Although most Chinese do not celebrate Christmas (most even have no idea what it is about), Shanghai’s retail sector fully embraces the event. Christmast decorations and christmas trees are popping up in most restaurants and shops, and all shopping malls have turned to Christmas music already.
On Sunday afternoon I walked by Times Square on Huaihai Lu when I came across this HUGE christmas tree. The workers were decorating it from the inside (it is of course a fake tree), and they were almost finished when I was there. Only the top part was still missing. It looked quite impressive already, and I can imagine that it must be even better at night. I will take some pictures if I drop by again in the evening one of these days