The Ultimate Christmas Shopping Extravaganza at the Hong Kong International Christmas Fair

The Spirit of Christmas Comes Early to Hong Kong on
November 23-25, 2005, Outside IFC 2, Central

HONG KONG, Nov. 7 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ — Discover a Christmas wonderland of classic toys and imaginative gift ideas at the Hong Kong International Christmas Fair, an inspiring new event to be held on November 23-25, 2005 outside the IFC 2 building, Central next to the Discovery Bay, Lamma and Lantau Island ferries.

Housed entirely within a purpose-built, state-of-the-art marquee that is being shipped especially from Vancouver, visitors to the fair will have the perfect opportunity to make an early start on their Christmas shopping as vendors gather to showcase unique, ‘not-to-found-in-store’ gift ideas and stocking fillers for ‘difficult-to-buy-for’ friends and family.

Weary shoppers will be able to recharge their batteries at the fair’s designated Food Court where they will be able to taste international food and beverage selections, in addition to local culinary specialties.

For younger visitors, the art of letter writing also makes a comeback with the young-at-heart given the chance to write and post a letter to Santa Claus to get their Christmas wish lists in early! Festivities will culminate with the building of a giant Christmas tree, that constructed totally from thousands of canned food items, will be donated to a local charity.

Commenting on the festivities, fair organizer, Mr. Robert Derry of IronMonger Events said, “If you are searching for that special Christmas present for a loved one, a friend or a colleague, the Hong Kong International Christmas Fair is the place to be.

“With more than 100 stalls showcasing a wide variety of novel items including fashion, jewellery, bags, toys, cards, books, handicrafts, leather goods, soft furnishings and kitchenware, it promises the entire family a fun and festive Christmas shopping spree!”

Mr. Derry commented that to embrace the spirit of Christmas, the Hong Kong International Christmas Fair will support Operation Santa Claus, the Christina Nobel Foundation and HOPE for children, amongst other local charities.

He also clarified that the fair is a community event for the general public (as opposed to a trade fair for gift vendors), and as the first event of its kind in Hong Kong, Mr. Derry therefore confirmed that admission would be free.

The Hong Kong International Christmas Fair will be held over three days from November 23-25, 2005, from 11.00a.m. to 8.00p.m., in front of the IFC 2 building on the harbour front, next to the temporary pedestrian crossing on Finance Street.

The fair is being brought to Hong Kong by IronMonger Events, an independent company specializing in large-scale event management productions, including corporate events, sporting tours, trade fairs and other Christmas festivities.

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