HKJC PRESENTS SIMPLE GIFTS OF JOY

HKJC PRESENTS SIMPLE GIFTS OF JOY

HKJC PRESENTS SIMPLE GIFTS OF JOY

Snap the Joy

The Gift of Music

Date & Time

1 Dec 2022 - 2 Jan 2023

Location

Site-wide

Price

Free of charge

Overview


 

What’s the perfect gift for the holiday season? Often, it’s 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.

It’s this spirit that Tai Kwun and The Hong Kong Jockey Club (“HKJC”) are channelling this Christmas with Simple Gifts of Joy.

Tree of Togetherness

The Simple Gifts of Joy journey begins on Parade Ground: at the centre is the soaring, beautifully adorned Christmas tree that will become a festive Hong Kong icon. Every evening, the tree will glow with a magical light show, creating a special atmosphere across the space. The historic buildings surrounding Parade Ground will also come alive with a symphony of dramatic lighting.


The Gift of Music

The magic begins with an opening concert and lighting ceremony on 1 December, where you will see Parade Ground transformed in a sea of festive light, colour and music – a beautiful backdrop where families and friends can celebrate together.

It’s the perfect opportunity to witness the stunning Christmas tree lit up, glittering and sparkling, and to kick off the celebration of the joyful season with one another. From 1 to 4 December, the newly founded Hong Kong choir NOĒMA will perform four evenings of exquisite choral music under the baton of Sanders Lau.

Date: 1 December 2022, Thursday

Time: 6:30pm - 7:10pm

Venue: Parade Ground, Tai Kwun

Price: Free of Charge


Snap the Joy

Christmas is a time for creating memories that will last a lifetime. As visitors make their way through Tai Kwun, they will come across festive “Snap the Joy” photobooths to capture those spontaneous moments of happiness with friends and family. Visitors can choose to print these photographs as a reminder of these special times or as heartfelt Christmas gifts to loved ones. The photobooths will be available for all Tai Kwun Fans and tenant customers, along with limited walk-in slots.

Date: 1 Dec 2022 – 2 Jan 2023

Time: 12pm – 8pm

Location: Parade Ground

How to participate:  

  • Free online registration is exclusive for “Tai Kwun Fans” (Limited walk-in slots available for new TK Fans registration)

  • Tai Kwun visitors can also enjoy the photo booth experience upon any spending at Tai Kwun’s tenants , just present an eligible receipt at the photo booth entrance (No pre-registration and limited quota per day)

 

Special gifts will be given to all Tai Kwun visitors to help them share and create happy memories. From specially curated gingerbread cookies to festive hard candies and popcorn, visitors will discover an array of delectable gifts and treats along the way.


Tai Kwun Circus Plays

Inspiring the community through art, culture and heritage is at the heart of Tai Kwun and HKJC, and throughout December, the complex will transform into a circus of fun with a rich programme of joyous performances, events and workshops. Tai Kwun Circus Plays will feature a line-up of diverse and delightful acts from around the world. Some of the highlights taking place across different locations of Tai Kwun include:

Tai Kwun Circus Plays 2022 
1 December 2022 - 2 January 2023

LIFE Event No. 2 (United Kingdom)
9 - 11 December 2022

Rock It! Unicycle (Japan)
16 – 18 December 2022

Ting-Koo-Ki Mad Skills Battle (Taiwan x Hong Kong)
31 December 2022 - 2 January 2023

New Boom in Circus (Hong Kong)
16 - 18 December 2022

Only Bones v1.0 (New Zealand)
23 - 27 December 2022

PLI (Czech Republic)
24 - 27 December 2022

Lunchtime Circus Playground (Hong Kong)
 5, 7, 12, 14 December 2022

Circus Playground (Hong Kong)
17 December 2022 - 2 January 2023

Circus Camp for Professionals
Gandini Juggling: Choreography Juggling Workshop: 7 - 8 December 2022


More exciting performances:

Circus Challenge 5 - 25 December 2022

Circus Short Film: No. Infinity (∞) 3 January – 28 February 2023

Bonus for Families: Tai Kwun Movie Steps - Made-in-HK Animation Unfolded  18 & 25 December 2022


The Merriest of Markets and Meals

Over 30 outlets at Tai Kwun have already unloaded Santa’s sleigh and are ready to spread Christmas cheer with a mix of festive flavours, seasonal goodies, art presentations and hands-on craft experiences.

Dining Experiences

Aaharn
Aaharn Festive Tasting Menu
Nibble on the city’s best Thai tidings and treats at Aaharn, while you enjoy the view of Tai Kwun’s extraordinary Christmas tree.

Dragonfly
Festive Mulled Wine

This winter, curl up with a warm glass of mulled wine, as Dragonfly’s festive recipe is spiked with spices and fruity sweetness.

PAZTA
Festive Menu Platino

PAZTA is rolling out toothsome plates and new traditions for friends to gather over an exquisite menu.

Stecco Natura
Reindeer Popsicle

One needn’t travel to the North Pole to spot a reindeer as Stecco Natura presents a very special Reindeer Popsicle.

The Chinese Library
Festive Dinner

Get stuffed this season, as Executive Chef Junno Li of The Chinese Library presents a limited eight-course dinner to satisfy your Christmas cravings.

Lifestyle Offerings

Lockcha Tea Shop
Christmas Flower Tea Gift Set
Warm up with tea-riffic gift sets from LockCha Tea House, as the teahouse is brewing up six floral teas to keep you cosy all season long.

Ora-Ora
Stephen Thorpe Solo: Enter the Forest at the Darkest Point

Visit Ora-Ora and be immersed in 18th Century Flemish tapestries, redolent of the heroic deeds of the forest.

PAP Studio
The Warm moments in Winter: Stained Glass Instant Photo Frame Workshop

Hone your skills in copper foil wrapping and colour dyeing at PAP Studio’s stained-glass photo frame class.

TASCHEN
Christmas Gift from TASCHEN for Bookworms

Be rewarded upon spending HK$1,000 at TASCHEN Store and receive a complimentary handcraft bookmark designed by renowned local designer ZOEE

Touch Ceramics
Dozen Flower Gods-kwon-glazed Porcelain Painting Bowl

Learn a thing or two about Kwon-Glazed Porcelain painting inside Touch Ceramics’ wondrous Christmas workshop.