December 2023 in Hong Kong is set to be a whirlwind of creativity, music, magic, and holiday cheer. Make the most of this festive season by marking your calendar for these fantastic events!

As the air gets crisper, the streets sparkle with festive lights, and Hong Kong gears up for a December to remember this year. It is that time of the year when the city comes alive with a symphony of art, music, and the spirit of giving. From meditative art workshops that awaken your creativity to music festivals that make your heart dance, and charitable runs that warm your soul, Hong Kong’s December events are an eclectic tapestry of experiences.

Whether you’re an art lover, music enthusiast, or simply seeking holiday cheer, this guide will ensure you make the most of your December 2023 in Hong Kong.

Christmas Markets

The Hive Christmas Markets 2023

Christmas lovers, this one’s for you! The Hive Christmas Markets are back, and this is the perfect event to find unique, handcrafted gifts for your friends and family. With a wide range of items, including handcrafted soaps, all-natural candles, delicate jewellery, and delectable festive treats, this market is a one-stop destination for your holiday shopping.

The best part? Admission is absolutely free. So, gather your loved ones, save the date, and immerse yourself in the festive spirit.

Date: 1 & 2 December (Browse the Hive Hong Kong’s page for more details)

Locations: the Hive Sheung Wan, the Hive Kennedy Town, the Hive Sai Kung

Price: Free Admission

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Chillmas by the Sea

Experience Christmas with an Australian twist at Chillmas by the Sea, a unique Christmas market presented by Stanley Plaza. From December 9, this event spans three consecutive weekends, including Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays, for a total of eight days of festive cheer along the picturesque seaside of Stanley, Hong Kong.

With over 150 specialty stalls offering popular brands, Christmas-themed merchandise, artisanal crafts, tantalising cuisine, and a wide array of Australian Christmas gifts, you’re in for a treat. Additionally, the Atrium within Stanley Plaza will host a themed handicraft market, where you can find unique products to serve as holiday souvenirs.

Date: 9-10, 16-17, & 23 – 26 December, 2023

Location: Stanley Plaza Amphitheatre, Public Spaces, and Murray House

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AIA Carnival 2023

One of Hong Kong’s most significant outdoor events, the AIA Carnival, is set to return in grand style. 

Opening on December 21, 2023, this carnival promises new and returning rides, a chance to win soft toys, and a host of new experiences and attractions. It’s the perfect place to make cherished memories with family and friends throughout the Christmas and New Year period.

Dates: 21 December 21, 2023 – 25  February, 2024

Location: 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong

Price: HKD 95 – HKD 140

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Mindful Mandala Workshop

Start your December on a creative and meditative note at the Mindful Mandala Workshop by artist Ubie Chan. Ubie, a Hong Kong native with a deep love for geometric art, will be your guide on this artistic journey. Mandalas, known for their symmetry and balance, offer a unique sense of calm, and Ubie beautifully integrates her graphic design skills into her work.

Not only will you witness Ubie’s creative prowess, but you’ll also get hands-on experience in crafting your very own Mandala masterpiece. All materials are provided; all you need to bring is your creativity and an open mind. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just looking to explore your artistic side, this workshop is for everyone.

Date: 1 December, 2023 

Location: 21/F, the Hive Wan Chai

Price: General Admission – HKD 250 | The Hive Members – HKD 150

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Feliz Navidrag

Picture killer lip-syncs, fierce runway face-offs, and plenty of laughter – it’s time to experience ‘Feliz Navidrag,’ a Christmas drag show like no other. 

Head down to the Hive Studios and bring your A-game because DragJam is inviting you to slay the runway with your friends. Let’s make this end-of-year celebration one to remember.

Founded in 2019, DragJam is all about embracing drag as an empowering art form. They host workshops, events, and shows that welcome everyone to join in – either as a performer or an enthusiastic attendee.

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable night filled with glitz, glamour, and holiday cheer! Private Message @dragjam on Instagram to RSVP.

