Hong Kong is completely transformed in Christmas. The shoppers, visitors and tourists simply have too much to choose from. For the bullish yearend and Christmas shopping season the props have grown more extravagant and less traditional. A visitor wanting to sample the spirit of Christmas in Hong Kong had a wide range to choose from. There was a 20 feet tall replica of Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia Cathedral at the Elements Mall in West Kowloon designed by a Dutch paper sculptor.
The Pacific Place mall in the Central district had shipped in 100 Nordam Fir Christmas trees from the Prince of Denmark’s private estate and practically created a forest for the shopper to wander in. The Times Square mall in Causeway Bay had commissioned street artist Michael Lau to create a two storey high wooden head that rotated to create a unique effect.
The tourists from mainland China find the Christmas in Hong Kong a lot of fun. It is still a novelty for them as Christmas is generally not celebrated in China. The number of tourists from mainland China to Hong Kong during this festive season is increasing year on year. The biggest beneficiary of this increase is the luxury brands which is evident by the long lines in front of high end flagship stores.