The most wonderful time of the year is upon us! By which we mean Christmas in Hong Kong. Okay, so the festive season here might not be quite the epic occasion it is in some cities – we blame the lack of snow – but with the temperature and humidity finally dropping to pleasant levels, this is still a jolly time to be Hong Kong.
During the holiday season, you’ll spot Christmas lights and trees all over town and in seemingly every mall. You’ll also find plenty of dining options to fulfil all your festive feasting needs at some of the best restaurants in Hong Kong. Complimented by a Yuletide of delicious Christmas cocktails too.
Our guide will help you plan and navigate the merriest time of year in Hong Kong leading up to the big day. Keep checking back to find out about the latest events as they’re announced and let the good tidings roll.
Your guide to an amazing Christmas in Hong Kong
Best Christmas displays in Hong Kong
It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! During this festive season, there will be glimmering lights aplenty and magnificent Christmas trees popping up practically everywhere in the city. Let us help you to not get blinded by the lights, and figure out the best and most Instagrammable displays in Hong Kong to get you into the Christmas spirit. There are ethereal winter wonderlands, playgrounds made entirely out of yarn, singing robots and stunning sculptures. So pick up your cameras and get moving! By Ananta Agarwal and Jenny Leung RECOMMENDED: Want to try your own hand at crafting Christmas decorations? Check out these Christmas workshops. And to buy the perfect gift for your loved one check out our ultimate Christmas gift guide.
Where to have Christmas lunch and dinner in Hong Kong
What’s Christmas without a slap-up meal? With everything from roast turkey and suckling pig to juicy steaks and gourmet shellfish, Hong Kong is awash with seasonal eats from all over the globe. Whether you want an Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, British or regular ol’ Cantonese Christmas, our diverse SAR has it all. We sort the good from the great in this guide to the best Christmas menus on offer this year.
Best events not to miss this Christmas in Hong Kong
Christmas is coming! So get off the sofa, stop watching all those Christmas movies and start planning a day out with friends and family instead. There are numerous Christmas events to join and stunning decorations to check out. You could even take a spin around one of Hong Kong’s best ice skating rinks to help get in the mood. Whatever it is you’re interested in doing, you can plan it all below. By Ananta
The best festive cocktails in Hong Kong to try this Christmas season
'Tis the season to be jolly, which means celebrating with friends and family and maybe indulging in a few festive cocktails. Whether you prefer your festive drinks classy like a hearty glass of mulled wine or spiced up and fun like a "sugar cane rush", we've rounded up some of the best spots for the most festive cocktails in town this holiday season. RECOMMENDED: Looking for more things to do this Christmas? Check out our complete guide to a perfect Christmas in Hong Kong, sample some of these season’s eatings for a mouthwatering Christmas meal in town or get crafty with these Christmas workshops.
Christmas gift guide 2019
Left your present-buying to the last minute and starting to feel the panic-induced cold sweat emante from your cranium which houses your pathetically disorganised brain? No worries, we’ve all been there, relax friend! Here are some solid gift ideas for the gadget-freak, foodie, pamperer and accessoriser in your life.
Best Christmas workshops in Hong Kong
From festive cakes and decorations to edible Christmas wreaths and glass-blowing baubles, learn how to make unique gifts to give or fill your home with handmade decorations from our list of festive workshops this December. By Josephine Lau RECOMMENDED: Sleigh your gift-giving this year with our ultimate Christmas gift guide this year!
The best places to buy Christmas decorations in Hong Kong
So, you’ve got your Christmas tree but don’t know where to buy Christmas decorations in Hong Kong? We’ve got you covered with our pick of the best shops to get your festive ornaments, tinsel and everything in between, with prices ranging from the affordable to the extravagant.RECOMMENDED: Embrace the Christmas spirit and dig into an amazing Christmas feast!
Eight mouth-watering Christmas buffets in Hong Kong
If you're anything like us, after weeks spent whittling down your gift shopping list and wrapping up all the late-night holiday parties, you're more than ready to just kick back, let go and relax. So during the one season a year where you have every excuse to treat yourself, throw your diet out of the door and head to one of these festive buffets. Whether you're searching for a classic Christmas roast or craving Japanese food, there's something on this list for everyone. RECOMMENDED: Get naughty with these festive cocktails or get in the mood for Christmas with these Christmas songs we all love to hate.
The best places to buy your Christmas tree in Hong Kong
There’s nothing quite like setting up your Christmas tree to mark the beginning of the festive season. While few of us here in Hong Kong have the luxury of space, sometimes you just gotta sacrifice a bit of extra legroom to accommodate some festive cheer inside your home with a proper tree rather than some table ornament. Here’s where you can join in the fun and get your fir. RECOMMENDED: Once you’re all set with your tree, it’s time to do some Christmas shopping at one of these festive markets, or countdown down to the big day with a special advent calendar or two.
Christmas shopping in Hong Kong
Best places for cheap shopping in Hong Kong
Hongkongers sure love a spot of cheap shopping in Hong Kong. We adore a good bargain and are always on the hunt for the best deals in town. Hong Kong is well known for its bargains thanks to a large number of street markets like Mong Kok Ladies’ Market and separate shopping streets. There’s huge satisfaction in getting the best value deal and saving dollars. Whether you’re searching for discounted clothes or cheap furniture or one of the cheapest Michelin-starred meals in the world, here are the best places to enjoy some cheap shopping in Hong Kong.RECOMMENDED: Want to scour the town for more hidden gems? Be sure to make a pit stop at some of Hong Kong’s best vintage shops and independent shops for surprising bargains and unique products.