24 Nov 2023 By May Ng

“The Wishing Stars” at Lee Tung Avenue: Illuminating Hope This Christmas Victor Wong Unveils Enchanting Light Corridor & Spectacular Star with 1M Gleaming Beads

Experience a Meet-and-Greet with Santa from Santa Claus Village, Delight in Genuine Swedish and Finnish Festivities at Christmas Markets, and Send Complimentary Postcards

A Christmas tree is not complete without a star. Every Christmas, no matter where you are, you can find the five-pointed ornament that sits on the top of the Christmas tree. This “Star of Christmas” is symbolizing love, hope and miracles. This year, Lee Tung Avenue is reinterpreting this symbol of hope and miracles with “The Wishing Stars”, a site-specific installation that will light up one of Hong Kong’s most desirable cultural destinations.

“The Wishing Stars” installation is designed by Victor Wong, an acclaimed multi-media artist and multiple-time winner of the Best Visual Effects Award in the Hong Kong Film Awards and Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards. With over a million acrylic beads, Wong created the “Corridor of Wishes” that stretches along the 200-metre-long tree-lined pedestrian walkway and a five-metre-wide giant Christmas star above the Central Piazza as well as complementary decorations. From 5 December 2023 to 14 January 2024, “The Wishing Stars” will shine the spotlight on Lee Tung Avenue both day and night, immersing visitors in an emotive, out-of-this-world experience.

Meanwhile, Lee Tung Avenue will be infused with the Scandinavia’s cosy Christmas atmosphere thanks to a series of programmes. First off, Finnair will be flying Santa Claus from the Santa Claus Village in Finland for a meet-and-greet on 28 November 2023. Then, in partnership with Hong Kong’s Consulate-General of Sweden, Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Finnish Chamber of Commerce, two Nordic Christmas markets with elements of charity will be organised at the first two weekends of December, during which visitors will be able to enjoy festive food and crafts from the two Nordic countries and experience their cultures. Lee Tung Avenue will also release a limited edition collection of postcards with free domestic and international mailing service to go with, so that the public can easily send their holiday greetings to loved ones.

To kick off the dazzling Christmas campaign, a switch-on ceremony together with live music and dance performances will be held on 5 December 2023.

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2023 Christmas Programmes at Lee Tung Avenue

“The Wishing Stars” Presented by Lee Tung Avenue
Date 5 December 2023 to 14 January 2024
Time 10am to 11pm* (Lights on from 5pm)


*The closing time will be extended to midnight during 23-26 and 30 Dec 2023 and 1 Jan 2024.


*The exhibition dates and hours may be affected by weather conditions. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to Lee Tung Avenue’s website and social media pages.

Location Lee Tung Avenue, Wan Chai
Contents This Christmas will see Lee Tung Avenue collaborating with local multi-media artist Victor Wong again, this time presenting “The Wishing Stars”, which features the “Corridor of Wishes” and a five-metre-wide mega Christmas star above the Central Piazza. The installation, crafted with over a million acrylic beads, promises to not just elevate the festive atmosphere but also infuse the community with a sense of hope, joy, and wonder.
Meet-and-greet with Santa Claus from Finland’s Santa Claus Village
Date 28 November 2023
Time 6pm to 9pm
Contents Santa Claus will come all the way from Santa Claus Village in the Arctic Circle to meet and take photos with the Hong Kong public. The event is organised by Finnair in partnership with Lee Tung Avenue.
“Swedish Winter” Christmas Market
Date 1&2 Dec 2023
Time 12nn to 7pm
Location Central Piazza, Lee Tung Avenue
Contents With support from the Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong, Lee Tung Avenue and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong will co-host the “Swedish Winter 2023” market. This family-oriented festive market will feature a Santa Claus Meet & Greet alongside a Swedish Christmas market that highlights traditional Nordic winter experiences, Christmas gifts, treats and delicious fare.
“Finnish Northern Light” Christmas Charity Market
Date 9&10 Dec 2023
Time 12nn to 7pm
Location Central Piazza, Lee Tung Avenue
Contents The charity market will showcase Finnish delicacies as well as Christmas ornaments like Northern light and reindeer made by Hong Kong artisans, and include different Finland-themed workshops. Visitors can make a donation to Make-A-Wish Hong Kong at the venue and earn a spot in one of the workshops (on a first-come, first-served basis). The proceeds from the market after deducting costs will also be donated to Make-A-Wish Hong Kong to help realise the wishes of children with critical illnesses.
“Send Your Wishes” postcard delivery service
Date 5 Dec 2023 to 14 Jan 2024
Location Customer Service Centre, Basement 1/F, Lee Tung Avenue
Contents Lee Tung Avenue will release a limited edition postcard collection themed on “The Wishing Stars”. It will also provide free mailing service for the public to send the postcards to friends and families living in Hong Kong and aboard.
How to redeem postcards and enjoy postal service
  • To redeem one postcard, Lee Tung Avenue members are required to spend HK$100 at Lee Tung Avenue on the same day with an e-payment method, while tourists are required to present a valid passport and record of entry to Hong Kong. Limited stocks are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • In addition to festive greetings or other personal messages, senders should include the recipient’s name and address on the postcard, before dropping it in the special posting box located at the Customer Service Centre on Basement 1/F. Lee Tung Avenue will mail all the collected postcards for free.