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Ocean Park Launches Christmas Musical and Doraemon Themed Culinary Delights to Celebrate Festive Season

2014-11-17

Ocean Park invites family and friends to enjoy the popular theme park’s Christmas Sensation from 13 December 2014 to 4 January 2015, which features beloved Christmas-themed attractions, and a delectable family-friendly menu inspired by classic Christmas songs, featuring sustainable ingredients.  Apart from the lead attraction, “Ocean of Light”, Hong Kong’s largest indoor Christmas lighting spectacle, Christmas Sensation will present an adorable Doraemon-themed festive menu.

Tuxedos Restaurant, Ocean Park’s exceptional low-carbon dining venue will be introducing “The Christmas Musical” set menu (HK$338 per person plus 10 % service charge), which features festive, sustainable dishes that can be enjoyed by diners of all ages. Adults may choose to indulge in a 4-course menu which starts with “Jingle Bells”, a sustainable Crab Meat Salad with Peach and Smoked Salmon with Pomegranate, followed by “Oh Christmas Tree”, a Cream of Green Peas Soup with Scallop.

For the main course, diners are treated to a dish named “All I Want for Christmas is You”, a Traditional Roasted U.S. Turkey and Bone Ham complemented by red wine sauce, mashed potatoes, and seasonal greens which evoke the joys of a classic Christmas meal.  The festive feast ends with “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”, a Dessert Platter, comprised of familiar Christmas characters that bring out the child in each adult diner.

A complimentary Special Christmas Drink (HK$58 plus 10 % service charge) served in a cute champagne flute comes with the celebratory meal.  Diners will also be treated to a unique experience of dining with over 70 penguins playfully swimming and frolicking in the water and on ice.

A 3-course menu cutely named “Sparkling Stars” (HK$188 plus 10 % service charge) designed to treat young guests is also available at Tuxedos Restaurant.  Buttered Sweet Corn in a Cup starts the meal off, while the ever-popular Spaghetti with Shredded Turkey in Tomato Marinara Sauce and French Fries steal the spotlight as the main course.  A dessert of Chocolate Brownie and Mini Ice Cream Cup ends the feast, a guaranteed hit with children of all ages.

At Neptune’s Restaurant, guests can participate in Doraemon’s Christmas party by indulging into the Doraemon Christmas Set Menu (HK$398 plus 10 % service charge).  The party menu starts off with the Christmas-tree décor inspired appetizer, Crab Meat Salad with Peach and Smoked Salmon, followed by a Cream of Green Peas Soup with Scallops. For the main course, guests can choose between the Broiled U.S. Angus Beef Tenderloin with thick cut chips, ratatouille, and red wine sauce, or Traditional Roasted U.S. Turkey and Bone Ham, served with mashed potatoes, seasonal greens, and red wine sauce, both decorated with the smiling face of Doraemon or his sister, Dorami.  A Hot Melting Chocolate Pudding with a Doraemon cookie and an edible Christmas snowman ends the meal.  Guests enjoying the Doraemon Christmas menu will be given a limited edition Doraemon Souvenir.

During the promotional period, Neptune’s Restaurant also offers 6 different Doraemon-inspired tea set items to celebrate the festive season from 2:30 – 4:30 pm daily. (Priced from HK$148 – HK$188 with 10 % service charge)  Fun and decorated items such as Mixed Berries Hotcake with Doraemon’s face, Club Sandwich with Cross Cut Fries with Doraemon and Dorami decorations are perfect for adults and young diners alike.  Doraemon x Ocean Tea Buffet will be available on 21, 25, 28 December 2014 and 1 January 2015, between 3 - 5pm (HK$288 per Adult, HK$188 per Child plus 10% service charge).

The Panda Café additionally offers adults and children a playful Doraemon a-la-carte menu, celebrating the characters’ Japanese origins.  A Bento Box with Pork Cutlet and Rice with Curry Sauce, Salad, Pudding and Juice can be enjoyed (HK$268).  Alternatively, a Japanese Style Sliced Beef with U-don in Pork Bone Soup will definitely warm up the cold winter months (HK$158).

Near the entrance of the Park, the Aqua City Bakery continues the Doraemon fun with a special Christmas Sensation menu which features Doraemon themed snacks.  An 8-piece cookie in a festive Doraemon bag (HK$48) is the perfect sweet treat on-the-go, while colourful cupcakes (HK$32 each) can be enjoyed at the bakery.  Adults are invited to join in the fun with a Doraemon Caramel Coffee featuring Doraemon’s friendly-face as coffee art.  Larger groups can order the Angel Fruits Cake (1.5 lbs) which contains assorted dried fruit peels, rum and raisins, and crispy caramelized sugar, adorned with Marzipan Christmas figurines (HK$380).  This cake must be pre-ordered 48-hour in advance, and can be enjoyed on site at the park or to take home.

Ocean Park’s Clown’s Snacks Food Kiosk offers Ocean Park visitors Doraemon-themed kid’s meal and snacks.  Other kiosks take part in the Park’s Christmas Sensation celebration with thoughtfully created snacks such as Smoked Turkey Drumsticks (HK$50), Christmas Pizzas (HK$42), and Christmas Chestnut Yule Logs (HK$30).

“This year the Food and Beverage team has taken the Christmas Sensation “Ocean of Light” theme to a new level. Apart from sustainable, delicious, and creative dishes that inspire adults’ and children’s imaginations, we have also created unique Doraemon-inspired Christmas meals, throughout several of our restaurants due to popular demand,” shares Mr Nick Lee, Senior Food & Beverage Operations Manager at Ocean Park.

Additionally, the Park will feature a range of colourful, festive merchandise items, including tee shirts, plush toys, and many more that also carry the Park’s marine conservation messages.  Visitors can take home matching Christmas themed pullovers with Ocean Park characters. Doraemon fans can also win the exclusive plush toys by challenging our game booths.

Mr Gavin Lam, Senior Retail Operations Manager of Ocean Park notes, “We want to ensure that visitors of all ages will have something to take home to commemorate this very special time of the year.  We are therefore introducing a line of creative items under the theme of “Ocean of Light”, including Christmas Light Up toys inspired by the animal characters of Ocean Park, as well as cute pullovers for all ages to wear.  We are also pleased to honour our continued partnership with Doraemon with selected mementos which feature the beloved character.”