If you are planning to spend your festive season holidays in Vietnam, make sure to join one of the Christmas celebrations across the country that are offered by some of the best hotels in Vietnam. Special programs await you all over the country – from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.
Christmas celebrations in Vietnam hotels
Alma Resort Unveils Giant Gingerbread House For Christmas
A giant gingerbread house and glittering winter wonderland display, a Christmas choir involving youngsters from a local orphanage, and an artists-in-residence program will be among a broad spectrum of festivities at Alma. The 30-hectare beachfront resort will host events including Christmas and New Year’s Eve cocktail parties and dinners, as well as champagne breakfast, wine and cheese tasting and buffets from Dec. 15, 2022 until Jan. 1, 2023. The festive program’s activities for children will range from baking, singing, dancing and piano classes to face painting, Christmas craft-making and a kite-flying competition, topped off with Christmas movies at Alma Cinema and visits by a gift-toting Santa Claus, colorful clowns and Alma’s teddy bear mascot.
Santa Claus is Coming to Vietnam’s Ho Tram Beach
A Christmas tree lighting ceremony, photos with Santa, a beach bonfire and marshmallow roast and ‘lobster, prawn and steak’ nights are among Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort’s array of celebrations this festive season. The resort’s festive program kicks off on December 18 with the tree lighting ceremony accompanied by cocktails and canapes and a visit from Santa. Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve buffets anchored with fresh seafood, Asian specialties and traditional Christmas favourites will be served at Sasa restaurant. Breeza Beach Club will host its ‘Ho Tram Seafood Market’ feast on Christmas Eve, the lobster, prawn and steak night on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, a steak night on December 30 and a countdown party on New Year’s Eve. In addition to the beach bonfire and marshmallow roast on Christmas Eve, craft workshops will be held throughout the program.
‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly on Cam Ranh Peninsula
The Anam Cam Ranh will welcome the festive season with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, Christmas choir performances, wine and cheese tastings, cocktail parties, festive movies at an outdoor cinema and more. Following the tree lighting event and choir performance accompanied with mulled wine, fruit punch, hot chocolate and cookies in the resort’s lobby on December 23, The Colonial restaurant will host exquisite French five-course and seven-course dinners on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve respectively. Lang Viet Restaurant and Bar will serve a buffet dinner brimming with fresh seafood on December 24, and an authentic slice of Vietnamese culture on December 31 with “Mama’s Cooking”, whereby mothers of the staff cook timeless Vietnamese classics as if they were cooking for their own families. In addition to the general manager’s early evening cocktail parties on the resort’s lush lawn on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, tapas and cocktails will be served at the Saigon Bar during the festive program.
Fusion Gets Festive Throughout Vietnam
From cookie decorating classes in Saigon to wreath making in Hue, Fusion Hotels and Resorts around Vietnam are rolling out a range of Christmas-themed activities for guests. At Fusion Suites Saigon, in addition to cookie-decorating for all ages, there will be a free-flow canape afternoon and a festive set menu for the holiday. Fusion Suites Vung Tau will be offering a special Seafood & Roast Carvery buffet accompanied by live music, a lucky draw and Christmas surprises. Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion, a hotspring resort surrounded by forest, is making the most of its location with a forest laurel wreath session. The resort is also offering free gifts for children and will host an indulgent buffet on Christmas. Fusion Resort Phu Quoc’s festive gifts come in the form of special offers with stays booked over the Christmas period. Maia Resort Quy Nhon, the newest member to the Fusion family, has several days’ worth of activities including gingerbread house and Christmas tree decoration, in addition to a Christmas buffet and chef’s table. The beachfront property, Fusion Resort Cam Ranh, will host a three-course menu with wine pairings to celebrate the day.
Celebrating the Yuletide in Vietnam’s Capital
This Christmas season, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi once again transforms into a winter wonderland with elegant, classic-style nutcrackers, bringing the holiday to life with renowned French sophistication and joie de vivre. Throughout the holidays, the Metropole will host exclusive dining events at its award-winning restaurants Le Club (home to the hotel’s famed Afternoon Tea and evening jazz), angelina (cocktail bar, whisky lounge and rustic New World cuisine) and the recently renovated modern French fine dining restaurant Le Beaulieu. Many of these special meals include optional wine and Champagne pairings. The festivities kick off Christmas Eve and continue through into the New Year. Marking the holiday spirit in its 122nd year, Vietnam’s most storied hotel will display a towering Christmas tree strewn with colorful ornaments at Le Balcon in the Metropole Garden.
A Cornucopia of Christmas Delights in Ho Chi Minh City
Festive season at The Reverie Saigon promises enchantment and beauty, whimsy and spectacle, much as guests have come to expect from the bold and extravagant 286-room hotel that epitomizes the best of Italian design. Ice sculptures, crystal trees, polar bear doormen, and the silver castle of the Snow Queen bring the hotel’s winter wonderland theme to life. A cornucopia of delights is on offer this year, from traditional French favorites at Café Cardinal to exquisite Cantonese cuisine at The Royal Pavilion and Michelin-star-caliber Italian fine dining at Da Vittorio Saigon. Offerings include a special festive season menu (served from Nov. 28-Dec. 30, excluding Dec. 24-25), a classic Christmas Day brunch (11:30am-2:30pm), and La Fête de Noël (a Christmas feast accompanied by fine French wines and champagne available on Dec. 24 and 25), in addition to holiday high tea service and festive dining enjoyed at home.