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Where to Buy Christmas Trees and Decorations in Shanghai

It’s that time of the year again! Yes, Christmas is around the corner. If you are staying in Shanghai this Christmas, you might be searching for some Christmas trees and decorations to fill your home with holiday cheer. We’ve found the best spots for you to “cure” your Christmas nostalgia.

FAKE TREES

IKEA | Multiple Locations
This world-famous home-furnishings Mecca is home to a variety of reusable Christmas trees. A 180cm tree is priced at RMB299 while the 150cm tree is priced at RMB149. They have loads of decorations, lights, tinsel and even stockings. While you're there you may as well pick up a couple of extra wine glasses and candles for those very merry parties coming up.

Carrefour | Multiple locations
As an expat-friendly shopping chain, Carrefour offers a wide selection of fake trees, wreaths and Christmas decorations. The trees cost between RMB140 to RMB350 depending on the size. Get a bit creative and pick up some popcorn while you are there. Grab some fishing wire and start stringing those kernels for some traditional Christmas decorating.

Holiday House | Fanyu Lu
Holiday House has been the hub of Easter, Halloween, and Christmas decorations in Shanghai for 18 years. They have almost everything you can think of to decorate your home: fake trees , ornaments, pillows and rugs, Santa costumes and Christmas homewares. They are currently running a promotion for 2.1m trees for RMB75 (original price RMB160) and another tree 2.1m tree for RMB180. Definitely call to first to see if they still have trees available as they are disappearing from stock very quickly!

Chenghuang Miao | Yu Gardens
Chenghuang Miao, in Yu Garden has becoming a busy bazaar area nowadays with different shops. You can find Christmas trees and decorations everywhere. You can get a fake tree, fake miniature reindeer, embroidered stockings, and fake wreaths in the shop and wrap your gifts in their range of festive ribbons.

Taobao | Online
If you are too busy to venture out, Taobao is just one click away. We found this popular virtual Christmas boutique with 1.5 meter tree for RMB99. Besides, they have different ornaments for trees, balloons, cute stockings and even Santa costumes. Don't know how to use taobao? Check out our taobao guide to get started.

REAL TREES

Taobao | Online

Yes, there is even a Taobao store selling real Christmas trees. We found this 1.5m tree for RMB138. The store has more sizes too. Oh Taobao, is there anything you don't sell?

Annie's | 264 Madang Lu

Annie Wang sells real trees that are already fully decorated with prices starting at around RMB1,400 for a 1.5m tree, RMB1,800 for a 1.8m tree, and RMB2,200 for a 2.0m tree. If you live within three kilometers of Xintiandi, the shop also offers free delivery.


REAL AND FAKE TREES

Carpe Diem | 122 Jianguo Lu

This one-stop shop sells real and fake trees, but they're going fast. 1.5m fake trees are around RMB700 and 1.9m real trees were RMB2,500. Both options can be decorated for an additional RMB200.

Au Nom de La Rose | Jianguo Xi Lu
This fancy French Florist offers both fake and real trees, although the price can be steep. If you’re ordering their real tree imported from the United States, they can get it to you the next day for RMB2500 or you can pick their fake tree for RMB600 with a furnished option for an additional RMB200. They’ve also got their own styled arrangements and Christmas decorations. While you are there, pick up some flowers or special perfumes for your home or rose-orientated gifts for your loved ones.

Hongqiao Bird and Flower Market | Hongjing Lu
This flowery spot has both real and fake Christmas trees available. You'll also find an abundance of vibrant potted poinsettias here as well. This is the place to go if you feel like haggling over your tree. There are multiple sellers so prepare to walk around to find the best price. Exact address: 718 Hongjing Lu, near Yan'an Xi Lu.


CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

Madame Mao's Dowry | Fumin Lu
For a special Christmas tree decoration, head over to the store on Fumin Lu and pick up one of their special ceramic Christmas tree ornaments. The ceramic baubles come hand-painted with propaganda art and slogans. These also make for great Christmas presents to send back home.