It’s that time of the year again, everybody’s favorite holiday is only a month away. So where will you be spending Christmas this year?
As unusual as it might sound, may we suggest South East Asia. Sure it’s an unorthodox location to spend the holidays but maybe an Asian escape is just what the doctor ordered. Here are the best places to celebrate Christmas in South East Asia:
South Korea- A White Christmas
If you are dreaming of a white Christmas then South Korea is the place to be. 30% of Koreans are Christians so its no surprise that Christmas is one of the most celebrated holidays in the country.
While Seoul provides in the flashy side of this festive holiday, Daemyung Vivaldi Park Ski World in Hongcheon city offers a white and windy Christmas thats perfect for ski enthusiasts.
Singapore – Christmas Decoration on Orchard Road
Orchard Road is the best place to get that warm and fuzzy Christmas feeling in Singapore. Every year, this famous shopping belt will be turned into a spectacle of twinkling lights and colorful Christmas decorations.
Don’t miss the annual outdoor carnival filled with intricately decorated floats, Christmas mascots, performances and many Instagram-able (yes, that’s a word) photo opportunities.
Hong Kong – A Magical Christmas at Disneyland, Hong Kong
Get ready for a fairy tale Christmas complete with a majestic castle lit up with thousands of twinkling lights. Hong Kong Disneyland is the place to be to live out your Christmas fairy tale.
Besides Disneyland, the city of Hong Kong sparkles in the night sky during its annual WinterFest.
Thailand – A National Drinking Day (Shhh … its unofficial)
Although Christmas is not considered an official holiday in Thailand, expats and travelers (living in Bangkok) from Western countries take this opportunity to celebrate with
a drink drinks!
The Thais love any excuse to party and during the festive season there are no shortage of parties. So join in the festivities, raise a glass and celebrate Christmas by partying the night away.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Christmas Shopping Heaven
Christmas shopping is arguably one of the best part of the holiday. Kuala Lumpur is a shopaholic’s dream, home to many shopping malls (including 1 Utama Shopping Mall, listed in CNN Travel). The year end Christmas sales a real bargain, you are sure to find perfect Christmas gifts for your love ones (and yourself of course).
Besides an incredible shopping experience, shoppers are treated to an amazing display of Christmas decorations. Every year major shopping malls try to out-do each other with unique Christmas decorations. Shoppers make it a yearly tradition to hop from one mall to another to witness different Christmas themed decorations and to shop of course!