Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Christmas in China is relatively young and new. As a largely non-religious society, China views this special and spiritual holiday in the West as more of a universal celebration of festivity and joy. It is more a time to have fun more than anything. Christmas entered mainstream Chinese society already in the 1990s and most of the people who enjoy celebrating it are the young generation who see it as a social event, a time of gathering and partying with friends, showcasing dances and songs and most of all, displaying the best Christmas decorations out there.

Getting all decked out in lavish and colorful Christmas d├ęcor is the way to go and the shopping malls all over China showcase their trademark Christmas Trees every year to join in the festive spirit and welcome shoppers this holiday season.

Here are a few of the Christmas Trees this season that made me smile!

A beautiful Christmas Tree in Huahai Road
Shanghai, China
Christmas Tree in front of Wanda Plaza Mall
Hefei, China
At night, all the lights sparkle on the Christmas Tree at Wanda Plaza Mall
Hefei, China
A giant, red Christmas chandelier in the shape of a Christmas Tree hangs inside Wanda Plaza Mall.
Hefei, China

My friend Elin in front of Aqua City Mall's Christmas Tree with white snowballs
December 12, 2011
Nanjing, China