What’s on this weekend…
The most wonderful time of year is finally here and the Christmas festivities are in full force! With just nine days to go, lots of eating, last minute shopping and plenty of holiday parties are on agenda. But make sure to leave some time for yourself and spread some local holiday cheer! From a charity 12 Pubs of Christmas crawl, to The Big Great Clothing Drive, there’s loads going on in the 852 to get you feeling merry.
12 Pubs of Christmas
Last year, nearly 300 Santas and Elves were spotted running around the streets of Honkers, indulging in some pub favourites and supporting a great charity! And this year 12 Pubs of Christmas will be raising money in an effort to support Room to Read. So, get dressed up in your favourite holiday attire and prepare yourself for a wild night on the town. Sounds like a very merry Christmas to us, indeed!
Where: Check out the full list of pubs and timings here.
When: Saturday, 17 December, 2pm – late
How Much: Free to participate, however donations are encouraged!
The Great Big Clothing Drive
Clear out your closet and give back this Christmas! The Great Big Clothing Drive has been collecting donations throughout December, and this Saturday they’re in need of your help to spread the love and drop off donations to homeless camps across Hong Kong.
Where: DreamLikeBubbles, 7/F, 36 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
When: Saturday, 17 December, 12pm – 4.30pm
How Much: Free! Be sure to drop off your clothing at one of these collection points.
Read more: 10 Ways to Give Back this Season
Mini Xmas Market at teakha Kitchen
What better way is there to spend your afternoon than pursuing a quaint little Christmas Market in a cosy neighbourhood? Browse handicrafts, organic products and artisan baked goods at the teakha Kitchen this Sunday! Soak up some serious Christmas vibes complete with live music, and sip on a Merry Masala Chai – all whilst purchasing some goodies to take home for friends and family.
Where: Teakha Kitchen, Sai Wan, 18 Po Tuck St, Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong
When: Saturday, 17 December, 12pm – 6pm
How Much: Free entry for all!
Brace yourselves ladies, the Hong Kong Bazaar is here for one day only! Expect a full day of shopping and browsing unique jewellery, fashion pieces and home décor. A little retail therapy never hurt anyone, right? It’s also the perfect opportunity to tick off those last couple of gifts on your list. Happy hunting!
Where: The Mariners’ Club, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
When: Saturday, 17 December, 10am – 8pm
How Much: Free entry, but don’t forget your purses!
Cancer Fund Walkathon
Hong Kong Cancer Fund are hosting their annual ‘Stride for a Cure‘ event, where volunteers and supporters alike can participate in the walkathon and other fun events that will be happening throughout the day (including goodie bags and bouncy castles!). All proceeds will go towards cancer research with a goal to raise over 3 million dollars this year. Let’s make it happen, ladies!
Where: Hong Kong International School, Tai Tam Country Park, Hong Kong
When: Sunday, 18 December, 9am – 2pm
How Much: $700 per person ($100 registration + minimum $600 sponsorship) For more details on how to donate and register, visit the Cancer Fund website here.
Great AIA European Carnival
The Great AIA European Carnival is returning to Hong Kong for another winter of festive fun on Central Harbourfront! You can expect thrilling rides, an array of games and prizes and, of course fabulous international grub and bevvies.
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space
When: Friday, 16 December 2016 – Sunday, 12 February 2017
How Much: $125 per person. Book your tickets here!