A month to go until we turn off the lights for 2023, and we have a hodgepodge of events to keep you going—from the am to the pm and back again. Try out Tropic City’s new cocktails, shop for cool illustrations at BACC, get inked up at True Blue Studios, hit up some local galleries, and get in the giving spirit at Goethe’s German Christmas market. For a full list of Christmas events this year, click here

Thursday, Dec 7


Havana Social 8th Anniversary 

Celebrating their 8th anniversary, the Cuban-themed bar and club on Soi 11 will be serving up free drinks from 7-8pm. Expect non-stop entertainment and a raffle with eight prizes. Book a here, Havana Social

Never Normal Outing at Sunray

Evoking the wondrous shades of sunbeams, Never Normal is back with another banger electronic setlist and an even bigger dance floor. Entries are free but tables are also available. Don’t forget to check out their new cafe. Book here, Never Normal

Gift Gallery

It’s never too early to do your Christmas and New Year shopping. For extra gift ideas, GalileOasis is having a selected gift shop filled with curated designer works and up-and-coming artists. Free entry, GalileOasis

Firehead: Soul Liberate

Thinking of a chill art day? Artist Songsin Tiewsoomboon, who brought us the “Beansprout and Firehead” graphic novels, is having a solo exhibition at River City Bangkok. The pieces explore themes of freedom and alternate realities and will be open until Jan 7, 2024. Free entry, RCB Galleria 

Flower Exhibition at Suan Luang Rama IX

The 30th annual flower exhibition at Suan Luang Rama IX is finally here. Take in the scenic view, have a picnic, and shop some plants for your own garden. It will be available until this Sunday. Free entry, Suan Luang Rama IX

Bangkok Illustration Fair 2023

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) is having a Bangkok Illustration Fair featuring 167 artists from Thailand and around the world. If you’re interested in supporting these creative talents, the one day pass is priced at B150 while the four day pass is priced at B250. Tickets here, BACC

Monet & Friends Alive Bangkok

After the success of their Van Gogh exhibition, Icon Siam is showcasing the works of impressionist painter Claude Monet for another immersive experience. The collection will project 58 moving images of Monet and his peers. Tickets here, Icon Siam

Polluted Currents

Highlighting the polluted clouds that settle in Bangkok during winter, Pongpan Suriyapat is bringing awareness to the issue with a new style of mixed media art and technology. The Warin Lab exhibition is open until Jan 25, 2024. Free entry, Warin Lab 

Friday, Dec 8


Good Hood vol.4

For the fourth year in a row, the indie music festival by the Chaophraya River is back. This year, Good Hood Vol.4 invites fan favorites Scrubb, Landokmai, Temp, Yonlapa, Door Plant, Telex, Rosalyn, and more to keep the good vibes going through the night. Tickets here, Sermsuk Warehouse


Go back in time with ‘Dragtiny’s Child’ (Gigi Ferocious, Notty Naughty Gurl and Spicy Sunshine), and boogie to some Y2K top hits. Come dressed in a theme because there are prizes waiting for best costume and best dancer (you know you want it). Tickets here, Decommune

Movies at the Neighbourhood

The monthly line up for outdoor screenings at the Neighbourhood is live. This weekend, catch Christmas classics like “Love Actually,” “The Holiday,” and staple romcom Mean Girls. More information here, Neighborhood

Saturday, Dec 9


Fump presents 03: Bandit

Decommune presents Bali’s DJ sensation Bbandit who will be blasting the speakers with a mix of underground techno, acid, and industrial sounds. Tickets here, Decommune 

Cocktails and Movie Night at Dog Days Are Over

Dog Days are Over bar is turning up the cozy holiday vibes with a cocktail and movie night. This Saturday, stop by for a screening of Thai LGBTQ coming of age drama “Love of Siam” and have a drink or two (or more) while you’re at it. Popcorn and entry free, Dog Days are Over

Jessinfully take over True Blue tattoo studio

Up for an impulsive tat? Singaporean tattoo artist “Jessinfully” is in town at True Blue Tattoo Studio and will be inking her silly and twisted illustrations on Bangkokians. Book here, True Blue Tattoo Studio

Sunday, Dec 10


Tropic City’s Tropicology Menu

Recently ranked 6th in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2023 and came in 66th on the World’s 50 Best Bars 2023, Tropic City launches their new “Tropicology menu,” a collection of the classic and innovative tropical-inspired concoction. Book here, Tropic City

Med Music in the Park

Celebrating its 3rd year, Med Park Hospital hosts a rest and relaxation one-day program featuring swing dance lessons from The Hop Bangkok and live jams by RSU symphony orchestra. Free entry, Benjakitti Park

Two to Tipsy: Crafted Ice Cream & Natural Wine Bar

What’s better than a scoop of ice cream? A festive pairing of the soft serve with a perfect glass of wine. Roast brings back the pop up event at The Commons Thonglor Top Yard, which will also be screening movies from Sunset Film Club. More info here, The Commons Thonglor

German Christmas Market

Frohe Weihnachten, Bangkok. The Goethe Institut is launching their German Christmas market where attendees can savor traditional treats like sauerkraut, gingerbread, and döner kebabs alongside some live music and handcrafted gift stations. Free entry, Goethe Institut Bangkok 

S69 Weekend Market

From 3-9pm, the newly opened S69 office and warehouse space is having their inaugural weekend market full of craft drinks, home goods, and live tunes. Free entry, S69 Office