7 most Instagram-worthy spots in Hong Kong to take festive Christmas photos this year

7 most Instagram-worthy spots in Hong Kong to take festive Christmas photos this year

Here are seven of the best Christmas displays in Hong Kong to put the sparkly back in your Instagram feed

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Many popular shopping destinations like Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui have put up very beautiful decorations.
Photo: Harbour City

You only need to look around you to see that the Christmas season is truly upon us. The city’s hot spots have been given the festive treatment and are looking camera-ready. Here are the buildings in Hong Kong with the most Instagrammable Christmas decorations.

Harbour City

Forget Christmas as you know it; at Harbour City, it looks like Santa has ditched his sleigh and gotten himself a fleet of shiny, pink and gold airships. This display is pretty extra – which means it’s guaranteed to pique the interest of all your Insta followers.
Where: 3-27 Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
When: 10am-10pm daily
How to get there: Exit A1, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station


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New Town Plaza

The Starlight Garden at New Town Plaza in Sha Tin never fails to impress with its annual festive displays. This year the garden evokes both romance hipster vibes with its “millennial pink” lights – what’s more insta-worthy than that?
Where: Sha Tin Centre Street, Sha Tin, New Territories
When: December 15 - January 1; Monday - Thursday, noon til 10pm; Friday - Sunday, noon til 1pm
How to get there: Exit A, Sha Tin MTR Station

Millennial pink ligths are perfect to snap at night.
Photo: New Town Plaza

The Landmark

Christmas is always the most fun when you’re a kid, and now you can experience that same feeling at Lardmark’s seasonal installation. The display in the centre of the mall features a whimsical, European-style village complete with giant tulips and paper planes hanging from the ceiling.
Where: Queen’s, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central
When:10am - 8pm daily
How to get there: Exit G, Central MTR Station

The Landmark in Central has put up a whimsical village this year for Christmas.
Photo: The Landmark

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D2 Place

This "igloo" is on the secret rooftop wonderland at D2 place.
Photo: D2 Place

It may have been pretty chilly this past weekend, although far from freezing – but that doesn’t mean we can’t have snow and ice. D2 Place’s secret rooftop are has been transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with snow-covered trees and an igloo that glows.
Where: 9 Cheung Yee St, Lai Chi Kok
When: 12pn – 9pm daily
How to get there: Exit D2, Lai Chi Kok MTR Station

Statue Square

This Christmas at Statue Square is 18-metres tall.
Photo: Ginny Wong

An eternal classic, the dazzling, 18-metre tall tree in the centre of Statue Square is beacon in the city. Just a quick glimpse is enought o make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. From time to time, you’ll find choirs of carol singers performing by the tree, and you can even visit Santa himself in his nearby lodge.
Where: Des Voeux Rd Central, Central
When: open 24 hours
How to get there: Exit J1 at Central MTR Station


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1881 Heritage

There are two giant glamourous rocking horses at 1881 Heritage decorations.
Photo: Tiffany Choi

The two giant, ornate rocking horses on display in front of the 1881 Heritage building offer some vintage Christmas glamour, and are perfectly in-keeping with the building’s colonial-style architecture.
Where: 2A Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
When: open 24 hours
How to get there: Exit L6, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station

The Peninsula Hong Kong

Classic Peninsula.
Photo: Tiffany Choi

Sometimes you can’t beat simplicity. The Peninsula’s clean and elegantly dressed tree stands in the hotel’s lobby by the main entrance, offering a more traditional winter scene.
Where: 2A Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
When: open 24 hours
How to get there: Exit L3, Tsim Sha TSui MTR Station

Edited by Charlotte Ames-Ettridge

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