Press Release

Immediate Release
27 November 2023
Christmas Wonderland @ Discovery Bay
Immerse in Italian Wonders with a month-long celebration in Discovery Bay Six photogenic spots in Winter European Town Christmas Markets and an array of programmes coming up

(Hong Kong ‧ 27 November 2023) The lighting ceremony of Christmas Wonderland @ Discovery Bay was concluded successfully on 24 November evening to merrily kick off the month of holiday celebrations! We are honoured to have Mr. Victor Cha, Executive Chairman of HKR International Limited, to officiate the lighting ceremony, featuring a Christmas parade, kaleidoscopic performances and artificial snowfall, with the presence of hundreds of guests, to spread festive joy and blessings around!

As Christmas is approaching, festive lighting and Italian themed decorations embellish every corner of Discovery Bay, together with artificial snow and light projections, and an array of festive programmes, welcoming everyone to the European Christmas Wonderland! Get ready to embrace the festive spirit at the Christmas Sunday Markets, happening on 10 & 17 December. These markets are the perfect destination for all your holiday shopping needs, offering a wide array of Christmas-themed merchandise, music and dance performance. A special Charity Market will take place from 24 to 26 December, adding an extra dimension of goodwill to the festivities. On 16 & 17 December, our dedicated coaches and students from the DB Ice Skating School will take the spotlight with a captivating figure skating show “Joyous Christmas on Ice”. Witness their hard work and dedication as they showcase the progress they have made throughout the year, delivering an enchanting show on ice. Discover the hidden oasis at Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong, which offers you a pampering getaway including a delightful Christmas staycation package, festive feast and Countdown Party! This Christmas, join us at Discovery Bay for an unforgettable European winter journey with your family and friends!


DB North Clock Tower transforms into an Italian Cathedral, showcasing a dazzling Christmas Tree infused with Venice gondola design

Inspired by the renowned Milan Cathedral, Discovery Bay’s landmark architecture DB North Clock Tower is transformed into a 13-metre tall replica of the "Milan Cathedral”, surrounded by ten pillars and incorporated with details that mimic the signature stained-glass windows in the cathedral. With glittering lights and four sets of three-metre tall illuminating angels, the ensemble adds a touch of artistry and glamour to festivities.

The six-metre tall giant Christmas tree in DB North Plaza, featuring with 12 layers of ribbon-shaped metal structure and an eight-metre long tree base in the shape of a gondola, will definitely catch the eyeballs and create a visual spectacle to impress visitors. In addition, the buildings in DB North Plaza and Love Lock Promenade are adorned with over a thousand LED light bulbs and light strips to create a European atmosphere with an ethereal glow. With lightings and light projections on the ground, DB North Plaza are lit up in dazzling lights every night, offering a perfect backdrop for capturing unforgettable moments with your loved ones.


Experience White Christmas with Italian Wonders and outdoor Christmas Markets to add extra festive spirit

Mark your calendars for the Christmas Sunday Market on 10 & 17 December. Each market will feature over 100 local merchants offering a wide array of unique handmade goods, clothing, household items, and Christmas delicacies. It will be the perfect opportunity to find special gifts for loved ones. Moreover, you can write letters to Santa Claus and receive his reply! Decibels, an acappella vocal group, will fill the market with their melodious tunes on 10 December, creating a truly festive atmosphere.

Join Discovery Bay’s Winter Snow every weekend from 25 November, and immerse in a whimsical atmosphere with artificial snowfall and festive decorations at DB North Plaza. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, don’t miss the Popcorn and Cotton Candy Sweet Giveaway and "Santa Meet & Greet” for a photo snap with Santa while a Christmas gift awaits. 


Support NAAC Christmas Charity Market with festive workshops and Busking performance

On top of the lineup of Christmas happenings, Discovery Bay takes the initiative to work with social welfare organisation to provide assistance and show love to those in need in society. This year, Discovery Bay partners with The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council (NAAC) to organise a Charity Market and Busking at the indoor event space of DB Plaza from 24 to 26 December, making this Christmas more meaningful! NAAC will also host two different workshops including “Christmas Floral Herbarium Workshop” and “Christmas Body Painting” during the period. Don’t miss the Christmas Carolling on Christmas Eve and embrace the festive season with joy and bless.


Indulge in festive delicacies at Discovery Bay with special menus and offers

DB North Plaza and D’Deck, the ocean-front alfresco dining space, offer a charming and unique dining experience with an array of international cuisines. On top of festive menus, some of D’Deck establishments will also provide outdoor seats with a spectacular ocean view to pair with their delectable food and beverage offerings. You can even redeem a free ride back to town with a same-day single dine-in consumption by electronic payment at designated restaurants.


