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By The Loop HK Staff | December 3rd, 2018
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It’s December, which means Christmas and New Year’s Eve are right around the corner! Whether you plan to spend the holidays right here in Hong Kong or are traveling to see friends and family, there’s plenty of festive fun to be had in the city. In The Loop HK’s 2018 Holiday Guide, we show you what to do, where to eat, and where to party this season.

What to Do

The Loop HK's 15 Days of Christmas Giveaways

Enter The Loop HK’s 15 Days of Christmas Giveaways for your chance to win big!


The Nutcracker
Photo: Hong Kong Ballet / Facebook

Watch The Nutcracker by the Hong Kong Ballet. It’s a classic, and is it really Christmas if you don’t see this?

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.


The AIA Carnival 2018
The AIA Carnival

Get a taste of the Christmas market experience at the AIA Carnival.

Where to Party

Tamarind's Bond and the Beautiful Ball

Attend a gorgeous New Year’s Eve party in the heart of Wan Chai at Tamarind.

Tine Thing Helseth A Viennese New Year
Tine Thing Helseth

Have a very Viennese — and musical — New Year’s Eve with the Hong Kong Philharmonic.

Hotel Icon's New Year's Eve Party

Ring in the new year with great views at the Hotel Icon NYE party.

Divino Patio's FUNKY DISCO party

Dance the night away at DiVino Patio’s FUNKY DISCO New Year’s Eve party.

What to Buy

The Flying Winemaker Pop-Up Shop

Stock up on festive booze at The Flying Winemaker’s pop-up store — there’s discounts aplenty!

Tai Lung Fung is one of the featured partners on The ENTERTAINER app.

Prepare for a fun year ahead by getting onto The ENTERTAINER app.

whisky advent calendars

Pick up a beautiful — and delicious — whisky calendar from Tiffany’s New York Bar.

Grab a hamper of sweet goodies — popcorn, candy and even Champagne — from Sweet World.

Need a little extra ready cash for your holiday shopping? Visit WP Diamonds to see how you can sell your pre-owned luxury items quickly and safely.

Where to Eat

Brick Lane

Enjoy a delicious festive feast at Brick Lane.

Scarlett Café & Wine Bar

Sample the fresh seasonal menu at Scarlett Café & Wine Bar.

Festive Afternoon Tea at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Indulge in a festive afternoon tea — for a good cause! — with the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong.

festive brunch at Hotel Icon

Enjoy a Christmas buffet at Hotel Icon.