New year, new events! Hong Kong is in the mood for festivity. The city is set to celebrate Christmas and the start of the new year with stunning illuminations, markets, and more. So, shake off your holiday blues and bid adieu to the year gone by. It’s time to welcome the new year with star-studded musical performances, art exhibitions, and culture galore.


Standard Chartered Marathon 2024

Photo by Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon

21 January, 2024

The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon returns as a full-scale event in 2024! This time, the overall runner quota has been raised to 74,000.

The marathon boasts five race categories, including the Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10km, 10km Wheelchair Race, and Wheelchair Trial (2.5km). All races end at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay.

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

Sai Kung Hoi Arts Festival

Outdoor installation on Sharp Island, Sai Kung during the Sai Kung Hoi Arts Festival 2022. | Photo by AN

Until 14 January, 2024
Sai Kung

Sai Kung is not only a perennial daytrip destination here in Hong Kong, but it also offers an emerging arts scene. A three-year celebration of Sai Kung’s art scene that began in 2022, the Sai Kung Hoi Arts Festival is an immersive, open-air art experience spread out across the area’s many tiny islands.

The first year of the festival was themed ‘Joy Again, Isle’, featuring art pieces inspired by the lives of islanders in Yim Tin Tsai and Sharp Island. This year, the festival extends its reach to High Island and Kau Sai Chau, with exhibitions highlighting connections among local culture, ecology, and community.

Kongkee: Warring States Cyberpunk

Until 3 March, 2024
Tai Kwun, Central

Catch this unique, psychedelic solo exhibition by the Hong Kong artist Kongkee, a.k.a. Kong Khong-chang, which follows the legend of Chinese poet Qu Yuan (c. 339-278 BCE), commemorated annually during the Dragon Boat Festival holiday. This immersive experience includes large-scale LED installation and site-specific neon works, transforming Tai Kwun’s heritage site into a cyberpunk universe that bridges the past with the future.


Simple Gifts of Joy

Until 1 January, 2024
Tai Kwun, Central

Christmas Lan Kwai Fong
Photo by Hong Kong Tourism Board

Welcome the festive season at Tai Kwun! Complete with circus performances, a massive 12-metre-tall Christmas tree, and Christmas illuminations, this is a great, family-friendly way to spend the holidays. Shops and restaurants at Tai Kwun will also offer special deals and activities.

A Fairytale Christmas at Pacific Place

Until 2 January, 2024
Pacific Place, Admiralty

Pacific Place and the always-on-trend Star Street Precinct transform into a winter wonderland this Christmas, ideal for families with children. Explore the Fairy Light Forest, an illuminated jungle of flowers, mushrooms and friendly creatures. Venture into Santa’s Grove, and craft handmade presents at the Gifts of the Forest workshops.

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.


57th Hong Kong Products and Brands Expo

Until 8 January, 2024
Victoria Park, Causeway Bay

Explore a wide range of local and regional products at the 57th Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo! This year’s event boasts over 900 outdoor booths in Victoria Park.

Temple Street Night Market

Temple Street, Kowloon

A foodie destination and fortune-teller haunt, Temple Street has been revamped, and now offers classic night market vibes. Experience a multicultural food market at the new and improved market, stretching from Jordan Road to Nanking Street.

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