1881 Heritage is an outdoor, cultural and shopping landmark in Tsim Sha Tsui that offers visitors a unique experience of looking into Hong Kong's history while being able to enjoy some luxury brand shopping.
We usually save our visits to 1881 Heritage for the Christmas periods and have enjoyed seeing their nice outdoor decorations over the past three seasons. 1881 heritage participates in the annual Hong Kong WinterFest Programme, sponsored by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, and they put up some of the very best decorations in the city each year.
This year the 1881 Heritage Christmas decorations feature the 10 meter high Christmas tree, similar to the past two years. However, there is a giant teddy bear which sits next to the tree that is nice, really makes you wish we had colder 'proper' winter weather during the Christmas season. Several additional bears are located within the 1881 Heritage grounds, which occupy three staged levels. These are easy to find and are worthy of a few pictures. However, it is worth saving some camera battery and memory card space for pictures from the front entrance of 1881 Heritage, near Salisbury Road. Here you find the beautiful, colonial era scene, with the Heritage Hotel serving as a backdrop for the shopping arcade area and the nice Christmas decorations in the foreground.
While we don't normally shop at 1881 Heritage, we do enjoy what they have done with this historic landmark, which served as the Marine Police Headquarters for over 100 years, between 1881 and 1996 and offer recommendation for a quick walk around, especially at night time as they make quite good use of lighting to illuminate the entire building compound and especially during the WinterFest Programme, which generally takes place each year from the third week of November until early January.
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