Christmas is not quite such a big celebration in Hong Kong as it is in other parts of the world. As a holiday, it tends to be overshadowed by Lunar New Year. But Hong Kong's department stores, shops and malls don't scrimp on decorations, or on launching marketing drives complete with Santa, the elves, and – puzzlingly, given the annual temperatures – plenty of snow, something few citizens ever see for real.
Much of Hong Kong's shopping gets done in malls, and one of the smartest is IFC, right on the waterfront on Hong Kong Island. Expect a giant tree, live carol singing, and plenty seasonal decor. If you're not sure where to start shopping the mall's concierges – smarter and more user friendly than any technological app – are mines of information.
The winter in Hong Kong is usually fairly gentle, so shopping out of doors is usually a pleasant experience. The traders at Stanley Market and Temple Street and other outdoor venues are well aware that Christmas is coming, and stock up with all sorts of Christmas themed goodies.
Finally, for somewhere that's very Chinese, very Christmas, and very cool, take a look around Shanghai Tang, Hong Kong's ultimate designer Christmas store.
Build your own lists that you can easily reference or share stories with your friends.Login ×