Phuket’s Beautiful Beaches
Ring in the New Year on one of Phuket’s stunning beaches with fireworks, beach barbecues, fire shows, live entertainment, and exclusive gala dinners.
If you want to dance the night away, then celebrate at one of Phuket’s sophisticated beach clubs. Relax at a full-service cabana or table at the iconic Catch Beach Club on the white sands of Bang Tao Beach. Join with friends sipping chilled champagne or a signature cocktail at this breezy location. Mix and mingle at the spectacular ellipse bar and be entertained by international DJs and live performances sure to WOW all revellers.
Countdown in Bangkok
The vibrant capital city of Bangkok is an exciting place to welcome in the New Year and people travel from all over the country, and the world, to join in the huge countdown crowds and be part of the celebrations.
The biggest countdown party is at CentralWorld, find yourself a front-row seat where you can see the fireworks and join in all the festivities, the place will be packed. A winter beer garden, live music from popular Thai bands and DJ’s spinning tunes has the place rocking, with plenty to eat from the stalls selling all kinds of delicious Thai snacks.
For a more sophisticated setting, treat your partner to some champagne and fine dining on one of Bangkok’s rooftop bars. Enchanting on any night of the week, on New Year’s Eve with the colourful fireworks exploding in the night sky it is a special place to be.
There’s nothing more romantic than seeing in the New Year on a Chao Phraya River cruise. See some of the city’s most famous attractions, including The Temple of Dawn and The Grand Palace. Dine on a wonderful feast as you are entertained by live music and toast the New Year with champagne as the fireworks burst with colour in the night sky.
Old City in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai loves to party, and New Year’s Eve is no exception. It’s a much quieter affair than Bangkok but still manages to have some of the best celebrations in the country.
A merry mix of visitors and locals gather around the famous Tha Phae Gate to enjoy an unforgettable evening of traditional meets modern, and welcome in the New Year. The air vibrates with live music concerts, Thai dance acts, and hundreds of stalls selling all kinds of appetising eats and cool souvenirs.
Buy a lantern, count down the seconds to midnight with the crowds, and as the clock chimes 12 release it into the night with a wish. It’s a splendid sight as thousands of lanterns drift away on the wind twinkling in the night sky.
It can be a little crazy as the crowd goes wild, cars and motorbikes honk their horns, everyone cheers, and fireworks bang. The Thai people love a noisy celebration and extra loud firecrackers are let off in all directions.
If this is all too much, you can celebrate more peacefully at Wat Phan Tao.
Watch in wonder as the monks meditate and chant surrounded by hundreds of candles and release good-luck lanterns into the sky together at midnight.