It’s that time of year again and so we’re going to give you a rundown on where to go to enjoy your Christmas and New Year’s holidays in Sukhumvit. The Christmas specials start here and New Year’s starts on page 14.
The first place you might want to consider, especially if you’re from the UK, is the Black Swan (02-229-4542)which is located on Sukhumvit Road right next to Soi 14. They are generally acknowledged to have some of the best British food in Bangkok and their Christmas dinners every year feature authentic dishes that you’ll find on tables across the UK.
The menu starts with a glass of Harvey’s Bristol cream or a buck’s fizz and ends with brandy laced Christmas cake and home made mince pies. In between there’s roast turkey with chestnut dressing, traditional Christmas pudding and some real English cheeses — Harrington Blue Stilton, Double Gloucester and cheddar — with grapes and biscuits. There’s a fish course also and all of the trimmings you’d expect to go with the turkey. The price is 1,850 baht in the pub from noon to 8 PM and you can also order it from Food By Phone if you want to eat at home.
If there’s a game on Christmas day that you want to watch then maybe The Clubhouse (02-664-1376) on Soi 23 should be your destination. They’ll be offering a three-course set menu for 1,095 baht that includes appetizer choices like chicken liver pate and roasted tomato soup, main courses of beef brisket, salmon or turkey and desserts of Xmas pudding and Key Lime pie. You can also get only a main course for 695 baht or two courses for 850 baht.
In another pub type atmosphere on Soi 23, Bradman’s Bistro (02-661-7176) is offering their version of all-you-can-eat but without using the traditional buffet format. Instead, you order ala carte off a menu. The result is the same —you get plenty to eat, but it’s just done a little differently. There will be a wide variety of food available including New Zealand roast lamb, New Zealand roast beef, local roast pork and chicken, baked ham and a wide range of roast vegetables all with rich dark gravy and all of the trimmings. There will also be Bradman’s signature egg nog, plum pudding, apple pies, fruit mince pies and more. This menu is priced at 1150 baht, children are charged 300 to 800 baht at the discretion of the Boss and vegetarians eat for 750 baht. 
The Parkview Restaurant (02-261-9000 ext. 4140 ) in the Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel on Soi 22 will be featuring a Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner on December 24, 2013 from 6-10:30 PM.
Baked ham and roast turkey will be added to the extensive selection in the restaurant’s regular offerings which include a seafood buffet, live cooking stations, grilled items and a large dessert buffet. 
The price is 1,600 baht net and if you add 150 baht net you get a free flow of fruit juices and soft drinks. Add 700 baht net and you get a free flow of Mangin & Fils Champagne, red, white or sparkling wine, draught beer and fruit juice. 
The restaurant will also offer a Christmas Day lunch from 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM priced at 700 baht net which includes fruit juices and soft drinks along with  roast turkey with chestnut stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes and Christmas pudding accompanied by carol singing and Santa who will be on hand to personally deliver gifts to all children.
The AM Cafe in the Ambassador Hotel on Soi 11 (02-254-0444, Ext. 1582) will be serving a Christmas Set Dinner from 6:30-10:30 PM on the 25th featuring traditional Christmas foods such as roasted turkey, roast honey glazed ham and Christmas pudding and accompanied by carols from a choir. The dinner is priced at Baht 950 baht++.
Flava Restaurant in the Dream Hotel on Soi 15 (02-254-8555) is presenting a western 4-course Christmas lunch and dinner set menu on both the 24th and 25th. The food menu is accompanied by a glass of red, white, sparkling wine or free flow soft drinks for 1,250 baht++. There is also a special offer for children (up to 12 years old) at 550++ baht including a soft drink.
On Soi Ruam Rudee the Aetas Hotel’s Hourglass Restaurant (02-618-9000) Christmas Day Brunch Buffet will be served from 11:30 AM to 3 PM with an assortment of international foods featuring traditional roasted turkey with all of the trimmings. Other favorites include stations for pasta, seafood, Japanese and Thai dishes. The price is 599 baht++ including coffee, tea and soft drinks.
At the Bangkok Hotel Lotus Sukhumvit (02-610-0111) you can have an non-traditional Christmas dinner with their Xing Fu Chinese Restaurant’s special “All You Can Eat Deluxe Dim Sum Festive Feast” accompanied by a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. The buffet lunch is priced at 680 baht++ and dinner is 700 baht++ on both the 24th and 25th.
And at the hotel’s Coco’s Cafe you’ll find a Christmas Eve buffet dinner accompanied by a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and starting at 7 PM. Santa Claus, Santa Rena, the Christmas Carol singers, a live Jazz Band and an Indian Band are all entertaining during the dinner. The price is 900 baht++.
On Christmas Day Coco’s will serve a traditional festive Christmas buffet lunch and dinner, both accompanied by a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Santa Claus and Santa Rena will also be there. The price is 680 baht++ for lunch and 900 baht++ for dinner.
The Rembrandt Hotel (02-261-7100), in addition to their regular Christmas specials will also host a Scandinavian pre-Christmas period at the hotel’s Da Vinci restaurant from the 4th to the 15th of December. Jens Jensen a well-known head chef in Denmark will be preparing àla carte delicacies from Scandinavia. Original Swedish musicians will play daily at the lobby bar from noon - 3 PM. This pre-Christmas period will be finished by a special Christmas brunch at the big ballroom of the hotel on December 15th. The brunch is available for 1300 baht net. 
Christmas Eve at Da Vinci’s will see a Xmas Holiday Degustation Menu served consisting of a set menu that includes a variety of traditional dishes. Enjoy the dining experience in an original Tuscan Farmhouse and survey the reproductions by Leonardo da Vinci on the walls. The price is 1,950 baht. 
Christmas Day at Da Vinci’s brings a Festive Lunch with a set menu containing a variety of traditional dishes also for 1,950 baht.
Flavours, an international restaurant in the hotel will be offering a Xmas Eve Festive Buffet that will contain a wide range of food from around the world for 1,199 baht. And on Christmas day the restaurant will be presenting an international buffet for 999 baht for adults and 500 baht for children.
The Grand Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok (02-207-9999) is offering a Christmas Eve dinner from 6:30 - 10 PM that will cost 3,200 baht for adults and  1,600 baht for kids and also a Christmas Day brunch from noon - 3 PM that’s priced at 2,700 baht for adults and 1,350 baht for kids.
Say good bye to 2013 to 2014 on New Year’s eve and rock the night with DJ tunes and shows from 6 PM - 1 AM. The entry fee is 3,200 baht for adults and 1,600 baht for kids.
Celebrate the festive season at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok with both dining and entertainment. The Sunday Lunch Celebration at Taste on December 22 is priced at 2,190 baht net per person and offers activities at the Westin Kids Club. A bouncing castle and chocolate lollipop making are some of the attractions. There will also be a wide spread of culinary classics, seasonal specials and various sweet and savory live stations accompanied by music from The Cupcake Band. 
A Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet at Taste is priced at 2,390 net and includes lots of sweet treats for the young ones. The dinner will enhanced by violin music from the Regal Heirs, favorite hits played by the house band, and a visit from Santa with gifts for the children.  
Dishes will include Lobster bisque with Cognac, a seafood bar with fresh French oysters, rock lobster, Alaskan king crab and green lip mussels, traditional roasted turkey with stuffing and giblet gravy and homemade Christmas desserts including a giant baked five spices Christmas cheesecake with a mixed berry topping.
The Christmas Day Lunch Buffet at Taste is priced at 2,190 baht and will include the same entertainment from the Regal Heirs and also magic from the Amazing K and another visit from Santa.
The Christmas Day Lunch Buffet at Taste will include half a Boston lobster thermidor per adult diner.  Other highlights will include an interactive global festive sushi and sashimi station, poached salmon in white wine with soft egg and salmon caviar, traditional stuffing roasted turkey with stuffing and giblet gravy, spinach risotto with seafood, freshly made Belgian waffles with ice cream, and much more.
Festive Celebration 2013
At Grand Millennium Sukhumvit

