After you enjoy your daytime for city sightseeing, you may want to maximize your trip in Hong Kong by enjoy the evening time. Here TCT would like to recommend some fun things for you to do at night in Hong Kong, such as night activities, entertainment, places for shopping at night, or places for you to relax yourself in a bar at night in Hong Kong. Hope this Hong Kong Nightlife Guide can help you to have nice trip in this city.
Entertainment/Activities at Night in Hong Kong
There are a lot of fun things and romantic things to at night in Hong Kong, such as watch A Symphony of Lights Show at of waterfront Victoria Harbor, enjoy a concert, watch a horse racing match at a racecourse, or take a Star Ferry Riding from Victoria Harbor.
• Watch A Symphony of Lights Show
"A Symphony of Lights" has been awarded the world's "Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show" by Guinness World Records. This nightly spectacle combines interactive lights of 47 key buildings on both Hong Kong Island and Kowloon with musical effects to showcase the vibrancy and glamorous night vista of Victoria Harbour.
A Symphony of Lights is staged every night at 8:00 p.m. on both sides of the Victoria Harbor and lasts for about 13 minutes each time. The best viewing locations of this nightly spectacle are the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront outside the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the promenade at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wanchai, and from sightseeing ferries in the Victoria Harbour. (Note: "A Symphony of Lights" is for free public enjoyment. No admission ticket is required. The Show may also be suspended in emergencies without prior notice.)
You may take the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) to Tsim Sha Tsui Station or East Tsim Sha Tsui Station. By proceeding to Exit L6, you can follow the directional signs to get to the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront outside the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. As for the promenade at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wanchai, you may take MTR to Wanchai Station and follow the signs along the footbridge to the promenade via Exit A5.
• Enjoy a Concert
Address: Hong Kong local stadiums
Hong Kong is a popular venue for both local and international entertainers. You can buy a ticket to enjoy a concert at night. The music scene is brimming over with activity offering fans of every stripe the musical moments they will cherish forever.
International stars that have graced the stage in Hong Kong include R.E.M., Dianna Krall, Norah Jones and Boney M as well as classical artists like Jose Carreras, Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman. Headline Chinese acts have included Leo Ku, Beyond, Kelly Chen, Sammi Cheng, Jackie Cheung and Sam Hui.
• Watch the Horse Racing Match
Venue: Happy Valley Racecourse
Time: Most on Wednesday and weekend
When referring the favorite sport in Hong Kong, horse racing will be the top one among locals. The exciting atmosphere in the horse racing stadium, the loud shouting from audiences and the fierce competition on the tracks, will be impressive for the people who are taking apart in. If you want to go see horse-racing at night in Hong Kong, you’d better go to Happy Valley Racecourse. Only Happy Valley Racecourse has horse-racing show at night. It is horse racing season from every September to June and early July in the following year. But it is not available every day. The session will be published on local newspapers. You’d better check it first before you go.
• Take a Star Ferry Riding from Victoria Harbor
Venue: Victoria Harbor
Star Ferry, with a history of over hundred years, is a very typical and major transportation conveyance on the sea that operates between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. As a pearl of China, Hong Kong is tender as charming with the ocean and peaceful surroundings. When you take a ferry in Hong Kong and sway yourself with sea waves, you will know why this city is attractive. The view night with colorful lights and skyscraper around Victoria Harbor is quite amazing.
Go Shopping at Night in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is known as a shopping paradise in the world, so you can’t miss shopping while traveling here. Since you are busying in visit scenic spots in the daytime, you may enjoy your shopping time at night. There are a lot of places where you can go shopping.
• World Trade Center
Location: 280 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
What to buy: International brand goods
The World Trade Centre was the name of one of the portfolio of buildings owned in Hong Kong by Jardines through its property development arm, Hong Kong Land, and is also connected via passageway to its neighbor. World Trade Center is a shopping mall that offers trendy shoppers stylish fashion. You can also enjoy the views of Victoria Harbour while relaxing and eating in the restaurants.
• Hong Kong Land-Central
Location: Chater Road, Des Voeux Road Central, Pedder Street, and Queen's Road Central
What to buy: Brand-name goods
A comprehensive commercial and retail space including: Alexandra House, Charter House, Prince's Building and The Landmark. Hong Kong Land-Central offers shoppers an unrivalled Hong Kong shopping experience. Most of buildings are interconnected by above street level; fully air conditioned passageways and house over 250 international high-end luxury retail brand names.
• IFC Mall
Location: 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
What to buy: Brand-name goods
With around 200 stores (like Lane Crawford, kate spade, Prada, and Versace), it offers international premier brands, flagship stores and unique concept stores. IFC Mall combines an extraordinary Hong Kong shopping experience with entertainment, sightseeing and diningIts location, just minutes from the Central Ferry Piers and practically on top of Hong Kong Station, is convenient, and its restaurants boast great views. Most shops are open daily from 10am to 8 p.m.
• Times Square
Location: 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
What to buy: Hi-tech production, interior decoration, fashionable clothing
Comprised of more than 230 shops, Time Square is certainly one of the largest Hong Kong Shopping Malls in Causeway Bay with its big video screen and towering building. With an MTR exit built underneath it, it is easy to find even for tourists. Inside is a mall, some nice restaurants, and a cinema.
This popular mall offers 16 floors of shopping and dining. In the basement are fast-food outlets, a city 'super food store, and shops selling health and beauty products, while the next six floors offer clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry, watches, and other accessories.
Relax Yourself in a Bar at Night in Hong Kong
Regional distributions for bars in Hong Kong are mainly in Causeway Bay, Kowlocon's Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei, Mong Kok, Hong Kong Central. Large luxury nightclubs are mostly located in Tsim Sha Tsui East, offering a high quality of service, but charging expensive fee as well. IN Central, the most famous place for nightlife is "Lan Kwai Fong". It looks the same as other commercial district in the Central in daytime, but at night, here becomes the Paradise of the youth. In Causeway Bay, Wan Chai, then charge gathers some popular and bars, pubs and discos, which charge reasonable price.
• Lan Kwai Fong
Location: on the south side of Queen's Road in Hong Kong Island
Lan Kwai Fong is located in on the south side of Queen's Road in Hong Kong Island, on an L-shaped uphill trail. It is only 15-minute drive from Causeway. It is covered with Western restaurants and bars. Most bars are open from noon to one o'clock at midnight. There are British and Australian Bars, Japanese karaoke OK, snacks in all day. When night comes, many of Hong Kong's young generation love to come here in disco. So spending the night in Lan Kwai Fong to experience the bustling life is a good choice at night in Hong Kong. But this place requires high per capita consumption, you’d better prepare enough money in your pocket.