Welcome to your ultimate guide on how and where to spend your holidays during this festive season.
When we hit December, the city transforms itself into a magical land where you would spot extravagant Christmas trees and decorations all around the town. Whilst we sure won’t go hungry for festive fare with so many gala dinners around the city, there’s so much more to explore during this exciting time of the year. Christmas may not be a national holiday in Bangkok, but it’s definitely an entire month of celebration where we leave no stone unturned, with all the Christmas markets and festive activities in town.
From binging classic Christmas movies on the big screen to strolling through the winter markets, get into the holiday spirit with your friends and family and embrace the festive season. Don’t forget to mark your calendars.
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If you haven’t been to this green lush haven, then it’s about time. Sansiri’s Winter Market Fest is back this year but this time we’re heading to their Sansiri Backyard to embrace the greenery to get in touch with your inner nature lover. From a selection of workshops like making ceramic dishes to meditation rituals, body painting, and art installations or a mini-concert, there’s no way you could run out of things to do here. Remember to bring your own biodegradable food containers and canvas bags. Simply hop on the shuttle service from BTS On Nut and head your way to the patio.
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What even is Christmas without some heartwarming classic movies? Bangkok Screening Room will be featuring classic holiday movies with English and Thai subtitles to keep your spirits high up the sky. Grab your cuppa hot chocolate and popcorn, because, after all, there’s something so satisfying about watching classic movies the old-school way at the cinema rather than streaming from your laptop, right?
‘Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker’ (2014) 17— 30 Dec
‘Miracle On 34th Street’ (1947) 24— 27 Dec
‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ (1946) 24— 26 Dec
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Get into the holiday mood with some ice skating at The Enchanting Winter Skate Park with Polar Bear Snow Canon at Central Embassy. Grab some delightful treats from BRIX Dessert and visit Santa’s Illuminated Candy Cane Village. Indeed, Central Embassy has transformed itself into a Christmas wonderland for all little ones (and adults) to enjoy the merry season.
Do you fancy checking out a warehouse converted into a classic New York-style flea market? That’s right, the long-running flea market of Bangkok is returning this year on Christmas weekend. Bringing together the very best of vintage items to tastemakers from all over the country, spend your merry weekend at the warehouse next to the old Pepsi Pier.
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Famous for its vintage market, K Village is hosting a Christmas market so we can all hunt down some gifts for our loved ones. From arts and crafts, fashion, home and decoration, lifestyle products, and gadgets, to featuring more than 150 pop-up stores, wander around with your family and enjoy the holiday mood. From scrumptious bites to fun carnival games, shake it out at this Christmas market.
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Since Christmas is the time to cherish moments with your family, why not take it up a notch by celebrating in a Tuk Tuk? We are not kidding. Simply hop on this Christmas-themed Tuk Tuk for an adventurous ride around the city and experience a full traditional holiday vibe in Thai style. From a feast at Santa’s hideaway at The Flower Market to sightseeing at The Golden Mount, make this Christmas an exciting escapade to remember.
For a tour on Christmas Eve (December 24) or morning tour on Christmas Day (December 25):
Price: with dinner 2,850THB per adult / 1,995 per child (aged 5-12) / Under 5 is free
Price: without dinner: 2,250THB per adult / 1,395 per child (aged 5-12) / Under 5 is free
For a tour on December 25 during the evening (Local dinner):
Price: 2,400THB per adult / 1,600 per child (aged 5-12) / Under 5 is free
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Bringing a touch of European culture to Bangkok, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit recreates Strassburg’s sought-after Christmas Market in their lobby. You can simply travel without a ticket right here and take a sleigh into the holiday season. Hum to the carols, sip some mulled wine, and select your gifts from their handpicked lifestyle partners.
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Want to embrace Christmas in the tropics? After a long hiatus, Havana Social’s notorious Cuban Pool Party is back with a Christmas touch. There’s no better way than to party in your swimwear with Santa hats while grooving to iconic Latin tunes. The highlight? Drag Queens Pangina Heals and Annèe Maywong will also be there to light up the party.
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