Tiffany & Co. tree lighting at Statue Square

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 27 November, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 27 November, 2012, 3:07am

The 18-metre-tall Tiffany & Co. tree set up in Central last year is lighting up Statue Square again this Christmas. The tree, adorned with ornaments, strings of pearls and the jeweller's signature blue boxes, was unveiled on Friday.

Canto-pop king Jacky Cheung Hok-yau was a guest of honour at the event. Although in his 50s, the playful singer hopped on a wooden horse on a 24-seat carousel set up near the tree to pose for photos. Socialites including Deborah Hung, Daisy Ho Chiu-fung and Anina Ho photographed the tree while revelling in the festive spirit.

The festive fun-land is open to the public until January 1. Guests can have their photos taken with Santa Claus or shop at a candy store. A pop-up book disguised as a large Tiffany & Co. box will spring open for two days only, on December 22 and 23, on the theme of the fabled carousel in New York's Central Park.

Proceeds from the activities will be donated to Helping Hand, which supports more than 800 needy elderly in seven residential homes.

"Christmas is a season full of love and joy, and I wish everyone a wonderful Christmas," Cheung said. "Funds raised from this event will not just help the elderly who are in need, but also show them our care and warmth during this holiday season."