LittleSteps HongKong Article Feed LittleSteps HongKong http://wew.littlestepsasia.com Old Mans Canggu Market <br /> <br /> <p>Music, shopping, and produce...need we say more? &nbsp;Join for a family fun fest in Canggu on Saturday where you will find load of organic vegetables, artworks, vintage clothing and more! &nbsp;Santa will be there too!</p> http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/bali/events/old-mans-canggu-market Paternity Leave in HK <br /> <br /> <p>This just in...the Hong Kong Government has announced the introduction of statutory paternity leave. Effective March 2015, employees will be entitled to three days of paternity leave at 80% of their average daily wages. These three days may be taken consecutively or separately at any time from four weeks prior to the expected delivery date, to up to 10 weeks after the birth.</p> <p><em><span style=>Note: Hong Kong's civil servants have been entitled to five days of paternity leave at full pay since 2012.</span></em></p> http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/events/paternity-leave-hk Christmas Day <br /> <br /> <p>Canggu Club invites you to their amazing Christmas Celebration! Includes a lunch buffet, entry to Splash Water Park, and a visit from Santa! Supports the Jodie O'Shea Orphanage.</p> http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/bali/events/christmas-day Snowy Christmas Celebration <br /> <br /> <p>Join the fab festivities at Universal Studios! Singapore's biggest snowy Christmas celebration includes Christmas fireworks, a dancing light show, snowfall zones, a Sesame Street Saves Christmas show, an Elf & Candy Cane Character Meet & Greet, an more!</p> http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/events/snowy-christmas-celebration Casting Call: The Sound of Music <br /> <br /> <p>Calling all budding actors and acrtesses, aged 6 - 15 for Von Trapp children auditions! "The Sound of Music" is gearing up for its Hong Kong tour, and is looking for young talent. Submit an online registration on<a href="http://www.hkyaf.com/applications/68" target="_blank"> this link</a>, and attend one of pre-audition registration sessions on Jan 10 from 10am to 2pm or Jan 12 from 4pm to 8pm.</p> http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/events/casting-call-sound-music Glow in the Park <br /> <br /> <p>Celebrate New Year's at JungleLand with this fantastic line-up!</p> <p>o Anji Live in Concert<br /> o DJ Performance ( Dream House Devil )<br /> o Laser Dance<br /> o Laser Show<br /> o Cosplay Party<br /> o Santa Claus<br /> o Percussion<br /> o Stick Light<br /> o Honey Star<br /> o Fireworks</p> http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/jakarta/events/glow-park Magical Christmas & New Year&#039;s <br /> <br /> <p>Bengawan Restaurant at Keraton Hotel at The Plaza offers special holiday menus, accompanied by live entertainment for Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Day Brunch, followed by Christmas Afternoon Tea at Keraton Lounge. For the New Year's celebration, enjoy mouth-watering Mexican, Indonesian, and International delicacies on the last day of 2014 as well as welcoming the first day of 2015.</p> http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/jakarta/events/magical-christmas-new-years Zoom Park Opens! Huge Indoor Trampoline Park <br /> <a href="/singapore/articles/play/zoom-park-opens" class="imagecache imagecache-article_node_image imagecache-linked imagecache-article_node_image_linked"><img src="http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_node_image/article/hero/Zoom.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-article_node_image" width="515" height="250" /></a> <br /> <p>If your kids have loads of energy to burn, then <a href="http://zoomparkasia.com/singapore/" target="_blank">Zoom Park </a>should be right up your alley.A welcome alternative to traditional indoor playrooms, Singapore’s newest indoor trampoline park offers more than just trampolining!</p> <p>With 2 dodgeball courts, a 4-lane foam pit, a fidget ladder and a rock-climbing wall amongst other things, Zoom Park is a perfect place to go for some high-energy play. It also caters to people of all ages hosting a teen night with disco balls and music as well as <a href="http://zoomparkasia.com/singapore/zoom-kids/" target="_blank">kids hour </a>where only kids 5 and under are allowed in.</p> <p>Get ready to jump, jump, jump!</p> http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/articles/play/zoom-park-opens Flea For Good <br /> <br /> <p>Shop with a heart at Flea for Good! Browse bargain items and handicrafts, and lots of cute gifts for your kiddos! A portion of proceeds collected from booth rentals will be donated to the Singapore Children’s Society for their work with needy children and disadvantaged families.</p> <p>December 27-28, 2014 - Last one of the year!<br /> January 17-18, 2015<br /> February 7-8, 2015<br /> March 7-8, 2015<br /> April 18-19, 2015<br /> May 30-31, 2015<br /> June 27-28, 2015</p> http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/events/flea-good-0 A Royal Karangasem Megibung <br /> <br /> <p>Alila Manggis invites your for a Balinese-style Christmas like true Karangasem royalty. Experience a procession like none other, beginning with a unique Legong dance performance!