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Celebrate Christmas in Beijing

As the capital city of China and a time-honored historic city, Beijing is full of ancient sights, sprawling parks and museums. You can easily find a lot of things to do besides sightseeing. Here is a little info about Christmas in Beijing.

Christmas in Beijing

How the Christmas is celebrated in Beijing
According to estimates, not much of the 1.3 billion Chinese people is Christian, yet the Christmas is still widely celebrated in China, especially in big cities like Beijing and Shanghai. The real meaning of the Christmas may not strike any cord in the mind of the Chinese people, it is, however, becoming a phenomenally popular as a sort of commercial holiday. During Christmas, the major streets and the local barbershops in Beijing will be decorated with different color and stature of Christmas decoration and tree. Giant trees can be easily seen in shopping plazas and hotel and restaurant staff usually wears Santa hats to enhance the atmosphere. With a walk down the street, you will find yourself being surrounded by so much of the decorations of Christmas though there is not much religious beliefs associated. So, if you happen to be in Beijing during Christmas, you will be in for a big surprise. It is still a good time to celebrate a little Christmas and there are many fun things to do in Beijing.

What to do in Beijing during Christmas
While traveling to Beijing during Christmas, you can easily find a lot to do that will help you find a little piece of home. Either you go join a party or enjoy a dinner - it is all about fun and celebration in Beijing. From high-end hotel dinners to enjoy turkey, go to a Christmas themed concert, have a drink, it is easy to find a piece of Christmas in Beijing. As for dining experience in Beijing for Christmas, most of the international hotels serve Christmas Eve and Day buffets offering anything from turkey, roasts to hot rolls and veggie sides. It is best to make reservations in advance in Christmas. You can still get an authentic taste of their Christmas meals. If you want to sample Christmas snacks, there are cookies or peppermint drops on offer. You can head to any larger department store or supermarket to get some. In there you can easily find plenty of Christmas cookies and other traditional snacks imported from all over the world. In larger hotels a wide variety of traditional Christmas food is also available.

Overall, a Christmas in Beijing will be fun and a whole new experience for you!