Have you planned to make any special things for Christmas? Here are some destinations suggested as ideal venues in town. *Duxton Hotel Saigon: Gourmets are invited to take part buffet brunch and dinner, hosts of entertainment at The Grill Restaurant and early bird discount applied. Besides, Duxton Banquet Festive Package comes with a wide range of a buffet including free flow of soft drink and beers, party packs and gifts. *Hotel Equatorial HCMC: Celebrate Christmas and New Year dining at Hotel Equatorial with specialties like Norwegian salmon, roasted chicken, Parma ham, stir fried venison, foie gras, Christmas cakes, waffle station and minced pie homemade. Surprise your child with a big standing chocolate Santa Claus. *Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa: The hotel will be filled with the sounds of the Chipmunks, Christmas treats and Santa Claus and some special programs for kids priced from VND500,000++ per child per day . *InterCotinental Asiana Saigon Hotel: Guests can … [Read more...] about Where to celebrate Christmas in town
Several expats living in Ho Chi Minh City have shared their stories about Christmas celebrations with Tuoi Tre News as the holiday nears. My husband and I have been living in Vietnam for over six years, and I've celebrated four memorable Christmases and New Year's holidays in Ho Chi Minh City. I remember my first Christmas in Vietnam. It was December 24, 2008 and Vietnam had just won the AFF Championship. Most of Le Duan Street and the area surrounding the Notre Dame Cathedral had thousands of motorbikes with fans cheering and waving Vietnamese flags. Then, just before midnight, there was a wave of silence. It was really cool to see a mass of people become so quiet that you could hear a pin drop. The weather in the city during December is similar to the weather in my hometown most of the year. This year, a small group of friends and I will have Christmas Eve dinner at Saffron restaurant. We're also doing a fun Secret Santa gift exchange. We have a big Christmas tree at our … [Read more...] about That’s how they celebrate Christmas, how about you?
Christians around the world celebrated Christmas Tuesday as the Catholic leader in the Holy Land pleaded for peace in the Middle East and Pope Benedict XVI spoke against selfishness. In Bethlehem, where Jesus was born, Latin Patriarch Michel Sabbah said in a sermon for Christmas midnight mass: "This land of God cannot be for some a land of life and for others a land of death, exclusion, occupation, or political imprisonment."All those whom God, the lord of history, has gathered here must be able to find in this land life, dignity and security," he said, addressing thousands of Christians from all over the world in a sermon delivered in his native Arabic.Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas attended the mass fresh from last month's meet in the US city of Annapolis, where he formally relaunched the peace process with Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.Pope Benedict spoke out against selfishness as he celebrated midnight mass at Saint Peter's Basilica packed with thousands of … [Read more...] about Christians Celebrate Christmas as Leaders Urge Peace
Venues to celebrate Christmas in town Have you planned to make any special things for Christmas? Here are some destinations suggested as ideal venues in town. Suoi Tien Cultural Theme Park (120 Hanoi Highway, District 9) Dam Sen Cultural Park (3, Hoa Binh Street, Dist.11) Coming to Dam Sen Cultural Park on December 24, visitors can enjoy the Ragnarok Online Christmas event to meet characters in games, anime and manga and play the Pump It game freely. Entertainment areas include five game spaces decorated as five big cities in the Ragnarok game, including the central Prontea as gift exchange, magic Geffen, peaceful Alderbaran, forest Payon and desert Morroc. Many souvenirs booths are available for tourists to shop as well as stages for music and dance performances. Youth Cultural House (4 Pham Ngoc Thach Street, District 1) There will be many festivities to welcome the New Year from December 24 to 31 at the house's 4A yard, including a Christmas Night Gala from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. on … [Read more...] about Venues to celebrate Christmas in town
Where to celebrate Christmas and New Year Carolers from Saigon Children Charity will spread Yuletide cheer as they sing heart-warming seasonal classics December 20-23 at Lobby Lounge. From now until December 26 there is Festive Afternoon High Tea & Christmas Goodies on sale at Lobby Lounge. Besides parties for Christmas and New Year at Nineteen Restaurant, Reflections and Saigon Saigon 3, there is a thrilling count-down dance party. At Park Lounge, Chef Victor Hasting prepares a Christmas Afternoon Tea and Friday Afternoon Tea Buffet with Vietnamese treats and French-inspired pastries every day until December 27. The Christmas Eve Dinner, Christmas Day Lunch and Christmas Day Roast Dinner are available at its Opera and Square One Restaurants where children will receive a surprise gift from Santa Claus. Besides New Year's Eve Dinner and Prosecco Brunch for New Year's Day, the countdown to 2010 will be celebrated at Park Lounge with songs of Andrea Hamilton, a singer from Missouri. … [Read more...] about Where to celebrate Christmas and New Year