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Monday, December 23, 2019

Harbour City and Anne Galante revs up the interactive Sweet Forest

12/23/2019 02:55:56 AM

Christmas in Hong Kong is set to be special this year when Harbour City transformed itself into a Sweet Forest, permeating love and warmth, plus the interactive art installations made by Brazilian artist Anne Galante.

Here's what tourists and loved ones may expect.

Sweet Blessings Sprung from Sweet Forest

Upon arrival at the entrance at Ocean Terminal Forecourt, people will be greeted by two adorable marshmallow deer. Beneath the giant window lies a surreal-vibe of Sweet Forest that has a dozen Christmas trees colored in three colors (pink, coral and lake blue), which assemble to a group of cotton candies, spreading sweetness all around. At the center of the Forest, two icing cookie snowman is melting into a field of snow, inviting everyone like you for a hug before it’s too late. Along the trees are several Christmas Crystal Ball Jukeboxes and Capsule Candy Machines; once activated by a token, the gingerbread men and marshmallow snowman in the jukeboxes dance romantically together to the Christmas songs, cheering you up. Sweet blessings will also come out from the Capsule Candy Machines. If you recycle a capsule on-site, a Sweet Luck Forecaster will bring you a lucky word of the day, making this Christmas even sweeter.

Aside from the Sweet Forest, everyone will discover the first-ever Marshmallow House in Hong Kong, which measures wide as 4 meters and as long as 6 meters. You and your beloved ones can lie down in a sea of over 3000 pieces of marshmallow. Made up of LED screens, the walls display festive animations and music, creating a joyful space that makes you want to stay forever.

Sweet Forest and Marshmallow House - Details

Sweet Forest
Marshmallow House
From now to 5 Jan 2020
11am – 7pm
Ocean Terminal Forecourt
How to Participate
Free Admission
On-site donation* of HK$50 for 6 tokens, or donation* of HK$20 for 2 tokens at the ticket booth at the entrance of Ocean Terminal Forecourt
Each person will be entitled to 10mins in the Marshmallow House by on-site donation* of HK$50 and redemption of Entry Wristband at Redemption The counter at 3/F, Ocean Terminal (near Shop OT 313)

*All proceeds will be donated to Hong Kong Blood Cancer Foundation
Remarks: Participants must wear socks only to enter the House and limited quota applies to each session.
Toddlers shorter than 1.2m must be accompanied by an adult.

All You Knit Is Love Art Installations
Meanwhile, the Forest extends inside Harbour City with “All You Knit Is Love” interactive art installations knitted by Anne Galante. Famous for her unique oversized creations, the overseas-debuting Anne has knitted a garden and playground by hands on-site, with the help of a group of local arts and fashion students. Come and indulge in an unimagined wave of warmth.

The known Brazilian artists have also brought a playground of over 700 sq. ft. to the Atrium of Ocean Terminal by knitting a pool of “yarns” on a plush lawn. Kids can get on the train together with adorably dressed animals and elves to the playground and slide into a soft, comfortable sea of “yarn balls”, therefore enjoying a taste of a warm, vibrant winter. But that's not all as there are 30 trees of ever-changing colors and patterns along the Gateway Corridor, reminding you of the natural beauty of the Brazilian rainforest. Among them, many have already been taken by various supporters with donations to HKBCF.

Details of “All You Knit Is Love” Garden & Playground

From now – 1 Jan 2020
11am – 7pm
Atrium II, Gateway Arcade
Atrium, G/F, Ocean Terminal
Entry (Knitted Area)
On-site donation* of HK$20
On-site donation* of HK$40
Time for Each Session
Around 10 mins
Around 15 mins

Besides making memorable moments in these places, Harbour City has partnered with Anne to create an “All You Knit Is Love” Tote Bag for charity sale. The grass green color design gives you a vibe of nature, the element of knitting is perfectly incorporated in the tote bag with a print pattern of this artists' knitting as a touch. Cut with a great capacity, it is lightweight to the point that it can be folded for easy storage. Stylish and practical, it is suitable for everyone!

For more information, contact Harbour City via its Customer Enquiry lines of (852) 2118 8666 and

Author: slickmaster | © 2019 The SlickMaster's Files

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