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Christmas in Hong Kong 2023: Ultimate Guide on Celebrating Christmas like HongKongers!

by Ryu_C@Central Lion Rock

Best Christmas places in Hong Kong 2023

December every year is one of the busiest months in Hong Kong, and it is also one of the most unmissable festivals in Hong Kong – Christmas. Although Hong Kong does not snow in winter like the Nordic regions, as long as you go to different large shopping malls and waterfront promenades in Hong Kong, you will definitely find a very strong Christmas atmosphere.

This year’s Christmas is just like previous Christmases. Different Christmas celebrations and Christmas markets will be held starting from December 20th until the countdown to New Year’s Eve on December 31st. At the same time, some 5-star hotels have launched limited-time Christmas dinner discounts, giving you the opportunity to enjoy their food at half price.

Since there are so many Christmas celebrations being held simultaneously this year, Central Lion Rock has selected 14 Christmas markets, large-scale Christmas installations, and Christmas dinner deals that are most worth visiting during the Christmas period. This way you can spend the most fulfilling Christmas with the people that matter most.

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Christmas Town in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. (Click on the image to enlarge/Photo: Hong Kong Tourism Board)

Hong Kong Christmas major festivals

When December enters every year, the Hong Kong Tourism Board and Hong Kong Disneyland will organize different types of Christmas activities and large-scale light shows, which will not officially end until the annual New Year's Eve countdown event. If you are interested in experiencing the strongest Christmas atmosphere, you must not miss the following key festival activities.

West Kowloon Christmas Town

Starting from November 24, 2023, to January 1, 2024, the West Kowloon Cultural District will be transformed into a large square with the theme of "Christmas Town". In this "Christmas Town", there are not only large Christmas trees with a height of more than 10 meters, but also various Christmas lights with different themes, which are perfect for taking commemorative photos and sharing them on social media.

Business information of West Kowloon Christmas Town

Dates: November 24, 2023 – January 1, 2024
Time: 17:00 – 23:00 (November 24, 2023 – December 21, 2023) / 11:00 – 23:00 (December 22, 2023 – January 1, 2024)
Address: West of the Waterfront Lawn, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District, Kowloon

More information about West Kowloon Christmas Town: Official website / map

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Christmas Town in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. (Click on the image to enlarge/Photo: Hong Kong Tourism Board)
Hong Kong Winter Colorful Parade: A large-scale winter event that includes many different attractions. (Video: Hong Kong Tourism Board)

Fireworks over Victoria Harbor in winter

In addition to the Christmas Town in West Kowloon, Hong Kong, Victoria Harbor will hold a free 10-minute fireworks display at night during weekends and holidays. Different from the usual Symphony of Lights, this time a variety of special patterns of fireworks will be released, and the scene will be even more shocking than usual. If you plan to go to the West Kowloon Cultural District Art Park during Christmas, you must stay until 20:00 in the evening and watch the entire "Winter Harbor Fireworks on the Water" before heading to other attractions.

Business information for Victoria Harbor water fireworks in winter

Date: December 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 26, 2023
Time: 20:00 – 20:10
Address: Promenade of Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District, Kowloon, near the sea

More information on Victoria Harbor water fireworks in winter: Official website / map

Fireworks over Victoria Harbor in winter. (Video: Hong Kong Tourism Board)

Hong Kong New Year’s Eve Countdown Event

Another event that you shouldn’t miss is the New Year’s Eve countdown fireworks display held on the last day of each year to welcome the new year. The biggest difference between this year’s New Year’s Eve countdown event and previous years is that it is the first New Year’s Eve event since Hong Kong reopened to the outside world after experiencing the epidemic. Therefore, the scale of this fireworks display will be larger than before, and a larger number of fireworks will be released. At that time, you will have the opportunity to see a completely different night view of Victoria Harbor. You must not miss it!

Business information for Hong Kong’s New Year’s Eve countdown event

Date: December 31, 2023
Time: 23:00 – 00:12 (January 1, 2024)
Address: Both sides of Victoria Harbor

More information on Hong Kong’s New Year’s Eve countdown activities: Official website / map

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Hong Kong’s New Year’s Eve countdown event. (Click on the image to enlarge/Photo: Hong Kong Tourism Board)

Hong Kong Disneyland – Special Christmas Festival

In addition to the activities organized by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Hong Kong Disneyland is another must-visit place during the Christmas season. This time Hong Kong Disneyland has prepared "Disney Christmas Music Live!" and a large outdoor Christmas tree for you, and also used drones to create different Christmas patterns. More importantly, Hong Kong Disneyland has placed a large Christmas tree outdoors, allowing you to take the most Christmas-friendly commemorative photos at any time.

