From Bollywood razzle-dazzle to a doubleheader e-car race and even some martial arts, there’s plenty to revel in besides traditional Christmas pastimes this December

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Taj Express

When: December 2

Where: Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

What: The Bollywood musical serves up a spectacle of groovy dance numbers, vibrant costumes and music hits courtesy of Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman.

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The Oboe Delights

When: December 2

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre

What: Virtuoso François Leleux reimagines masterpieces by Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss on the oboe.

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Formula E

When: December 2-3

Where: Central Harbourfront

What: The electric car racing extravaganza roars back onto the skyscraper-lined track for its first doubleheader in Asia. 

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See also: What To Expect At The Hong Kong Formula E

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Mo Sound-Bites

When: December 8

Where: Mo Bar

What: The fourth instalment of the electric music series, pioneered by the Landmark Mandarin Oriental, will have you tearing up the dancefloor to live tunes by producer Gui Boratto, a titan of tech-house and minimal techno.

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Business of Design Week

When: December 9

Where: HKCEC

What: Some 120,000 will flock to the premier design and architecture event, which sees Italy return as the partner country. 

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Hiromi & Edmar Castaneda

When: December 10

Where: Baptist University

What: On the heels of their recent duet album, the Grammy-winning Japanese pianist and Colombian harpist deliver an evening of contemporary jazz.

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Shawn Mendes

When: December 13

Where: AsiaWorld-Expo

What: The multi-platinum singer-songwriter makes his debut in Hong Kong with a string of hits including "Stitches" and "Treat You Better". 

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When: December 15

Where: AsiaWorld-Expo

What: Ravers, rejoice: the eight-time "Best Dance Festival" winner lands in Asia for the first time with a star-studded line-up that includes Above & Beyond, Flume and Galantis. 

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The Sound of Music

When: December 15

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre

What: The Hong Kong Chorus Society presents the original 1959 Broadway stage version of the feel-good story that follows the Von Trapp clan. 

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The Legendary Swordsman

When: December 25

Where: Sha Tin Town Hall

What: Spectacular acrobatics meets martial arts in this Guangzhou Acrobatic Arts Theatre production of Louis Cha’s swordplay classic.

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