How to Spend Your Christmas in Shenzhen

How to Spend Your Christmas in ShenzhenChristmas time is here, now its time to plan on what to do, whom to spend it with. But what does an expat do when he’s far away from home? Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate the most wonderful time of the y ear in a frugal way in Shenzhen.

IKEA is just a short bus ride away from the Window of the World station, here one has access to Christmas lights, wreaths and mulled wine. One can even find beautiful ornaments and scented candles. The Christmas selection at IKEA is one of the most comprehensive in Shenzhen. If its out of your price reach JUSCO are selling trees ranging from 32 to 298 yuan. The store also sells live poinsettias, tinsel and gingerbread houses.

If one live in a small apartments Christmas lights can make everything magical along with strategically placed wreaths an Christmas cards. Paper chains can also make a home cheerful. Invite a few Chinese friends over to celebrate Christmas with you as some of them are starting to embrace the idea of Christmas, do a little caroling and exchange gifts to make it feel more like home.

Reservations for Christmas dinners should be made early once the guest list is done. The Kithchen Futian has proven itself to be a great place for Christmas dinners due to the effort of its chef. This year’s Christmas dinner at the Kitchen will consists of baked ham, potato gratin, warm spiced wine and dessert. Although price is a little steep its definitely worth every penny.

Those on a budget can make their way to McCrawley’s a Christmas set meal will set you back 128 yuan. Tequila Coyote Mexican restaurant offer a traditional buffet for 130 yuan, while George and Dragon offers a Christmas Day buffet for 158 yuan. The joy of Christmas is from connecting with people around you, and the best way of bringing people together is by inviting them to a Christmas meal.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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