Press Releases
24 Nov 2016
This Christmas, Discovery Bay is the Place to Blitz Your Senses!
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
The Promenade: A stunning display inspired by the “Jingle Bells” carol at D’Deck’s waterfront promenade with exquisite Christmas bells and flashing lights that stimulate your senses of sight, hearing and touch.
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
DB North Plaza: Created based on the “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” carol by the adornments with colourful lights in addition to the aroma of winter snow from the Christmas trees at DB North Plaza that fills the air with festive winter scents.
 
This Christmas, treat your five senses in Discovery Bay! Themed “Musical Christmas”, Discovery Bay will be loaded with musical delights inspired by all-time favourite Christmas songs that we all love!   
 
This Christmas @ Discovery Bay – Music, Shopping, Dining
We are proud to announce our glamourous Christmas decorations themed with “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”, “Jingle Bells”, and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” are now ready to welcome you! You may join our professional musicians and get hands-on the instruments for an interactive playtime. Not only an A Cappella choir and a LED violin, some musicians will even play on their tablets! Don’t miss the one-of-its-kind Yuletide event – shop for exclusive gifts for your beloved ones at the DB Christmas Sunday Market. And remember to dine at our restaurants serving international cuisine with spectacular sea views, or even reserve a great value holiday accommodation package at Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong. Get everything you need this Christmas for friends and families at Discovery Bay! 
 
See – You will be greeted by two sets of giant decorations upon your arrival in Discovery Bay. Inspired by “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and “Jingle Bells”, impressive lighting effect and displays with shining mirrors will transport you into a magical starry sky.
 
Hear – Take in our unmissable live music spectacles at D’Deck and DB North Plaza - every Saturday and Sunday, 26 November – 25 December & 26 / 27 December – a LED violin solo, an A Cappella choir, and a band of professional musicians will use all array of instruments, even their tablets! Touch, and then get hands-on with the interactive playtime – jamming and caroling along with the D’Deck and DB North Plaza Christmas musical entertainments for the whole family.
 
Smell – And where is Santa Coming to Town?…at DB North Plaza, of course! He’ll light up your day, hold you in a warm embrace of Christmas and you’ll be surrounded by winter snow fragrances..
 
And taste – So far at Discovery Bay, you’ve seen, touched, heard and smelled…only your sense of taste left!  So why not savour a Christmas feast in our international restaurants at D’Deck and DB North Plaza. What’s better than a treat for your beloved partner with fine food in a romantic Yuletide ambience!
 
Your Christmas holiday has started with a blitz on your senses – but, what have we forgotten…of course, shopping! The DB Christmas Sunday Market on 27 November & 11 December is the perfect bazaar with wonderful gifts for your family and friends. Experience a fun-filled European-style market place of over 140 stalls that showcase collections of exclusive presents specially created and selected by local artisans – hand-made accessories, eco-friendly clothing, baby products and much, much more! Indeed, Discovery Bay is definitely the venue for all your Christmas needs.
 
Are you thinking that one day is not enough to see everything? Then why not book a great value holiday package this winter at the Auberge Discovery Bay hotel…ideal for families and couples alike.
 
So, sing, drink and be merry at Discovery Bay this Christmastime!
 
For more information about the Musical Christmas @ Discovery Bay, please visit www.visitdiscoverybay.com, www.facebook.com/VisitDiscoveryBay or email us at explore@visitdbay.com

A) Christmas Programme Overview
 
D’Deck - The Renowned Oceanfront Alfresco Dining Zone
 
1. Discovery Bay Christmas Sunday Market1 – experience the sensational vibrant surroundings of our fun-filled European-style bazaar. With over 140 stalls and a huge collection of exclusive holiday gifts – hand-made accessories, eco-friendly clothing, baby products, home decors, Christmas feasts and much, much more, our amazing Christmas Sunday Market gives you everything and all under one roof!
 
Date: 27 November and 11 December 2016 (Sunday)
Time: 11am to 6pm
Venue: DB Plaza
Fee: Free admission

D’Deck and DB North Plaza
 
2. Interactive Christmas Spectacles – fantastic musical jam sessions with professional musicians. A series of musical shows to delight both young and old! Breathe in the unique atmosphere, listen to the band, get hands on the instruments and enjoy the spirit of Christmas with us.
 
Performance from 26 November to 18 December (Every Saturday and Sunday)
Performance:  A Capella choir
Time & Venue: DB North Plaza 4pm - 4:45pm
D’Deck 5:30pm – 6:15pm
 
Performance from 24 to 27 December 
Performance:  A Capella choir, LED violin, Tablet band 
Time & Venue: DB North Plaza 4pm - 6:15pm
D’Deck 5:30pm – 7:15pm
Fee: Free admission

DB North Plaza
 
3. Christmas Horse-drawn Carriage Ride2 - Drawn by two European thoroughbreds, a ride on the beautiful carriage offers an unforgettably festive and romantic getaway experience for couples and families. With fascinating scenery en route, including panoramic sea views and European-style architecture, visitors feel like being in a quaint town in Europe.
 
Date: Christmas Horse-drawn Carriage Ride: 24 - 27 December 2016
           (Normal Horse-drawn Carriage Ride: available daily)
Opening Time: 10am - 12noon & 2pm - 6pm
Duration: Around 10 minutes per ride
Ticketing Point: Activity Centre of Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong
Fee: HK$300 per ride

B) Christmas Decorations (From 19 November 2016 till 2 January 2017)
 
D’Deck: “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” giant ornament installation at D’Deck, featuring a glitzy art display with reflective mirrors and twinkling lights inside that creates the mesmerising visual effect of a starry sky.

The Promenade: A stunning display inspired by the “Jingle Bells” carol at D’Deck’s waterfront promenade with exquisite Christmas bells and flashing lights that stimulate your senses of sight, hearing and touch.

DB North Plaza: Created based on the “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” carol by the adornments with colourful lights in addition to the aroma of winter snow from the Christmas trees at DB North Plaza that fills the air with festive winter scents. 
 
C) Christmas Feast at D’Deck and DB North Plaza
 
D) Christmas Offers from Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong
 
The Christmas Staycation Package (for two persons), priced from HK$2,288* up, is available from 23 to 27 December 2016 and from 30 December 2016 to 1 January 2017.  The package includes a one-night stay in a Mountain View Room, breakfast buffet and festive dinner buffet. Bring your kid (aged 3-11) along for an additional HK$350* up to enjoy this package as well as a special Christmas gift. Parents can keep the little ones busy with festive-themed gingerbread man making class, short & sweet horse-drawn carriage ride and arts & crafts classes.

The Romantic Christmas Package (for two persons), priced from HK$2,788* up, is available on 24 and 25 December 2016. The package includes a one-night stay in a Mountain View room, breakfast buffet and five-course Christmas dinner. While this package is ideal for couples who opt for a romantic getaway this Christmas, for an additional HK$610* up, you can bring your kid as well for a “Family Winter Staycation”! 
The above packages are subject to room availability and 10% service charge. All hotel offers are subject to the terms and conditions. For details, please contact our reservations department at reservations@aubergediscoverybay.com or at 2295 8355. 
 
E) Transportation Tips
1. Enjoy ‘Dine ’N Ride’ free ferry ride by D’Deck 
Remember to complete your romantic journey at Discovery Bay with our D’Deck “Dine ’N Ride” free ferry ride! Simply spend HK$120 or more at any of the 13 designated D'Deck restaurants3 and present your on-day transaction receipt at the “D’Deck Free Ferry Service Counter” to redeem a free ferry ride back to Central4!
 
2. Free Express Shuttle Bus and Bus Interchange Discount at DB North Plaza 
DB North Plaza offers Free Express Shuttle Bus5 from DB Bus Terminus to DB North Plaza and Bus Interchange Discount6 when departing from DB North Plaza to Sunny Bay, DB Bus Terminus or Discovery Bay Pier.

