Celebrate the holiday season in Bangkok. Walk over the streets and watch the incredible Christmas lights all over the city. Enjoy spectacular events featuring world-class entertainment, New Year's Eve parties, colorful countdown celebrations and great fireworks shows at the riverside. Stay at a luxury hotel in Bangkok or have a dinner cruise over the river to complete the experience.
The holiday season is here, and if you are in Bangkok, you can expect extensive celebrations. Christmas in Bangkok is an amazing experience and one best time to be present in the city. You will enjoy the festive season in the Thai capital, although Christmas day is not a formal holiday in the kingdom. It may not be traditional in Thailand, but it celebrated massively like other big cities around the world.
The Thai people are doing everything to make sure that Christmas will be memorized to everyone in the city. Take a walk on the streets and watch the Christmas lights and decorations all over the buildings, the bridges, the gigantic Christmas trees and garlands. Even the Tuk-Tuks are adorned with lights, and the joyful atmosphere is everywhere. The city center is very active during this time, and the neighborhoods are decorated with colorful lights along the main streets, the squares and the shopping centers.
There are many Christmas Eve dinners and diverse parties in Bangkok. Has a Christmas Eve dinner near the River of Kings or in the beer gardens within the city with Thai live bands, cheap discounted beers and great Thai food. The New Year's Eve entertainment events in Bangkok include parties, colorful countdown and fireworks shows. The New Year parties in the clubs of Bangkok continue into the early hours with imported DJs, who play their best music.
The countdown celebration in Bangkok is a unique experience that will stay with you forever. In front of Central World Square, there is the biggest countdown event in Bangkok. From the early evening, the crowd enjoys spectacular lights, sound shows and live stage performances by the best local artists. At midnight, you will see the fireworks light up the sky and on large-screen projections you may watch the fireworks shows from all over the world.
Sanam Luang is also a great place to witness the New Year's Eve fireworks display. If you prefer to get away from the crowd while you watch the fireworks than join a river cruise on Chao Phraya, the River of Kings, with champagne, live entertainment, cocktails and buffet. Alternatively, you may dine and drink at the rooftop gardens and watch the fireworks from the great vantage points. If you are still awake by sunrise time you will see many Thai people head over to the temples and make their prayers for a happy new year.
There are other options to celebrate New Year's Eve such as Thai dance performances and traditional music shows on multiple stages. The main events occur at Silom, RCA area or Khaosan Road. Silom is the Bangkok downtown zone and is a home for shopping, entertainment and also a hub for international business. In the morning after you may enjoy a fancy brunch in one of the many 5 star or lifestyle hotels in Bangkok.
Make sure you have a comfortable place to stay. In Bangkok, you will always find something that suits you well. Look for 5 star hotels on Silom road to maximize the Christmas experience. Luxury Silom hotels are a strategic point to main events such as the New Year's Eve party at Pullman Bangkok Hotel G.
For any event at New Year's Eve, it is highly recommended to arrive two hours before the event begins to avoid the traffic. Christmas can be much more enjoyable in a land of palm trees and sunny beaches with 30 degrees Celsius. The celebrations in Bangkok are always incredible but during Christmas time, they get to a completely different level.