November 2022 Hong Kong Festivals and Events

Wine and Dine Month, Symphony Under The Stars...

Events may be cancelled / postponed / rescheduled due to the current Coronavirus health precautions. Please check with event organizers for updates.

Hong Kong In November

November is the time to get outdoors and enjoy the pleasant temperatures and clear days without the overwhelming humidity of the summer months.

A light jacket and dressing in layers is probably best as there will be some warm days with temperatures dropping a bit at night.

November is Hong Kong's Wine and Dine Month and the festival is back this year, both in person and online, allowing a broader reach to people all over the world. The Hong Kong Literary Festival will also go ahead this year as a hybrid festival of live and online events. While Clockenflap has not been confirmed for 2022, the fabulous Symphony Under the Stars with the Hong Kong Philharmonic will go ahead, this is a FREE outdoor concert but you must register!

Two major sports events that normally take place in the spring have been rescheduled to November due to the pandemic, we are hoping for the return of the Hong Kong Marathon and Hong Kong Sevens!!!

For motor racing enthusiasts, the Macau Grand Prix is taking place next door this month!

And for our nature lovers, with cooler temperatures approaching, migratory birds start to flock to the marshes and our wetlands and reserves will be teeming with wildlife soon. Enjoy!

Egret in marshes

Here's what's up this November 2022:

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

Hong Kong Attractions, Tours, Activities that are OPEN This November 2022

Tours, attractions and activities that can be conducted safely while adhering to proper social distancing guidelines have reopened as have most outdoor activities.

It's time to get out! Here's a list of fun outdoor things to do that have restarted operations and can be booked now. When possible book tickets online and/or make a reservation as many of the activities are running on limited capacities.

Also check-out these popular ongoing events during November 2022:

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Hong Kong Rugby Sevens

Hong Kong Rugby Sevens at Hong Kong Stadium

The Hong Kong Sevens is rugby's most prestigious sevens tournament on the International Rugby Board World Series and considered the top event in Hong Kong's Sports calendar and normally takes place in the spring. This year due to the pandemic it was rescheduled to November.

In three days, 24 teams battle it up at the Hong Kong Stadium for points toward the World Series top ranking.

Tickets sell out as soon as they go on sale, but the event goes beyond the stadium, to say this is one colossal party is an understatement...

When? November 4 - 6, 2022

Where? Tournament held at Hong Kong Stadium, plus outside giant screens and party tents at the Central Promenade, more partying at Lan Kwai Fong, Soho and Wanchai.

Tickets: HK$ 530+ Likely to sell out quickly Find Hong Kong Sevens Tickets.

En Voyage with Claude Monet

Claude Monet HK

The first ever immersive experience of Claude Monet in Hong Kong! Some 200 artworks of the master of Impressionism Claude Monet will be brought to life through a spectacular 360 degrees sound and light show in this 36-minute unique digital art exhibition.
Encounter the brilliance of one of history's greatest artists in one single continuous journey... you will discover the evolution in both the technic, the topics and the vision of the master.

When?: October 27, 2022 to January 15, 2023 - 9:30am – 10:30pm
There will be a total of 16 sessions per day, each session will last 45 minutes
Where?: West Kowloon Cultural District (near Xiqu Centre and MTR Austin Station)
How Much?: Adult HK$288, Child (4-15) HK$238, Under 4 FREE,
VR Experience HK$28, online booking only. A limited quota for each session will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon

Hong Kong Marathon

This is a signature international sporting event in Hong Kong usually attracting some 70,000 participants and a total prize money for the Marathon of US$ 300,000. Due to the pandemic understandably the number of participants is likely to be reduced this year.

The 42-kilometer Marathon Route starts in Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui and ends in Victoria Park in Hong Kong Island.

There is also a Half-Marathon, a 10km Race, a Half-Marathon Wheelchair Race and a 3km Wheelchair Race as well as just for fun non-competitive family runs.

When?: CANCELLED
Where?: Starting area at Nathan Road, Finish Area at Victoria Park
How Much?: FREE for spectators, registration fee for participants

Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival

Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival

The Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival is back in town this year and brings back unique gastronomic experiences for foodies and wine lovers.

Virtual programmes are also likely to be back, where you can order special tasting kits delivered to your door and participate while interacting with wine masters.

An e-wine pass takes you on a self-guided wine tasting journey across four districts...

Enjoy an epicurean journey unlike any other, whether online or in town. What's more, indulge in myriad themed events in restaurants - from Michelin-starred dishes to iconic street food - along with exclusive offers. Cheers!

When?: November 1 - 30, 2022

The Hong Kong International Literary Festival

Hong Kong Literary Festival

The Hong Kong International Literary Festival is an annual event featuring established and emerging writers from around the world in a programme that includes live events with panels, readings, performances, writing workshops and walking tours.

HKILF celebrates English creative writing and emphasizes writing with an Asian connection.

When: Postponed to March 2023
Where: Several venues including Asia Society, The Fringe Club, and Tai Kwun
How much: Various prices; some free admission

Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair

Wine and Spirits Fair at the HK Convention Center

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!

