Whilst post-Wonderfruit feelings are still leaving us somewhat physically exhausted, Bangkok’s event scene for December will rejuvenate and inspire you to get up and partake in all the exciting happenings before Christmas and New Years approach.

From an oyster-fuelled party and a gingerbread house workshop to a world photo exhibition, 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.

[Featured and hero image credit: World Press Photo]

1
World Press Photo Exhibition 2019: Bangkok ICONSIAM

Hosted by The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, World Press Photo Exhibition taking place at ICONSIAM’s floating museum will showcase some of the world’s most thought-provoking photographs. Taken by various different photographers the goal is to educate people, as well as encourage art appreciators to debate about each work’s meaning and purpose.

Address
Floating Museum, 8th floor, ICONSIAM, Bangkok
Website
Start Date
December 17, 2019
End Date
January 5, 2020
2
MotherFunky - Wednesdays at Maggie Choo's

Maggie Choo’s, as you know it, never runs out of fun-filled events performed by in-house entertainers and special guests. This time around it’s Mother Funky — one of Bangkok’s most astonishing jazz bands, who will crank up their funky smooth jazz all night long.

Address
Maggie Choo’s, 320 Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok
Website
Phone
+6691 772 2144
Start Date
December 18, 2019
3
Oyster & Champagne

Want a taste of the sea with some bubbly? This Oyster & Champagne night hosted by The House on Sathorn will satisfy you just right with an endless supply of the two delicacies. There are various options: a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne with 12 Jean-Paul oysters (THB 4,900++); a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne Magnum with 24 Jean-Paul (THB 9,900++); or a bottle of Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Champagne (THB 20,000++) with 36 Jean-Paul Oysters. Diners can also pick to dine out at The Courtyard or inside at Paii.

Address
The House on Sathorn, 106,108 North Sathorn Road, Silom, Bangkok
Website
Phone
+662 344 4000
Start Date
December 21, 2019
4
Gingerbread House Workshop

For a family-friendly activity, go for the Gingerbread House Workshop over at The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok, instructed by the hotel’s executive pastry chef to properly start your festive season as a family. Followed by the workshop is an international lunch buffet with festive offerings to get you and your kids in the Christmas mood.

Address
The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, 259 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok
Website
Phone
+662 207 8000
Start Date
December 21, 2019
5
TheLivingRoom: Christmas Special w/ Chucheewa, Fluffypak, Parim

Siri House will sprinkle Christmas spirit through waves of melodious pop tunes performed by talents like Chucheewa, fluffypak, and Parim this month. Stop by Jacqueline bar and make yourself at home like it’s your own living room.

Address
Jacqueline, Siri House, 14/2 Soi Somkid, Lumphini, Bangkok
Website
Phone
+6694 868 2639
Start Date
December 22, 2019
6
100 Mahaseth Pop-Up at Smalls

For one night only, 100 Mahaseth will temporarily take over Suan Plu neighbourhood bar, Smalls, with their vibrant, spice-packed Thai Isaan and Northern fare. Saunter over and gorge on scrumptious dishes like Kang Pruhh, Yum Kanom Jeen, and Som Tam Kai Yang with great jazz music playing in the background, as always.

Address
Smalls, 186, 3-4 Suan Phlu 1 Alley, Thung Maha Mek, Sathorn, Bangkok
Website
Phone
+6695 585 1398
Start Date
December 26, 2019
7
Flamenco Presents: Quirky Circus NYE 2020

Partygoers, expect nothing average at Flamenco Sky Bar & Lounge. This New Year Eve, they are bringing over the Quirky Circus lined with a team of skilled magicians, stilt walkers, acrobatics, and even jugglers along with live bands and a DJ to throw a night revelry to remember.

Address
Flamenco Bangkok, 9th Floor, Helix, Emquartier, Bangkok
Website
Phone
+6683 816 6969
Start Date
December 31, 2019
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.