Christmas in Vietnam

By Swathi Ramaswamy on May 08, 2018
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Vietnam doesn't celebrate Christmas in a grand way. But whatever they offer provides the soul satisfaction and peace. The people of Vietnam join hands and decorate the city themselves. They cover the whole city with lights and decorative Christmas ornaments. The uniqueness of their decoration is that they use flowers and garlands for the decoration of Christmas trees and Santa Claus. A special get-together is arranged on Christmas Eve to greet everyone in the city. Irrespective of the religion, people of Vietnam celebrate Christmas. This festival is considered an important and religious celebration among Vietnamese.

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1. Enjoy the beautiful Christmas lighting in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are the two major cities of Vietnam. These cities are very crowded and active during the time of Christmas. People of these cities prefer celebrating Christmas in Catholic cathedrals or churches. The streets in the vicinity of the churches are closed for cars in order to make more space for the crowd. The biggest attraction of Hanoi is the celebration of Christmas in St. Joseph's Church. Many people visit the church on Christmas Eve while others visit during the Christmas season. The best place to spend your Christmas Eve in this city is the church of Notre Dame.

2. Attend the Music Show at Hanoi Opera House

If you love to spend time in not-so-crowded areas, you can choose to spend your Christmas Eve enjoying the music performances organized in the areas of the French Quarter. But don't miss out on attending the opera show at the Opera House itself. The house is decorated with lights and Christmas ornaments which attract the visitors.

3. Enjoy a chilly Christmas in Sapa

If you are lucky enough you will get to spend a snowy Christmas in Sapa, Vietnam. Build Christmas snowman, play snowball fights with your friends and family, and enjoy your stay in hotels that look like chalets. The landscapes in Northern Vietnam manage to mesmerize visitors and leave them with many memories. 

4. Visit the Little Paris of Vietnam- Dalat

The people of Vietnam have nicknamed Dalat as "Little Paris". This city celebrates Christmas in an exceptional way. Instead of lights, it chooses to decorate itself with flowers. Every kind of flower is used to decorate the city in a beautiful way. It looks brilliantly colorful and vibrant when witnessed in the sunlight. This is called the city of flowers during the Christmas season. Little colourful Paris wins hearts through its uniqueness and creativity. You can find the festive spirit in this city from the 23rd of December to the 27th.

5. Enjoy the hotel stay in Vietnam

Every prestigious hotel of Vietnam offers a luxurious buffet dinner during the Christmas season. To make you enjoy more, live performances are organized accompanying the meal. Special drinks of Vietnam are served  so that you can enjoy your evening to the fullest. The list of best hotels offering these special Christmas festivities includes Hotel des Arts of Ho Chi Minh City, Melia Hanoi, Hilton Hanoi Opera hotel, and Sofitel Métropole.

We hope you've got a number of places in Vietnam to spend a merry Christmas. So, just pack your bags and get ready to celebrate the season of festivities in Vietnam. 

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