Ice Wonderland will open its gate to the public from 25 November until 1 January 2012. Blending festive decorations and snow effect with the mesmerising Christmas lights of East Tsim Sha Tsui, the Ice Wonderland is designed to enhance the happy atmosphere in the district and allow visitors and residents to enjoy an outdoor ice-skating experience. Entrance to the venue is free. Besides taking holiday snapshots, visitors and residents can rent skating equipment to enjoy ice-skating. Part of the income generated from the rental will be donated to Hong Chi Association, spreading love and warmth in this joyful season.
HKTB Chairman Mr James Tien said: “We have been actively promoting Hong Kong WinterFest, which we hope will help us achieve our yearly target of 40 million visitor arrivals. According to our provisional data, visitor arrivals to Hong Kong in the first 10 months of this year have already exceeded 34 million, 16% more than the same period last year.
“The HKTB is delighted to receive the strong support of Sino Group and China UnionPay in setting up Ice Wonderland in East Tsim Sha Tsui, which has enriched the festive ambience in the district. On this Friday or 25 November, another highlight of Hong Kong WinterFest, ‘A Holiday of Tiffany Treasures’, will also be launched. It will add a touch of romance to Statue Square in Central with a beautiful carousel, magnificent Christmas tree and various Christmas motifs. Together with the special programmes of local attractions, promotions by major shopping malls and themed itineraries by the travel trade, Hong Kong WinterFest is going to bring a cosy, lively winter to our visitors and local residents.”
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