A Look at Christmas in China

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    Merry Christmas in Chinese

    ••• © 2009 Sara Naumann, licensed to About.com.

    There's plenty of Christmas in China so if you find yourself traveling here over the holidays, you'll be able to find a lot of the pageantry around Christmas, though the religious aspects are largely missing. A commercial celebration in China, you'll find hotels and shopping malls decked with trees and lights. Traditions from all over the world are represented in different hotels so you'll be able to drink eggnog and gluewein, find gingerbread men and lebkuchen.

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    Christmas in China

    ••• A baby takes a look at a Christmas tree outside Shanghai's Oriental Pearl Tower. © 2006 Sara Naumann, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Christmas shopper with Santa

    ••• A woman poses with Santa at a department store in Shanghai on Christmas Day. © 2009 Sara Naumann, licensed to About.com.
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    Directions for Santa

    ••• Sign with directions for Santa. © 2009 Sara Naumann, licensed to About.com.
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    Christmas in China

    ••• Christmas count-down at the plaza outside Jing'An Temple and Jiu Guang department store, Shanghai. © 2006 Sara Naumann, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Christmas in China

    ••• Christmas corner at Zhengzhou's Crown Plaza Hotel. © 2006 Sara Naumann, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Christmas in China

    ••• Decorations along Shanghai's upscale Nanjing West Road. © 2006 Sara Naumann, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Annual German-style Christmas market at the Paulaner on Fenyang Road

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    Christmas in China

    ••• Christmas tree outside Shanghai's Oriental Pearl Tower. © 2006 Sara Naumann, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Christmas in China

    ••• Girls posing beside a Christmas tree. © 2006 Sara Naumann, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Christmas in China

    ••• Blue Christmas lights on Shanghai's upscale Nanjing West Road. © 2006 Sara Naumann, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Christmas in China

    ••• Welcoming Christmas tree at Shanghai's Pudong International Airport. © 2006 Sara Naumann, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Christmas in China

    ••• Christmas goodies for sale at the Shanghai Hilton's Gourmet Corner. © 2006 Sara Naumann, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Christmas in China

    ••• More Christmas goodies at the Shanghai Hilton. © 2006 Sara Naumann, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Christmas lights at Ambrosia, at the Paulaner on Fenyang Road, Shanghai

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    Christmas lights at Jiuguang, a department store in Shanghai

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    Christmas Pageant

    ••• A Christmas pageant at Isetan Department Store, Shanghai, on Christmas Day. © 2009 Sara Naumann, licensed to About.com.
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    Christmas in China

    ••• Blue Christmas decorations along Shanghai's upscale Nanjing West Road. © 2006 Sara Naumann, licensed to About.com, Inc.