Hong Kong Christmas 2022

Best of this Holiday Season: Markets, Christmas Lights, Concerts, the Nutcracker!
Hong Kong Christmas Tree and Decorations Central

Christmas is such a wonderful time to visit Hong Kong. As if Victoria Harbour wasn't striking enough on a normal day, during holiday time it really comes to life with the glittering lights that decorate every corner of the territory.

Christmas might not be a typical Chinese holiday but the territory certainly embraces any chance to celebrate, shop and enjoy great food, and Hong Kong is clearly a magnet to visitors during this season.

Shopping centres, hotels, theme parks, streets, plazas, buildings along the harbour, will all be oozing in lights, glitz, extravagant displays and holiday cheer.

The Christmas decorations start making their way just as the Halloween goblins and pumpkins are being taken down. The arrangements, lights and decorations are getting fancier and more elaborate each year, as hotels and shopping centers try to outdo each other...

Christmas Decorations at Harbour City
Christmas Decorations at Harbour City

The Christmas lights are of course one of the attractions of the season, most of the buildings on the harbour front are brightly decorated. An evening Harbour Cruise during the season is truly a breathtaking experience.

Buildings in the Harbourfront richly decorated for Christmas
All the buildings along the water are richly decorated


Christmas in Hong Kong 2022

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Holiday Highlight Events

The following Holiday events have been confirmed for 2022, we will be adding to the list as they trickle in...

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Holiday Hours - What's Open And Closed

The Christmas and New Year Holiday period starts towards the end of November, is in full swing in mid-December and culminates with the New Year's Countdown on January 1st.

December 25 and 26 are public holidays, as well as New Year's Day January 1st. December 25 is on a Sunday in 2022, so the holiday will be observed through Tuesday December 27, 2022. Like all public holidays in Hong Kong, government offices and schools will be closed on these days but shopping centers, restaurants, attractions, markets, etc. remain open throughout the period.

In many cases special holiday hours will apply during the Christmas and New Year period. In the case of attractions, that means later closing times, shopping centers and malls maintain their usual hours, normally from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm., markets expand their hours from their normal schedules to capitalize on the increased traffic.

Most restaurants and hotels will be running special menus and events during the period. Needless to say, if you are planning on dining out on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, reservations are a must!

Public Holidays December 25 - 26 - 27, 2022 and January 1st 2023

Open

Shopping centers and malls
Markets
Restaurants
Attractions and Theme Parks
Public Transportation
Museums

Closed

Government Offices
Schools
Post Offices
Banks
Public Libraries

Follow The Christmas Lights... Hong Kong Fabulous Christmas Displays

These are some of our favourite places to get into the spirit of the holiday. Themes may vary from year to year, but every time, no exception, they go all out and put extravagant displays, some with live music acts and entertainment, interactive games for kids, or simply fantastic lights and decorations. Warning... watch out for extreme crowds during the holiday season!

Christmas Lights and Displays In Tsim Sha Tsui

If you are in the Tsim Sha Tsui side, you can start your walk at Harbour City, the largest shopping center in the city and conveniently located right next to the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry then follow the glitter towards the waterfront... More striking displays at 1881 Heritage, the Peninsula Hotel, and along the water, stop and admire the fantastic skyline which will be beautifully illuminated... And as you head towards Tsim Sha Tsui East, this area puts on the yearly Festive Illuminations display, don't miss the humongous LED multimedia video walls with happy holiday wishes and the sea of snowflakes and happy greetings in Mody Lane.

Here are some wonderful displays thorugh the years...

Christmas Decorations at Harbour City

Lavish Christmas Displays at Harbour City, the largest Shopping Center in Hong Kong

Christmas Decorations at 1881 Heritage Mall

The 1881 Heritage Mall transforms itself into a magic wonderland every year

Christmas Decorations at The Peninsula Hotel

...The Peninsula Hotel, the Grand Dame in all its glory...

Christmas Lights Victoria Harbour Waterfront

Don't miss a stroll along the Promenade where you can take in the awe-inspiring skyline, all decked up in bright holiday lights

Christmas Displays Tsim Sha Tsui East

Tsim Sha Tsui East Festive Illuminations...

Christmas Decorations at Elements Mall in Hong Kong

If you're catching the Airport Express at Kowloon Station, the Elements Mall sits right above

Christmas Lights and Displays Island Side

If you are on the Island side, you can check out the fantastic displays at all major shopping centers, some of the most elaborate that go all out every year are at the IFC Mall, The Landmark, Pacific Place, Times Square, Lee Tung Avenue... Please note that the city's signature Christmas Tree installation that used to be at Statue Square has moved to the West Kowloon Cultural District.

Hong Kong Pulse 3D Light Show

City's Centrepiece at Statue Square Central

Christmas Decorations at IFC Mall

IFC Mall

Christmas Tree and Decorations at The Landmark Mall Hong Kong

The Landmark

Christmas Decorations at Pacific Place

Pacific Place

Christmas Displays at Times Square

Times Square

Christmas Lights and Decorations at Lee Tung Avenue in Hong Kong

Lee Tung Avenue

2022 Hong Kong Winterfest Christmas Town in West Kowloon Cultural District

West kowloon Winterfest Christmas Town

This year, the city's signature mega Christmas Tree is back at the West Kowloon Cultural District together with the multimedia light and sound show, "A Symphony of Lights".

