It’s that time of year again. Christmas is just around the corner, and before you know it, here comes New Years! You might be wondering what to do and where to go in Saigon. Well don’t worry cause I’ve got a whole slew of options for you, regardless of your budget. Want a belly-busting meal? Check! Need to break in your new dancing shoes? Check! Tired of the run-of-the-mill holiday activities but still want to do...something? Check, check, check! I’ve got all the bases covered!
Unless otherwise marked:
One 🎉 = VND100,000 - VND1,000,000
Two 🎉🎉 = VND1,000,000 - VND2,000,000
Three 🎉🎉🎉 = VND2,000,000+
Now y’all know I like to eat! Obvi! Naturally, I’m starting with all the yummy food options. Whether you want a big Christmas dinner with all the trimmings or a scrumptious lunch before dancing into the New Year, Saigon has something for everyone.
Hotel Des Arts Saigon has created a magical host of events titled “The Enchanted Journey” for the festive season! From afternoon tea to sumptuous buffets to 4-course gourmet dinners, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Advance reservations are highly recommended.
CAFÉ DES BEAUX-ARTS
Afternoon Tea - Mon-Sat in December | 2:30pm - 5pm
Luxury Paris Saigon – VND 550,000++ Tea and coffee selection, local drink based on kumquat juice and lemongrass
Business Class – VND 650,000++ Grand cru TWG tea selection, coffee, house made kumquat juice, one flute of Bottega Prosecco
First Class with Champagne – VND 750,000++ Grand Cru TWG tea selection, special Prestigio coffee selection from hand picked and hand roasted Arabica and Robusta from Vietnam, homemade kumquat juice, one flute of Barons de Rothschild champagne
Image source: Hotel Des Arts Saigon
SOCIAL CLUB RESTAURANT
Christmas Eve Market Evening Brunch: 24 December | 7:30 - 11pm Monday, 24th December | 7.30pm – 11pm VND 2,288,000++ with free flow of champagne All prices are subject to 10 percent VAT and 5 percent service charge
Christmas 4-Course Set Menu Dinner: 25 December | 7pm - 10:30pm VND 1,288,000++ per set menu Beverage on consumption All prices are subject to 10 percent VAT and 5 percent service charge
Image source: Hotel Des Arts Saigon
SAIGON KITCHEN RESTAURANT
Magical Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet: Monday, 24th December | 6.30pm – 10.30pm VND 1,888,000++ Dinner Buffet (Food only) VND 2,088,000++ with free flow of house wine and sparkling wine VND 944,000++ Children (age 6 to 12) All prices are subject to 10 percent VAT and 5 percent service charge
Family Christmas Day Lunch Buffet: 25 December | 12pm - 2pm VND 888,000++ Lunch Buffet (Food only) VND 1,288,000++ with free flow of wine VND 444,000++ Children (age 6 to 12)
Family Christmas Day Dinner Buffet 25 December | 6:30pm - 10:30pm VND 1,888,000++ Dinner Buffet (Food only) VND 2,088,000++ with free flow of house wine and sparkling wine VND 944,000++ Children (age 6 to 12) All prices are subject to 10 percent VAT and 5 percent service charge
New Year’s Eve Lunch Buffet: 31 December | 12pm - 2pm VND 888,000++ Lunch Buffet (Food only) VND 1,288,000++ with free flow of wine VND 444,000++ Children (age 6 to 12) All prices are subject to 10 percent VAT and 5 percent service charge
Enjoy the Christmas and New Years at Caravelle with a host of activities, meals and entertainment. Try the daily Afternoon Christmas Tea at Cafe de l’Opera or enjoy lunch or Christmas tapas at Tapas Kitchen. If you’re looking for a more upscale meal on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or New Years’ Eve reserve a space for the buffet at Nineteen or dinner at Reflections Restaurant. Fine dining meals are accompanied by live music or a classic carol choir. If you want to enjoy your meal at home, Caravelle can prepare a delectable catered meal for you as well.
