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Hong Kong WinterFest

There’s no Christmas like a Hong Kong Christmas! It’s big, it’s bright and it always buzzes with WinterFest merriment. With its unique blend of Western tradition and Eastern love of festivals, Asia’s world city puts a smile on everyone’s face for the holiday season!

The 2013/2014 WinterFest celebrations were as memorable as ever. The artistic centrepiece WISH inspired hopeful season’s greetings in downtown Hong Kong; the city’s signature skyscrapers radiated in festive reds and greens; malls and shops were decked out in all their finery; and the streets glowed with the spirit of winter sales.

And with Christmas-themed activities at the city’s popular attractions, special shopping offers, festive menus and of course the dazzling New Year countdown celebrations, 2014 got off to a great start!

This year, Asia’s world city will again offer travellers a Christmas experience like no other. Stay tuned for details!

5 December 2014 to 1 January 2015
Did you know?

In 2013, Hong Kong native Plato Chan, known as ‘Santa Banana’, won the Santa Claus Winter Games. After qualifying rounds, the world’s best Santa Claus performers head to Gallivare in Sweden for a spectacular showdown, which includes an intense competition across five events: porridge eating, ‘reindeer’ ride, X-mas race, present stacking and a dance off. Chan outperformed his rivals in porridge eating and won the People’s Favourite Award. With a previous champion and three runner-up medallists over the last few years, Hong Kong has become a powerhouse for world champion santas!


For the 2013/2014 holiday season, Hong Kong’s artistic centrepiece, WISH, lit up Statue Square with 36,000 colourful LEDs. Made of glass and mosaics to depict three contemporary dandelions, the sculpture by American artist Robert James Buchholz soared more than 15 metres in the air, constantly changing hue to music.

Check back to find out the highlight of this year’s Hong Kong WinterFest!

Thanks to the Leisure and Cultural Services Department for provision of the venue.

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Jointly Presented By
American Express International, Inc. DFS Gallerie Hong Kong

Hong Kong WinterFest reaches a dramatic climax every 31 December with a spectacular pyrotechnics show over the stunning Victoria Harbour.

Title Sponsor: Featured landmark presented by:
New World Development Company Limited Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
31 December 2014
Victoria Harbour