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Kids’ Activities: Things To Do With Kids In Hong Kong This December

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It’s officially Christmas season! Pencil down these holly jolly Christmas activities for the whole family!

With the weather dipping and the cosy festive season ahead, it’s officially Christmas here at Sassy Mama! Needless to say we’ve set up our Christmas trees, all snuggled up in matching Christmas sets and booked in festive menus for a feast! With kids going on holiday soon, we’re excited to take them around to Christmas markets around town, festive hotel staycations and of course, meeting Santa himself! For more kids’ activities, check out live performances, 3D dome shows at our go-to museum or a fun music and sports festival.

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Spend Christmas With Shangri-La In Hong Kong

Make it a Christmas to remember with Shangri-La in Hong Kong — the season sure is looking magical. Make your first stop at the Christmas Market in the lobbies of both Island and Kowloon Shangri-La where you’ll find the European-inspired market stalls — don’t miss out on a warming cup of mulled wine and roasted chestnuts! Kids won’t be able to pass up the chance to go to Santa’s Sweet Shop to meet Santa, and while you’re there, book them in to make snow globes, nutcracker puppets or, for the more adventurous, enjoy the Save The Land Of Sweets Christmas-themed escape room. Plus, there are ballet performances, festive carolling and more all taking place as the big day draws nearer (24 to 26 December). For a real family treat, book a Shangri-La Christmas staycation package full of extras including a picture with Santa, personalised Christmas stockings, children’s activity packs and hotel dining credits. The Nutcracker Suite even comes with its own fully decorated real Christmas tree, private dining with Executive Chef Uwe Oponcensky and more!

When: Throughout December
Where: Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong; Kowloon Shangri-La, 64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How Much: Various prices.

Christmas Events For Kids In Hong Kong

Kids Activities Hong Kong Christmas December Whats On: Aqualuna Santa Cruise

Santa’s Adventure Cruise On Aqualuna

With warmer winters, Hong Kongers may be celebrating Christmas like the Aussies, at sea! The 60-minute cruise is decked with festive activities, yummy treats, Christmas songs and carols, and perhaps the most exciting bit – kids can meet Santa himself (come prepared with your wishlists!). 

When: Various dates, find schedule here
Where: Aqualuna
How much: $250 per adult; $330 per child
Booking: Aqualuna
Contact: 2116 8821,,

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Kids Activities Hong Kong Christmas December Whats On: Gingerbread For Good x Cookie Smiles

Gingerbread For Good – Landmark x Cookie Smiles

Continuing on the success from 2021, the Gingerbread for Good campaign is back with yet, another group of celebrity chefs and their takes on the classic gingerbread man. The pop-up aims to fundraise at least $600,000 for Box of Hope and Vocational Training Council’s Shine Skills Centre. Not only is this a great initiative, kids will absolutely love the adorable cookies that are almost too cute to eat (we may have had a sneak peek)!

When: Now until Monday, 2 January, 2023
Where: Shop 305, 3/F, LANDMARK ATRIUM, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entrance

Catch Santa Around Hong Kong

He’s making a list and checking it twice and on his way to Hong Kong! Santa’s having a busy Christmas but he has plenty of time up his sleeves for the little ones (and he never comes empty handed). Catch him at hotels, different malls dotted across the city, and he even reads books for kids at bookstores.

Read More: Where To Meet Santa In Hong Kong 2022

Christmas Markets Around Town

There are one too many things we love about Christmas markets and holiday fairs in Hong Kong. We get to support local businesses, shop hand-picked products for our family and friends and get in the festive spirit! Christmas markets are only on for a limited time so you’ll want to mark your diaries!

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Staycation Hong Kong Offers Packages Whats On: Ritz Carlton

Festive Staycations Deals In Hong Kong

If you and your family are planning to stay in Hong Kong this year, a mini getaway within the city has to be on the cards. These festive packages are inclusive of dining credit and fun workshops for the kids like D.I.Y. Christmas Bath Bomb Workshop, scavenger hunts and complimentary festive snacks.

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Check Out All The Best Festive Displays

Hong Kong’s Christmas decorations and festive lights are up! The city’s malls and hotels go all out when it comes to festive displays so you’ll want to plan plenty of outings with your family and bookmark this page to come back and check out for more! We may be eyeing the giant hanging bauble that doubles as a disco ball at Lee Tung Avenue but there are loads more to add to your list.

Read More: 2022 Hong Kong Christmas Decorations, Christmas Lights And Festive Displays

Free Things To Do With Kids In Hong Kong

Kids Activities Hong Kong Christmas December Whats On: Dickensian Christmas

Standard Chartered Arts in the Park 2022 – Dickensian Christmas

The classics by Charles Dickens live on – from Oliver Twist to A Christmas Carol and Great Expectations, the two-day live outdoor spectacle at West Kowloon Cultural District Art Park will bring Giant Puppets and Dramatic Costume Showcases, as well as free arts and crafts activities, storytelling, circus performances and more. It’s going to be packed with kids’ activities that some of us may even stop by on both days!

