A Guide on how to Celebrate Christmas in Bangkok

Are you homesick this holiday season? Being away from close friends and family can be a tough endeavour, especially when you find yourself some thousands of miles away from home and in one of the hottest climates in the world. While the capital of Thailand may not have snow, it is certainly not lacking in the holiday cheer department, as there are plenty of restaurants, malls and more that are going above and beyond and rolling out the most Christmas-inspired festivities. Here, a guide on how to celebrate Christmas in Bangkok.

Do some window shopping

Nothing gets homesick visitors in the capital in the holiday spirit like some festive window shopping. Almost all of the major shopping centres in Bangkok will be featuring holiday-inspired décor coerced with even better holiday deals. Be sure to take advantage of the fact that many of shops will be rolling out their window ensembles and marking down their summer items. Even though it is technically winter, Bangkok (and the entire country, for that matter) remain hotter than ever, allowing visitors to get the most delightful of holiday deals on clothing they can wear all Christmas season in Bangkok. 

 Be sure to take advantage of the fact that many of shops will be rolling out their window ensembles and marking down their summer items. Even though it is technically winter, Bangkok (and the entire country, for that matter) remain hotter than ever, allowing visitors to get the most delightful of holiday deals on clothing they can wear all Christmas season in Bangkok. There are also a handful of markets that are popping up specifically for the holiday season, like the K Village Christmas Market 2017. The market will be from December 21-25 from 4-10 p.m. and will feature a market full of vendors, food stalls, games, live music, and even a street show.

Indulge in a Christmas dinner

Almost every restaurant in town will be featuring some sort of festive lunch and dinner special this holiday season. The main venues in which to frequent are all of the major hotels, as they will be rolling out the most extensive of feasts featuring holiday ham and turkey with all of the trimmings, Christmas-inspired side dishes and appetisers as well as festive desserts that even those on the strictest of New Year diet will simply have to indulge in. Many of restaurants will also be featuring set Christmas Eve and day feasts as well as New Year’s Eve and day brunches and dinners, as well.

Go ice skating

Surprisingly enough, one of the hottest cities in the world is equipped with a handful of ice skating rinks, but one of the best (and cheapest) of them all is Sub-Zero Ice Skate Club. The ice skating rink is open every day of the week. During the week, the cost (including skates) is only ฿280 (approximately$8.60), and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays the cost is ฿330 (approximately$US10.10). You can also rent a walker for ฿50 and a locker for ฿50. There are a few instalments around town and even in Chiang Mai and Hat Yai, as well. 

Look at Christmas lights

No city does Christmas décor better than Bangkok. Step aside New York City and London, as the City of Angels is adorned with the most extravagant of Christmas-inspired items that will make even the biggest of Christmas Scrooge crack a smile. Locals simply love the opportunity to take a selfie with Santa’s little helpers or a few flying reindeer, and some of the most extravagant of décor will be found at the many malls found around the capital.

No city does Christmas décor better than Bangkok. Step aside New York City and London, as the City of Angels is adorned with the most extravagant of Christmas-inspired items that will make even the biggest of Christmas Scrooge crack a smile. Locals simply love the opportunity to take a selfie with Santa’s little helpers or a few flying reindeer, and some of the most extravagant of décor will be found at the many malls found around the capital.

Visit a chilly, ice bar

While it might not be the most festive of activities, visiting a chilly, ice bar in the capital will give visitors the feeling that they are at least within reach of a cold climate that Christmas is normally known for. Escape Bangkok’s brutal heat and venture into one of the ice bars, with one of the most memorable of them all being Titanium Club & Ice Bar. It is found but a stone’s throw away from the BTS Skytrain station Phrom Phong on Soi Sukhumvit 22. It features many of vodka-based drinks that pair perfectly with the frosty and furnishings. The bar is a chilly 10 degrees Celcius and is equipped with an impressive selection of vodka for visitors to choose from. It is open daily from 8 p.m. until 3 a.m.

By | 2017-12-19T08:36:21+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Categories: Tips & Guides|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

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  1. Enele Ogah December 18, 2017 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    I’ll definitely get to do this in my home town. This Christmas is definitely going to be fun!

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