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.
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.
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.
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.
For your Christmas holiday, where in the world do you want to enjoy Christmas? Surprisingly, Hong Kong is often at the top of the list in the world for a holiday destination. If you are looking for entertainment, shopping, food, and glitz, Hong Kong might be the best location for you.
Our most popular Hong Kong tours, for inspiration:
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