F) About D’Deck, the Renowned Oceanfront Alfresco Dining Zone at Discovery Bay, Hong Kong 
 
Situated next to Discovery Bay Pier, D’Deck is Hong Kong’s renowned oceanfront alfresco dining destination with numerous thematic restaurants along the promenade beside Tai Pak Beach. With spectacular 180° sea view and nightly Disney fireworks, D’Deck offers a wide selection of international cuisine at First Korean Restaurant (Korean), Kiraku Tei Japanese Restaurant (Japanese) and Koh Tomyums (Thai) for Asian cuisine; Solera (Spanish), Café Duvet (European Bar), Figos (Casual Western) and McSorley’s Ale House (Irish Pub & Indian) and Pascucci (Italian) for European tastes; and Coyote Mexican Cantina (Mexican) and Hemingway’s by the Bay (Caribbean) for a flavour of Central America. Other specialty restaurants include 22° North boasting a large selection of classic French recipes; Ebeneezer's Kebabs & Pizzeria as the best place to eat a Kebab, and last but not least ZAKS, which serves international cuisine with alfresco seating area of 5,000 sq. ft. in resort style. D’Deck is easily accessible, just 25 minutes away from Central by ferry or 15-20 minutes away from Tung Chung or Sunny Bay MTR Stations by bus.
 
Simply spend HK$120 or more at any of the 13 designated D'Deck restaurants3 and present your on-day transaction receipt at the “D’Deck Free Ferry Service Counter” to redeem a free ferry ride back to Central4!

G) About DB North Plaza
DB North Plaza spreads over 186,000 sq. ft. at the Yi Pak Bay area. It serves as the second social hub for Discovery Bay residents and visitors with its two shopping arcades, two office buildings and an open piazza. DB North Plaza is adjacent to Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong, the deluxe resort hotel which opened in Spring 2013. This seaside mall not only offers Discovery Bay residents, hotel guests and visitors from neighbouring districts with great selection of shopping and dining establishments, but also convenient and free transportation connections for shoppers, such as the Free Express Shuttle Buses plying between DB North Plaza and DB Plaza near the Discovery Bay Pier. Urban and Lantau taxis can now reach Yi Pak (DB North) area directly through Discovery Bay Tunnel to pick up and drop off at designated points.
 
Notes
1 Discovery Bay Christmas Sunday Market is organised by Handmade Hong Kong. Admission is free.
 
2 Tickets for the “Christmas Horse-drawn Carriage Ride” are available at the Activity Centre of Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong. Each ride will last about 10 minutes and a maximum of 4 people are allowed in one carriage per ride. For details, please call (852) 2295 8355. 
 
3 The 13 designated D’Deck restaurants are 22° North, Café Duvet, Coyote Mexican Cantina, Ebeneezer's, Figos, First Korean Restaurant, Hemingway’s by the Bay, Kiraku Tei Japanese Restaurant, Koh Tomyums, McSorley’s Ale House, Pascucci, Solera and ZAKS. 
 
4 The D’Deck “Dine ’N Ride” free ferry ride is valid for dinner consumption (6pm -11:45pm) from Monday to Friday, and lunch/dinner consumption (12 noon – 11:45pm) on Saturday/Sunday/public holiday. The free ferry ride is only valid on the same day of the transaction from 7:30pm-12:00am (Monday-Friday) and 1:00pm-12:00am (Saturday/Sunday/public holiday). “D’Deck Free Ferry Service Counter” is located near the escalator close to the bus terminus at DB Plaza.
 
5 Free Express Shuttle Bus is available every half hour from 11am to 10pm from DB Bus Terminus to DB North Plaza, and from 11:15am to 10:15pm from DB North Plaza to DB Bus Terminus, with a journey time of around 8 minutes.
 
6 All visitors to DB North Plaza can enjoy Bus Interchange Discount. Simply tap an Octopus Card against the “Fare Save Station” next to Wellcome Supermarket and use the same Octopus Card to travel on any buses leaving DB North Plaza within 45 minutes to enjoy a $4 discount for the bus ride.
 
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