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Best Christmas workshops in Hong Kong

'Tis the season to get crafty. Here's a line up of the best Christmas workshops this winter.

Tatum Ancheta
Edited by
Tatum Ancheta
Written by
Darcie Greenoff
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Christmas is fast approaching. It's time to put out your wreaths, make gingerbread houses, ready your Christmas gift list, and play Jingle Bell Rock on repeat. If you want to have some festive fun while counting down to Christmas day, aside from checking out Christmas displays, book the best Christmas workshops in town. Bond with friends and family and learn how to make unique gifts from any of the festive creative workshops available in town this season. 

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The best Christmas workshops

  • Restaurants
  • Wan Chai

Up for some culinary Christmas adventure? Try BiteUnite's Christmas-themed sushi-making class. Roll Santa-shaped sushi with friends and pick up some culinary skills from local chefs. This may not be your usual Christmas treat, but this is the perfect opportunity for you to try something new. If making sushi is not your jam, BiteUnite offers an array of different cooking and baking classes as well. Visit their website for more information. 

Price: $600
Date: Flexible 

  • Things to do
  • Classes and workshops
  • Tin Hau

Level up your baking skills with Blossom Cakes. Aside from their cake decorating courses, experts at Blossom Cakes are hosting workshops that will teach you how to make Frosty Friends Meringue Cookies and Christmas Meringue Cookies. So if you want to give out some handmade Christmas treats this season, this is the perfect class for you. Learn how to make small biscuits and decorate them with colourful meringue in snowmen, penguins, santa, and reindeer designs. The class will be facilitated by instructor Agnes Tang, and she will be sharing tips and tricks in preparing ingredients, decorating, and even storage and packaging. For more information, visit Blossom Cakes' website here.

Price: $520
Date: Nov 28, Dec 4, and Dec 19, 1.30pm-5pm

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  • Shopping
  • Central

Personal touches in gifts and decorations are what makes the holiday season extra special. Bonart offers classes providing you with the tools and skills to assemble your very own Christmas wreath. If you are looking to make something a bit more unique, you can create your very own shadow box with a winter wonderland theme or your signature scene that will look frostastic on display. For more information about Bonart classes, visit this link

Price: $880 (Christmas wreath); $480 (Shadow Box)
Date: Flexible

  • Art
  • Wan Chai

Get your family and friends together and unleash your inner artist at Choco L'Art Studio's Christmas workshops which are available for all ages. From making wreaths, gel candles, ornaments, paintings, and various home decors, they have everything to get you pumped up for the festive season. They even offer to customise art workshops, so make sure to hit them up at 66951161 for enquiry. Visit chocolart.com.hk for more information. 

Price: $200-$500 depending on the class 
Date: Flexible

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  • Shopping
  • Hung Hom

Master the art of making colourful decorative candles with Cut N Carve by Candle Alchemy. Along with a series of certificate candle carving courses, they also offer classes for making decorative wax pieces for Christmas. This season, catch three festive workshops where you can learn how to make Christmas-themed candles complete with wreaths, Santa Claus, and various festive patterns. Book an appointment today via cutncarvecandles@gmail.com or call 6633 4356. 

Price: $490 (Snow Candle workshop); $890 (Carving Candle Workshop-Christmas Special); $790 Christmas Wreath X Soy Candle Workshop: 
Date: Flexible

  • Restaurants
  • Bakeries
  • Kwun Tong

Want to make your own festive sweets and treats? Catch Lazy Baking Studio's Christmas-themed pastry workshops. This holiday, classes include Christmas cookies, X'mas KETO Cake & Mini Cupcakes, and an X'mas Biscoff Fault Line Cake workshop. Sessions are taught in both Cantonese and English, and all the tools and ingredients are included in the course. Servings of homemade petit four and tea are available during class to keep you fueled up for the activity. 

Price: $680 (Christmas Cookie Workshop); $1,280 (X'mas KETO Cake & Mini Cupcakes); $1,180 (X'mas Biscoff Fault Line Cake)  
Date: Dec 7, 16, 21; Dec 10-22; Dec 23

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  • Things to do
  • Classes and workshops
  • Sheung Wan

If you're looking to make handcrafted jewellery for a special someone this Christmas, Hatton Jewellery Institute is the place to go. Their Christmas pendant workshop allows you to create a handmade silver pendant from a selection of festive designs or an original design specially crafted by you. They also offer a Christmas Letter Locket Workshop where you can design a beautiful locket pendant with a special inscribed message to your loved one. Visit hjiasia.com for more information. 

Price: $788 (Christmas Pendant Making Workshop); $1980 (Christmas Letter Locket Workshop)
Date: Flexible; December 12, 19, and 22

  • Things to do
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

For a fun bonding activity with the kids, Harry's Kitchen offers Christmas-themed baking courses where you can get hands-on experiences in making various kinds of desserts for the festive season. Expert chefs from Harry's Kitchen will teach classes on making macaroons, gingerbread, sponge cakes, and chocolate treats that will surely get the kiddos engaged. Call or WhatsApp 5645 1365 for inquiries and registration.  

Price: $580-$1,688 depending on the class
Date: Flexible 

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  • Art
  • Crafts
  • Wan Chai

Hong Kong Academy of Flower Arrangement offers a comprehensive list of floral arrangement certificate courses. But for the festive season, you can catch their Christmas-themed workshops where participants can learn the art of floral arrangement, wreath-making, candle holder design for centrepieces, and even Christmas party etiquette and table setting. Check out this form for more information. HKAFA is also holding seasonal workshops at K11 MUSEA this Christmas, and those interested in joining can check the complete information here

Price: start at $1,680 
Date: Class schedule varies per location 

  • Things to do
  • Classes and workshops
  • Sheung Wan

For more Christmas goodies, you can also check out The Mixing Bowl, one of the most popular baking schools in the city. Their courses often get fully booked soon after they are announced each month, so make sure to book ahead, especially for their seasonal Christmas-themed classes. This year, they are offering classes on how to make baked Christmas couronnes filled with homemade marzipan and fruits, as well as workshops for making gingerbread cookies and houses. Visit themixingbowlhk.com for more information. 

Price: $750 (Christmas Couronne); $650 (Christmas Cookies) 
Date: Dec 14, 18, 19, 20; Dec 15, 17, 21 

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