Another thing worth paying attention to is that Hong Kong Disneyland has launched a Christmas limited package discount. You can enjoy additional discounts when you purchase tickets for designated days and stay at the Disneyland Hotel on designated days.

Hong Kong Disneyland Christmas Special Festival

Dates: November 17, 2023 – January 1, 2024
Time: 10:00 – 21:30
Address: Hong Kong Disneyland

More Hong Kong Disneyland discount information: Hong Kong Disneyland ticket discounts / Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel Deals / Hong Kong’s latest Christmas discounts

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Disney characters in Christmas costumes. (Click on the image to learn more)
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Christmas-themed parade show at Hong Kong Disneyland. (Click on the image to learn more)
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Large Christmas tree & drone show at Hong Kong Disneyland. (Click on the image to learn more)
A Christmas-only drone show at Hong Kong Disneyland. (Click to play video)

Hong Kong Christmas Market

During the short few days of the Christmas holiday, of course, we must seize the opportunity to go to different Christmas markets, taste different delicacies, and purchase some special gifts that only appear during the Christmas period, and pick up some holiday gifts to participate in Christmas parties and exchanging gifts with friends.

Stanley Market – “Chillmas by the Sea”

Stanley Market, located in the southern district of Hong Kong Island, has an Australian Christmas theme this time. As we all know, December in Australia is their summer, so their Santa Claus does not appear on the snow, but on the beach. This time, the Stanley Market has the theme of "Chillmas by the Sea", bringing a variety of Australian specialties, delicacies, and handicrafts, trying to go against the past traditions and bring a Christmas with the most summery atmosphere.

Stanley Market – Business information of "Chillmas by the Sea"

Date: December 9th & 10th/16th & 17th/23rd – 26th, 2023
Time: 12:00-20:00
Address: 23 Camry Road, Stanley, Hong Kong

More information about Stanley Market – “Chillmas by the Sea”: Official website / map

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Stanley Market-"Chillmas by the Sea". (Click to enlarge image/Image: LINKREIT)

Discovery Bay – “Christmas Wonderland 2023”

If the southern district of Hong Kong Island is a bit far away from you, you may also consider going to Discovery Bay on Lantau Island – “Christmas Wonderland 2023”. Starting from November 24, 2023 until January 1, 2024, various themed activities such as large-scale open-air markets, music performances, and ice shows will be held every weekend. In addition, a large-scale parade performance and Christmas lights lighting ceremony will be held on November 24th.

On the other hand, you can also consider booking a room at the Discovery Bay Hotel to spend this Christmas in a sea-view room and enjoy the rich dinner they prepare for you. I believe it will be a good experience to spend Christmas in this way.

Discovery Bay – Business information of “Christmas Wonderland 2023”

Dates: November 24, 2023 – January 1, 2024
Time: 11:00-19:00
Address: Discovery Plaza, Lantau Island

More information on discounts at Discovery Bay attractions: Official website / map / Discovery Bay Hotel Accommodation Plan

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Discovery Bay – “Christmas Wonderland 2023”. (Click to enlarge image/Image: DISCOVERYBAY)

Hong Kong large Christmas installation

During the Christmas season in Hong Kong, apart from large-scale live performances and Christmas markets, what other good places are there for Christmas? The biggest feature of Hong Kong during the Christmas season is that large shopping malls in different areas will set up Christmas installations with different themes. For example, large shopping malls in Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok and Taikoo areas will go to great lengths to decorate every corner of the mall every Christmas. If you have free time on the weekend, be sure to make arrangements to visit.

Tai Kwun, Central – Large outdoor Christmas tree

Tai Kwun, located in Central District, was formerly the Hong Kong Police Headquarters and Central Police Station. It is now a museum with the theme of culture and art, and regularly holds exhibitions with different themes. During this Christmas period, Tai Kwun installed a large Christmas tree with a height of 12 meters, adding a lot of Christmas atmosphere to the Central area. If you want to find the largest Christmas tree in Hong Kong and take a photo with it, Tai Kwun may be one of your must-visit attractions this Christmas.

