Christmas in Shenzhen
The city is overwhelmed with Christmas spirit, in which every corner of the street have Christmas lights blinking to the tune of jingle bells. Expats communities, parks, groceries, hotels, pubs and other places of entertainment and interest are busy planning their celebrations.
A popular restaurant is busy planning for the dinner on Friday night were they receive at least four sitting between 5 pm o 10 pm more than the usual they get on any ordinary day. Employees usually give out free presents to patron such as Christmas hats, candies, and toys to children having dinner with their parents. Hotels to are offering Christmas dinners with prices reaching 3,000 yuan a little higher than what patrons usually pay, and diners often go to places serving dinners with performances and prizes draws which they only pay around 500 yuan.
The foreign community is also looking forward to celebrating Christmas, since they don’t have families in Shenzhen, they spend Christmas in bars throwing great parties with friends. some bars even have live entertainment and lucky draws. The only drawback is prices in pubs and bars goes up a little higher with some charging admission.
Tourist and scenic spots also join the festive mood by organizing different activities to celebrate Christmas with most of the planned activities to continue all the way to new year.