There’s always plenty of fun to be had in Hong Kong. Here’s a guide to some of the best events and activities that are on around the traps if you want to stay in the know with what’s on. So make the most of the gorgeous weather and find something to suit you in this list of things to do in Hong Kong.
What’s on: New Vision Arts Festival
This year’s festival will push the boundaries of art with more than 18 programmes of cutting-edge and avant garde international and local performances. Highlights include the acclaimed ballet Tree of Code, which fuses literature, installation and dance, and Aquasonic, a sound-soaked concert which features the world’s first underwater orchestra!
Where: Various locations
When: 19 October-18 November
What’s on: HKAGA’s 2018 Art Symposium “Looking Up”
The 2018 Art Symposium presented by the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association (HKAGA) and Asia Society Hong Kong Center will be held on Friday 16th to Saturday 17th November. The Art Symposium is the climax and core event of HKAGA’s vibrant Hong Kong Art Week which runs from the 9th to 17th November. The theme of the Symposium is “Looking Up: Remapping Hong Kong’s Art Scene in the Era of New Connectivity and Ruptures”.
Where: Art Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
When: 16-17 November
What’s on: ShoppingHongKong Sip & Shop Christmas Bazaar
The Sip & Shop events at the Fringe Club bring together the style connoisseurs and all the shoppers looking for unique niche clothes, accessories, lifestyle products and gift ideas with the hundreds of brand owners who, every year, choose to partner with ShoppingHongKong and use their events as a platform to raise brand awareness, reach new target audiences and increase sales. The Bazaar will be held over two days at The Fringe Club on 16 and 17 November and is open to the public.
Where: The Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central
When: 16-17 November
What’s on: Oxfam Trailwalker
This fundraising event sees participants form a team of four to complete the 100km Maclehose Trail within a 48-hour time limit. Since 1986, participants have raised money to
support Oxfam’s various poverty alleviation and emergency relief projects in Africa and Asia, including Hong Kong and mainland China.
Where: Maclehose Trail
When: 16–18 November
What’s on: American Women’s Association Coffee Morning
The American Women’s Association of Hong Kong holds a weekly coffee morning, CHAT – Come Have A Talk. The informal gathering is for member, newcomers and non-members and provides a friendly atmosphere to have a coffee or tea and some “grown-up” time away from the little ones. It is a drop-in activity so people are welcome to join anytime between 10.30am and noon. The group often stays for lunch. The event is every Thursday except public holidays.
Where: Cafe 8, Roof Level, Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Ferry Pier No.8, Central
When: 15 November
What’s on: Christmas Lifestyle & Gift Fairs
Get a headstart on your Christmas shopping with a visit to one of the Prestige Fairs. The fairs see the Grand Ballroom of the Conrad Hotel become a hub for more than 100 pop-up retail shops. You’ll find some of creative designers and innovative entrepreneurs showcasing their products. The Gift And Lifestyle Fair will be held on 12 November, followed by the Pre-Christmas Gift Parade on 21 November, and the Christmas Showcase on 26 November.
Where: Conrad Hong Kong, Admiralty
When: 12, 21 & 26 November
What’s on: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton
Don’t miss ‘The Endurance Exhibition’ at The Haven by Jacada Travel, presented by Royal Geographical Society – Hong Kong. The exhibition will showcase a remarkable collection of original photographic glass and celluloid negatives captured by Frank Hurley. He served as the official photographer on the ‘Endurance’ expedition from 1914-17, and following the destruction of the ship in 1915, made the perilous journey to safety with Shackleton, Hurley and the Weddell Sea Party.
Where: The Haven by Jacada Travel, 29/F Wyndham Place, 40-44 Wyndham Street, Central
When: Until 21 December. Closed Sundays and public holidays.
More: RSVP to TheHaven@JacadaTravel.com or call 2117 0415
What’s on: Indulge in a Dream Vacation
Ever wondered what it’s like to go on a cruise holiday? Now is your chance to find out! Dream Cruises is inviting the general public to join them for a remarkable Open Day aboard World Dream this November. Don’t miss the chance to experience what a cruise has to offer and enjoy an afternoon of fun, immersive activities and experiences on World Dream
Where: 2nd Floor, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, 33 Shing Fung Rd, Kai Tak
When: 30 November, 2018, Friday
More: Register online or email to gdropenday3dreamcruiseline.com
What’s on: Discovery Bay Sunday Market
Handmade Hong Kong’s Discovery Bay Sunday Market is a DIY Indie Arts, Crafts and Small Traders’ Fair. Hong Kong’s finest makers and sellers will be offering arts, crafts and other special goods with about 140 different vendors taking part, attracting about 2000 visitors.
Where: Discovery Bay Main Plaza, Discovery Bay
When: 1 December, 10am to 7pm
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