The timing of our annual trip means that every year we end up seeing the Christmas season kick off in some place far from home. From the unfamiliar displays in Paris to the cognitive dissonance of sun and palm trees in Hawaii, it's always interesting to see how different cultures handle the holidays.
In Hong Kong, that's entails playing Christmas music in every subway station and shopping area as well as putting up these huge decorations in Kowloon near Victoria Harbour.
When we got there, they had apparently just gone up. People lined up to get pictures of themselves and friends with the snow-laden icons of Christmas very far away along with some that I've never seen before. Tammi and I got in on the fun too: