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Press Release

Immediate Release
13 November 2018
Let It Glow! Christmas Celebration @ Discovery Bay 2018
This year, Discovery Bay is bringing you and your loved ones modern Christmas installations with a perfect blend of traditional festive elements and three-dimensional geometric art, embracing the community’s multicultural vibrancy and showcasing a sparkly, yet classy, way to enjoy the holiday season.

Joining the celebration is Bizircus, an acrobatic troupe from Australia. Bizircus will be staging an exclusive Christmas Acrobatic Parade Party and thrilling the audiences with highly-skilled talents under the sparkling lights. Get ready to join the Let it glow! Christmas Celebration @ Discovery Bay!

Being invited as a special guest performing group, Bizircus is coming all the way from Perth, Australia and presenting a specially choreographed acrobatic show dedicated to the Christmas celebration at Discovery Bay. The talented team will stage a spectacular four-day Christmas Acrobatic Parade Party at Discovery Bay. Join us to enjoy this one-of-its-kind performance at Discovery Bay!

The Geometric Snowman Brigade is all set to greet visitors upon their arrival at Discovery Bay and along the waterfront promenade. In the middle of the promenade stands a surreal Glowing Christmas Tree, and visitors are invited to soak up the romantic ambience and admire the ever-changing patterns as light plays on the stunning geometric art piece during day and night. Adding to Discovery Bay’s festive spirit, the Fantasia Christmas Cottage at DB North Plaza is filled with warmth and love emanating from the multi-coloured collage art, perfectly complemented by geometric Christmas tree and snowman.

Indulge in Discovery Bay with the fun Christmas Acrobatic Parade Party, beautiful festive lights, and an array of seasonal dishes. To spice up the holidays and create everlasting memories, enjoy a stay at Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong where exciting festive offers await, immerse yourselves in the southern European-style atmosphere of this Christmas wonderland, where every corner is sprinkled with glitter, romance and joy.

Appendix

A) Christmas Acrobatic Parade Party - Australian acrobatic troupe Bizircus leads an exclusive Christmas parade available only at Discovery Bay

Being invited as a special guest performing group, Bizircus is coming all the way from Perth, Australia and putting on a new romantic comedy with an acrobatic twist, dedicated to the Christmas celebration at Discovery Bay. Entertainers from Hong Kong will take part in all of the eight interactive shows across four days – definitely a party not to be missed!

Event Details:

Date:       23rd-26th December (Sunday to Wednesday)

Time:       6pm and 8pm

Venue:     The parade starts from Discovery Bay Pier and continues down the waterfront                     promenade to DB Plaza

Cost:        Free Entry

(Entertainers from the parade team will meet and greet everyone at 3pm and 5pm; each session will last for 30 minutes)

B) Festive decorations: Let It Glow! Christmas Celebration @ Discovery Bay (15th November, 2018 –1st January, 2019)

1)         Discovery Bay Pier and D’Deck Waterfront Promenade:

a. Geometric Snowman Brigade

The members of the Geometric Snowman Brigade send their warmest greeting to visitors at Discovery Bay Pier and D’Deck. Immerse yourself in the festive spirit with the cute, aesthetic snowman brigade

b. Glowing Christmas Tree

Take a stroll along the waterfront promenade nearby D’Deck, where the dazzling, Illuminated Christmas Tree lights up the promenade. The magnificent Christmas tree sprinkled with twinkly snowflakes, will set everyone’s spirits ablaze. Surely it will be the best place to be at the most enchanting time of year.

