In photos: Saigonese celebrate Christmas  

Christmas is just a few days away so people in Ho Chi Minh City have flocked to the sparkling downtown area for celebration.

Children are kept warm in cold weather conditions. Photo: Tuoi Tre

The cold weather in Ho Chi Minh City in recent days has added more Christmas atmosphere to the tropical city as the holiday is around the corner.

People dart every night in droves to downtown areas where shopping malls and churches are decorated beautifully for Christmas.

They walk, take photos and enjoy the atmosphere with their families and friends. 

Below are a series of photos capturing how people in the vibrant city enjoy Christmas in unusually cold weather: 

A man carries a baby while walking on a sidewalk decorated with sparkling lights in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A man carries a baby while walking on a sidewalk decorated with sparkling lights in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A kid smiles while hanging out with his parents for Christmas celebration. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A kid smiles while hanging out with his parents for Christmas celebration. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A young pair pose for a picture together in front of a shopping mall. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A young pair pose for a picture together in front of a shopping mall. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A cold spell has made Christmas headband and hats easier to sell in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A cold spell has made Christmas headband and hats easier to sell in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A young man wears a Santa Claus costume to sell Christmas stuff like reindeer headbands and Noel hats. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A young man wears a Santa Claus costume to sell Christmas stuff like reindeer headbands and Noel hats. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A reindeer headband costs VND40,000 (US$1.7) and a Noel hat fetches VND50,000 ($2.2). Photo: Tuoi Tre
A reindeer headband costs VND40,000 (US$1.7) and a Noel hat fetches VND50,000 ($2.2). Photo: Tuoi Tre
Christmas decorations are sold at a mall. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Christmas decorations are sold at a mall. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Giant Christmas trees are seen at a shopping mall in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Giant Christmas trees are seen at a shopping mall in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A young lady wears a reindeer headband outside a shopping mall in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A young lady wears a reindeer headband outside a shopping mall in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A group of young ladies pose in front of a vividly decorated shopping mall. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A group of young ladies pose in front of a vividly decorated shopping mall. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A group of young ladies pose in front of a vividly decorated shopping mall. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A group of young ladies pose in front of a vividly decorated shopping mall. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The renowned pink-colored Tan Dinh Church in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City has been one of the most-visited places. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The renowned pink-colored Tan Dinh Church in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City has been one of the most-visited places. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A Christmas-themed music show at Tan Dinh Church on December 12, 2017. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A Christmas-themed music show at Tan Dinh Church on December 12, 2017. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Children prepare for performing at Tan Dinh Church. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Children prepare for performing at Tan Dinh Church. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Many families take their children out to enjoy the fresh cold weather and Christmas atmosphere. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Many families take their children out to enjoy the fresh cold weather and Christmas atmosphere. Photo: Tuoi Tre