Tiffany lights up tree to bring Christmas sparkle to Statue Square

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 29 November, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 29 November, 2011, 12:00am


Whether you're one of those who can't get enough of Christmas or can't wait for the festivities to end, the holiday is only a few weeks away. In Central, shoppers and office workers got yet another reminder of that when the annual Christmas tree went up on Statue Square.

This year, it's jeweller Tiffany & Co using the spot to raise a tree - and the brand's profile, thanks to the logos festooning it.

Tiffany's director gathered with local celebrities and the Tourism Board chairman, James Tien Pei-chun, for a lighting ceremony on Friday. *

As well as an 18-metre-tall tree, there are large gift boxes, a Tiffany-blue merry-go-round, a photo booth and candy floss for sale.

Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the charity Make-A-Wish Hong Kong, which helps children suffering from life-threatening medical conditions in Hong Kong and Macau.