Beijing embraces Christmas with opening of Hamleys toy store

AP Published: 2017-12-29 09:50:19
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A boy poses for a smartphone photo outside of Hamleys toy store during its grand opening in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017. The British toy retailer opened its largest store in the world on Saturday just ahead of the Christmas holiday, which at five floors and 115,000 square feet (10,700 square meters) is twice the size of the chain's flagship London location and one of the largest toy stores in the world.

A boy poses for a smartphone photo outside of Hamleys toy store during its grand opening in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017. The British toy retailer opened its largest store in the world on Saturday just ahead of the Christmas holiday, which at five floors and 115,000 square feet (10,700 square meters) is twice the size of the chain's flagship London location and one of the largest toy stores in the world.

A worker dressed as Santa Claus hands a headband with antlers to a young customer during the grand opening of Hamleys toy store in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017. The British toy retailer opened its largest store in the world on Saturday just ahead of the Christmas holiday, which at five floors and 115,000 square feet (10,700 square meters) is twice the size of the chain's flagship London location and one of the largest toy stores in the world.

A boy carries a U.K. flag as he walks through Hamleys toy store during its grand opening in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017. The British toy retailer opened its largest store in the world on Saturday just ahead of the Christmas holiday, which at five floors and 115,000 square feet (10,700 square meters) is twice the size of the chain's flagship London location and one of the largest toy stores in the world.

People look at a display of Lego creations at Hamleys toy store during its grand opening in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017. The British toy retailer opened its largest store in the world on Saturday just ahead of the Christmas holiday, which at five floors and 115,000 square feet (10,700 square meters) is twice the size of the chain's flagship London location and one of the largest toy stores in the world.

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