It’s Christmas Time in the City: Christmas Displays in Taichung, Taiwan (a Photo Essay)

Christmas in Taichung, Taiwan
Hong Kong Disney’s ‘Frozen’ display in Taichung, Taiwan)
Christmas Display at Sogo Department Store in Taichung, Taiwan
Christmas Entrance Display at Sogo Department Store in Taichung, Taiwan
Christmas Light, CMP Block, Taichung, Taiwan 2
Christmas Light, CMP Block, Taichung, Taiwan 2

As promised, my blog has been and will continue to be all holly and jolly this month. So far, I have written a post with some ideas of how to get into the festive swing of things and beat those holiday blues if you are a traveler or an expat. I also dedicated a post entirely to talking about Christmas cards in Taiwan and one in particular ‘Silent Night, Party Night.’ And I still have a few more posts about Christmas up my sleeve yet. So for those of you who love Christmas, I am sure you are loving all the Christmas cheer on my blog.ย  As for those Grinches and Scrooges among us, stick around and I am sure I’ll have you singing ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ in no time! ๐Ÿ™‚

Last weekend, my husband and I decided to check out the Christmas decorations and displays scattered around the city of Taichung. It seemed like we were not the only ones as crowds of people were taking advantage of the holiday atmosphere around the department storesย and taking photos. Plus, Hong Kong Disney has a display surrounding the movie ‘Frozen’ inside Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store which alsoย seems quite fitting for the holiday season.

Here is a sample collection of the photos we took. Some were taken by me but most of the night-time photos were taken by my husband as he seemed more willing to adjust the settings on his camera while I opted to snap some photos using the automatic mode and keep my fingers nice and warm in my pockets! ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope you enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Now, over to you!ย  Did you ever check out the local Christmas displays where you live? Plus, which is your favorite picture in this post? I would love to hear your opinion! ๐Ÿ™‚

The next post will be about a guava tree turned decorative piece turned Christmas tree. So, keep an eye out for it. It will be hitting the blog on Monday!

Christmas in Taichung, Taiwan
Christmas in Taichung, Taiwan
Candy Cane Arches at Shin Kong  Mitsukoshi Department Store in Taichung, Taiwan
Candy Cane Arches at Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store in Taichung, Taiwan
Christmas at Top City Department Store, Taichung, Taiwan
Christmas at Top City Department Store, Taichung, Taiwan
Christmas Display at Shin Kong Mitsukoshi, Taichung, Taiwan
Christmas Display at Shin Kong Mitsukoshi, Taichung, Taiwan
Christmas Display at Sogo Department Store in Taichung, Taiwan 3
Christmas Display at Sogo Department Store in Taichung, Taiwan 3
Christmas Display in Taichung, Taiwan
Christmas Display in Taichung, Taiwan
Christmas Light, CMP Block, Taichung, Taiwan
Christmas Light, CMP Block, Taichung, Taiwan
Christmas Tree at Shin Guan during the day, Taichung, Taiwan
Christmas Tree at Shin Guan during the day, Taichung, Taiwan
Christmas Tree at night at Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store, Taichung, Taiwan
Christmas Tree at night at Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store, Taichung, Taiwan
Christms Rocking Horse display at Sogo Deparment Store in Taichung, Taiwan
Christms Rocking Horse display at Sogo Deparment Store in Taichung, Taiwan
Christmas Tree at Top City Department Store Christmas Tree, Taichung, Taiwan
Christmas Tree at Top City Department Store Christmas Tree, Taichung, Taiwan
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32 thoughts on “It’s Christmas Time in the City: Christmas Displays in Taichung, Taiwan (a Photo Essay)

  1. I want that giant snow globe!
    Speaking of interesting Christmas decoration, earlier today I came across a shop that has a banner hanging at their entrance with the words “WEWECHU A MERRY CHRISTMAS”. I spent 2 hours trying to figure out what wewechu means, when I mentioned it to a female colleague, she explained that wewechu is a cute spelling for “we wish you”. Apparently most girls is accustomed to this type of “cute” spellings..

    1. WeWeChu’ – how funny! I have never heard of that but I know Taiwan is famous for the play on words. For example, San Lin Xi (a forested area) turned into ‘Sun Link Sea.’ It totally confused me the first time I heard it.

      I like that giant snow globe as well and apparently everyone else did too because it was hell trying to take a picture of it!

      Hope your week is off to a great start! Merry Christmas from Taiwan!

  2. Candy Cane Arches!!! Here in Turkey, Christmas seems to be the equivalent of New Year which is a bit hilarious but it’s definitely the season of festivities and sales (I’ve spent so much money on clothes just this week). Looks like Taiwan definitely wins over Turkey though!

    1. Sales before Christmas? That sounds awesome!! I think I would have spent my fair share of money, too. I love the candy cane arches as well!! Last year the same department store had large stars which were pretty spectacular as well!!

      Merry Christmas across the miles!! I hope you have an amazing one!!

  3. Lots of great Christmas displays! Couldn’t really pick a favourite … but I did really like the Christmas Light front the CMP Block:)

  4. Wonderful – thank you. My favorite personal story of Christmas in Taiwan is boarding a bus in Taipei and finding that the driver was dressed as Santa and the entire bus was decorated for Christmas. Somewhere I have a picture. Happy Holidays you and to everyone else no matter what holiday you are celebrating.

  5. What an excellent set of night Christmas photos in Taiwan. All so pretty, and I really like the lights on the ceiling. The Christmas decorations in Melbourne pale in comparison. Sure we have a giant Christmas tree in the city, the Town Hall show and the famous Myer Christmas windows, but no where near as flashy compared to your photos. But the festive spirit is definitely in the air ๐Ÿ™‚

    The nightlife and late-night shopping is in general more happening than in Australia (and perhaps other Western towns/cities too), so maybe that’s why the decorations are more flashy and twinkling. Hope it’s not too cold for you in Taiwan ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I just love the Christmas displays around the city. We didn’t get to see them all but hopefully we will have time today or tomorrow to check them out.

      Actually, it is not that cold in Taiwan when compared to Canada. However, after living here for 15 years, I feel like my body has adjusted to warmer temps.

      Hope you have a great Christmas and holiday season!! Merry Christmas from Taiwan.

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