The end of a relentlessly scorching summer, the resurgence of Michael Bublé (we’ve all see that meme..), subtle dustings of ginger spice everywhere and strands upon strands of multi-coloured lights appearing across the city can only signify one thing – Christmas is around the corner. But seating your extended family and friends at home is no easy feat in Hong Kong. To help you celebrate in grand style, Kerry Hotel Hong Kong invites you into A North Pole Wonderland, complete with polar bears, sleds and Christmas cheer. These are just some of the festive offerings in store.
If you’re in the mood for a Christmas spread with all the trimmings, look no further than Big Bay Café. The spacious all-day dining room’s Christmas meal includes a maple glazed turkey, slow-cooked ham, and even a visit from Santa Claus on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. New Year’s Eve specialities include lobster thermidor and a tomahawk steak.
The bar and lobby lounge area hosts an afternoon tea from December 16 to the end of the month. The holiday set features pancetta and chestnut sausage rolls and an apricot yule log, among other festive delights. It also plays host to an indulgent New Year’s Eve party, with seafood platters, free-flowing champagne and a live DJ from 9pm onwards.
With an impressive rooftop terrace offering a 270-degree view of the harbour, Red Sugar is the perfect place to take in the festive sights and sounds of Hong Kong. This holiday season, they will offer a range of seasonal cocktails, an exclusive five-course Christmas Eve meal complete with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label champagne, a free flowing long Christmas Day lunch, and will be ringing in the new year with fireworks as a backdrop to the 1970s-themed countdown party.
The hotel’s contemporary Cantonese restaurant, Hung Tong, boasts a minimalist décor and uninterrupted views of Victoria Harbour. Chef Ken’s festive menu offers a contemporary spin on classic Chinese cuisine. Dishes on the festive menu include braised bird’s nest and sliced abalone, and are available for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the Winter Solstice. Chef Ken has also designed an exclusive New Year’s Eve menu for guests to ring in the new year.
If you’re struggling to narrow down your dining options, Dockyard could prove the perfect solution. The gourmet food hall is hosting a Christmas feast and New Year’s Eve countdown, where guests can choose from nine different vendors, including a range of pan-Asian cuisine, healthy dining options and more. Additional free flow packages are available for Festive and Countdown bookings, and include unlimited Prosecco, beer and soft drinks.
Kerry Hotel Hong Kong also hosts corporate parties and you can even take the cheer home with the 'Roasts to Go' package, a menu including maple roasted turkey, smoked salmon and gammon ham, available throughout the month of December.