Hong Kong Weather in December

avenue of starsAvenue of Stars

Weather: It begins to turn to winter in mid-December, with dry and clear weather. Average low and high temperatures are 16 °C (61 °F) and 20 °C (68 °F).

Clothing: Bring shirts and sweaters. A coat is needed occasionally when it turns chilly.

Things to Do

New Year Celebrations: The most spectacular New Year's Eve event in Hong Kong happens next to the IFC Towers along Victoria Harbor. Tens of thousands of people gather along the Avenue of Stars and near the building to join the countdown and see the midnight fireworks that stream off the IFC building itself.

The IFC Tower is the 15th tallest building in the world as of 2013. The IFC's luxury mall is a fine place to visit and shop during the Christmas holidays as well.

Hong Kong Winter Festival: Hong Kong is marvelous city to visit during the season of Advent and Christmas, and the Winter Festival is filled with stunning beauty, twinkling lights, old world tradition and the sound of carolers celebrating in the local fashion.

  • Celebrated in December
  • Statue Square gets a special large display
  • The malls put up Christmas decor and offer sales and promotions
  • Carolers, holiday menus, and New Year's Eve events  

Because of the holiday season sales around Christmas, December is one of the hottest months for shopping in Hong Kong. Christmas is celebrated all over Hong Kong; see Christmas celebrations in major cities in China.

The Hong Kong Ballet's presentation of The Nutcracker is world-renowned; it's a special annual Yuletide tradition enjoyed by audiences of all ages.

IFC Mall: Many tourists like to browse through the cavernous mall  and find luxury brand stores, starred restaurants, coffee shops, and bookstores. The windows and open deck overlook Victoria Harbor.

  • One of the plushest malls in Hong Kong
  • The most important building complex in Hong Kong
  • The Four Seasons Hotel has two Michelin 3-star restaurants
victoria harborSymphony of Lights at Victoria Harbour

The buildings plays a prominent role in the Symphony of Lights seen by tourists at the Avenue of Stars.

It is the center of Hong Kong's Central business district. It also is the transportation center of the region.

Experience the fine French and Cantonese dining: The IFC complex has two of the five Michelin 3-star restaurants of the whole of China, Hong Kong and Macau. The entire U.S. only has about ten Michelin 3-star restaurants.

Travel: December is not a busy travel month. Air tickets to and from Hong Kong may be difficult to get during the major holidays though. Click here to book flights and search for deals.

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For your Christmas holidays, where in the world could you go to enjoy Christmas? Surprisingly, Hong Kong often makes it among the top of the list in the world for holiday locales. If you are looking for entertainment, shopping, food, and glitz, Hong Kong might be best for you.

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Hong Kong Average Daily Temperatures Based on Historical Data

Date Average High Average Low
December 1 79 °F 26.11 °C 52 °F 11.11 °C
December 2 79 °F 26.11 °C 52 °F 11.11 °C
December 3 79 °F 26.11 °C 51 °F 10.56 °C
December 4 79 °F 26.11 °C 51 °F 10.56 °C
December 5 79 °F 26.11 °C 51 °F 10.56 °C
December 6 78 °F 25.56 °C 51 °F 10.56 °C
December 7 78 °F 25.56 °C 51 °F 10.56 °C
December 8 78 °F 25.56 °C 50 °F 10 °C
December 9 78 °F 25.56 °C 50 °F 10 °C
December 10 78 °F 25.56 °C 50 °F 10 °C
December 11 78 °F 25.56 °C 50 °F 10 °C
December 12 77 °F 25 °C 49 °F 9.44 °C
December 13 77 °F 25 °C 49 °F 9.44 °C
December 14 77 °F 25 °C 49 °F 9.44 °C
December 15 77 °F 25 °C 49 °F 9.44 °C
December 16 77 °F 25 °C 49 °F 9.44 °C
December 17 76 °F 24.44 °C 48 °F 8.89 °C
December 18 76 °F 24.44 °C 48 °F 8.89 °C
December 19 76 °F 24.44 °C 48 °F 8.89 °C
December 20 76 °F 24.44 °C 48 °F 8.89 °C
December 21 76 °F 24.44 °C 48 °F 8.89 °C
December 22 75 °F 23.89 °C 47 °F 8.33 °C
December 23 75 °F 23.89 °C 47 °F 8.33 °C
December 24 75 °F 23.89 °C 47 °F 8.33 °C
December 25 75 °F 23.89 °C 47 °F 8.33 °C
December 26 75 °F 23.89 °C 47 °F 8.33 °C
December 27 74 °F 23.33 °C 46 °F 7.78 °C
December 28 74 °F 23.33 °C 46 °F 7.78 °C
December 29 74 °F 23.33 °C 46 °F 7.78 °C
December 30 74 °F 23.33 °C 46 °F 7.78 °C
December 31 74 °F 23.33 °C 46 °F 7.78 °C

Hong Kong Climate Information by Month

Questions and Answers About Hong Kong Weather in December

edwin 2013-12-18
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I am planning to visit Hong Kong from the 23/12/2013 to 26/12/2013, which places can one visit for clothes shopping?

Ladies' Market in Tung Choi Street is a great destination for the fashion conscious and those with an eye for bargain-priced sport shoes, watches, clothing, stationary, and cosmetics.

  • Location: Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
  • Business Hours: Noon – 11.30pm
  • How to get there: MTR Mongkok Station Exit E2


Carol Wang replied on 2013-12-19
shahriman 2013-12-08
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i''m and family will fly to Hongkong from 20-24 of December 2013 and will stay at Regal Hotel, Kowloon. Could you suggest the best place to visit, shopping and eat(for muslim peaple) around that hotel. From airport to that hotel.....how to go that place....bus or MRT?

From airport to your hotel, MRT, bus and taxi are available. You can check from HK Airport web site for details information: http://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/index.html 


The famous sights in HK are Victoria Peak, Aberdeen, Lantau Island or to Macau. You can have more information from our web site:


Carol Wang replied on 2013-12-10
farah yusop 2013-11-27
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hey hi.. my trip in hong kong is 8 dec until 12 dec.. Is it winter season in that my trip? i asking cause want to prepare cloth for winter.. tq

Dear Farah,

Yes, it is winter season during your time in Hong Kong. Please bring warm sweater and jacket at that time.


Nancy Deng replied on 2013-11-28
serene 2013-11-16
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Hi my family are going to hk on 20 to 25 Dec. I need to know what kind of clothing should we need to bring along. Especially for children below 12 year old.
Dear Serene,
The average temperature of Hong Kong in December is around 13℃ to 20℃. Please bring thick jacket and sweater during that time. The weather is OK for children.
Nancy Deng replied on 2013-11-17
ruth huka 2013-11-09
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For indonesian passport, available or not to visit shenzhen ? we already have flight to hk pp jkt hk jkt and already book hotel in rosedale kowloon.. we are family and friend with kids ..kindly advise us .. thanks

The China Visa is required to visit Shenzhen and other cities in Mainland of China.

Ruby Zhao replied on 2013-11-11
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