Christmas Celebration in the Amazing Thailand

Friday December 1, 2017

Being a Buddhist country, Thailand isn’t officially celebrating Christmas. Regular Thai schools or work offices are open as usual on Christmas Day. Most Thai families do not celebrate Christmas with tree, decorations and gift-giving on December 25th but as the years go by, more and more locals, particularly in Bangkok, are acknowledging the holiday season. That means for visitors and foreign residents here in the city’s capital, “Christmas spirit” can still be felt even away from home. As mid-November rolls, every huge shopping mall in Rachaprasong and Sukhumvit areas start decking out their colorful and sparkly decorations. Central World shopping mall usually has a gigantic Christmas tree and colorful themed decorations on its front open space area with mini-concerts and flea market stalls where people can walk, shop or just sit while eating, relaxing or simply people watching. There is also a beer garden where friends can hang out for drinks. Gaysorn Village, another very popular high-end mall here in Bangkok also has its own Christmas themed activities called “Shop-Share-Chill” that includes huge shopping deals, charity thru donations, chilling on their various entertainment and delicious tastes from many food trucks and a grand Christmas tree lighting event to mark the season. MBK and Siam Discovery malls likewise decorated their walking plaza with lots of lights, Christmas tree and other traditional decors. While Siam Paragon has its magical retail shopping experience for shoppers and patrons especially children, for opening the “Harry Potter: Christmas in the Wizarding World” exhibition where fans can experience a one of its kind retail shopping and wander around the series’ most popular venues like Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, similar to the one in Universal Studios Orlando. Pop-up shop like Ollivanders Wand Shop, Honeydukes, Madam Puddifoot’s Shop and Dervish & Banges which sells...... Read more on Full Issue!

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