The festival of happiness is about to begin. Various places in Bangkok have started to put out Christmas trees, lights and decorations to welcome Christmas and New Year 2020! We have listed the most popular places in Bangkok for Christmas celebration where you can enjoy taking nice photos this year.
1. wOrld Of Happiness @ centralwOrld
CentralWorld shopping mall is well-known for being one of the most popular places in Bangkok for Christmas celebration as their decorations are some of the most impressive in the city every year. This year Christmas decoration comes in the concept "wOrld Of Happiness @ centralwOrld". On the courtyard in front of CentralWorld you will see the magnificent 35 meters high Christmas tree that is the tallest in Southeast Asia. Christmas tree is surrounded by other impressive decorations like Santa castle, beautiful Pandora fountain and illuminating lighting. However, expect big crowds there in the evening and night time as it is the most popular Christmas photo shooting spot in all Bangkok for locals.
CentralWorld’s ‘wOrld Of happiness’ is held from now until 6 January, 2020. The daily light and sound show takes place every 30 minutes from 18:00 to 23:00.
Place: CentralWorld Plaza
How to get there: by BTS Skytrain to Siam Station or Chitlom Station
2. Bangkok Illumination 2019
Bangkok Illumination 2019 at ICONSIAM is a new spot in Bangkok for Christmas decorations. The highlight here is the unique Christmas trees designed in Thai style with exquisite patterns and blossoms. The tallest of them is over 22 meters high.
If you will be visiting Khlong San area or the old town of Bangkok, don’t miss a chance to enjoy Christmas celebration at the luxury shopping mall that is located on the bank of Chao Phraya River.
Date: 19 November 2019 - 05 January 2020
How to get there:
- By BTS: take BTS Skytrain to Saphan Taksin Station or Krung Thon Buri Station
- By Bus: take public bus No. 57, 3, 105, 120, 111, 84, 6, 88, 149, 177
- By Boat: board Chao Phraya Express Boat at one of many piers and drop off at ICONSIAM pier
3. Emporium EmQuartier Winter Wonderland 2020
The Emporium and EmQuartier is the place where you can enjoy the atmosphere of Christmas and New Year 2020 in the heart of Sukhumvit. Beautifully decorated lights in a warm and romantic atmosphere along with Christmas trees and the Red Nosed Creatures will bring happiness to everyone. Both shopping malls are all decorated with colorful lights with a highlight here being a tunnel made of more than 1,000 Colorful Star lights.
Place: Emporium & EmQuartier
Date: 28 November 2019 - 31 December 2019
How to get there: by BTS Skytrain to Phrom Phong Station
4. Let's Celebrate 2020 – The BIG Holiday
Central Embassy is where you can join the most iconic seasonal event of Christmas featuring the architectural installations spread throughout the 7 levels connected by the World’s Longest Christmas Ribbon. Another highlight of this Christmas celebration is the biggest Santa in all Southeast Asia! 10.5 meters tall Santa is standing and greeting visitors in front of the mall. The surrounding area is creatively decorated by colorful balloons of various sizes.
Place: Central Embassy
Date: 22 November 2019 – 5 January 2020
How to get there: by BTS Skytrain to Phloen Chit Station
5. ONESIAM The Magical Tale Celebration 2020
The campaign "OneSiam The Magical Tale Celebration 2020" is carried out by Siam Paragon, Siam Center and Siam Discovery shopping malls that are located next to each other and form an important landmark of Bangkok city. It is the place where you can join Christmas celebration amid the wonderful fairy tale world right in the downtown of Thai capital.
Start at Siam Discovery with Circular Living Christmas Tree and installed air purifier which will give you the breath of fresh air and Magical Tale Walk which is the walking path connecting Siam Discovery and Siam Center where you will meet elves among the clouds.
Then head to Siam Center where at Atrium 1 on G floor you can send the greetings or pictures to be displayed on a glass LED screen on a giant Christmas tree. There you will also find a Magical Ball Pool.
Lastly, meet The Magic Tale Walk, a tunnel of beautiful fairytale world, and the white Christmas castle at Siam Paragon, M Floor.
Date: Now – 12 January 2020
How to get there: by BTS Skytrain to Siam station
6. GAYSORN XMAS VILLAGE
Gaysorn Village is a luxurious department store in the heart of Bangkok, opposite side of CentralWorld. Celebration here comes with a concept that combines the traditional Christmas atmosphere together with modern Christmas decorations turning it into a kingdom of happiness. There is a large 15 meters Christmas tree and multiple activities for this festive season where everyone can enjoy the spectacular grand atmosphere and celebrate happy moments together.
Place: Gaysorn Village
Date: Now – 6 January 2020
How to get there: by BTS Skytrain to Siam Station or Chitlom station