The annual Stanley Plaza Seaside Christmas Market is one of the biggest Christmas markets in Hong Kong. For 2021, it’s taking on a wild west theme. Officially it’s the “Stanley Plaza Wild West Adventure Christmas Market.”
The piazza of the lovely Stanley Plaza will be decorated, with more than 50 booths and merchants selling great items for Christmas gifts, in addition to lots of food and drink, but the market won’t be open continuously over the period. The markets will be on during three successive weekends starting on Saturday, December 11th, with one extra day either side of the last weekend. The exact dates are December 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th, 26th, and 27th.
The market is open from noon until 8 pm on those dates, giving you many opportunities to head down to Stanley for shopping.
It promises to be a beautiful day out in Stanley, with all the Christmas lights sparkling, and a festive spirit in the air.
Getting to Stanely Plaza
The easiest way to get to Stanley is by bus, on a scenic but windy road that traverses the hills down to the southside of Hong Kong Island.
Many buses leave Exchange Square in Central for Stanley, with Bus 6 and Bus 6X being the most frequent and convenient.
Additionally, organisers will be putting on free land and sea shuttles. Buses will run from Admiralty and Oi Tung Shopping Centre, while the free ferry will depart from Aberdeen Praya Road Landing No. 4. See the official site for more details.
You can also refer to the Stanley Plaza transportation guide for more bus routes from other parts of Hong Kong.
What else to see and do in Stanley
Before you go, be sure to read our Stanley Area Guide for more info on what else to see and do in this quaint seaside town. Get more information about where to eat and drink, and places to rest your head if you choose to spend a night. You can also check out the best of Hong Kong and Stanley with this aptly named tour.To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.