Celebrate Christmas Thai-Style: Discover Traditions and Delights

Published: July 27, 2023.
Written by: Jason - Destination Specialist, Calgary

While Christmas is a wonderful time, it can also be exhausting and stressful for some during the busy cold winter months.

This is why Thailand offers a unique and captivating experience when it comes to celebrating Christmas. Stepping away from the traditional snowy landscapes, Thailand embraces the festive season with vibrant customs, tropical charm, and delicious delights!

On this blog, Downunder Travel is here to explore with you the reasons why travelling to Thailand is a great choice for Christmas.

Vibrant Festive Markets

Vibrant Festive markets in Thailand

Travelling to see the Thailand markets means your senses are in for a treat! Wander through bustling markets, such as Bangkok’s famous Asiatique, and discover various unique gifts, handicrafts, and local delicacies. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere and indulge in the festive spirit.

Thailand transforms into a dazzling wonderland during Christmas time. Streets, shopping centers, and hotels are adorned with elaborate decorations featuring twinkling lights, festive ornaments, and beautiful displays that create a magical atmosphere.

Irresistible Thai Culinary

Irresistible Thai Culinary

Thailand offers an enticing escape for those looking for something different from turkey and brussel sprouts.

Indulge in a mouthwatering Massaman or Panang curry. A dessert kind of person? Embrace the spirit of Christmas in Thailand and treat yourself to fried ice cream or roti on the beach instead.

From traditional Thai dishes to lavish international buffets, hotels and restaurants offer special festive menus. Don’t miss the opportunity to savour delectable Thai delicacies alongside your favourite holiday treats.

Beach Parties in December?!

Beach Parties in Thailand

Escape the winter chill and enjoy a Christmas like no other by travelling to Thailand’s stunning beaches. Whether it’s the palm-fringed shores of Phuket, the idyllic islands of Koh Phi Phi, or the picturesque beauty of Krabi, celebrate Christmas in the warm embrace of the sun, sand, and sea.

Unique Culture and Traditions

Culture and Traditions in Thailand

Experience Thai Christmas traditions that blend with local customs. Attend midnight mass at beautifully decorated churches, witness the Christmas tree lighting in city squares, or join the locals as they release lanterns into the sky, symbolizing good luck and blessings.

Embrace the warm hospitality of the Thai people, join in their festivities, and create lasting memories as you connect with locals and fellow travellers from around the world.

Jingle All the Way to Thailand

Spending Christmas in a foreign land with a different culture can be a transformative life experience. Celebrating Christmas away from home offers valuable time for reflection on the true meaning of the holiday and what truly matters to you. And Thailand, with its serene beauty and cultural richness, is an ideal destination to escape from it all and gain such insights.

Spend the Christmas holidays immersing yourself in Thailand’s fascinating culture and relaxing beaches. Downunder Travel has limited spots available for Thailand travel packages for families or adults only!

You can check out the full trip itinerary here, or contact us to speak with one of our specialists that can help you plan your travel package to Thailand.