The 20-meter tree will be enveloped by a Christmas town, festive music and lighting effects.

When?: November 25, 2022 to January 1, 2023
Where?: West Kowloon Cultural District

West kowloon 
 Winterfest Christmas Town

2022 Hong Kong Christmas Displays, Events, Entertainment

Butt Detective Christmas Adventure at Plaza Hollywood

Christmas Decorations Plaza Hollywood

This Christmas, Butt Detective has appeared in Hollywood Plaza, and the mall's atrium has been transformed into a playground with many challenges and games.

The Fest will be featuring many interactive game elements and play zones, including a Curling and Digital Maze Game Zone and a Nintendo Switch Yugi Challenge.

When?: - November 4, 2022 to January 2, 2023
Where?: Star Plaza on the first floor at Plaza Hollywood, 1F at 3 Lung Poon Street, Diamond Hill, Kowloon

Christmas Village Market Pop-Up at K11 Musea

K11 Musea Christmas Village

This season, see your Christmas dreams come alive with cultural, art, and festive happenings at K11 MUSEA to awaken your holiday spirit.

See your cherished Christmas traditions and memories come alive in warm, glowing scenes lit by fairy lights stocked with piles of artisanal crafts, seasonal lifestyle products and gourmet delicacies from around the world. Finish your Christmas shopping and get that perfect dreamy holiday snapshot all at the Christmas Village Pop-up!

And this Christmas for the little ones there's gingerbread houses and festive crafts, a LEGO Christmas and more!

When?: November 5, 2022 to January 2, 2023
Where?: K11 MUSEA, K11 Art & Cultural Centre - 6F Tsim Sha Tsui
How Much?: Free, some fees for children's workshops

Healing Christmas In Town at New Town Plaza

New Town Plaza Christmas

New Town Plaza has brought fantastic selfie and instagram-worthy spots at their outdoor Starlight Garden which always dresses up for the holidays with a sea of sparkling lights and special-themed arrays.
This year's theme takes its inspiration in Peru's Vinicunca Rainbow Mountains and brings us festive displays featuring their typical alpacas.

When?: Now - January 2, 2023
Where?: New Town Plaza in Sha Tin - Entrance Arena, 1/F, Phase 1
How Much?: Free

Discovery Bay Sunday Holiday Markets

Christmas Market Discovery Bay

Handmade Hong Kong brings together the crafting community of Hong Kong to inspire making and creating and at the Sunday Holiday Markets you can expect to find all sorts of beautiful hand-crafted one-of-a-kind items, from jewelry, plush toys, arts and crafts, clothing, indoor and outdoor plants, teas, baked goods and delicacies... it's a fabulous space to browse for that special something for the holidays!

When?: - November 27, December 11, 2022 - 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Where?: Discovery Bay Plaza

Festive Illuminations at Tsim Sha Tsui East

Festive Illuminations at TSTE

Every year, the glittering illuminations turn Victoria Harbour into a sparkling attraction and fill the holiday season with thanks and blessings.

Come and walk along the stunning Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, explore the many fun snap spots, enjoy scrumptious food, shop for the best holiday gifts and don't forget to spend time enjoying the unique spacious open area at Tsim Sha Tsui East!

When?: November 29, 2022 to January 2, 2023
Where?: Tsim Sha Tsui East
How Much?: Free

UniChristmas at Harbour City

Christmas Decorations Harbour City

Harbour City's Christmas displays are legendary and one of Hong Kong's must-see holiday attractions.

This Christmas, Harbour City turns the Ocean Terminal Forecourt into "Unicorn Merry-Go-Round Paradise". Featuring four unicorns with unique characteristics: Dreamy Bubble - representing dreams, Harmony Ocean - representing harmony, Jolly Trinity - representing happiness, and Twinkle Skylar - representing treasures.

When?: - November 17, 2022 to January 2, 2023
Where?: Harbour City Ocean Terminal Forecourt

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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Christmas On Parade at Pacific Place

Christmas at Pacific Place

Oh yes, it's floats and marching bands and musicians and dancers, all making their way to Santa's Hall for a grand celebration this holiday season. And your little ones can be part of the parade, sign up for the adventure at Santa Squad Training!

Back are the many workshops, Santa greetings, Reindeer Flight Academy, Christmas DJ Booth...

When?: November 17, 2022 - January 2, 2023
Parade at 3:00 pm on December 3, 10, 17, 24, 25, 26 at Park Court Level 1
Where?: Pacific Place
How Much?: FREE, fee for Workshops, Santa's Cabin and Santa Squad Training

Mrs Claus Bakery at Landmark

Christmas  at  Landmark

Lend a helping hand to Mrs Claus and her busy team of Elves, Flippy the Penguin, Dasher the Reindeer, Gingy the Gingerbread Man, and Fluffy the Polar Bear to bake cookies for family and friends.

