At the end of the year, we deserve a moment to celebrate our journey and welcome a fresh chapter. A slew of activities are taking place in Hoi An to mark the festive season in 2023. Whether you’re looking to dine in an elegant setting or dance the night away (or both), here are our top suggestions for Christmas and New Year in Hoi An.

Festive activities in Hoi An

Festive high tea at Hoiana

Make an afternoon of it with a Christmas tea party for two at Hoiana Hotel & Suites. Spoil yourself with a tantalizing array of savory bites, fine pastries, premium teas, and your choice of Prosecco or Champagne, any day from at 12 noon to 5pm.

Christmas festival at VinWonders

Visit VinWonders Nam Hoi An between 9am and 10pm any day from Christmas Eve to New Year Day to enjoy exciting outdoor festivities, a floating market, street food bazaar, live music, circus acrobatics, magic performances, and more.

Festive river cruises at Anantara

Climb aboard a wooden boat for a magical evening cruise on the Thu Bon River, complete with mulled wine and tasty Christmas canapes. Christmas Cruises with Anantara Hoi An are available from 4pm, from December 21, 2023 to January 2, 2024.

Traditional baked treats at Thom’s

Add the finishing touches to any holiday feast with German stollen cake and Italian panettone from Thom’s Sourdough Bakery. Be sure to order in advance: Each batch is baked to perfection following traditional techniques.

Christmas gathering at Coco Casa

Have a colorful Christmas Eve by the Coco River at Coco Casa’s Christmas Eve party. A line-up of mouthwatering local and international dishes will be on offer, along with live acoustic music, activities for children, and a visit from Santa Claus.

Christmas Eve Dinner in Hoi An

Almanity Hoi An Resort

Almanity Resort has curated an evening of entertainment and fine dining for guests and visitors on December 24. Starting at 6pm, the night opens with a themed buffet and live band, and finishes with late-night party tunes and drink specials.

Cobb Restaurant

Celebrate Christmas with a lantern-lit, low-key dinner along the Hoai River. Cobb Restaurant is preparing an exquisite four-course menu for December 23 to 25, starring a main course of Wagyu roast beef and yule log chocolate cake for dessert.

Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort

Take part in a fun-filled evening at Victoria Resort’s Christmas Eve Gala Dinner. Starting with welcome cocktails, the evening progresses with a lion dance show, junior choir performance, bonfire by the pool, and of course, a festive seasonal buffet.

Shilla Monogram

From succulent lobster to shaved truffles, Shilla Monogram is going all out for two special Christmas dinner buffets on December 24 and 25. Guests can choose to add a free flow wine or drink package to go with an array of artisanal cheese, cold cuts, and Christmas desserts.

La Siesta Hoi An Resort

Enjoy a scrumptious Christmas dinner with shimmering candlelight and music next to your loved ones at La Siesta Hoi An. The resort’s ‘Delight Night’ special menu promises carefully prepared dishes and wonderful flavors, starting at 1,490,000 VND per guest.


Feast on Western and Asian culinary delights at TUI BLUE’s Christmas Eve BBQ Buffet. The five-star resort is known for its BBQ parties that serve up amazing seafood. The family-friendly buffet is packed with fun activities and surprise presents from Santa Claus himself.

Christmas Day Dining in Hoi An

Blush Beach Club

Spend your Christmas Day by the pool and the ocean waves at Blush Beach Club, and indulge in a delicious set menu with a complimentary glass of wine. The special brunch starts at 899,000 VND and offers 15% off for early bird bookings.

3 Dragons Sports Bar

Spend ‘Christmas at the Pub’ with delicious set menus and drink packages from 3 Dragons. This year’s hearty Christmas menu (550,000 VND) features salad with goat cheese, roast meat platter with potatoes and gravy, dessert and a cheese board.

Barefoot Beach Club

Bring the whole family to Tan Thanh Beach for a joyful Christmas lunch at Barefoot Beach Club, complete with all your favorite Christmas trimmings. Get into the spirit of the season with live music on the lawn, and a dedicated wine and cocktail bar.

Le Petit Bistro

Le Petit Bistro is bringing a traditional British Christmas day lunch, with roast turkey, all trimmings, and Christmas pudding to Hoi An. As you sip on a complimentary glass of prosecco, choose from three equally tempting starters, main courses, and desserts.

Lim Dining Room

Settle in for an enticing Italian Christmas in the Hoi An Ancient Town, where Chef Alessio has added new festive dishes and drinks to the menu at Lim Dining Room. Treat your tastebuds to elegant flavors from Italy, perfectly prepared pizzas, and luscious desserts.

Cosy Corner Cafe

Share a rustic Christmas lunch in a welcoming setting near An Bang Beach. On December 25, Cosy Corner Cafe is serving a special menu (350,000 VND) of traditional dishes, including roast chicken with stuffing, smoked ham, green beans, and Christmas cake.

New Year’s Eve Parties in Hoi An

Shilla Monogram

After a wonderful New Year’s Eve buffet dinner, join the countdown party at Bistro M, Shilla Monogram’s poolside restaurant, on December 31 and ring in the new year with exciting entertainment, games, and electronic fireworks at the resort’s beach lawn.

Hoiana Hotel & Suites

End 2023 with a bang at Hoiana Hotels & Suites, where a fabulous New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet awaits. Feast on a wide array of international and local specialities, limber up with a live jazz band, and stay up for a mesmerizing fireworks display.

Shore Club

Shake off 2023 on the beach, as Shore Club throws a New Year’s Dinner and Dance Party from 6pm. Dine together on a splendid three-course menu, watch fire flare bartenders, dance to live rock ‘n roll bands and DJ sets, and toast to 2024 with free bubbly at midnight.

Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort

Silk Sense is inviting one and all to an evening of festive delights on the last night of 2023. The party kicks off at 7pm with an extravagant buffet dinner, followed by a lucky draw, live accordion and violin performances, a dance show, and more.

Anantara Hoi An Resort

Slip into 2024 with a black-and-gold themed New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and countdown party at Anantara Hoi An. A sumptuous buffet awaits on the banks of the Thu Bon River, where guests end 2023 off in style with live bands and DJs.

Mango Mango

Get the gang together and head to Mango Mango for a night of mouthwatering food, funky tunes, and festive cheer in the heart of Hoi An. Chef Duc will serve a tailored set menu designed to delight, and the DJ on the decks will keep the party going until late.

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