It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as Harbour City, Hong Kong’s premier shopping destination, whimsically transforms into a “treasure city” that is chock-full of festive spots and attractions, giving holiday revelers an exciting and fanciful experience.
Mall guests get into the spirit of the “treasure hunt” as they trawl Harbour City for a slew of fun photo spots and attractions such as a 60-foot Christmas tree, the 40-meter-long Christmas Bridge, the Largest Video Kaleidoscope, Festive Music Light Show, the Marching Band Spectacle, Christmas Joy Maker and more.
Filipino actor and former Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) housemate Richard Juan was a special guest at the recent lighting of the Christmas tree, which jumpstarted the Yuletide festivities of Harbour City, home to HK’s scores of Filipino residents.
Walk through the 16-meter long, 4.5-meter high and 4.5-meter wide triangle mirror kaleidoscope and enter an enchanting world of a Christmas-themed “landscape” filled with snowflakes, Christmas tree, stars and a rainbow tunnel refracted through the triangular mirror and LED screen walls. Known as the world’s largest video kaleidoscope, this “secret garden” is open to everyone for HK$50 until 1 January 2019, from 12 noon to 9 p.m., at Level 3, Ocean Terminal. The proceeds of this activity will be donated to the Hong Kong Blood Cancer Foundation.
Aside from its enthralling photo spots and activities, Harbour City is also treating mall guests to a Festive Multimedia Music Light Show until 1 January 2019, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the Ocean Terminal Forecourt. The 40-meter-long Christmas Bridge, the giant tree and other festive installations dazzle with nearly 200,000 LED lights, creating different spectacular lighting effects. This synchronizes with an original musical scoring specifically composed for the light show and matches the different moods of the scenery.
Catch The Pegasus Vanguard, an international award-winning marching band, as they perform and add a visual interpretation to the music through lively steps and props.
For a touch of romance, couples and solo travelers may write their wishes and messages on special heart-shaped padlocks for a HK$20 donation at the Christmas Bridge, which is also known as the first “Love Lock Bridge” in Hong Kong.
For its Christmas Joy Maker, Harbour City partnered with the England designer duo, Miller Goodman, to create joyful and playful decorations inspired by the classic story, “The Nutcracker.” It transforms the mall’s atrium into interactive story settings and makes you feel like part of the storytelling.
Don’t miss out on Harbour City’s fun activity, the “Print It Yourself” Festive Postcard, where mall guests may either take their photo at the “Instant Postcard” machine or at the Instagram Postcard Printing counter located at the Ocean Terminal Forecourt. They may even write messages and mail it to local or overseas destinations for free. Because it’s the season of giving, a HK$20 fee will be collected and donated to a cause.
Finally, no Christmas memory should be without the jolly old man in a red suit. By simply making a small donation, families get the chance to meet and greet Santa Claus in front of the Christmas Bridge and giant Christmas tree every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 23 December, 7:30 to 9 p.m., at the Ocean Terminal Forecourt.
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