Christmas may not be a traditional holiday in Thailand, but it has become an increasingly popular event to celebrate, particularly in Bangkok. So if you’re visiting Bangkok during this time of year, you can still find ways meet your festive desires.
The many malls around the city will be adorned with joyful lights, extravagant decorations, and some will even have Christmas trees. The open-air beer gardens return during this time of year as well because of the “cooler” and dryer weather. Outdoor holiday markets will also make their reappearance, allowing shoppers to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones.
And for the more religious, Bangkok is the home to many churches of a wide variety of denominations. A particularly beautiful one is the Assumption Cathedral, close to the riverside. Most churches offer Thai and English options for worship, but make sure to pay attention to their schedules to see which days English or your preferred language is offered.
As with many of the holiday celebrations throughout the year, Bangkok River has plenty of opportunities to enjoy special promotions and events. Many of the hotels and restaurants offer Christmas Day buffets and dinners for those who like to celebrate with a full stomach.
So no matter what level of Christmas spirit you have, you can find a way to celebrate this merry holiday on Bangkok River.