Tai Kwun, Central – Business information of large outdoor Christmas tree

Dates: December 1, 2023 – January 1, 2024
Time: 18:00 – 21:30
Address: Parade Square, Tai Kwun, Central, Hong Kong Island

More information on attractions in Central: Official website / map / Nice place in Central

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A large Christmas tree placed at Tai Kwun Parade Square in Central. (Click to enlarge image/Photo: TAI KWUN)

Landmark Central – “MOUNT SANTA PAWS”

The Landmark Central, located next to the Central MTR station, is not only the most expensive shopping mall on Hong Kong Island, but also the mall where most people are willing to spend money on large Christmas installations for many years. The most special thing about the Christmas installation at Landmark Central is that it is three floors tall and has multiple movable components. It is definitely not comparable to the Christmas installations in other shopping malls. If you want to see the largest Christmas installation and take the most unique Christmas commemorative photos, Landmark Central is one of the must-visit attractions.

Business information of Landmark Central – “MOUNT SANTA PAWS”

Dates: November 19, 2023 – January 1, 2024
Time: 07:00 – 23:59
Address: 15 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong Island

More information on attractions in Central: Official website / map / Klook latest discount code

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Landmark Central – "MOUNT SANTA PAWS". (Click on image to enlarge)

CityPlaza, Cityplaza – “GROW with LOVE”

CityPlaza, also located on Hong Kong Island, uses Hong Kong Disney cartoon characters and "GROW with LOVE" as its Christmas theme this year. Not only is there a large Mickey Mouse for you to take commemorative photos, but there is also a limited-time Christmas shop selling some products with Mickey Mouse concepts, so you can have a completely different Christmas.

Business information of CityPlaza in Cityplaza – “GROW with LOVE”

Dates: November 17, 2023 – January 1, 2024
Time: 12:00 – 21:00
Address: 18 Taikoo Shing Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong Island

More information on attractions in Cityplaza: Official website / map / Klook dining discount list

CityPlaza, Cityplaza – “GROW with LOVE”. (Click to enlarge image/Photo: CITYPLAZA)

Harbor City, Tsim Sha Tsui – “Merry Spacemas”

In addition to the large shopping malls on Hong Kong Island, Harbor City in Tsim Sha Tsui is another must-visit attraction during the Christmas season. Harbor City has set up Christmas installations with different themes every Christmas in the past. This year’s theme is “Merry Spacemas”, allowing you to spend this year’s Christmas in a futuristic and colorful atmosphere.

Tsim Sha Tsui Harbor City – “Merry Spacemas” business information

Dates: November 17, 2023 – January 1, 2024
Time: 10:00 – 20:00
Address: 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

More information on Tsim Sha Tsui attractions: Official website / map / Good places in Tsim Sha Tsui

Harbor City, Tsim Sha Tsui – “Merry Spacemas”. (Click to enlarge image/Image: HARBOUR CITY)
Harbor City, Tsim Sha Tsui – “Merry Spacemas”. (Click to enlarge image/Image: HARBOUR CITY)

Langham Place, Mongkok – “Care Bears Express”

Langham Place, Mong Kok, located next to Mong Kok MTR Station, has a pink theme this Christmas, with Care Bears cute dolls and cartoon-shaped Christmas trees. In addition, a 40-meter-long slide is decorated to create a Care Bears. A small Bears-themed amusement park. If you all like Care Bears, you must seize the opportunity and visit Langham Place, Mongkok before the exhibition period ends.

Langham Place, Mongkok – Business information of “Care Bears Express”

Dates: December 5, 2023 – January 1, 2024
Time: 11:00 – 23:00
Address: 638 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon

More information on Mong Kok attractions: Official website / map / Klook latest discount code

Langham Place, Mongkok – “Care Bears Express”. (Click to enlarge image/Photo: LANG HAM PLACE)

Hong Kong Christmas limited special experience

To deeply experience Christmas in Hong Kong, in addition to visiting different large shopping malls and theme parks, have you ever thought about participating in some special activities that are only held during the Christmas period? For example, take an open-top bus to admire the Christmas lights in Tsim Sha Tsui, or take a yacht out to sea to enjoy the Victoria Harbor fireworks display. Even going to the restaurant on the 100th floor of Sky100 to enjoy snacks and watch the New Year's Eve countdown fireworks display. I believe these experiences will definitely bring you unforgettable memories.

Hong Kong Christmas Open Top Bus Night Tour

Tsim Sha Tsui is the area with the most Christmas lights in Hong Kong. It is said that there are several times more Christmas lights than Hong Kong Island. Most people will choose to stand on the Central Promenade to admire the Christmas lights on the other side of Victoria Harbour, or take some double-decker buses that pass through Tsim Sha Tsui and enjoy the Christmas lights in Tsim Sha Tsui during the ride.

