What's on in Hong Kong in November - Expat Living Hong Kong

What's on in Hong Kong in November

November is a bumper month for festivals in Hong Kong, whether you are a bookworm, a beach lovers or a craft beer fan. And don't forget to look out for the Expat Living team at the Prestige Christmas Shopping Conrad Fairs at the end of the month!

From top left: Bei Dao, Lionel Shriver, Hanya Yanagihara, Adam Johnson, Hyeonseo Lee, Sarah Howe. Pictures: Sarah Lee, Westerhoff, David Gonzales, Hayley Madden


What: Hong Kong International Literary Festival

Bookworms rejoice! The ever-popular literary festival is back this autumn, featuring celebrated writers from a diverse range of literary genres. There’s also a great line-up of local authors, across more than 35 events over the 10 days.

Where: Various locations

When: 4-13 November

More: www.festival.org.hk

This much-loved festival is in its 16th year


What: Lamma Fun Day Beach Music Festival

This one-day charity event has something for everyone: live music on a beach stage, DJs, market stalls, a licensed bar, arts and crafts, tasty food, free water, a charity auction, bric-a-brac stalls, plus sports and activities for kids during the day. Entrance is free. Now in its 16th edition, this year’s event will raise money for education projects in Nepal.

Where: Tai Wan To Beach (Power Station Beach), Lamma Island.

When: 12 November

More: facebook/LammaFunDay

The OneSky Charity Hike is held on the MacLehose Trail


What: OneSky Charity Hike

Get the family outside and hike some of the city’s coolest trails to raise funds for a great cause. The 6th Annual Hong Kong Charity Hike for OneSky will take place on the MacLehose Trail this year, and once again hikers will have the option of choosing from three different trails, geared to different skill levels, so everyone from children to experienced hikers can participate and enjoy raising funds to help vulnerable children in OneSky’s programmes.

Where: MacLehose Trail

When: 12 November

More: onesky.org/charityhike2016

The Thriller Live show is a hit with Michael Jackson fans


What: Thriller Live

A concert created to commemorate arguably the world’s greatest ever entertainer, Michael Jackson, Thriller is now showing at Macau’s newly built Parisian Theatre. Direct from London’s West End, the 90-minute, high-energy explosion of pop, rock, soul and disco takes the audience on a magical audio-visual journey through Jackson’s astonishing 45-year musical legacy.

Where: The Parisian, Cotai Central, Macau

When: Until 13 November

More: hkticketing.com

Hong Kong's largest craft beer festival is back


What: Beertopia

Hong Kong’s largest craft beer festival returns for its fifth year. This annual event gives festival-goers the opportunity to learn more about beer and sample quality drops from around the globe. There’s food and music too.

Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space

When: 18-19 November

More: beertopiahk.com

The Twits will delight young audiences


What: Roald Dahl's The Twits

ABA Productions presents one of Roald Dahl’s most mischievous tales. Suitable for ages six and up, the stage show promises to be just as disgusting as the book!

Where: The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre

When: 25-27 November

More: hkticketing.com

Get a headstart on your Christmas shopping


What: Prestige Christmas Shopping Conrad Fairs

’Tis the season to shop till you drop and there’s no better place to do it than at the fabulous Conrad Fairs. With loads of vendors selling their various wares, food and wine, it’s the perfect opportunity to pick up some gifts and avoid the inevitable retail rush before Christmas. And be sure to pop over to the Expat Living table and say “hello”!

Where: Conrad Hotel, Pacific Place, Queensway, Admiralty

When: 21 November & 29 November

More: www.prestigefairs.hk

Clockenflap is Hong Kong's biggest art and music festival


What: Clockenflap

Hong Kong’s biggest music and arts festival returns in November for one massive weekend. With international artists Sigur Ros, Foals, and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic on the bill, it’s fair to say there’s a great line-up this year. Along with the music is a great mix of arts, film, food and family-friendly fun.

Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space

When: 25-27 November

More: clockenflap.com


There's always so many fun things to do in Hong Kong!