Things to do in Bangkok in December

We all hoped December would be colder in Bangkok. So far, it’s not looking too hot. Or should we say too cold? Unlike the weather though, these fairs and concerts in Bangkok in December are a surefire hit. 

To start your holiday season right, check out our picks for things to do in Bangkok for December 2023.

1.) Floral Fair at Suan Luang Rama IX: winter flowers in full bloom

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The famous flower fields at Suan Luang Rama IX are back! Not only are the flowers pretty, but you’ll also get to learn about how to tend to your own gardens as well. 

The fair will also have various horticulture workshops and food stalls. 

Date: until 10 December 2023
Time: 8am-7pm
Location: Chaloem Phrakiat Ratchakan Thi 9 Rd, Nong Bon, Prawet, Bangkok 10250 | Google Maps

2.) Siam Food Fest: Siam Square’s walking street turned food market

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Siam Food Fest is a 4-day affair over the Constitution day long weekend. It combines many of the best things about Bangkok – Siam Square’s vibrant and youthful walking street, convenient and delicious food that has won the LINE MAN Wongnai Users’ Choice awards, as well as live music. 

Date: 8-11 December 2023
Time: 11am-9pm
Location: Siam Square, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330 | Google Maps

3.) The Foodism Show: healthy food and diet fair just in time for your new year’s resolutions

Image credit: The Foodism Show via Facebook

If you need help with how to eat healthier for your new year’s resolutions, then The Foodism Show might just have the answers you seek. 

With over 300 brands and 150 shops, there’s something here for just about anyone.

Date: 7-10 December 2023
Time: 10am-8pm
Location: IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, Ban Mai, Amphoe Pak Kret, Nonthaburi 11120 | Google Maps

4.) Thailand Rice Fest: try different kinds of rice and learn their history

Image credit: Thailand Rice Fest via Facebook

Another food festival from LINE MAN Wongnai is the Thailand Rice Fest. From the team responsible for the Thailand Coffee Fest, the Thailand Rice Fest will have 14 shops curated by The Cloud, a Thai media company. 

The fair promises to showcase interesting types of rice paired with delicious sides as well as the stories behind them.

Date: 14-17 December 2023
Time: 10am-8pm
Location: Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, 60 Ratchadaphisek Rd, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110 | Google Maps

5.) Muggle Con Thailand: meet other Potterheads for a Yule Ball-vibe convention

Image credit: Muggle Con Thailand via Facebook

It’s been a while since Harry Potter ended, but the love for the magical tale still remains strong for many. If you count yourself among them, then why not meet others who share your love at Muggle Con Thailand?

You’ll find many HP-themed food and items available. You can get your tickets here, but there’s also a free zone as well. 

Date: 16 December 2023
Time: 10am-4.30pm
Location: 7th floor, Bangsue Junction, 511 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900 | Google Maps

6.) Chaophya Music In The Park: heavy hitting musicians playing in the hospital park

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This is the 15th installment of Chaophya Hospital’s Music In The Park. The concert is completely free and seats are first-come-first-served.

Featured musicians include Getsunova, Pop Pongkool, and more. 

Date: 16 December 2023
Time: 9pm
Location: Chaophya Hospital, 113 44 Borommaratchachonnani Rd, Arun Amarin, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700 | Google Maps

7.) Bangkok Uncovered & Beyond Vol.4: charity fair for Bangkok’s endangered communities

Image credit: @thesukhothaibangkok via Instagram

Bangkok Uncovered & Beyond is a charity fundraising fair by The Sukhothai Bangkok Hotel. The fair is aimed at supporting endangered communities within Bangkok. 

The fair will feature sustainable activities from these communities including various crafts, delicious recipes from the grannies within the communities, rare dances, and more. 

Date: 16-17 December 2023
Time: 10am-9pm
Location: The Sukhothai Bangkok, 13/3 S Sathon Rd, Khwaeng Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10120 | Google Maps

Things to do in Bangkok this chilly December 

So many holidays in December in Thailand, and equally as many things to do! With the year ending soon, here’s to hoping for a boon. 

But if you’d rather make your own luck, our guide to how to maximise the rest of your annual leave in December might help. Otherwise, we’ve picked out places to check out for Christmas in Bangkok as well.

Cover image adapted from:, Muggle Con Thailand via Facebook, via Instagram, @taneerue via Instagram

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