Get your calendars ready, we’ve rounded up the best things to do in Hong Kong this December including WestK Nightscapes, Circle Back and more…
Wondering what to do this weekend? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up the best events and happenings in Hong Kong to add to your calendar now, from film festivals and food fairs to ceramic markets, live music performances and album release parties, thrifting and vintage clothing events and so much more. Scroll through for what to do around town this December 2023. Plus, never miss out on an event by checking out our regularly updated events calendar.
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New December Events & Weekend Activities In Hong Kong
CityProg 2023 x MOViE MOViE “Life is Art. Design in Motion.” Film Festival
Part of the citywide design activation programme BODW CityProg, the “Life is Art. Design in Motion” film festival tells design stories through movies. Public screenings at MOViE MOViE include “Vermeer: The Greatest Exhibition”, a documentary-style tour through the largest collection of masterpieces by the famous Dutch painter, “High & Low: John Galliano”, which explores the career of the famed fashion designer who has been a creative mind behind leading fashion Houses (like Givenchy, Dior, and Maison Margiela) — and more.
WestK Nightscapes At West Kowloon Cultural District
For one weekend only, WestK Nightscapes is getting a festive upgrade. Alongside its fantastic line-up of artists, you can expect a huge selection of pop-up eats, drinks and food stalls — with dim sum, bite-sized snacks, chicken cutlet omelettes, skewers, burgers, Finnish juices and fruit wines, craft beers, mulled wines and more. Plus, plenty of face-painting workshops, live music performances and Freespace Dance Night (staged on Thursday, 30 November).
When: Friday, 1 December, 4pm to 10pm, and Saturday, 2 to Sunday, 3 December, 2pm to 10pm; Freespace Dance Night on Thursday, 30 November
Where: Harbourside Lawn East and Lau Bak Livehouse Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District, West Kowloon, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry
LUMP Studio’s Christmas Ceramics Market
After a five-year hiatus, LUMP Studio in Wong Chuk Hang is bringing back its Christmas market, featuring over 60 potters and ceramic artists from Hong Kong and around the world (South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore and the UK). Shop some of the most beautiful handmade pottery and ceramics in the city, including tableware, jewellery, vases, home decorations, artwork and more at a wide range of prices.
When: Friday, 1 December, 6pm to 9pm, Saturday, 2 and Sunday, 3 December, 12pm to 7pm
Where: LUMP Studio, 5B, 5/F, E Tat Factory Building, 4 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry
See our full list of Christmas Markets here.
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Together with the Hong Kong Fishing Culture Association and part of this year’s CityProg, Seayou Aberdeen is bringing us a special guided tour of Aberdeen. Over 10 piers, floating seafood markets and gift shops on the Aberdeen Promenade will be decorated with hand-crafted flags, as you immerse yourself in the past and present, learning about the local community, the typhoon shelters, fishermen’s crafts and more as you eat salted fish submarine buns and sakura shrimp egg waffles.
When: Saturday, 2 and Sunday, 3 December, 12pm to 7pm
Where: Aberdeen Typhoon Shetlet, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
How much: Free to join — registration details to be announced on the CityProg website
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Take Out Plastic x Bad Times Disco’s Circle Back
A co-production between Take Out Plastic and Bad Times Disco, Circle Back is a completely secondhand, upcycled event. This year will see an expanded five-day format at Heath Hong Kong with a clothing swap all five days, a sustainable holiday market (Sunday, 17 December), a Hustle dance class, a Rockdance performance, a house dance class and an open jam dancing session, perfect for true beginners (experienced dancers are also welcome!).
When: Sunday, 17 December to Thursday, 21 December — see the schedule here
Where: Heath Hong Kong, B/F, 36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free to $100 depending on activity; prepayment and pre-registration for the clothing swap and dance lessons, free entry for the secondhand and vintage market — register for any or all events here
Almond Milk Album Release Party
Hong Kong’s favourite vegan band will be playing their debut album live at Terrible Baby this month, sharing the night with local artists Cehryl and Leathions. “Almond Milk” is the musical brainchild of Ollie, Matt and Ollie, who are based in Hong Kong after a brief stint in NYC together, and takes inspiration from artists like The Velvet Underground and Gorillaz, while remaining their own. You can expect pop, indie rock, R&B and lo-fi sounds, and plenty of good vibes.
When: Friday, 22 December, 9pm onwards
Where: Terrible Baby, 4/F, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $120 — buy a ticket here
The ultimate winter festive event, Chill 11 will bring together over 150 exhibitors and close to 70 performances, activities and workshops — all at Asia World-Expo. Expect plenty of drinks and bites, homegrown brands, live music and dance, handicraft sessions, an immersive art experience and, of course, shopping opportunities!
When: Saturday, 23 to Tuesday, 26 December
Where: Asia World-Expo, 1 Airport Expo Boulevard, Chek Lap Kok, New Territories, Hong Kong
How much: $30 to $50 — buy a ticket here
Main image artwork by Sassy Media Group using images courtesy of Bad Times Disco, West Kowloon Cultural District, LUMP Studio and Hong Kong Trade Development Council, image 1 courtesy of Ian Dagnall/Alamy via Britannica, image 2 courtesy of West Kowloon Cultural District, image 3 courtesy of LUMP Studio, image 4 courtesy of Seayou Aberdeen, image 5 courtesy of Bad Times Disco via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Almond Milk via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of Hong Kong Trade Development Council.