Best Hong Kong Hotels
for a Christmas Staycation and Celebration

Where to Stay, Eat, Drink and be merry this Holiday Season
Gearing up for Christmas at the Peninsula

Hotels in Hong Kong are gearing to go all out for the Christmas celebrations once again with their different themes and activities... christmas bazaars, live music and performances, activities for children, christmas caroling and naturally, fantastic displays, lights and decorations.

This is truly a fantastic time to enjoy the cheery spirit and the beginning of a holiday season that will culminate with the Chinese New Year celebrations early next year.

Here are some top hotels in Hong Kong and what they have on offer this Christmas: markets, christmas and holiday banquets, children activities, concerts, caroling and entertainment, and of course... Santa Claus. There is plenty to choose from whether you are celebrating with friends and/or family and children.

The Four Seasons Hong Kong Festive Season 2023

Christmas Four Seasons

The Four Seasons enjoys a fantastic and convenient location in the heart of Central with some of the most striking views facing the harbour. It is connected to the IFC Mall with easy access to shopping and the main transport links: MTR Central station, Airport Express, Star Ferry, Macau Ferry, Ding Ding Trams.

At Christmastime Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong will be transformed to a festive destination with distinctive dining experiences prepared by Michelin starred chefs, Christmas gourmet offers and gifting ideas on the eShop, and Christmas spa breaks and a touch of magic for staycation makers.

This year's festive activities include the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 28, 2023 and Christmas bazaar sales from November 28 - December 5, 2023 with part of proceeds going to the Community Care Fund.

Also look forward to Ballet and Choir Performances at The Lobby on December 24, 25 and 26 featuring St. Stephen's College Choir, St. Joseph's Primary School Choir, St. Paul's Convent School Choir, and the Baron School of Music.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner menus are available at Caprice, the Lounge and Lung King Heen, a holiday lunch buffet will be available at ARGO.

And at the Festive Afternoon Tea at the Gallery expect mini Gingerbread Man, petit Chocolate and Mandarin Yule Log Cake and Mulled Berries Snowman Macaroon that will enliven the spirit of Christmas.

For the little ones, many fun festive family activities in the hotel are planned including Little Chefs cooking classes, ginger bread house making, and kid-friendly arts and crafts.

  • Christmas Eve at Caprice, Lunch - HK$1,788, Dinner - HK$5,088
  • Christmas Eve Dinner at Lung King Heen - HK$2,580, kids HK$1,180
  • Christmas Day at Caprice, Lunch - HK$1,788, Dinner - HK$3,988
  • Christmas Day Dinner at Lung King Heen - HK$2,580, kids HK$1,180
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Lunch Buffet at Argo - HK$1,188
  • Christmas Eve Dinner at The Lounge - HK$1,688
  • Christmas Day Dinner at The Lounge - HK$1,388
  • Festive Afternoon Tea with Live Cooking Station at The Gallery and The Lounge- HK$568

All prices subject to 10% service charge.

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The Peninsula celebrates The Peninsula Express: An Enchanting Festive Voyage

Christmas Market Performance Peninsula Hotel

The Pen is the legendary "Grande Dame of the Far East" and oldest hotel in Hong Kong. Located in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui this hotel is perfectly situated for shopping and taking in the Christmas lights. Service at the Peninsula is over the top, and come holiday time, it won't dissapoint.

This year, the hotel continues on from last year's Journey aboard the Peninsula Express, taking on special holiday inspiration from the golden age of railway travel which sees the Lobby transformed into the Grand Salisbury Station... Guests will be transported back to the grand era of steam locomotives and railway adventures and embark on a delightful itinerary of sumptuous meals, family activities, and festive events.

This year a special event on November 23, 2023 including a spectacular show featuring performances of classical festive tunes and lively rendition of this year's themed story: "An Enchanting Journey Continues - Aboard The Peninsula Express", followed by the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and sumptuous feast featuring festive delights from Chesa, The Verandah, Michelin-starred Spring Moon, and authentic Japanese restaurant Imasa, specially curated by the hotel's acclaimed culinary team. Tickets for the event are HK$4,880.

The Grande Dame's festive programme this year extends to each of the signature restaurants and bars: The Lobby, Gaddi's, Felix, Chesa, Imasa, The Verandah, The Salisbury Room and Spring Moon. Each with a series of special menus and live performances including Carols by Festive Chamber and the Harmonic Choir and the Band by Harmony Production as well as The Lobby's, Gaddy's and Felix's Bands.

  • Christmas Eve Gala Dinner at The Lobby, Gaddy's, Spring Moon, Imasa, Felix and Chesa - from HK2,288 - HK$4,088
  • Christmas Eve Gala Dinner Buffet at The Verandah - HK2,488, children under 12 HK$1,488
  • Christmas Day and Boxing Day Lunch, Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Set Dinners available
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Festive Afternoon Tea with Carols at The Lobby HK$658

All prices are subject to 10% service charge. Advance reservation is required.

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A Magical Christmas at the Harbour Grand Hong Kong

Christmas at the Intercontinental

Harbour Grand Hong Kong centrally located on Hong Kong Island, this multi-award-winning hotel boasts a 270-degree of the Victoria Harbour skyline. The hotel offers spacious guest rooms and suites suitable for both leisure and business travelers. The hotel is only 5 minutes walk from Fortress Hill MTR station.

A magical festive season begins once guests step into the splendid lobby of Harbour Grand Hong Kong and its signature sparkling Swarovski chandelier.

Surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows on 3 sides, Le 188° Restaurant & Lounge offers a 188-degree harbour view from the very top of the hotel which is one of the best spots to enjoy the coolest moments of the year while savouring festive delights. The open terrace provide fabulous harbour and city views.

