Being away from “home” at Christmas is a strange thing, especially when it's not generally a celebrated tradition in the country in which you are residing or travelling. Every year, the holidays have come around and festivity has visibly infected the population like a Christmas Ebola virus, especially when the classic Coca Cola advert first appears on your TV set.
Let’s face it. Whether this is your first Christmas in Hangzhou or your 15th, celebrating one’s own traditions far away from home can be a difficult if not near impossible task. Some people give up all together. Other’s make a bit of effort on Christmas Eve -- maybe finding a nice restaurant or something. But this year the MORE team is here to push you out of your winter doldrums, and change your inner bah hum bug Scrooge into a Hangzhouvian who appreciates this magical and spiritual time of year, no matter your beliefs. Taking our cues from Christmas Carols, we have scoured Hangzhou for 10 ways to help you embrace the holiday spirit and spice-up your holidays.