Christmas Events in Chiang Mai
Around town over the holidays
Fairs & Festivities
22nd – 25th December
Celebrate this magical season with your family and loved your ones. Santa will be giving away free gifts. There will be workshops from the Makerspace for kids to enjoy along with a cosy fair for parents to stroll around. From 11am onwards
Carols by Candlelight
@ Gymkhana Club
Join in a carol sing and community Christmas pageant. Watch a fun and creative dramatization of the Christmas story in a beautiful outdoor setting under the stars, complete with moving star and camel. Children who want to dress up as shepherds or angels should get there early! All are welcome to observe and/or participate. Organized and presented by Chiang Mai Community Church.
@ Basecamp Coffee House
Looking for some gifts? Here’s a market that you might find one. Enjoy discounts up to 60% from Klean Kanteen, Black Diamond and Pro Pro along with second hands sportswear at special price. From 3 – 9pm.
Concerts and Shows
@ All Saints
Enjoy your favourite Christmas carols performed by Lannaccapella Choir along with scriptures read by consuls of various countries and other community leaders. A collection will be taken in aid of the Youth Charity Foundation orphanage. 7pm on wards.
@ Villa Virtuosa (The Hill Place)
You are invited to experience all the magic of a traditional European Christmas. Enjoy stalls selling Glühwein and sweet Christmas treats as we entertain you with special festive performances, as well as traditional sing-a-long carols around the Christmas tree. All this and it’s free!
@ Ruang Tawan Hideaway
Tel. 081 499 9911
A night of dance, music, food and fun, gypsy style! Enjoy a bonfire while watching a special dance performance by Ivan Gongora from Barcelona, and two other artists. Have some fun with taro card reading and more activities. 1,600 baht per person. Booking highly recommended.
@Sangdao Performing Arts School
Tel. 053 274 841, 081 472 4442
A perfect event for those who are interested in dance for yourself and your kids! Join for an afternoon of dance and refreshments, as our talented students come together to showcase all of their hard work from this term. Enjoy a variety of dance genres: ballet, jazz, contemporary; and a range of performers, from little 3-year-old ballerinas up to adult contemporary dancers. Your contributions will go towards scholarship programme. If you or your kids are interested in a gift exchange, please bring a present along with you that is at least 200 baht in value!
@ Seven Fountains Spirituality Center
Tel. 091 141 8720, 053 892 545
A dinner to raise fund for students in need. 500 baht for adults and 250 baht for students. Ticket covers International buffet with smoked ham, roast pig all the trimmings, soft drinks and entertainment. Homemade breads,cakes, pies etc, beer and wine are also available. From 6.30 – 9.30pm.
Clubs and Societies
@ Free Bird Café
Serving traditional Shan meal on long tables set up to eat family style so you can come alone or with friends and family. Tickets 850 baht available now. From 6.30 – 9.30pm.
@ Oxygen Dining Room
Tel. 053 931 999 ext. Oxygen Dining
Christmas Eve: A whopping 8-course Christmas Eve dinner of oysters, turkey and yule log 3,000++ baht per person. From 7 – 10 pm.
Christmas Day: Stuff yourself with a 4-course Christmas lunch including crayfish. 1,900++ baht per person. From 12- 3pm
@ Le Méridien
Tel. 053 253 666
Christmas Eve: Go all-out with heart-warming dishes, live performance, Christmas carols and special gifts from Santa to delight the little ones. 2,499 baht net per adult and 699 baht net per child with a continuous flow soft drinks, juices, and mocktails.
Christmas Day: A countless selection of dishes with imported European cheeses and cold cuts, fresh seafood and Christmas classics. 2,799 baht net per person. From 11.30 – 3pm.
@ Pern’s Restaurant
Tel. 086 111 7766
15th – 25th Dec. A 3-course traditional Xmas menu with butterball turkey for a very reasonable 895 baht.
@ Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa, Chiang Mai
Tel. 053 294 656 ext 8331
Chrismas Eve: Enjoy an exquisite dinner for 1,900 baht inclusive of soft drinks. 50% discount for children 4-12 years old. From 6.30 – 10.30pm.
@ RatiLanna Riverside Spa Resort
24th – 25th Dec. Indulge in the magical setting with candle lights, beautiful views of the Ping River a massive international buffet and (a few) drinks. There will be a choir and a visit from Santa who will come bearing presents for 3,000 baht per adult and 1,500 baht per child (3-12 years).
@ 137 Pillars House
Tel. 053 247788
Christmas Eve: Indulge in an elegant feast with welcome canapes, prosecco and Glühwein followed by a 5-course set dinner at The Lawn with Christmas carols and live band performance. 4,900++ baht per person. From 7pm.
Christmas Day: 4-course set lunch/dinner for 1,600++ baht per person with all the bells and whistles.
@ Anantara Chiang Mai Resort
Tel. 053 253 333
24th – 25th Dec. Featuring Christmas classics, signature Asian cuisines, exotic surprises and many traditional favourites. Join in the celebratory moods and sing along with carol singers and music from a live jazz band. 3,500++ baht per person. 1,750++ per child, age 8 – 12 years old complimentary for children, age 7 years old.
@ Four Seasons Chiang Mai Resort
Tel. 053 298 181
Christmas Eve: An extravagant open air buffet while being serenaded by live jazz and traditional carols by a live choir. They offer entertainment for kids so you can sit back, relax and indulge.
Christmas Day: Enjoy classic holiday dishes along with a spread of international specialties. The Christmas carols by a live choir will have you tapping your feet. 2,800++ baht per adult and 1400++ baht per child. From 12 – 3.30pm.
@ Shangri-La Hotel Chiang Mai
24th – 25th Dec. A lavish traditional buffet including house-roasted turkey, Canadian lobsters, Australian Black Angus beef, French oysters, foie gras and more. Christmas carols and Santa Claus will be there to entertain all children. 2,988 baht net per person. From 6 – 10pm.
@ Le Crystal Restaurant
Tel. 053 218 059, 053 218 060
Celebrate Christmas Day with your loved ones with 4 course set lunch. Each guest will receive a complimentary glass of champagne and souvenir to take home! Only 1,800 baht net per person.
@ The Consul’s Garden
Tel. 089 888 9339
24th – 25th Dec. Enjoy a lunch set at a charming British colonial style garden on the bank of the Ping River behind Le Coq d’Or. 899 baht per person. From 10am – 7pm.
@ The Duke’s Maeping (Ping River Branch)
Tel. 053 249 231
The annual Christmas buffet featuring Roast Turkey, king prawns and parker house rolls, and all Christmas classics! 1,500++ baht per person. Reservation recommended. From 2 – 9.30pm.