Friday, December 21, 2012
Christmas is popular in Vietnam nowadays, however, only in big cities or tourist destinations, there will be a lot of activities to celebrate Christmas. From the beginning of December, all the streets in big cities are decorated with the Noel’s patterns. Besides, hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, and amusement parts also give a lot of activities which will be take place during the time of Christmas holiday.
The weather in December is cold, it’s suitable for Christmas atmosphere. In Hanoi, there are a lot of places for you to enjoy Christmas:
Almost each district has one church, however, people usually come to Saint Joseph Cathedral (“Nhà thờ lớn” in Vietnamese) at 40 Nha Trung, Hoan Kiem. This is a wonderful place to enjoy your Christmas night.
It is colorful and crowded in Christmas holiday. Especially, tourists like to visit Hang Ma street where you can find any necessary things for your decoration in the Christmas tree or your house. You can also find numerous gifts and cards here with the diverse and unique styles and kinds. The streets will be full of things relating Christmas from the beginning of December so you can visit here if you want to enjoy Christmas atmosphere sooner.
Hanoi has a lot of lakes, however there are two famous ones named Hoan Kiem Lake and West Lake. These places attracts tourists when coming to Vietnam, even not in any holiday.
Hotels and Restaurants
Most of hotels and restaurants will celebrate Christmas with the different activities from parties to music show. With the high-star hotels and restaurants, they usually offer the most luxury buffet party and hilarious music performance and give the presents for the guests.
Shopping malls, supermarkets and markets
There will be a chance to go shopping because most of shopping malls, supermarkets and markets will have the big promotional campaign in this occasion with hundreds of new arrivals and numerous of goods are discounted.
Art shows and new films
On Christmas Eve or some days before, there are a lot of program under the theme Christmas for children, the youth, etc. People also like to go to the movie theater to enjoy the new films about Christmas. Besides, in the international organizations and universities, there are a lot of activities celebrated in Christmas Eve or some nights before. That will be free for all people to come and join.