Each year, Hong Kong comes alive with an assortment of exciting celebrations. Asia’s world city offers a whole calendar of events during the winter months, from the spine chilling entertainment of Halloween to the Wine and Dine extravaganza. Visit Hong Kong in December for a magical Christmas and see in the New Year with an amazing pyrotechnic lights show over Victoria Harbour. Enjoy Hong Kong’s best at one of the five fantastic winter celebrations.
Hong Kong Halloween Treats
The party capital of Asia, Hong Kong has embraced the American tradition of Halloween. Through the month of October, you will be greeted with festive entertainment, costume parties and Halloween drinks and food. Even the local shopping malls will go to town with holiday decorations, performances and events. While the city is yet to form much of a trick or treating culture, they have taken to the tradition of dressing up in all things creepy for this spooky celebration.
Hong Kong Wine and Dine Month
31 October – 30 November 2013
Throughout November, Hong Kong celebrates their glorious cuisine. The celebration kicks off with the four day Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival, serving a winning combination of fine wines and culinary delights. The excitement continues for the rest of the month with street carnivals, lively entertainment and wine themed tours and classes. Many restaurants will also participate in Wine and Dine month with special deals.
Great Outdoors Hong Kong
November 2013 – February 2014
Taking advantage of the cooler months, the Great Outdoors Hong Kong is an annual event encouraging nature lovers to get outside with a series of guided hiking tours. Ranging from easy walks to challenging hikes, these tours cover a variety of themes and landscapes. Admire Hong Kong’s pristine nature or watch the beautiful birds in the wet land. Enjoy leisure walks such as the Ngong Ping Fun Walk at the top of Ngong Ping Mountain or wander the Victoria Peak Circle for spectacular views of downtown Hong Kong.
Hong Kong WinterFest
Hong Kong harnesses the joy of Christmas at its annual WinterFest. Watch this bustling city burst into life with a glittering display of twinkling lights adorning the skyscrapers. Restaurants will show their Christmas spirit with seasonal specialties and shopping malls host festive carollers. Victoria Harbour is the star of the show with holiday illuminations lining the water and the buildings set on the shore. Take a harbour cruise at this time of the year to truly appreciate the city’s Christmas spirit.
Hong Kong New Year Celebration
31 December 2013
If you happen to be welcoming the New Year in Hong Kong, you will be in for a treat. This vibrant city celebrates the New Year with a unique pyrotechnic show at the stroke of midnight. Watch in awe as giant skyscrapers are illuminated in a musical and lights presentation over the stunning Victoria Harbour, with the iconic Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre as the focal point.