For mothers in the informal sector, Christmas means more income.
So while some were starting their celebrations for the day, Jenny Maipe and Annette Zephaniah were preparing for the big sell of the year.
Like the rest of those in the informal sector, it was business as usual.
Both sell daily at the Kinakon roadside market, on the outskirts of Port Moresby.
While they both understand that Christmas is a day to celebrate the birth of Jesus, Annette says it is one of those days they have many customers.