The Goethe Institute is hosting a holiday crafts bazaar on starting Friday afternoon at 2 p.m., and at the same time on Saturday and Sunday. Find local handcrafted presents here if you still don’t know exactly what to put under that Christmas tree.
With Christmas almost a week away, you’ve at this point already done all your planning: put up the tree, get the chestnuts ready to roast over the soon-open fire, letter written to San—wait, have we done this yet? Head over to the ActiveKids Center at 2 p.m. for an afternoon of gift solicitation to Santa by mail as well as storytelling and carolling.
French restaurant Press Club Hanoi will host a holiday buffet on Christmas Eve. The generous spread offers over 30 dishes including a roasted beef rack in a red wine sauce alongside rock lobster fricassée. The buffet is available for VND1,750,000++. The French Quarter restaurant will also debut a Christmas Eve menu of King crab ravioli and marbled foie gras, served with black truffles and dressed in an apricot and almost chutney. Diners will finish everything off with a chestnut log cake a la mode. Dinner is available for VND2,100,000++.
Christmas is coming up and you probably have that perfect vision of a holiday dinner in a festive atmosphere for you and your friends. You may be deterred however when you realize how much work that all is. So let someone else take care of it. For VND1.2 million per person (VND600k for children), you and your fam can dine at the Hilton Hanoi Opera Christmas Eve, and no one will ask you to do dishes. You’re welcome. Dinner starts at 6 p.m.
Sure: you can cook your own Christmas dinner. You might even be a talented chef capable of mulled wine and a full Christmas spread. We’re not taking anything away from you, esteemed reader. But can you also furnish a string quartet for your guests? Or an actual Santa Claus (real, we promise)? Head over to Novotel Suites Hanoi at 6 p.m. for some holiday goodness for you and yours.
It’s Christmas. Gift yourself the night off from cooking or washing dishes and head to the Pullman Hanoi hotel for a dinner of roasted turkey and beef Wellington. Dinner will be served with Dutch black mussels and Canadian lobster. The evening’s entertainment is, improbably, a Vietnamese country rock singer. Tickets start off at VND2,1800,000 per person and VND625,000 per child. Book before 20/12 and get a 20 percent discount.
This French restaurant is serving up a special menu in honour of the holiday. Serving on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, La Badiane will have a luscious set menu for VND1.89 million per person, which includes an apertif, amuse-bouche, appetiser, main course, cheese course and dessert. Plus, a special set menu for the kids!
Visit Pacifica Restaurant for an extensive buffet of savoury prime rib, enticing roast turkey and a beautiful array of Christmas crafts at VND1,680,000 per person and VND840,000 per child, or indulge in an eight-course Cantonese dinner at VND1,300,000 per person - Ming Restaurant’s special offer for the occasion.
After you’re done unwrapping presents, head over to the Hilton Hanoi Opera at noon for lunch. The hotel will serve brunch through the afternoon for VND1.5 million per person. Children eat for VND750,000.
You and your family will be fulfilled during brunch with authentic Christmas dishes at VND680,000 per person (VND350,000 per child), or delightful dim sum at VND488,000 per person (VND288,000 per child). At night, the seafood and carvery buffet dinner at VND990,000 per person (VND660,000 per child) will touch your heart.
For a luxurious end to your year, end to La Badiane and indulge in a decadent set menu. For VND1.99 million, have fun with an apertif, amuse bouche, appetiser, main course, sweet and savoury course and, of course, a delicious dessert.
At 7 p.m. a four-course menu of angus beef and poached Canadian lobster will be served as well as other dishes prepared by La Cheminee’s Executive Chef Filippo. A seat at the table is going for VND1.7 million per person.
The New Year’s Eve party starts at 10:30 p.m. A draught beer tower with snacks starts at VND693,000 and a champagne-plus-snacks package is going for VND 2,079,000. They promise a DJ plus rocking stage. Call ahead with reservations to guarantee yourself a spot.
Their Rooftop Bar will be hosting a special menu, including a delicious buffet dinner served with a glass of sparkling wine, given upon arrival. After that, you can enjoy two hours’ free flow of wine, beer, juices and soft drinks. As you make merry you’ll listen to the sweet sounds of their string quartet for some celebratory ambience, which might get more celebratory thanks to a lucky draw with some great prizes. First prize? A one-night stay in the Novotel Suites Hotel, including breakfast for two people. If you book for 11 people, 1 goes free!
Their sumptuous New Year’s Eve dinners are on offer, including black and white scallop, seared foie gras with lobster medallion, pan-fried Wagyu beef, tartine goat cheese and other French delicacies. New Year’s Eve dinner set menu is served at La Table du Chef restaurant and Library at VND 2,100,000 per adult, while New Year’s Eve dinner buffet is available at La Plume Bar & Lounge, from 6.00pm to 10.00pm, at VND 1,750,000 per adult. Don’t miss their fun-filled countdown party at La Plume Bar & Lounge, with the unique performance of DJ Huy DX.
Put on your festive dresses and enjoy their special New Year treat at the elegant Pacific Ballroom, an exclusive banquet with free flow of pouring wines, draft beers, juices and so many more to ring in the year of 2018. Especially, the New Year’s Eve dinner will be followed by a series of performance and lucky draw for a chance to stay in their extravagant Presidential Suite or complementary rooms in many properties that belong to Pan Pacific Hotel Group.
Give yourself a vibrant countdown party at The Summit Bar on the 20th level with premium wines, champagnes, cocktails and beers, accompanied by delightful canapés and live music performance from their guest DJ. Renowned for its exclusive view, signature drinks and thoughtful service, The Summit Bar will be the perfect venue for your celebration.
You’re a gourmet and no place seems to be able to satisfy your refined taste? No worries because Pan Pacific Hotel has got you covered. First day of the new year, you would want to start it off right. Knowing so, Pan Pacific Hotel set up a lunch date for you and luck at the Pacifica Restaurant, at VND680,000 per person and VND350,000 per child. Even better, the Ming Restaurant offers a lunch buffet at VND780,000 per person and VND390,000 per child.