Kidz Night Out
Held from 5.30-8.30pm, Kidz Night Out aims to provide an educational experience for children, where they can learn, build and play with LEGO. Pizza and drinks are included. $300 per child or $250 for current students. Book your spot by calling 2791 0007. For more information visit bricks4kidz.com.hk/saikung
Walk for Charity
A 4km barefoot walk around the golf course of The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club. Individual, family and group formats available with workshops and activities. Funds go to World Vision’s nutrition and hygiene projects in South Sudan. 10am, The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club, www.worldvision.org.hk/cwalk
Double Handed Race
From 12am Sunday to 12am Monday, teams of two will race on sailboats. Hebe Haven Yacht Club, 10.5 Miles Hiram’s Highway, Pak Sha Wan, Sai Kung. www.hhyc.org.hk, 2719 9682.
FEB 5 & 18
Sai Kung Islands Cruise
Explore the great outdoors in Sai Kung’s Geopark – known for its hexagonal rock formations, sea arches and caves – the cruise includes Yim Tin Tsai, Jin Island, Sharp Island and Kiu Tau. Suitable for children of all ages. $220 for adults, $180 for children. For more information, visit www.adventuretours.hk
Longines Masters Hong Kong
Held over three days, witness world-class show jumping and mingle at social events. The littlies don’t miss out either with a kid’s corner packed with educational and fun activities to inspire and grow their love of equestrian. Times vary each day. AsiaWorld-Expo. Tickets from www.cityline.com
UNTIL FEB 12
The biggest children’s theatre festival returns for another year of fun-filled performances at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. One production not to miss is Gruffalos, Ladybirds and other Beasts which will feature Julia Donaldson herself live on stage. Tickets available at www.hkticketing.com or call 3128 8288.
UNTIL FEB 12
AIA Christmas Carnival
Roll up, roll up! The AIA Great European Carnival returns to Central Harbourfront. Attracting more than one million visitors last year, the carnival will once again play host to fairground rides, games, dance shows, pantomimes and magicians. More than one million cuddly toys are there to be won! Tickets start at $90 for children and $125 for adults. More information at www.tgec.asia
Standard Chartered Marathon
Hong Kong’s annual marathon is back with full, half and 10km marathons, plus 3km and 10km wheelchair races. Starts on Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. The public ballot is closed but charity entry is open until Dec 7. www.hkmarathon.com
FEB 13, 20, 27
Mindfulness for Children session
Spread over seven courses from February to March, the sessions combine several tools and exercises to develop awareness, concentration, focus, problem solving skills and emotional understanding. Sessions are separated to 5-7 year old and 8-11 year old groups. $2,700 per child. 1/F, 28 Man Nin Street. There are sessions available in Hang Hau. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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FEB 16-Mar 18
Hong Kong Arts Festival
The 45th Hong Kong Arts Festival will showcase over 150 performances and over 250 special activities. This year will showcase two trilogies – HKAF commissioned and produced, A Floating Family and New York’s Public Theatre, The Gabriels. Visit www.hk.artsfestival.org for more information.
India by the Bay
A week-long cultural programme of events including music, theatre and guest speakers celebrates India’s cultural diversity. Visit asiasociety.org/hong-kong for full programme information.
MSIG Sai Kung 50
There are 12km, 21km and 50km trail and hike options in the MSIG Sai Kung 50 starting from Pak Tam Chung Picnic Garden, Sai Kung. Entry fees start from $280. Visit www.actionasiaevents.com for more information.
Sai Kung Sunday Market
Browse through over 60 stalls of food vendors and artisans at this well-established indoor market. Children can enjoy face painting and cuddles with adorable puppies, while you eat, browse and shop. 11am-5pm, Hong Kong Academy, 33 Wai Man Road, Sai Kung.
The Hills X SPCA Dogathon 2017
Hong Kong Disneyland is set to throw the city’s largest dog party of the year. Doggie games and treats await with onstage performances and a goodie bag for every pooch. Tickets from $589 for two adults and one dog. Email email@example.com or call 2232 5579 for details.
Eddie Izzard live
Comedy genius brings his mammoth ‘Force Majeure’ tour to Hong Kong as part of more than 30 stops around the world. Academy Community Hall, Hong Kong Baptist University. Tickets $488-$988 from www.hkticketing.com or call 3128 8288.
FEB 24-MAR 4
Hansel & Gretel
A living diorama of spectacle, song and puppets, inspired by the classic fairytale opera by Engelbert Humperdinck. The HKU Black Box, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong. Tickets from $150 from www.ticketflap.com
Sai Kung Saturday Hash House Harriers
Join the monthly hare around the Sai Kung countryside. Child and dog-friendly, starts at 4pm. Details at sites.google.com/site/saikungsaturdayh3
Closing Ceremony Jazz Concert
The Sai Kung District Council is putting on a showstopper to end the season. The concert will consist of jazz music that hopes to transcend cultural and traditional boundaries and be enjoyed by locals and expats alike. 7-10pm, Tin Hau Temple Plaza, Sai Kung. For more information, visit www.districtcouncils.gov.hk
An Evening with Tom Jones Live
With a career spanning over 50 years, catch Welsh singer, Tom Jones live in Hong Kong. He returns with a concert that will take you through various musical eras and genres. 8pm, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Tickets start from $688, www.hkticketing.com
Dragonland Music Festival
Hong Kong’s first outdoor concert combining pop and electronic dance music with some of the world’s chart-topping artists like Black Eyed Peas, Zedd, Iggy Azalea and Redfoo. Hong Kong favourite, Leon Lai will be holding a special concert during the festival. Central Harbourfront. Tickets from www.hotdogtix.com
Mills International School Interview Day
Tour the school campus, get to know the school’s management team and learn about their bilingual curriculum. The school will also hold interviews on the day and is now accepting applications for 2017/18. 2.30-5.00pm. Register online now at www.millsinternational.edu.hk or call 2717 6336.
Hike for Hospice
Hike for Hospice raises much-needed funds for the Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care (SPHC). Now in its 25th year, the 2017 route will see hikers walk through Tai Lam Country Park. For registration and fundraising information, visit hike.hospicecare.org.hk
Run For Survival
Take on the role of threatened marine animals and avoid myriad obstacles on your path to survival. The event incorporates a 3km family fun run and a 10km timed challenge at Hong Kong Science Park. Individual registration starts from $350 ($250 for under 12s) and $800 for a family of up to four people. For more information, visit www.opcf.org.hk