Christmas is a global festival, regardless of religion or location, and Bangkok is no exception. If you’re in Bangkok for the holidays, you don’t necessarily have to celebrate Christmas over a bowl of Tom Yum soup or Pad Thai if you don’t want to. There are many places where you can make amazing memories during Christmas in Bangkok. Lucky for you, we have picked the best places to celebrate Christmas in Bangkok for you. So, read on!
1. Have a classic Christmas meal
The famous Baiyoke Sky Hotel is holding a Christmas party on 24th and 25th. Come and enjoy a festive menu, roasted whole turkey with cranberry sauce, honey baked ham, featuring fresh river prawn, blue crab, shrimp, and New Zealand mussel, inclusive of free-flow chilled beer, special cocktails, and soft drinks.
2) Goji Kitchen & Bar
Goji Kitchen & Bar delivers authentic regional cuisines, complemented by popular Western dishes. For this Christmas, gather your family and friends for a fantastic Christmas Eve Brunch or Dinner. They offer an array of delicacies including lamb rack, prime ribs, honey glazed ham, roasted turkey, sumptuous seafood including 5 types of oyster, lobster and much more. Also, Festive desserts including Yule log cake, gingerbread, berry pavlova, salted caramel, and fruitcake. Why not have a delicious feast this Christmas in Bangkok?
2. Enjoy Bangkok’s stunning view on Chao Phraya Dinner Cruises
What’s better than celebrating your Christmas day feasting on a cruise? If that sounds intriguing to you, book Chao Phraya Dinner Cruise for your Christmas celebration. You will cruise along the Chao Phraya River while getting mesmerized by stunning Thai architecture. Also, Thai traditional live performances will enchant the dinner even more!
If you are not sure which Chao Phraya Dinner Cruise to choose, decide after a thorough read of our “Chao Phraya River Cruise Selection Guide”
3. Feel the festivities at Asiatique The Riverfront
Here’s another landmark in Bangkok you should visit. A large open mall which is located alongside the Chaophraya river. Asiatique holds many events in Bangkok including both Christmas and the New Year celebrations which is the biggest event held here, where people gather and do a countdown accompanied by performances and fireworks.
There are 2 world-class shows you can watch at Asiatique. Check them out below!
4. Shop ’til you drop!
1) Central World
This is another one of the most famous places this season, where there are other department stores nearby within walking distance such as Siam Paragon or MBK. They hold the light-up events in Christmas every year which is the best place for a Bangkokian to participate and enjoy the festive atmosphere of winter
2) Mega Bangna
Another shopping mall showcasing Christmas themed decorations. You can enjoy many activities here such as ice skating, bowling, and premium karaoke room or even take a look at many shops inside the mall.
Iconsiam, the new landmark of Bangkok which locates along the bank of Chao Phraya River, is celebrating its first year anniversary. Products at big sale are waiting for you to get and the dazzling festival, Bangkok Illumination 2019, will be held till Jan 5. 2020. You will be fascinated by spectacular illumination and the longest line of Christmas trees along the river bank. Christmas trees are gracefully designed in Thai style and the gigantic one is over 22 meters high.
5. Attend Church Events
1) Holy Redeemer Church
Holy Redeemer Church will hold mass in both Thai and English. For English speakers, the Christmas Eve mass will be held at 05:30pm and 11:00pm, while Christmas Day mass will be at 9:45am, 11:00am, and 05:30pm.
2) Christ Church
Christ Church offers a Christingle service at 06:00pm and the First Communion of Christmas will start at 11:15pm on Christmas Eve, come early to make sure of a seat!
Hope this blog helps you celebrate your best Christmas yet in Bangkok. 😘
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- Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queens Park
- White Orchid River Dinner Cruise
- Asiatique The Riverfront
- Central World
- Mega Bangna
- Baiyoke Sky Hotel Facebook Page
- ICONSIAM Official Site
- Holy Redeemer Church Facebook Page