Ting-koo-ki Mad Skills Battle

Circus Bootcamp

Circus Wulin

Funny Business



Circus Camp for Professionals – Master Class by Fraser Hooper the Clown

Date & Time

1 Dec 2023 - 1 Jan 2024




Free of charge


What is the perfect gift for the holiday season? Often, it is the intangible things that have the most lasting impression – those spontaneous smiles, those warm embraces, those moments shared together. Christmas is that special time of year where these little things take on an extra special meaning. Together, Tai Kwun and The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), as an annual tradition, will present a resplendent season of play and joy, infusing new meaning and setting the stage for an unforgettable Christmas season in the Parade Ground of Tai Kwun this December.

Truly bedecked with more than boughs of holly, the annual festivities of HKJC Presents Simple Gifts of Joy will thrill Hong Kong with everything from Christmas carols to experimental contemporary circus spectacles, including comedies, a parade of giant giraffe puppets, gravity-defying acrobatics and a competitive playoff of edgy circus skills, all within the twinkling glow of the towering Christmas tree in the Parade Ground. Singers and circus performers from Hong Kong will be featured alongside brilliantly entertaining international acts such as Gregarious (from Catalonia/Sweden), Giraffes (Spain) and Funny Business (UK) as each weekend of December grows and buzzes with more excitement and joy for everyone to enjoy.


At a towering 12 metres in height, the Christmas Tree, adorned with elegant decorations, beckons friends and families to gather and celebrate the spirit of togetherness at Tai Kwun. With a daily light show starting from 1 December, the evening sky atop Tai Kwun will transform into a breath-taking spectacle of lights and colours. Visitors can immerse themselves in the Christmas ambience at the Parade Ground as the heritage buildings' façade will be covered in fairy tale lighting, enveloping the area in an enchanting glow.

Christmas Light Show

Date: 1 December 2023 - 1 January 2024

Time: Every half an hour from 6pm – 9:30pm*

Venue: Parade Ground, Tai Kwun

Price: Free of Charge

12-metre-tall Christmas tree 

*The light show may be canceled without prior notice due to the on-site performances


Tai Kwun has undergone a magnificent transformation into a Christmas playground, where cherished childhood memories are set to be rekindled with the annual festivities of HKJC Presents Simple Gifts of Joy.


"The Gift of Music" is the opening concert of Tai Kwun's annual highlight "HKJC Presents Simple Gifts of Joy". On the 1st of December, chamber choir NOĒMA will present this special concert to celebrate the joy of giving.

Conductor Sanders Lau has hand-picked the finest professional choristers in Hong Kong to establish NOĒMA - a superb new vocal ensemble which has already asserted its musical identity with its impressive inaugural concerts and has already become a shining star in Hong Kong’s musical scene.

“The Gift of Music” is a free and festive concert of uplifting Christmas tunes, partly arranged by Hong Kong musician Joseph Ho to offer a unique flavor to these familiar titles.


Stuart Nicholson (arr.) |Ding Dong! Merrily on High

John RutterShepherd's Pipe Carol    

Joseph Ho (arr.) |God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

John Rutter (arr.) |Silent Night

John RutterStar Carol           

Joseph Ho (arr.) |Joy to the World      

Joseph Ho (arr.) |Simple Gifts

Conductor: Sanders Lau

The Gift of Music – Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Gift of Music – Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Gift of Music – Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date: 1 December 2023

Time: From 6:30pm

Venue: Parade Ground, Tai Kwun

Price: Free of Charge

The Gift of Music

The Gift of Music 2023

The Gift of Music 2023

Date: 2, 8 & 9 December 2023 

Time: 6:30pm – 7pm

Venue: Parade Ground, Tai Kwun

Price: Free of Charge


Prepare to be dazzled as Tai Kwun Circus Plays returns with an even grander spectacle. Against the backdrop of Christmas and New Year, the annual event is a highlight of mid-December and early January, featuring the finest contemporary circus artists and street performers from around the world. Circus Plays showcases the latest trends in circus arts, enthralling audiences with extraordinary performers and a series of captivating circus programmes on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays. The lineup includes both local talents and international sensations, allowing visitors to witness the fusion of culture and creativity only offered by Tai Kwun.

