The bustling thoroughfare is aligned with brimming traditional shop houses, boutiques and numerous shopping arcades offering an eclectic mix of retail goods. Browsing here kept us occupied for hours.
I was also excited to see familiar Christmas characters with ornamental facade and glimmering colorful lights that gave a little spark and enlivening mood. We then continued walking along the road, when we happened to pass by a group of talented elderly performers playing lively traditional Chinese music.
Most of us are familiar with Santa Claus common appearance as a jovial STOUT old man with a white beard and a red suit bringing gifts on Christmas season. Fortunately, we spotted a new modern version of Santa who was TALL and so SKINNY. (Hmm, did he also join the “DIET-CRAZE”, which is enormously popular today?) Yep! Yep! No doubt. He really does look somewhat ANOREXIC. hahaha… Forgive me but I’m used to the angelic Chubby Santa who is certainly more irresistibly cute.
Anyhow, Santa was extremely busy entertaining children and adults alike who were so enthralled by him.
There are also hotels, banks, bookstores, music stores, and money changers in Zhongshan Road. If you're looking for a centrally located accommodations, close to the shopping district, you can choose any of the following hotels that we spotted.
Lujiang Harbourview Hotel, a four-star hotel overlooking picturesque Gulangyu Island, East Ocean Hotel (3-star) and Millenium Harbourview Hotel, a 4-star, 22-storey building located at Zhenhai road.
I have heard about a wishing tree in Hong Kong, which is now one of the famous tourist attractions. But a "Christmas wishing tree"? This is different. Nevertheless, it was quite fun and exciting.