What’s on this weekend…
Festivities are in full swing this month, and the Holiday Season = Pop-Up Season. With respect to Christmas creeping around the corner, there are two fantastic pop-up shopping opportunities this weekend to help you start crossing names off your list. After you shop ’til you drop, start thinking about your ‘New Year, New You’ self at the Garage Society Hobbies Fair, or maybe let loose at Mad Decent’s DJ Revolution.
Hong Kong’s feeling festive, and the brand new California Tower in Lan Kwai Fong is no exception! With plenty of awesome restaurants and bars in this swanky new building, it’s the perfect place to wine and dine this holiday season. Some of our favourite new restaurants have special Christmas offers to help you celebrate, including: Ce La Vi, Townhouse, Porterhouse by Laris, Ore-no Kappou, Ciao Chow and Jinjuu. We’re excited to try the new festive menu at Jinjuu for something a little different (prawn cake pops and dwengjang glazed short ribs sound pretty delicious to us!). And if you’re looking for a fabulous Christmas Eve feast, Porterhouse has a decadent 5-course menu with optional wine pairing that’s sure to sate your appetite. Think spiced pumpkin soup, smoked trout mousse, a prime rib roast or pan-seared black cod, and sticky plum pudding for a sweet ending! Or why not go all out with Porterhouse’s Christmas Day Brunch? Delicious steak and free-flow Champagne by Veuve Clicquot? Sign us up.
When: Throughout December
Where: California Tower – the new landmark of Lan Kwai Fong!
How Much: Special offers vary throughout the building. Find out more here!
Two weeks and counting until the big day. And we don’t know about you, but despite frantically pinning Christmas present ideas and décor inspiration, we’re not quite as organised as we hoped! With the ‘rents and god knows how many cousins still to buy for, we’re hitting every Christmas market we can in hopes of spending the final weekend simply wrapping and drinking copious amounts of champers. Hullett House’s 4th Annual Christmas Market is a great place for you to pick up Christmas presents with heaps of holiday decorations, fine fashion and an array of delicious gourmet food and drink to be distracted by. Plus, we’re giving one lucky reader the chance to win a Christmas Afternoon Tea Set* with unlimited mulled wine for four people, worth $1,395 – dreams do come true! The first 50 people to enter the giveaway and show up at the event on Saturday, 12 December will also snap-up two glasses of steamy mulled wine for themselves! Simply enter the giveaway by clicking on the button below and head over to the market’s cashier to redeem your drink. Good luck girls!
*Afternoon Tea to be redeemed on Saturday, 12 December & Sunday, 13 December, 2015 only.
When: Friday, 11 December, 5pm-11pm, Saturday, 12 December, 12pm-11pm, Sunday, 13 December, 12pm-9pm
Where: 50 Pigeons Courtyard, Hullett House, 1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry. Don’t forget to bring your purses and keep your fingers crossed for that unlimited mulled wine!
This is for all of our rave rats out there… Mad Decent, the world-renowned record label founded by none other than DJ Diplo himself, is showcasing some of its hottest current EDM talent in Hong Kong for the first time ever this weekend at DJ Revolution! If you missed Skrillex earlier this fall, now is your chance to see him perform with Dilpo under the moniker Jack Ü. These EDM juggernauts will be sharing the stage with the reggae-EDM-fuser Major Lazer and the chiller, futuristic-hip-hop-based Cashmere Cat. Oh, and there will be a *special* guest.
Grab those tickets fast or try your luck by entering our giveaway below as we’ve teamed up with the hosts to give four lucky Sassy readers a pair of tickets each!
When: Saturday, 12 December, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Asia World-Expo, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
How much: $480-$1,500. Buy your tickets here.
It’s never too early to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions! Our 2016 resolution? To actually keep one! How about introducing something new to your routine in 2016? Whether it’s taking up a new side project, actually sticking to that fitness plan, or finding a new hobby, Garage Society and General Assembly are hosting a hobbies fair to give you a free sampling of all that Hong Kong has to offer for the coming year. The fair will host various free classes in art, fitness, cooking, education, health and more. You never know what might catch your eye! Check out our hobbies guide from last year for some inspiration…
When: Saturday, 12 December, 12 – 4pm.
Where: 19/F, 299 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free! RSVP here.
If you’re still looking for that perfect gift, High Street in the oh-so-trendy Sai Ying Pun area has got your Christmas shopping needs down. They’ll be kicking off the weekend on Friday night with late night shopping accompanied by mulled wine and festive nibbles, and will be continuing the spree all weekend long. The market will have hand-crafted and eco-minded products on offer, like etcetera fair trade products, Leanne Claxton silk scarves and Himkala Limbu designer women’s wear, so you can feel good about your purchases!
When: Friday, 11 December, 3-9.30pm.; Saturday, 12 December & Sunday, 13 December, 10.30am-6pm
Where: G/F, 53 Centre Street (at High Street Escalator), Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry, but don’t forget cash for shopping!
This Saturday and Sunday, Po Tuck Street hosts a fun and festive pop-up market for all of your last minute Christmas shopping! There’s going to be a variety of different vendors, so no matter who you’ve yet to cross off your list, Po Tuck’s got you covered. We’re especially excited for the Print Market Mini that will feature original artwork by various Hong Kong-based artists, graphic designers and illustrators – perfect for livening up your walls! If shopping alone wasn’t great enough, Po Tuck is decking out the weekend spree with some additional festivities and offers: face painting for the kids, free burgers for the first 100 guests to show up, live music, and mocktail, beer, wine and cocktail specials all weekend long courtesy of Ga Gi Nang.
When: Saturday, 12 December & Sunday, 13 December, 12-7pm
Where: Po Tuck Street Market, Po Tuck Street (off Hill Road), Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry.
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