Christmas

Five activities for Hong Kong kids for Christmas and the New Year

If your children are already bored of playing with their new toys, here are some fun activities this holiday season, from cooking to rock school to a storytelling workshop

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 26 December, 2017, 10:31am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 26 December, 2017, 10:30am

It’s hard to keep children occupied and entertained – and away from a computer screen – over the holiday season. To help out we have compiled five fun events happening around the city to suit all tastes and ages.

Five places Hong Kong families can have fun and games this Christmas

1. When fun is the main ingredient

There is nothing children enjoy more than getting messy and making something delicious. Le Meridien Cyberport is holding cooking classes for kids. Each lesson covers a variety of dishes.

Every Sunday, 3pm to 4pm. HK$242.

Booking: buys.hk/le-meridien/html/Kids_Cooking_Class_LMC-en.html

2. Time to get your rock on

Family members’ club Maggie & Rose has a host of workshops for the festive season and our top pick is the three-day Rock School Camp. Designed for budding rockers, students will take lessons in basic music theory and feel the dynamics of playing together. The best part is being able to perform their own composition at a concert for family, friends and students.

https://hk.maggieandrose.com/

3. A break from the concrete jungle

An eco-friendly market and 36 Christmas trees made from drink cartons have taken over PMQ, where Architecture firm AaaM and Green Power have collaborated to present a design-centric Christmas installation, Jungle All the Way. Eco warriors will be impressed with the Go Cup X PMQ X’mas Zero Mart, selling eco-friendly utensils, soap and hair products as well as vintage second-hand items (there will also be family-friendly workshops including family yoga and a host of “local wild animals” made by design team Stickyline. Open until December 31.

PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central.

4. Message from the art

Local non-profit Kids4Kids and Artjamming have joined creative hands to host an illustration workshop from December 27 to 29. The workshops are based on storytelling through illustration. Participants will learn to select art materials to illustrate story ideas.

Recommended for children aged six and older.

kids4kids.org.hk/en/news/kids4kids-x-art-jam-story-illustration-workshops-3

5. Frites adds films to the menu

Belgian restaurant chain Frites will make lunchtime a visual treat by screening films at all its venues from 12pm on Saturdays and Sundays through January and February. Animated favourites include Frozen, Mulan, Happy Feet, Penguins of Madagascar and Secret of the Wings. They have a children’s menu and craft activities. frites.hk