There’s a festive feeling in the air in Discovery Bay this month, with eye-catching decorations in both plazas that have transformed the town into a glittering Christmas showcase.
Sure to enchant young and old alike, this year’s displays offer a modern twist on a traditional Christmas theme, with a brigade of friendly geometric snowmen welcoming commuters off the ferry and guiding them to a sparkling contemporary Christmas tree which lights up DB Plaza’s waterfront promenade, its twinkling snowflakes casting delicate, ever-changing patterns of light to evoke the true magic of the season.
But the decorations aren’t just a feast for the eyes. Head from the ferry pier to DB Plaza and you can enjoy the heart-warming smell of Christmas too, with a stunning, 15-foot pine tree adorned from top to bottom with glistening lights and colourful baubles.
The vibrant theme continues up at DB North Plaza, where more bright snowmen are ready to welcome you to the Fantasia Christmas Cottage – a striking, multi-coloured, geometric structure with an impressive swirling Christmas tree and phenomenal lighting displays – and the Gracieux Christmas Cadre – the perfect place to snap a Christmas ‘elfie.’
Also adding to the enchanting vibe at DB North is the reimagined Love Lock Promenade, which has been transformed into a glistening spectacle with hundreds of fairy lights shimmering over the ocean.
Perhaps the biggest highlight this year, however, is the news that from December 23 to 26 DB Plaza will come to life with dazzling, specially-choreographed performances from Australian acrobatic troupe Bizurcus, in town for DB’s first-ever Christmas Acrobatic Parade Party.
Prepare to be amazed as stilt walkers, magicians and dancers lead eight interactive shows across the four days, bringing an energetic carnival vibe to the town’s celebrations. Performances start at 6pm and 8pm each evening and will see the talented team enthrall onlookers as they make their their way from DB Ferry Pier to DB Plaza via the waterfront promenade.
What’s more, the performers will be available each afternoon for two dedicated photo-taking sessions – a wonderful way to capture special memories of the festivities.
And if you’re eating out while enjoying the show, you’ll be happy to hear that a special winter redemption programme is running from December 1, offering diners a choice of special gifts when presenting a same-day receipt from designated D’Deck or DB North Plaza restaurants.*
Of course, if you’re looking for the ultimate indulgence this December, why not book a staycation at Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong, where a special festive package is on offer? From just HK$2,588, guests can enjoy a one-night stay for two in a Mountain View Room, with buffet breakfast and a festive dinner buffet. For those wanting to bring along a little one, a child can be added to the package for just HK$350, which includes access to a series of fun-filled Christmas activities. And if you long for a view, an upgrade to an Ocean Front Room costs a mere HK$400.
As if all that wasn’t enough, the other great news is that this year, DB’s Christmas decorations have been designed so that they can be reused for both Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year, with just a few tweaks here and there, meaning they’re more eco-friendly than ever before.
So, head on down to DB Plaza and DB North Plaza this December to check out the Christmas decorations and join in the festive fun. Enjoy the holidays, and have a very merry Christmas.
*Offer 1 – Receive a limited edition Discovery Bay USB flash drive upon presentation of an original same-day receipt when spending HK$400 or over in a single transaction.
*Offer 2 – Receive a limited edition Discovery Bay wooden phone/ card holder upon presentation of an original same-day receipt or receipts when spending HK$800 or over (maximum two receipts). Promotional gifts can be collected by visiting the Dine ’N Ride Service Counter in DB Plaza, Monday to Friday between 7.15pm and 11.45pm, and Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays between 12.45pm and 11.45pm, starting December 1. Gifts are offered on a first-come-first-served basis while stocks last.
Christmas Acrobatic Parade Party schedule
Dates: December 23 to 26
Photo-taking sessions: 3pm – 3.30pm and 5pm – 5.30pm
Show times: 6pm – 6.30pm and 8pm – 8.30pm (followed by 15 minutes for photo taking)
Photos courtesy of Hong Kong ResortTags: Celebrating Christmas in Discovery Bay