24 Nov 2021

Island Shangri-La celebrates the festive season with a Christmas Market and a Nutcracker-themed staycation

From 19 November until 1 January, Island Shangri-La is bringing enchanted wonders to the city, featuring Noble Mr Nutcracker and a rich cast of Christmas characters. With its European-inspired Christmas Market, hand-crafted decorations on the grand tree, theatrical performances, family-friendly activities, tailored staycations and F&B experiences, Island Shangri-La presents a traditionally festive Christmas that is enchantingly local and sublimely magical.

Whilst wandering through the European-inspired stalls at the Christmas Market, visitors will be immersed in scents of roasted chestnuts and sounds of seasonal jingles as they enjoy hot chocolate and mulled wine. The Market will also offer an array of festive nibbles such as Christmas pudding with aged mandarin peel, mince pies, and toffee apples. Ensuring visitors can take home gifts that their family and friends will love, there will be items for purchase, such as a beautiful Nutckracker Snow Globe, Nutcracker-themed chocolate bars, an advent calendar and a Gingerbread of the Hong Kong Skyline.

The Market surrounds the grand Christmas tree which will be adorned with 50 unique ornaments that are designed and hand-painted by local illustrators Bonnie Pang, Chow Siu Mou, Wai Wai and Dixon. Each ornament features a different scene or pattern inspired by Hong Kong traditions, with a festive twist. Ornaments will be auctioned online and all proceeds raised will go to Shangri-La’s charity partner, the Heep Hong Society, a charitable organisation that is dedicated to creating a better tomorrow for children with diverse needs in Hong Kong.

Those looking for a family retreat at this special time of year can book the Nutcracker Suite Staycation, a two-night stay in a suite decorated for the occasion. The stay also includes round-trip Rolls Royce transfers, breakfast at café TOO, a visit from Santa Claus, a Christmas-themed family dinner in the suite, and personalised stockings for children.

To learn more about Island Shangri-La’s festive staycation packages, dining offers and activities, click here.

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