human trafficking. The race was first started in 2010 and is held across cities such as Kuala Lumpur, San Francisco, New York, Seoul and Singapore.
Read our interview with the team behind the 24hr race here.
Hong Kong 24hr Race, The Peak, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, 香港島太平山頂
Now you know what’s on in Hong Kong this December, here are some other useful tips, because we’re lovely like that. Why not learn about the coolest gifts for kids in Hong Kong, the top live music venues and the Hong Kong tram tour.