Christmas 2022i

Your festive season unwrapped with SCMP's annual guide to making the most of the holiday season in Hong Kong


’Twas the night before Christmas, and for senior detective John Creighton, the journey from Peking to join his family is derailed by a body, a brandy and a bloody whodunit.


From Mariah Carey and Wham! to Slade and The Pogues, these are the 10 holiday songs that earn the most in royalties every single every year – but some of them weren’t even intended to be festive hits at all


Christmas is a time for making merry but for some, expectations and preparations can be overwhelming, and lead to distress … here’s how to ameliorate the anxiety

Volunteers are needed for a number of Hong Kong charities this festive season – here are five worthy organisations to help get good Samaritans started

Holly jolly drinkmas: Hong Kong’s bars and mixologists are set to end the year on a high, with a mix of new concoctions, refreshed classics and home experiences … find out more

Want to celebrate the festive season, worry-free? Hong Kong’s luxury hotels and caterers have got you covered, from The Ritz-Carlton’s turkey takeaway to Four Season’s French cheese box

Want to ring in the new year with a wine and dine experience to remember? You’ll need our pick of party packages, from bubbly at Cantina to views of the light show from Aqua rooftop

Need a quick fix for getting into the festive spirit? Take a tour of the town’s most immersive installations, from Cantopop star Serrini’s Times Square shows to Santa’s workshop at IFC

Take the chore out of Christmas shopping by spending a weekend afternoon at the many holiday markets held around the city, from Conrad Hong Kong to Discovery Bay

Once a year, the diet goes out the window and indulgence is the only order of the day – here’s where to dine in style this year, whether it’s traditional turkey or Asian fare you’re after

This year’s winter events leave culture vultures spoiled for choice – from Disneyland to immersive productions and an outdoor cinema, here’s where to go and get in the festive spirit