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 2022. 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 and Quang Nam

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Christmas cookies and sweets at Em’s Bakery

Get into the holiday spirit with delectable Christmas cookies, log cakes, and gingerbread houses from Pastry Chef Thuy. Families with children can build and decorate their own gingerbread houses in a Christmas workshop at Em’s Bakery on December 23.

Children’s activities at Caman Village

Take the kids to the organic garden at Caman Village for a day of Christmas-themed activities on December 24 or 25. Starting from 8am, the full-day program (250,000 VND) includes a farm tour, crafts, cooking, folk games, and gifts from Santa.

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, 2022 to January 2, 2023.

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Retro 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 high tea at Hoiana Shores

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 cocktails at Barconcu

Toast the season with a well-poured drink just before Christmas arrives, at Barconcu Bar’s Merry Tanqueray night, from 7:30pm on December 22. Gin lovers can look forward to cocktails by bartender Sol, and melodies from pianist Thanh Hung.

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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.

Holiday bazaar at TUI Blue

Experience Christmas on the sandy shores of Tam Tien Beach. TUI Blue Nam Hoi An is hosting a two-day bazaar from 11am to 6pm on December 24 and 25. Browse the stalls, join games and lucky draws, and keep an eye out for Santa and his sleigh.

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New Year recovery brunch at Shilla Monogram

Take the edge off after a big night with a delicious meal at Shilla Monogram Quangnam Danang. The hotel’s expert chefs will serve a set menu of Vietnamese and Korean dishes to start your culinary adventures on the first day of 2023.

Christmas hangout at Cham Chi Club

Find your groove at Cham Chi Club’s Christmas Rave, happening after dark on December 25. Warm up with mulled wine, barbecue and a bonfire on the riverbanks. The party goes all night long with electronic music by local and foreign DJs.

Christmas Eve Dinner in Hoi An

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Tok Restaurant and Bar

A stylish soiree is taking place on the edge of the rice paddies in Cam Thanh on December 24, at Tok’s Christmas Eve Dinner party gets underway from 5pm. Savor a five-course feasting menu by Chef Long, sip on festive cocktails, and sway to live DJ sets.

Coco Casa Restaurant

Have a colorful Christmas Eve by the Coco River at Coco Casa’s Christmas Eve Buffet. 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.

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.

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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.

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 24 or 25, starring a main course of Wagyu roast beef and strawberry and white chocolate tart for dessert.

Christmas Day Dining in Hoi An

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Nam Hai Four Seasons Resort

Spoil yourself and your loved ones with ‘One Delicious Christmas’ at Cafe Nam Hai. A violinist will play Christmas melodies while diners enjoy a gourmet four-course menu of holiday favorites with Valrhona chocolate ornaments for dessert.

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.

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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

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Hoiana Hotel & Suites

End 2022 with a bang at Hoiana Hotel & 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 2022 on the beach, as Shore Club throws a New Year’s Dinner and Dance Party from 6:30pm. Dine together on a splendid three-course menu, watch fire flare bartenders, dance to live bands and DJ sets, and toast to 2023 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 2022. The party kicks off at 7:30pm with an hour of free-flow drinks and an extravagant buffet dinner, followed by a lucky draw, live band, dance show, and more.

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Anantara Hoi An Resort

Slip into 2023 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 will watch a dramatic drum performance to send 2022 off in style.

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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