Check out the following list of Christmas events in Hanoi, compiled by Hanoi Grapevine. May your festive season be filled with joy and happiness!
I. FESTIVE FOOD
1. Festive Season at Pan Pacific Hanoi
Until 31 Dec 2018
Pan Pacific Hanoi
Get ready to surprise your beloved ones on an extravagant line-up of festive choices at Pan Pacific Hanoi’s renowned outlets:
. Skyline Summit Xmas Afternoon Tea buffet, at The Summit Bar: every Sat & Sun of December from 2 to 5 pm
. Gingerbread House with traditional home-made Xmas cakes, pralines, cookies & tantalizing Xmas Roasts & Bake, available for 24-hour pre-order notice, at Hotel Lobby: 28 Nov – 31 Dec
. Dazzling Xmas Eve’s offerings from succulent meats to decadent dessert, at Pacifica Restaurant: 24 Dec
. Cozy Xmas inspired Cantonese dinner, at Ming Restaurant: 24 Dec
. Gourmet Cantonese NYE Dinner, at Ming Restaurant: 31 Dec
. THE SPARKLING, at Pacific Ballroom: 31 Dec
. MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT (Countdown Party), at The Summit Bar: 31 Dec
2. Metropole Hanoi Lays Railroad Through Hotel for Christmas
24, 25 and 31 Dec 2018
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Many internationally renowned hotels decorate Christmas trees to usher in the festive season. The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is also building a model railroad and train stations to spirit travelers on an Enchanted Journey. This festive season, join us on an enchanted journey and enjoy an exciting calendar of events. The Metropole’s talented Chefs are firing up the kitchens for a series of special dinners on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve across the hotel’s restaurants and bars.
II. CONCERTS & MOVIES
1. Noël Film Week
23 – 30 Dec 2018
Christmas week is here! L’Espace presents you a special Christmas-themed movie program. These animated or fairy tale movies will surely bring you unforgettable moments in this festive season.
Sun 23 Dec, 3.30 pm – Le Roi et l’Oiseau (The King and the Mockingbird)
Sun 23 Dec, 6 pm – La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast)
Mon 24 Dec, 5 pm – Les Contes de la Nuit (Tales of the Night)
Wed 26 Dec, 5 pm – La Prophétie des Grenouilles (Raining Cats and Frogs)
Thu 27 Dec, 5 pm – Le Tableau (The Painting)
Fri 28 Dec, 7 pm – Les Nouvelles Aventures d’Aladin (The New Adventures of Aladin)
Sun 30 Dec, 3.30 pm – Les Vacances du Petit Nicolas (Nicholas on Holiday)
‘Festive’ ticket price: 40 000 VND, buy 1 get 1
Tickets available at L’Espace reception.
2. Christmas Carol with Emmanuel Choir
Mon 24 Dec 2018, 6 pm
Pan Pacific Hanoi, 1 Thanh Nien, Hanoi
Traditional Christmas songs will be sung at Pan Pacific Hanoi hotel lobby, with Emmanuel Choir’s Christmas Carol activity. Come enjoy and immerse yourself the warm Christmas atmosphere with us! Free-entry program.
3. Christmas Movie Screening: Love Actually
Mon 24 Dec 2018, 8 pm
Tranquil Books & Coffee, 5 Nguyen Quang Bich, Hanoi
As usual, Tranquil Books & Coffee will screen Love Actually every Christmas. No more word needed, we hope to see you in this traditional activity. We only collect 50K/each person for free flows of drinks, including tea, coffee, juice, soft-drinks. Beer will be charged at a minimum cost of 25K/bottle on top of that 50K. Come early to get the best seats.
4. X-mas Film Screening: Home Alone (1990)
Mon 24 Dec 2018, 8 pm
Echoes Cafe, 9 Ha Hoi, Hanoi
Echoes Cafe presents “X-mas Film Screening: Home Alone (1990)”. Free entry. Free cookies for all. Booking: 098 302 9010.
5. A Christmas Film Screening: Home Alone (1990) and Home Alone 2 (1992)
Mon 24 Dec 2018, 8 pm
DeN, 49 Lang Yen Phu, Hanoi
This Christmas Eve we’ll be screening one of the most popular holiday movies ever made along with its sequel. Free-entry movie screening, please come 30 minutes early and order from the cafe’s menu.
