Don't despair! There's plenty of Christmas in China so if you find yourself traveling here over the holidays, you'll be able to find a lot of the pageantry around Christmas, though the religious aspects are largely missing. A commercial celebration in China, you'll find hotels and shopping malls decked with trees and lights. Traditions from all over the world are represented in different hotels so you'll be able to drink eggnog and gluewein, find gingerbread men and lebkuchen. Enjoy Christmas in China.Xi'an
Xi'an in Christmas Eve in China.
Christmas in China is Mardi Gras, Valentine's Day, Halloween, and New Years all rolled into one and exploded in a firecracker!
along with every other single resident in all of Xi'an apparently. People were everywhere and wearing not only Santa hats but masks of all kinds (from Scream to Mardi Gras), kitten ears, princess tiaras, devil horns (kind of the opposite of what we're going for with the whole Christmas thing).....and the list goes on. There were balloons, and firecrackers and firecrackers tied onto balloons. The strangest thing however was that it seemed at least to our foreign and untrained eyes like there was absolutely no purpose in the evening.....it really seemed just like an excuse to get up and walk around......
Making foreigners jump and scream is great fun to these crazy Chinese!! =)
Even though Christmas in chian Xi'an is not a nationally recognized holiday, there are still many festivities throughout the city held to accommodate a unique Christmas experience. Ranging from Christmas dinners to Christmas choir performances, Xi'an offers exciting celebration events.
Some of those overwintering here for the first time may be a little bowled over by the scale of the city's Xmas festivities. Walking around any major Chinese city 20 years ago you'd have been hard pressed to spot a single Santa cut-out. Visit those same cities today, however, and the air of celebration comes close to that of New York or London. The Avenue of Eternal Peace in Beijing Shanghai and Xi'an is decked out with glitzy displays, while many Chinese people now decorate their homes with Christmas trees, cook and eat special food, and spend time with family and friends.
The recent Xmas frenzy has not restricted itself to Chinese big cities either, with Santas popping up like mushrooms in shopping malls and town centers all over the country, and Rudolph upgraded to a gaggle of attractive young Chinese females handing out goodies from a bulging sack. Carols may sometimes take a backseat to more contemporary tunes, but unless you're a die-hard fan of "Silent Night" or "Auld Lang Syne" the loss is pretty painless
Christmas party ：18:00---21:30 Price： 1888RMB/per person 1488RMB/per person 1188RMB/per person Include:the christmas present,christmas dinner,Lottery(you can have achance to get surprise present),see the show The difference is you have different dish and the seats in different area
Grand New World Hotel,Xian $71 Christmas party ：18:00---22:30 Price： 1688RMB/per person 1188RMB/per person 988RMB/per person Include:the christmas present,christmas dinner,Lottery(you can have achance to get surprise present),see the show
Bell Tower Hotel $79 Christmas party ：17:30---23:30 Price：1988RMB/per person Include:the christmas present,christmas buffet,Lottery(you can have achance to get Iphone,Ipad…),see the show In the main venue 1688RMB/per person Include:the christmas present,christmas buffet,Lottery(you can have achance to get Iphone,Ipad…),see the show from screen. The price for the room:500RMB/per room,per night(include 2 western-style breakfast)
If you're someone who needs their fill of traditional Xmas fare then most of Xi'an large international hotels, and an increasing number of Western restaurants, now host Christmas Eve and Christmas Day buffets serving all the usual favorites - turkey, stuffing, roast vegetables, gravy, mince pies, brandy butter, and even Brussels sprouts for that small minority that actually like eating them. Depending on price and location these events can get booked out months in advance, so early reservations are a good idea.
For a more intimate, homely Christmas celebration it's easy to pick up a turkey in Carrefour, Jenny Lou's, or some of the other specialist supermarkets dotting the embassy districts. Larger hotel chains with bakeries and delis also offer traditional Christmas food. Those that have red wine of a less desirable vintage clogging up the rack may be tempted to brew up a batch of gluwein, which is a great beverage for heating the inner self and rapidly inducing intoxication. Rounding off the evening with fireworks is always entertaining, and good preparation for Spring Festival.
We wish you and your loved ones a joyous festive season.