Hong Kong Golden tints of Christmas
Looking at the fantastic blue sky in Hong Kong doesn’t feel like Christmas is around the corner. But a quick walk inside malls and luxury shopping areas will remind you of the particular holiday atmosphere . Every little detail is an invitation to hurry up to complete our shopping list, from the subtile perfume emitted in the stores, the typical seasonal songs and music, to the huge amount of decorations, giant Christmas trees, poinsettias, lights… Golden tints of Christmas are here!
This month, we have chosen to share with you a tutti fiori tour, from Pacific Place to The Landmark, passing by IFC, The Peninsula and Times Square.
The competition is hard for Christmas trees sizes, and Luxury labels choices in terms of store front decoration is seen discrete… or not. If luxury is not synonymous of ostentation, Hong Kong nevertheless has the tradition to sparkle brilliantly.
A visit first in Central, nearby the Mandarin Oriental on Connaught Road where every year, a luxury label sets a prestigious and gigantic decoration. Then follow the tour with IFC and The Landmark, where animations are installed.
Be courageous enough to walk few steps up to Hollywood Road (#10) to discover the installation realised by Cartier showing a tree of 12 meters high, in Tai Kwun, at the Centre for Heritage and Arts, in collaboration with the non profit Hong Chi Association. The light show is really impressive.
Thereafter, you could decide to move to the East of the island, where you will probably find the Pacific Place decoration more discreet, while taking the advantage of a more relaxed shopping, unless your prefer the crowded Times Square in Causeway Bay, farer East!
We suggest you to take the Ferry to join Kowloon, the right time to breath while crossing Victoria Harbour, and don’t miss the charming Heritage 1881 before going to The mythical Peninsula, where to enjoy a well deserved afternoon tea after this shopping tour.