By Yuzhou Hu
The festive season has arrived in Shanghai with Christmas markets and fairs popping up around town, so now it’s time to get your home into the holiday spirit. Our decorations guide will help you find everything you need from trees to wreaths to life-size Santas.
Christmas Trees, Wreaths and Plants
For ease of mind, look no further than thMart for your perfect Christmas tree set. Trees are available in a range of sizes from 1.2 meters to 4 meters and they come in different colors to match your home's interior. A set of fun decorations are also included, to save you the trouble of buying them separately.
Find a christmas tree on thMart here.
Hongqiao Flower and Bird Market
The Hongqiao Flower and Bird Market has both real and fake Christmas trees, ornaments, decorations and festive flowers. Prices are negotiable, however, aim for approximately RMB200 when purchasing an artificial Christmas tree.
See listing for The Hongqiao Flower and Bird Market here.
Jingsheng Flower Market
While this is a smaller market, it doesn't lack in the selection available. You can find artificial and real Christmas trees, holiday flower arrangements, wreaths, poinsettias, ornaments and other items to get you into the Christmas spirit.
See listing for Jingsheng Flower Market here.
Riverside Flower Shop
This boutique flower shop has a handful of miniature Christmas trees and variations of wreaths to help you achieve that classical look in the house.
See listing for Riverside Flower Shop here.
This little, yet charming shop is located in the former French Concession. They offer very large and beautiful poinsettias, wreaths and trees. The price of the trees is determined by height. Rosa Gallica also provides a selection of special holiday flower arrangements.
See listing for Rosa Gallica here.
This popular supermarket chain is a very easy place to find traditional Christmas decorations. Trees, ornaments, tinsel, lights, stockings and all other accessories you need for the holiday season are offered.
See listing for Carrefour here.
From Santa hats, Christmas stockings to gift bags, this online outlet also hoards a modest amount of seasonal goodies, ready to be dispatched to your dwelling.
See listing for FIELDS here.
Long-standing staple, Holiday House has everything you need to turn your house into a festive home. From holiday cutlery to home decorations and tacky sweaters, you won't leave here empty handed.
See listing for Holiday House here.
Artificial Christmas trees, holiday baking supplies, gingerbread houses, ornaments and even Christmas-style wrapping paper are available in the store, along with anything you need in life.
See listing for IKEA here.
This ever reliable website has it all with an extensive collection of wrapping paper, trees, ornaments, lights, advent calendars and even Santa toilet covers. And if you're not a Taobao pro (which means you are overwhelmed by the thought of even trying to use it), our buddies at Baopals can help you with any of your online shopping needs.
See listing for Baopals here.
Inside and around the area Yu Garden you can find Christmas decorations as well as Chinese souvenirs and gifts for loved ones.
See listing for Yu Garden here.
Zara's Nanjing Lu home store has plenty of fun and quirky Christmas decorations. From wreaths, bells to elf figurines, the ornaments here will give your home an artisanal touch.
See listing for Zara Home here.
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