Although Christmas is not a public holiday in Vietnam, it has been received much recognition from the local residents. From the beginning of December, Hanoi’s streets are all decorated with Noel’s patterns that create a festive environment helping any expats off being homesick in the night of Christmas.
Here are our suggestions to the best place to go for Christmas in the capital city.
Hang Ma Street
Located in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Hang Ma Street always catches up with the trend by selling ornaments in special events like International Children’s Day, Mid-Autumn Festival, New Year Eve, Tet Holiday and Christmas. Anything you need to decorate your Christmas tree as well as gifts and greeting cards can easily be found here with low prices.
St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Hanoi
Praying in church is an indispensible for any Christian believer in the night of Christmas. Luckily, there are many churches around Hanoi in which ones may enjoy a wide variety of religious activities as well as hymns singing and other music performance.
St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Hanoi At 40 Nha Trung Street, Hoan Kiem
Cua Bac Church
At 56 Phan Dinh Phung, Ba Dinh
Hoan Kiem Lake
Walking around Hoan Kiem Lake? Great, with cold air, you and your partner hold hands together around the Sword Lake.
Hanoi Opera House
Photo by Michle Crosera
On the night of Christmas or the night before, there are many fantastic music shows of many genres such as pop-ballad; classic or jazz occurring at Hanoi Opera House.