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The Hong Kong Academy of Flower Arrangement
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Best Christmas workshops in Hong Kong

'Tis the season to get crafty

By Time Out Hong Kong
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From festive cakes and decorations to Christmas candles and wreaths, learn how to make unique gifts to give or fill your home with handmade ornaments from our list of festive workshops this December. By Elaine Wong and Josephine Lau

RECOMMENDED: In need of more gift ideas? Check out the luxurious packages from The Peninsula Hong Kong, or the limited-edition holiday sets from Benefit Cosmetics. For ultimate experiences to treat yourself and your loved ones, consider joining 'The 12 Days of Christmas' charity campaign.

The best Christmas workshops

BiteUnite
BiteUnite
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BiteUnite

Restaurants Wan Chai

Getting together is what Christmas is all about, so get your fellow chefs and bakers together at BiteUnite, a modern co-working kitchen where you can join cooking classes and events. From fondant cookies and gingerbread men to fancy cake pops, enjoy a rewarding experience as you make the dough from scratch and learn to bake step by step. If your little ones would like to join, the family-friendly classes for cupcakes- and cake pops-making would be ideal for you. Check out BiteUnite's full range of events and classes here.

Price: $550-$750/person (materials provided)
Dates: Flexible

Blossom Cakes
Blossom Cakes
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Blossom Cakes

Things to do Classes and workshops Tin Hau

For budding bakers who would like to take your cake-decorating skills to the next level, Blossom Cakes has you covered. Aside from their usual PME Professional Diploma courses, experts at Blossom Cakes are hosting two Christmas-themed events in mid-December, including a two-day course on icing a Christmas tree lightbox, and a half-day session on decorating a giant Christmas cookie using different royal icing techniques. The resulting nine-inch cookie with 3D snowflakes and piped flowers will surely steal the spotlight in your Christmas parties. For more information, visit Blossom Cakes' website here.

Price: $980/person (materials provided)
Dates: Dec 12-13 (Christmas tree lightbox); Dec 19 and 21 (giant Christmas cookie)

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Bonart
Bonart
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Bonart (Tai Kwun)

Shopping Central

To get you in the mood for Christmas, join Bonart's two-hour workshop where you can make your own Christmas-themed mood light. Choose from 12 templates consisting of various designs, then use them to draw against a transparent acrylic board. Alternatively, Christmas wreath workshops are available at Bonart for groups of ten or more, perfect as a team-building event. However, with social distancing restrictions in place, remember to check with Bonart for their latest arrangements regarding large group activities. For more information on Bonart's workshops, visit their page here.

Price: $380/person (mood light); $680/person (Christmas wreath). Materials will be provided for both workshops.
Dates: Flexible

Choco L'Art Studio
Choco L'Art Studio
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Choco L’Art Studio

Art Wan Chai

Choco L'Art Studio is where you can unleash your inner artist this season. Whether you'd like to make a Christmas wreath, complete with fresh fir and cypress leaves, pine cones, and fairy lights, or go art jamming with you kids, the studio's array of art workshops will be ideal for you and your family. The trendy fluid art is also available to learn there, as well as crafting home decor items like cushions, Christmas ornaments, and shadow boxes with LED lights. For more information, WhatsApp the business at 6695 1161.

Price: Starts at $300/person (materials provided)
Dates: Flexible

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Cut N Carve Candles
Cut N Carve Candles
Cut N Carve Candles

Cut N Carve

Shopping Hung Hom

For a Christmas table setting that smells as good as it looks, book onto one of Cut N Carve's candle-and wreath-making workshops that will leave you delighted and inspired. As the first brand ever established for decorative carved candles in Hong Kong, Cut N Carve strives to use the finest materials, such as IFRA-certified natural candle wax imported from Australia and the UK. Add a touch of elegance to your candle with your own mistletoe wreath which makes the end product a unique objet d'art. For more information regarding Cut N Carve's workshops, visit their page here.

Price: Starts at $690/person (materials provided)
Dates: Dec 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, and 20 (date is dependent on preferred class) 

Forest by K
Forest by K
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Forest by K

Art Sheung Wan

There seems to be an endless amount of Christmas wreath workshops in town but if you would like to make a unique teardrop-shaped design with a focus on snowy, wintry tones, then book a slot at Forest by K. We've heard that spaces are going fast, so grab yours here now!

Price: $2,000/person
Date: Dec 19

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Lazy Baking Studio
Lazy Baking Studio
Lazy Baking Studio

Lazy Baking Studio

Restaurants Bakeries Kwun Tong

For those looking to grace the dinner table with something truly spectacular for Christmas, look no further than Lazy Baking Studio. Operated by two pastry chefs from Le Cordon Bleu, the studio is running a host of festive masterclasses this December. From decorative Christmas cookies to a winter wonderland-themed passionfruit and chocolate cake, there is plenty on offer to help you add a touch of expertise to your feast. Sign up here!

Price: Starts at $680/person
Dates: Dec 10, 12, 17, and 19 (date is dependent on preferred class) 

The Hong Kong Academy of Flower Arrangement
The Hong Kong Academy of Flower Arrangement
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Hong Kong Academy of Flower Arrangement

Art Crafts Wan Chai

If you'd rather stay home this Christmas, fret not – The Hong Kong Academy of Flower Arrangement (HKAFA) is launching both online and offline workshops for you to experience the joy of handicraft and flower arrangement wherever you are. If you choose to enrol on the online workshops, you can order fresh flowers and materials for pickup or delivery, then follow a step-by-step video tutorial at home. Decorations you can make include a 40-centimetre floral pine Christmas tree with sparkly ornaments, Christmas wreaths, a Christmas floral centrepiece with a candle, and more. For more information regarding HKAFA's workshops, visit their Facebook page

Price: Starts at $880/adult with additional $200/child. Materials are included in the cost, but door-to-door delivery will cost an extra $150.
Dates: Nov 30, Dec 4, 7, 21, and 23 (date is dependent on preferred class) 

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The Little Kitchen
The Little Kitchen
The Little Kitchen

The Little Kitchen

Restaurants Bakeries Yau Ma Tei

If rainbow sprinkles on top of store-bought frosting are about as advanced as your cake décorating skills get, you need to sign up for The Little Kitchen's cake decorating workshop. Specialising in mirror-glazed and buttercream flower piping cakes, TLK is offering a one-of-a-kind Christmas wreath cake decorating workshop that covers everything you need to know: making a Christmas-style mirror glaze, colour toning, Christmas flower and leaf piping skills, and assembling techniques. Prepare to amaze your family with your decorative prowess by signing up here.

Price: $768 for one; $908 for two (to share one station)
Dates: Dec 18, 19, 23, 25, and 26

The Mixing Bowl
The Mixing Bowl
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The Mixing Bowl

Things to do Classes and workshops Sheung Wan

The Mixing Bowl is arguably one of the most popular baking schools out there. Their courses often get fully booked soon after they are announced each month. Fortunately, their Christmas cookies workshop has a few spots left, so if you're a fan of gingerbread men and want to decorate your own, make sure to sign up quickly. Don't be too disappointed if you didn't manage to nab a place – simply email The Mixing Bowl to get your name on the waiting lists for the gingerbread house workshop and the 'A Very European Christmas' workshop for St Lucia buns, rosette cookies, and speculaas. 

To see the full range of The Mixing Bowl's classes, visit their website

Price: From $650/person (materials provided)
Dates: Dec 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, and 23 (date is dependent on preferred class) 

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