What’s On? Things to do this January in Hong Kong

By Renuka
Jan 09, 2023

Get off to an exciting start of the new year as Hong Kong gets back on track to being a bustling city with multiple concerts, sport events, exhibitions and fairs.

K-pop Sensation Mamamoo

With many longstanding Covid-related restrictions having now been lifted, Hong Kong’s entertainment calendar is set to team with live music events, with concertgoers now having a lot to look forward to. Indeed, many of the city’s favourite international artists are soon to put in an appearance, with one of the first set to be K-pop girl group Mamamoo. This will see its four members – Hwasa, Solar, Moonbyul and Wheein – hit the stage as part of their pan-Asia My Con tour. Unsurprisingly, tickets are selling fast, so act quick or expect to be disappointed.

When: 7 Jan 
Price: From HK$900-1600 
Location: Asia-world Expo

HK International Stationery Fair

A regular joint venture between Messe Frankfurt and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, this is one of the major sourcing events in the Asia-Pacific region for gift stationery, art and craft supplies, office supply products and writing instruments sectors. Exhibitors from a multitude of different countries will be bringing many of their finest products to the city as part of this one-stop showcase of the latest and greatest stationary items from around the world. Running in parallel with the expo proper is a series of related educational seminars, master classes and creative workshops.

When: 9-11 Jan
Price: Free entry
Location: HKCEC, Wanchai

Hong Kong Toys and Games

The much-awaited return of the HKTDC Toys and Games Fair to its in-person format sees an extensive array of the ultimate entertainment experiences for younger consumers all on offer. With dedicated zones for Toys, Baby Toys, Dolls, Educational Toys, Electronic Games, Sports Equipment, Video Games and Board Games, this is one fun expo that has something for pretty much every taste. Also in the mix are special displays for innovative and smart tech toys from all around the world, making the show almost as educational and recreational.

When: 9-12 Jan
Price: Free entry
Location: HKCEC, Wanchai

Black Pink Concert

The new year in Hong Kong is clearly going to start with a bang thanks to the long-awaited arrival of record-breaking South Korean girl band BlackPink. The K-pop sensation quartet are stopping over as part of a World Tour in support of Born Pink, their huge-selling comeback album. The ‘Blinks’, will no doubt be spellbound as they perform their many mega-hits, including Kill This Love and, of course, Boombayah and Ddu-du Ddu-du. Secure your tickets because they are sure to sell out fast.

When: 13-15 Jan
Price: HK$1000-3000
Location: Asia-world expo

Chinese New year Flower Market

Chinese New Year Flower Market is the place to be if you really want to properly get in the mood for the coming festivities. As well as getting your pick of the finest fresh flowers, fruits and confectionery, there is also the opportunity to enjoy breath-taking performances from traditional Chinese magicians, acrobats, folk dancers and opera, all while breathing in the fragrance of spring. The festival is a paradise for the bloombesotted.

When: 14-15 Jan
Price: Free entry
Location: Victoria Park, Causeway Bay

Chinese New Year Market

With a guarantee of dozens of vendors and local artisans all proudly selling handmade products, the Sunday market is holding a special shopping festival as part of its celebrations of the new lunar year. Perfect for a shopping spree to start off your new year, the market has everything you need. Promising to be a truly memorable occasion, the market will feature a variety of products and crafts all embodying authentic Chinese culture, giving people an unmissable opportunity to pick up special gifts for their loved ones.

When: 15 Jan
Price: Free entry 
Location:Discovery Bay Main Plaza 

For more information: handmadehongkong.com

The Golden Earth

Black Box Chinese Opera Festival features four innovative productions. Among the highlights are two original and daringly experimental Cantonese operas. Asura Judgement, has been trailed as a uniquely demanding one man adaptation of Law Ka-ying’s Rashomon-inspired ensemble work. No less intriguing is The Imperial Decree, a thought-provoking meditation featuring the talented duo of Keith Lai and Janet Wong.

When: Until 2 Jan
Price: Free entry
Location: Rossi & Rossi Gallery, Wong Chuk Hang

For more information: rossirossi.com

Chasing an Elusive Nature

Highly skilled in the esoteric arts of calligraphy, Jaffa Lam is rightly feted in this iconic exhibition, which brings life to an artistic and personal landscape which is very relatable to the viewers.
An avowed alchemist, the artist famously plays with our established notions of reality, frequently upending and presenting a world characterised by transformation, illusion and revelation.

When: Until 7 Jan
Price: Free entry
Location: Axel Vervoordt Gallery

For more information: ocula.com

The Love of Couture

The first-ever exhibition in Asia to dig deep into more than 200 years of regional fashion development – The Love of Couture: Artisanship in Fashion Beyond Time is said to offer an unprecedented evaluation of the impact of fashion, developed by K11 in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum, while being designed by William Chang. The exhibition also brings the works of emerging fashion designers from Japan, South Korea, China and Hong Kong.

When: Until 29 Jan 
Price: Prices vary
Location: K11 Musea

For more information: k11musea.com