Festive Events: November-December 2017

21 November 2017, BKK Kids

It’s almost December, which means it’s starting to get festive in Bangkok! Below are some of the holiday markets, fairs and events happening in town, including meet & greets with Santa!

Gaysorn Christmas Village 2017: Three days of festivities at the recently revamped luxury shopping centre, with a “Soidao” lucky draw promotion to win prizes, seasonal gifts, festive hampers, creative gift fair and food trucks! There will also be a Festive Village with a Christmas photo booth and other activities.
Where: Gaysorn Village, Ratchaprasong (BTS: Chidlom), Bangkok
When: Fri-Sun, 24-26 Nov, 10am
Price: Free admission
Contact: 02-656-1149

Ploenchit FairManaged by the British Community in Thailand Foundation For The Needy (BCTFN), this huge charity fair features games, rides, food and drinks galore, and a Santa’s Grotto. Also, get your Christmas shopping done early at Petticoat Lane Bazaar with over 70 vendors: handicrafts, home wares, clothes and accessories, books, jewellry, Christmas hampers and everything else you never knew you needed.
Where: Bangkok Patana School, 643 La Salle Road/Sukhumvit 105, Bangkok (free shuttle bus service from Bangna BTS to and from the fair)
When: Sat, 25 Nov, 10am-8pm
Price: 150 baht per adult, 50 baht per child plus All Day Rides Pass available for 500 baht
Contact: 02-204-1587

The Hope Fair Special Xmas Edition: Uniting more than 110 entrepreneurs, artisans and designers, the fair affords the perfect opportunity for the Christmas shopping spree, to satisfy gourmet desires, find special presents for loved ones, and talk directly to suppliers, creators and makers. Once again, all merchants will be donating to those in need and purchasing gifts for 450 children under the care of the Mercy Centre, Klong Toey.
Where: Rembrandt Hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 18 (BTS/MRT: Asoke/Sukhumvit), Bangkok
When: Thurs, 30 Nov, 9am-3pm
Price: Free admission
Contact: 081-823-5608; hopefairbangkok@gmail.com

Bangkok Community Theatre Presents A Christmas Carol: Directed by Michael Allman and produced by Don Harrelson, this all-time Christmas classic will get you into the Christmas spirit. The play is appropriate for audience aged 10 and over. 
Where: Creative Industries @M Theatre, Petchaburi Road, Bangkok
When: 1, 2, 8 & 9 Dec, 7.30pm, and 2 & 9 Dec, 2pm
Price: 800 baht per ticket (Tickets can be purchased online.)
Contact: info@bangkokcommunitytheatre.com

BKK Kids Charity Fair for Gift of Happiness Foundation: A fun morning of games, arts & crafts, sensory play, storytelling, food and shopping with the family! All ticket and vendor table proceeds will be donated to The Gift of Happiness Foundation, to support their work helping refugees, slum residents and survivors of abuse throughout Thailand and in border areas. Also, please bring any gently used clothing, bedding, towels, household goods, toys and books to donate to the foundation.
Where: Shrewsbury International School, 1922 Charoen Krung Road (between Soi 70 & 72), Bangkok
When: Sat, 2 Dec, 9.30am-12.30pm
Price: Suggested donation of 200 baht per family
Contact: 081-751-0011; info@bkkkids.com

Moms & Babies Christmas Party 2017Enjoy the festive season with fellow parents and babies. Also, do some Christmas shopping while the little ones take a photo with Santa and enjoy fun activities. Dress code: holiday cheer!
Where: 21st Floor Conference Center, Bumrungrad International Clinic Building (shuttle bus available from Nana BTS station exit 1 and Emporium Suites)
When: Sat, 2 Dec, 9.30am-1pm
Price: 100 baht per family (free admission for Bumrungrad families – show your hospital card at the door); RSVP required
Contact: winnie@bumrungrad.com (English), ayaka@bumrungrad.com (Japanese)