This Christmas open-top bus night tour experience features a bus route specially designed to match the location of the Christmas lights in Tsim Sha Tsui. Coupled with the use of open-top double-decker buses, you can clearly appreciate the Christmas lights of each building. Compared with taking photos in a regular double-decker bus, you have to overcome the problem of reflection from the glass windows, but as long as you choose to take an open-top bus, you can definitely take the photos you want easily.

More information on Hong Kong’s Christmas open-top bus night tour: Latest departure timetable & fare discounts

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During the open-top bus ride, you can carefully admire each Christmas light display. (Click on the image to learn more)

Victoria Harbor Fireworks Viewing Experience

For many people, the only way to enjoy the Victoria Harbor fireworks display and Symphony of Lights is on the promenades on both sides of Victoria Harbor, or by taking the Star Ferry that connects Tsim Sha Tsui to Central in just a few minutes. Strive for the opportunity to take photos of Victoria Harbor scenery. This Christmas, it may be time to try taking a yacht out to sea and enjoy the most beautiful sunset scenery and the most gorgeous fireworks display in the center of Victoria Harbour.

Take the Victoria Harbor fireworks viewing experience as an example. During the 45-minute journey, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the most perfect sunset view in the center of Victoria Harbor, the Christmas-only winter waterfront fireworks display, or the most popular late-night fireworks display. Beautiful night view of Victoria Harbor. In addition, they also provide guided tours, drinks, and snacks, so that you can enjoy the most beautiful scenery of Victoria Harbor as if you were on a private yacht.

More information about the Victoria Harbor fireworks viewing experience: Latest departure time & fare discounts

Board the yacht and enjoy the view of Victoria Harbor from another angle. (Click on the image to learn more)
Only by taking a boat out to sea can you enjoy the Christmas fireworks display in the center of Victoria Harbour. (Click on the image to learn more)

Sky100 New Year’s Eve Countdown Party

If you are looking for a place to quietly enjoy the night view of Victoria Harbor and spend this year’s Christmas and New Year’s Eve at the same time, you may consider going to the observation deck at Sky 100 to enjoy a glass of wine while enjoying the show held during the New Year’s Eve countdown. Fire show. The most special thing about watching a fireworks display at Sky100 is the opportunity to see the fireworks explode from the same height. Compared to watching fireworks blooming in mid-air from the ground, you will get a different experience on Sky100.

More information on Sky100 New Year’s Eve Countdown Party: Official website / Sky100 latest ticket discounts

Standing in mid-air and watching the fireworks bloom is definitely a unique experience. (Click on the image to learn more)
Café 100 by The Ritz-Carlton. (Click on the image to learn more)

Hong Kong Christmas Dinner Offers

One of the most important Christmas activities in Hong Kong is to enjoy Christmas dinner at some high-end restaurants.

The biggest difference between this Christmas and the past is that a large number of hotels are offering buffet discounts at the same time. Basically, from the most luxurious 5-star hotel restaurants to the cheapest 3-star hotel restaurants, they all offer different package discounts. In particular, you can enjoy an additional 30% discount on lunch buffets, afternoon tea buffets, and dinner buffets in certain designated hotels. If you use the discount code of a designated credit card, you can enjoy an additional 18% discount!

More information on Christmas dinner offers in Hong Kong: Hong Kong’s latest Christmas dinner offers / Hong Kong W Hotel Buffet / Six Nations Hotel Buffet / Royal Garden Hotel Buffet

You can enjoy an additional discount of 30% on selected buffets in designated hotels. (Click on the image to learn more)
Christmas is the best time to go to a hotel to taste different delicacies. (Click on the image to learn more)
W Hotel allows you to enjoy sea views while enjoying different cuisines. (Click on the image to learn more)

Summarize

Christmas is the last holiday of the year, and with several consecutive days of holidays, of course we must seize the opportunity to visit different attractions and taste different delicacies in Hong Kong. In today’s article with the theme of Christmas in Hong Kong, I believe you can find some places and restaurants worth visiting during Christmas, so that you can spend this year’s Christmas with the people who matter most. .

On the other hand, we have also prepared more information about Hong Kong attractions, Hong Kong accommodation deals, and Hong Kong ticket deals for you. If you want to arrange a travel itinerary to experience Hong Kong in depth, you can find more practical articles related to Hong Kong travel from the Hong Kong travel information category. More Hong Kong travel information: Hong Kong Travel Information Classification

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