It’s getting to that time of the year to dig the decorations out of the closet and dress up the holly! But before you start decking out your tree, you probably need to buy one first. And where can you buy a Christmas tree in Beijing?
Alien Street Market
Laofanjie Shichang, Yabao Lu (south of Fulllink Plaza), Chaoyang District.
Beijing Wantong Market
Trees here range from RMB 40-280.
2 Fuchengmenwai Dajie, Xicheng District. (6804 6283)
Prices range from approximately RMB 40-100. Daily 8.30am-7pm. 36 Hongqiao Lu, Chongwen District. (6713 3354)
Jenny Lou’s (Sanlitun Branch)
RMB 89 for a 150cm tree.
Daily 8am-10pm. 6 Sanlitun Beixiaojie, Chaoyang District (6461 6928)
Jenny Lou’s (Chaoyang Park Branch)
Choice of a 180cm or 210cm tree that goes for RMB 220 or 270 respectively.
Daily 8am-midnight. South of West gate of Chaoyang Park, Chaoyang District (6501 6249)
Jenny Lou’s (Shunyi Branch)
RMB 130 for a 100cm tree.
Daily 7.30 am-10pm. Pinnacle Plaza, Shunyi District. (8046 2316/3302);
We’re not sure on prices, but you’ll need to bargain hard.
54 Zhongguancun Nandajie, Haidian District. (6217 6170/6256).
Fake trees range from about RMB 35-580 depending on height.
Liangma Flower Market
Both real and plastic trees of various sizes available here. Delivery available. Daily 8.30am-6.30pm. South bank of Liangma River, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6504 2446)
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Laitai Flower Market
Both real (150-250cm) and plastic trees of various sizes available here. Laitai also offer really weird and expensive "trees" (see pic right) that go for up to RMB 150,000. Delivery available.
Mon-Thu 9am-6pm, Fri 9am-6.30 pm, Sat-Sun 9am-7pm. 9 Maizidian Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6463 6145)
Real Trees range from about RMB 200-600.