December 2017 ThaiCraft Fair: The holiday editions of the ThaiCraft Fair will be held twice this month at Jasmine City. Come and shop for unique Fair Trade Xmas goods and gifts — all lovingly made by hand!
Where:  L Floor, Jasmine City Hotel, Front of Sukhumvit 23 (BTS/MRT: Asoke/Sukhumvit), Bangkok
When: 2 Dec and 16 Dec, 10am-3pm
Price: Free admission
Contact: 02-221-1330; info@thaicraft.org

Annual Giant Gingerbread House Party: Central Thailand Mission‘s annual charity event is back – decorate gingerbread cookies to bring home, as well as a giant gingerbread house. Also, St Andrews International School’s senior choir will sing well-loved Christmas songs and kids from the Thanksgiving Home will perform a magic show. And tuck into tasty teatime finger food and pastries, plus a couple of beverages for adults.
Where: Athenee Hotel, Wireless Road (BTS: Ploenchit), Bangkok
When: Sat, 2 Dec, from 3pm
Price: 800 baht per person (free for kids under 4)

Contact: 02-650-8800; centhai@gmail.com

Santa’s Grotto: Storytelling, songs, Q&A, gifts and photo’s with Bangkok’s beloved Santa Bill – a treat for children of all ages (and adults too!).
Where:Purple Crayon, 61/37 Sukhumvit Soi 26 (above Baker Gonna Bake cafe), Bangkok
When: Sun, 3 Dec, 10-11am, 11.30am-12.30pm, 1-2pm (3 sessions)
Price: 750 baht per child, 500 baht for each additional child (accompanied by 1 adult only)
Contact/tickets: 098-829-6992; purplecrayonbkk@gmail.com

Christmas Fair at Jumping Beans CafeMeet Father Christmas, deliver your Christmas letter, try the seasonal menu and enjoy holiday crafts at this family-friendly cafe.
Where: 170/21 Soi Suan Phlu, Sathorn, Bangkok
When: Sun, 3 Dec, 8am-5pm
Price: Free admission
Contact: 090-912-4739

Zing Christmas Concert:Zing Choir invites you to join them in singing Christmas carols and more, to spread holiday cheer. The concert is free but the they will be collecting donations for the Immanuel Music School in Klong Toey. 
Where: 3rd Floor, Royal Oak, 33/1 Sukhumvit (BTS: Phrom Phong), Bangkok
When: Tues, 5 Dec, 8pm-8.30pm
Price: Free admission (donations for charity welcome)
Contact:zingchoir@yahoo.com

Bangkok Community Theatre Blue Christmas Party: Adults, kickstart the holiday season — dress in blue, white and silver and come party with Bangkok Community Theatre!
Where:JUSMAG, Sathorn Soi 1, Bangkok
When: Wed, 6 Dec, 6.30pm
Price: Cash bar & free buffet for paid-up members (450 baht per guest); optional Secret Santa budget 200 baht
Contact:mimi.carter77@gmail.com (RSVP by 27 Nov)

Handel’s Dixit Dominos & Christmas Carols:Bangkok Music Society is staging two Christmas concerts this year; enjoy some classic music and Christmas carols!
Where: Christ Church, Convent Road, Sathorn & Evangelical Lutheran Church of Thailand, Sukhumvit Soi 50, Bangkok
When: Thurs, 7 Dec, 7.30pm (Christ Church) & Sun, 10 Dec, 4pm (Evangelical Lutheran Church of Thailand)
Price: 600 baht per ticket (500 baht for members & 300 baht for students)
Contact:info@bangkokmusicsociety.org

Christmas Market at Alliance Française BangkokAre you looking for some unique handmade Christmas gifts such as decorations, jewelry, toys, lotions and soap, food, books…? Get a head start on your holiday shopping with goods made by AF members and students.
Where: 179 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Bangkok
When: Sat, 9 Dec, 11am-4pm
Price: Free admission
Contact: 02-670-4200; info.bangkok@alliance-francaise.or.th

