10 Ultimate Things to Do with Kids in the Run-up to Christmas
Published 02 December 2021 at 18:15
It’s officially December and Christmas creeps up ever closer. It means you are now most probably getting excited about family holiday activities over the festive period. Whether you opt for a Christmas performance, family brunch in a restaurant or atmospheric Christmas markets here is our selection of fun and festive ideas for what to do with kids in Hong Kong during December.
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All kids love to create a Pyjama Day, as their imagination runs wild whilst waiting for Santa’s arrival. This year, you can easily make Christmas nights extra special with a festive-themed clothing range at Dunnes Stores or Marks&Spencer. It's a charming way to welcome back everyone's festive favourites – the super-cosy novelty nightwear featuring beloved Christmas characters and patterns. Match the chosen pyjamas to your robes and slippers to take your family festive look up a level. Your spouse and kids won't be able to resist the temptations of waking up in the early hours of Christmas morning in these cute outfits.
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Reading with your child is vital and there is no better time to share stories as a family than at Christmas. Although it is fantastic family fun, finding time and energy over the festive period can be a tricky task. It's best to put aside some time for reading with kids every day whilst waiting for Santa’s arrival. Get the whole family sitting comfortably next to the fabulously decorated Christmas tree and start reading. There are an enormous number of Christmas stories at the online Bookstore, so you can read together to get fully in the festive spirit. In the meantime, watch the video by experts above to find top tips on how to make reading fun.
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Friends, welcome to heaven. In the run-up to Christmas, Hong Kong will host an array of festive fairs and markets. Everything here is about exclusivity, rarity and entertainment. Shop the chicest small brands from around the world, feast on delicious traditional cuisine or brilliantly presented Reindeer-themed ice cream, enjoy spectacular live shows and fun games, try your hands at the various hands-on workshops and walk through the twinkling Christmas stalls spread out across Hong Kong’s picturesque streets. You’re sure to find presents for the whole family!
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When the Christmas tree is up and the seasonal shopping is done, watching movies filled with festive cheer is one of our favourite things to do. But what about paying a visit to a cinema during this period? It is a charming way to cope with the pre-holiday fuss. Hong Kong's famed cinema exhibitors with its multiplexes in every corner of the city are seriously getting into the holiday spirit with a host of family films. The impressively wide variety of cinema types featuring family-friendly screenings are pretty top-notch. Expect a broad choice of movies, convenience and unparalleled comfort, or even food and beverage if you like. Whether your idea of a family film screening is an action movie or funny animation, there is something to suit each family. Check out all the best Christmas movies available in Hong Kong’s cinemas.
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Feeling crafty? Ever imagined what it might be like to create a keepsake for your family for decades to come? Discover how to make adorable salt dough ornaments to display on your Christmas tree! This salt dough will certainly become a fabulous DIY Christmas decoration quick and easy to make with kids at home.
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There are many more festive merry-making events and activities happening during December in Hong Kong including festivals, Santa's live shows, the cutest Christmas performances, touching family film screenings, comprehensive Christmas cookery classes, workshops, atmospheric fairs and markets scattered around the city. Consult our guide to the best events that will make you seriously smug about living in Hong Kong.