December in Hong Kong is the perfect holiday season for Filipino travelers, as the Christmas and New Year season approaches. Pack your warm clothing for the cool temperatures below 15ºC, and get ready for cuddling weather. This season, Hong Kong offers you and your loved ones an unparalleled wonderland experience with the romantic fairytale theme to put you instantly in the right mood.
Start off your romantic journey at the “Sparkling BVLGARI Roman Holiday” in Statue Square in Central. The Italian luxury brand BVLGARI has lit up the place with a romantic “Roman” ambiance through a light-art installation of the brand’s iconic “Serpenti”. This jewellery-inspired masterpiece made up of fifty-thousand LED lights, took six months to build and two months to install! There will also be glittering Christmas trees, a candy house, a wishing tree and a photo booth in the square.
From Hong Kong’s Observation Wheel just a few minutes’ walk away, you can get an unobstructed view of the fabulous Victoria harbour and skyscrapers decorated with glittering festive lights on both Kowloon and Hong Kong Island.
Just a stone’s throw away is Hong Kong’s most romantic ride – the Star Ferry – and another astonishing opportunity to enjoy the sweeping views of Hong Kong’s unique skyline. This 127-year-old icon is the perfect combination of history and romance, providing an unforgettable shared memory. If you can take the Star Ferry at night, consider combining it with a middle-of-the-harbour view of the Symphony of Lights show. At the stroke of 8pm, 44 buildings around the harbour erupt in colored lights, laser beams and searchlights, performing a unique, synchronized 13-minute display set to music and commentary.
Another heart-warming scene awaits at the Ocean Terminal Forecourt in Harbour City, transforming into a “Happily Ever After” Christmas Avenue, with Queen Elsa, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Buzz Lightyear and other Disney characters just waiting to take selfies with you!
Check out 1881 Heritage, with a 13-metre-high gothic cathedral-like ice palace where you can hold hands with your lover and experience the magical wonderland as you glide on a majestic ice-skating rink, while the Hong Kong Pulse 3D Light Show will showcase a fairytale Christmas in a stunning audiovisual performance.
The much anticipated New Year Countdown on December 31 is considered by many as the highlight of the trip, offering a romantic pyromusical and fireworks show at the stroke of midnight.
There’s no need to travel far to take part in the excitement and romance. You can plan your trip ahead by visiting DiscoverHongKong.com. Surprise your soul mate by experiencing Hong Kong Winterfest, and discover the holiday spirit sprinkled with fairytale glitter!