2020: the year is almost over.

December has arrived and though we have been through some change and chaos, the city is rapidly picking up where it left off, greeting the last month of 2020 with great enthusiasm and joy.

This first half of the month is brimming with a repertoire of cool happenings, watched over closely by the health restrictions to assure our well-being and safety. From an extravagant modern European dinner to a cocktail-fuelled night and a French Christmas market, there’s something to stir a little emotion in everyone. Read on for our hand-picked selection of things to do in the next two weeks and don’t forget to click “add to calendar” for the ones that catch your eye. Given the holiday season, we’ll be following up with a festive event calendar soon too, so stay tuned.

[Hero and Featured image credit: Ms.Jigger]

1
Old Fashioned Week at Ms.Jigger

For cocktail connoisseurs who particularly fancy classic cocktails, Ms.Jigger within the Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok will be serving narrative-inspired, spirit-focused drinks to welcome December in tribute to the Old Fashioned cocktail.

Address
Ms.Jigger, Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok, 78 Soi Tonson, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok
Website
Phone
+662 056 9999
Start Date
27 November 2020
End Date
6 December 2020
2
BKKFM at Singha Complex

The end of the year is fast approaching, so it’s time to start fuelling your body and mind with local, wholesome produce. Make a pit stop by SINGHA COMPLEX for the Bangkok Farmers’ Market, where local farmers, producers, and artisans will be showcasing their pristine products and crafts like fresh veggies, baked goods, and handmade jewellery.

Address
SINGHA COMPLEX, New Phetchaburi Road, Bang Kapi, Bangkok
Website
Phone
+6692 257 1106
Start Date
1 December 2020
End Date
4 December 2020
3
Havana Social presents El Presidente & 5th Anniversary

Havana Social is turning 5 years old (!) and if you’re a Cuban cocktail bar fan, stop by to show some love and enjoy free-flow drinks from 8-9 pm as well as upbeat tunes from a lineup of DJs and live Latin bands.

Address
Havana Social, 1/1 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 11 Bangkok
Website
Phone
+6680 467 7409
Start Date
3 December 2020
4
Bo.lan Grocer Sunday Market

For hyper-local, hyper-seasonal products and produce, make a visit to Bo.lan Grocer Sunday Market. The Michelin-starred Bo.lan with its zero-waste concept is dedicating a space in their star-studded culinary to Bo.lan Grocer, a mini grocery store for a mindful and sustainable lifestyle. Their monthly market, featuring food and artisan products vendors – think YORA, Pla Organic, Sloane’s and more – should be your move to learn more about what our local community has to offer.

Address
Bo.lan Grocer, 24 Sukhumvit 53 Alley, Watthana, Bangkok
Website
Phone
+662 260 2962
Start Date
6 December 2020
5
Four Hands Dinner at Clara: Chef Dunand x Chef Martena

For a four-hand dining pop-up to check out this month, dinner by the two-Michelin-starred Chef Dunand of Le Normandie and Chef Martena of CLARA should be your move. Highlighting modern European flavours, the tasting menu (THB 4,080++ or 5,980++ per person, inclusive of wine pairing) will be brimming with the two talented chefs’ signature dishes.

Address
CLARA, 69 Soi Prasartsuk, Yannawa, Bangkok
Website
Phone
+6695 879 6257
Start Date
7 December 2020
6
ICONCRAFT x Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles Pop-up Store

Craft lovers, ICONCRAFT is proudly collaborating with Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles to present their first pop-up store at the Co-Creation Space, Level 3, Siam Discovery. From stylishly crafted bags and fashionable old-school accessories, to delicate jewellery pieces, this special showcase by ICONCRAFT allows us to zoom in on some of the exceptional handcrafted items, like never before. Like what you see? Head over to ICONCRAFT, located on the fourth and fifth floor of ICONSIAM, and the third floor of Siam Discovery.

Address
ICONCRAFT, 3rd FL Siam Discovery, 989 Phayathai Road, Pathum Wan, Bangkok
Website
Phone
+662 658 1000
Start Date
December
End Date
6 January 2021
7
Degustation Dinner by Chef Deepanker “DK” Khosla at Banyan Tree Phuket

For two nights only, Chef Deepanker “DK” Khosla of Haoma is inviting food lovers to the Banyan Tree Phuket to bask in the scrumptious glory of his Indian cuisine degustation menu (THB 2,250 net for food only; THB 2,850 net for wine pairing). With a spotlight also on his farm-to-table concept, diners can be sure to tuck into succulent fare crafted with pristine produce.

Address
Banyan Tree Phuket, 33, 33/27 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Amphur Talang, Phuket, Thailand
Website
Phone
+66 76 372 400
Start Date
10 December 2020
End Date
11 December 2020
8
European Christmas Market

‘Tis the season. For Christmas market lovers, make a pit stop at the European Christmas Market or Art de Noel at the Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit. It was designed to be a reimagined version of the iconic Strassbourg Christmas Market where you can wine and dine to kick off the holiday season.

Address
Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, 189 Sukhumvit Road Soi 13-15, Klongtoey Nua Wattana, Bangkok
Website
Phone
+662 126 9999
Start Date
12-13, 19-20, 24-26 December 2020
Kankanit Wichiantanon
Writer, Bangkok
Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.