They do not call Hong Kong as one of the world’s top Christmas destinations for nothing. Praised for its world-class culinary scene, shopping centers and fabulous Christmas decorations, Hong Kong will appease Pinoy voyagers with a seemingly endless string of electric holiday festivities and events, including the HK Winterfest, and prismatic fireworks. And for children and those who are kids at heart, Hong Kong Disneyland will feature a smorgasbord of Christmas-themed amusement and entertainment options.
Krabi Town, located on the west coast of southern Thailand, is a relaxing spot for a Christmas break. It is perhaps best known for its majestic limestone karsts that jut out of the water. It is also the place to go for unimpeded access to Krabi’s best beaches and crystal turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea.
It is not all beaches and books though! Visit the area’s lush rainforest and waterfalls, or hop on a boat to Ko Phi Phi and Ko Lanta, each just a few hours away. At night, enjoy top-notch seafood and a relaxed beach-bar vibe with decorated Christmas (palm) trees to keep you in the holiday spirit!
Christmas in Singapore is a secular festival and is celebrated with full on entertainment, shopping and meeting the Santa Claus. The “Lion City” treats Christmas as an all-singing and all-dancing festival. From art exhibitions to shopping to parties to rock concerts, Singapore has a lot of Jovial festivities and amusement in store for its tourists.
The streets of the city are magically transformed into an eye-catching candy land sprinkled with gumdrops, jelly beans and candy canes. The shopping districts of the Marina Bay and Orchard Road explode in the shower of light. The malls and shopping centers are open for extended hours and offer special deals to attract the tourists.
A visit to Harbin in December will give you a chance to experience one of the world’s greatest and most spectacular winter spectacles, the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival. Established in 1985, the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival has become a tradition and highlight for all locals and travelers visiting China during wintertime. Chilly and supremely eye-catching, the festival will showcase a myriad of gigantic and mesmerizing ice sculptures as well as glittering lighting effects.
Thanks to a flourishing expat population and a very competitive tourism industry, the essence of the yuletide seasons has crept into the Balinese culture over time. You can either choose to celebrate Christmas peacefully in a beautiful villa fronting the ocean in Sanur, Lovina, and Amed or get along with the lively festivities in Ubud and Seminyak Villas. Shopping isn’t a problem in Bali because there are great finds in Matahari Shopping Center perfect for gift-giving.
Dreaming of a Christmas vacation in a remote place with stunning natural landscapes? Why don’t you choose Sapa, Vietnam! Serene and scenic, Sapa arguably has the best natural winter setting for a highland. With its fertile land, mountainous backdrop and laid-back fee, Sapa will sweep you off your feet, the moment you lay eyes on it.
Philippines is the best the Asian country to spend your Christmas holidays. Whether you are spending the vacation on the tropical Boracay Island or its dynamic capital, Christmas in Philippines will give you an experience that you will cherish forever.
Filipinos celebrate Christmas earlier than any other country, as soon as September and continues until January. The malls of the country play the Christmas carols and embellish their displays with adorable lanterns and psychedelic decorations. The families gathers here to enjoy the midnight Mass, parties and of course, Christmas feasts. As for the food, the culinary offerings from Philippines will surely delight you. From puto bumbong to lechon, Philippines has a deluge of mouthful goodies to offer to its tourists.