Throughout December, Bangkok will be brighter than ever with Thailand’s first international festival of light, sound, and visual arts, Bangkok Illumination, held at The Em District and Benjasiri Park. Thai and foreign artists, as well as young students, will lend their artwork to beef up the spectacle.
Celebrate Christmas with your young ones at Bumrungrad’s Christmas Party on December 12 at the Holiday Inn Bangkok Sukhumvit. The party features clowns, gifts from Santa, baby products for sale, and more. Entry is free for Bumrungrad members and B200 per family for non-members.
On December 22, from 2pm until 6pm, bring your kids to the British Club Bangkok, where the city’s biggest bouncy castle, water slides, arts, crafts, games, and a visit from Santa Claus are in store. Admission is B50 for kids under 2, B500 for kids aged 2-12, and B150 for adults.
The Westin Grande Sukhumvit is offering Christmas baking classes for kids: chocolate Santas on December 12 and gingerbread houses on December 19. Priced at B1890 each, the classes come with Christmas goodie bags and lunch at Seasonal Tastes, as well as certificates of achievement.
On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, stoke the holiday spirit at Public at Avani Atrium. On Christmas Eve, the buffet dinner, from 6.30pm-10.30pm, serves a range of classic dishes, including roasted duck, while a DJ provides live entertainment (B1190++). The next afternoon, from noon-2.30pm, the Christmas buffet offers seafood, ribeye steak, grilled lamb chops, and more (B1190++).
The Christmas Night Buffet Dinner at Café@2 at Conrad Bangkok on December 25 features a range of fresh seafood for B3950++—and it includes free flow wine and spirits and a gift for every guest.
On Christmas Eve, all are invited to indulge in a special buffet dinner at Feast, at Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, featuring old-time favourites and more for B2700. There will also be a Christmas brunch (B3200) and dinner (B1800), the spirits raised by traditional Christmas carols. On New Year’s Eve, enjoy a gala dinner at The Riverside Terrace and Giorgio’s Terrace for B9500.
Celebrate Christmas and New Year at Anantara Riverside Bangkok. On Christmas Eve, Riverside Terrace has a gala buffet at B3500, while Manohra Cruises presents a Moonlight Cruise Thai Fusion set menu at B5500. Christmas Day features the Family Carnival Brunch for B3900 at Trader’s Vic and Benihana. On New Year’s Eve, enjoy “A Night in Chicago” at Riverside Terrace for B8500. On the same night, Brio presents an Italian wine dinner, with four delectable courses, at B3900.
On New Year’s Eve at Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn Bangkok, indulge in the international buffet at The Glass House for B2200, including free-flow soft drinks, or B2800, including free-flow wine and beer. There will also be an exclusive and enticing six-course Italian dinner (B4600) at Luce.
Celebrate Christmas with friends and family at Le Meridien Bangkok with Grand Atelier’s Wine Journey Brunch from noon-3pm at B1995, and then enjoy dinner, including a traditional carving station, festive sweet treats, and a free flow of 20 different wines at Latest for B2250.
Mandarin Oriental Bangkok celebrates Christmas and New Year across various venues. On Christmas Eve, a five-course seafood extravaganza (B5250) is offered at Lord Jim’s, a perfect spot to watch the fireworks. At Le Normandie, there’s the “haute cuisine” Christmas lunch for B3500. The New Year’s Eve celebration starts at 7.30pm in the Authors’ Lounge. In addition to signature cocktails, a lavish gala dinner includes a Thai buffet banquet and the customary countdown to 2016 with more than 15 minutes of spectacular fireworks over the iconic Chao Phraya River.
Dine and dance at Vista Bar Terrace at Pathumwan Princess Hotel with a New Year’s Eve gala dinner, featuring a sumptuous buffet priced at B5400 for adults and B2700 for children younger than 12.
The Kitchen Table at the W Bangkok Hotel celebrates with its Stop The Clock Xmas Eve Dinner, priced at B2900 (B4250 with a glass of sparkling wine and free flow house wine) and its Stop The Clock Xmas Brunch, priced at B3499, or B3999 with cocktails, wine, beer, and bubbles.
Enjoy a Thai-style Christmas Eve at Salathip at Sangri-La Hotel with a set menu of Thai fare for B3900. Add sparkle to your Christmas Day with brunch at NEXT2 Café for B4000. Italian Chef Luca Casini of Volti Ristorante & Bar offers a festive set menu for New Year’s Eve at B11000, or B13000 for terrace buffet, a great perch to take in the magnificent fireworks.
On Christmas, Brasserie Europa at Siam Kempinski Hotel features an international buffet feast, priced at B3150++, or B4250++ with free flow booze. On New Year’s Eve, count down at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin with a special 11-course set menu of modern Thai-inspired cuisine, selected by Michelin-starred Chef Henrik Yde-Anderson and priced at B5200++, including a glass of champagne.
Celebrate Christmas Eve at Spasso at Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok with a brunch buffet (B850++) and an Italian Christmas Set Dinner (B3000++). Enjoy New Year’s Eve at Tables Grill, with a wide selection of sustainable seafood and premium meats. Dinner with a glass of Moët and Chandon is priced at B5500++ per adult and B2750++ per child.
Da Vinci at The Rembrandt Hotel offers a New Year’s Eve set menu full of fresh seafood, local and imported meat, and a selection of delicious desserts, priced at B1995. The same price applies for Rang Mahal’s Indian Christmas dinner buffet on the same night.