The Best Places to see Santa in Hong Kong

    Santa Claus is coming to town! Want to take your little ones to see Father Christmas? Here’s our growing list of all the best places of where to see Santa in Hong Kong this year. We will update this list as we get details so be sure to check back for more venues where to see Santa in Hong Kong this Christmas.

    Santa Claus Meet-and-Greet Flash Events @ ifc 

    Location: Podium Level 1, ifc mall, next to Zara at Shop 1067-72
    Date: 23 – 24 December 2023

    On 23 December, Santa will be making a festive appearance at ifc mall to spread joy. Give old Saint Nicholas a big hug, send him blessings and tell him what’s on your wish list. No appointment required, just line up at the event.


    Santa Claus and his Christmas elves @ ELEMENTS

    Location: Metal Zone, ELEMENTS
    Date: until 1st January 2024
    Time: 10am – 10pm

    This winter, Santa Claus and his Christmas elves have come to surprise and delight adults, children and furry friends in ‘Merry Dreamscape: The Gifting Magic’ at ELEMENTS. This festive season, a highly Instagrammable 8-metre-tall Christmas tree and amazing magic show (popping up every hour) await you. Snap a memorable photo with your family, INCLUDING your pet. ELEMENTS is super pet friendly and has a pet toilet area and leisure space too. ELEMENTS has also joined hands with Box of Hope on the gift-giving initiative for customers to share love and joy by donating HK$50 or more to children living in challenging circumstances.

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    Hong Kong WinterFest – Christmas Town

    Location: Harbourside Lawn West, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District

    It’s beautifully festive this year at the West Kowloon Cultural District’s WinterFest, Hong Kong’s world-class art and culture hub. Come celebrate the holiday season at Christmas Town, featuring a towering Christmas tree and enchanting festive displays. You’ll see gorgeous garlands, sparkling ornaments, and colourful trees. Take in the delightful Christmas ambience and stop in for a visit to Santa in the Christmas lodge!


    Santa’s Grotto @ The Murray

    Location: Head to The Arches on Level 1 to get to Santa’s Grotto.
    Dates: 1-26 December

    Santa Claus is coming to The Murray, Hong Kong. During the month of December (from the 1st to 26th), jolly St. Nick is taking some time out of his busy schedule daily from 11am to 12:30pm (Mon – Fri) or 11am to 2pm (Sat – Sun) to meet children at Santa’s Grotto in The Murray. Come take a photo and tell Santa all your wishes. Parents get a glass of mulled wine and children receive a mini giveaway. Guests staying with the Murray’s Blissful Staycation Room Package will enjoy complimentary access to the grotto. Otherwise it’s $288 for up to four people.

    Immersive Santa Experience at Island Shangri-La

    Location: Island Shangri-La
    Dates: 9-26 December
    Cost: $288

    The SHangri-La group will be hosting Ol’ Saint Nick this year, so be sure to grab yourself a ticket and tell Santa how nice you’ve been this year so that you get the gifts you deserve. Parents are welcome too with snacks and beverages to entertain while the kids experience a magical Christmas. Book here.

    Kowloon Shangri-La

    Location: Kowloon Shangri-La
    Dates: 24 – 25 December

    Santa Claus will wind his way through the Kowloon Shangri-La’s Main Lobby, Café Kool, Angelini, Lobby Lounge and banquet rooms on December 24 and 25, 2023, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. Enjoy the festive season carolling performances by the Kowloon Tong School (Primary Section) Choir at 6:45 p.m. and again at 7:15 p.m. on December 24 and 25 in the lobby.

    Kerry Hotel

    Location: The Kerry Hotel
    Dates: 24 – 25 December

    Santa Claus will be taking up residence during the holiday season between December 24 to 25 at Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong. He will make his way through the Hotel Lobby, Big Bay Café and Dockyard for some holiday magic.


    Santa’s Grotto at Panne e Latte

    Dates: 16, 17 and 22-25 December from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
    Cost: $888 for 2 adults and 1 child – $198 per additional guest.

    Meet Santa in his special grotto at Stanley’s beachside bakery Panne e Latte. In addition to 10 minutes meeting Santa and receiving a special gift, you will also enjoy a tea set.  Bookings.

    Pacific Place

    Location: Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong; Tel: 2844 8988

    Don’t miss Santa’s visit to Pacific Place. The Fairlytale Christmas scene is set with fairies and forest creatures. Follow the fairies on a journey through wish-filled woods and ancient gardens to Santa’s Grove, a beautiful conservatory full of warmth and light. It is the ideal backdrop for a memorable meeting and photo with Santa. Be sure to check out the very special place where the fairies and their woodland friends make beautiful gifts for everyone. Feel free to join a workshop and they’ll show you how to make something magical for your loved ones. In case you’re feeling hungry whilst awaiting your turn with Santa,  there are some fab festive dining options. Pacific Place has its own Christmas website so be sure to check details before you head out. SOLD OUT


    Meet Santa Mickey or Santa Goofy

    Location: The Annex, Main Steet USA, Hong Kong Disneyland
    2-25 December
    Tickets: Cost $639 for entry to Disney and no extra to meet the duo, buy tickets here

    This Holiday Season, Santa Mickey and Santa Goofy appear in full holiday regalia. It’s a not-to-be-missed Christmas pairing, and they can’t wait to give you a warm winter hug. Get your camera ready to capture a joyful Christmas moment with loved ones. Hong Kong Disneyland will be open until the 2nd of January. So there are plenty of other Christmas-themed events going on in the park for holiday-goers.


    Santa’s Secret Kingdom

    Location: It’s a secret!
    2 – 17 December 2023
    Tickets: Cost $450 and can be organised here

    Always a sell out, Hong Kong’s answer to Lapland is in a secret location in Sheung Wan and offers a number of Christmas activities alongside Santa and his elves. It is a one hour experience in which children meet fun characters for silly games and fun activities. From the moment your children receive their personalised invite to visit Lapland HK, they will be enthralled!


    Meet Santa Claus at Sea

    Dates: now until 25 Dec
    Tickets: Tickets HK$330 for children* and HK$250 for adults (*children under 2 are free)

    Hop aboard aqualuna’s Santa’s Adventure Cruise and meet Santa Claus himself while you enjoy a magical 60-minute cruise full of joyful Christmas carols, festive cookies, hot chocolates and hidden candy canes. Kids can tell Father Christmas all about their wish list, pose with him for a memorable photo, and make a Christmas themed craft. Then watch your little ones’ faces light up when they receive a Christmas present from Old Saint Nick himself. 

    Malvern’s Magical Christmas

    Location:G/F and 1/F Viking Court, 165-166 Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun
    Date: Saturday 2nd December 2023
    Time: 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.

    Santa Claus is heading to Malvern’s Island West campus in Sai Ying Pun to meet you and your family during an afternoon of Christmas magic. Read Christmas poems, make Christmas crafts, and find Christmas characters all around the campus, and don’t forget to visit Santa’s magical toy shop to meet the man himself. All proceeds collected on the day will be donated to Crossroads Foundation Hong Kong. Look out for Santa’s magical toy shop where a very special someone will be waiting for you!

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    Images: Featured image Shutterstock; first image Pacific Place; second image Secret Kingdom


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