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What's On In Bangkok In December
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What's On In Bangkok In December

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Updated: 14 November 2016
It is the most wonderful time of the year again! And no, we do not mean Christmas (although that is pretty great as well). Christmas is not necessarily celebrated here in the Land of Smiles, but that does not mean that the month of December is going to be anything short of exciting. Here is our calendar full of things to do during the month of December.



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FOOD | Dive Into Delicious Seafood

📅 Thursday, December 1st

Man Fu Yuan is showcasing their brand new à la carte menu titled Sea Crab Dishes Galore. It is available from now until Saturday, December 31st. Some of the dishes include baked sea crab with ‘Chang’ beer and glass noodles as well as a braised sea crab with rice vermicelli. Be sure to check out the new menu before it goes.

📍Man Fu Yuan


CONCERT | Enjoy Listening To The Replica Of Your Favorite Artists

📅 Friday, December 2nd

Enjoy one too many cover bands live at Sound Space #2. The second edition of this live music event is bringing back an abundance of bands who sound just like their original counterparts. Some of the cover bands will be playing songs from artists including Oasis, Foo Fighters, Blink 182, Arctic Monkeys, and Radiohead. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: ฿200 

📍The Rock Pub


FESTIVAL | Dance The Night Away At Bangkok’s Coolest Club

📅 Friday, December 2nd    Sunday, December 4th & Friday, December 9th    Sunday, December 11th 

Beam, a nightclub providing club-goers with remarkable music experiences nightly, will be holding BEAMFEST this December. With over 20 international artists, 40 local artists, and 30 collaborations, this is one event you can not miss. This Bangkok urban music festival will take place over two consecutive weekends.



MARKET | Shop Local At This Farmer’s Market

📅 Saturday, December 3rd    Sunday, December 4th

Support locals at the Bangkok Farmers’ Market at W-District, a lifestyle and art mall off Sukhumvit Road. W-District is one of the most up and coming hot spots in the city, attracting crowds with the lure of cheap drinks and a surplus of good eats. In addition to the usual shops and restaurants, the Bangkok Farmers’ Market at W-District will have handmade jewelry, workshops, organic produce, kids activities, and even live music.

Tickets: free


MUSIC | Get Down To Some Indie Rock

📅 Sunday, December 4th

Yo La Tengo will be playing at the Singha Light Live Series at Voice Space, as the fourth and last show of the series. Yo La Tengo is an indie rock band originating from New Jersey. The show will be held from 10 p.m. until midnight.

Tickets: ฿1,500

📍Voice Space

RUN | Honor Thailand’s Late King

📅 Monday, December 5th

The king of Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, passed away on October 13, 2016. In honor of the late king, many people will be making their way to the Run for King 2016. The race begins at 6 a.m. in Lumpini Park.

📍Lumpini Park



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FESTIVAL | Get Your Controllers Ready For This Year’s Game Show Festival

📅 Friday, December 9th – Sunday, December 11th

Gamers unite for the Thailand Game Show Big Festival 2016. This year, the festival will be held at Siam Paragon, located in the heart of Bangkok. The festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the duration of the weekend.

📍Royal Paragon Hall


DJ | Dance To A Grammy-Nominated DJ

📅 Friday, December 9th

RAC will be DJing live in Bangkok. BLAQ LYTE is bringing the Grammy-nominated DJ to perform at the Siamese Ratcha Kru, the high-rise towers located on Paholyothin Road. RAC has over 200 remixes under his belt, collaborating with a number of talented artists.


📍Siamese Ratcha Kru


FESTIVAL | Get Ready For Bangkok’s Best EDM Festival

📅 Saturday, December 1oth – Sunday, December 11th

Join fellow EDM-lovers for the fourth installment of the 808 Festival 2016. The two-day festival is an all day affair and will be held from 2 p.m. until 2 a.m. Some of the artists include Carnage, Valentino Khan, Hardwell, and MaRIo. You must be at least 20 years old to attend.