 

DB North Plaza

a. Fantasia Christmas Cottage

DB North Plaza celebrates the holiday season with the multi-coloured Fantasia Christmas Cottage, a contemporary work of collage art. The specially-designed swirling Christmas tree is here to enhance the festive spirit, with its striking geometric designs and phenomenal lighting displays, all of which intertwine to create a perfect photo taking spot. The Gracieux Christmas Cadre, featuring collage patterns and traditional Christmas decorations, is also set up at the DB North Plaza for visitors to take amazing selfies.

b. Indulge in the romantic ambience at Love Lock Promenade

The Love Lock Promenade at DB North Plaza has long been a “must-go” destination for couples. This year, the Love Lock Promenade is adorned with glittering Christmas lights, setting the scene for lovers to celebrate magical moments as the lights twinkle, with the ocean as the witness of their loving promises.

c. Discovery Bay Christmas Sunday Market1 – experience the sensational vibrant surroundings of our fun-filled European-style bazaar. With over 103 stalls and a huge collection of exclusive holiday gifts – hand-made accessories, eco-friendly clothing, baby products, home decors, Christmas feasts and much, much more, our amazing Christmas Sunday Market gives you everything and all under one roof!

Date:                    25 November and 9 December 2018 (Sunday)

Time:                    11am to 6pm

Venue:                  DB Plaza

Fee:                      Free admission

Discovery Bay Winter Redemption 2018

Starting from 1st December, upon designated spending# at any of the designated D’Deck or DB North Plaza restaurants2 and presentation of the original same-day receipt for validation at “Dine ‘N Ride Service Counter”, patrons can redeem a Discovery Bay limited edition gift. There is a limited quota of 1000, available on a first-come first-served basis while stock lasts.


#Promotion details:

  1. Upon consumption of HK$400 or above in a single transaction at any of the designated D'Deck or DB North Plaza restaurants2 and presentation of the original same-day receipt, patrons can redeem one Discovery Bay limited edition USB flash drive
  2. Upon consumption of HK$800 or above at any of the designated D'Deck or DB North Plaza restaurants2 and presentation of the original same-day receipt(s) (a maximum of two receipts), patrons can redeem one Discovery Bay limited edition wooden phone/card holder

Date:    From 1st December, 2018 (while stock lasts)

Time:   7:15pm - 11:45pm (Monday to Friday)

            12:45pm - 11:45pm (Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays)

Venue: Dine ‘N Ride Service Counter (next to Discovery Bay Pier)

 

d. Enjoy a relaxing Christmas Horse-drawn Carriage Ride2 at Discovery Bay

Drawn by two European thoroughbreds, the Christmas Horse-drawn Carriage Ride offers a memorable experience for couples and families (a maximum of four people are allowed in one carriage per ride) exploring the Discovery Bay North area. With breath-taking views along the coast and European-style architecture lining the route, visitors will feel like they are in Europe celebrating Christmas!

Date:                          24th-26th December (Monday to Wednesday)

Time:                         10 am-12 noon and 2 pm-6 pm

Duration:                    Around 10 minutes per ride

Ticketing Point:          Activity Centre of Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong

Fee:                            HK$300 per ride

 

e) Celebrate with Taste

Christmas wouldn't be complete without a celebratory meal with all the trimmings! Dine with family and friends at D’Deck and DB North Plaza restaurants, whilst feasting your eyes on the Christmas light displays and panoramic sea views - a perfect way to get into the festive spirit with a touch of southern European flavour.

 

f. Christmas Offers from Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong

Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong is launching two festive accommodation packages for you to spend a heart-warming Christmas with your family, or embark on a romantic getaway with your loved one at the beautiful oceanfront resort. Priced from HK$2,588*, the Christmas Stay and Dine package includes one-night’s accommodation in a Mountain View Room for two with breakfast buffet and Festive Dinner Buffet. From only HK$350* up, a child can come along to enjoy the package offers, as well as a series of full-filled Christmas activities arranged by the hotel’s Activity Centre. Guests who wish to make the most out of their seaside holidays can choose to upgrade to an Ocean Front Room at just HK$400*.

Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong - Christmas Stay and Dine package

Package fees:

From HK$2,588* (for two persons)

Promotion period:

24th-26th and 31st December, 1st January

Package includes:

One-night accommodation in a Mountain View Room

Breakfast buffet

Festive Dinner Buffet


For reservations or enquiries, please contact our reservations department at reservations@aubergediscoverybay.com or 2295 8355. Terms and conditions apply. Please visit www.aubergediscoverybay.com for more details.

