Where to celebrate New Year’s Countdown 2018 in Thailand ?

Tonight at midnight, this will be Christmas and if my calculation is correct in one week, we will celebrate New Year’s Eve. Here are the most important countdown festivals 2018 throughout Thailand.

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Where to celebrate New Year’s Countdown 2018 in Thailand ?

New Year’s Countdown 2018 in Bangkok

Central World Countdown 2018

Like every year in Bangkok, this is the biggest party will be held by Central World shopping mall. There will be a live music festival with famous Thai artists to make you wait until the countdown followed by a firework.

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New year’s Eve party at Central World de Bangkok

Many Central Festival or Central Plaza shopping malls in Thailand will have an event with live concerts and countdown on December 31st.


Asiatique The Riverfront Countdown 2018

The other place to be in Bangkok four new year’s countdown is the Asiatique The Riverfront with live 90s music and countdown. The setting is nicer than the esplanade in front of the Central World, I think. But I did not know if there will be fireworks, but that’s very likely.

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Soirée du Réveillon du Nouvel An à l’Asiatique


New Year’s Countdown 2018 in Chiang Mai

In Chiang Mai, Central Festival aalso organize a big evening with live concerts and a countdown.

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New Year’s countdown party at Central Festival  in Chiang Mai

Alternatively, for something more traditional, go to the Three Kings Monument with traditional music and dance performances and of course Thai food stalls and a artcraft market.

Of course, Thapae Gate is aloso an important meeting point for New Year’s Eve in Chiang Mai.


New Year’s Countdown 2018 in Phuket

In Phuket like in 4 other destinations in Thailand, TAT organize the Amazing Thailand Countdown 2018.

It will take place in Phuket Old TOwn with its brightly colored Sino-Portuguese buildings. 


New Year’s Countdown 2018 in Pattaya

If you are in Pattaya on December 31st, go to Bali Hai Pier, at the end of the Walking Street in South Pattaya for beautiful illuminations, live concerts, countdown before midnight and a firework that will probably be the most beautiful in the country to welcome the new year.

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A Pattaya, le Réveillon du Nouvel an aura lieu au Bali Hai Pier


New Year’s Countdown 2018 in Lampang

Lampang, 1h30 drive from Chiang Mai, will be part of the 5 cities having the Amazing Thailand Countdown Festival 2018. It will take place around the city Clock Tower.


New Year’s Countdown 2018 in Chiang Rai

In Chiang Rai, the festivities of December 31st will take place at the crossroads with big golden Clock Tower and the adjacent streets.

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New Year’s Countdown 2018 in Rayong

In Rayong province, Tourism Authority of Thailand has chosen Ban Phe, opposite to Koh Samet Island to host the Amazing Thailand Countdown 2018.


New Year’s Countdown in Koh Phangan

Even if it will not be a full moon night, on December 31st, Haad Rin Beach will host a party very similar to the famous Koh Phangan Full Moon Part.

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New Year’s Countdown in Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi will also be part of 5 cities around Thailadn to host an Amazing Thailand countdown 2018 festival. The festivities will take place on the iconic River Kwai Bridge.


New Year’s Countdown in Hua Hin

In Hua Hin, go to Market Village shopping mall to enjoythe biggest countdown event.

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New Year’s Countdown in Khon Kaen

In Khon Kaen, Isan, Central Plaza will host the biggest event for New Year’s Eve 2018.

All this list is obviously not exhaustive but already gives you some ideas and places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Thailand. I wish you a merry christmas ! (a little in advance).

Mike Thailandee