Hong Kong might not be a traditional destination for Christmas celebrations, but you’d be surprised to find that the city’s festivities are not only full of fun but also budget-friendly. Here’s a few Christmas markets and events in Hong Kong that you can enjoy without having to spend much money.
1. Christmas Seaside Market in Stanley Plaza
This market has opened on 12 December with around 80 booths, allowing consumers to sample the same delicacies enjoyed in Germany’s Christmas markets.
*From 1 to 20 December, shoppers who spend HK$600 or more can redeem a limited edition Christmas mug (250 each day) and enjoy a complimentary glass of mulled wine.
Date: 12-13 and 19-20 Dec 2015 (Sat and Sun)
Venue: Stanley Plaza Amphitheatre
2. Hong Kong WinterFest
Hong Kong WinterFest is a series of events sponsored by the Hong Kong Tourism Board which starts in early December and runs up until 1st January 2016. You can enjoy the citywide illuminations in Statue Square, Central for free.
Date & Time:
4 Dec – 20:00~23:00
5 Dec to 1 Jan 2016 – 17:00~23:00
24 and 31 Dec – 17:00~midnight
Venue: North Statue Square, Central, Hong Kong Island (Adjacent to Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong)
Remarks: All proceeds will be donated to Save the Children Hong Kong.
For more details, please visit discoverhongkong.com.
3. The AIA Great European Carnival
The AIA Great European Carnival returns this winter with more games and rides that have never been seen before in Asia. It is a fun outdoor activity perfect for families.
Date: 17 Dec 2015 – 21 Feb 2016
Venue: Central Harbourfront, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central
Admission: HK$125 for adults (including HK$100 worth of tokens)
HK$90 for children (including HK$70 worth of tokens)
For more details, please visit http://www.tgec.asia/.
4. 13th Hong Kong Mega Showcase and Hong Kong Food Festival 2015
The 13th Hong Kong Mega Showcase and Hong Kong Food Festival will be held in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this Christmas, with over 1,300 booths offering a wide variety of products, food and beverage at generous discounts.
Hong Kong Mega Showcase 2015
Date: 24-27 Dec 2015 (Thur to Sun)
Time: 24-26 Dec – 10:00~21:00; 27 Dec – 10:00~19:00
Hong Kong Food Festival 2015
Date: 24-28 Dec 2015 (Thur to Mon)
Time: 24-27 Dec – 10:00~21:00; 28 Dec -10:00~19:00
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai
Admission fee: 24 – 27 Dec – HK$20 per person; 28 Dec – HK$10 per person
*Free admission is granted to children under 3 years old.
*You can purchase the tickets at HKCEC ticketing counter.
For more details, please visit http://www.food-expo.com.hk/.
How to save more:
5. The 50th Hong Kong Brands & Products Expo
With more than 800 outdoor booths, the Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo offers many renowned brands and quality products at attractive prices. The fair only charges an entrance fee of HK$10.
Date: 12 Dec 2015 – 4 Jan 2016 (Total 24 days)
Time: 12 Dec 2015 – 3 Jan 2016 – 11:00~22:00; 4 Jan 2016 – 11:00~ 20:00
Venue: Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Admission Fee: HK$10/person
Remarks: Free admission for children below 1 meter in height, senior citizens over the age of 65 and persons with disabilities.
How to save more:
1) You can get the tickets for free on Group Buyer.
2) Overseas visitors can redeem a complimentary admission ticket by submitting the “Free Ticket Redemption Coupon for Overseas Visitors” with travel documents, name and country of origin at the Overseas Visitors Registration Counter, Hing Fat Street Entrance of the expo for verification and registration. You can read this for more details.
For more information about the event, please visit .
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