Most of the entertainment venues across the city are bustling with activity and full of crowds, out to join in the fun and excitement pervading the city this Christmas and New Year season. Dam Sen Cultural Park is set to lure visitors with comedies, musical and dance performances such a Christmas Dance and Gala X'mas 2011 on December 24-25. A special program welcoming the New Year including concerts, an ice sculpture exhibition and a low-range fireworks display will be held from December 31 to January 2. Suoi Tien Tourist Area is decorated like a white snowy forest and mountain. Santa Claus will also offer gifts to children. Various amusement activities, folk games, music and dance shows will take place at Dai Nam Tourist Area in Binh Duong Province and Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Ho Chi Minh City. Meanwhile special children musical performances are expected to attract a large number of little audiences to Ho Chi Minh City Children's Cultural House on December … [Read more...] about Festive Christmas, New Year atmosphere pervades town
The festive season is a time to celebrate and make merry with family and friends. This year, the two important holidays, Christmas and New Year fall on the weekend so people have more time to relax and enjoy entertainment and dining with family and friends. In the Daily's issues on Dec. 10 & 17, TravelLiving features Chritsmas and New Year programs of hotels and tourist areas under the management of Saigontourist. Here are some more interesting venues for you to choose for your holidays. ENTERTAINMENT ACTIVITIES Christmas decoration at the Atrium Cafe of the Legend Hotel Saigon - Photo: Courtesy of the hotel *September 23 Park in HCMC's District 1: The fifth "Tastes of the World" festival will take place from Dec. 26 until Jan. 2 in the park with 60 booths from 24 countries. Apart from honoring local and international cuisines, the festival features a bartender contest, a ceremony to set Vietnam's record for the biggest banh xeo (pancake), and a cooking contest with … [Read more...] about Where to celebrate Christmas and New Year?
Ho Chi Minh City is famous for its numerous cafés, many of which open different and stylish worlds to customers who are seeking an escape from a chaotic city. And upon entering jKed café, patrons are nearly transported to another world in the southern metro. Located in an old, French colonial building at 26 Ly Tu Trong Street in District 1, jKed café has the charm of a sleeping beauty in the exciting area of city, which boasts the modern and high-end shopping malls such as Vincom and Parkson. The path to the café is unique, with a painting gallery at the entrance, then an old, spacious spiral staircase with scars of time leading to the café on the first floor. We stumbled upon this café last week when we visited an architect's office in the same building. Visitors might feel as if they have been transported to a Christmas house in the mountains. jKed has a serene, Zen-like atmosphere, which is created by dark walls, gentle red light and … [Read more...] about An early Christmas
The program called Festive Season will take place in the hotel from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. every day from Saturday until January 2. "This is the first time Hue celebrates Christmas and New Year with a professional festive season, offering outdoor activities to attract tourists," said Nguyen Quoc Thanh, deputy director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The festival will cover art programs such as a painting exhibition by children of the Thuy Xuan Association for the Orphans Protection , international music shows, puppet shows, outdoor concerts, magic shows, buffets featuring Vietnamese and European cuisines, shopping activities and karaoke talent contests. The prices are between US$18-US$45 per person. The hotel is offering several discount programs on rooms. The five-star Celadon Palace Hue Hotel, managed by the Celadon International Group, has 222 rooms and suites, restaurants, conference rooms and an amusement area. … [Read more...] about Christmas and New Year celebrations in Thua Thien-Hue
VietNamNet Bridge - December marks the beginning of the world's leading festive season as people prepare to celebrate Christmas and welcome the New Year. Happy Christmas: Underprivileged children received Christmas treats, including decorated gingerbread houses, at the Sheraton Hotel's Christmas tree lighting ceremony last week. — VNS Coutersy Photos by Sunny Rose. Streets, homes and malls are bedecked with lights and decorations, and all businesses prepare to do something special for their customers. Luxury hotels in HCM City are in the forefront of such preparations. The Sheraton Saigon Hotel-&Towers greeted the festive season with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony last week. The hotel organised the event in collaboration with Saigon Children's Charity, inviting underprivileged kids to join the event along with the hotel's guests. The children were treated to favorite Christmas treats including decorated gingerbread houses which will be showcased at the hotel's … [Read more...] about HCM City lights up for Christmas