Be Merry

Because it is the festive time of the year, no matter where you are, the celebration rings at the heart. From the sandy shores of Vietnam and Bali to the beachfronts of Thailand’s most popular getaways and Yangon, Meliá Hotels & Resorts is getting festive with a range of holiday offerings for all ages.


Christmas Eve in Meliá Koh Samui is special as Santa will be dropping by The Breeza Beach Restaurant & Bar with gifts for the kids during the buffet dinner that runs from 7 pm to 10 pm and features various live stations. To ring in the new year, Meliá Koh Samui is hosting a Glitz & Glamour-themed gala dinner buffet beneath the stars on the garden lawn at Koko Kitchen. With live entertainment, laser shows, a fire dancing performance, and prizes on offer through a lucky draw, the evening will be one to remember.

Heading North, Meliá Chiang Mai will be offering sky-high parties, a lively buffet, a four-course dinner, and a special ‘Festive Afternoon Tea’ with sweet and savory treats this holiday season. Santa Claus will visit Laan Na Kitchen during their ‘Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet,’ and the 22nd floor Mai the Sky Bar will host a ‘Christmas Eve R&B Night’ with live music. On Christmas Day, Mai Restaurant & Bar will serve a four-course Northern Thai set dinner, and upstairs at Mai the Sky Bar, there will be a ‘Christmas Day Pop-Rock Night’ with a performance by Ripeye from 8 pm to 11 pm.


At Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort, the festivities begin with a party to celebrate the lighting of the Christmas tree. Throughout the month, there’s a host of activities for families, including Christmas ornament coloring and a Christmas biscuit workshop. Santa will make an appearance on Christmas Eve from 6:30 pm to 8 pm at the Breeza Restaurant. On Christmas Day, Breeza will be the location for a barbecue night featuring lobster, prawns, and steaks. On New Year’s Eve, they’ll offer a Mediterranean-themed à la carte menu, followed by a countdown party on the beach from 10:30 pm with a DJ, fire dance, and other performances.

Meliá Vinpearl Quang Binh is set to light its Christmas tree on December 10th with a party for guests. “Santa in Town” will be held at the Lobby Lounge from 6 pm to 7:30 pm and will include canapés and mulled wine along with live piano, carol singing, and cookies for the kids. All Meliá Vinpearl properties, spread throughout the country, have tree lighting events planned along with festive and indulgent feasts on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year too.

On Christmas Eve at Meliá Vinpearl Cam Ranh, there will be a pre-dinner cocktail party at Elyxr Garden from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm with Spanish sangria, signature cocktails, and canapés, along with live music and a magician for the children. The Christmas-themed buffet at Merkado will include international fare and free-flow beer, soft drinks, and juices.

Several properties have special kids’ classes throughout the month of December, including Meliá Vinpearl Hai Phong with workshops for children each Saturday, with the theme changing each week. Little ones can try their hand at activities like cupcake decoration and gingerbread decorating.

At Meliá Vinpearl Phu Quoc, on Vietnam’s largest island, there will be a Lobster New Year’s Feast from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm followed by a New Year’s Eve party from 9 pm till after midnight with a DJ and live music, delicious cocktails and mocktails, and an official countdown to start off 2024.

In addition to bountiful meals planned for the festive season, Meliá Da Nang has a few unique offerings, including a Festive Afternoon Tea at Cape Nao Beach Club, with Christmas-themed treats, from December 23rd – January 2nd each day from 1 pm to 4 pm. There’s also a Family Pool Party planned for December 30th, which is free to in-house guests, and runs from 2 pm to 5 pm with poolside tropical cocktails, fun games, and lively music from the DJ.


It’s full steam ahead for Christmas in Bali with a range of festive activities, including Meliá Bali’s very own Meliá Express train. The festive form of transport is available for rides during the holiday season. On Christmas Eve, kids can enjoy a Christmas party from 3 pm to 4 pm and a movie night from 6:30 pm. There’s also a Christmas choir serenading diner during the Christmas Eve buffet at El Patio. A special someone along with his elves is set to visit in the evening. Christmas Day brings more magic (literally) with a magic show at 11 am followed by a Santa Parade at noon. New Year’s Eve promises to be just as festive at the property.


Meliá Yangon is getting into the Christmas spirit early with a Christmas Choir every Friday from 6 pm to 6:30 pm starting December 1st, as well as on Christmas Eve. The central city hotel will also have a range of sweet treats available for purchase, including decadent gingerbread houses, yule logs, and Christmas fruit cakes throughout the holidays. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the culinary team will offer delicious feasts, including a Christmas Eve buffet dinner and a Christmas Day brunch.

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