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Ho Chi Minh City brightens with colorful Christmas decorations

Sunday, December 22, 2019, 17:00 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City brightens with colorful Christmas decorations
A crowd of people gather at Thanh Linh Church in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Hoang An / Tuoi Tre

Colorful lights and subtle decorations have been put up at many locations throughout Ho Chi Minh City to mark this year's Christmas, bringing the holiday spirit to everyone in the southern metropolis.

The captivating ornaments can be seen at almost every shopping mall, church, and religious neighborhood in the city, providing endless photo opportunities for local residents and tourists.

A giant Christmas tree inside Saigon Center in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

A giant Christmas tree inside the Saigon Center in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

Aside from such old-time favorite places as Saigon Center and Diamond Plaza shopping malls in District 1 or ‘Christian neighborhoods’ in District 8 and Tan Phu District, the giant Christmas tree at Landmark 81 Tower in Binh Thanh District has emerged as a new attraction for the local youth.

The cool weather has also made it more convenient for everyone to put on their holiday outfits and enjoy the season's greetings.

Colorful lights at Tan Dinh Church in District 1. Photo: K.Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

Colorful lights at Tan Dinh Church in District 1. Photo: K.Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

A family takes a photo at a Christian neighborhood in District 8. Photo: Khanh Tran / Tuoi Tre

A family takes a photo at a Christian neighborhood in District 8. Photo: Khanh Tran / Tuoi Tre

Christmas lights and decoration at a religious neighborhood in Go Vap District. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

Christmas lights and decorations at a religious neighborhood in Go Vap District. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

Young girls take a photo with the giant Christmas tree at Landmark 81 Tower. Photo: Hoang An / Tuoi Tre

Young girls take a photo with the giant Christmas tree at Landmark 81 Tower. Photo: Hoang An / Tuoi Tre

Two girls take a selfie in front of Landmark 81 Tower in Binh Thanh District. Photo: Hoang An / Tuoi Tre

Two girls take a selfie in front of Landmark 81 Tower in Binh Thanh District. Photo: Hoang An / Tuoi Tre

Children are brought to the Saigon Center to celebrate the holiday. Photo: Phuong Nam / Tuoi Tre

Children are brought to the Saigon Center to celebrate the upcoming ChristmasPhoto: Phuong Nam / Tuoi Tre

A group of women pose for a photo in their holiday outfits. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

A group of women pose for a photo in their holiday outfits. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

Diamond Plaza in downtown Ho Chi Minh City lights up in the evening. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

Diamond Plaza in downtown Ho Chi Minh City shines in the evening. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

A young girl poses for a photo in front of Diamond Plaza. Photo: Phuong Nam / Tuoi Tre

A young girl poses for a photo in front of Diamond Plaza. Photo: Phuong Nam / Tuoi Tre

Christmas lights adorn Thanh Cong Street in Tan Phu District. Photo: V.N.A / Tuoi Tre

Christmas lights adorn Thanh Cong Street in Tan Phu District. Photo: V.N.A / Tuoi Tre

People take photos in front of the Saigon Center. Photo: Phuong Nam / Tuoi Tre

People take photos in front of the Saigon Center. Photo: Phuong Nam / Tuoi Tre

Christmas lights adorn a street in Tan Phu District. Photo: V.N.A / Tuoi Tre

Christmas lights adorn a street in Tan Phu District. Photo: V.N.A / Tuoi Tre

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