</p> http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/bali/events/royal-karangasem-megibung Christmas Meals <br /> <br /> <p>At Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta for the holidays, choose from international classics at Satoo for Christmas Day Brunch, Italian yuletide joy for buffet brunch at Rosso, Christmas Teppanyaki Set Menu for brunch at Nishimura, or Cantonese style festive brunch at Shang Palace. Don't forget to bring home a hamper with 3D Christmas cakes!</p> http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/jakarta/events/christmas-meals Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Perk Stay Longer For Less <br /> <a href="/all-cities/articles/perks/westin-resort-nusa-dua-bali-perk" class="imagecache imagecache-article_node_image imagecache-linked imagecache-article_node_image_linked"><img src="http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_node_image/article/hero/westin-perk-resized.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-article_node_image" width="515" height="250" /></a> <br /> <p>The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali is gearing up for the summer season with an extensive choice of special offers. The resort invites parents and children to reconnect with a fun-filled Family Package that everyone will enjoy. Westin Kids Club will keep toddlers, children and teens entertained with a daily schedule of age-appropriate activities. Be sure your little ones check out their new kids spa! A generous 20% discount on all Food & Beverage services for accompanying youngsters is also an added benefit. &nbsp;</p> <p>We invite you to elevate a short break and extend the experience. Linger longer in the lap of luxury and save big with our 'Stay Longer For Less' special offer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/rates/calendar.html?&propertyId=35&rp=PC:Z4R,PC:Z5R,PC:Z6R,,,&ES=SM_LITTLESTEPS_35_OFFER_EN_WI_Z345R_AP" target="_blank">Great discounts and free nights are yours when you stay longer.&nbsp;</a></p> http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/all-cities/articles/perks/westin-resort-nusa-dua-bali-perk Lego Build the Hope <br /> <br /> <p>This expansive Lego play area will keep your little ones creatively occupied during this year end holiday. Check out the line up of great activities: </p> <p>* Lego Parent & Child Building Competition (Dec 28 & Jan 4)<br /> *Christmas with Emmet & Lucy (Dec 24 & 25)<br /> * Lego Photo Contest (until Jan 4)</p> <p>Make sure you support the cause by dropping off your preloved toys and books, or by making a donation with every purchase of a Lego Santa Mini Figure. All proceeds will go to Habitat For Humanity Indonesia.</p> http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/jakarta/events/lego-build-hope Balloon Runway <br /> <br /> <p>The incredible Balloon Runway 2015 will present you unique, whimsical, bright, and colourful outfits made from, you guessed it, balloons! 15 local designers will sculpt up amazing wearable outfits using just balloons, including another six more pieces of children's wear specially created for the Runway.</p> http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/events/balloon-runway Year Of The Horse for Kids <br /> <br /> <p>Let's welcome the year of horse with a special encounter with this fascinating animal! Kids aged 2 - 6 can learn how to care for horses, and then make an artistic sketching inspire by their life.</p> http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/events/year-horse-kids 24-Hour Gym Opens <br /> <br /> <p>Tired of working out your schedule just to work out? utime Fitness Studio offers an exercise gym located in Happy Valley and open 24/7, 7 days a week, and 52 weeks a year! With 3,300sq-ft of space, A-class technology, and a very flexible schedule (!), it's perfect for busy moms and dads!</p> http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/events/24-hour-gym-opens PEKIP Perk! Join New Term in 2015 <br /> <a href="/hong-kong/articles/perks/pekip-perk" class="imagecache imagecache-article_node_image imagecache-linked imagecache-article_node_image_linked"><img src="http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_node_image/article/hero/Pekip_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-article_node_image" width="515" height="250" /></a> <br /> <p>Happy and healthy babies is what it's all about! PEKiP continues to be one of<a href="http://www.pekip.com.hk/index.html" target="_blank"> Hong Kong's favorite programs</a> for caregivers, mums, and babes to meet, greet, learn, and stimulate their little bambinos. Under guidance from PEKiP's caring instructors, this super popular group of mums and caregivers meet regularly with their babies for interaction, support and fun. The PEKiP program is made up of plays, exercises and massages for babies to stimulate the development of their psychomotor skills, involving parents in order to establish a healthy and intimate parent - child bond. Even the smallest ones need to socialize right!</p> <p><strong>Go on now... Good news! Babies born in September or October can register for the new term starting January 10th, 2015 and receive HK$350 off the total of the course</strong>. <em>No makeup classes available for this perk.