GBA Lifestyle News
By The Loop HK Staff | December 2nd, 2019

2019 has passed by in what seems like one hot minute. December has arrived and the temperatures are finally dropping, which can only mean one thing. It’s just a few days to Christmas and New Year’s Eve! There’s plenty of seasonal festivities going on in our fair city this year, so if you’re in town, get ready to enjoy some fun! The Loop HK’s 2019 Holiday Guide is here to show you exactly what to do, where to eat, and where to party this holiday season.

What to Do

xmas giveaways 2019 holiday guide

Bookmark The Loop HK’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways page for your chance to
win some amazing prizes over the holiday season!

Check into The Upper House for a Festive Hideaway – they’ve got a great room package, a lovely Christmas tree by Fiona Barratt Interiors, discounts at the TASCHEN reading corner, and festive menus at Café Gray Deluxe!

the peninsula spa

Slip into the Peninsula Spa for some pre-party glamming – or perhaps just a little r’n’r. You deserve it!

De-Grinchify and get into the holiday spirit with these fun ideas!

Catch sappy, funny feel-good holiday movies on Netflix — there’s a lot of them!

Christmas Books
A first edition of The Christmas Carol. Photo: WikiCommons

Snuggle down with a hot drink (may we suggest mulled wine?) and these Christmas-y books.

Do your last-minute Christmas shopping at these handy places.

Where to Party

2019 holiday guide

Get an incredible view of the Fireworks atop one of TST’s tallest towers at Aqua Spirit

Ring in the new year with a modern Japanese feast at Honjo.
You’ll find several eclusive tasting menus with wine-pairings plus a free-flow package for midnight.

What to Buy

the entertainer 2020

Know a friend who’s all about living their best life in Hong Kong? Then buy them the ENTERTAINER 2020 app and let them discover savings on a range of exciting dining, drinking, travel, and entertainment options! The product comes with the ENTERTAINER’s all-new Express and Gourmet options which give discounts and offers on a range of everyday coffee and dining, as well as fine-dining restaurants!


It’s one of the most successful musicals ever, and you can still get tickets for The Lion King in Hong Kong!


2019 holiday guide

Got a tea lover in your life? Then you might want to slip a surprise from Plantation by Teakha under your tree! They’ve got a great selection of Christmas Gifting Sets filled with a range of festive teas like a non-caffeinated Mulled Roselle and the Merry Chai! The star attraction, though, is the limited-edition “Choco-tea” premium teas from Yunnan that come in a chocolate-bar shape!


2019 holiday guide

Lion Rock Press always have a great gift guide for Christmas,
and this year, we’re loving these Hong Kong-themed mugs!


If you know someone in need of a little pampering this season,
this RITUALS advent calendar just might do the trick!

Where to Eat

Enjoy a Thai-style Christmas at Sip Song. Maximal Concept’s Thai restaurant is putting on a Festive Set Dinner Menu for $300/person until December 26! The feast includes signature Sip Song dishes like the ‘Don’t Tell Mom’ Roti Pancake, and a special Crispy Turkey Breast main.


2019 holiday guide

Tuck into the Lebanese-style Feast de Noël at Maison Libanaise this Christmas! For just $498 per person, you’ll enjoy an array of delicious dishes including a festive Hummus Habash (with marinated roast turkey), Kibbe Habash (crispy turkey and bulgur meatballs), and a butter-soft Lamb à l’Oriental.