December is here so you can officially start planning family-friendly (and family unfriendly) holiday fun.
There’s Santa visits, Christmas Day drag shows, holiday feasts, bazaars, concerts, and more. Keep an eye on this space for more Christmas events.
A fun, community-minded Xmas shopping day supporting local and ethical artisans and entrepreneurs and donating to the Mercy Center and the underprivileged families it serves. Santa is on site from 3:30-4:30pm, and carols at 7pm with children from the Mercy Center. Free entry, Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel
Charity event hosted by Danish Women's Network and the Danish Church in Thailand. They’re celebrating Danish Christmas spirit “hygge” with a Santa Lucia parade, raffles, and activities for kids. Free entry, Gaysorn Urban Resort
Quickly becoming a favorite spot for regular classical music, head down to Neilson-Hays Library for the Four Seasons Christmas Classics. B950 / B850 for library members, Neilson-Hays Library
Family activities and photos with Santa Bill and life-sized gingerbread house. Join in magic shows, gingerbread decoration, Yule log cake decoration, carol singing, and more. Official tree lighting ceremony. All proceeds will go towards helping disadvantaged communities with the Central Thailand Mission. B1,100 per adult and one child including / B600 per additional child, Athenee Hotel
Starting Dec 8 and running through January 8, find a special, festive selection ofdishes served at the Ruamrudee branch. Look for Cotechino Fritto, nuggets of deep fried slow cooked pork sausage ready to be dipped in a homemade lentils mayonnaise. Free entry, Pizza Massilia
Holiday buffet, cash bar, caroling, games, costume prizes, Secret Santa, and more at this Bistro 33 party. There’s potluck holiday dessert so bring a treat to add to the buffet. B450, Bistro 33 by Bangkok Community Theatre
This Australian lifestyle space with restaurant, café, studio, store, playground, and dog zone at Sweet Poppy will host a pet and kid friendly party with Santa appearance 10:30am-11am and events until 12:30pm. B500 per child, Sweet Poppy
From 1-5pm, get your Christmas shopping done sustainably. Thrift preloved clothing, accessories, jewelry, and upcycled crafts and designer items at The Home BKK. Free entry, The Home BKK
Members and friends of the SSB are welcome to Christmas Brunch with "Samichlaus" in German and English at the plush Brasserie 9 in Silom. B1,000, Brasserie 9
The Belgian-Luxembourg and Thai Chamber of Commerce host a Christmas dinner starting at 6:30pm by Chef Nooror, with wines and Belgian Beers and entertainment. B1,500 early bird / B2,250, Blue Elephant
From 5 PM onward at Challenger Hall at the Centara Grand at Central World, join the Thai-Italian Chamber of Commerce where proceeds will go to supporting the Camillion Home for Aged Ratchasima. B3,800 per seat / B38,000 THB for a table of 10, Centara Grand
A special occasion for Norwegians and their friends to get together before the Holidays to enjoy the traditional Norwegian Christmas dishes, including Pinnekjøtt, in a traditional Norwegian Christmas buffet. B2,200 / non-members B2,700, Admiral's Pub & Restaurant, Bangkok
Not specifically a Christmas event, you can expect to find your favorites and a great chance to pick up supplies for Christmas with artisanal bakers, chefs, and handicrafts galore starting at 11am. Free entry, Gateway Ekamai
The Adoptable Puppy Cafe, Squiggles Charity Shoppe, and Thai Dogs Matter put on festive family fun. Christmas fun and adorable adoptable dogs. It’s free for everyone and good doggos are available for adoption on the day. But, remember, as the saying goes, a puppy is forever, not for Christmas. Free entry, Dog Park 49
“We've found a disaster, a catastrophe, an outrage! A guaranteed-to-close-in-one-night beauty.” Well, for just one night, it’s Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel in one of the all-time greatest comedies to kick off Hanukkah at our favorite place to catch a movie. Tickets here, Friese-Greene Club.
Starting Dec 21 and running to Boxing Day, veggies can indulge in a plant-based feast with a Vegan X’mas menu, including vegan roast turkey, apple butternut squash soup, and vegan mince pies. This special menu is also available for delivery. Book here, The Vegan Table
Families can join for a day of food, drinks, and live music along with workshops and holiday magic at Baan Dusit Thani starting at 4pm. More info on Line: @baandusitthani, Baan Dusit Thani
Siri House is putting on a special festive menu starting on the 22nd and running through the end of the month with a 3-course prix fixe menu with choices of additional oysters, caviar, and truffles. Get ready for beetroot tartare, saganaki, BBQ baby squid and more. Wash it down with champagne and celebrate in style. B1,500, tickets here, Siri House
Larder is bringing a special Christmas menu that’s available for one more weekend, from December 23 to December 25, featuring a whole host of dishes, such as deviled eggs with anchovy, Polish cold cuts, and pierogies. B600, Larder
Head to Bitterman’s for modern takes on classic festive dishes and a sharing set for four from Dec 23-25. Nanthawat Klinhom will be doing a guest shift as bartender on Christmas Even and you can expect music from The Loner Manouche (Dec 23) / DJ Takamichi (Dec 24) / Babe & Friends (Dec 25). More info here, Bitterman Restaurant
Party Christmas anyone? From 6pm expect Latin beats, Christmas Cocktails, and, of course, Santa at everyone’s favorite Sukhumvit club. Reserve here, Havana Social
Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day
It’s Christmas in the sky at Skyview with the Vanilla Xmas Party on the 35th floor featuring live DJ sets, and an a la carte menu starting at 5:30pm. B1,000 for a table of 2-4 / B2,000 for 5-10 / 3,000 for 11, Skyview Hotel Bangkok
A huge two-day bash for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for kids, you’ll find Santa, face painting, games and a Christmas Craft Workshop. More info here, Bambina Villa
Join a 5-course Western set menu featuring both traditional and gourmet dishes starting in the evening at 6pm. B1,690, Courtyard by Marriott Bangkok.
For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, head to Above Eleven on the 33rd floor for a Peruvian Christmas feast starting at 6pm with Christmas specials from Chef Omar. Then, of course, there’s the dancing. Book here, Above Eleven
Gay night doesn’t stop for Christmas. Dance with a live set by DJ Yui Truluv and three rounds of drag shows at 10pm, 11pm, and midnight. Book here, Maggie Choo’s
Seasonally inspired Sunday brunch celebration with saxophone music featuring festive delicacies and kids get gifts starting at noon. B1,490, Momo Cafe
The Deck on Sukhumvit Soi 20 is putting on a 3-course set lunch or dinner and there’s a Kids Club planned for Christmas day—and, despite how busy he is, Santa will be making an appearance. B2,690, The Deck Bangkok
Cholos, some of our favorite taco slingers, is putting on a special Christmas event starting on Christmas day, where you can donate a toy to charity and get a free Horchata Slushee with Tito’s vodka–and DJ Rui Tang will be spinning throughout. Free entry, Cholos
Hot Club of Siam will be playing jazz and there will be X-mas inspired cocktails at Bangkok’s favorite mezcal and tequila joint on Christmas day—complete with a free cocktail for every guest and performances. Free entry, Mezcal