Hong Kong Festivals and Events
November 2013

Here are the top Hong Kong Festivals and events for November 2013. November is Hong Kong's Wine and Dine Month and features an array of food festivals, street carivals and fairs. Here are some of our picks:

And it's starting to look a lot like Christmas...

Also check-out these popular ongoing events during November 2013:

Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival - October 31-November 3, 2013

Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival

Over 280 booths overlooking fantastic Victoria Harbour celebrating food and wine from around the world...

Wine tastings, live music and entertainment, culinary highlights, signature dishes from Hong Kong's top hotels and restaurants, pastries, cheeses, great wines and a fun atmosphere.

New this year is the Tasting Room with great offerings for wine pairing dinners, mastering wine and cheese, etc.

When?: October 31-November 3, 2013

  • Thursday October 31 - 8:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
  • Friday November 1 - noon - midnight
  • Saturday November 2 - noon - midnight
  • Sunday November 3 - non - 10:30 p.m.

Where?: The New Central Harbourfront, easiest way to get there? With the Star Ferry, just a couple minutes away from the Central Pier.

How Much?: Adults HK 30, Children (3-11) and Seniors HK 15. For wine tasting, tokens are available for purchase, must be 18 or older and pricing varies according to wine quality.

More information at HKTB Wine and Dine Month.

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Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair - November 9, 2013

Hong Kong Wine and Spirit 

The largest wine show in Asia, with wines and spirits from over 37 regions being represented. It is mainly a trade show but on the last day it is open to the public.

Fun events like cocktail mixing demonstrations, wine competitions, wine auctions and of course wine tastings.

All about the world of wine for the wine enthusiast!

When?: November 7-9, 2013 open to the trade. For the general public age 18 and older open on November 9, 2013 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where?: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
How Much?: This event is open to the general public aged 18 or above by ticket admission HK 200

More information from the HKTDC site.

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Lan Kwai Fong Carnival - November 23-24, 2013

Lan Kwai Fong Carnival

One huge street party...

As if this wasn't already the liveliest spot in Hong Kong, during this annual Carnival, Lan Kwai Fong really puts on the show.

A colorful parade, arts and crafts, carioca dancers, african drummers, performers from all over the world, fortune tellers and magicians, and of course, some of the best street food and beer!

When?: November 23-24, 2013 1:00 p.m. until late
Where?: Streets of Lan Kwai Fong. Take the MTR to Central Station Exit D2, on to Theatre Lane and up D'Aguilar Street.
How Much?: Free!

More information at www.lankwaifong.com.

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World of Food and Music at Stanley - Sundays in November

Stanley Plaza World of Food and Music

A real culinary treat and great live entertainment on a beautiful setting overlooking Stanley Bay.

World of Food and Music is a celebration of distinct flavours, fine wines and outstanding performances at Stanley Plaza's 300-seat amphitheatre.

For this year's guest appearances and programme check the official site at www.stanleyplaza.com.hk

When?: Sundays 10, 17, 24, November and Saturday 30 November and 1 December, 2013

What time?: Noon to 7pm
Where?: Stanley Plaza, 23 Carmel Road, Stanley, Hong Kong Island. Here's more on Stanley and how to get there.
How Much?: Free!

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Lei Yue Mun Seafood Festival - November 1 - December 1, 2013

Lei Yue Mun Seafood Festival

Seafood glorious seafood! at one of the most picturesque and charming villages in Hong Kong, famous for its seafood market and great al fresco dining atmosphere.

This November, as part of the Wine and Dine month celebrations, the village goes all out and partners with two top French wine producers to offer delectable wines to go with the sumptuous seafood. During the festival, you can get complimentary dishes, wine at great prices and they even throw the free parking.

