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In pictures: Hong Kong at Christmas, then and now

The Christmas decorations in the city’s malls may be bigger and more elaborate than ever, but have we lost touch with tradition in the quest to create the perfect selfie backdrop?

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 21 December, 2016, 7:18am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 21 December, 2016, 7:18am

As malls jostle for shoppers’ attention, Hong Kong’s Christmas decorations seem to get bigger, brighter and more elaborate each year. But in our quest for the perfect selfie opp, have we lost touch with our Christmas spirit? These photos show how the city’s malls are celebrating the holiday this year, and look back at how the city marked the season in previous years.

Christmas 2016:

Here’s what Christmas used to look like in Hong Kong:

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