21 January, 2022
What To Do Over Chinese New Year 2022
What To Do Over Chinese New Year 2022
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What To Do In Hong Kong Over Chinese New Year

21 January, 2022
What To Do Over Chinese New Year 2022

Wondering how to have a socially-distanced Chinese New Year? We’ve got you covered with festive activities, dining deals, staycations and more…

When you say Chinese New Year, we think large family gatherings, big banquet dinners, trips to the bustling flower market, lively lion dances and peaceful temple visits, but with yet another socially-distanced holiday ahead of us we’ve had to think of other ways to ring in the Year of the Tiger.

Read on for ideas on how to spend your three consecutive days off (Tuesday, 1 February to Thursday, 3 February), plus where to go for a decadent meal or festive staycation

Read more: Public Holidays In 2022: How to Maximise Your Annual Leave

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What To Do Over Chinese New Year

What To Do Over Chinese New Year 2022: Hike

Go On A Hike

Take full advantage of all that free time and embrace the great outdoors! Okay, CNY is notorious for rainy weather, and with recent cold spells, cosying up indoors is appealing – but the cooler climes do make for great hiking conditions! Check out these top hikes in Hong Kong that promise quiet forest treks, isolated beaches and stellar city views.

Read more: Your Ultimate Hong Kong Hiking Trail Bucket List

Get Cooking

Since dine-in dinner is off the table, why not sharpen those cooking skills and try your hand at a few new recipes? From microwavable mug cakes to DIY bubble tea, we’ve got plenty of fun recipes to keep you busy in the kitchen.

Pick up a hobby

A few days off might just be exactly what you need to find yourself a new hobby for the new year! You could finally start your 2022 reading list, tune into a new podcast, binge the latest Netflix shows, or even sign up for an adult craft class!

What To Do Over Chinese New Year 2022: Donate

Donate Your Old Clothes

A little bit of spring cleaning is always encouraged around this time of year. Out with the old and in with the new we say! After all, it is customary to buy yourself a new outfit to wear on New Year’s Day, so it’s good to clear a bit of space in your closet. Why not gather your old clothes that you no longer want and donate them to the less fortunate?

Read more: Where To Donate Or Sell Clothes, Furniture And Homeware In Hong Kong

Time For Self-Care

If you’ve been desperate for some quality me-time, now is the time to spoil yourself. Take time to breathe, treat yourself to a DIY facial, and try out a new meditation practice. You’ll be ready to tackle the Year of the Tiger with a fresh, invigorated spirit.

Read more: 5 Simple Meditation Practices To Try At Home

What To Eat & Drink Over Chinese New Year

What To Do Over Chinese New Year 2022: Shake Shack

Shake Shack’s Dark Meat Peking Chicken

In celebration of the Lunar New Year, Shake Shack is serving up an all-new Dark Meat Peking Chicken ($65) through the month of February. The new burger sees Shake Shack’s classic Dark Meat Hot Chicken dressed in a sweet and salty hoisin sauce and topped with freshly sliced cucumber and leek. Skip the queue by ordering ahead here and pick up from store, or order through Deliveroo and have your CNY-editon burger delivered to your door, complete with a complimentary set of special red packets.

Shake Shack, various locations across Hong Kong, www.shakeshack.com.hk

Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel’s Joyous Spring Ladybird Gift Box & Mandarin Mochi Buns

Coloured a bright, auspicious red, the two-tiered Joyous Spring Lady Bird Gift Box ($398, early bird price $358) encases a wheel of handcrafted chocolate bon bons in two flavours – Pistachio Dark Chocolate and Yuzu White Chocolate. The bottom tier houses a locally made Almond Milk Rice Pudding, which gives the traditional dessert a modern twist. Want something small to grab and go? Stop by the shop to pick up a couple of Mandarin Mochi Buns ($48 for two) which are filled to the brim with homemade mocha and mandarin orange jam.

Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel, various locations across Hong Kong, 2613 8618, dangwenli.com

What To Do Over Chinese New Year 2022: Jom

Jom’s Prosperity Feast

Got plenty of mouths to feed? Get your fill this Lunar New Year with Jom’s six-course Prosperity Feast ($888, feeds three to four persons) or eight-course Fortune Family Feast ($1,388, feeds six to eight persons), featuring a bountiful seafood You Sheung Platter (Lo Hei), Ayam Masak Merah, Mee Siam and Salted Egg Prawns. The limited-edition Chinese New Year menus are available from 24 January and 15 February, for both dine-in and takeaway.

Jom, 7 Tai Wong Street East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 6426 3084, eatjom.com

Boy n Burger’s Limited-Edition Burgers & Double Prosperity Slider Box

Fast and casual burger joint Boy n Burger introduces three exclusive Chinese New Year burgers ($38 each) – the Health & Wealth Tofu Burger, Golden Pork Burger and Fortune Beef Burger – inspired by iconic Hong Kong flavours. You and a friend can try all three with the Double Prosperity Slider Box ($168) which comes packed with two of each burger.

Boy n Burger, Shop 3, G/F, 208 Johnson Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 3686 0928, www.boynburger.com

What To Do Over Chinese New Year 2022: Stockton

Festive Cocktails At Stockton

Open 12 to 6pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday until Friday, 4 February, Stockton will be mixing two new cocktails to keep our spirits high. Taking cues from the timeless Old Fashioned, Eye of the Tiger ($160) honour’s this year’s zodiac with a blend of cognac, bourbon, baijiu, ginseng and Chinese plum. Featuring a twist of spiced mandarin, Chinese spices, Pisco and citrus, the Clementine ($130) is rich and robust with a long velvety finish.

Stockton, 1/F, Wyndham Mansion, 30-32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2565 5268, www.stockton.com.hk

The Drunken Pot’s Indian Poon Choi

Tired of the traditional Poon Choi? Switch things up this year with The Drunken Pot’s Indian-inspired big bowl feast, starting at $1,188 for six persons or $2,188 for 12. Available for self pick-up from Causeway Bay or Tsim Sha Tsui or delivery, the pots are perfect for an at-home family gathering.

The Drunken Pot (Causeway Bay), 27/F, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

The Drunken Pot (Tsim Sha Tsui), 2/F, 8 Observatory Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2321 9038, www.tdpdelivery.com

Where To Stay Over Chinese New Year

What To Do Over Chinese New Year 2022: The Peninsula

The Peninsula Hong Kong

Usher in a new year full of “Wealth & Joy” with a luxurious stay at The Peninsula where you’ll be treated to a hotel credit of up to $2,668 to be used for dining at the hotel’s restaurants, treatments at The Peninsula Spa, purchase of in-room retail or mini-bar items. What’s more, guests staying in February will also be gifted a special limited-edition Peninsula Monopoly set.

“Wealth & Joy” Chinese New Year Staycation

When: Tuesday, 1 February to Monday, 28 February
What’s included: Accommodation and daily Peninsula set breakfast for two, $1,668 hotel credit (room guests) or $2,668 (suite guests), a limited-edition Peninsula Monopoly set
How much: From $4,388 per night – head here to book now

The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2920 2888www.peninsula.com

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

Get into the festive spirit with a staycation at The Ritz-Carlton. It’s “Spring Stellar-Bration” package includes an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room decorated with bespoke Chinese New Year decorations. Guests will also be treated to the hotel’s signature Mango Delight Cake, a bottle of house Champagne, breakfast and 20% savings on selected spa treatments and dining venues.

“Spring Stellar-Bration” Package

When: Monday, 31 January to Monday, 7 February
What’s included: Accommodation, breakfast for two, signature Mango Delight Cake, one complimentary bottle of house Champagne, bespoke Chinese New Year decorations
How much: From 4,099 per night – head here to book now

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2263 2263, www.ritzcarlton.com

Head here for more festive staycations.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on 4, February 2016 and was most recently updated in January, 2022.

Hero image courtesy of zorazhuang via Getty, image 1 courtesy of Daisy Costello for Sassy Media Group, image 2 courtesy of Rifka Hayati via Getty, image 3 courtesy of Shake Shack Hong Kong, image 4 courtesy of Jom, image 5 courtesy of Stockton, image 6 courtesy of The Peninsula Hong Kong.

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