No matter what religion people are, where they live, what age they are, what color of the skin they have, there’s one day in the whole year when the entire world celebrates – 31st December.
Bangkok has something for everyone and this statement is not questionable when it comes to New Year’s Eve celebrations either. Here is an ultimate way to celebrate 2016 New Year’s Eve in Bangkok:
Party Places for Countdown
For the younger generations who want to party till the sun rises up, here are a few suggestions where you could spend the wildest night of the year.
1. Winter Wonderland
The New Year’s Eve in Winter Wonderland starts from 7 pm with a free-flow bar and dinner deal with a price of B3,500. There’s another offer of B2,000 that offers you a night of free-flow drinks, fireworks and performance of Djs Vladi and Tek Harringtone.
Location: AmBar, 8/F, Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 15
Phone: 02-309-3113 2.
2. The White Ball New Year’s Party
The interesting thing about this party is that it would be a little bit different from the rest – here you could dress like it’s the 60s, put some mask and enter in 2016 in a really unique way. The party starts at 9pm with Djs Marteen, Karl Andy and MC Unda. The price is B900 and it includes only one drink.
Location: Vogue Lounge, 6/F, Mahanakhon Cube, Narathiwas Rd.
Phone: 02-001-0697 3.
3. Sundance Asia
If you want to end this year doing something good then here is where you should spend the New Year’s Eve. Wondering why? Because all proceeds are going to be donated to the B-Change Foundation and the HIV Foundation. The party starts at 9pm and the price is B2,000. The special guests are DJs Tony Moran, Danny Verde and Preeda Tony, plus a special live performance from Deborah Cox.
Location: Zen Event Gallery, 8/F, CentralWorld, Ratchadamri Rd
Phone: 02-635-1111 4.
4. Kontraband NYE Special
For the lovers of the great music, perhaps this is the right choice. DJ Digital will perform drum ‘n’ bass with support from Kontraband resident DJs Delorean, Azek and Will. The party starts at 9pm and the price is B2,000.
Location: Dark Bar, 2/F, Ekamai Mall, Ekkamai Soi 10
Phone: 02-381-9896 5.
5. Sleepover New Year’s Eve Party
It’s a sleepover-themed party where you could dress in the most comfortable clothes ever- your pajamas for example. They promise to have international DJ lineup, night-long entertainment and free-flow drinks. Tae Kantana, Ticha, Tiya, and Jessy from The Face Thailand will also be there! The party starts at 9pm and the price will be B1,600.
Location: Hyde and Seek, 65/1 Athenee Residence, Soi Ruam Rudi, Wireless Rd.
Phone: 02-168-5152-3 6.
6. Open Air White Party
Here there is a strict dress code: white! Sounds cool, right? Well it would sound even better if we mention that the special guests of the night will be Djs Chris and Rob Thompson! The party starts at 7pm. The price will be B500 and it includes two drinks.
Location: Superflow City Beach Club, 9 Khao San Rd.
Not so much into wild parties? Rooftop Bars are also another great place where you could spend New Year’s Eve with your beloved ones and of course, meet new people for the new year that is coming! Let’s see which rooftop bar is the right one for you!
All the restaurants and rooftop bars at the dome has special one-night menu for New Years. Sirrocco, Breeze, Sky bar and Distlil bar all have special drinks, cocktails for the 2016 New years Eve 2016.
They have different offers that you would be able to choose for New Year’s Eve, but basically the dinner and the drink there are extravagant in the real sense of the word! The dress code should smart casual in order in order to provide even more pleasant atmosphere.
Location: Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 624 9999
Above Eleven is another rooftop bar which is already quiet popular. For New Year’s Eve, they have a special dinner menu along with special international guest DJ Deloin from Belgium and local support from DJ Delorean (Phatfunk, Kontraband) and DJ Luck-E (Dope As Funk). The price is B2000 and it includes 2 drinks. Oh and the party starts at 10 pm!
Location: Fraser Suites Sukhumvit, Sukhumvit Soi 11, 10110 Bangkok Phone: +66 83 542 1111 Website: www.aboveeleven.com/
3. Nest Rooftop Bar Le Fenix Hotel
If you are into having a very delicious New Year’s Eve dinner under the stars then this rooftop bar is the right one for you! Along with the dinner, there also will be Live Music from Bangkok’s best duo “Out of Tune” and then great performances by some of the best local and international Djs.
Location: 33/33 Sukhumvit Soi 11,Bangkok, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110
Phone: +66 2 305 4000
New Year’s Eve River Cruises
River cruise is another excellent way to spend 2016 New Year’s Eve if you are into more relaxing atmosphere, surrounded by amazing views.
1. Chao Phraya Princess Cruise
Spend your New Years Eve in Chao Phraya river listening to the saxophone and seeing popular Buddhist landmarks. The cruise serves various cuisines and alcoholic beverages. The cruise starts at 8:00 pm and goes on until the countdown. You can also view the spectacular fireworks from the cruise while sipping cocktails and having food.
Adult price: B4,500. Child Price:B3,500
There is another option for people looking to spend only couple of hours on the cruise. The cruise starts at 11:00 pm and ends at 1:00 am.
Adult price: B3,500. Child Price: B2,700
2. Chao Phraya River of Kings
Another cruise option for the lovers of the amazing views and super romantic atmosphere is Chao Praya River of Kings. They offer you various packages and at different time of the day starting in the evening at 8 pm until 2 am on the New years. For people planning to celebrate their New years eve in various places they can still book the cruise.
3. Grant Pearl Cruise on New Year Eve
The cruise here starts at 7pm and it ends at 00:30 am. In a meanwhile, you will be able to have a quiet relaxing time of Thailand’s cultural heritage down the banks of the Chaophraya River and also superb Thai and International Buffet with a live band, performances, lucky draws and tasty drinks. Adult price: B4,700 Child price: B3,200
New Years Eve Concert
Singing your favorite songs along with your favorite music stars must be a great blast for the music addicts! Sundance Asia is announcing New Year’s Eve concert of international superstar, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter and Broadway star – Debora Cox. Special guests would be: Tony Moran, Danny Verde and Preeda Tony.
Check it out: http://www.sundanceasia.org
New Year’s Eve Fireworks
The fireworks could be seen from a number of spots in Bangkok. Fireworks are in Sanam Luang at the Grand Palace, but you do not need to go there to see the fireworks. Fireworks could be seen from the Asiatique riverfront mall because it’s right across from the Grand Palace. Many people catch the action from rooftop bars and some go Saphan Taksin pier to get the 360 degree. Some people also catch the action from the high-rise condominiums.
Not all people like to party. Many Thais also go to temples to start the the New Year with good luck. Many Buddhist temples have sessions on the New Years Eve and the 1st of January when they listen and enjoy the Dhamma speech made by the monk.