Last-minute shopping exhibitions
More than 800 international and local brands offering everything from household items to health and beauty, arts and crafts, jewelry and sports will be on show at the 11th Hong Kong Mega Showcase. The Hong Kong Food Festival, also celebrating its 11th year, will be joining up with the 2nd International Wine Festival. A must-attend for epicureans and shopaholics this holiday season. 10 am-9 pm, Dec 25-28. Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hall 1. Admission HK$10. 852-2591-9823. megashow-expo.com.hk. It’s not Christmas season without an obligatory reference to Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. It’s always better seeing it live, whether you’ve seen it ages ago, always wondered about the jaw-dropping, nut-crunching toy soldiers or remember its music in the Disney film Fantasia. Australian choreographer Terence Kohler will be working with Hong Kong Ballet and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta on music for this weeklong run. 7:30 pm , Dec 24-28; 2:30 pm, Dec 25-26, 28-29. Grand Theater, Cultural Center, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, HK$140-1,500 ($18-195). 852-2105-9724. hkballet.com. Hong Kong’s highest club, Ozone, will host a fashion-show/ jazzy-tunes/DJ-beats party for revelers who don’t fancy staying in on Christmas Eve. “Glamorously dressed” ladies are admitted for free. 10 pm-late, Dec 24. Ozone, 118/F, The Ritz-Carlton, ICC, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon. HK$300, includes a glass of champagne. 852-2263-2270.