Hong Kong is an excellent destination for the upcoming festive holiday season for a long list of reasons: cuddle-up weather, party ambience, great holiday shopping deals, exquisite dining, and of course the joyful spirit that is just so infectious! New Year holiday seekers can start planning their trip now to avail of the best of everything. Of course, the vacation would not be complete without sharing your happy selfies with your family and friends back home who would love to catch a glimpse of your adventures in Hong Kong!
Here, in no particular order, are the top five New Year holiday selfie spots in Hong Kong that are sure to make your vacation memories extra special, as recommended by selfie super fans from all around the world:
The Statue Square Christmas Tree (until 1 Jan 2017)
A great traditional Christmas tree with the bright little star shining in a forest of glittering skyscrapers! A lovely Christmas choir performs an array of classic carols to put you in the right mood. Santa and his friends drop by quite often, so complete your selfie with them!
How to get there: MTR Central Station, Exit K
Address: North Statue Square, Central
Hong Kong Pulse 3D Light Show (until 28 Dec 2016)
Catch the dazzling illuminations in this spectacular 3D light show. Include in your selfie “Eddie the Elf,” one of Santa’s favorite helpers, and the other lovable characters joining the fun! The light show comes on every evening. Posting your amazing 3D light pictures will surely make your friends jealous!
How to get there: MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit L6 or J
Address: Open Piazza, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong Disneyland (until 2 Jan 2017)
Of course Mickey and his friends, all dressed in their favourite festive outfits, will be so excited to “wefie” with you! The latest attraction, the Iron Man 3-D experience, is a must for kids of all ages who will get to wear the StarkVision glasses and get on the Iron Wing vehicle for the experience of a lifetime! This year will be special, as the theme of Disney Sparkling Christmas captures the true spirit of celebration. Here is a useful tip: snow will fall on Main Street, USA, so get ready to click on that button as you catch the falling snowflakes with your tongue!
How to get there: MTR Disney Resort Station
Address: Lantau Island, Hong Kong Disneyland
sky100 (until 2 Jan 2017)
Take your selfie with a bird’s eye view of Hong Kong’s Christmas lights all the way up from sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck. At 393 meters above sea level, you can capture the city’s sparkling lights on both sides of Victoria Harbour.
How to get there: MTR Kowloon Station, Exit D1 or C1
Address: Elements, International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Rd W, Yau Ma Tei
Times Square (until 1 Jan 2017)
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow on Times Square! On November 24, a snowy wonderland opened its doors for the first time in Asia, created by a professional French team. Capture these unforgettable moments as you throw snowballs, slide down a small hill and build your own little snowman! Your collection of holiday selfies will surely give you the most joyful memories!
How to get there: MTR Causeway Bay Station, Exit A
Address: 1 Matheson St, Causeway Bay
For more information, visit DiscoverHongKong.com.