Christmas Magazine
  • Party season demands party fuel – and Hong Kong’s after-hours scene provides with plenty of seasonal specials to keep you topped up
  • The Hari mixes a Dear Friend Santa cocktail, Hue offers a mulled wine champagne spritz, Kakure makes cognac-based eggnog, Sky Lounge promises a ‘Merrilicious Christmas’ and Sevva serves a duo of Yuletide tipples

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

From the traditional to the trendy – we’re talking classic eggnog to mulled G&T – here are our top tipples of the season guaranteed to warm your spirits, whatever the weather

Why not gift the men in your life with a craft beer advent calendar, a fancy football table by Berluti or even a Star Wars meets Swarovski crystal Darth Vader figure?

Unicorn booties anyone? Try this eclectic selection of designer watches, jewellery, shoes, bags and accessories from big names including Hermès, Chloé and Salvatore Ferragamo

How about an on-trend chess set for re-enactments of Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit, or luxury dog accessories from Tiffany & Co. good enough for Priyanka Chopra’s pup?

Harbourside Grill’s Armand Sablon always had capon chicken at Christmas and Hue’s Anthony Hammel swears by his father’s trifle, while Cobo House’s Ray Choi and Devon Hou take an innovative approach with Asian flavours

Who says sustainable has to mean boring? Lane Crawford’s twist on the traditional Christmas tree and Gisela Graham’s adorable dog ornaments are anything but

Fancy a mulled wine-inspired treatment at Cordis, Hong Kong’s Chuan Spa? What about a digital detox at The Landmark Oriental’s The Oriental Spa? Hong Kong’s spas are going all-out this holiday season

From Disney and Goolygooly characters to mulled wine, pop-up Santas and shows, Hong Kong’s malls are going all out this winter – but where in town is the ‘Lovers’ Confession Booth’?

For something different, try a curry for Christmas at Bombay Dreams, a festive fusion at Japanese-Brazilian Uma Nota or an upscale and classically French spread at L’Envol

Nepal’s first billionaire – and owner of luxury spa The Farm in the Philippines – says Christian and Muslim holidays are moments to express joy and happiness

The Hong Kong-born fashion designer behind The House of VC talks about her favourite Christmas memories, New Year’s resolutions and holiday style tips


Jo Soo Tang feels that learning to swim is a life skill that should be available to everyone, which is why her wish list this season includes helping Splash Foundation to assist children from low-income communities