December is just around the corner, so if you’re looking for a quick and affordable family vacation Hong Kong Disneyland is just a short flight away. And, there are some awesome festive events lined up! We’re talking about a magnificent Christmastime Ball, a Magical Twilight Snowfall, photo sessions with your favourite Disney characters, delicious holiday feasts and unbeatable deals on hotels and park tickets. Sound enticing? Plan a trip pronto with our handy guide below!
It may be winter, but Hong Kong’s weather in December is clear and dry at around 16-20 degrees. Pack long sleeved shirts and pants/jeans, with a light coat or jacket in case it turns chilly. Don’t forget good walking shoes!
How to get there:
As Hong Kong is just four hours away by plane, a three day/two night trip is perfectly feasible. Direct flight options include Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Scoot and Jetstar. We recommend catching a night flight the day before or an early morning one around 7:30-8am, so you can enjoy at least a full afternoon in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Disneyland is easily accessible from Hong Kong International Airport. The journey by train takes around 30 minutes (transfer at Tsing Yi Station and then to Sunny Bay Station). Trains run from Sunny Bay Station to Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and back every few minutes daily. A taxi or bus ride will take around 15-20 minutes, dropping you off at the Disneyland Public Transport Interchange (PTI).
What to see and do:
Join in the year-end celebrations, obviously! Take your kids to their very first Mickey and Friends Christmastime Ball, a festive song-and-dance show at the park’s Castle Forecourt. Other highlights include a Magical Twilight Snowfall parade and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony (both along the park’s Main Street area). While enjoying yourselves, don’t forget to grab pictures with Disney characters such as Santa Goofy and Frozen’s Snowman Olaf for the family album too.
Stay tuned, as soon we’ll bring you our guide to park attractions for the kids soon!
Where to eat:
With the amount of food on offer in the entire resort, it’s safe to say your family will never go hungry. Christmas menu items and on-the-go park treats abound, but there’s nothing quite like dining with Mickey, Minnie and Donald Duck. Head over to Chef Mickey at Disney’s Hollywood Hotel for an international dinner buffet, and let your kids go crazy over meeting celebrity chef Mickey. Character dining is also available at Enchanted Garden Restaurant, Dragon Wind, and World of Colour Restaurant.
Where to stay:
If a Victorian palace sounds like your cup of tea, Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel is the place to stay. It’s got stately rooms, a Mickey-shaped garden maze and a children’s activity centre – perfect for your little people! For a more exotic vibe, check out the newly launched Disney Explorer’s Lodge (think themed gardens and displays of artifacts from around the world). You’ll also gain access to facilities and family activities across all three hotels in the resort. Other treats include a free room upgrade and priority admission pass to selected park attractions.
For more info, to buy park tickets and book the hotel, hop on over to www.hongkongdisneyland.com/disney-christmas-intl
Book your hotel and park tickets now to snap up these amazing deals:
Get up to 40% off your hotel stay
Enjoy special discount on a 2-day ticket for just HK$649
Receive HK$50 shopping coupon with your 1-day ticket
This post is sponsored by Hong Kong Disneyland.