It’s beginning to look like Christmas in Hong Kong. Get off the sofa and stop watching all those Christmas movies and start planning a day out with the family instead. There are numerous Christmas events to join, 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.
Christmas events in Hong Kong 2017
You know with Disney you’re going to get the most delightful Christmas in town and 2017 is no exception. This year, the Castle forecourt is being transformed into a themed stage for the special Mickey and Friends Christmastime Ball, which takes place two to three times daily. You know the drill – music, dancing and Donald Duck getting in the way. There’ll also be special festive fireworks daily, photo-ops with Olaf and a general, lovely Yuletide vibe.
Headlining the theme park’s Christmas efforts is Hong Kong’s first-ever virtual reality rollercoaster, which combines the popular Mine Train ride with 21st-century technology. There’s also a festive marketplace, a garden of romance with artificial snow (hopefully the love is real), Santa’s cottage and a giant 40-foot Christmas tree.
In the greatest addition to the city since the Central escalator, Hong Kong welcomes its first-ever seven-metre outdoor ‘big piano’ and a four-metre-tall interactive Christmas tree installation to help Hongkongers celebrate a musical Christmas. Dance on the piano in an attempt to look cool while really just embarrassing yourself. That’s basically what Christmas is all about.
Head down to Hong Kong’s rowdiest street party as you count down to Christmas with fellow partiers. Guaranteed to be the liveliest spot in town, Lan Kwai Fong is going all out this year with fantastic food, drinks and live entertainment. Reserve your place at one of LKF’s bars early!