(See Part II here)
Check out the following list of Christmas events in early December in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, compiled by Hanoi Grapevine. May your festive season be filled with joy and happiness, and keep a lookout for information on more festivities on our website!
1. German Christmas Market Hanoi
14 – 16 Dec 2017
Cua Bac Church
Get in the holiday spirit at the Cua Bac Church. Escape the big city stress, relax, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, savor Christmas scents, sample typical Christmas Market treats and beverages, buy hand-made items, and spend memorable moments with friends and family over a cup of hot wine. A Christmas Concert performed by the Suc Song Moi Bamboo Ensemble, featuring classical music and international Christmas favorites, will be held at the market on December 14, 2017 from 6 pm.
2. Christmas Concert with Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO) in Hanoi
Thu 21 Dec 2017, 8 pm
Cua Bac Church
A special Christmas concert features the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Sebastian Bach. The Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra will be joined by two choruses – the Hanoi Catholic Youth Choir and the Opera Choir – as well as four soloists, two of them are from Germany.
3. Hanoi Christmas Market
Sat 02 Dec 2017, 8.30 am – 5 pm
Quang Ba Communal House, Tay Ho District
4. Concert “A Choral Christmas” in HCM City
02 and 03 Dec 2017
Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres
The International Choir and Orchestra of Ho Chi Minh City invites you to share Christmas Music!
5. Charity Event “Christmas Talent Show” in Hanoi
Sat 09 Dec 2017, 2 pm
Hanoi Rock City
A fundraising Christmas Talent Show which helps disadvantaged children in Hanoi further their education. The event is divided into two parts: Kids Talent Show (2 – 6.30 pm) and Adults Talent Show (from 6.30 pm).
6. Christmas Market in Hanoi
Sat 09 Dec 2017, 3 – 6 pm
InterContinental Hanoi Westlake
Don your Santa hat, dust off the mulled wine glass, and get into the festive spirit – it’s time to head down to InterContinental Hanoi Westlake Christmas Market. Join us for a festive afternoon of music, holiday treats, food trucks, gift-shopping from local artisans, and more! No entrance fee applied.
7. Tay Ho Christmas Community Market
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 10 am – 3.30 pm
Quang Ba Temple Community Centre
Lane 67 To Ngoc Van St
The market will host stall holders, including commercial enterprizes, embassies, NGOs, schools & charities, as well as a stage for cultural performances. Tickets (30,000VND each) on sale at the gate. Free admission for children under 12. Contact Nada or Ali: [email protected].