Mark your calendar for events, festivals, musicals, shopping deals and new year eve countdown this December in and around Bangkok.
ShopMandarin Oriental Christmas Hampers - now until 6th Jan, 2014
What: For this year’s festive season, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok is offering a selection of yuletide goodies suitable for every palate. The hampers have been named after famous authors who have stayed at the hotel, and you can also create your own gift hamper mixing and matching a large selection of Christmas specialties, such as English fruit cake, cherry and pistachio cake, caramel nougat and fig cake, a coffee Yule log, linzer torte, stollen, gingerbread houses, and so on.
When: From now until January 6, 2014
Where: Mandarin Oriental (48 Oriental Avenue) or at Mandarin Oriental Shops at Siam Paragon, Central Chidlom, and The Emporium; delivery service to selected destinations within Bangkok.
How much: Joseph Conrad Hamper THB 2,250 net; Somerset Maugham Hamper THB 4,555 net; Noel Coward Hamper THB 8,555 net
More info: 02 659 9000, firstname.lastname@example.org
What: Banyan Tree Gallery introduces an exclusive collection of ceramic decorative items and spa amenities that feature the group’s signature seaweed motif to usher in the festive season. The Festive Collection consists of oil burners and potpourri containers, which were handmade by Thai artisans in Chiang Mai.
When: From December 1 onward
Where: Banyan Tree Gallery Bangkok (21/100 South Sathorn Road)
How much: Medium seaweed oil burner THB 1,090; large seaweed oil burner and tea light holder THB 2,190; seaweed potpourri container THB 1,190.
More info: 02 679 1200 ext 1522
EnjoyTwo Months' Long Lobster Festival at Swissôtel Le Concorde - until 15th Jan
What: For the first time ever, Loong Foong Chinese restaurant at Swissôtel Le Concorde, presents the “Lobster Festival.” Get ready for two months long of food experiences based on lobster, and lobster only. Dishes include stir-fried Canadian lobster with butter sauce, wok-fried Canadian lobster with passion fruit sauce, Canadian lobster salad Shanghai style, and many more. Pre-booking is required.
When: From now until January 15, 2014
Where: Loong Foong at Swissôtel Le Concorde (204 Ratchadapisek Road, Huay Kwang)
How much: Dishes start from THB 750
More info: 02 694 2222 ext 1540
What: Throughout December, Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa invites you to indulge in the scent of summer, in the breeze of winter. The “Shine For You” signature treatments last 150 minutes, and include scented baths, scrubs, and oil massages. Choose from the “Shining Glow ” or the “Healthy Herbal Shine.”
When: From December 1 onward
Where: Shina Spa, Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa (1573 Petchkasem Road, Thambol Cha-Am, Hua Hin)
How much: THB 4,200 net per person; THB 8,200 net per couple
More info: 032 708 000 ext 6201, www.sheraton.com/huahin
What: Satit Bilingual School of Rangsit University proudly presents “Aladdin” the musical. Hurry and book your tickets from now till December 31, to avail of a 50 percent discount. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to UNICEF.
When: February 21 (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.), 22 (7 p.m.), and 23 (4 p.m.), 2014
Where: Aksra Theater, King Power Building (8 Rangnam Road Thanon-Phayathai Ratchathewi)
How much: Original price: THB 3,000 to 2,500 or 2,000 to 1,500; after discount: THB 1,500 to 1,250 or 1,000 to 750
More info: 085 930 0060, email@example.com; for tickets: 02 792 7500-4, and Thai Ticket Major
EventsFather's Day at Windsor Suites Café - 5th Dec
What: Treat your father to a buffet with a great array of Asian and Western specialties, like fresh seafood with Alaskan king crab, lobsters and oysters, New Zealand mussels, prawns, and more at Windsor Suites Café. Also try the sushi bar and organic salad bar for lunch and dinner.
When: December 5
Where: Windsor Suites Café (8-10 Sukhumvit Soi 20)
How much: THB 850 net per person
More info: 02 262 1234 ext 1406
What: Inaugurated in 1987 to celebrate the 60th birthday of His Majesty the King of Thailand, Phuket King’s Cup Regatta has been held every year since then. Under Royal Patronage, among the sponsors of this year’s version are Singha Corporation, Sansiri PLC, Kata Group Resorts Thailand, and Jaguar.
When: November 29 to December 6
Where: Kata Beach, Phuket
How much: Free to watch
More info: www.kingscup.com
What: Millennium Hilton Bangkok invites you to join its Christmas tree lighting ceremony, together with children from The Orphanage Foundation in Thailand.
When: December 3, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Flow Terrace, Millennium Hilton Bangkok (123 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan)
How much: Free
More info: 02 442 2302