Image source: Caravelle Saigon
TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS TEA
7-26 December | noon to 5:30pm
VND 380,000++ per person Including unlimited order of freshly brewed Lavazza coffee or Ronnefeldt tea
VND 590,000++ per person Including unlimited order of freshly brewed Lavazza coffee or Ronnefeldt tea and one flute of Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial
CHRISTMAS AT TAPAS RESTAURANT
17-31 December | 10am - 11pm VND 229,000++ per portion of tapas
EARLY CHRISTMAS DINNER BUFFET AT BUFFET NINETEEN RESTAURANT
23 December | 5:45pm until late
VND 1,990,000++ including unlimited flow of champagne, craft cocktails, selected house wines and beers VND 1,690,000++ including unlimited flow of selected sparkling, craft cocktails, selected house wines & beers VND 1,490,000++ including unlimited flow of non-alcoholic cocktails, soft drinks and juice
Prices are subject to 5 percent Service Charge and 10 percent VAT
CHRISTMAS EVE AND NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER AT REFLECTIONS RESTAURANT
24 and 31 December |6:00pm – 11:00pm Christmas Eve Dinner: VND 1,880,000++ per person New Year’s Eve Dinner: VND 2,380,000++ per person Exclusive 10 percent discount applies for members of Caravelle Classique Club
Prices are subject to 5 percent Service Charge and 10 percent VAT
Craft beer and holiday dinner? Yes, please! Head down to East West Brewing Co. for all of their festive season events. On 24 and 25 December, Christmas Dinner will be served from 6pm to 10pm including a live carving station of ribs and smoked ham. You can enjoy dinner on New Years Eve then stay late for the Countdown Party until 3am. Don’t miss out on their photo contest either! Three lucky winners will receive a limited edition holiday gift pack. See their page for more details.
Craft Beer Combo Dinners:
VND680,000 - VND980,000 Christmas Dinner: 24-25 December | 6:30pm - 10:00pm New Years’ Eve Dinner: 31 December | 6:30pm - 10:00pm Countdown Party: 31 December | 10:00pm - 3:00am New Years’ Day Brunch: 1 January | 11:00am - 3:00pm *Early purchases are strongly recommended and reservations are required for all festive dining events
La Villa is hosting dinner on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve as well as lunch on Christmas Day by the renowned Chef Thierry Mounon. Guests will enjoy a 7-course French gourmet meal. Whether in the lush garden or the beautiful dining rooms, the fine dining experience will leave you satisfied.
On 24 and 25 December, join the friendly staff of at the Atrium Cafe in the Lotte Legend Hotel Saigon for their Merry Christmas Buffet Dinner. Each buffet includes unlimited lobster, free flow drinks, and even a gift from Santa for each child. Dinner is accompanied by live music, a magic show and and a DJ performance on Christmas Eve.
Christmas Eve Dinner
24 December 2018 VND 2,150,000++ per person VND 1,000,000++ per child (*)
Christmas Day and Night Gathering
25 December 2018 VND 1,500,000++ per person VND 750,000++ per child (*)
The Pullman Saigon Centre is pulling out all the stops for this festive season! All season long, patrons have a choice between Buffet or Brunch at Food Connexion or 4-course meals at Mad Cow Wine & Grill. The Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet includes stuffed turkey with all the trimmings, fresh seafood, and pumpkin pie as well as free flow drinks. This is a family affair with kids games, a DIY gingerbread station, live music and a lucky draw.
Christmas Weekend Dinner Buffet at Food Connexion
22 - 23 December | 6:00pm - 10:30pm VND 1,800,000 NET per adult VND 720,000 NET per child (6-11 years old)
Christmas Eve Dinner Buffetat Food Connexion
24 December | 6:00pm - 10:30pm VND 2,200,000 NET per adult VND 880,000 NET per child (under 12 years old)
Christmas Day Brunch at Food Connexion
25 December | 12:00pm - 3:00pm VND 640,000 NET per adult (food only) VND 320,000 NET per child (under 12 years old) VND 350,000 NET per adult for free flow beverages
Mad Christmas at Mad Cow Wine & Grill
24 - 25 December | 4:00pm - 10:30pm VND 2.380,000 NET per dinner and wine pairing
New Years’ Eve Dinner Buffet at Food Connexion
31 December | 6:00pm - 10:30pm VND 2,019,000 NET per adult VND 880,000 NET per child (6-11 years old)
Mad New Years’ Eve at Mad Cow Wine & Grill
31 December | 4:00pm - 10:30pm VND 2,800,000 NET per dinner & wine pairing
New Years’ Day Brunch at Food Connexion
1 January | 12:00pm - 3:00pm VND 1,300,000 NET per adult (food only) VND320,000 NET per child (under 12 years old) VND350,000 NET per adult for free flow beverage
New Years’ Day Dinner Buffet at Food Connexion
1 January | 6:00pm - 10:30pm VND 1,300,000 NET per adult (food only) VND 650,000 NET per child (under 12 years old) VND 350,000 NET per adult for free flow beverages
Saigon Hot Wings is hosting a fried turkey dinner with all the fixings for the holiday. Uniquely, they are encouraging guests to participate in their Secret Santa gift exchange by bringing a wrapped gift valued up to VND 150,000. Dinner and presents - what more could you ask for?
