10 Hong Kong Events You Can’t Miss In January

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January 2, 2018 | BY Cherry Lai

From chart-topping musical acts to the spellbinding magic of Disney on Ice, there is no shortage of rollicking fun to kick off the new year

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Hong Kong Dance Exchange

When: January 5 - 7

Where: City Hall and HKAPA

What: Eight of Hong Kong's best contemporary dance productions take centre stage alongside six selected overseas works from Taiwan, Japan and South Korea in this electrifying programme of performances, classes and forums.

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Cats

When: January 6 - February 11

Where: HKAPA

What: The acclaimed revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical arrives after two sold-out seasons in London’s West End. 

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KidsFest

When: January 12 - February 11

Where: HKAPA

What: The five-week festival presents live theatrical performances of nine beloved children’s tales, including Ugly Duckling, The Gruffalo and Hairy Maclary and Friends. 

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Imagine Dragons

When: January 13

Where: AsiaWorld-Expo

What: The Grammy-winning alt-rock band performs its emotionally charged anthems, including Thunder and Radioactive. 

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Billboard Radio Live

When: January 14 - 20

Where: Central Harbourfront 

What: The star-studded line-up for the week-long live series of concerts includes Rita Ora, Far East Movement and Khali Fong.

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Hong Kong International Chamber Musical Festival

When: January 17 - 24

Where: Various venues

What: The festival’s ninth edition presents six concerts exploring works by Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel, Mozart and Brahms. 

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Ocean Volvo Race and Festival

When: January 17 - 31

Where: Kai Tak Runway Park

What: Hong Kong hosts the premier 45,000-nautical-mile offshore race for the first time as one of its 12 port cities, with the Seng Huang Lee and Sun Hung Kai & Co-backed Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag team flying the flag as the city's first competitor in the race's history.

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Amit Tandon Live

When: January 19

Where: HKCEC

What: The celebrated Indian stand-up comedian presents a new set of material to give your laughing gear a workout. 

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Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon

When: January 21

Where: Various venues

What: Some 70,000 runners will participate in the city’s biggest annual running event, which features a full marathon, a half marathon and a 10km course. 

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Disney On Ice

When: January 25 - 28

Where: HKCEC

What: Mickey and Minnie lead the fun in this skating spectacular, 100 Years of Magic, featuring sing-along favourites such as Let It Go, You’ve Got a Friend in Me and Hakuna Matata. 

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