Foodies rejoice! Our favourite gourmet food festival is back with more exciting culinary eats. Highlights include a limited edition craft beer infused with coffee (brewed by the experts at Young Master), and mouth-watering bites from the Beef & Liberty food truck (available from Monday, 2 December to Friday, 20 December). In addition to street food, visitors can expect a marketplace with freshly-baked food, seasonal organic fruits, vegetables and more!
When: Mondays to Fridays, 8:30am to 2:30pm
Where: G/F, One Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry
Listen up ladies. It’s time to stamp out the shame and taboo of periods once and for all. To help you do that, join LUÜNA Naturals founder & CEO, Olivia, for a lesson in how to redefine our relationship with menstruation. The workshop will also feature an exploration of healthier, more sustainable alternatives to traditional period products. Head here to find out more!
When: Monday, 2 December, 7pm to 9pm
Where: LifeHub, 1/F, The Loop, 33 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free to join. Register here!
Perfect for those looking to indulge in a spot of pre-holiday pampering, Winter Wonderland offers a luxurious new beauty and shopping experience, featuring free makeup tips, mini manicures and fabulous teeth whitening treatments. Guests will also be treated to a pre-Christmas drink whilst they browse a curated selection of festive gift stores. ‘Tis the season to be merry after all!
When: Thursday, 5 December, 5pm to 8pm
Where: Spaces Sun House, 181 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry. RSVP here!
Bringing the spirit of Christmas to Central Hong Kong, the outdoor Finnish Christmas Market is as festive as they come. Expect an exciting programme of activities, including market stalls (featuring traditional Nordic dishware, handmade crafts and more), foodie bites (potato casserole, smoked salmon and oven-baked Christmas ham with a glass of warm Glögi anyone?), and traditional Finnish games. Look out for the VR tour of Finland’s best natural wonders, as well as the Finnish throwing game of Mölkky. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…
When: Friday, 6 December, 3pm to 7pm; Saturday, 7 December and Sunday, 8 December, 11am to 7pm
Where: Hong Kong Observation Wheel and AIA Vitality Park, 33 Man Kwong Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Entry to the market area is free – there is a small fee for Santa’s Office and Letter to Santa workshop
Looking for holiday shopping with a difference? the Hive Sai Kung has you covered with its Christmas Market. Featuring a range of independent brands, alongside delicious foodie treats and DIY jewellery and beauty workshops, it’s the perfect prelude to the festive season. Don’t forget to register!
When: Saturday, 7 December, 11am to 5pm
Where: the Hive Sai Kung, 5 Tai Mong Tsai Road, Sai Kung, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry
Make the most of the glorious December weather with a day trip to Tai Wan To Beach for this year’s Lamma Fun Day beach music festival. Musical acts to look forward to include indie-pop outfit Esimorp, DJ Star and homegrown favourite Pink Phloyd, to name but a few. Aside from music, the fun will also include market stalls, food, yoga, art workshops, an eco-art exhibition, book signings by local authors and a live charity auction.
As ever, reusing and recycling is highly encouraged. Free water will be available in giant carboys, and all drinks at the bar will be discounted by $5 when you bring in or reuse your cup.
When: Saturday, 7 December, 11am to 11pm
Where: Tai Wan To Beach, Lamma Island, Hong Kong
How much: Free to join (except for Beach Volleyball and the Lamma8 Charity Run)
Heralding the launch of MakerBay’s Ocean Project, join the team for an intimate screening of the Netflix original documentary “Chasing Coral”. The film will be followed by a short panel discussion, with snacks and drinks provided too! Keep up to date with all the details here.
When: Sunday, 8 December, 2pm to 5pm
Where: MakerBay Tsuen Wan, 23 Mei Wan Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free to join
Editor’s Note: This event has been postponed. New date TBC.
In celebration of the opening of its Freespace and Art Park, the West Kowloon Cultural District presents Freespace Fest – a weekend of indoor and outdoor multi-genre, boundary-pushing events and activities. Visitors can look forward to an eclectic line up of local and international artists specialising in everything from music, to dance and theatre. There’ll also be installations, community activities, guided tours, camping and more to keep you occupied. Highlights include the participatory performance spectacle Fun Run Hong Kong with Australian company All The Queen’s Men, Pop-up Duets dance performances by award-winning choreographer Janis Claxton, and an interactive installation of sonic sculptures from the UK.
When: Friday, 13 December, 4:30pm to 10pm; Saturday, 14 December, 2pm to 11pm; Sunday, 15 December, 2pm to 10pm
Where: Freespace and Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District, West Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry (registration and deposits required for selected workshops)
The Kafnu x Gwen’s Boutique Sustainable Market is back, and this time the team is treating us to a very special Christmas edition. Featuring a curated selection of over 20 green brands, many of which are made locally and support marginalised communities, it’s the perfect place to shop for gifts with a conscience. As an added eco-bonus, part of the proceeds will be donated to Plastic Free Seas, a charity that is fighting to clear our seas from plastic.
When: Sunday, 15 December, 12pm to 6pm
Where: Kafnu, 2/F, Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry