Five Things to Do with Your Kids in Hong Kong this January 2023
January 10, 2023
Between Christmas, New Year’s festivities, and the chaos of returning to normalcy in January, family-time has never been more important. Aside from the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations lending to tons of fun themed activities, there are many family-friendly activities and events around Hong Kong that are sure to delight the kiddos.
Wheel of Good Fortune
AIA is inaugurating our lucky year of the rabbit with The Wheel of Good Fortune carnival, themed to bring smiles and great blessings.
Ablaze in red, white, and bright light, the Lunar New Year themed extravaganza is sectioned into 12 zodiac lantern displays and selfie zones, classic game stalls that test your hooping and ring toss skills, Ferris wheel and family-friendly rides, as well as constant live stage performances, surrounded by abundant festive installations all around. Up to 300,000 plushies are up for grabs over the course of the carnival period, so roll up your sleeves and get your agility skills together to aim for the fluffiest, cuddliest prizes!
For a full breakdown of ticketing tiers along with the allocated token count, check out this page – where you can also purchase tickets directly.
When: Jan. 14 until Feb. 12
Where: Hong Kong Observation Wheel & AIA Vitality Park, 33 Man Kwong Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Starting from HK$128
Hong Kong International Stationery and School Supplies Fair
Though primarily targeted at importers, the HKTDC’s upcoming child-centric fairs could double as a marketplace for bulk buying or discounted necessities. With 2023 being the first year in a couple past to welcome back international vendors, this iteration of the expo is sure to be one of the most varied and encompassing in a while. Welcome both the new year and lunar new year by stocking up on shining new supplies for the school term.
Click here to reserve a spot for admission. Entrepreneurs who are keen to connect with sellers directly can also access exhibitors through the free-to-use Click2Match feature with more information here. Also ongoing during the same period include the Baby Products Fair, as well as the Toys & Games Fair.
When: Now until Jan. 12
Where: Hall 1B-E, 3BC, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Free
The Fantastic Symphonic Time Machine
Interweaving between tunes from pop culture’s most famed scores and themed compositions that have been in the books for centuries, conductor Vivian Yip and presenter Alasdair Malloy take the lead on a journey through space and stories. The time-travelling symphony includes mystical sounds from the bodacious title tracks of Star Wars and Jurassic Park, to pieces by timeless legends like Beethoven and Verdi.
Listeners are encouraged to let creativity run wild and to head to the show in a fun costume, no matter if it’s from the past or the future, based on someone real or someone imagined. Buy your tickets now by clicking here.
When: Jan. 13 – 15
Where: Concert Hall, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Starting from HK$180
This adorably themed race led by one of our favourite beagles out there, is a one-kilometre-long obstacle course around the ‘Golden Egg’ plaza at Hong Kong Science Park. Participants are required to be at least six years old or above, and families can register as a team of two for a special entry fee.
No matter how you place in the race, every single participant will be receiving a complimentary swag bag full of souvenirs that even Joe Cool would approve of. The Peanuts-themed drawstring backpack also includes a set of t-shirts for parent and child, a water bottle, two pairs of socks for parent-kid duos, a sports towel, and an official Snoopy Run medal to be awarded on the day upon completing the race. More limited-edition merch is also available, with details on the race’s site.
Sign up now via Klook by clicking here. Registrations are first-come-first-served so be quick!
When: 8AM – 12:30PM, Jan. 15
Where: KK Kao Conference Center, Science and Technology Avenue East, Hong Kong Science Park, Shatin, New Territories
How much: Starting from HK$480
World of Nickelodeon
Our friends SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Bubble Guppies, the PAW Patrol Squad, and the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are coming to Hong Kong! Taking over a 12,000 square feet space, Nickelodeon is hosting a series of interactive fun zones and 14 life sized games that lets everyone in on the fun of these cute character’s worlds. Slip through the giant Slime Lounge, perk up and say “I’m ready” to join the Jellyfish Hunt, lend a helping hand at the Adventure Bay Fire Rescue, and more!
Skip the long lines by nabbing up your tickets now, click here to purchase.
When: Now until Feb. 12
Where: B1, KITEC, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon
How much: Starting from HK$118
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