Join us in celebrating the year-end holiday season at Grand Millennium Sukhumvit. A delectable range of festive gourmet choices and an array of joyful activities await to fill up your magical moments.

Christmas Eve
24 December, 2013

Atelier Restaurant
Our Christmas Eve dinner buffet features Roasted turkey, Roasted duck Beef filet in brioche crust, Tiger prawn Carpaccio, Christmas pudding, Fruitcake and ham alongside Western and Asian dishes. Santa will make his round to visit everyone! 
From 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM.
The priced for adult is at THB 2,199 
Children is at THB 1,099 (aged from 6-12 years)
Children aged fewer than 6 eat for free
(All priced is inclusive of sparkling, house wines, beers, juices and soft drinks)

Tapas Y Vino, Spanish Restaurant
A Christmas 5-course dinner at Tapas Y Vino prepared by Chef Joan Tanya Dot features Christmas specialties from Spain as well as sumptuous dessert such as Raspberries marinade Scottish salmon, cep mushroom and capsicum vinaigrette, baby spinach salad, Baked hake filet Spanish lavender, grilled king prawns, asparagus confit and roasted potatoes, A la Plancha Duck breast, Sangria reduction and more.
From 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
The priced is at THB 1,950/person

Christmas Day
 25 December, 2013

Atelier & Tapas Y Vino 
Dig into tasty brunch buffet that includes plenty of holiday favorites.  A Christmas Day specialty items included Whole duck galantine with pistachio, Black truffle & Black olive oil Fine de Clair Oyster shutter and Brandy Shrimp Avocado cocktail.
Santa will drop in with treats for the young ones.
 From 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
The priced for adult is at THB 2,500 
Children is at THB 1,250 (aged from 6-12 years)
Children aged fewer than 6 eat for free
(All priced is inclusive of sparkling, house wines, beers, juices and soft drinks)
Christmas Carolers will visit Lobby and the restaurants from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on December 24 and from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM on December 25, to entertain children and adults alike with Christmas songs.