Dec 21
Feb 18 2024

AIA Carnival 2023

11:00am – 11:00pm
HK$85.00 – HK$150.00

Every winter the Central Harbourfront Event Space hosts a two-month-long family-friendly carnival, complete with rides, games, performers, and huge plush toys to be won.

This event was formerly know as the AIA Great European Carnival, but the name was shortened in 2018.

Note: While the event has been confirmed as kicking off on December 21, no end date has officially been set. We’ve estimated a tentative end date based on previous years.

What happens?

A popular day out for families on Christmas and New Year holidays, the carnival features traditional rides like a carousel, chair swings, giant slides, bouncy castles, and even an outdoor ice rink for skating!


The carnival requires an entry ticket, and tokens for the games and rides. Prices for 2023 are yet to be announced, but tickets will go on sale in September.

In the past, adult tickets were HK$120.00, which included 10 tokens, while kids got in for HK$85.00 with 7 tokens.

Tickets can usually be booked online through the organiser’s website, or bought at the entry gates.

How to get there and nearby attractions

The Central Harbourfront Event Space is right next to the Hong Kong Observation Wheel, the Star Ferry Pier, and the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. It is also a few minutes’ walk to nearby Central attractions such as the Peak Tram and the Mid Levels Escalator. Be sure to spend some time enjoying the beautiful harbour views and exploring all that Central has to offer.

Organisers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.