The Receptionists 

Funny Business
16-17, 23-26.12.2023

16-17, 23-26.12.2023

Circus Wulin

23-26, 28.12.2023 - 01.01.2024


New Boom in Circus

Circus Bootcamp

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We hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas week, all limited editions of "Socks of Joy" for TK FAN have been distributed.

Embark on a joyful holiday adventure at Tai Kwun this Christmas! Join us amongst a delightful array of captivating performances and your participation will be rewarded with a special gift to thank you for making this season even more magical. Become a TK FAN and start collecting "Stamp of Joy" now to get special-edition “Socks of Joy” !First-come-first-served while stocks last. 


  1. Download the TK app and become a TK FAN

  2. Come and enjoy any 3 programmes including The Gift of Music and/or Circus Plays

  3. Visit the designated stamp stations located at the programme venue and collect stamps in the TK app either during the performance, 15 mins prior or after the performance

  4. Collect 3 stamps and redeem a special edition pair of Festive socks* at the Visitor Centre (Block 03)

*Terms and conditions apply.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. From 1 Dec 2023 to 1 Jan 2024,  each TK FAN can collect a maximum of three stamps and redeem only one pair of special edition Festive socks.
  2. Eligible TK FAN must redeem the special edition pair of Festive socks at the Visitor Centre (Block 03) on or before 1 Jan 2024. 
  3. Only the designated programmes are eligible for collecting the stamps.
  4. Limited quota of special edition Festive socks is available on a first-come-first-served basis.
  5. Photos are for reference only.
  6. Tai Kwun reserves the right to make the final decision in the case of any disputes


How to check into the “Stamp of Joy” mission with the TK App: 

  1. Become a TK FAN

  2. Go to My Fan Page in the TK App and check into the "Stamp of Joy" mission in the Limited-time Rewards section  

  3. Visit the designated stamp stations located at the selected programme venue and collect eStamps either 15 minutes before the performance, during the performance, or after the performance.

  4. Once you have achieved three missions, you will automatically receive your special reward in the My Offers section of the TK App.


With dedication to rival Santa’s elves, the shops and restaurants at Tai Kwun have created magical experiences that combine artistic presentations with hands-on craft activities, adorned by a delightful array of seasonal flavours.

Lifestyle Offerings

LockCha Tea Shop
Christmas Flower Tea Gift Set
The perfect brew selection to sooth your senses throughout the festive season and beyond.

Yuen’s Tailor
Christmas with Royal Stewart tartan

Dazzle your friends and family by going royal this Christmas with the classic Royal Stewart tartan.

Touch Ceramics
Christmas Peony Workshop
Learn to create your own peony and have a warm Christmas with the loved ones!

Dining Experiences

Festive Dinner Menu with a Twist
The rich flavours of Thailand in this opulent banquet pairing with champagne will definitely fill your Christmas cravings.

Café Claudel
 Festive Mulled Wine
Keep warm and merry with a glass of brandy infused hot mulled wine.

Madame Fù - Grand Café Chinois
Indulge in a succulent Log Cake
No holiday season is complete without a slice of irresistibly sweet Yule Log Cake, crafted with love and plenty of chocolate.

Stecco Natura
Holiday Special: Reindeer Stick
Get your reindeer-shaped gelato popsicles in your favourite flavours with cute and crispy pretzel antlers.


HKJC PRESENTS SIMPLY GIFTS OF JOY WhatsApp Sticker is live! Download the pack now and send heart-warming festive blessings to your loved ones, together with Tai Kwun’s Christmas specials and playful stickers!

iPhone Users

  1. Download "五色學倉頡ONLINE" Application from App Store
  2. Open the WhatsApp sticker download link by Safari browser
  3. Click “Add to iPhone”
  4. Click “Open” in the prompt “Open this page in 五色學倉頡ONLINE?”
  5. Save the sticker pack and it’s ready to use

Android Users

  1. Download "Whatsticker" Application from Google Play
  2. Open the WhatsApp sticker download link in browser
  3. Click “Add to Android” and  it’s ready to use