Things to do in Hong Kong at Night | Hong Kong Pass

Hong Kong is a city that never sleeps and the hustle and bustle doesn’t quieten down once the sun sets beyond the horizon, find out what to do in Hong Kong at Night.

From night markets and a buzzing nightlife scene to a stunning city-wide light show, entertainment and more, discover some of the best things to do in Hong Kong at night – because the fun doesn’t stop at dusk.

Head up to Hong Kong’s best-known landmark, The Peak for incredible views as the sun begins to set. Catch a ride on the Peak Tram, head up to the Peak Sky Terrace and take in the city as the sky changes from blue to blush pink and the skyscrapers begin to light up.

If you’re looking for views of Hong Kong at night – you’d be hard-pressed to find a better vantage point than the sky100 Observation Deck. On the 100th floor of Hong Kong’s tallest building, ICC, sky100 offers a bird’s eye view of Hong Kong island’s iconic cityscape and is open until 9pm (Sunday – Thursday) and 10:30pm (Friday – Saturday) so you can take in the glittering views of Hong Kong at night.

If you’d rather take in the bright lights from ground level, stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui’s waterfront from the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry pier along the Avenue of Stars. A classic Hong Kong spot to visit, this promenade offers stunning unobstructed views across Victoria Harbour at Hong Kong’s skyline. Watch the city lights come to life with the Symphony of Lights (nightly at 8pm) – a free multimedia show, it’s one of the world’s most spectacular light shows, showcasing the city’s iconic buildings and landmarks.

Looking to indulge in a little retail therapy? Head to some of Hong Kong’s popular night markets. Head to Mong Kok’s Tung Choi Street for souvenirs, local crafts, clothing, accessories, toys and more – don’t forget to haggle on the price! Stroll through the famous Temple Street night market in Jordan and discover stalls selling antiques, souvenirs, art and trinkets. Leave extra time to explore the local fortune tellers – have your palms read, learn about your numerology and discover what your future holds then take in an open-air Chinese opera performance before indulging in fresh seafood and local cuisine in one of the many open-air restaurants at the beginning of Temple Street.

Join locals and expats on Wednesday nights at Happy Valley racecourse for an evening of horse racing, al-fresco eating, drinking and live entertainment. From September to June, races take place at least twice a week with Wednesday night’s races happening in the heart of Hong Kong at Happy Valley racecourse, surrounded by the city’s high-rises. With a range of food outlets, bars and beer garden, you don’t have to take part in betting to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the exciting party-like atmosphere.

Being a culinary destination, it’s no surprise that some of the best things to do in Hong Kong revolve around food and the choice of places to eat and drink is endless. If you want to combine a spot of cultural sightseeing with a one-of-a-kind dining experience, you must put Jumbo Kingdom on your Hong Kong bucket list. A shining icon of Hong Kong’s Aberdeen district, this historic floating restaurant is a Hong Kong institution, having featured in Hollywood films and including Queen Elizabeth II, David Bowie and Chow Yun Fat as former patrons. Enjoy fresh seafood, daily dim sum, high-end Cantonese and innovative Chinese cuisine set amongst the stunning interiors.

Night-owls will love exploring Hong Kong’s bustling nightlife on both sides of the harbour. Lan Kwai Fong in Hong Kong’s Central District is synonymous with bar-hopping – the city’s legendary nightlife centre, with over 100 restaurants and bars, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Up the hill and along Wyndham Street, you’ll find Soho (south of Hollywood Road) –  a hub of restaurants, cocktail bars, wine bars and lounges located a stone’s throw away from one another along the Central escalator. Across the harbour on Kowloon side you’ll find lively bars and pubs, snooker halls and mah-jong clubs from Tsim Sha Tsui up to Sham Shui Po. Love it or hate it, a visit to Hong Kong wouldn’t be complete without enjoying some karaoke, with karaoke bars and clubs dotted all across the city, there are plenty of locations for you to sing your heart out. The majority of the city’s karaoke bars have private rooms for hire, usually complete with food and drinks packages and some also include board games, video games, ping pong tables, dart boards and more.

Feeling a little peckish and in search of a midnight snack?  Grab a bite at an all-night Dai Pai Dong – an open-air food stall, these local favourites serve a variety of dishes from fishball noodles and fried rice to sandwiches, congee and more. Known for being budget-friendly and lively, a visit to a Dai Pai Dong is essential if you’re looking for an authentic experience. If you’re edging closer to the early morning hours, pop into a local dim sum restaurant such as Sun Hing, which opens its doors at 3am.