IMPORTANT UPDATE: With many pandemic-related travel restrictions remaining in place, exhibitors and buyers may have difficulty joining the HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair. To assist exhibitors and buyers to overcome the business challenges brought by the pandemic, the fair will be presented in digital format as well.

  • Physical fair dates and venue: November 10 - 12, 2022 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Digital fair dates: November 10 - 19, 2022

Next Door in Macau: The Macau Grand Prix 2022

Macau Grand Prix

A weekend of non-stop heart-stopping action, screeching tires, racing engines, checkered flags... and adrenaline overload! Without a doubt this is Macau's most prestigious event in the annual calendar.

The legendary Macau Grand Prix features one of the most challenging circuits in the world and a number of major races. Back this year is the Motorcycle Grand Prix which had been cancelled for the past two years due to the pandemic.
The Family Carnival which normally takes place in Tap Seac Square has been cancelled for 2022.

When: November 17 - 20, 2022
Free practice and qualifying sessions to be held on Thursday and Friday, with early warm-up sessions on Saturday followed by 8-lap opening races for all of the headline races.
Where: Guia Circuit, Macau
How much: Grandstands MOP50 (US$6.50) for Thursday and Friday, MOP400-1000 on Saturday and Sunday (US$52 -$128)

All spectators must comply with the current anti-epidemic measures of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government.

Symphony Under The Stars with the Hong Kong Philharmonic - a FREE outdoor concert

HK Philharmonic Symphony under the Stars

Finally back! A night of enchanting music with the Hong Kong Philharmonic in the backdrop of the city's stunning skyline. Come enjoy the gems of classical music for an inspiring, relaxing and magical evening, fireworks and all! This is one of the city's largest outdoor concerts and it's FREE!

This year's annual extravaganza will feature Yu Long as Conductor, more details coming soon!

To share this enthralling evening beyond the Harbourfront, this outdoor concert will be livestreamed on the HK Phil website, Facebook, and YouTube channels.

Concert lasts around 90 minutes, without intermission. In view of official guidelines and social distancing measures under the pandemic, this concert is set to have assigned seats of a maximum of four persons per unit.

When: Saturday, November 12, 2022 - 7:30 pm
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space
How much: FREE (Pre-registration is required. Please visit the official website for details.)

Clockenflap Hong Kong's Music and Arts Festival

Clockenflap Hong Kong

A weekend of live musical acts, film screenings, family fun, and of course food!

And all this in Hong Kong's world class setting in the Central Harbourfront.

When: Postponed to March 3 - 5, 2023
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space
How much: General Admission HK980 - HK1,020, 3-day passes and student discounts available. Children under 12 FREE.

Hong Kong Christmas and Holiday Events

Hong Kong WinterFest

Hong Kong Chrismtas and Holiday events sponsored by the Hong Kong Tourism Board kick-off late November/early December and run up until the New Year's Countdown on January 1st.

One of the highlights is the Christmas Tree or centrepiece in Central's Statue Square, which becomes the season's icon and is always a stunner.

Other events include light installations and interactive displays along the waterfront, and of course, all shopping malls and hotels will go all out with their displays and holiday events.

When?: Mid-November to early January
Where?: Central's Statue Square, holiday events throughout the territory

A Disney Christmas

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 light-up ceremonies!

New this year is the "Disney Live in Concert!" Holiday Music Celebration, with a series of concerts on select weekends delighting guests with a musical journey from classical and joyous jazz to Broadway tunes. Each weekend will feature a different musical style.

When?: November 18, 2022 to January 2, 2023
Where?: Disneyland Hong Kong
How Much?: Christmas events included with admmission ticket

Remember you can buy discount tickets online at Klook.com:
HK Disneyland Discount Tickets Adult HK639 HKD570 US$73, Children HK475 HKD435 US$56
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Ongoing Hong Kong Events

These are some popular ongoing events that are worth checking out, specially since they are FREE or offered for a low fee!

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

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 about 12 minutes.

When?: Every Night
Where?: Can be seen from both sides of Victoria Harbour, specially stunning aboard a Harbour Cruise.
How Much? Free

The Horse Races Are On! This is how you can attend

Happy Valley Horse Races

The horse races in 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 two world-class venues, at the Sha Tin Racecourse and the iconic Happy Valley Racecourse.

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.

At this time, COVID-19 pandemic control measures have been relaxed and races will be staged in accordance with prevailing restrictions which enable the HKJC to bring more racing fans back to enjoy the on-course entertainment in person. Walk-in admission has been resumed for both public and members enclosures. Customers are encouraged to make advance bookings to secure admission for indoor catering venues. Here are the latest arrangements.

When?: Happy Valley Night Races on Wednesday Nights. On race day, 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.
Sha Tin Day Races are on Sundays. First race normally starts at 1:00 pm, earlier if there are more than 10 races. Gates open at 11:00 am.
All races will be streamed live at the HK Jockey Club Racing Channel.
How Much? 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. You can join this guided experience and learn all about horse racing and betting, Enjoy the HKJC horse races from the 2M roof deck.

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