When: Saturday, 3 and Sunday, 4 December, 2022; 11am to 5pm
Where: West Kowloon Cultural District Art Park

Mr Wiz and the Dragon Storytelling

Looking to do something a little different with your kids? Pop by Kidnapped book shop in Sai Kung – local author Alex Stears will be reading his much-loved children’s book Mr Wiz and the Dragon. Inspired by his own girls, this tale is sure to entertain your little ones!

When: Saturday, 3 December, 2022; 3pm to 5pm
Where: Kidnapped Bookstore Sai Kung

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Kids Activities November Things To Do With Kids Whats On: TKO Spot

Seven Football Challenges And Free Coaching At TKO Spot-field

The FIFA World Cup is almost here and football fans (we know you’re reading this with a grin!) can rejoice and countdown to kick start the celebration of the most beautiful game at TKO Spot-field. Have a football face-off at the seven themed football challenges. Also, don’t forget to head to the Decathlon store inside the mall for a free try-out of its eFootball™ 2023 game and A&S Football Center will provide one-hour free professional football training for little ones throughout the event period!

When: Until Monday, 1 January, 2023
Where: TKO Spot, 2 Tong Ming Street, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong
Contact: 3977 4957,

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Kids Activities November Things To Do With Kids Whats On: Santa's Secret Kingdom

Santa’s Secret Kingdom: The Factory

Do your kids wonder what actually happens after you post your letter to Santa? Take them to Santa’s Secret Factory and find out! Parents and their excited little ones will be guided around the factory and during the magical one hour experience, families will be transported into a multi-sensory world of wonder, meeting a whole bunch of entertaining and fun characters.

Sassy Mama Tip: You can also book separate tickets for Santa’s Cookie Workshop (learn tips from the Cookie Fairy and decorate cookies of your own) or a Reggio Emilia sensory play with Little Wanderlust (and meet Santa for a special photo op!)

When: Sunday, 26 November to Monday, 4 December, 2022; open 9am to 4.30pm
Where: Santa’s Secret Kingdom, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $450 per person; free for kids under 3
Booking: Eventbrite

Kids Activities Hong Kong Christmas December Whats On: Sports and Music Festival

BPM Junior Family Sports And Music Festival

Live Nation is set to launch its first-ever family sports and music festival in Hong Kong, presenting a whole range of upbeat activities to get parents and kids moving and grooving. The three-day event will have eight different zones including a roller rink by Buns 2020, an archery and shooting area, an inflatable area and more. To get dancing, check out the Circuit zone for Zumba classes and dance showcases.

When: Friday, 16 to Sunday, 18 December, 2022; 12pm to 7pm
Where: AsiaWorld-Expo – Hall 2
How much: Ticket prices starting at $100 for one child and one adult (free entrance every day after 5pm)
Booking: HKTicketing

Kids Activities Hong Kong Christmas December Whats On: Water World Ocean Park Glamping

Starry Gezellig Glamping At Water World Ocean Park

Water World’s seaside area will be transformed into a camper’s paradise. The one-night, two-days accommodation comes with a two-day pass to Water World Ocean Park, private Surf Striker sessions and also the tents include a portable screen to transform into a private theatre! The stay comes with breakfast and dinner.

When: Until Saturday, 31 December, 2022
Where: Water World Ocean Park
How much: Packages starting from $2,900
Booking: Water World Ocean Park
Contact: 3923 2323,,

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Kids Activities Hong Kong Christmas December Whats On: The World Of Nickelodeon

The World of Nickelodeon Hong Kong

The kids simply can’t get enough of Paw Patrol and we can only imagine the excitement they clearly can’t contain when they make their way to The World of Nickelodeon! Explore interactive play areas all dedicated to Spongebob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more. Get to go on a Jellyfish Hunt, join the Adventure Bay Fire Rescue, try The Ninja Challenge, and have the bounciest time ever at the Jungle Jump-a-thon.

When: Friday, 16 December, 2022 to Sunday, 12 February, 2023
Where: KITEC, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Starting from $168

Disney In Concert Spotlight Edition By Hong Kong Symphonic Winds

Cue in timeless musical scores from the most loved Disney animated feature films, and the parents and kids will be hooked! The first half of this live performance tells the story of Disney’s most famous heroes, villains and sidekicks, and their quest of finding happily ever after. Whereas the second half is a Frozen extravaganza with a spotlight on all its hit songs.

