Christmas day is annually celebrated in Hong Kong from 24th to 25th of December, when all skyscrapers along Victorian Harbor are bathed in the shimming and vigorous light decorations, with rich and colorful street performances available in Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay and Lan Kwai Fong, each store trying its best for its last promotional campaign, all restaurants launching its discount packages to attract more visitors, all of which enable you to have an unforgettable impression in Hong Kong.
Below is a list of main activities on Hong Kong Christmas day.
1. Making Wishes beneath the Stars
The Wish-Making Corridor of Avenue of Stars on Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade serves as an ideal site for making wishes beneath the stars on Christmas Eve, where you can write your best wishes for you and your family on a wish-making card that’s free available on nearby Souvenir Stands, hanging it on the big Christmas tree, and it’s said that your wish will come true with the help of Santa Claus.
2. Meeting Santa Claus
Christmas Town becomes the busiest place in Hong Kong on Christmas day, where cotton candies, popcorns, Christmas music and Santa Claus are available for visitors as well as strange gifts, highlighted by taking a photo with Santa Claus to mark the unusual occasion.
3. Countdown for Christmas
It’s very popular for visitors to get involved in countdown for Chinese Spring Festival in China mainland, where countdown for Christmas is very rare, so it’s a good idea for you to participate in such activity held by Canton Road Association on Hong Kong Canton Road from 8:00 pm to 00:00 am on Christmas day.
4. Appreciating 9-Meter Tall Christmas Tree
On Christmas day, a 9-meter tall Christmas tree exhibited in front of Hong Kong World Trade Center is decorated with 50,000 LED light particles controlled by computer program, which takes various shining looks with the rhythm of music, offering you a fantastic feeling when you place yourselves in the dancing shadows of the tree.
5. Appreciating Top-Level Show
If you are interested enough in dramas, Nutcracker and Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky are available in the Grand Theater of Hong Kong Culture Theater on Christmas day, where 25 skilled skiers present you with a visual feast that combines aesthetics with art perfectly.
In addition, Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay and Lan Kwai Fong are ideal places for shopping during your Hong Kong travel on Christmas day.
Author: Yang Qingwei