  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner Buffet at Harbour Grand Cafe, a luxurious feast with all the traditional treats. Christmas Yule Log, Roasted Stuffed Turkey, together with a wide selection of festive sweets, will be ready at the 80-feet long buffet station. From HK$1,031 per adult and HK$723 per child. Take advantage of early bird discounts.
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day set dinner at Le 188°, the Harbour Grand's signature restaurant which is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows on 3 sides - HK 1,746 per person
  • Christmas Afternoon Tea at Le 188° - HK 426 per person

Book early for 20% discount. All prices are subject to 10% service charge. Advance reservation is required.

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Festive Season at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Mandarin Oriental and Christmas Trees

The Mandarin is one of Hong Kong's legendary icons which opened in the early '60s. It enjoys that perfect location in the Central Business District and just steps from many of the fantastic holiday displays and lights on the Hong Kong Island side.

The Mandarin Oriental will certainly offer an unforgettable celebration of holiday cheer and festive glamour. Their inspired festive menus offer traditional favourites alongside innovative treats, all prepared and served by an award-winning team.

This year, you can book a private dining experience at Michelin-starred Mandarin Grill + Bar or in the world's only Krug Room with your close friends and family.

  • A long-standing tradition of freshly roasted chestnuts, warm mulled wine, and homemade mince pies is back this holiday season at the Hotel Lobby December 24 and 25 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. And for the ultimate winter tradition, enjoy freshly roasted chestnuts at the Main Hotel Entrance from December 21 - 23, 2023.
  • For the little ones, plenty of festive activities on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: face painting, magician and balloon twisters, Santa visits at Restaurant venues.
  • Christmas Choirs at Restaurant outlets as well as the Lobby Staircase
  • Christmas Eve Festive Sunday Brunch at Clipper Lounge - HK$1,588, child HK$688
  • Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet at Clipper Lounge - HK$1,388, child HK$688
  • Christmas Eve 4-Course Set Dinner at Causette - HK$988, child HK$588
  • Christmas Eve Sunday Festive Roast - HK$1,688, child HK$588
  • Christmas Eve 7-Course Set Dinner at Mandarin Grill - HK$2,288
  • Christmas Eve 6-Course Set Dinner at Man Wah - HK$2,388
  • Plenty of happenings on Christmas Day and Boxing Day including Brunch Buffets, Afternoon Teas and Dinner Buffets, 5-course lunches and dinners

All prices subject to 10% service charge. Advance reservation and prepayment required for most.

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Enchanting Christmas at the Ritz Carlton

Nutcracker Ritz Carlton

Ritz Carlton Hong Kong is the world's highest hotel. Located between the 102nd and 118th floors of the ICC building, the tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong, it offers incredible views and panoramic surroundings of all the holiday glitz that envelopes the harbour this time of the year. Besides the killer views, the Ritz-Carlton unveils a sensational festive programme for guests to celebrate the holiday throughout their many venues including Teddy Bear afternoon teas, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinners, Brunches, Buffets, with Santa appearances, Countdown Parties and more.

This year the 9th floor Lobby transforms into a snow-kissed fantasy where a Christmas bazaar awaits with lots of goodies and flavourful delights. There will be many festive workshops for kids to participate in (added charge), Gingerbread House making, Christmas wreath and bouquet making, etc.

Santa will be parading up and down the hotel from the many restaurants to the Club Lounge on the 116th Floor. There will be choir performances and Christmas Carols on December 24 and 25.

These are some of these year's celebratory offerings:

  • Ozone Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet with free-flow Veuve Clicquot - HK$1,688
  • Tin Lung Heen Christmas Eve 6-course Set Dinner - HK$2,550
  • Tosca di Angelo Christmas Eve 8-course Set Dinner - HK$3,288
  • The Lounge & Bar Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet with live music performance - HK1,068, child HK$668+, with free-flow Veuve Clicquot Champagne - HK$1,268
  • Cafe 103 Festive Afternoon Tea - HK$498
  • Cafe 103 Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet - HK$1,088, child HK$628, with free-flow Veuve Clicquot Champagne - HK$1,388
  • Lots happening on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, buffet lunch, dinners, set dinner, festive Tea, etc.

All prices are subject to 10% service charge

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A Cheerful Christmas at the Marco Polo

Christmas Dinner at the Marco Polo

The Marco Polo offers a fantastic location in Harbour City, Hong Kong's largest shopping center of legendary Christmas displays fame. The hotel also offers superb views of the world's most dramatic waterfront and is one of our top picks for fireworks viewing if you are staying through New Year's.

For the holidays, get ready to unwrap a Christmas feast at Cucina with an Italian-style celebration, or spend an exhilarating night with the family at Cafe Marco which will be serving seasonal buffet specialties from around the globe, or simply book your table at the Lobby Lounge for a festive semi-buffet lunch or dinner. Besides the unique culinary experiences, Santa Claus visits, Christmas choir performances and party favours are also provided during the festive days.

  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 6-course Italian Dinner at Cucina with Santa Claus visit - HK$1,688
  • Christmas Eve Midnight Celebration at Cucina with live DJ and free-flow champagne - HK$550
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Buffet Lunch at Cafe Marco - HK$598, children HK$448, Senior HK$558
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Buffet Dinner at Cafe Marco - HK$808, children HK$568, Senior HK$778
  • Festive Semi-buffet Lunch and Holly Jolly Afternoon Tea at the Lobby Lounge - HK$284 - HK$418
  • Boxing Day offerings include Italian Brunches, Tea, Buffet and Set Lunches and Dinner specials

All prices subject to 10% service charge.

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