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Moonrise Picnic

Everything you need to know about Time Out’s Moonrise Picnic

What to expect on October 13

Time Out Hong Kong in partnership with China Hong Kong City and The Royal Pacific Hotel
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On October 13, we’ll be holding our first-ever Moonrise Picnic. It’ll be an evening of eating, drinking and being merry under the starry skies, complete with packed picnic baskets, live entertainment and IG-worthy art installations. If you’re planning on joining us for this one-of-a-kind lunar feast, here’s everything you need to know for a fun evening out.

Tickets sales end at 6pm on October 5. Seats are limited, so hurry and order your picnic basket now.

Everything you need to know about Moonrise Picnic

It’s held at one of the most Instagrammable places in the city
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China Hong Kong City may not be immediately familiar to everyone, but this commercial complex – which houses a ferry terminal to Macau and is just steps away from Tsim Sha Tsui’s Harbour City – is one of the most photogenic spots in Kowloon. Not only does the property boast unobstructed views of the harbour, its golden screenwalls shimmer in the sunlight and are especially mesmerising during sunset, which just so happens to be when Moonrise Picnic kicks off. So get there early and snap a few pics for your IG feed.

It’ll be a sit-down affair with tables and chairs
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It’ll be a sit-down affair with tables and chairs

Don’t worry about bringing your own picnic blanket – we’ll be setting up proper tables and chairs on the day, which are included with every picnic set that you order. Our sets come with either two or four seats. If you have a larger party, you can order multiple picnic sets in the same transaction and we’ll be sure to group your seats together on the day.    

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There will be a lot of food…

There will be a lot of food…

Speaking of picnic sets, we’ve curated several lavish food baskets, which you can order here. The standard basket is $308 for two and includes simple bites like crab and avocado wraps and Korean fried chicken. We also have a premium basket ($518 for two; $978 for four) packed with a generous spread of salads, starters, barbecued ribs, fresh lobster burgers, cupcakes and even an assorted cheese platter featuring three different types of fromage. If you don’t do meats, there’s a vegetarian option ($498 for two; $938 for four) that’s equally indulgent. If you’re still hungry after going through your basket, you can also take advantage of the many food options available at China Hong Kong City.

… And plenty to drink

… And plenty to drink

What picnic is complete without a few drinks? We’ve got a nice selection of wines on the day, including bottles from Villa Maria, Marqués de Riscal and Kendall Jackson wineries. If you’re more of a suds guy or gal, you’ll be glad to know that we’ll have a mobile Pilsner Urquell beer bar on the premise. We’re offering discounted beverage packages, which you can order once you’ve selected your picnic set here. But if you forget to pre-order, you can still get drinks at the event from the on-site bar.

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There’ll be live music

There’ll be live music

This event is also a chance for us to showcase some rising stars in the local music scene. We’re pretty excited about the line-up, which includes poetic-pop duo Per Se, bossa-inspired singer Shandy Gan, talented newcomer Cath Wong, and acoustic singer-songwriter Jules O’Brien (pictured). Stay tuned for more information about these acts, as well as the schedule for when they’ll be playing.

Feel free to dress up

Feel free to dress up

As part of the fun, we encourage all our guests to dress to impress for this lunar occasion. Yep – this is the perfect time to show off those colourful gowns and three-piece suits that you have in your wardrobe. 

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And don’t forget the bunnies!

And don’t forget the bunnies!

As you enjoy your picnic under the moon, you’ll be accompanied by several larger-than-life inflatable rabbit sculptures, which are the centrepieces of our event. These blow-up critters are part of a light installation by Australian artist Amanda Parer and will be on display at the open-air terrace of China Hong Kong City until October 17. The bunnies look incredible lit up against the Hong Kong skyline, so don't forget to snap a pic with them.

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