Chris Hubbard

Digital Strategy

5 Ways To Celebrate Christmas In China

'Tis the season to be 快樂

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What’s there to do in China for Christmas? As it turns out, quite a lot, so don’t just sit at home and wait for your lump of coal from Santa this year, get out there and celebrate. Here’s 5 ways to do it:

1 – Go Ice Skating

Ice skating can be a fun way to enjoy the cold, Christmas, and sitting around doing nothing for days afterwards because your legs are too sore to move. If you and your sense of balance are up for a skate date, you’re in luck; There are lot’s of places to get your skate on in China. Check out this list of the top 10 skating rinks in Beijing.

2 – Go shopping in Hong Kong

Christmas typically means shopping till you’re dropping, and if you’re going to drop or shop, Hong Kong is a great place to do it. Hong Kong shopping malls spare no expense in their Christmas spirit of decorating and santa men, which means you really will feel like it’s Christmas. Take a look at some photos on this Pinterest dedicated to “Christmas in Hong Kong.”

Hong Kong also hosts a number of Christmas-themed activities as part of it’s annual Winterfest celebration.

3 – Christmas party in Shanghai

Shanghai knows how to throw a good party, which remains true for Christmas as well. From DJ’s, costume parties, bar crawls and more, something special’s out there waiting for you. Check out this list of Shanghai’s best Christmas parties.

4 – Eat Christmas dinner in style

All that shopping, ice skating and partying is bound to make you hungry for a Christmas feast. Don’t worry about putting it all together yourself, there’s a lot of “full-feast” options at restaurants in most major cities. Here’s a list of Christmas eve dinners in Beijing.

5 – Finally see the Nutcracker

The Nutcracker performance has been hugely popular since the 1960′s and continues to be a popular show to see during the Christmas season. Watch the famous toy come to life in Shanghai.

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  • Hitch-Hikers Handbook

    Great post, Chris! We are running a Christmas photo challenge at the moment by which we hope to gather photos and descriptions of Christmas traditions from all around the world. If you’d like to participate, write a couple of sentences about Christmas in your country, send us a photo to represent it and we will publish the best entries on our blog with a link to your site. Sounds good? :) Here you will find more details: http://hitchhikershandbook.com/2013/12/21/christmas-traditions-around-the-world-photo-challenge/
    Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! :)