Vietnam alters its attire to celebrate Christmas

December 07, 2022 | 10:58
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Although Christmas is still a few weeks away, much of the country appears to be decked out in festive colours and spirit.

With the arrival of the first northeast monsoon in Hanoi and the sudden onset of cold drizzle, the spirit of the holiday season is infiltrating every major street and even the smallest alleyways with joy.

Vietnam alters its attire to celebrate Christmas
Vietnam alters its attire to celebrate Christmas

Hang Ma Street has been dazzling with vivid colour since the beginning of the holiday season. These hues range from vibrant pine trees and comedic figures of Santa Claus to mistletoe branches and sparkling lights that make visitors feel woozy. Even though it's not the weekend, this street is still packed with people and cars, from Vietnamese to foreigners. Everyone is evidently delighted as they chat, giggle, capture images, make purchases, and are even willing to wish each other a Happy New Year.

Hang Ma Street in is not the sole site where Christmas decorations have been depicted and embellished for the holiday season. Since the beginning of November, as soon as Halloween was over, famous coffee shops, restaurants, supermarket chains, and crowded shopping malls in major cities have displayed and adorned Christmas decorations. The classical Christmas carols just keep on playing, wherever they go, seeking to make people's minds momentarily pleased and enthusiastic to greet the celebration.

In contrast to the festive spirit of Christmas in Hanoi, the major cities and provinces of Vietnam only occasionally celebrate the holiday. This year, Ho Chi Minh City has just begun a few Christmas decorations, including at tourist sites such as Nguyen Hue pedestrian street and a few bistros, resorts, and shopping malls that have altered their appearance. Possibly due to the heat and humidity, residents wait until closer to Christmas to begin celebrating.

Similarly, the Christmas spirit is spreading slowly in other major tourist cities such as Phu Quoc, Danang, and Nha Trang. The current time is quite early compared to the tropical southern ocean climate. Resorts, restaurants, and hotel chains, on the other hand, are rather inviting with a series of brunch programs, high tea, and year-end countdown parties such as Christmas Eve dinner and live performances at the Danang Marriott Resort & Spa, the Celebrate Together promotions at the New World Phu Quoc resort, and The Festive Wonderland with Vietnam's first Marché de Nol at the Vinpearl Nha Trang resort with great offers for tourists.

Many young people in Vietnam have widely regarded Christmas as an essential component of the chilly season. Perhaps it is the fascinating, bustling, and pleasant vibe of the festive season that has helped people to ease the fatigue and struggles of this time period caused by the sluggish economy.

Magic festive season at Danang Marriott

Vietnam alters its attire to celebrate Christmas

Danang Marriott Resort & Spa offers everything from a much-anticipated Christmas tree lighting ceremony to a glamorous New Year’s Eve dinner and an array of festivities to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year for you and your loved ones.

A jolly Christmas Eve will be aided with an outstanding dinner buffet and live performances, with more than 140 dishes from land to sea.

Get your kids in the Christmas spirit with a series of fun activities. Santa will even take time out of his busy schedule to pay a visit from 6-10pm on December 24 with prices at VND1.6 million ($65) per adult. Meanwhile, Christmas brunch on December 25 is the same price.

For a New Year’s Eve extravaganza, you should not miss the most iconic celebration in the ocean paradise and the city of bridges. The one-night event ensures a glitz-filled celebration with a delectable dinner buffet supported by upbeat tunes from live DJs at 7-11pm on December 31, starting at VND1.9 million ($77) per adult.

And the Pool Bar creates one of the best venues to welcome 2023 in style. Raise your glass of champagne and enjoy the night until the fireworks show concludes in the early hours of 2023 with price at VND600,000 ($24.50) per adult. In addition, this festive season, treat yourself and your loved ones to a fantastic staycation at Danang Marriott Resort & Spa. Prices start at VND5.9 million ($240) per room each night including accommodation, breakfast, and Christmas or New Year’s Eve entertainment for two people.

Christmas at Radisson Cam Ranh

Vietnam alters its attire to celebrate Christmas

Enjoy a ride on the Christmas train with many exciting activities at the most beautiful time of the year. Our express polar train departing on the last days of the year is not to be missed. Entertainment includes live music, a magic show, Santa Claus, a piano performance, lucky draw, and more.

A Christmas Day pass ticket costs only VND500,000 ($20) while the Christmas buffet dinner with entertainment prices at VND650,000 ($26.50); year-end buffet dinner with entertainment costs VND2 million ($80). A special DJ Countdown Party is available at VND300,000 ($12) per adult, including one glass of sparkling wine and two canapés.

Relaxing holidays at New World Hoiana

Vietnam alters its attire to celebrate Christmas

Festive fever is starting in style at New World Hoiana with many special offers on accommodation, food and entertainment.

Over December 23-25 and December 30-January 1, there is a chance to enjoy special room rates starting from VND3.8 million ($155) at New World Hoiana including a complimentary breakfast; a festive buffet for two at Blend Asian Market restaurant; premium pick-up and drop-off from Danang, Hoi An, Danang International Airport or Chu Lai Airport; and early check-in and late check-out.

Baking classes, festive painting, decorating Christmas cards, making lanterns, cinemas, soap operas, and other exciting activities await you to experience. And many sporting activities are suitable for children and the entire family in the beautiful beach area, and are completely free.

Treat yourself to a relaxing holiday this Christmas and New Year; it would be incomplete without entertainment and relaxation experiences, as well as exciting activities that are only available to visitors during this special festive season.

Additionally, you can reserve a “Relaxing Christmas Getaway” from December 23-25 or December 30-January 1, applied for Hoiana Hotel and Suites, starting at VND6.4 million ($260) for a spacious, stylish Superior Suite and indulge in a wide range of extra benefits. By Que Chi

By Quynh Trang

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