If you are coming to tropical Sanya to escape the cold winter in the North hemisphere during the 2013/2014 festive holiday season, you will not miss the traditional merry feel of Christmas and happy New Year.
 
In Sanya, it’s never lacking of the merriness and celebration of Christmas and the joyous mood of welcoming the New Year. Like most western cities, Sanya is not short of Christmas shopping, traditional Christmas lunches or dinners, and Sanya even have two churches for those who like to have the whole thing.
 
Whether you’re looking for the Christmas gifts like clothes and toys for your family or friends, you’re bound to find something at one of this year’s bazaars.
 
A walk around Jiefang Road is ideal to begin your shopping trip. Popular shopping malls like Tianhong Mall and International Shopping Center and festive markets lining up along the road offer seasonal treats to create a wonderful Christmas shopping experience.  
 
Among other larger shopping points, the Sanya Duty-free Store is becoming a favorite spot during the festive season. The Store is launching several promotions and special offers to cheer tourists with the approaching Christmas and New Year holidays. Travelers visiting the store will be offered a wide of world renowned luxury brands such as perfume, cosmetics, jewelry, watch, leather goods, dresses and accessories etc.
 
However, it’s not all shopping, rather roaming around from one place to other or wondering through stores. During the Christmas season, two Christian churches, Sanya Christian FEOSO Church and Hongsha Christian Church, are also planning festive activities, where you can get a fair bit of ideas on different Christmas celebration.
 
Map for churches in Sanya
 
Most clubs and star hotels especially the international hotels are all well decorated and geared up to let their guests spend a merry Christmas and a happy New Year,  
 
Starting the end of November, many 5-star hotels at major bays in Sanya are marking the beginning of Christmas and year-end celebrations with Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies and other special events.
 
  
After the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Intercontinental Sanya Resort organized the Little Artists’ Paintings Silence Auction and has donated ten of thousand to Bright Connection, the local Charity Organization to help more children suffering from Cerebral Palsy by providing them with 24-7 care, rehabilitation and basic education, which made made this special evening more significantly.
 
The traditional Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the InterContinental Sanya Resort on December 7th began with the tree lighting festivities, and guests then enjoyed seasonal delicacies including baked Christmas goodies, eggnog and mango mousse.
 
  
The hotel staffs of The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya together with students invited from Canadian International School of Sanya presented their wonderful choir and shared the spirit of the season with hotel guests and children.
 
 
After the traditional Christmas tree lighting ceremony began with the wonderful choir by a group of students from Tengfei Primary School singing Christmas carols, wearing Christmas hats and dressed in choir dresses, the Sanya Hilton Hotel donated 10 computers to Tengfei Primary school to continue their support to local community.
 
As the Christmas season signals the time for sharing and giving, apart from the traditional Christmas tree lighting ceremony, many 5-star hotels in and around Sanya including Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa, The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya and The St. Regis Yalong Bay have launched memorable Christmas charity activities in an effort to spread some of the joyous Christmas spirit to the local community. 
 
  
The St. Regis, Sanya in Yalong Bay marked the beginning of this year’s Christmas celebrations on 6th of December with a Charity Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the hotel lobby.
 
 
The Sheraton Shenzhou Peninsula Resort & Four Points by Sheraton Shenzou Peninsula Resort hotel contributed to the community by donating books to the students in a local school who were invited to hotel for the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
  
 In celebration of the festive season, many hotels are offering special packages during the lucrative holiday. 
 
 
   
Between Christmas Eve on the 24th of December and 7th January 2014, the Kempinski Hotel Haitang Bay Sanya will be offering a series of fantastic Christmas and New Year events.
 
The Kempinski Hotel Haitang Bay Sanya offers a series of Christmas activities for kids to enjoy together with family.
 
Between Christmas Eve on the 24th of December and 7th January 2014, the Kempinski Hotel Haitang Bay Sanya will be offering a series of fantastic Christmas and New Year events, including a holiday gathering that includes an irresistible Christmas buffet dinner, and some wonderful beverages.
 
  
Sanya’s premier golf and leisure destination, Yalong Bay Golf Club, offers some visitors a perfect excuse to enjoy great days of golf near the coastline during Christmas holiday season.
 
Apart from luxury hotels, Sanya’s premier golf and leisure destination, Yalong Bay Golf Club, offers some visitors a perfect excuse to enjoy great days of golf near the coastline, those who want to trade the chilly Christmas for a tropical paradise.
 
  
 
  
Christmas decorations in Sanya’s public places and western bars like the Times Coast Bar Street, Dolphin Bar, the downtown walking street and Dadonghai Square are being put up everywhere.
 
As Christmas is the biggest holiday of the year in the West, just as the Spring Festival in China, Christmas decorations in Sanya’s public places and western bars like the Times Coast Bar Street, Dolphin Bar, the downtown walking street and Dadonghai Square are being put up everywhere, bringing Christmas cheer and the holiday spirit to everyone.
 
SOURCE: WOS Team