Divas costume party, Christmas markets, live music, new F&B venues, and more.
The lights are up around town and festivities are in full swing. Spend your holiday weekend at Christmas markets, go all out at Mischa Cheap’s Mean Girls party, dress to the nines for a Mariah Carey costume contest at Crimson Room, get stuffed at Den Kushi Flori, and catch a screening of the internationally awarded film “Solid by the Seashore” at Doc Club & Pub. Like the gift that keeps on giving, it’s 25 activities leading up to Dec 25. For a full list of Christmas events this year, click here.
Thursday, Dec 21
Sathon’s longtime favorite brunch spot, Luka, is soft launching their new day-to-night project at Sukhumvit 31. The pre-opening period starts this week with a round of "Tabehodai Nights", which let you try every dish on the menu (yes, all 20 of them) for B1,000. Get a table from now until Dec 23 for some tempeh tacos, mentaiko noodles, spiced s’mores, and other delectables. B1,000/person, book here, Luka Sukhumvit 31
Opium Bar (the “Bar of the Year” winner in BK Magazine’s BAD Awards 2023) is hosting an anniversary blowout bash from Dec 21-25. This is a big one if you like cocktails. Each night includes guest shifts by four different bartenders, with the final night on Christmas day seeing a whopping seven (!) mixologists from some of the best bars in the city—Bamboo bar, Bar Us, Tropic City, Mahaniyom, Asia Today, BKK Social Club, and Vesper. Free entry, Opium Bar
Live music, food stalls, and drinks. Flee the end of the week traffic jam and come relax with friends and family at True Digital Parl’s outdoor Winter Chill Garden, open until the 31st. Free entry, True Digital Park
Friday, Dec 22
Haul your besties over to Bang Khen district for some eateries and booze from over ten brands. After grabbing all the goodies, sit down in Will Fest’s camping fire themed garden and enjoy some live tunes. Free entry, Will Fest
Christmas is coming to town at one of Bangkok’s most visited night markets. Starting from Dec 22-Jan 1, Jodd Fair is dishing out eleven days of festive activities including some surprise presents for attendees, live music, and an hourly view of hot air balloons. Doors open at 6pm-12am. Free entry, Jodd Fair
Sathon’s new dining spot Palette unites artistry with gastronomy in their eight course tasting menu. Pulling from influences around the world, the spot caters dishes ranging from truffle soba, paella, to kho mu yang (pork neck) waffles. Book here, Palette
Mon-Fri from 7pm-12am, and Sat-Sun 2-4pm and 7pm-12am, get to Samyan Mitrtown via MRT to check out their tunnel entrance. Refashioned by these intergalactic lightings, the spot will be open for some cool snapshots until the last day of the year. Free entry, Samyam Mitrtown
Saturday, Dec 23
Head to Arcadia this Saturday and get your cheeks nice and rosy on some craft beer (or kratom) for SantaCon. The party kicks off at Arcadia this year at 5pm and goes to PJ O'Brien's. Join like minded weirdos and freak out everyone who doesn’t know about Santa Con. Free entry, PJ O’Brien’s, Arcadia
Britney Spears might not be the first celeb that comes to mind when thinking of Christmas but the “Hit Me Baby One More Time” singer can certainly raise the energy at any party. Put on your dancing shoes, and head to Bar Marco for some top hits (make sure to go all out cause the best costume wins a sparkling wine bottle). Book here, Bar Marco
A new bar has been launched in Lungsuan. Led by the same team as Vesper who made it into Asia’s 50 Best Bars from 2016-2023, 4th Wall breaks the barrier between bartender and customer with their friendly hospitality. This season, they are opening with classic cocktails with a twist. Book here, 4th Wall
Decorate your own gingerbread cookies and savor some fish and chips, beef wagyu sandos, and other classics from Dec 23-31 at Chim Chim. Also on hand are some wine and cocktail pairings for sweet and savory bites. Sit back, relax and vibe out to their vinyl collection and live bands. Book here, Chim Chim
Up for some wholesome vibes with your inner circle? Pop on over to Brew Chip for some live music, lucky draws, and best Christmas costume contest. Book here, Brewchip
Sunday, Dec 24
MC has fully defrosted. Join Crimson Room’s “Everybody is Mariah” event for some live whistle notes performed by Petite and Putter on Dec 24. Come dressed in your best Mimi costume, the winner takes home a bottle of sparkling wine. Book here, Crimson Room.
Get in loser, we’re going to party at Mischa Cheap this Sunday! Starting from 8pm, dance to some 90s pop hits and hang around until 4pm for a special show. Entry price is B100. Book here, Mischa Cheap
Put yourself on the naughty list at the Fig Lobby. Live performance by a prolific burlesque troupe from Madame Rouge will be sure to add some kinkiness to the holiday spirit. The feast is priced at B3,500, add an extra B1000 to access the open bar area. Book here, The Fig Lobby
Missed the annual coffee festival last week? That’s okay. Get a second shot at Charoenkrung community space, The Warehouse, which opened earlier this year. The event has amassed affordable second hand cafe furniture, coffee equipment, mugs and of course, fresh coffee beans roasted at the venue. There are also baked goods, cookies, and natural wine in stores. Plus, it’s pet friendly! Free Entry, The Warehouse.
Apart from their winter menu available until March 2024, the French Japanese omakase spot Den Kushi Flori will be hosting an exclusive christmas offering, adding two additional surprise dishes to the line up. One of which being the baby chicken wrapped in focaccia bread. Prices start at B5,000. Book here, Den Kushi Flori
Sign yourself up for some Christmas Eve and Christmas Day delicacies at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit’s Orchid Cafe. For their lunch and dinner buffets, load up your platter with some festive seafood, homemade pasta, Indian delectables, roasted turnkey, and some sweet treats. Book here, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit
Up for an indie movie night this Christmas Eve? Doc Club & Pub will be hosting a special “Solids by the Seashore” screening with an exclusive Q&A sesh with the cast and crew. Earlier this year, the movie made waves winning the New Current Awards at Busan International Film Festival. The story discusses the intimate relationship between “Chati”—a young Muslim woman whose family is pressuring her into marriage—and “Fon,” a young female artist who is hosting an exhibition on the perils of offshore breakwaters. Book here, Doc Club & Pub