Cover From watching festive movies at The Grounds, to trying out new experiences, we're listing the best winter date ideas to try in Hong Kong (Photo: Courtesy of Unsplash)

We're listing the best romantic date ideas to enjoy in Hong Kong during the most wonderful time of the year

Winter is known as the most wonderful time of the year––specially in a hot and humid city like Hong Kong. With the holiday season coming right around the corner, the spirit of love, joy and connection is lingering in the air, making us want to snuggle up with our partner and create new memories around town. 

From bonding over a new arts and crafts activity, to trying out a full-day of pre-planned wellness activities, and getting a head start on festive celebrations by baking holiday-themed cookies, we're listing the best winter date ideas in Hong Kong. 

See also: Christmas 2020: Dining Out And Delivery Options In Hong Kong

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Spend a Day as an Artist

If you’ve noticed that you settled into the after-work Netflix routine a little too much this year, make some new memories with your partner this winter by planning a full day of art-filled activities. 

Check out the new art exhibitions in town, or find new interpretations from the pieces at the Hong Kong Museum of Art. Afterwards, try your hand at ceramics and pottery, or relax with a paintbrush in hand at one of Hong Kong’s art jamming studios. Or, if you need a bit of pressure to channel your inner Picasso, challenge your other half to a friendly painting competition. The better artist buys dinner.

See also: 7 Art Jamming Studios In Hong Kong

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Try the Couple’s Program at Rosewood

Asaya at Rosewood seems to be able to do it all—including strengthening your romantic relationship. While most places offer couple’s spa treatments, Asaya takes it a step further with their Growing Together package. 

Aiming to strengthen your physical, emotional and spiritual connection with your partner, the programme includes everything from a Vinyasa yoga class, a psychology consultation, metabolic training, wellness consultation, meditation session, expressive arts therapy, Aroma Atelier massage, and a Super Seed Nutrient facial treatment by Votary. 

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Bake Winter Cookies at The Mixing Bowl

It’s not the festive season unless there’s baking involved. If your baking adventures at home never really turn out right, The Mixing Bowl organises baking and cooking classes almost every day to show you how you can recreate your favourite pastries and dishes at home.

For December, they’ll be offering classes on Christmas gingerbread cookies, European Christmas treats, gingerbread house and more. While most of the classes are full at the moment, check out baking classes from other studios such as BiteUnite to see if anything catches your eye. 

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See also: The Best Cooking Classes In Hong Kong

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Catch a Movie at The Grounds

If you’ve passed by the Central piers recently, you might’ve noticed rows of white picket fenced pods by the Hong Kong Observation Wheel. The pods––which belong to The Grounds––Hong Kong’s very own socially distanced entertainment space, will be hosting a series of entertainment options, from yoga classes to outdoor movie sessions. 

Cosy up with your significant other on their large deck chairs, order food from their selection of catering options from Basehall, and end the night by taking a stroll by the water afterwards. 

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Cycling and Picnic at West Kowloon

Take in the breezy winter weather by spending the afternoon at West Kowloon Cultural District. Rent a bike by the hour from the park’s convenient bike-sharing programme and make a pit stop at the Competition Pavilion for the perfect couple pic backdrop, then head over to Freespace to check out the latest exhibition or performances. 

When the sun begins to set, find a grassy area to take in the view and wait for your pre-ordered luxury picnic basket to arrive, or take your pick from one of West Kowloon’s many restaurant options such as multi-sensory fine-dining spot, Pano, or Rest Coffee Gin, a laid-back cafe by day, bar by night establishment that will serve you your favourite gin-based nightcap. 

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See also: 10 Unexpectedly Revitalised Historic Sites in Hong Kong: Now and Then

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Book a Festive Staycation

Get into the festive spirit early by checking out the Christmas markets around the city, then spend the weekend in a state of pure bliss by booking a festive staycation package. From limousine rides from the Mandarin Oriental, to big festive meals at Henry at Rosewood, we’d start packing our bags if we were you. 

See also: The Best Hong Kong Staycations To Book For Christmas 2020

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Fly and Dine at The Peninsula

If regular wining and dining isn’t enough, then perhaps Peninsula’s famous Fly and Dine package will make it worth your while. The package includes an 18-minute helicopter that begins from the 30th-floor lounge at The China Clipper, followed by lunch or dinner at the hotel. 

Admire the Christmas lights of Victoria Harbour from above, and be ready to capture your partner with helicopter hair on camera.

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See the Sunset at Kai Tak

Head over to Kai Tak and imagine how life used to be like when the terminal was still Hong Kong’s number one airport.

With sweeping 360-degree harbour views on the rooftop garden, you’d be able to get front row seats to jaw-dropping sunset views. Make it extra romantic by bringing a blanket and a bottle of your homemade mulled wine

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See also: The Best Christmas Markets In Hong Kong For 2020

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