It’s that holly jolly time of year, when tinsel is abundant and the sounds of cheery carols are on autoplay. Yes, it’s Christmas. And if the aroma of hot chocolate and sounds of jingling aren’t enough to get you in the mood, then a festive market surely will. Here are the best Christmas markets in Hong Kong this year.
Handmade Hong Kong organizes regular markets at Discovery Bay, but the Christmas one is easily the most popular one every year. Creatives from all over the city come together to share their unique crafts, food, drink and more. Support local businesses at this artisan-driven gem. Plus, there’s an abundance of restaurants to dine at to fully enjoy your afternoon before your ferry back to the city.
Where? Discovery Bay Plaza, Discovery Bay Road, Discovery Bay
When? December 12th 11:00am to 6:00pm
Since 2013, Swire Properties has held an annual White Christmas Street Fair to celebrate citywide festive cheer from its base in Taikoo Place to Starstreet Precinct. Families, friends and colleagues adjourn to toast to the holiday season with food and drink, entertainment, workshops and Christmas shopping. The event also raises funds for Operation Santa Clause, an annual fundraising campaign that supports local and regional non-profit organizations.
Where? Tong Chong Street, Taikoo Place
When? December 2nd to 5th
Stanley’s busy and longstanding annual Christmas market attracts locals and tourists (back in the day). This fun event offers everything you need for a day of festive activities, from arts and crafts to a plethora of dining options. Bring your friends and family for an immersive experience!
Where? Stanley Plaza, 23 Carmel Road, Stanley
When? December 11th to 27th
Every year, Prestige Fairs holds its lifestyle and gifts fair at Conrad Hong Kong. It’s been running for over 20 years, bringing loyal shoppers back for their annual Christmas gifts. You can find items for everyone on your gifting list at this mega shopping takeover spot, so don’t forget to bring your shopping bags!
Where? Grand Ballroom, Conrad Hong Kong, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
When? December 9th 10:00am to 8:00pm
Explore the unique arts and crafts at The Hive, one of Hong Kong’s most popular co-working spaces. It’ll be hosting its annual Christmas market at four locations – Sheung Wan, Kennedy Town, Lai Chi Kok and Sai Kung, each offering its own character. Join the festive fun, we hear there might be mulled wine again, so we’re in!
When? December 4th to 11th (varies depending on location)