24 December | 7:30pm - 9:30pm VND 650,000 per person
The Sheraton Saigon Hotels & Towers open the doors of all of their restaurants to welcome you this festive season. At Level 23: The Signature Restaurant, diners can enjoy a 7-course gourmet meal including foie gras, surf and turf, and a glass of Moet Chandon champagne. The dinner also comes with entry into the Nightspot Countdown Party on the upper level.
Christmas Brunch and Dinner Buffet at Saigon Cafe Restaurant
23 December| 6:00pm - 10:00pm VND 1,688,000++ per adult VND 795,000++ per kid (6 - 12 years)
24 December| 6:00pm - 10:00pm VND 2,600,000++ per adult VND 2,100,000++ per child (13 – 18 years) VND 1,300,000++ per child (6 – 12 years)
25 December| 11:30pm - 3:00pm VND 2,300,000++ per adult VND 1,850,000++ per child (13 – 18 years) VND 1,150,000++ per kid (6 – 12 years)
25 December| 6:00pm - 10:00pm VND 1,800,000++ per adult VND 900,000++ per kid (6 – 12 years)
New Years’ Brunch and Dinner at Saigon Cafe Restaurant
30 December | 6:00pm - 10:00pm VND 1,688,000++ per adult VND 795,000++ per kid (6 - 12 years)
31 December | 6:00pm - 10:00pm VND 2,900,000++ per adult VND 2,350,000++ per child (13 – 18 years) VND 1,450,000++ per kid (6 – 12 years)
1 January | 11:30pm - 3:00pm VND 1,688,000++ per adult VND 1,480,000++ per child (13 – 18 years) VND 740,000++ per kid (6 – 12 years)
1 January | 6:00pm - 10:00pm VND 1,588,000++ per adult VND 795,000++ per kid (6 – 12 years)
Christmas Special Buffet at Li Bai Restaurant
23 December| 6:30pm - 10:00pm VND 1,300,000++ per adult
Chef’s Festive Specials at Li Bai Restaurant
24 December | 6:30pm - 10:00pm 31 December | 6:30pm - 10:00pm From VND 158,000++ per dish
New Year Special Buffet at Li Bai Restaurant
30 December| 6:30pm - 10:00pm VND 1,300,000++ per adult
The Signature Restaurant Level 23 An Enchanting Christmas Eve
24 December | 6:00pm - 10:00pm VND 2,250,000++ per person
The Signature Restaurant Level 23 New Years’ Eve Special Dinner
31 December | 6:00pm - 10:00pm VND 2,888,000++ per person
Now that we’ve got the food out of the way, let’s get on to the real reason for the season: An EPIC PARTY! Whether you like a good themed party, you want to dance all night, or you’re trying to forget 2018 with the best liquor money can buy, head out to one of these options for a good time.
Get your dancing shoes ready for the Banana Hustle X-Mas Eve Party at Lighthouse. Saigon’s hottest tropical, house, and afrobeats DJs will be spinning from 9pm on Christmas Eve to 3am on Christmas Day. With FREE entry all night long, you’ve got nothing to lose but sweat!
Enjoy a Christmas lunch then dance away all the calories on the rooftop at Observatory. Wth a full lineup of DJs, two dance floors, and fantastic cocktails, this party may be just what you need for a Merry Christmas.
Broma: Not a Bar sure knows how to throw a party, and New Years will be no exception. DJ Vincent Valentin will be there to keep the party moving with disco, house, and electronic beats. Customers will enjoy free flow drinks from 7:30pm to 11pm and have a spectacular view of the fireworks from the rooftop location.
Rooftop level: VND 1.4 mil/ pax including free flow of standard beers & mixed drinks. VIP top loft ticket: VND 2mil/ pax including free flow of standard beers & mixed drinks. (very limited tickets)
Don’t battle the traffic in District 1; come party in the jungle all night long! The New Year’s Jungle Boogie, hosted by SaigonFunnyPeople, is gonna be epic! Dress in your wildest jungle costume or get some glitter face paint by GlitterArty. Shake your booty to the hip hop tunes of DJ Knight. Or, drink away the last minutes of 2018 with free flow drinks from 7pm to 10:30pm.