When?: November 1 to December 1, 2013

What time?: Noon to 7pm
Where?: Lei Yue Mun Village. Take the MTR to Yau Tong Station, exit A, go up the stairs on the right and follow the crowds or Bus 14X from the China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui
How Much?: Free! Complimentary dishes, wines available for purchase

Or try one of Viator's tours to the Village which are offered year-round and combine a gorgeous evening harbour cruise and depart from near the Star Ferry Pier in Kowloon or Pier 9 in Central. The outing includes dinner and drinks at the village. Price US$78
Hong Kong Harbour Night Cruise and Dinner at Lei Yue Mun Seafood Village ›› More Info and Booking

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Hong Kong WinterFest - November 29, 2013 to January 1, 2014

Hong Kong WinterFest

Hong Kong WinterFest is the series of events sponsored by the Hong Kong Tourism Board which kick-off in Mid-November and run up until the New Year's Countdown on January 1st.

One of the highlights is the centrepiece in Central's Statue Square, which becomes the season's icon. This year's theme is "Wishes on the Wind" and the landmark centerpiece at Statue Square is a 15 metre contemporary sculpture featuring three dandelions beautifully illuminated and carrying your special wishes in the wind for this holiday season...

When?: November 29, 2013 - January 1, 2014
Where?: Central's Statue Square
How Much?: Free
More Info: Hong Kong Christmas Events

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Starlight Romance (formerly Starlight Garden) at New Town Plaza - November 12, 2013 to January 5, 2014

Starlight Garden at New Town Plaza

Starlight Romance is a stunning coreography and one-of-a-kind surreal show with hundreds of thousands of shimmering LED lights.

When?: November 12, 2013 to January 5, 2014 - 6:00pm-10:00pm Extended to 11pm on weekends and from mid-December 2013.

Where?: New Town Plaza Shopping Centre, 18-19 Sha Tin Centre Street, Outdoor Gardens on Level 7, Sha Tin, New Territories. MTR: Shatin Station, Exit A.

How Much?: Free

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Hong Kong Disneyland Sparkling Christmas - November 14, 2013 to January 5, 2014

Christmas at Disneyland Hong Kong

Parades, Carols, Christmas Trees...The entire park is transformed into a wonderland full of the holiday cheer, shiny ornaments, dazzling lights, fluffy snow, bows, balls and garlands, holiday wreaths... all decorate every corner of this magical world and make it even merrier...

You don't want to miss the magnificent Christmas Tree, the parties, the parades, and of course the fireworks.

When?: November 14, 2013 - January 5, 2014

Where?: Disneyland Hong Kong

How Much?: Included with Admission Ticket

More info:Disneyland Hong Kong Sparkling Christmas.

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Ongoing Hong Kong Events for November, 2013

These are some popular ongoing events that are worth checking out, specially since they are FREE!

These events feature some of the great and ancient traditions of the territory and are offered by experts in their corresponding fields:

Hong Kong Ongoing Events: Tai Chi Class
Tai Chi Class

Hong Kong Ongoing Events: Lion Dance Demonstration
Lion Dance Demo

Hong Kong Ongoing Events: Feng Shui Class
Feng Shui Class

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The Symphony of Lights

HK Symphony of Lights
The Symphony of Lights is Hong Kong's light and sound show, a tribute to the city and its people, their diversity, energy and vitality.

The stage is the entire city, which is what makes it so unique, you can watch the lights from just about anywhere in the waterfront. This free show offered by the city, takes place every night at 8:00 pm and lasts aboout 15 minutes.

When?: Every Night

Where?: Can be seen from both sides of Victoria Harbour

How Much? Free

Click here for more on Hong Kong's Symphony of Lights and best spots to watch.

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The Happy Valley Horse Races

Happy Valley Horse Races

Happy Valley Hong Kong whether or not you are a horse racing enthusiast is an experience not to be missed!

The beautiful horses, the skillful jockeys, the crowds going wild, they all add up to an exciting, fun-filled, thrilling atmosphere in a world-class venue.

The Happy Valley race course itself is a sight in itself, the city has built around it through the years and it is now practically surrounded by skyscrapers, an awesome experience specially at night when the city is illuminated.

When?: Wednesday Nights. First race starts at 7:15 p.m. and the gates open at 5:15 p.m. The races are done by 11:00 p.m.

Where?: Happy Valley Race Course

How Much? Depends, there are many ways to experience the races, from General Stand to Private Boxes and special packages including dinner and drinks. General Stand entrance starts at HK10.

Click here for more on Happy Valley Horse Racing, how to get there and options for viewing the races.

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