5 New Year Celebrations You Should Not Miss in Thailand


New Year celebration in Thailand can be a grand affair. Read on and find out about the best New Year festivities in Thailand in 2019!

The Bangkok Countdown Party

Considered one of the top 10 New Year’s Eve parties in the world, the Bangkok Countdown Party, for many, is the best New Year event in Thailand. Make way to Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square, close to CentralWorld on New Year’s Eve and enjoy high-energy concerts, magical fireworks, live worldwide broadcasts and pyro artwork. The party starts around 18:30.

Street Party at Khao San Road, Bangkok

Street Party

Bangkok is popular for its street parties and Khao San Road is the place to enjoy the best of it. New Year’s Eve is always a big event here, with live music, street dancing, drinks and a lot more. Have a time of your life grooving to your favourite beats from dusk till dawn as you welcome the New Year! This party is the perfect fit for backpackers and those who like to meet young strangers from all over the world.

Full Moon Party, Koh Phangan

If you are a beach bum, this is the place for you to be on New Year’s Eve! Every year, hundreds of party lovers head to Hat Rin Beach on the island of Koh Phangan and attend the vivacious full moon parties on New Year’s Eve. The party begins when the round moon makes its appearance over the beach; thousands of lamps lighten up the entire place. You can grab a drink, dance like crazy or sit and relax in the warm sands to make the most of New Year’s Eve!

Entertainment and BBQ on Surin Beach, Phuket

Gear up for the biggest New Year party in Phuket! Phuket has always been the party capital of Thailand and Surin Beach is the ideal spot to ring in the New Year. If you are a foodie, you can enjoy the best buffets with a spread of local and international cuisines at the restaurants here. Besides, you can get down to Bangla Road, close to the beach, and take delight in the pulsating nightlife of the area.

Celebrations at Loy Nava River Cruise

Loy Nava River Cruise is a top choice for a romantic escapade. These cruises take you on a luxury journey through the Thai culture. If you are flying to Thailand with your partner for New Year celebrations, plan a cruise on the historic teakwood rice barge on the Chao Phraya River and have an experience of a lifetime! A candlelit dinner under artificial lights and twinkling stars will turn the celebration into a magical date night for you!