The Best Festive Displays Around Town
As per usual Hong Kong has gone wild with the Christmas décor. I had planned to write a top 5, but there are just too many amazing displays to choose from. So instead I’ve opted for the number of mince pies I intend to devour at the Christmas market tonight. Come on girls, dig out your most atrociously festive jumper, sing along to a carol or two and feast your eyes on the biggest and best displays of Christmas cheer in Hong Kong this year.
Santa Paws & The Wishing Machine
Gigantic Christmas tree? Check. Millions of lights? Check. Airborne teddy bear donning a Santa suit? Check! The Landmark’s Wishing Machine is quite a sight to behold, with over 80 gorgeous teddies working away to make sure all our festive wishes come true (I’m feeling confident about my request for longer legs). Catch the festive cogs a-turning every day between 11-8pm… and check out our video of the incredible moving display on Instagram here.
The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Now, call me old fashioned, but snakes aren’t something I tend to associate with the festive period. Mr Bvlgari quite clearly disagrees because a huge glistening reptile is the star of the show at this year’s Hong Kong Winterfest. There’s also a rather lovely tree on display and a photo booth to play around with, so despite any snake-related reservations you may have, it’s well worth dropping by.
North Statue Square, Central, Hong Kong
If the absence of snow is leaving you lacking in festive spirit, then 1881 Heritage in TST is sure to get you fired up. The towering snowy castle and icy sculptures look positively freezing. Luckily, however, we’re in HK where festive frostbite isn’t a thing, so you can kick back in the sleigh for as long as you please.
2A Canton Road, TST, Hong Kong
The humble Christmas tree has been given a makeover by the designer brands down at Fashion Walk. Kurt Geiger has swapped branches for stilettos, Michael Kors has shunned baubles for gold padlocks and there’s a (s)elfie tree waiting to be adorned with your festive snaps. Simply upload your selfie to Instagram with the hashtag #exTREEvaganza. They’ll have the best looking décor around.
Fashion Walk. Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
It’s time to unleash your inner child! Skip over to TST and coo over the enormous fluffy reindeer which has arrived at Harbour City. Andy Remeter, the American illustrator and creative mind, is to thank for this year’s display. Happy Playmas indeed!
Harbour City, 3-37 Canton Road, TST, Hong Kong
Share a Wish
Following the success of last year’s festive fundraising project, Lee Gardens are selling baubles to raise money for Save the Children. If you’re in the area, please make sure you pop round to visit the Bauble Express Truck outside Lee Garden One. If I ever welcome a vehicle into my life ladies, it’s going to have antlers and no one is going to change my mind.
The Little Prince
The Little Prince has hopped across from France and set up camp in Pacific Place. Gaze up at the starry sky, wander through the black-out art exhibition and admire the star-adorned tree. You can attempt to do some Christmas shopping too, but we all know that just means adding to your festive wardrobe (less a choice than a necessity).
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Merry Christmas darlings!