6. Christmas concert at Cua Bac Church
Mon 24 Dec 2018, 10 pm
Cua Bac Church, 56 Phan Dinh Phung, Hanoi
With Christmas coming, we invite everyone to enjoy the timeless Christmas carols performed by the Emmanuel Ensemble, Emmanuel Choir, Teresa Choir… together with artists renowned symphony orchestras in Hanoi. Free-entry concert.
7. Cinema Gift: Screening of Carol (2015)
Tue 25 Dec 2018, 7.30 pm
Bluebirds’ Nest, No. 13 Alley 19 Dang Dung, Hanoi
This Christmas season, let’s sit together in the cozy atmosphere of Bluebird’s Nest with the ‘gift sender’ Duong Dang to enjoy “Carol”, a film starring the “Queen of Australia” Cate Blanchett and “The girl with the dragon tattoo” Rooney Mara. Free-entry movie screening, please come 30 minutes early and order from the cafe’s menu.
8. Concert “Emmanuel – Christmas Carols around the World”
Tue 25 Dec 2018, 8 pm
St. Joseph’s Cathedral, 40 Nha Chung, Hanoi
The program consists of two parts: Part 1: A summary of the history of salvation, from creation to Christmas, with Bible quotes and music; Part 2: A Ceremony of Carols – Singing national and international Christmas carols. Free-entry concert, please come early to get the best seats. Note: Appropriate costumes for the cathedral.
III. OTHER ACTIVITIES
1. Merry Christmas with Sống
10 – 31 Dec 2018
Cá Chép Bookstore, 115 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hanoi
On the occasion of Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019, SỐNG together with Cá Chép Bookstore presents you the program “Merry Christmas with Sống”:
. 20% off all books from Sống
. Christmas card for all purchases.
. A super-cute gift canvas bag for bills of 400.000 VND and over
. A chance to receive the full “Khuê Văn collection” and many exciting prizes
2. Holiday Lights
16 Dec 2018 – 04 Feb 2019, 8 am – 10 pm
LePARC by Gamuda, Km 1.5 Phap Van, Yen So Park, Hoang Mai District, Hanoi
Ideal play space for families and children with activities such as: take a selfie with the 20-meter Giant Meteor, check-in to your heart’s content at Zoo Lights, watch the whale in Thien Nhan Lake, enjoy the Christmas party at top view restaurants. Free entry.
3. UP Christmas 2018
. UP Co-working Space Lương Yên, F8, 1 Luong Yen, Hanoi
. BKHUP Co-working Space, F3, 17 Ta Quang Buu, Hanoi
. [email protected] Co-working Space, F5, 519 Kim Ma, Hanoi
. [email protected] Co-working Space, F21, 89 Lang Ha, Hanoi
. BKHCM-UP Co-working Space, 268 Ly Thuong Kiet, HCMC
. Creative Lab by UP, Creative City square, 1 Luong Yen, Hanoi
Where to go play in Hanoi during Christmas season? Where is not too crowded yet still picturesque, which “unique” location can we check-in? 6 locations with 6 different concepts of UP Co-working Space is the perfect answer for the quest of finding “a beautiful – unique – brand new picturesque spot” and, completely free-entry for all. In particular, Creative Lab by UP will have continuous ‘snowfall’ from 7.30 pm – 9 pm.
4. The Christmas Parade
Mon 24 Dec 2018, 7 – 9 pm
Lotte Hotel Hanoi, 54 Lieu Giai, Hanoi
Embrace the spirit of Christmas with the special parade from us. The appearance of Santa Clause, snow princesses and festive choir at the public areas, restaurants and bar at Lotte Hotel Hanoi will spread all the merriment and good wishes to you.
5. From Indonesia To Vietnam With Love
Tue 25 Dec 2018, 8 – 10 pm
Ly Thai To statue, Hà Nội
An event organized by the Indonesian Embassy with the aim to bring Indonesian culture, music and art to Vietnamese people. Enjoy the performance of popular Indonesian band Orange Pie with Minh Vuong M4U and Sign in Band, Grammy dance group. Experience Indonesia’s culture and art at the creatively-decorated showcasing area. Get lost in the culinary paradise with traditional dishes from Indonesia. Free-entry event.
Hanoi Grapevine wishes you a wonderful Christmas!