When: Saturday, 10 and Sunday, 11 December, 2022; 3pm and 7.30pm
Where: Star Hall, KITEC
How much: Starting from $280
Booking: HK Ticketing

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Kids Activities Hong Kong Christmas December Whats On: Jumptopia x Gold Coast Hong Kong

Jumptopia Holiday Village

Still can’t get enough of Kiztopia? This much loved indoor playground is making its way to Hong Kong Gold Coast – Jumptopia comes with five giant inflatables and a toddler-friendly play area. Each of the inflatables come in different themes, from a space station to a sweet bakery shop and more!

When: Until Tuesday, 31 January, 2023
Where:Gold Coast Square, Gold Coast Hotel
How much: Starting from $138 for one child and one adult
Booking: Klook
Contact: 2891 2037,

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Space Museum 3D Dome Show – Dinosaurs of Antarctica 3D

Discover Antarctica’s hidden green past when it was warm and forested with newly-discovered dinosaurs and bug-eyed creatures roaming freely. This fully immersive dome show at the Hong Kong Space Museum is educational, entertaining and well, who doesn’t love dinos?

When: Until Saturday, 31 December, 2022
Where: Hong Kong Space Museum
How much: $32 for standard tickets; $16 for students
Booking: Buy at the museum prior to the show

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Kids Activities November Things To Do With Kids Whats On: The Grounds

The Grounds

Hong Kong’s well-loved entertainment space is back at AIA Vitality Park for a second season and is in full swing. Chances are you’ve booked yourself some tickets for your family or you’ve already been to one this year. The Grounds recently dropped Christmas movies to the line-up so if you haven’t had the chance to book your tickets yet, now’s the time! From classics like The Holiday for parents to get nostalgic and hits amongst kids like Home Alone, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Elf and more, check the latest line-up here.

When: From Thursday, 13 October 2022
Where: Hong Kong Observation Wheel and AIA Vitality Park, 33 Man Kwong Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $230 for a classic pod; $330 for a prime pod; $900 for a luxe pod
Booking: Zicket

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Kids Activities November Things To Do With Kids Whats On: Claude Monet Exhibition

En Voyage With Claude Monet Art Exhibition

Whether you’re a fan of Claude Monet or not (and whether your little ones know of his paintings yet or not!) this art exhibition is not one to miss. Making its Asian debut in Hong Kong from Thursday, 27 October, 2022 to Sunday, 15 January 2023, the immersive exhibition brings to life the Impressionism artist’s timeless paintings through music and lights. Visitors will also be able to enter a thrilling Virtual Reality (VR) tour of Monet’s house in Giverny through dedicated headset.

When: Thursday, 27 October, 2022 to Sunday, 15 January, 2023
Where: Cultural Plaza, West Kowloon Cultural District (Next to Xiqu Centre)
How much: $288 for adults; $238 per child; $692 for family tickets (two adult tickets and one child ticket); free for children under 4
Booking: Zicket

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Places To Visit In Hong Kong With Kids

picnics inspiration lake hong kong picnic spots

Family-Friendly Picnic Sites

Take advantage of the breezy weather (and perhaps fly a kite too!) and lay out your picnic mats and baskets at these grassy lands that we all love in Hong Kong. From places with a stunning view of the skyline like Tamar Park to those that offer a serene getaway such as Inspiration Lake, we’ve compiled our favourite Hong Kong picnic spots for some family fun under the sun.

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Family-Friendly Cycling Routes In Hong Kong

When the weather cooperates, the first thing we parents like to do is get the kids outside. Cycling is a great option for a day out with the whole family. Not only is it fun, but there is the added bonus of fresh air and exercise. We also know Hong Kong offers up some fantastic scenery, and bike riding is a lovely way to take in some new places you may not have already visited.

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Repulse Bay Guide Hong Kong Whats On

Neighbourhood Guide To Repulse Bay

From letting loose at indoor playgrounds to sipping cocktails at Limewood and getting sandy at the beach, Repulse Bay is an easily accessibly and a family-favourite day trip. Check out our Repulse Bay guide to know the ins and outs of where to eat, shop and play!

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Main image courtesy of Sassy Media Group with images from brands mentioned within the article, image 1 courtesy of Aqualuna, image 2 courtesy of Cookie Smiles, image 3 courtesy of Ritz Carlton Hong Kong, image 4 courtesy of Lee Tung Avenue, image 5 courtesy of TKO Spot-field, image 6 courtesy of Lapland, image 7 courtesy of Live Nation, image 8 courtesy of Water World Ocean Park, image 9 courtesy of The World of Nickelodeon, image 10 courtesy of Jumptopia, image 11 courtesy of Fashila Kanakka, image 12 courtesy of En Voyage With Claude Monet, image 13 courtesy of Jess Mizzi, image 14 courtesy of Fashila Kanakka.

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