16 December, 2011
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WEEKENDER: Go Skiing at PLAY, Champagne Happy Hours at Eivissa, SantaCon and More!

16 December, 2011

Can you believe Christmas is only a week away? OK, we promise to stop mentioning it now! Here’s hoping all your Christmas shopping is on track and that your festive holidays are set to go with a bang… but in the meantime, here’s a few fun things to keep you busy until the big day itself.

Get yourself an advent treat from Classified
Everyone loves a free gift, especially a festive one. Visit Classified’s twinkling online advent calendar everyday to reveal a daily treat to be redeemed at their pop-up store in The Landmark. Simply click the link, download the voucher and swing by the store. The first 20 people to drop in with the voucher today will receive a beautiful wooden tree decoration. And once you’re there pick up some indulgent but delicious festive foodie treats. What’s more, the first Sassy girl to quote “Sassy” when entering the draw will get two seats to their fab champagne masterclass on the 22nd*. Bottom’s up!

Classified Pop Up Store, B23, Basement, The Landmark, 15 Queens Road Central
When: Open 11am-8pm now until 28th December
*Entrants must be over 18. Ts & Cs apply.

Ho ho ho!
We’re not sure if this is genius or madness… but the very first SantaCon Hong Kong is coming your way. Following on from the uber-successful SantaCon NYC, it’s ‘a non-denominational, non-commercial, non-political and non-sensical Santa Claus convention that occurs once a year for absolutely no reason’… basically an excuse to dress up as Santa, parade merrily through the streets of Hong Kong and bring a dose of festive cheer to all!


Where: Meet at IFC mall rooftop outside RED, Central; finishes in LKF for drinks!
When: 17 December, 1pm
How Much: Free

Hot new bar alert
Central’s got another hip new venue to add to your bar crawl! Eivissa aims to bring a touch of Ibiza to the 852, with a laidback fun vibe and DJ Patrice spinning the decks from 9pm onwards. There’ll also be Mediterranean-inspired nibbles and champagne happy hours from 5-8pm daily, offering Charles-Le-Bel bubbly at $80 per glass or $480 per bottle, plus 30% off the rest of the drinks menu too. Here’s hoping some of Eivissa’s specially created tropical cocktails will warm our wintry hearts!


Where: 77 Wyndham Street, Central, 2520 5818
When: Monday-Saturday, 5pm til late

Get sporty
Since it’s unlikely we’re going to see any real snow in HK, the ski slopes at new indoor sports centre PLAY might just be the next best thing! PLAY boasts two indoor dry ski slopes for you to practice your skiing and snowboarding moves, plus baseball and softball batting cages and pitching lanes for those who like their sports in warmer environments! All ages and levels of experience are catered for, plus there’s a nifty little coffee shop on-site to recharge your batteries after.

Where: 1/F & 2/F, Kras Asia Industrial Building, 79 Hung To Road, Kwung Tong, Hong Kong, 2797 9323
When: Mon-Fri 12-10pm, Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 10am-7pm
How Much: Ski and snowboard course details here; baseball and softball prices here

Get glammed up!
Here’s one last stop on your Christmas shopping trawls – Christmas Glamour is a one-day shopping event to make sure you’ve got the perfect outfit for all your festive parties! There’ll be sleek and sexy dresses from S.Nine, glam fur fashion from Haze and James, show-stopping headgear from Hatwoman and gorgeous jewellery from Ame Gallery. So now there’s no excuse to not look fabulous this party season!


Ame Gallery, 12/F Tin On Shing Commercial Building, 41-43 Graham Street, Cenral, Hong Kong, 3564 8066
When: 17 December, 11am-7pm
How Much: Free

P.S. Don’t forget to check out all our fantastic Christmas content for the best of festive cheer, including events, shows, festive eats and gift guides!

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