The festive season is well and truly under way in the East, from Disney-themed lights setting Singapore’s iconic shopping belt aglow and dazzling displays lining the skyscrapers along Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. Klook, a world’s leading travel activities and services booking platforms, is fueling the Christmas cheer by offering a holistic approach towards booking festive activities – with transfers, skip the line privileges and must-eat food options all available via a simple cashless app. Curating a wealth of unique festive ideas that are guaranteed to spur the Yuletide spirit as well as take travelers down a less trodden path, Klook is the ultimate one stop shop for holiday experiences. From Winter wonderlands and Christmas crafts to intriguing magic shows and whale watching, the award-winning platform shares its top five ways to enjoy exceptional experiences this December that are bound to enchant:
A Snowy South Korean Christmas
Those dreaming of a white Christmas in Asia need look no further than Onemount Snow Park in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea’s largest indoor winter theme park. Travelers will be mesmerized by a snow-blanketed wonderland where they can indulge in winter favorites such as dog-sledding, ice-skating and ice-bowling. Seoul Land, Korea’s first theme park, is another one of Klook’s must-do’s in South Korea this Christmas season. Seoul Land’s annual Christmas Party, which kicks off in November until end December, includes sledding, thrilling scavenger hunts, letter-writing to Santa Claus and a magic show by the renowned magician Kim Young-jin. Nestled in the heart of the stunning Gheonggyesan Mountain, the park’s extensive selection of over 40 roller coasters will delight adrenaline junkies, while those looking for a more relaxing activity this winter can partake in the national tradition of ice fishing.
Skip the Queue at Disneyland Hong Kong
Another mesmerizing experience on Klook’s list is Disneyland Hong Kong’s line-up of festivities; draped in sparkling ornaments and twinkling tinsel, the city’s largest theme park welcomes revelers from mid-November for a fabulous holiday celebration. Klook users can skip the queue with their QR Code entry and head straight to the spectacular Christmastime Ball for some heart-warming caroling, or the enchanting tree lighting ceremony brought to live by a magical twilight snowfall.
Magic in Macau
Providing a transient departure from reality, the captivating Infinity Magic Show by Louis Yan is an unorthodox yet riveting way to spend Christmas day. As the first ever magic show staged in Macau, the internationally-renowned magician Louis Yan is set to enthral audiences with his electrifying performances, disappearing acts and heart racing stunts.
A unique way to spend the holiday is to sidestep the yearly capitalist wave by creating instead of consuming. Drawing on their inner artists, Klook users can venture into the wonderful world of Christmas crafts at Crafune Leathercraft Workshop in Singapore or a Teapot Painting Class in Wan Chai, Hong Kong; a personalized rice dumpling coin pouch or a hand-painted ceramic teapot set makes for an incredibly thoughtful gift. Klook’s Art Jam Session at Arteastiq in Singapore is another meaningful activity for those who would like to spend more quality time with their loved ones; the 3-hour session allows for an unparalleled creative bonding session during Christmas.
Embrace wildlife and give back this Christmas
Klook offers a selection of ways to be at one with nature this year-end. Amidst an increasingly fast-paced society, the end of the year is the ideal time to disconnect from the bustle of city life. Nature-lovers can escape into the wilderness of the Chiang Mai Mountain Sanctuary to learn about sustainable Elephant tourism, discover the entrancing underwater world on the Lembongan Reef Cruise in Bali, soak in the beauty of Malaysia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring or embark on a breathtaking journey to admire the majestic humpback whales in Okinawa.