Vietnamese Christmas decorations play an important role in the country’s festive season. If you are celebrating Christmas in Vietnam, we can help you with the décor. Read on to find information on the trends and places for shopping. We will cover everything in detail, so you can prepare for the most magical time of the year!
1. About Vietnamese Christmas decoration trends
In Vietnam, the celebration of Christmas is marked by a vibrant display of decorations. A central piece of this festive decor is the Christmas tree, often man-made and priced at 250,000 VND – 400,000 VND. Larger trees can cost up to 2,000,000 VND. In recent years, many people also choose imported Christmas trees, which last from 6 to 8 weeks and carry much heftier price tags. Trees under 3 meters tall average from 2,500,000 VND to 10,000,000 VND. Taller trees can cost as much as 30,000,000 VND,
For many Vietnamese households, the religious significance of Christmas is observed through nativity scenes. These typically include figurines representing the birth of Jesus, complete with a manger and the Holy Family. They can be bought separately or in sets. The latter can go up to 8,000,000 VND, depending on the size and material.
2. Popular Christmas decoration ideas in Vietnam
2.1. Christmas trees
Christmas trees are a central piece of this holiday’s decor in Vietnam. Families often decorate these trees with a variety of ornaments, lights, and tinsel. Many opt for man-made trees which can be reused year after year while some still prefer the tradition of decorating real pine trees.
2.2. Christmas stockings
While not as commonly seen as in some Western countries, Christmas stockings are gaining popularity in Vietnam. Families hang stockings at the foot of the bed, which are often filled with small gifts for children to discover on Christmas morning.
2.3. Laurel wreaths
Laurel wreaths, often adorned with red bows and other festive embellishments, are a symbol of celebration during the Christmas season. These wreaths are hung on doors to greet visitors, adding a touch of holiday cheer to homes.
2.4. Removable Christmas wall decals
To make decorating more convenient, removable Christmas wall decals have become a trend in Vietnam. These decals feature holiday-themed images, such as snowflakes, reindeer, or Santa Claus. They can be easily applied to walls, windows, and mirrors.
2.5. Christmas candles
Candles play a significant role in Vietnamese Christmas decorations. People often use scented or decorative candles to create a cozy atmosphere in their homes. Candles may be placed on tabletops, mantels, and even in decorative lanterns to enhance the holiday ambiance.
2.6. Christmas string ornaments and lanterns
String lights and lanterns are quintessential parts of Vietnamese Christmas decor. These come in various shapes and colors and are used in both indoor and outdoor spaces. They bring a magically inviting glow to homes, streets, and public areas, highlighting the festive spirit of the season.
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3. Where to buy Christmas decorations in Vietnam?
3.1. In Hanoi
If you are celebrating Christmas in Hanoi, check out the streets and stores below for Vietnamese Christmas decorations.
3.1.1. Hang Ma Street
Hang Ma Street is a go-to destination in Hanoi for all your Christmas decorating needs. As you stroll down this street, you will find an array of colorful decorations, from twinkling string lights and intricately designed ornaments to whimsical stockings and holiday-themed figurines. Plus, the atmosphere here is bustling with the sights and sounds of people preparing for the holiday. Shopping for Christmas decorations on Hang Ma Street is a delightful experience that will immerse you in the festive spirit.
3.1.2. Ton That Tung Street
Ton That Tung Street is another haven for those seeking Christmas decorations to infuse their homes with the holiday spirit. Along its sidewalks and storefronts, you will find a delightful array of festive treasures. Vendors set up shop with an assortment of seasonal decorations that cater to a wide range of tastes and preferences. Whether you are searching for traditional baubles or unique handcrafted pieces, Ton That Tung Street has you covered.
3.1.3. Nui Truc Street
As the holiday season approaches, this street comes alive with many vendors showcasing an array of festive delights. Wander along Nui Truc Street and you will discover a variety of shops selling ornaments, lights, and Christmas figurines.
3.1.4. Moji – One of the best Christmas decoration stores in Vietnam
- 81 Ba Trieu, Hai Ba Trung District
- 241 Chua Boc, Dong Da District
- 60 Tran Dai Nghia, Hai Ba Trung District
- 226 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan District
- 157 Xuan Thuy, Cau Giay District
Moji is a name you cannot leave out when it comes to decór shopping in Vietnam. You can find a wide variety of cute items for your Christmas spirit here. Among the best to consider are snow globes, wax flowers, and LED lights. They are of amazing quality, so you can reuse them again and again if necessary.
- Address: 122 Nguyen Hy Quang, Dong Da District
G-Home is a furniture and décor brand with large pieces you can consider for your festive decorations. In particular, there are vases, plushies, cushions, and porcelain sets. While these are no traditional Vietnamese Christmas decorations, they can be great additions to your holiday displays.
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3.2. In Ho Chi Minh City
For Christmas in Ho Chi Minh City, the streets and stores below are great places for getting some festive decór.
3.2.1. Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street
While Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street in Ho Chi Minh City is renowned for its rich heritage in traditional medicines and herbal remedies, it is also a unique destination for those seeking Christmas decorations with a distinctive Vietnamese flair. As the holiday season approaches, this historic street undergoes a festive transformation, showcasing an array of seasonal ornaments, lights, and decor items.
3.2.2. Mimasi Home
- 88 Le Thi Hong Gam, District 1
- 17 Le Van Mien, Thu Duc
- Aeon Mall Tan Phu, 30 Bo Bao Tan Thang, Tan Phu District
- Parkson Shopping Center, Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1
Mimasi Home is a minimalistic decór brand that is also well-known for its scented products, including essential oils and candles. It has a number of branches across Ho Chi Minh City. You can shop for simple but sophisticated items for the holiday season here.
3.2.3. Peony Home
- 151A Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, District 3
- 199M/4 Nguyen Van Huong, District 2
Peony Home is another great place for festive shopping. Here, you can find all the classic holiday items. Unlike typical stores selling Christmas decorations in Vietnam, Peony Home has a luxurious European style.
3.2.4. Tiem Casti
- Address: 170 Nguyen Dinh Chinh, Phu Nhuan District
Tien Casti is also known for essential oils and candles. They offer Christmas gift sets that can double as lovely holiday decorations. They only have one branch in the city, which opens from 8 AM to 10 PM.
3.2.5. Charmé Handmade & Decor
- Address: 493A/205 Cach Mang Thang 8, District 10
Last but not least, Charmé Handmade & Decor is a humble gift shop where you can find lots of diverse Vietnamese Christmas decorations. From wreaths to candles, there is something for every holiday style here.
If you are looking for a festive Vietnam travel experience this year, consider going to Phu Quoc, Nha Trang, Hoi An, and Ha Long. In these destinations, you can enjoy the spirit of Christmas at the hotels and resorts of Vinpearl, along with the entertainment complexes of VinWonders. Here, huge holiday decorations will make splendid backdrops for memorable photos.
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There are plenty of Vietnamese Christmas decorations for you to choose from if you are planning to celebrate this holiday in Vietnam. Make sure you visit the streets and stores we have mentioned above to find the best items. For those who just want to immerse themselves in the festive spirit, you can visit Phu Quoc, Nha Trang, Hoi An, or Ha Long and stay at Vinpearl. Don’t forget to spend a day or two at VinWonders for endless entertainment, too.