Together, we share the true meaning of Christmas - giving to the community through local charity partners.

When?: November 24, 2022 to January 2, 2023
Where?: The Landmark Atrium

A Christmas Wish Under the Mistletoe at 1881 Heritage

Christmas at 1881 Heritage

1881 Heritage has hoisted a dazzling Christmas tree in the Grand Piazza to indulge our visitors in the beauty and romance of this magical time of the year.

Revel in the enchanting atmosphere of sparkling lights and charming heart-shaped wreaths and embrace the time-honoured tradition of standing under the mistletoe with that special someone!

When?: Now until early January 2022
Where?: 1881 Heritage on Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
How Much?: Free

Santa Claus Village In Town at IFC Mall

IFC Mall Christmas

Amid the brilliance of Christmas night and the dancing northern lights, reindeer sleighs carrying Finland's Santa Claus Village soar through the skies to bring Hong Kong festive merriment and more!

Music performances at 3:00 pm on weekends from December 9 - 27, 2022

When?: November 23, 2022 to January 2, 2023
Where?: Oval Atrium, Podium Level One, IFC Mall
How Much?: Free

Funtastic World at Citygate Outlets

Christmas Decorations Citygate Outlets

Joy to the lolly! Citygate Outlets brings us "FUNtastic World" with the well-known Chupa Chups! Experience the joyful making process of Chupa Chups, and embrace yourself in a sweetness-overload Christmas! Enjoy the ultimate FUN-cation at the instagrammable spots at Hong Kong's first-ever "FUNtastic Lolly Academy" for a jolly holiday season!

When?: - November 22, 2022 to January 2, 2023
Where?: Citygate Outlets

Lan Kwai Fong Christmas and New Year's Eve Street Party

Lan Kwai Fong Christmas Street Party

One huge street party...

As if this wasn't already the liveliest spot in Hong Kong, during the merry season Lan Kwai Fong goes all out with its renowned Christmas street party and then a week later, ready to do it again, to welcome the New Year.

Food, drink, entertainment... all restaurants, bars and clubs will be at capacity so reserve early!

When?: Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve December 24 and 31, 2022
Where?: Streets of Lan Kwai Fong. Take the MTR to Central Station Exit D2, on to Theatre Lane and up D'Aguilar Street.

Hong Kong Mega ShowCase

Hong Kong Mega ShowCase

Christmas shopping on steroids! One mega event Ten Mega Themed Zones combined under one roof, open to the public, the largest Christmas indoor carnival in Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong Mega ShowCase is one big indoor festival that takes place at the Hong Kong Convention Centre every year just around Christmas time and combines several major expos and theme trade shows that are held concurrently, all under one roof:

  • Toys and Figure Zones
  • Leisure Outdoor Activity and Gym Equipment Zone
  • Hipster Pop-Up Street
  • Beauty and Health Care Products
  • Personal Care and Sanitizing
  • Local Brands Bazaar
  • Fashion Accesories
  • Homex
  • Hong Kong Car Show
  • Hong Kong Food Festival

When? December 24 - 27, 2022
Where? Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How Much? HK$20 this covers entrance to all zones and mega events

Holiday Concerts and Entertainment

Hong Kong Ballet: The Nutcraker

Hong Kong Ballet: The Nutcracker

Christmas just isn't Christmas without The Nutcracker and a visit with Clara and her Prince, the Sugarplum Fairy, King Rat, the Snowflakes and all the fascinating characters from this favourite of childhood classic holiday entertainment.

Set to Tchaikovsky's iconic music with live accompaniment by the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, this is Hong Kong's ultimate family holiday tradition.

When?: Several performances December 16 - 31, 2022
Where?: Hong Kong Cultural Centre - Grand Theatre
How Much?: With recorded music HK$180, $320, $480, $680, $1,000 (Limited VIP) With live music HK$180, $320, $490, $720, $1,200 (Limited VIP)
Suitable for ages 3 and above

Hong Kong Philharmonic's: Raining Petals - An Orchestral Re-imagining

Hong Kong Philharmonic Christmas  Concert

Based on the classic Floral Princess created by Tong Tik-sang, this brand new orchestral re-imagining is complemented by the exquisite on-screen interpretation by renowned acting duo Yam Kim-fai and Pak Suet-sin. For this rendition under Directors-General duo Joseph Chan and Ip Ka-po with producer Maurice Lai, director Rex Ng weaves together text, video and audio, while composer Lee Che-yi pens an original symphonic poem. Lio Kuokman conducts the HK Phil in this world premiere.

When? December 23 - 24, 2022
Where? Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
How Much? HK$300, HK460, HK$620, HK$780
For Ages 6 and Above


Hong Kong Philharmonic's New Year Celebration

Hong Kong Philharmonic New Year Concert

For our traditional New Year concert, we usher in 2023 with a joyful and exuberant programme of enchanting dance music from Johann Strauss II, Kreisler and Richard Strauss, preceded by overtures by Berlioz and Tchaikovsky.

For Ages 6 and Above.

When? December 30 - 31, 2022
Where? Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
How Much? HK$220, HK340, HK$460, HK$580

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