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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.