Celebrate Christmas 2011 in Ho Chi Minh City

Celebrate Christmas 2011 in Ho Chi Minh City

Though it is still over a week until Christmas, visitors to Ho Chi Minh City can already feel the Christmas atmosphere which have spread and covered almost every corner. Below is what you can do to celebrate Christmas  in Ho Chi Minh City for the year 2011.


Sight-seeing and taking photos


One of the many things that Saigonese people do during Christmas is to go around the city center and take photos. At this time of the year, shopping centers and office buildings are decorated with sparkling lights and beautiful scenes for customers to take photos. Diamond Plaza, Vincom Center, Paragon Plaza, Thuong xa Tax are the most popular venues. If you want to feel the spark of Christmas, make sure you visit these places at night when all the lights are switched on and you can either take awesome photos with gorgeous backgrounds or just get the atmosphere.

An interesting event that cannot be missed for Christmas 2011 might be watching the artificial snow on December 17-18 and December 23-25 at Nowzone Shopping Center (District 5), on December 24 at Big C Supermarket (Go Vap District) and New Urban Area Phu My Hung (District 7).

Christmas Dance Festival 



At Dam Sen Park, the most special and exhilarating festival, Christmas Dance Festival, is about to take place at 8:30 p.m. on December 24 and 25, 2011. The festival is a perfect combination of artistic marching and entertaining music shows. More than 100 actors and actresses are in charge of many popular Christmas characters, such as: Santa Claus, reindeers, etc. Some games are also a part of the program of which 50 gifts are given away.

Only an entrance ticket to the park is needed for the special event. No extra charges involved.

Also presenting at Dam Sen Park on December 24 and 25 is the Gala X’mas 2011 show. Many famous singers are invited to the show. Visitors can enjoy exciting Christmas atmosphere with many songs. The show starts at 7 p.m. at Ngoi Sao Stage (Star Stage).

Dinner buffets with Christmas theme


Special Christmas buffets are offered at luxurious hotels and restaurants around Ho Chi Minh City. Specifically, at Continental Hotel (132-134 Dong Khoi Street, District 1. Ho Chi Minh City), diners would have a good time enjoying the buffet in completely Christmas atmosphere with not only Christmas dishes but also the relaxing melody of Christmas songs played with piano and violin. During the buffet, there are several entertaining activities happening to ensure the best Christmas experience for diners. The price is about $50/ adult and $30/ child. Customers may need to book in advance. The buffet starts at 10:30 p.m on December 24 and does not end until 1 a.m. on the following day.

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Be in Hanoi during Christmas? Read our Guide to Christmas 2011 in Hanoi

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