Christmas Wonderland 2023 Programmes Highlights

Christmas Wonderland Lightings & Decoration
Date: 24 November 2023 to 1 January 2024 
Time: Opens all day
Venue: DB Plaza, DB North Plaza & D’Deck
Details: Discovery Bay’s landmark architecture DB North Clock Tower is transformed into a "Milan Cathedral”, surrounded by four sets of three-metre-tall illuminating angels. The giant six-metre tall Christmas tree with a tree base in the shape of a gondola is set up at DB North Piazza. With glittering lights and light projections on the ground, the DB North Plaza will be lit up in dazzling lights every night, offering a perfect photo-spot to all.   The buildings in DB North Plaza and Love Lock Promenade will be decorated with LED light bulbs to create a European atmosphere. Explore distinctive Christmas decorations including six-metre tall Christmas Tree and eight sets of two-metre tall illuminating angels at DB Plaza and D’Deck, the ocean-front alfresco dining space, and truly immerse in the European ambience.   
Christmas Lighting Ceremony and Parade
Date: 24 November 2023 (Fri)
Time: 18:30 – 19:05
Venue: DB North Plaza
Details: A lighting ceremony will take place with parades, singing, dance performances, as well as romantic snow spectacle, to merrily kick off the month of holiday celebrations!
Wonderland Winter Snow
Date: 25-26 November, 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-26, 30-31 December & 1 January 2024
Time: 15:00 – 15:10 & 18:00 – 18:10
Venue: DB North Plaza
Christmas Sunday Market
Date: 12 & 26 November, 10 & 17 December 2023
Time: 11:00 – 18:00
Venue: DB Plaza
Details: Over 100 booths at Christmas Sunday Market make gift shopping easy for you. Meet and shop local vendors, enjoy delicious Christmas food, and explore handmade goods, clothing as well as household items. Aside from gift shopping, you can also write letters to Santa Claus and receive his reply! Furthermore, a cappella music and dance performances will also take place and fill the market up with festive atmosphere
Christmas Carolling
Date: 24 December 2023
Time: 19:00 – 20:00
Venue: DB Plaza Entrance
Santa Meet & Greet
Date: 24 & 25 December 2023
Time: DB Plaza: 13:00 – 13:30DB North Plaza: 15:00 – 15:30  & 18:00 – 18:30 
Venue: DB Plaza & DB North Plaza
Popcorn and Cotton Candy Sweet Giveaway
Date: 24 & 25 December 2023
Time: 14:00 – 14:3016:00 – 16:3017:00 – 17:30
Venue: DB North Plaza
Charity Market by The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council
Date: 24-26 December 2023
Time: 11:00 – 19:00
Venue: DB Plaza
Christmas Busking
Date: 25-26 December 2023
Time: 15:00 – 16:00
Venue: DB Plaza

Above programme schedule and details is subject to change without prior notice.


DB Ice Rink - In the Mood for Christmas

DB Ice Rink prepared a lineup of thrilling experiences that will delight visitors of all ages, including Christmas Interactive Ice Challenge, figure skating performance “Joyous Christmas on Ice”, Ice Painting Workshop and more. On 16-17 December, coaches and students of DB Ice Skating School will showcase the efforts and training throughout the year with a mesmerising Christmas performance. On 28 December, join us for a special public skating session where you can unleash your inner artist and try ice-painting the Silhouette of Santa Claus!



Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong “2023 Christmas Staycation Package”

From 22 to 26 December 2023, Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong has prepared delightful Christmas staycation package, festive feast and winter spa offers for you to enjoy a merry Christmas celebration with your treasured! Priced from HK$2,288*, the room package includes One-Night Stay in Mountain View Room, Breakfast Buffet for Two Persons, Festive Dinner Buffet for Two Persons, and one of the Christmas Workshop choices - Christmas Ornament Workshop or Christmas Wreath Workshop. Guests can also be upgraded to Ocean Front Room with supplementary cost of HK$400* to elevate your relaxing staycation experience at the Hidden Oasis. In celebration of the joyful season this year, an elaborately decorated Christmas tree will take centre stage in the hotel’s lobby, while sparking and colourful decorations will also adorn the hotel to create a full festive ambiance.


* Terms and conditions apply.

* All prices are subject to 10% service charge.


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