New Year parties in Bangkok are celebrated with much zeal and zest for the people in the city believe that this is the time for making new beginnings, and as such they set about to get everything done right.

There are many festivities that go on in the city on the occasion of the New Year. If you are a visitor, you have many options to choose from depending on how you want to celebrate your New Year’s Eve. You may want to sink in to the luxuries of a plush hotel, or enjoy a relaxing cruise, or have a sumptuous dinner at one of the dinettes, or spend the evening in any of the numerous ultra chic nightclubs and cabaret establishments.

It all depends on how you want to create memories. Every district in Bangkok arranges for distinctive attractions especially for the occasion. These spectacular festivities showcase world class activities, exciting countdowns, foot tapping music played by renowned DJs, spectacular fireworks display and much more. During this time of the year Bangkok turns into a magic kingdom with happy revelers celebrating till the wee hours of the morning.

New Year Party Dinner Cruise Bangkok

Cruising along the Chaophraya River can be one of the most romantic ways of ushering in the New Year. This luxurious modern cruise line brings you a spectacular view of the fireworks display that the city proudly arranges for. As you set foot on board you are welcomed with a soft or fruit drink. You get to enjoy live band music by a Filipino band. Enjoy sumptuous food from the international buffet spread, barbeque and seafood counters. The bars have on offer various kinds of drinks. And once the party is over you get to return home with memento to treasure for the rest of the year.

Central World

Starting early at 7 in the evening and continuing till 12-30 am, this street countdown party is organized every year in the vicinity of the Central World Shopping Mall, and draws thousands of people. If you want to celebrate your New Years Eve here then you should make sure that you reach early to secure yourself a good spot from where you can get a proper view of the spectacular fireworks display as you cheer with the wonderful crowd that starts to gather since early in the evening. Every year this place hosts around a hundred thousand people. In front of the mall a beer garden is set up where live entertainers enthrall the crowd. DJs churn out the latest hits. A number of food stalls help you nibble on delicious fares.


In the recent times this riverside venue has become one of the most popular spots for celebrating the New Years Eve. Here too the party starts from seven in the evening. This countdown has gained so much popularity that this one is shown on the television channels. This has further added on to the glitz and glamour factor that the party exudes. If you are a visitor trying to find this place, then the best way to reach here would be by taking a boat ride from the Sapphan Taksin Pier. Even at night the market would be abuzz. There would be live musical performances to keep you entertained. Many of the restaurants in the area would host special suppers for the occasions – make sure you make prior reservations in case you are interested. In case you miss to do so, there would also be a number food stalls in the area that would take care of your gastronomical needs. As the clock strike twelve announcing the arrival of the brand new year be surprised by the special appearance of a Thai celebrity and then enthralled by the beautiful fireworks display.

Loy Nava River Cruise

If you feel comfortable and romantic to float down the river on a converted rice barge, then these cruises would be the best place for you to celebrate ringing in the New Year. As you cruise down the river you shall get a spectacular view of the Grand Palace, Rama VIII, and Wat Arun bridges that are lit up for the occasion and exude an aura of magical glow and charm. Experience a ten course traditional Thai dinner and a bottle of wine to share between a pair. This cruise disembarks before midnight, and you leave with party favors as memento, but you have the option of celebrating the midnight countdown at the Royal Orchid Sheraton where you shall be welcomed with live band music, dance floors and fireworks. Your ticket prices would also include two cocktails at this venue. Cruise departures once at 6 in the evening and then at 8 in the evening.


Bangkok is famous for its rooftop bars and restaurants and people flock to them all round the year to experience their extravaganza. It is no surprise then than these places would exude an extra dose of sparkle on the New Year’s Eve. With their lofty surroundings and magical lighting they create an ambiance that sets the mood for party immediately. Each place as something unique to offer as the various set ups compete with each other to pull crowd. New York City inspired Ball Drop would be organized at Lebua, a seven course dinner at the rooftop of the Banyan Tree Hotel, etc. But mostly at every place you can expect overflowing of bubbly, quality entertainment and excellent quality of food.

Royal City Avenue

As the name suggests this is one place where you can welcome the New Year in a royal style for this is one stretch of road in Bangkok where the part never stops. Over a half a dozen nightclubs and other venues throng this place, so if you want to cherish your experiences in them all then be prepared for a long night ahead. This place boasts of a young and fun loving crowd and you can have a jolly good time popping in and out of clubs and enjoying the entertaining performances organized for the evening in between.


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