Raintree Christmas Fair: A magical afternoon filled with lots of fun for every family with pony rides, Christmas activities and a festive raffle. Also, come and meet Santa and take a “holiday season” photo, then end the afternoon with Christmas carols around the Christmas tree.
Where:Raintree International School, 126 Nanglinchi Road, Sathon, Bangkok
When: Sat, 9 Dec, 3pm-6pm
Price: Free admission (RSVP required)
Contact:hello@raintreethailand.com

Winter Fair at Bangkok Prep: Experience some festive cheer, food, activities and shopping in the heart of Sukhumvit. Santa Claus (Santa Bill) will be visiting from 2pm to 5.30pm for photos and spreading good cheer.
Where:Bangkok Prep International School, Sukhumvit 53 (BTS Thonglor), Bangkok
When: Sun, 10 Dec, 2pm-6pm
Price: Free admission
Contact: 02-260-7890; info@bkkprep.ac.th

An Afternoon of Christmas Carols with the Rajvithi Home for Girls: The girls from the Rajvithi Home will sing Christmas carols and songs in a festive setting, with a mini Xmas market and homemade egg nog. Proceeds will benefit the Home’s music development program.
Where:Purple Crayon, 61/37 Sukhumvit Soi 26 (above Baker Gonna Bake cafe), Bangkok
When: Sun, 10 Dec, 2.30pm-4pm
Price: 300 baht suggested donation per family
Contact: 098-829-6992; purplecrayonbkk@gmail.com

Christmas Market and Celebration at RIS Swiss Section: The Christmas market offers a great opportunity to buy lovely gifts or to enjoy some homemade cookies or Glühwein. Children of all ages can enjoy the various activities during the Christmas workshops in the afternoon. In the evening a delicious Christmas buffet will be presented and various Christmas performances and shows will entertain guests.
Where: RIS Swiss Section, 6/1 Ramkamhaeng 184 Road, Minburi, Bangkok
When: Wed, 13 Dec, 2pm-11pm
Price: Free admission
Contact: 02-518-0340

Brighton College Bangkok Christmas Fair & Christmas Extravaganza:An afternoon of games, craft activities for children and parents to do together, food, craft vendors and a Santa’s Grotto.
Where: Soi Krungthep Kreetha 15/1, Huamark, Bangkapi, Bangkok
When: Wed, 13 Dec, 1.30pm-3.30pm (Xmas Fair) & Thurs, 14 Dec, from 2.30pm ( Xmas Extravaganza)
Price: Free admission
Contact: 02-136-7898; information@brightoncollege.ac.th (RSVP required for the Xmas Extravaganza)

Bonjour French Fair 2017 “Oh La La! Christmas Market”: Shop for a wide range of products: fine wines, gourmet food, quality cosmetics, fashion items, and accessories. The 2017 edition will showcase festive and illuminated decorations, highlighting French & European products and creating true Christmas magic!
Where: Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, 60 Ratchadaphisek Road (MRT: Queen Sirikit National Convention Center), Khlong Toei, Bangkok
When: Thurs-Sun, 14-17 Dec, 10am-8pm
Price: Free admission
Contact: 02-650-9613; frenchfair@francothaicc.com

KiddyKare Playgroup Christmas Party: Catering to toddlers and young children, this special playgroup offers a morning of fun, with a gift from Santa, Christmas crafts, games, songs, and performances from KiddyKare students.
Where: 59/34 Sukhumvit 26 (BTS: Phrom Phong), Bangkok
When: Fri, 15 Dec, 9am-11am
Price: 350 baht per child, 100 baht per parent (light snacks and small gift included)
Contact: 02-665-6777, 089-200-8896; info.kiddykare@gmail.com

BAMBI Family Christmas Party and Tree Lighting Ceremony: Enjoy all types of festive activities with your family – gingerbread houses, Christmas games and crafts, carols, Christmas tree lighting ceremony, and more… Special Guest is Santa James from Bangkok Dolphins, who will come with gifts for all children!
Where:IPC International Kindergarten, Sukhumvit Soi 31, Bangkok
When: Fri, 15 Dec, 4pm-7pm
Price: Suggested donation of 300 baht per family (free for BAMBI members and IPC families)
Contact: 02-258-8105; ipcinfo@gmail.com (RSVP required)

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