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Hanoi (VNA) – Three days away from Christmas Eve, festive atmosphere is spreading out into every corner of Hanoi, from shopping malls, hotels, restaurants to streets illuminated with multi-coloured lights.

Not only a festive occasion for the Christians, Christmas has become popular with the Vietnamese public in recent years.

Hang Ma and Luong Van Can streets in the Old Quarter are bustling with shoppers. On offer are pine trees, wreaths, decorative lamps and gift items, most of them are locally-made, eco-friendly and affordable.

Phi Kim Nhung, shop owner at 38 Luong Van Can, said Christmas gifts are generally cheaper than last year.

Strolling around main thoroughfares, pine trees decorated with mini lights and gifts have turned into prime attractions.

Young folks take to the streets to capture memorable moments during the holiday season. Many of them even wear red-and-white Santa Claus outfits and moustaches to take selfie and group photos and earn extra income by delivering gifts to children right on the doorsteps.

In major shopping malls like Trang Tien Plaza and Vincom, pine trees are beautifully lit outdoors, attracting visitors to take photos and soak in the festive mood.

Jubilant atmosphere also comes to coffee shops through a medley of Christmas melodies.-VNA