Hong Kong WinterFest is at its peak now. It has been described by U.S.-based TV network CNN as one of the best in the world to enjoy your Christmas festivities. So, if you want to spend some quality time for Christmas shopping, see fantastic displays during this festive atmosphere, savor fine food and attend a series of events, Hong Kong is surely the best place to visit during this festive season.
Important Christmas Season Events – An Overview
The Christmas season brings with itself a series of events for the people to enjoy. Just sample the events taking place during the festivities. Visit the Disneyland to get entertain with Christmas-themed amusement activities, which usually begins from Thanksgiving and ends after New Year’s Day. For the lovers of fine opera and ballet, the best place to visit is the Hong Kong Ballet where the Nutcracker is staged. The performances here are delightful.
Get enthralled with a wide selection of classic Christmas pieces being performed by the Hong Kong Philharmonic. It’s fascinating indeed to see the Hong Kong Symphony of Lights featuring buildings with dazzling Christmas light decorations. For even more Christmas decorations, consider visiting the major city squares and big malls where major displays are put up. This also the best time to visit the churches for special performances, carol singing and big religious events. The hallmark of festivities is good food, and Christmas therefore is no exception. The award-winning restaurants and posh hotels in the city are a source of major delight for foodies with their exclusive gourmet Christmas dinners.
The Hong Kong WinterFest is undoubtedly the best to enjoy your festivities with a variety of special performances, events, displays and promotions. Millions of tourists from different parts of the world visit the city every year to enjoy their Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Glimpse into major events for 2014
Hong Kong WinterFest (From December 5 till January 1, 2015)
The Hong Kong WinterFest starts right after Thanksgiving. It is a major highlight of the Christmas season. It’s simply awesome to watch nearly 40 buildings along the harbor putting up a popular light show named the “Symphony of Lights” each night of the season. These buildings also prominently display fantastic New Year’s decorations as well. This is the best time to visit Hong Kong and mesmerize with the festive lighting and laser images across the city. Victoria Harbor presents a magnificent sight with the dazzling fireworks show on New Year’s Eve.
The Nutcracker — Hong Kong Ballet (From December 19 to 28)
The world-famous operatic ballet “The Nutcracker — Hong Kong Ballet” is enjoyed by people of all ages. It’s a special Yuletide tradition as well. Rediscover Christmas with this fairytale ballet produced by the renowned composer Tchaikovsky. The Hong Kong Ballet prominently features lavish sets and costumes, and also live music by the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. The performances are held at the Grand Theatre situated within the premises of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, which is adjacent to the Star Ferry Terminal in Kowloon’s Tsim Sha Tsui area.
Hong Kong Disneyland's Sparkling Christmas (From November 13 to January 4, 2015)
Disneyland, which is situated on the Lantau Island, will be entertaining the visitors with Christmas-themed amusement activities. The fun starts just before Thanksgiving and continues until New Year’s Day. This year the sparkling lights will be the major highlight of the event. A new technology called “Disney Paint the Night” will be used for the event. The spectators will be thrilled to see interactive display of computerized floats with optical fibers and nearly a million LED lights. You will also thoroughly enjoy the fantastic decorations on the entire Main Street USA.
These are the major events taking place in Hong Kong during the Christmas season. Why not plan your visit to Hong Kong right away and be there in time for the joyous events and festivities!