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Christmas in China

Christmas is significant to westerners. As cultures in this world link more closely, Christmas is popular gradually in China. Christmas atmosphere is very strong in major cities of China.
Except traditional ways to celebrate Christmas, Chinese people have some another ways to celebrate Christmas.The Christmas Eve in Chinese is Pinganye. So by sending friends and families Pinganguo (apples),  Chinese people wish them health, a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year!


Top Destinations for Christmas in China

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Most shops are decorated with Christmas elements since mid November. On Christmas Eve, lots of couples come to Tsim Sha Tsui to appreciate Christmas’ decorations and participate in Christmas parties. Christmas is also a time to purchase for the low price of merchandises and foods.

Hong Kong, “the Pearl of the Orient”, is an international metropolis and one of three most important world financial centres. Beautiful and spectacular sky scrappers dot the entire city. Delicious snacks in Hong Kong are things visitors never want to miss. Eggette, toast, egg tart, Siwa milk tea and so on are all very welcome in Hong Kong.
There are a lot of beautiful scenes and attractions in Hong Kong, like Victoria Harbor, Lamma Island, Tsim Sha Tsui, Victoria Peak, Causeway Bay and Ocean Park.

1. Lilliput Christmas on Times Square, Causeway Bay (from November 22, 2014 to January 1, 2015);
2. Activities in Ocean Park from December 13, 2014 to January 4, 2015 (Admission fee: 118 for children and 215 for adults.);
3. Christmas Shopping Festival from December 24 to 27.

Hong Kong Tour Suggestions
Take a 3 Day Essence of Hong Kong fromUSD $529per person

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As an international metropolis, Christmas is very popular in Shanghai as well. There are various Christmas activities held by hotels, restaurants, clubs and parks in here. The following activities are just a very small part of Shanghai Christmas activities. Meanwhile, visitors will never want to miss attractions in and near Shanghai, like the Bund, West Lake and Wuzhen in Hangzhou as well as Gardens in Suzhou.

Christmas Activities:

    1.Christmas Market in River Mall

The River Mall is rebuilt from Expo Axis. In here, visitors will participate in Christmas activities, buy stuff and eat delicious foods
Time: From 12.13 to 12.25 (16:00 - 22:00 from Monday to Friday;10:00 - 22:00 from Saturday to Sunday)
Get there: take subway line 7 and 8 to Yaohua Road.

    2. The Santa Run (on December 13)

People wear Santa costume to run about 4 kilometers.
Place: Square of the River Mall

    3. Hawaii Style Christmas Party

Time: 2014. 12. 13
Address: the 6th floor, Shenghua Mansion, 398 Hankou Road
Price: 270/300/ 350 yuan

Shanghai Tour Suggestions
1.Take a 4 Day Shanghai Relaxing Tour from USD $409per person

2.Take a 4 Day Shanghai and Suzhou Highlights Tour from USD $489per person



Many beautiful south Europe buildings, Portuguese style squares and century old churches stand in the old town of Macao. Decorated by sparkling Christmas lights, they seem to be covering a romantic cloth. Elaborately decorated Christmas windows and various Christmas activities add the charm of Macao.

Usually, main streets of Macao start to welcome Christmas by decorations like giant Christmas trees, snowmen and Santa Claus since the late November. On Christmas Eve, various activities like dancing, games and SAN poem choir singing lasts about 4 hours on Largo da Companhia de Jesus.

Christmas is always a time to purchase for the low price of merchandises and foods, and Macao is no exception.

Christmas Activities:
Ice Sculpture Show in the F Hall of Venetian Exhibition Hall from November 27, 2014 to March 8,2015 (Admission fee: 120 Pataca for children and 310 Pataca for adults.)

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Christmas atmosphere has influenced Beijing, the capital of China. There are many ways that you can enjoy a special Christmas in China.

On the day, you can go to Happy Valley to relax. Or go to Xidan or Wangfujing to purchase. In the evening, if you are a Christian or Catholic, you can go to church. There are 6 Christianity churches and 5 Christian Churches in Beijing. Christmas activities in the churches of Beijing often start at 7 o’clock on the Christmas Eve. You can also go to Houhai or Sanlitun in the evening. You will love the modern night scene in Sanlitun and relaxation in Houhai.

Beijing is a city with large amount of historical and modern attractions, like the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, the Great Wall, Hutong, Yuanmingyuan Garden, Temple of Heaven and Bird’s Nest.

Beijing Tour Suggestions
1.Take a 4 Day Classical Beijing Tour from USD $359per person

2.Take a 4 Day Shanghai and Suzhou Highlights Tour from USD $459per person



Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan, is a major city in the southwest China. It has rich historical legacies and has been renowned as “The land of abundance” since ancient time. Visitors like Chengdu not only because its deep and unique Ba-Shu culture but also because its famous hot pot. Visit Chengdu attractions and eat hot pot when Christmas falling must be interesting and special.

Christmas Activities:
1. The Little Prince theme Christmas activity from November 29, 2014 to January 3, 2015
Add: IFS International Financial Center, Chengdu

    2. Aurora Borealis theme Christmas activity on December 24, 25 and 31

Add: Terrestrial paradise, Chengdu

1.Dujiang Dam is reputed as the ancestor of world water conservancy culture. It is the oldest dam in the world.
2.Du Fu's Thatched Cottage is one of residences of the great poet Dufu of Tang Dynasty. He wrote about 240 poems in here during 3 years and 9 months.
3.Zhuge Liang Memorial Hall was first built in 223. It is the only memorial hall for Emperor Liu Bei and his prime minister Zhuge Liang.
4.Tianfu Square is the biggest city center square in the southwest of China.

Chengdu Tour Suggestions
1.Take a Day Chengdu Family Holiday from USD $499per person

2.Take a 1 Day Panda Tour and Chengdu Highlights from USD $159per person



Taiwan is the biggest island in China. Renowned as the “Treasure Island”, Taiwan is a top tourism destination. There are rich natural sources and cultures in Taiwan. Visitors will see mountains, hills, plains, basins, islands, longitudinal valleys, and the coasts in here.
Food, architecture, language and living habits present cultures combination. Food in Taiwan is a typical representation of multi-cultures combination. Visitors will enjoy Taiwan traditional snacks, Korean food, Japanese food, Taiwan cuisine as well as Hakka cuisine in here.

Christmas Activities
1. Christmas Concert on December 6, 7, 20 and 21
Location: Citizen Square, Xinbei
Get there: take buses to Gaotie Banqiao Station.

    2. Activities on Dream Times Square

Add: No. 789, Zhonghua 5th Road, Qianzhen District, Kaohsiung city.
Get there: take public buses to Gixuan Station.
3. Christmas Mass in Holy Rosary Church
Location: No. 151, Wufu 3rd Road, Qianjin District, Kaohsiung city.
Get there: take public bus No. 2 to Kaohsiung Female Middle School Station and them walk along Wufu 3rd Road will get here.

    4. Night Scene in Taipei 101

Add: No. 45, Shifu Road, Xinyi District, Taipei.
Get there: take subway Xinyi Line to Taipei 101 Station

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