Tickets: ฿2,855

📍Oasis Outdoor Arena


CONCERT | Listen To American Punk Rock At The Best Rock Pub In Town

📅 Wednesday, December 14th

Indy Pop Concert have invited Anti-Flag to Bangkok to play at the Rock Pub. Joey The Gangster will be joining Anti-Flag for this epic show, as well. Anti-Flag is an American punk band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The show will start at 7 p.m.

Tickets: ฿1,000

📍The Rock Pub

NETWORK | Meet Like-Minded Business Professionals

📅 Wednesday, December 14th

Meet like-minded business professionals at the German-Thai Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network Evening. The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Tickets: ฿400

📍The Rock Pub



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PARTY | Celebrate The Holiday Season With One Too Many Beers

📅 Saturday, December 10th  –  Friday, December 11th

Thailand GAA (Gaelic Football) will be having their annual pub crawl to kick off the holiday season. The day will start at Hanrahans at 11 a.m. The event hosts are asking those who are participating to wear black in respect for Thailand’s late king.



ART | Watch As Toys Transform Into Art

📅 Wednesday, November 23rd  – Thursday, December 15th

Visit Sathorn 11 Art Space to see an exhibition of exclusive Bearbricksand paintings titled Color Me Bear. The collection was created by 15 distinguished Thai artists; toys are turned into priceless pieces of art in this creative, fun show.

Tickets: free

📍Sathorn 11 Art Space

HOLIDAY | Enjoy This French Singer Taking Over One Of The Coolest Bars In Bangkok

📅 Thursday, December 15th

Gainsbourg Night at Maggie Choo’s will be held from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Lauren Couson will be performing all of the music for the evening, with songs dedicated to Serge Gainsbourg, a famous French singer, songwriter, and more. DJ James Fisher will be performing an after-show, as well.

Tickets: free

📍Maggie Choo’s

FAIR | Explore A Wide Variety Of International Products At This Exclusive Fair

📅 Thursday, December 15th – Sunday, December 18th

The Bonjour French Fair is a four-day event with a wide variety of high-end products worth browsing. This fair will feature some of the best wines, gourmet food, and top of the line cosmetics. Goods will be available from countries all over the world, including Spain, Greece, and Italy.

📍Queen Sirikit National Convention Center


MUSIC | Hip Hop Fanatics Will Enjoy This Live, Rap Competition

📅 Saturday, December 17th

‘The War Is On’ is a rap competition that is in its third season. The live, final audition will take place at the Suan Lum Night Bazaar. Rap Is Now is Thailand’s leading hip hop platform; they received 1,142 audition videos before narrowing it down to the 32 hopeful rappers who will be performing. The audition will start at 5 p.m. and end at 11:30 p.m.

Tickets: ฿300

📍Suan Lum Night Bazaar


FAIR | Get Crafty At The ThaiCraft Fair

📅 Saturday, December 17th

The monthly ThaiCraft Fair is back. Here, shoppers can find an abundance of Thai gifts and souvenirs that are both authentic and unique. This is the best place to find all of your loved ones gifts for the upcoming holiday season.

Tickets: free

📍Jasmine City Building



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DJ | Get Your Groove On In Honor Of The Holiday Season

📅 Saturday, December 24th 

There is no better way to celebrate Christmas than by heading to one of the craziest nightclubs in the city. Insanity Nightclub on Sukhumvit Soi 12 will be hosting Jingle Jam X-Mas Party. DJs attending include the great Bomber Selecta. The party begins at 10 p.m.

Tickets: ฿300 includes one free drink

📍Insanity Nightclub


PARTY | Attend One Of The Largest Gay Music Festivals

📅 Friday, December 30th – Sunday, January 1st

White Party Bangkok will be having a three-day event with amazing DJs and different themes throughout. Join the LGBTQ community as they celebrate in a fun and welcoming environment.

Tickets: ฿5,200 

📍Central World


FOOD | Enjoy A Fresh, New Menu From Blue Elephant

📅 Saturday, December 26th

Blue Elephant Cooking School and Restaurant is back with a brand new menu for the upcoming new year. From soups to starters and desserts, Blue Elephant has come up with more than a handful of unique items for visitors to chow down on. Some of the new items include a spicy lobster and avocado salad and a crab tom yam.

📍Blue Elephant