Your guide to the best things to do in Bangkok this Christmas weekend. 

See also: Where to wine and dine this Christmas and New Year

Thursday (Dec 22)

ART: Alive

Best known for graffiti pieces featuring his iconic three-eyed character wearing animal costumes, street artist Alex Face hosts a solo exhibition showcasing 30 of his latest artworks where the character is lost in a new world within a waterlily pond. 

Through Feb 19. Bangkok Citycity Gallery, Sathorn Soi 1

Friday (Dec 23)


Two consecutive days of partying in celebration of the holidays, with the first day featuring music from DJs K.a.d.e and Arnon, and the second day DJs Pattyyourvillian and Gus spinning on the outdoor decks. 

Dec 23-25. 72 Courtyard, 72 Sukhumvit Soi 55

NIGHTLIFE: Safe Room Presents Sunju Hargun

Bangkok's leading house and techno DJ makes his first appearance at the Silom Soi 8 shophouse bar, where he'll be taking over the upstairs dancefloor all night long.

Dec 23. Whiteline, Silom Soi 8

NIGHTLIFE: Sunn Pres. Teenage Mutants

The German DJ/music producer famous for the single "Falling For You" makes his debut at RCA's live music venue. Get tickets in advance at

Dec 23. Live RCA, RCA, Rama 9 Rd.

GIGS: What the Folk

A night of live folk and rock music from British alternative folk artist Hattie Marsh, Thai post folk/rock band Jinta and post rock band Inspirative.

Dec 23. Soy Sauce Bar, 11/1 Charoenkrung Soi 24

MARKETS: Winter Vibes Market 

A brand new pop-up market in celebration of the upcoming winter, promising plenty of art installations, film screenings and booths selling food, home decor and books. Plus, there promises to be live music from Greasy Cafe, My Life as Ali Thomas, Stoondio, Thee Chaiyadej and more. 

Dec 23-26.. 953 Art Mall, 124 Sukhumvit Soi 53

Saturday (Dec 24)

NIGHTLIFE: Trasher x Absolut Bad Santa You've Been a Very Bad Girl This Year 

The popular party crew host a Christmas-themed dress up party with a full-on dance playlist. B400 includes one drink.
Moon Star Studio, 701 Ladphrao Soi 80.

NIGHTLIFE: Boogie Disco Saturday with DJ Dangdut Banget

A night of danceable soul, funk, boogie and disco tunes from the DJ who'll be spinning vinyl only. 

Dec 24. Studio Lam, Sukhumvit Soi 51

GIGS: Apartment Khunpa

The popular Thai rock band performs their most iconic songs, including "Satanee Tor Pai" and "Pen Pai Dai Ngai", along with some festive songs. 

Dec 24. Soulbar, 945 Charoenkrung Rd.

MARKETS: Zaap on Sale

The popular pop-up market returns for its year-end edition, featuring over 500 booths from online brands that will be offering huge discounts up to 90-percent off their products. There also promises to be food from some of the trendiest restaurants around town.  

Dec 24-26, 1pm-10pm. Royal Paragon Hall, 5/F, Siam Paragon, Rama 1 Rd.

MARKETS: The Knack Market: Boxing Day 

A Christmas edition of the monthly riverside market returns on the last weekend of the year with booths selling art, crafts, books and vintage items, as well as some yummy street food. There also promises to be live music performances in the complex's open-air yard. 

Dec 24-25, 4-9pm. The Jam Factory, 41/1-41/2 Charoen Nakorn Rd.

OUT OF TOWN: Noise Market Pop-up

Despite Noise Market being postponed to mid-2017 due to the mourning period, the team are organizing a beach-side pop-up edition. At a much more intimate scale with only 80 booths, the stalls promise homemade DIY items, home accessories, art works and the likes.
Dec 24-25, 2-10pm. Seenspace Hua Hin, Hua Hin Soi 35

Sunday (Dec 25)

NIGHTLIFE: Ho Ho Ho Gay X'Mas Party

Drag queen Pangina Heals is joined by live DJs Yui Truluv and Steven G who'll be spinning Christmas party tunes all night long. B500 includes a 2-hour open bar (7-9pm).

Dec 25. Maggie Choo's, 320 Silom Rd. 

GIGS: Tune in Music Fest Vol 4 (Christmas Edition)

The community mall hosts a Christmas-themed jazz afternoon by pianist Krittiya Imchit and band in its outdoor area.

Dec 25. The Commons, Thonglor Soi 17

SPECIAL SCREENINGS: Miracle on 34th Street

Through the end of the year, indie cinema Friese-Greene Club screens Christmas movies to celebrate the holiday season. Christmas day's selection is the popular 1947 flick by George Seaton about an old man who is institutionalized as insane because he claims to be Santa Claus. 
Friese-Greene Club, 259/6 Sukhumvit Soi 22