*All prices are subject to 10% service charge.

 

 g. Transportation Tips

  1. Dine ‘N Ride

Upon dine-in consumption of every HK$120 at any of the designated D’Deck or DB North Plaza restaurants1 and presentation of the original on-day receipt for validation at “Dine ‘N Ride Service Counter” to enjoy a Free Ride back to town on the same day4.

  1. Bus Interchange Discount by DB North Plaza

DB North Plaza offers a Bus Interchange Discount5 when departing from DB North Plaza to Sunny Bay, Tung Chung or DB Bus Terminus.

 

 h. About Discovery Bay

Discovery Bay is located in the northeast of Lantau Island. With a land area of approximately 650 hectares and surrounded by mountains and oceans, it is Hong Kong’s foremost premium international residential community and a unique leisure destination, boasting a quiet environment, sophisticated urban planning and a variety of waterfront facilities.

Situated next to Discovery Bay Pier, D’Deck is Hong Kong’s renowned oceanfront alfresco dining destination with numerous themed restaurants with spectacular views of the sea. The 400-metre-long Tai Pak Beach is an excellent venue for outdoor activities with pertaining facilities. Featuring a shopping arcade, restaurants, an open piazza and Love Lock Promenade, DB North Plaza serves as the second social hub for the Discovery Bay community and visitors alike. Adjoining is Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong, home to 325 superbly appointed rooms and suites, European horse-drawn carriages and a seaside Pavilion with a one-of-a-kind design, offering a unique leisure experience.

Discovery Bay is served by a comprehensive transport network that includes the 24-hour ferry service to Central, bus services to Tung Chung MTR Station, Sunny Bay MTR Station and Hong Kong International Airport. A Free Ride is offered to diners at designated restaurants5 at D’Deck and DB North Plaza, and a discount on bus fare is also available at DB North Plaza. Both urban and Lantau taxis can access Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong through the Discovery Bay Tunnel, providing a convenient alternative for residents and visitors.

 

Notes

1 Discovery Bay Christmas Sunday Market is organised by Handmade Hong Kong. Admission is free.

2 The 14 designated D’Deck restaurants are: 22∘North, Three Sheets Marquee Bar, Coyote Mexican Cantina, Ebeneezer's, Figos, First Korean Restaurant, Hemingways, Il Bel Paese, Koh Tomyums, McSorley's Ale House, Pascucci Italian Caffe & Fine Food, PizzaExpress, Solera, Zak’s.

The 5 designated DB North Plaza restaurants are: Cali-Mex, Gilmore’s by The Golden Pig, Mirch Masala, MooFish, TigerLily.

3 Tickets for the “Christmas Horse-drawn Carriage Ride” are available at the Activity Centre at Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong. Each ride will last about 10 minutes and a maximum of 4 people are allowed in one carriage per ride. For details, please call (852) 2295 8140.

4 Dine ‘N Ride is valid only for dinner consumption (6pm to 11:30pm) from Monday to Friday, and for lunch / dinner consumption (12 noon to 11:30pm) on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. Customers should redeem and use the offer within the day of consumption. The “Dine ‘N Ride Service Counter” is located at the glasshouse near Discovery Bay Pier.
The free ferry times are from 7:30pm to 12am on weekdays and from 1pm to 12am on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

To Tung Chung - the free bus ride times are from 7:30pm to 1am on weekdays and from 1pm to 1am on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

To Sunny Bay - the free bus ride times are from 7:30pm to 12:20am on weekdays and from 1pm to 12:20am on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

5Bus Discount Fare applies to all visitors of DB North Plaza. Tap your Octopus card at the “Bus Fare Saving Station” next to Wellcome Supermarket or Uncle Russ Coffee, and use your Octopus card for any bus departing from DB North Plaza within the next 45 minutes (except to Hong Kong International Airport) to enjoy a discount fare at HK$4.4.