New year, new events! Hong Kong is back in action and in the mood for festivity. The city is set to celebrate the region’s biggest festival – the Lunar New Year – with aplomb (and plenty of turnip cake, too). So, shake off your holiday blues and bid adieu to the year gone by. It’s time to welcome the new year with stirring musical performances, art exhibitions, film fests and culture galore.


The Nutcracker by Hong Kong Ballet

15—30 December, 2023
Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui

Dancers (from top): Ye Feifei as
Ballerina, Shen Jie as the Nutcracker | Creative: Design Army |
Photography: Dean Alexander | Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet | Photo by Hong Kong Ballet

The Hong Kong Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker is a highly anticipated event. Set in early 20th-century Hong Kong, this performance follows Clara’s magical adventure with the Nutcracker Prince, battling the Rat King and encountering vibrant characters amid the backdrop of Hong Kong’s peacocks, cockatoos, racing jockeys, and blossoming bauhinias. With dazzling costumes and sets, it’s a delightful holiday tradition perfect for families.

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Live Music and Performance

Show Lo World Tour Evolution 2024 in Hong Kong

7 January, 2024
AsiaWorld Expo
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Taiwanese artist Show Lo is known for his versatile musical style combining genres including pop, R&B, and dance. Marking his first concert in Hong Kong in eight years, he will be performing at the AsiaWorld Expo. Grab your tickets via Klook (from HK$699.00).

Brent Faiyaz Concert 2024 | It’s A Wasteland Tour in Hong Kong

30 January, 2024
Kowloon Bay International Trade and Exhibition Centre (KITEC)
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Christopher Brent Wood, known professionally as Brent Faiyaz, is an American R&B singer from Maryland. As part of his It’s A Wasteland Tour, he will be performing in Hong Kong at KITEC. Grab your tickets via Klook (from HK$799.00.

Arts and Culture

Arts in the Park

2—3 December, 2023
Victoria Park, Causeway Bay

Arts in the Park is an annual six-month youth arts program culminating in a two-day free admission festival at Victoria Park, Causeway Bay. Launched in 2001, AIP has become Hong Kong’s largest outdoor youth arts festival, featuring vibrant street parades, stage performances, and art stalls, drawing over 190,000 visitors annually.

All About Us Film Festival 2023

Until 10 December, 2023

Explore diverse perspectives at the All About Us Film Festival 2023. This year’s edition featues short stories by Hong Kong’s ethnic minority youth. Join conversations with real people as ‘living books’ at the human library, and see evocative exhibits.

BODW CityProg 2023

Until 17 December, 2023
Sham Shui Po, To Kwa Wan

CityProg is a design-driven programme that happens every year as part of the Business of Design Week (BODW) event. The aim is to activate design and creative clusters through workshops, exhibitions, and more. This year’s edition focuses on unique, up-and-coming neighbourhoods such as Sham Shui Po and To Kwa Wan.


Food and Beverage

AIA Winter Carnival 2023

Until 25 February, 2024
Central Harbourfront Event Space, Central

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 year’s edition promises to be as fun as ever.

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