VND 1.000.000/ticket when buying in advance VND 1.200.000/ticket when buying at the door 750,000 additional for champagne service at midnight.
Rock away the last moments of 2018 at Hard Rock Cafe Saigon. They will feature the V’Nez Band on their main stage with live music indoors and a DJ on the patio. This is a great value at VND 200,000 per ticket with a complimentary glass of champagne and balloon drop at midnight.
Towering over Saigon, the Mad Cow Wine & Grill has a New Years Eve party for you! With free flow drinks, complimentary prosecco at midnight, and DJs spinning the hottest tunes, you’re sure to have a great time rolling into 2019.
VND 1,300,000 NET per adult
Image source: Mad Cow Wine & Grill
Social Club Rooftop Bar 🎉🎉🎉
These are the most glamourous parties for New Year’s in Saigon. Get dudded up and enjoy free flow champagne and premium spirits as you dance on the 24th floor overlooking the heart of Saigon. Call +84 28 3989 8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Glamorous New Year’s Eve Party
31 December | 10pm – 2am VND 4,888,000++ with free flow of champagne & spirits VND 3,888,000++ with free flow of spirits Dresscode: Fancy & Fabulous (Strictly 18 years old & above) All prices are subject to 10 percent VAT and 5 percent service charge
Maybe you feel like parties are ok and dinner is gonna happen anyway but you want to do something a little different for the holidays? Look no further! Check out these unique experiences to make your holiday season special.
In conjunction with their Sunday Brunch this December, Le Meridien is offering free Christmas Kids Activities. Book in advance for your children to take part in tree decoration or gingerbread house making. What a wonderful way to keep the littles occupied while you enjoy a glass of champagne or your favorite canapes!
Christmas Cookies Decoration class | 02 December Making Festive Cards | 09 Dec Christmas Tree Decoration | 16 Dec Building A Mini Gingerbread House | 23 Dec
Wander around the open space of Saigon Outcast to find unique Christmas gifts, home-baked foods, and an assortment of products. Enjoy a glass or few of beer while you dance to the music of the live bands from 3pm - 7pm. This is an event to enjoy with the whole family!
Saigon Outcast invites family and friends to bring a dish and share a meal this holiday season followed by a classic family holiday movie, A Christmas Story. This is a great way to meet new people and create some new holiday memories in a chill outdoor space in District 2.
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Merry River Christmas/Happy New Year Cruise on Saigon Princess 🎉
Hop aboard the Saigon Princess for a meandering cruise down the Saigon River on their French Colonial vessel. For Christmas, take advantage of a 30 percent discount off their food menu including a glass of rose wine and live music with 360 degree views of the nightime Saigon skyline on the Rooftop Sundeck. Note that the discount only applies to reservations made before 20 December.
For New Years, enjoy a delectable 5-course gourmet dinner, live music, and drinks on a special extended 4-hour cruise. Aboard their 360 degree Sundeck, you can watch the sky light up with fireworks at midnight with a complimentary champagne toast without battling the crowds and traffic. Please note that the promotional price applies to reservations made before 25 December.
Christmas Cruise or New Year’s Eve Cruise
22 - 25 December or 31 December VND 910,000 per adult VND 455,000 per children.
“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” - Buddy the Elf. I’m not exactly sure if this is what Buddy had in mind, but it is sure to be fun! Join low-key karaoke for their holiday edition on the stage at Soma. Dress up in your most festive gear, down some liquid courage, and belt out your favorite holiday tunes.
Why not enjoy Christmas on the water? Bonsai Cruise presents a 2-hour boat ride complete with live music, Christmas themed buffet, and free flow drinks. Even Santa will be there to give gifts to all the children on board.
Every Monday, Indika welcomes The Snoop Dogg Comedy Open Mic, hosted by SaigonFunnyPeople. But it’s the holidays, and we gotta do it up big! Join me, Angee the Diva and Laura of low-key karaoke as we join forces to bring you a wacky holiday show. The comedians will spin tales of holidays long ago and the audience will get to join in the craziest Christmas sing-a-long ever! You even have a chance to win a special holiday gift.