December in Thailand: Unmissable festivals and events

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December in Thailand: Unmissable festivals and events

Explore the captivating festivals and unforgettable moments that will brighten up Thailand this December. From ‘Night at the Museum’ to the Chao Phraya illuminations, discover all the events happening in every region of Thailand.

December in Thailand

Night at the Museum Festival 2023


o Date: 15-24 December 2023
o Location: 49 museums and learning centres across Thailand
o Facebook : Museum Thailand

New Year’s Eve and Christmas in Thailand

  • Attend a Christmas mass

In Bangkok, despite Thailand’s predominantly Buddhist faith, there is a unique way to celebrate Christmas by attending a Christmas mass. The country demonstrates great religious tolerance. To enjoy a mass, you can visit Bangkok’s Assumption Cathedral. Another option is St Joseph’s Church in the Portuguese colony of Ayutthaya, just a few hours from Bangkok. These churches, among others, organize Christmas concerts, particularly in the weeks before Christmas Eve.

Unfortunately, there is no concert calendar available, so it is advisable to go to one of these churches early to find out about concert dates and times.

  • Christmas in Thailand

December in Bangkok

Vijit Chao Phraya 2023


o Date: 1st to 31st December 2023
o Location: Pont Rama VIII, Wat Arun, Fort Wichai Prasit, Memorial Bridge et River City Bangkok
o Facebook: Vijit Chao Phraya 2023


Concert in the Park


o Date: From mid-December to February
o Location: Lumpini Park

From December to the end of February, these free concerts are organised by the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra in Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park.

Studio Ghibli’s Animation Exhibition


o Date: Until 2 January 2024
o Location: Central Word
o Facebook: Studio Ghibli’s exhibition

50 Cent in Bangkok: Birthday concert


o Date: 19 décembre
o Location: Impact Arena
o Price: Ticket prices will range from 2,500 to 6,000 baht…

Chonburi Festival

Wonderfruit Festival


o Date: December 14-18, 2023
o Location: The Fields at Siam Country Club : The Fields at Siam Country Club, 50 Moo 9, Pong, Bang Lamung, Chonburi 20150, Thaïlande.
o Website: Wonderfruit Festival
o Price: The average admission price is €200

December in Pattaya

Asia Sailing ChampionShips and Asian Continental Olympic

o Date: December 11-21, 2023
o Location: Royal Varuna Yacht Club

WGP#1 Waterjet World Cup

o Date: December 13-17, 2023
o Location: Jomtien Beach, Pattaya

Run to End Polio

o Date: December 24, 2023
o Location: Pattaya Beach

December festivals in Chiang Mai

Flora Festival

o Date: December 1, 2023 - February 29, 2024
o Location: Royal Park Rajapruek, Chiang Mai
o Website: Royal Park Rajapruek

Charming Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2023


o Date: December 15, 2023 - January 1, 2024
o Location: 82nd Anniversary Chaloem Phrakiat Park, Chiang Mai
o Facebook: Charming Chiang Mai Flower Festival

December festivals in Chiang Rai

Thailand Biennale Chiang Rai 2023: The Open World


o Date: December 9, 2023 - April 30, 2024
o Location: Chiang Rai City and Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai
o Website : Thailand Biennale

Chiang Rai Flower and Art Festival 2023

o A variety of dates and locations.
o Facebook : TAT Chiang Rai

Kanchanaburi Festival

River Kwai Bridge Week and Red Cross Fair 2023

o Date: 8-17 December 2023
o Location: River Kwai Bridge, Kanchanaburi

Ayutthaya Festival


Ayutthaya World Heritage Fair 2023

o Date: 15-24 December 2023
o Location: Ayutthaya Historical Park, Ayutthaya
o Facebook: Ayutthaya World Heritage

Sakon Nakhon Festival

Sakon Nakhon Christmas Parade 2023

o Multiple dates and locations.
o Facebook: TAT Nakhon Phanom Office

December festival in Ratchaburi

Nasatta Light Winter Illumination 2024

o Until 28 April 2024 (Tuesday to Sunday, 6pm to 10pm)
o Location: NaSatta Park, Ratchaburi
o Website: Nasatta Light Festival