Swedish Winter @TST

Swedish culture

Swedish culture

Swedish Winter @TST

Celebrate Swedish Winter at Tsim Sha Tsui. Meet Santa Claus, drink Glögg and eat gingerbread cookies, let your children take part in book reading sessions where they will listen to Swedish books like Pippi Longstocking etc.

Activities @TST

Meet & Greet with Santa Claus

All the way from Sweden the real Santa Claus is coming with his helper. Come by and meet him and take a photo. The first 100 children who visit him will also get a Christmas gift.

Santa is the wise and kind leader of the fairy tale world. He works for all children to find their own Tomtekraft (Santa power). With the help of Tomtekraft you can do everything from defeating trolls to doing good things for nature, animals and each other.

Read more about the Swedish Santa and Tomteland (Santa World) here

Every day between 11 AM – 5 PM

Reading Corner

In collaboration with Bring Me A Book, we offer children books readings in English and Cantonese. It will be a variety of books, among others about the Swedish boy Alfie Atkins. These will be read by relatives to the author, Gunilla Bergström.

The reading will take place in the Cultural Centre by TST.

Every day between 11 AM – 5 PM

English:          3pm,  4pm
Cantonese:    3.30pm, 4.30pm
English:          11.30am, 1pm, 3pm, 4 pm
Cantonese:    12.30pm, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm
English:          12.00 nn, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm
Cantonese:    12.30pm, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm

Creative Corner

Visit our Creative Corner where all children are welcome to participate in ornament making and gift wrapping. This is a very popular Swedish tradition.

We will, together with KikkiK offer a workshop around DIY and paper crafting with a Christmas theme. Participants will make this gorgeous Rosette below which makes a lovely gift box topper.

Every day between 11 AM – 5 PM

Lucia Celebration at TST

Enjoy the Swedish Lucia tradition at Tsim Sha Tsui, and listen to the Swedish lucia songs.

Performances Saturday at 12 noon & 2 pm

Food & Drink

Try Swedish Glögg and Gingerbread cookies – a must for each Swede during Christmas time. Will be available for purchase during the whole period.

Provided in collaboration with Pear & Carrot.

Every day between 11 AM – 5 PM (at least)

Magic with Charlie Caper

Street performances with the Swedish magician Charlie Caper. Charlie will visit TST during Saturday and Sunday. You will be totally amazed by his tricks.

Read more about Charlie Caper on his own website. Click here

Performances: Saturday & Sunday 12 noon – 5pm

Dance a book performance

Dance a Book  is a method in which dance and music would stimulate reading and language learning for children, as well as personal creativity. 

Choreographer Sophia Färlin-Månsson will have three performances where children can experience this unique concept.  Read more about the concept here

Sunday performances at 1 pm, 2.30 pm and 4 pm.

Limited amount of tickets – pre-registration needed.

For registrered guests, please come to meeting point at the Welcome booth, near the statue, at Cultural Centre Piazza


In collaboration with the Swedish Institute, the exhibition called “A Tribute to Children’s Literature” will be displayed in the Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui, where we will also have a variety of fun and educational activities for children. Produced by the Swedish Academy for Children’s Books, it features the reasons of reading and illustrations by Swedish illustrators of children’s books.

The exhibition features 17 sentences or quotes comprising a tribute to what children’s books contribute to our daily lives from childhood onwards. 17 leading Swedish children’s book illustrators have agreed to take part by each associating one of their illustrations with one of the sentences.

On display in the lobby of the Cultural Centre.

Every day between 11 AM – 5 PM

Illustration by Sara Gimbergsson

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