</em></p> <p>Register <a href="http://www.pekip.com.hk/schedule.php" target="_blank">online here</a>.</p> <p><strong>The most appropriate program for your baby's first year of life</strong>.</p> http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/perks/pekip-perk Appy Travels Kids&#039; Apps For Travel <br /> <a href="/all-cities/articles/travel/appy-travels" class="imagecache imagecache-article_node_image imagecache-linked imagecache-article_node_image_linked"><img src="http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_node_image/article/hero/Travel-Apps-For-Kids.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-article_node_image" width="515" height="250" /></a> <br /> <p>Appy time is happy time when it comes to traveling with kids. Hit the roads and soar the skies with <a href="http://www.littlestepsasia.com/all-cities/articles/travel/appy-travels" target="_blank">fully loaded iGadgets</a>. From baby's first app to Garage Band for big kids, there is an app for everyone. <a href="http://www.littlestepsasia.com/all-cities/articles/travel/appy-travels" target="_blank"> Let the downloading begin</a>!</p> http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/all-cities/articles/travel/appy-travels The Swiss Chalet Fondue With Kids <br /> <a href="/hong-kong/articles/play/swiss-chalet" class="imagecache imagecache-article_node_image imagecache-linked imagecache-article_node_image_linked"><img src="http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_node_image/article/hero/Swiss-Chalet.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-article_node_image" width="515" height="250" /></a> <br /> <p>More cheese please! Chilly days call for oozy, melting cheese, right? We think so!&nbsp;<span>Based in East Tsim Sha Tsui (around the corner from the History Museum / Science Museum), lies a Swiss haven for all things cheese oriented.</span></p> <p>Prepare to dip your way into one of their famous fondues while enjoying the alpine atmosphere at <a href="https://plus.google.com/109341214704005787557/about?gl=us&hl=en" target="_blank">The Swiss Chalet</a>. The original fondues are layered with wine, but they will make a special kiddy-friendly version on request. Dip, bite, and enjoy...go on now!</p> http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/swiss-chalet Gifts For Home In SG Creative Finds By Little Steps <br /> <a href="/singapore/articles/shop/gifts-home-sg" class="imagecache imagecache-article_node_image imagecache-linked imagecache-article_node_image_linked"><img src="http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_node_image/article/hero/home_sg.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-article_node_image" width="515" height="250" /></a> <br /> <p>Little Steps' gift series is pack-full with recommendations for the best pressies for boys, girls, home, mom, and dad! Each week leading up to the holidays, Little Steps will release inspiration for unique, chic, groovy, and must-have finds for the whole family. Now, check out our top picks for sprucing up your home sweet home! Shop on...</p> <p><em>Still searching for others?&nbsp;<span><a href="http://www.littlestepsasia.com/all-cities/articles/shop/best-gifts-family" target="_blank">Click here for our holiday gift guides for the family!</a></span></em></p> http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/articles/shop/gifts-home-sg Mall Holiday Happenings <br /> <br /> <p>Little Steps has the rundown on all the mall happenings in Hong Kong! Shop, check out the kid-friendly workshops and holiday decorations, and say hello to Santa!</p> <p>1. <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong>Harbour City</strong></em></span><br />WHAT: Bring your train-loving kids to TST's Christmas Train Station for a treat on wheels (bright and shiny ones)!<br />WHEN: Now - January 4, 2015.<br />WHERE: <a href="http://www.littlestepsasia.com/events/christmas-celebrations-harbour-city" target="_blank">Click here for details.</a></p> <p>2. <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong>Lee Gardens</strong></em></span><br />WHAT: Sneaking into giant snow globes, grabbing hold of large baubles out of bauble trees and more!<br />WHEN: Now - January 4, 2015.<br />WHERE: <a href="http://www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/events/xmas-baubles-trees" target="_blank">Click here for details.</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>3. <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong>Island Resort, Avon, and Regentville Malls</strong></em></span><br />WHAT: Besides large-scale Thomas & Friends themed decorations, there will be stories narrated by professional storytellers, painting workshops and a Thomas & Friends playground. Father Christmas is also making a visit!<br />WHEN: Now - January 4, 2015.<br />WHERE: <a href="http://www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/events/thomas-friends-christmas" target="_blank">Click here for details.&nbsp;</a></p> <p>4. <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong>Olympian City</strong></em></span><br />WHAT: Christmas market with toys, home decor and more from the folks behind Island East Markets at PMQ Night Market.<br />WHEN: December 20-21, 24-25, 2014.