Top 10 Christmassy Towns in Asia

Top 10 Christmassy Towns in Asia

Cities in Asia are multicultural and very open, embracing the Christmas spirit. However, the holiday gives an excuse to hit the shopping malls and restaurants. Check out this list of great towns in Asia, that will welcome you with the Christmas lights and spirit.

10. Jakarta, Indonesia

A great holiday destination, Jakarta is a vibrant place to explore and experience. Besides the shopping malls, a variety of restaurants, offering great dishes, visitors can relax in great Spa centers, where experienced specialists will rejuvenate the most tired and stressed travelers.

Why to go there?

Christmas is being celebrated in the Muslim country and one will be pleased this find shimmering Christmas decorations, music and spirit.

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9. Beijing, China

The city that never sleeps and you can be reassured that everything will be open during Christmas in Beijing. It is the shopping peak season in the city and all the department stores as well as boutiques are prepared for eager customers, looking for the best gifts.

Why to go there?

Find great offers and holiday promotions here in Beijing’s stores. Also a variety of events, shows and bazaars will add up to the Christmassy experience.

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8. Bali, Indonesia

The tropical island is a favorite holiday destination in the country. Lush greenery, pristine beaches and impeccable resorts make in number one holiday spot for travelers from around the world. During Christmas the resorts make sure to create the proper spirit and provide various romantic as well as festive offers.

Why to go there?

Unspoiled nature in Bali makes it a great place to relax and escape urban hustle and bustle. World class hotels will offer customized activities.

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7. Seoul, South Korea

The hip city really embraces the Christmas spirit! The city hall gets a huge Christmas tree, Christmas markets provides a variety of offers, food and entertainment and the snow sledding field welcomes those, who are eager to have some proper winter fun. Also numerous shows, concerts and festivals will amuse the locals and city guests.

Why to go there?

Discover plenty of fun activities, markets, shops and holiday deals. It is a great time to visit the vibrant city and celebrate Christmas Seoul style.

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6. Maldives

Another great spot if you want to escape the crowds and shopping, avoid entertaining and loud shows and just idly relax on the beach. The hotels will provide world-class service during Christmas and the New Year’s Eve, allowing to have a worry-free holiday.

Why to go there?

The weather is beach friendly all year round. The resorts will offer great service and customized activities that will please the pickiest travelers.

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5. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Warm weather persists during the winter season here in Malaysia, nevertheless the city creates a festive mood despite the fact that there is now snow and will never be any. The streets and shopping malls are decorated in thousands of shimmering lights and Christmas trees are also put all around the city.

Why to go there?

The city is very lively and vibrant, full of culture, great food and hospitable locals will show you around.

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4. Taipei, Taiwan

The beautiful city, surrounded with staggering nature, and boasting tall skyscrapers, starts preparing for the holiday season in late November. Restaurants and hotels offer festive dishes, shopping malls get their decorations out and offer good deals for the international community as well as the locals, who embrace the spirit.

Why to go there?

Taipei is indeed an exciting city to visit. Christmas season is pretty relax as it is mostly celebrated by the international community. Therefore, it is a great place to go if you are willing to escape the Christmas-fever.

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3. Hong Kong, China

The busiest city in Asia is the center of business, modern art and gigantic architecture. Multicultural city is inhabited by millions of people of all faiths, Christians are no exception. There are even Church services held in Chinese. And of course no wonder that a lot of effort are put into Christmassy decorations.

Why to go there?

Find an entire world in Hong Kong. During Christmas you will love the variety and amount of shops, that will allow to find the perfect gifts for your beloved.

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2. Tokyo, Japan

Japanese have totally embraced the Christmas spirit – each year the shops, hotels, city streets and squares dress up in fantastic decorations. This year the spectacular Christmas tree and other sculptures, made of thousands of LED lights, attract the locals and guests to the Starlight Garden in Tokyo Midtown.

Why to go there?

Since Japan is ahead of the time, buy innovative technological gadgets there for gifts. Your loved ones will appreciate them as contraptions from the future.

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1. Singapore

It is a big celebration in Singapore and it is said that Christmas here gives locals an excuse to enjoy their favorite activities – eat and shop! Needless to say that shopping malls are at the top of their game and pull their prettiest decorations out.

Why to go there?

Visit Orchard Road – the most famous shopping street in Asia – as it features numerous boutiques, specialist stores and simply is a fashionista’s heaven.

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