Date: 9 December, 2023

Location: the Hive Studios 

Price: HKD 270 

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert

Calling all Harry Potter fans! The magical world of Harry Potter is coming to life in Hong Kong with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert. 

On December 12, 2023, the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong will perform the enchanting score of this classic series live while the film plays in high-definition on a colossal 40-foot screen. Get ready for a night of wonder and adventure as the rebellion against the dark forces unfolds.

Date: 12 December, 2023

Location: Star Hall, Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Centre

Price: From HKD 680 ( click here for more information)

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Clockenflap Music & Arts Festival 

Prepare for an unforgettable musical journey at the Clockenflap Music & Arts Festival, Asia’s premier outdoor event. From December 1 to 3, Central Harbourfront will transform into a haven for music and art enthusiasts. The festival promises a diverse and electrifying lineup, including the iconic PULP, Joji, Yoasobi, Caroline Polachek, and IDLES.

With multiple stages, an array of delicious food and beverage options, and an eclectic mix of international, regional, and local acts, Clockenflap offers a world-class festival experience that’s second to none.

Dates: 1 – 3 December, 2023

Location: Central Harbourfront Event Space

Price: From HKD 1,280 (click here for more information.)

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Give Back

OPCFHK Run For Survival 

Lace up your running shoes for a good cause at the OPCFHK Run For Survival 2023. This charity run will take place at Ocean Park on December 3, 2023. Runners will not only enjoy a thrilling race but also breathtaking views of the seascape and mountains as they pass different thrilling rides.

This year’s theme is “Saving Our Biodiversity,” aiming to raise awareness about the challenges faced by various animals, especially marine life. With race categories suitable for all age groups and levels of experience, it’s a family-friendly event with options like the 5km individual Timed Challenge, 3km Fun Run, and a 1km Kid Run.

After the run, don’t miss the Conservation Carnival, offering game booths and workshops for more fun and conservation insights. All proceeds from the event will support Asian wildlife conservation efforts.

Date: 3 December, 2023 

Location: Ocean Park Hong Kong

Price: Varies by category (click here for more information.)

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2023 ImpactHK Winter Appeal

Night after night, the streets become a refuge for over 1,400 souls in Hong Kong, urging us to take meaningful action.

This winter, ImpactHK has launched its Invisible Community 2023 Winter Appeal, shedding light on society’s tendency to overlook those experiencing homelessness. Operating daily, ImpactHK provides crucial support—meals, warmth, and invaluable companionship—to those in need.

By backing the ‘Invisible Community’ campaign, you’ll directly contribute to ImpactHK’s comprehensive support for those sleeping rough this winter.

The goal is to raise HKD 500K by January 7th. These funds will sustain ImpactHK’s provision of warm meals, clothing, and safe havens for the most vulnerable. Every donation, no matter the size, makes a tangible difference.

This year, ImpactHK’s winter fundraising theme, ‘Hidden Communities,’ aims to spotlight those forgotten on the streets, facing homelessness while society often turns away. Let’s not turn a blind eye to Hong Kong’s homelessness crisis. Your support for this winter appeal will bring warmth and aid to those who need it most.

Click here for more information.

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Dog Adoption Date: Christmas Streety Pawty Edition

Experience the heartwarming Dog Adoption Date: Christmas Streety Pawty Edition organised by the SPCA Hong Kong, where furry friends find their forever homes and wagging tails abound!

This event is a celebration of canine companionship and the spirit of giving. No RSVP is necessary for the Adoption Event and Street Pawty. Event attendees are in for an array of engaging activities, including the chance to adopt a rescue pup and make a profound difference in a furry friend’s life. They will also have the opportunity to learn the art of crafting tug toys for dogs, while delighting in a complimentary Puppuccino treat. 

Don’t miss this chance to spread joy, learning, and love among adorable pups searching for their loving families!

Date: 16 December, 2023 

Location: One Woof Club, G/F, 12-14 Shing Wong Street, Central

Price: Adults – HKD 98, Children – HKD 68

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