Hong Kong Family Fun for Mid-Autumn Festival 2022
by: The Beat Asia
August 30, 2022
Falling on Sept. 10 this year, the annual Chinese custom of Mid-Autumn Festival comes as a time for the whole family to reconnect and enjoy the autumnal chill together with bright lanterns, delectable mooncakes, and a sumptuous round table feast. Though details on the annually organised, grand Mid-Autumn lantern display in Victoria Park is still under wraps, there are tons of other fun activities to set your sights on.
Soak up the lunar rays and tow along your loved ones to check out these fun things to do in Hong Kong for Mid-Autumn Festival in 2022!
‘Moonlight NEONade’ at Temple Mall
Revamping the centuries old heritage with a unique local craft, Temple Mall is joining hands with neon signage master Wu Chi-kai, and neon artist Jive Lau to showcase a series of astrological installations. Transforming used neon tubes through skilful artistry with technological touches, the 3D neon lights show the timeline of the lunar phases in full, giving moongazing a whole new kind of thrill. There will also be a photo corner a floor up, where you can snap away in front of gorgeous sculptural artworks.
When: Now until Sept. 18
Where: 1/F, Temple Street, 136 Lung Cheung Rd, Chuk Un, Kowloon
‘The City of the Moon’ at Central Market
Transplanting village scenescapes from Yuen Long, Central Market is transforming their open courtyard into a wonderland of mid-autumn treasures. Under a sky full awash in vibrant fuchsias, yellows, purples, and reds, tuck into mouth-watering traditional pastries from legendary bakery Hang Heung to get a taste of the past. Get a glimpse into Hong Kong’s collective nostalgia by checking out the Miniature City recreation of the city made entirely out of City Story building blocks.
When: Now until Sept. 30
Where: Central Market, 93 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Mid-Autumn Crafts at PMQ
Take in the gorgeous scenes of the season and put together some Mid-Autumn inspired crafts and gifts at PMQ’s workshop extravaganza! Granting access to up to eight DIY workshops, work with your friends and family to assemble some unique creations of your own. From a quirky origami lantern to a lunar-inspired jewellery box to store your new Mid-Autumn festival-ready acetate hair clip, there’s tons of fun trinkets that you can forge from your own hands. Each ticket allows participants to join in on any of the available workshops and is inclusive of required materials. Purchase yours now by clicking here.
When: Sept. 10-11
Where: Qube, 2/F, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Starting from HK$420 (for 2 or more pax)
Traditionally, mooncakes resemble their namesake in their rounded shape and with their bright egg-yolk centre. Whether you are a fan of this never-goes-wrong combo of luscious lotus seed paste and kick of salt from preserved egg yolk or love to experiment with boggling variants like the divisive beef Wellington mooncake that took the internet by storm, the boundless creativity going into crafting this seasonal delicacy guarantees that you’ll always find a winning slice. For a full list of our favourites from this year to dig into with a steaming hot cup of tea on the side, click here.
‘Autumn Feast Dinner’ at The Chinese Library
Eight is an auspicious number in Chinese beliefs and embracing that concept to merge with the luck-bearing Mid-Autumn tradition of dining with your family is The Chinese Library. Created by chef Junno Li, their eight-dish Autumn Feast Dinner (HK$888 per person) brings together beloved Chinese items as well as some special holiday selections. Enjoy delightful seafood in the form of shrimp dumpling with scallop and asparagus, king crab and sea urchin spring roll, alongside stir-fried sea cucumber and minced pork in chilli sauce. The dinner is available exclusively during the weekend of Mid-Autumn festival, with complimentary flavoured Tieguanyin tea mooncakes served as an extra round of dessert for diners feasting on Sept. 9 and 10. Reserve your spots now by visiting The Chinese Library website here.
When: Sept. 9-12
Where: The Chinese Library, Police Headquarters, Block 01, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: HK$888
‘Mid-Autumn Dim Sum Cruise & Afternoon Tea’ on the aqualuna
For a one-of-a-kind experience to never forget, step aboard the aqualuna and enjoy a Mid-Autumn themed afternoon tea amidst the glittering Hong Kong harbour. Between the Thursday and Sunday of the lunar holiday weekend, the cruise serves delectable bites starring the usual dim-sum suspects of siu mai, dumplings, and egg tarts provided by Dim Sum Library, in addition to a specially crafted mooncakes just for the occasion. Click here to book your space on the Mid-Autumn dim-sum sailings, and here for the afternoon-tea edition. Do be aware that Saturday bookings are dropped off at Central Pier 9.
When: Sept. 8-11
Where: Tsim Sha Tsui Pier 1, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
How much: HK$399
‘Poon Choi’ delivery from Chiuchow Garden Restaurant
A dinner table regular at Chinese New Year and Winter Solstice celebrations, poon choi is also a wonderfully warming choice for Mid-Autumn festivities. Representing unity and designed to be enjoyed family-style, with everyone jabbing at their favourite bite-sized ingredients in a cheerful frenzy, it makes for a hearty and delightful feast.
Served in portions for groups of four, six, or 12, Chiuchow Garden poon choi comes brimming with: braised abalone and fish maw in oyster sauce, smoked duck, chicken, conpoy, mashed prawn balls, mushroom, sea cucumber, radish, preserved oyster, lotus roots, dried squid, pork belly, taro and fried dace ball with black moss. Order your piping hot bowl of treasures now by clicking here.
‘Macallan Tasting Menu’ at The Legacy House
For some elevated Chinese cuisine for the whole family to indulge in, The Legacy House is offering a tasting menu designed by Chef de Cuisine Li Chi-wai, who zeroes in on the highlights of Cantonese food to pair with beautiful pairings of Macallan whiskey.
Start off with crispy appetisers like barbecued pork in honey glaze, deep-fried pomfret with Chinese herbs, and crispy frog leg with ginger next to a glass of 12 Years Old Macallan Double Cask, and enjoy 15 Years Old Macallan Double Cask to go with wok-fried lobster with olive and black bean, 18 Years Old Macallan Double Cask with braised Wagyu beef cheek, matsutake mushroom, and other delightful Guangdong delicacies. Click here to book your table at The Legacy House.
Where: The Legacy House, 5/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
How much: HK$1,980
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