<br />WHERE: <a href="http://www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/events/christmas-olympian-city" target="_blank">Click here for details.</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>5. <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong>IFC Mall</strong></em></span><br />WHAT: Explore the two-story snow globe in the middle of the mall. A kid-hit for sure!<br />WHEN: Ongoing throughout the holidays. It's free!<br />WHERE: Head to the center of the mall (by escalators). <a href="http://ifc.com.hk/" target="_blank">Click here for details.</a></p> <p>6. <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong>Elements</strong></em></span><br />WHAT: Join for a journey into Christmas with trains, a mini-village, a 9-meter high Christmas tree, and performances. Pair it up with a bit of ice skating, and your day is sorted.<br />WHEN: Daily from 10am-10pm through January 2, 2015.<br />WHERE: <a href="http://www.elementshk.com/eng/elements/promotions/detail?id=150" target="_blank">Click here for details.</a></p> <p>7. <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong>Festival Walk</strong></em></span><br />WHAT: There are lots of festive treats at Festival Walk this year including the Sparkling Santa Parade! Santa will be in his grotto daily, waiting to meet the kids as well, so be sure to say hello and snap a pic.<br />WHEN: Parade is on December 20th - 26, 2014 at 7:30pm.<br />WHERE: <a href="http://www.festivalwalk.com.hk/en/whats-hot/event.php?id=395" target="_blank">Click here for more details.</a></p> <p>8. <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong>Pacific Place</strong></em></span><strong><br /></strong>WHAT: Meet Santa or enjoy one of the many festive international performances.<br />WHEN: Ongoing through December 25, 2014.<br />WHERE: <a href="http://www.pacificplace.com.hk/en/happenings/Christmas%202014_Performance. Click here for other happenings! http://www.pacificplace.com.hk/en/happenings/Christmas%202014_Decoration" target="_blank">Click here for performance schedule.</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>9. <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> <em><strong>Landmark</strong></em></span><br /></strong>WHAT: Bouncy hot air balloons fill the sky, and a mini village keeps little eyes entertained in the main atrium.<br />WHEN: Ongoing through December 2014.<br />WHERE: <a href="http://www.landmark.hk/english/whatson/happenings/LANDMARK_Happenings.aspx" target="_blank">Click here for more details.&nbsp;</a></p> <p>10. <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> <em><strong>City Plaza</strong></em></span><br /></strong>WHAT: Lots of Christmas performances and decorations for the kidlings.<br />WHEN: Ongoing through December 2014.<br />WHERE: <a href="http://www.landmark.hk/english/whatson/happenings/LANDMARK_Happenings.aspx" target="_blank">Click here for more details.&nbsp;</a></p> <p>11. <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> <em><strong>K11</strong></em></span><br /></strong>WHAT: Explore the Christmas Dreamland showcasing the HKDI young talents’ new perspectives of our world.<br />WHEN: Ongoing through January 5, 2015.<br />WHERE: <a href="http://hk.k11.com/en/Today-in-K11/News-Event/Art-Events/Christmas-Dreamland.aspx" target="_blank">Click here for details.</a> &nbsp;</p> http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/events/mall-holiday-happenings Sentosa PLAYcation 2014 <br /> <br /> <p>Come along for beachside fun-filled activities for families at Sentosa PLAYcation! Let the kiddos explore giant fluffy inflatables, plus the whole family will enjoy the spectacular Symphony of Lights show, the Christmas concert, and the Weekend Food Street and Flea Market.</p> http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/events/sentosa-playcation-2014 Family Christmas Highlights <br /> <br /> <p>The Westin Resort invites you for a traditional season's greeting celebration feast at Prego. Enjoy a family-themed buffet and unlimited fun programs for kids, including a visit from Santa.</p> http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/bali/events/family-christmas-highlights Golden Christmas & Carnival New Year <br /> <br /> <p>Celebrate the holidays with a grand feast at Signature Restaurant, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski. Enjoy the best of international and local foods for either eve dinner or brunch. Or go Italian at Casa d'Oro, or German at Paulaner Brauhaus. Wherever you end up, make sure you get those scrumptious hampers of Christmas classics at Kempi Deli and a crafted log cake from Sweet Boutique.</p> <p>And for New Year's, there will be a carnival countdown party at Bali Room with dazzling performances from magician, marching band, band, jugglers, clown, balloon artist, carnival food stalls, and more.</p> http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/jakarta/events/golden-christmas-carnival-new-year Clay Workshop for Kids <br /> <br /> <p>Let the tots explore imaginative artwork through clay. Join this 5-day program for kids aged 2 - 5 (pre-school, Rp 990,000) and 6 - 12 (primary, Rp 1,150,000) which includes the clay materials, take home artwork, and a certificate!</p> http://wew.littlestepsasia.com/jakarta/events/clay-workshop-kids