Probably the one of the most talked about places in Hong Kong for it’s amazing christmas display. This is definitely one of the places that is top on my list and will be visiting this weekend (stay tuned for a full post on what I get up to). Not only does the mall boast an amazing christmas display it also special Roadshows throughout the month. This month: the Diptyque roadshow.
All I need to say 450 stores? *wallet trembles
2.Pacific Place Santa’s grotto
The Grotto definitely holds a special place in my heart, having spend numerous weekends lining up to visit Santa claus, explaining to him that I haven’t been too bad in the year…and of course picking up the polaroid picture and little gift afterwards is a plus. I think that this is great for both family and friends. Take a bunch of your friends to take a cheesy photo with santa?
Plus they have a bunch of fun workshops available to try e.g make your own hot chocolate tube using candy canes, salted caramel etc (sign me up!)
Picture this: Iceskating with friends and family, with christmas music playing in the background and beautiful christmassy decor everywhere. Yes, please!
Entrance fees: $55
4. Timesquare’s White Christmas & Christmas Fair in Lane Crawford
One of my favourite places to shop and visit is Causeway bay shops are walking distance (1min) from each other. I’ve done most of my christmas shopping here. If you have kids their “White winter Snow chamber” is a great idea to experience “snow” in 20 degree weather. Bear in mind that you might have to wait in line…
Yearly, Lane Crawford hosts a variety of small fairs, but during December they host a small christmas fair with a variety of ornaments, snow globes, christmas gift sets and endless chocolate choices. Finally, with city super and logon within opposite each other you can buy groceries for your christmas dinner and buy skincare/stationary. There is everything you could need in one place.
5. Finally… you probably wouldn’t have guessed this one but, home.
At these times, I think that many people think that going out and seeing all the christmas lights is the way to go, but personally, some of my best memories have been at home: decorating the christmas tree, christmas-ifying everything in your house/room, making christmas dinner or simply watching festive movies at home. Spending time with friends and family (as cheesy as this sounds, and I promise you this is not from a greeting card) is definitely the most warming and merry feeling you can have.
Bonus #6: Hong Kong Brands & Products Expo (工展會)
Ok so this might not be christmassy however it only comes around once a year from the 10th of December to the 2nd of January, the most spendy time of the year. I have always love looking up and down the rows upon rows of shops viewing the deals whilst supporting HK brands. If you don’t like crowded places then I wouldn’t recommend going here because, crowds and trolleys are involved. If you need to shop for last minute christmas dinner shopping and gifts you might want to check this out !