Mariah Carey is on everyone’s playlist, red and green is the official uniform, and toffee nut latte orders are on the menu. This can only mean one thing: Christmas has officially reached Thailand. As always, we bring you the must-attend festivities of the week, from hearty buffets and festive afternoon teas to a Wong Kar-Wai photo exhibit and an Oscar-worthy film festival.
It's not the holidays without a proper feast! Celebrate any annual milestones by sharing a wonderful meal with your loved ones at W Bangkok’s Tipsy Cow. Situated in The Kitchen Table Room, Tipsy Cow offers their set menu or your choice of selections from over 40 options including BBQ pulled pork, shepherd’s pie, festive stolen cake, and lemon curd.
W Bangkok, 108 North Sathorn Road
Until December 31, 5:30-9pm
If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit, look no further than Lakorn European Brasserie. Their Festive Afternoon Tea unites classic English afternoon tea elements with a French flair, bringing out the jolly spirit in every petite bite. Available over New Year’s, the set teases diners with items such as the White Forest Cake, Christmas Log, and White Christmas Ball.
Rosewood Bangkok, 1041/38 Phloen Chit Road
December 3-January 8, 2-5pm
You can always count on Central Embassy to light up the town with its yearly Christmas installations. This year, under the theme “Christmas Dreamscape”, French artist Cyril Lancelin is showcasing his tongue-in-cheek balloon art. Drop by Ploenchit BTS station to photograph an inflatable Christmas tree, bubbly Santa, festive lights, and more!
Level G (outdoor), Central Embassy, 1031 Ploenchit Road
Until January 8
Just a glance at the exhibition poster is enough for fans of Hong Kong lovesick director Wong Kar-Wai to recognise his sentimental style. For two months, Hub of Photography is showcasing the photographs of Wing Shya, Wong Kar-Wai’s behind-the-scenes photographer. It is said that time slows down upon viewing Wing Shya’s intimate snapshots.
3rd floor, MUNx2, Seacon Square Srinakarin, 55 Srinagarindra Road
December 3-January 29
The World Film Festival of Bangkok is back for its 15th edition. Collecting international Academy Awards 2023 contenders from all around the world and adding in a few Thai classics, this film festival will feed the hunger of local movie-goers for one-of-a-kind cinematic experience. Pre-book tickets now and check out the daily programme here.
SF World, CentralWorld, 4, 4/5 Ratchadamri Road