Events not to miss in Bangkok this December
December is here and with it come new events in the city. This is the month of extreme shopping frenzy, gala dinners, New Year countdown and starting to think in New Year resolutions. We have hand-picked for you 5 events you should look forward this month.
1. Father’s Day
- When: 5 December
- Where: Everywhere
Thais celebrate Father’s Day every 5th of December, coinciding with the birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. For the occasion, many Thai will wear yellow t-shirts and the flag with the royal cypher will be seen everywhere. There are also special events, concerts and you can expect special promotions or free entry at specific places if you bring your dad along.
2. Rama IX Flower Festival
- When: 1 to 10 December
- Where: Rama IX Park
Every year Rama IX Park hold the Flower Festival, an event full of activities, delicious Thai food, fun fair and, of course, flowers. Lots of flowers.
3. Thailand Motor Expo
- When: From 3 to 13 December
- Where: IMPACT Arena, Challenger 1-3
If you love everything with wheels and an engine, you cannot miss Thailand Motor Expo. You can expect the big names of the automotive scene to showcase their latest designs of cars and bikes, as long as shows, accessories shops, vintage cars, a thrilling skill driving experience and more. Check all the details here.
4. Thailand Best Buy 2015
- When: 11 to 20 December
- Where: Queen Sirikit Convention Center
It is very likely that this December you will have to spend a good amount of time shopping for presents for family and friends. Instead of going from mall to mall, you can visit Thailand Best Buys, an event where you can find gifts, souvenirs, household products, jewelry, toys, cosmetics, food, brand name items, clothes, travel packages… More info here.
5. Christmas and New Year
- When: 25 and 31 December
- Where: Everywhere
Christmas decorations in Bangkok are something you must not miss. Every big mall will have a big tree, plenty of lights and sometimes a little over-the-top decorations with very creative themes. Sure, the weather doesn’t seem to get along with those snowmen, but they are beautiful the same.
For New Year, you will find the classic countdown, parties and the mandatory fireworks at different venues in the city.
Which ones will you attend?