Hong Kong’s 10 best spots for Christmas photos: from fairy lights in West Kowloon to upcycled trees at Citywalk – YP

Hong Kong’s 10 best spots for Christmas photos: from fairy lights in West Kowloon to upcycled trees at Citywalk – YP

Christmas is a magical time. In Hong Kong, malls are going all out for a festive winter makeover, making them the perfect place to indulge in some holiday cheer – and snap that perfect photo. Here’s a guide to some of the city’s most Instagrammable spots this holiday season.

Christmas lights in the West Kowloon Cultural District. Photo: KY Cheng

What’s more Insta-worthy than a towering Christmas tree covered in twinkling fairy lights? Go to West Kowloon Cultural District for a meet and greet with Santa Claus, musical performances, craft workshops, charity bazaars and of course a fantastic Christmas tree.

Date: Now through January 1, 2023

Location: Harborside Lawn West, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District

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Burberry Alpine Ice Rink, K11 Museum

Ice skating along the harbor at the K11 Musea. Photo: Handout

Enjoy a white Christmas while taking in beautiful harbor views from the first-ever outdoor ice skating rink on Victoria Harbour. presented by K11 Museum. Don’t miss the Christmas Village pop-up market!

Date: Now until January 2, 2023

Location: 6/F, K11 Museum

UniChristmas, port city

Christmas lights in full splendor in Harbor City. Photo: KY Cheng

You will feel transported to paradise Main entrance of Harbor City’s Ocean Terminalfeaturing 18 unicorns roaming between six sets of specially designed “unicorn carousels” and over 40 dazzling and glittery Christmas trees of various sizes.

Date: Now until January 2, 2023

Location: Ocean Terminal Forecourt, Harbor City

Duffy and Friends: A Journey to Christmas Town, MOKO

Duffy and Friends Christmas decorations at MOKO shopping mall. Photo: Handout

Disney lovers: head to Christmas Town to visit Duffy and his friends in their new winter costumes! Snap photos with Duffy and Friends characters, browse new Disney merchandise and check out Castle of Magical Dreams with Mickey Mouse and all your Disney favourites.

Date: Now until January 8, 2023

Location: MOKO, 193 Prince Edward Road West, Mongkok, Kowloon

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Christmas Disco: Glitz n’ Glam Party, Lee Tung Avenue

Lee Tung Avenue in Wan Chai. Photo: Edmond So

With a seven-meter disco ball dangling over the piazza and sparkling decorations, Lee Tung Avenue will have you feeling transported back to the 1970s at a groovy disco party.

Date: Now until January 2, 2023

Location: Lee Tung Avenue, Wan Chai

Grab the joy, Tai Kwun

The Christmas tree at Tai Kwun in Central. Photo: KY Cheng

The Christmas tree in the center of Tai Kwun shines every evening during a magical light show and creates a special atmosphere throughout the room. Don’t forget to visit their festive Snap the Joy photo booths to capture those spontaneous moments of happiness with friends and family.

Date: Now until January 2, 2023

Location: Parade Ground, Tai Kwun, Central

Santa Claus Village, IFC Mall

Santa’s Christmas Village at IFC. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong’s IFC shopping mall takes you as far as Rovaniemi, Lapland in the Arctic Circle by bringing the never-before-seen official Santa Claus Village from Finland to Asia for the first time! Be sure to visit Santa’s Main Post Office and say hello to Santa.

Date: Now until January 2, 2023

Location: Oval Atrium, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, Central

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Merry Christmas! Goodbye Plastic!, Citywalk

Merry Christmas! Goodbye plastic! Christmas decorations on the Citywalk. Photo: Handout

Climate change is important to us. This holiday season, Citywalk created a five-metre-tall Christmas tree from more than 1,000 recycled plastic bottles to show that plastic waste can be turned into something beautiful with creativity. Children can also join in the fun by dressing up as penguins and sliding down an eight-metre glacier slide.

Date: Now until January 2, 2023

Location: 1 Yeung Uk Road, Tsuen Wan

Christmas village in Bülow, Tai Po

Deck the halls at Billow, a restaurant famed for its Instagram-worthy appearance, with its enchanting and angelic lakeside light displays and exclusive holiday menu. Share the moment with your furry friends too – this is a pet-friendly festive activity!

Date: Now until January 2, 2023

Location: Shop B, G/F, Kerry Lake Egret Nature Park, 2 Hung Lam Drive, Tai Po Kau, Tai Po

Christmas Wonderland, Discovery Bay

Christmas Wonderland at Discovery Bay. Photo: Handout

This year, Discovery Bay turned into a festive European city with a gigantic 10 meter high tree. For those of you who dream of a white Christmas, be sure to visit their “Wonderland Winter Snow” every Saturday and Sunday in December, curating a romantic, snowy backdrop for you and your loved ones.

Date: Now until January 2, 2023

Location: Discovery Bay Plaza, 1 Discovery Bay Road, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island

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