The 2017 AIA Great European Carnival is back in town again. The Hong Kong’s European style carnival will last for 3 months. You can enjoy this Hong Kong’s most popular events from December 16, 2016 till February 12, 2017.
The event is held in its third year. It seems that last year’s event was a full success. Roughly 1, 000,000 visitors enjoyed the 70 different types of rides, games and food booths. Most of the rides are directly shipped from Europe (Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Holland or Belgium). Many of them are shown outside of Europe for the first time.
Rides and Games
This year, the carnival steps up more games, bigger rides, and newer attractions. The event returns with over 1,000,000 toys including favourite characters from Marvel, Sesame Street, Minions, Super Mario as well as Trolls from the latest Dreamworks movie. The carnival will be a mixture of fun rides, games, entertainment program, magical lanterns, digital experiences (not only with e-tokens and RFID cards), live performances on stage and plenty of Asian and European food delights. Popular rides include the Apple Coaster, Booster Maxx ride, Dodgems, Gallopers, Mach 5 and Helter Skelter. New rides are opened weekly. In addition, there will be street artists and performers, 3D trick art and plenty of selfie opportunities with pirates, vikings and wild animals.
Carnival GTI Karaoke
If that is not enough: this year’s carnival offers the Carnival GTI Karaoke. Participants of this special event have the opportunity to win a brand-new Volkswagen Golf GTI. Are you ready for the performance of your life?
So are you ready for some fun and the carnival like atmosphere? Interested in thrilling rides, crazy performers and entertainers, exciting games? Wanna try some delicious food from around the world? There will be a Bavarian beer garden, Chinese delights, British styled hamburgers and hot dogs, waffles, crepes, churros. Oh, don’t forget carnival all-time favorite candy, popcorn, lollipops and candy floss.
How much are the entrance tickets and where to purchase the tickets ?
Ticket prices remain unchanged from last year’s event. Adult Tickets are priced at HK$ 125 (including 10 tokens). Children (aged 3 – 11), seniors (aged 65+) and disabled can purchase discounted tickets for HK$ 90 (including 7 tokens).
Tickets can be purchase online at http://www.tgec.asia/carnival/ticketing/.
Secret Tips for you
“Please pay attention that similar to Hong Kong Disneyland, consumption of food or drink purchased outside the carnival is prohibited.”
“If you would like to watch the show, you can check out their Facebook for everyday’s stage schedule.”
“To celebrate the new year, the opening hour on December 31, 2016 will extend to 1:00am of January 1st, 2017.”
Plan to Stay: A full day
More Info and Details
December 16, 2016 – February 12, 2017
11:00 am – 11:00pm (3:00pm – 11:00 pm on Opening Day)
The New Central Harbourfront just next to Hong Kong Observation Wheel
HK$ 125 (Adults) / HK$ 90 (Children, Seniors and Disabled)
How to Get to Hong Kong AIA Great European Carnival ?
By Subway: One option is to take MTR to Central Station.
By Star Ferry: Or to take Star Ferry to Central Star Ferry Pier.