Christmas is the most inspiring and festive time of the year. It is also the time for friends and family members to get together and do something extra for their beloved ones.
In Taipei, every year in November and December, the streets are trimmed with colorful lights, while the shops are spruced up with Christmas decorations. The most anticipating Christmas event in Taiwan, also one of the “50 Best Christmas Markets in the World”—Christmasland in New Taipei City, will take place during this period. If you are looking for an ideal destination for your Christmas vacation, Taipei won’t disappoint you!
On this day tour, you will visit Taipei’s most festive and Instagrammable spots for Christmas, including Xinyi Shopping District, where you can see numerous glamorous Christmas installations besides Taipei 101; the Christmas display in Bellavita Mall, which showcases a different winter scene yearly such as a winter ski resort.
Christmasland in New Taipei City is another highlight for your Christmas day tour. Every year this Christmas market is held under a different theme such as Lego and Disney characters. The enormous projection mapped Christmas Tree in the venue was recommended by Harper’s Bazaar as one of the 19 most amazing Christmas trees in the world. Other than that, the dazzling illuminations and the eye-catching Christmas-themed stores offer great photo opportunities, making your photos stand out on Instagram and any other social media sites.
In addition to the Christmas glamour and glitz that the city has to offer, you will experience the time-honored Christmas tradition of visiting a church during this tour, feeling the joy and harmony this holy season brings to life. Although Christmas is celebrated grandly in Taiwan, most people still pray for peace and comfort in the temple. By this opportunity, you will visit Taipei’s oldest temple, Lungshan Temple, and take a glimpse of a different culture of prayer.
Christmas is coming! Come and join this Instagram day tour, making your Christmas memories tangible.
Christmas is the most anticipated time of the year. Every year during this season, Taipei is immersed in a festive atmosphere. The streets are illuminated by colorful lights, while the shops and restaurants are spruced up with Christmas decorations and always accompanied by classic Christmas songs. Whether you are a first-time visitor or a repeat guest, you will experience a different atmosphere of Taipei.
From the past to the present, Christmas has been one of the most important days in the church year to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Going to a church during this season is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere. The altar and pedestals are decorated with lights, wreaths and garlands, welcoming the visitors to celebrate the love of Jesus. Of course, on this tour you will not miss the opportunity to experience the time-honored Christmas tradition of visiting a church.
The next stop of your Christmas day tour is Xinyi Shopping District, the busiest shopping area in Taiwan. A number of department stores, malls and high-end restaurants are located in this area. The window displays are lovely to behold during this festive season, which are always designed with fantastic winter themes. In additional to the stunning lights and the retail window displays, the Christmas installations of the department stores and malls are brimming with photo opportunities that will make your cameras busy.
Since you are in Xinyi Shopping District, it’s impossible to miss Taipei 101. The Taipei 101 Mall adjoins the skyscraper is anchored by numerous luxury retailers, which not only satisfy your cravings for shopping, but also feast your eyes on their fascinating displays during the Christmastime. The pop-up art installation by the French fashion brand, Dior, has become a must-see for the Christmas fanatics since 2018. From a dazzling Christmas tree to a shining Star of Bethlehem, it always brings the Christmas spirit to spice up your holiday.
If time permits, you may go to the observatory at your own expense to enjoy a panoramic view of Taipei.
Your tour continues with a visit to Bellavita Mall. Commonly known as “the mall for socialites”, this mall provides a luxurious shopping experience with exquisite wide open spaces and elegant interior design. If you are looking for something luxury to reward yourself during your trip, you’ve come to the right place.
The most approachable and intriguing part of the mall is the Christmas display, which showcases a different winter scene yearly such as a winter ski resort, glass igloos in Finland, etc., and never ceases to amaze everyone.
Although Christmas is celebrated grandly in Taiwan, most people still pray in the temple for a peaceful and joyful year ahead. After lunch (at your own expense), you will visit the oldest temple in Taipei, Lungshan Temple, which was built in 1738 and dedicated to Guanyin (the Goddess of Mercy).
In Taiwan, the temples are usually decorated with colorful Koji ceramics, carved stone columns and paintings, which visualize Chinese gods and mythology. Through this tour, you will learn about the differences and similarities between two cultures by visiting a church and a temple.
Lastly, it’s time for the biggest highlight of your Christmas Instagram tour. Get your smart phone or camera ready, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to take Insta-worthy photos at Christmasland in New Taipei City.
Christmasland in New Taipei City usually starts in mid November and ends in early January, which takes place in the Civic Plaza of New Taipei City and covers a huge area, making it one of the biggest Christmas markets in Asia. The enormous projection mapped Christmas Tree in the venue was recommended by Harper’s Bazaar as one of the 19 most amazing Christmas trees in the world.
Every year Christmasland in New Taipei City is held under a different theme such as Lego and Disney characters. With illuminated skywalks, life-size statues of cartoon characters, amusement rides and themed shops, it becomes a playground appeals to all ages. Whether you visit alone or with company, there are so many fun things to do, making your holiday memorable.
Your tour ends with a drop-off at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station around 21:00.
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