Last Christmas, I gave you my heart… we can’t help it, it’s nearly Christmas and we’re in full-on festive mode at Sassy HQ! In our final Weekender of 2014, we’re going holiday-mad with everything going on over the next couple of weeks. Carnivals, parties, movie nights and more… it’s all here! And from all of us at Team Sassy, we’re wishing you a very sparkly Christmas and a wonderful start to 2015 – see you in January!
’Twas the last night of the year
It’s never to late to plan for New Year’s Eve – after all, you’ve got to give 2014 a heck of a send off and ring in 2015 with a bang! There’s parties at Duddell’s, Ovolo Southside, Fish & Meat and more, and if you’re struggling to figure out what’s best for you and your besties, check out our guide to what’s going down on 31 December right here. You could be in with a chance to win tickets to one of the hottest parties in town too, as we’re giving away tickets to FIVE different dinners and parties! Thank us on 1 January when you’ll undoubtedly be nursing a sore head and memories of a great night out…
When: Wednesday, 31 December
Where: All over town!
The carnival’s in town!
It’s back! The AIA Great European Carnival that we all love has returned to take over the space by the Central ferry pier. Some of you may have noticed the Observation Wheel is complete and is up and running as of a few weeks ago. From next week, you can swing by and entertain yourself on the many thrill rides, skill games, street entertainers and more.
And that’s not all – we’re giving five lucky Sassy readers a pair of tickets with VIP fast track wristbands for the carnival. Click here or below to enter.
When: Opens next week!
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: On weekends and holidays adult tickets are $125 which includes $100 in tokens to spend on rides and games; Monday through Friday tickets are $90, which includes $70 in tokens
Kick off the party season tomorrow night at Zuma. Put on your most festive and fashionable dress, grab a mysterious mask and head over to one of the city’s premier venues for the Hed Kandi Winter Ball. Hed Kandi’s DJ Eibhlín Flynn and saxophonist Matt Hines will have you dancing into the wee hours as you groove along to the great music.
When: Saturday, 20 December, 10pm-4am
Where: Zuma, Level 6, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
How much: Advance tickets are $280 which includes 2 standard drinks, on the door tickets are $300 with 2 standard drinks, late-night entry (after 2am) is $200 which includes 1 standard drink. Tickets are available here.
Girls on film
Looking for more cool Christmas events? Dada Lounge is hosting two chilled out movie nights. Catch a screening of Fly Me to the Moon on Christmas Eve or Belle and Sébastien on Christmas Day. Indulge in the Christmas buffet dinner, which will include slow-roasted turkey breast, toasted white chocolate mousse and gingerbread crème brûlée. If this isn’t sounding like you’re thing, check out our guide to everything Christmas right here for some ideas. It really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas…
When: Fly Me to the Moon is showing on Wednesday, 24 December and Belle and Sébastien is showing on Thursday, 25 December, 7.30-9.30pm
Where: Dada Lounge, 2/F, The Luxe Manor, 39 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $200 for a movie pass and 2 glasses of a winter cocktail (we’re thinking mulled wine!), $450 for a movie pass and buffet dinner. Email [email protected] or call 3763 8778 to book your spot.
Party all night…
Wondering what to do on Christmas Eve itself? It’s a Hong Kong tradition to don a reindeer headband or a Santa hat and join the festivities around Lan Kwai Fong the night before Christmas. This year will be the first-ever White Christmas at the new California Tower that’s done in conjunction with the Hong Kong Harbin Ice Festival… it’s definitely worth checking out! Or you could take a #selfie with real-life pop up Christmas card… don’t miss out on getting very merry!
When: Wednesday, 24 December from 6pm onwards
Where: Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
How much: As cheap as a drink from 7/11…
Got an event you’d like us to feature in The Weekender, or have a top tip for us? Email us the details at [email protected].