Top 10 Hong Kong Christmas Events 2018

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Christmas in Hong Kong 2018

Christmas in Hong Kong 2018 is fantastic and full of joy. Below are the Top 10 Hong Kong Christmas 2018 events for you including Hong Kong Winterfest 2018 and Hong Kong Christmas Market 2018.

Hong Kong Winterfest is now called Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival which consists of a series of Christmas events. They are the Statue Square Christmas Tree, International Light Art Display and the winter edition of A Symphony of Lights.

1. The Statue Square Christmas Tree

Almost every year, a giant Christmas tree will be placed at the Statue Square. Tourists and people from all walks of life will crowd the square to feel the festive cheer.

  • Date & Illumination Time:
    • 29 November 2018, 7:45pm – 11pm
    • 30 November 2018 – 1 January 2019, 5pm – 11pm
  • Venue: North Statue Square, Central (Adjacent to Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong)
  • Admission: Free
  • How to get there: MTR Central Station, Exit K
  • Website:

2. International Light Art Display

Selected light art pieces from around the world will be showcased at our harbour front to make it a special Christmas. These light art installations are from Hong Kong, Belgium, France, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Singapore and the USA. Most of them are interactive. The 25-metre-tall XTree will be an eye-catching one.

  • Date & Illumination Time:
    • 29 November 2018, 7:45pm – 11pm
    • 30 November 2018 – 24 February 2019, 5pm – 11pm
  • Venue: Central Harbourfront
  • Admission: Free
  • How to get there:
    • MTR Admiralty Station, Exit A, 10-minute walk
    • MTR Central Station, Exit A or MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit A2, 20-minute walk

3. A Symphony of Lights

The winter edition of this multimedia show will have additional lighting and pyrotechnic effects on some nights.

  • Date: 29 November 2018 – 1 January 2019
  • Time: 8pm nightly (about 10 minutes)
  • Pyrotechnic effects on: 29 November and 1, 8, 12, 15, 22 and 29 December 2018
  • Viewing points: Both sides of the Victoria Habour such as Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui, Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai and a cruise tour on the harbour.
  • Admission: Free
  • How to get there:
    • Hong Kong Cultural Centre–MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit L6, 5-minute walk
    • Golden Bauhinia Square–MTR Wan Chai Station, Exit 5A, 15-minute walk

4. The Spirit of Christmas

This year, the Spirit of Christmas light scheme from London’s Regent Street is coming to Hong Kong. Regent Street was the first street in central London to display festive lighting and decorations as early as in 1954. It goes overseas for the first time this Christmas and partners with Lee Tung Avenue in Wan Chai to spread the glittering tradition. Moreover, there will be Dreamy Snowy Moments, Christmas Charity Sale and Christmas Parade etc.

  • Date: 16 November 2018 – 31 December 2018
  • Time: 8am – 11pm
  • Venue: Lee Tung Avenue, Wan Chai
  • Admission: Free
  • How to get there: MTR Wan Chai Station Exit A3 or Exit D
  • Website:

5. Tsim Sha Tsui East Christmas Illuminations

The Tsim Sha Tsui East festive illumination has been one of the most exciting and traditional Christmas celebrations in Hong Kong since the 1980s. A number of buildings in the area are ‘dressed up’ to warm millions of locals and tourists. The theme of this year is ‘Love and Care’.

  • Date: 6 November 2018 – 1 January 2019
  • Venue: Tsim Sha Tsui East
  • Admission: Free
  • How to get there:
    • East Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station Exit P2, 5-minute walk
    • Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station Exit B2, 15-minute walk
    • Hung Hom MTR Station Exit D1, 15-minute walk
  • Website:

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6. Stanley Plaza Finnish Christmas Wonders

Meet the giant Yule Goat – a Christmas symbol in Scandinavia, and Finnish elves at Stanley Christmas market. You can find the elves in a 7-meter-high mysterious mushroom-shaped elf house and play interactive games with them. With over 100 booths offering a wide variety of Finnish gifts and delicacies as well as locally made Finnish handcrafts, you can immerse yourself in the Finnish festive ambience. If you have pets, you can also bring them to Hong Kong’s first seaside Pets Christmas Market located at Murray House.

7. The Great European Carnival

As usual, the long-awaited Great European Carnival Hong Kong will take place at Central Harbourfront this year. Come and enjoy some rides, games, food, attractions and entertainment by our iconic skyline.

8. The Nutcracker

This traditional Christmas ballet with a score by Tchaikovsky will be choreographed by a renowned Australian Terence Kohler with live music by the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

9. The 16th Hong Kong Food Festival

This annual food fair is a paradise for foodies as it gathers renowned local brands and food from other places like Japan, Korea, Taiwan, South East Asia and more. There are Luxurious Food Zone, Daily Essentials Zone, and Healthy Green and Vegetarian Food Zone for you to explore. Visitors can also go to the concurrent 16th Hong Kong Mega Showcase.

  • Date & Time:
    • 22-25 December – 10am – 9pm
    • 26 December – 10am – 7pm
  • Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hall 3
  • Admission Fee: HK$20 per person
  • How to get there: MTR Wan Chai Station Exit A5, walk along the footbridge of O’Brien Road, pass through Central Plaza to get there. 15-minute walk.
  • Website:
  • Ticketing stops 45 minutes and admission stops 15 minutes prior to daily closing time respectively.

10. The 53rd Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo

It is one of the largest outdoor fair in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo features the election of Miss Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo, You can find famous brands and quality products as well as yummy local food such as Hong Kong street food!

  • Date & Time:
    • 15 December 2018 to 6 January 2019, 11am – 10pm;
    • 7 January 2019, 11am – 8pm
  • Venue: Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
  • Admission: HK$12
  • How to get there: Same as the above (Hong Kong Food Festival)
  • Website:
  • Ticketing and admission stop 30 minutes prior to daily closing time, and stop 1 hour prior to the closing time on the last day.

Have a wonderful Christmas in Hong Kong 2018. Please feel free to leave us comments or contact us if you have any questions. Thank you for reading this post.

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