Reminiscing -2015 Christmas in Banqiao [New Taipei City], Taiwan

Like I said in my previous post, our December 2015 trip to Taipei did not go as plan. Never in a million years did I think I would be pregnant when I booked the accommodations and high speed train tickets. But I was, and even though fatigue and sickness plagued me, I tried to make the best of the entire trip.

We checked out the Christmas displays around Taipei 101 one night and we headed to Banqiao in New Taipei City the next.

The place is known for its massive Christmas tree display outside the government building these years. See, the tree remains the same, but the programmed graphics displayed on the tree and the lighting show gets better each year.

Luckily, there are several ways to get to the area as the MRT [subway], the HSR [high speed rail], and the train all have stops there and then, it is only a short walking distance from the tree display. All you need to do is follow the signs on the floor and enjoy the lights the hang from the ceiling along the way.

[Oh, we opted to take the subway and it was CROWDED.]

The video and pictures included in this post were taken last year, but the display is back this year and from what I have heard, it is different and better.

2015 Christmas Display [3] - Christmas in Banqiao [New Taipei City], Taiwan
2015 Christmas Display [3] – Christmas in Banqiao [New Taipei City], Taiwan
2015 Blue Christmas Lights [1] - Christmas in Banqiao [New Taipei City], Taiwan
2015 Blue Christmas Lights [1] – Christmas in Banqiao [New Taipei City], Taiwan
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Lights – 2015 Christmas in Banqiao [New Taipei City], Taiwan
 

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Christmas Tree – 2015 Christmas in Banqiao [New Taipei City], Taiwan
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Christmas Tree [2] – 2015 Christmas in Banqiao [New Taipei City], Taiwan
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2015 Christmas Tree [8] – Christmas in Banqiao [New Taipei City], Taiwan
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2015 Christmas Tree [3] – Christmas in Banqiao [New Taipei City], Taiwan
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2015 Christmas Tree [4] – Christmas in Banqiao [New Taipei City], Taiwan
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2015 Christmas Tree [5] – Christmas in Banqiao [New Taipei City], Taiwan
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2015 Christmas Tree [6] – Christmas in Banqiao [New Taipei City], Taiwan
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2015 Christmas Tree [7] – Christmas in Banqiao [New Taipei City], Taiwan

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6 thoughts on “Reminiscing -2015 Christmas in Banqiao [New Taipei City], Taiwan

  1. Beautiful Christmas lights display in Taiwan from last year, Constance. These are great photos, especially the last few with the lights changing on the Christmas tree. It looks so festive there, and I think Asian cities tend to do very eye catching Christmas light shows. Here in Australia or where I live here in Melbourne, Christmas festivities are now in full swing. But I don’t think we have light shows on the scale of Taiwan like you showed in your photos – day time Christmas activities seem more popular here. Nevertheless, everyone seems to have fun 🙂 Hope you have a good winter and a good Christmas, and wishing you and your little family well 🙂

    1. Thank so much, Mabel. I love checking out the displays around Taichung and Taipei. It is especially exciting this year with our baby boy.

      I really enjoyed reading your Christmas post. I love reading about how different places and families celebrate the holidays!!

      Hope you are doing well. Only 11 more days ’til Christmas!

  2. Lights in the darkness. As usual, your photos are beautiful. As we approach December 15, the nights are exceedingly long here in the Northern part of the United States. I’m enjoying the colorful lights adorning my neighbors’ houses.

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