The Best Christmas Workshops to Try in Hong Kong This 2021
From Christmas wreath making to candles, cakes, cookies and more, we’re listing the best places offering seasonal workshops in Hong Kong to get you in the festive spirit
With December here, you may have already started planning your Christmas festivities. From Christmas markets, trees, decorations, staycations and displays, to the best festive movies on Netflix, there's definitely a lot to do in Hong Kong during the Christmas season. If you're looking to get crafty, why not try your hand at one of these places offering a range of Christmas workshops?
Floristry by Art of Living
Floristry by Art of Living specialises in flower and plant-related workshops, specifically wreath making for Christmas. The studio is inspired by wild, natural flowers and life cycles, offering a contemporary approach to the floral design concept. Their Christmas wreath jamming workshop is divided into both group and private class or you can also try their tailor-made wreath workshop.
Bonart provides a range of workshops for those who love to enjoy art all year round. Welcoming all skill levels, the Christmas workshop focuses on soy candle making––which you can use for yourself, decorate your house with or give it as a holiday gift. Other than this, they also have a leather workshop, marble soap workshop and even latte art.
Lazy Baking Studio
For your holiday festivities, it might be tempting to just order sweets to add to your dining menu but a better option is to make them yourself. At Lazy Baking Studio, you can whip up your own Christmas cakes and cookies ranging from different flavours such as white velvet, passionfruit chocolate and Bailey's chocolate. You can also make up your very own flavour.
Another option for those who want to get creative in the kitchen is Blossom Cakes. The good thing about this baking studio is that they more than just workshops, along with diploma certified classes, so if you're serious about this craft, Blossom Cakes is the place to go. That said, they also offer workshops for Christmas including a one-day course of making an icing Christmas tree and giant Christmas cookies.
Cut N Carve
For elaborate ornaments and candles to fit in with your Christmas decor, look no further than Cut N Carve. The company is the first-ever brand to make decorative carved candles in the city and uses only the finest materials such as International Fragrance Association (IFRA)-certified candle wax imported from overseas. Their designs are truly elegant ranging from candles and wreaths that will truly bring a festive atmosphere to your home.
BiteUnite is all about bringing people together through food. As a diverse bunch themselves, BiteUnite is organising in-person experiences such as private festive dinners and numerous cooking or baking classes. Try your hand at making your own gingerbread cookies this Christmas or Christmas tree cupcakes. Because BiteUnite’s space is small, seats are limited so hurry while there’s still availability.
Wild at Art Studio
Wild at Art Studio is an art event space and community run by Katie Flowers, an art therapist, educator and mixed media artist. She offers art workshops that focus on emotional health, well-being and creative self-care. This Christmas, she is offering a number of workshops such as making your own Christmas angel, a Wet Felting event or a Mandala snuggle.
Founded by Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group, Loupe is a design incubation space aimed at providing the public with a retail platform and public education and workshop. Focused on making jewellery and design, their workshops range from making silversmith rings, brass patina, earrings to necklaces. If you want to DIY your Christmas accessories this holiday, this is the place to be.
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Want your home to smell like Christmas this holiday? Esscentric, an aromatherapeutic perfumery is offering a couple of workshops at their atelier. There, you can make your own perfume, a scent for your house, for aromatherapy as such massage or a sanitiser. You can opt for a regular class or a private group class, available for private gatherings and parties.
Gardenia Floral Studio
Love flowers? Gardenia Floral Studio has you covered. This Hong Kong florist makes one of the best floral gifts. And you can create your own by joining one of their workshops. From Christmas tree, wreath or tree bell jar—they have it all.
This article was originally published on December 7, 2020 and was updated on December 7, 2021.