Finding the Festive Season Festivities in Hoi An and Da Nang
He may be riding a scooter pulled by water buffalo instead of a sleigh pulled by reindeer, but Santa Clause is coming to town! Vietnam is not where one typically imagines Christmas celebrations but they’re here – many of them free or reasonably priced, many supporting local charities, and all open for you to join. Here’s what’s happening in Hoi An and Da Nang for Christmas!
Christmas Market (Hoi An)
Who: Hosted by Pop Up at Nomad Café, open to all
What: A festive Christmas market with live music, crafts and unique gifts for sale, food and drink available and the rumour of a Santa appearance.
When: Sunday, December 4, 10AM – 10PM
Where: Hoi An, 6, Le Hong Phong, Hoi An, Quang Nam-Da Nang, Vietnam
Christmas Charity Fair
Who: Hosted by Singapore International School
What: A family event with games for the kids, live music and Santa Clause! Food and drinks available for purchase. Game tickets are 10,000 VND a piece. A prize raffle will be held at the end. Santa will be there! All proceeds go to benefit Operation Smile.
When: Saturday, December 10, 2PM – 5PM
Where: SIS@DaNang campus, Vùng Trung 3, Hòa Hải, Ngũ Hành Sơn, Đà Nẵng
Da Nang Santa Crawl
Who: Sponsored by local businesses
What: This is a fun adult evening of holiday drinks, nibbles and caroling! This year the crawl will begin at Premier Village Resort. Transportation is provided from there to Waterfront DaNang Restaurant and Bar, then to My Casa and will finish at The Village. Tickets are 500,000 VND a piece and include drinks, food and transportation for the evening. All proceeds go to benefit the Kianh Foundation. Prizes and raffles will occur throughout the crawl!
When: Friday, December 16