This year, as residents and guests get set to celebrate the holidays, Discovery Bay is paying homage to the proverb that it is better to give than to receive, with festive decorations throughout the resort featuring traditional gift boxes and ornaments in signature Christmas red and green. The fun starts at the gift box-bedazzled tunnel of Christmas lights along the waterfront promenade at D’Deck, and the gleaming installation is hung with ornaments delivering festive blessings such as ‘Love,’ ‘Peace’ and ‘Hope.’
The gift-giving theme continues in DB North with artistic Christmas tree decorations made with gift boxes of different sizes. Visitors to the plaza are welcomed by a decorative installation at the fountain, which features giant gift boxes and a scenescape of a classic Christmas town.
Spend HK$200 or above in a single transaction at any of the designated DB restaurants¹, and you can redeem a special DIY Christmas ornament pack upon presenting the original same-day receipt. You can hang the ornaments on your tree at home, or use them to create unique Christmas gifts for loved ones. They can also be customised with English letter initials of your choice.
When it comes to buying gifts, look no further than the Discovery Bay Christmas Sunday Market, organised by Handmade Hong Kong. The European-style market, being held in DB Plaza on December 8, is packed with unique vendors – many of whom are local artists and creators. This is your chance to stock up on Christmas decorations, handmade jewellery, eco-friendly apparels, baby products, home decorations, Christmas wine, party snacks and more.
If a ‘ye olde’ Christmas feeling is what you’re after, you can take a horse-drawn carriage ride in DB North to enjoy the European-style architecture lining the route and breath-taking views along the coast of Yi Pak Wan. Tickets for the Christmas Horse-drawn Carriage Ride are available at the Activity Centre at Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong. Each ride lasts for about 10 minutes, with a maximum of four people per carriage.
While Jack Frost may not be nipping at your nose, you can wind down and warm up with the Chestnut and Ginger Afternoon Tea Set at the Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong (HK$328).* Alternatively, you can enjoy a wide selection of international cuisine and special festive feasts at D’Deck and DB North restaurants. Spend HK$880 or more in a single transaction at any of the designated DB restaurants¹ and present the original same-day receipt at the Dine ‘N Ride Service Counter in DB Plaza to receive a HK$100 dining voucher to be used for a subsequent transaction.
With so much to enjoy, visitors may choose to make the most of the Christmas feeling with a special Stay in the North package at the Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong. Starting at HK$2,288* (you can upgrade to an oceanfront room for an additional HK$400*), the package is available from December 24 to 26, and December 31 to January 1, 2020. It includes a one-night stay in a mountain-view room with breakfast buffet and a festive dinner buffet for two. There’s also the option to treat yourself to a 90-minute ‘Ultimate Delight’ treatment at Spa Botanica, which includes an eye and scalp treatment with aroma massage or luxurious customised facial treatment, for HK$1,090.* Merry Christmas!
¹The designated DB restaurants are: 22° North, Three Sheets Marquee Bar, Coyote Mexican Cantina, Ebeneezer’s, Figos, First Korean Restaurant, Hemingway’s, Il Bel Paese, Koh Tomyums, McSorley’s Ale House, Pascucci Italian Caffe & Fine Food, PizzaExpress, Shanghai Breeze, Solera, Zak’s, Cali-Mex, Mirch Masala, MooFish, Tiger Lily, Peony Chinese Restaurant, D’Café and Café bord de Mer & Lounge.
* Terms and conditions apply; all prices are subject to 10% service charge