How to Celebrate Christmas in Chengdu

Authors: Go Chengdu


During the Christmas holidays, you will find a plenty to do that will help you find a little piece of home.


Are There Christmas Decorations in Chengdu?

Christmas is not an official holiday in China, so most offices, schools and shops remain open, but there sure are a whole lot of Christmas trees, lights, and various sparkly decorations in the city. Christmas celebrations are popular in China. For most people, they celebrate Christmas without much religious contents, but rather as a get-together for couples or friends.


What about Santa Claus?

It's not uncommon to see the Santa Claus at malls and hotels. Children can often have their pictures taken with Santa and some department stores offer activities and gifts for children.


Where to have the Christmas celebrations in Chengdu?

Don't worry. Most of the cinemas, restaurants, shopping malls are open during the holidays, with various Christmas celebrations on the stage.

Christmas Celebrations


"BE HERE FOR YOU" Christmas Season at Chengdu IFS

To celebrate the Christmas holidays in Chengdu, B. Duck came to Chengdu and dressed up as a panda called PANDUCK. During the period, a large outdoor theme exhibition, "Wonderful Christmas Tree", with a 12-meter Christmas tree and the PANDUCK, is put on in the ground-level Antiquity Plaza.

There are other three indoor scenes also related to the PANDUCK. People can take photos at any scene and then go to the LG2 to print photos and get a gift.

When: Nov.25, 2016-Jan.1, 2017

Where: Chengdu IFS (Chengdu International Finance Square)


European Style Christmas Bazaar

European Style Christmas Bazaar, a large outdoor theme exhibition, is on show at the Taikoo Li.

When: Nov.18-Dec.30

Where: Chengdu Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li


Happy Valley Light Show

More than 10,000 LED lights will create fantastic festive scenes. In addition, Christmas-themed evening fireworks displays, carnival games, parades, an acrobatic show and performances will be held in the park.

Do not miss the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the park every evening, starting at 18:30 (Dec.16, 2016-Jan. 3, 2017). Come and take beautiful photos with your family and friends!

Opening hours for the light show: 18:00-21:00 (excluding December 24, 25 &31); 18:00-22:30 (December 24, 25 &31).

Where: Happy Valley



The "LINE FRIENDS" has come to Chengdu after its tour in Beijing. The event is being staged and will last till February19, 2017. Choco is bringing her 3-layer large villas to the Chengdu Joy City and the venues will show you the fashionable classics of LINE FRIENDS.

When: Dec.10-31

Where: Chengdu Joy City


"The Art Lesson That Benefits Our Life" Themed Kids Creative Painting Exhibition

When: Dec.10-31

Where: #9 East Binjiang Road, Shangri-La Hotel Chengdu


"Fairy-tale Christmas" Scene

The Santa Claus comes to Chengdu with his reindeers. The scene can be found at the gate of Wanda Reign Chengdu and the hotel is decorated with a big Christmas tree during the Christmas season.

When: Dec.3, 2016-Jan.1, 2017

Where: Wanda Reign Chengdu


Some people go to churches for Christmas activities. There are two famous churches in downtown Chengdu.

Chengdu Enguang Church

Address: #17 North Sishengci Street

Chengdu Shangxiang Church

Address: #20 Shangxiang Street

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