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Love Swedish Winter in Hong Kong 2019 - Explore the beauty of Swedish Winter in Tsim Sha Tsui

Swedish Winter is magic. It is cold and dark, but also filled with light and warmth. It’s a time for joy, but also a time of afterthought. It is a busy time, but also a time for family and loved ones,” said Helena Storm, Consul General of Sweden to Hong Kong. “We want to bring Swedish Winter to Hong Kong and share this experience with our friends here.”

 

Meet “Henry the Moose” 

The famous “Henry the Moose” a well-travelled fellow who spends his time wandering through the snow in Sweden. He is 5.2 meters tall and weighs 367 kg, with beautiful Christmas lighting on him. Don’t’ miss to take a selfie with him in Tsim Sha Tsui  13-30 December.

 

The real Santa is coming to town!

The real Santa is coming all the way from Sweden to Hong Kong with his little helper. Santa lives in Santaworld, which lies in the deep forests of the Swedish region Dalarna. Come by to meet him and take a photo. The children who visit him early every day will get a Christmas gift.

 

 

Experience Swedish literature for children – invest in our future, spend time with our children

From the country of the Nobel Prize, Sweden is well-known for its children’s literature. The importance of children’s reading is indisputable: reading inspires creativity and imagination, and facilitates family bounding. Come and spend time with your children in this holiday season by joining the following activities at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui: 

 

*Exhibition on Swedish Children’s Literature

In collaboration with the Swedish Institute, the exhibition called “A Tribute to Children’s Book” will be displayed in the foyer of Cultural Centre. 17 leading Swedish children’s book illustrators use their illustrations to visualize the reasons of reading. Your children will get to know many famous Swedish book characters. 

 

*Reading Corner

In collaboration with Bring Me A Book, we arrange a reading corner for children inside the Cultural Centre and there will also be book readings in English and Cantonese. It will be a variety of books, among others about the Swedish boy Alfie Atkins, a much-loved classic for millions of children. These will be read by the family representatives of the author, Gunilla Bergström. 

Dec 13: English – 3pm, 4pm; Cantonese – 3:30pm, 4:30pm

Dec 14: English – 11:30am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm; Cantonese – 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm

Dec 15: English – 12:00nn, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm; Cantonese – 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm

   

 

*Dance-a-book workshop

Dance a Book is a new concept in which dance and music are combined to stimulate reading and language learning for children, as well as personal creativity. Choreographer Sophia Färlin-Månsson will lead three workshops where children can experience this unique concept.  Sunday performances at 1 pm, 2:30 pm and 4 pm. Pre-registration is needed. Please visit our website: https://www.swedenhk.com/events/swedish-winter/

 

Science-inspired magic by the famous Magician Charlie Caper

Sweden’s renown magician Charlie Caper has performed magic shows in 51 countries and won many international awards. He specializes in high-tech magic as well as sleight of hand illusions, to inspire children to learn science in a fun way. He will visit Swedish Winter in Tsim Sha Tsui on 14-15 December, to show us his street magic.

 

 

Eating, drinking, creating!

Don’t miss our Swedish Christmas food and drink menu: mulled wine (glögg), saffron buns, gingerbread cookies, Swedish meatballs with lingonberry jam, Christmas wrap… Yum!

In Tsim Sha Tsui we will also have a creative corner where children and adults can make their own Christmas ornaments and decorate gingerbread cookies. 

 

Lucia comes with light in her hair!

Lucia is one of the most beloved Christmas traditions in Sweden and you can be part of this unique experience in Tsim Sha Tsui. The Lucia procession takes place on 14 December at 12 noon and at 2.00 pm.   

Photo taken at Swedish Winter 2018

 

Swedish Winter raises money for the children in Hong Kong

Help Swedish Winter raise money for a good cause – to bring books to kids in Hong Kong. We do this by supporting the registered charity Bring Me A Book. You will have a chance to win the handmade little Santas from Sweden. Visit www.swedenhk.com for more details. 

 

Come and experience Swedish Winter at TST! 

 

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