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Experience Bangkok's Christmas Magic

Bangkok may not exactly jump out at you as the most traditional place to celebrate Christmas, but don’t let the lack of mulled-wine-fueled and snow-covered Christmas markets fool you. Bangkok at Christmas has much to offer amidst all the festivities, especially when it comes to stocking your stockings and Christmas light highlights. There’s nowhere better in Bangkok for Christmas magic than Ratchaprasong.

Events and Activities

Deck the Malls
In readiness for Christmas in Bangkok all the big malls and shopping centres begin decking the halls with thousands and thousands of lights and plenty of sparkle to set the mood. Each mall holds nothing back on their decorations and are keen to outdo each other in their twinkling displays. Of course, what’s Christmas without the tree? Ratchaprasong has it covered with impossibly large Christmas trees that are more impressive than the one in your lounge.

The impeccable light displays don’t stop at the malls though, you’ll discover almost every building is adorned with a bedazzling array of lights, particularly in and around Ratchaprasong. In fact, in Ratchaprasong you’ll be hard pushed to find anything not covered in fairy lights - even the bridges, lamp posts and tuk-tuks are covered in a colourful array of twinkling lights.
From Hotel to Ratchaprasong
At such a popular time of year in Bangkok it’s not always easy to find your way around, but don’t worry, you can’t get lost with these directions to Ratchaprasong from the The Athenee Hotel.

The best way to get to Ratchaprasong is on foot, this way you’ll get the full Bangkok Christmas decorations experience along your way. Once you’ve dragged yourself away from the comfort of the The Athenee Hotel head west out of the hotel and turn right onto Witthayu Road, enjoying the lights as you go.

At the junction take a left onto Phloen Chit Road and continue on this road for a few minutes. Be sure to check out the light display in the Central Chidlom and Central Embassy shopping malls as you pass them by. Finally, you will arrive at the Ratchaprasong intersection where you will also discover the famous Erawan Shrine (certainly worth a visit) as well as yet more shopping malls.

Alternatively, of course you can take a taxi – just request “Phra Phrom Erawan” (go to Erawan Shrine) and they’ll know exactly where to go. Happy exploring the best Christmas lights of Bangkok!