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Ho Ho Ho in Hua Hin this Christmas

Step into a wonderful world of family-friendly festive celebrations centred around live music, fireworks and gourmet seafood with Anantara and Avani+ Hua Hin Resorts.

Anantara Hua Hin Resort

Celebrations will kick off at the lush lagoon centred Anantara Hua Hin with festive drinks at Sala Siam, where guests will be treated to a selection of Thai-inspired cocktails shaken by resident mixologists (daily between 10-30 December). On Christmas Eve, a sumptuous dinner at Sai Thong restaurant will feature a surprise visit from Santa bearing gifts for the little ones. The day after Christmas, a seafood BBQ at Sai Thong will delight with a fresh catch of the day and even more festive cheer.

On Christmas Morning listen out for the clip-clop of hooves as Santa drops by on a white horse to greet children.

Guests of the resort will ring in 2021 with a spread of seafood BBQ feast at Sai Thong by the beachfront starting from 7.30 pm, followed by a high-octane programme of a live band, fire performances, countdown fireworks and all-night DJ sets.

With children enjoying supervised activities at the Kids’ Club, parents can find refuge at Anantara Spa with a two-hour indulgence package that includes a coconut mint scrub, Anantara’s renowned signature massage and a facial to melt the stress away.

Festive package at Anantara Hua Hin Resort prices start from THB 6,600++ per room per night (terms and conditions apply) for a stay on 24th, 26th and 31st December 2020 includes complimentary sunset cocktails when booking a suite category, with kids under 12 years old staying and dining for free at any restaurant within the resort. For more details, please visit

Avani+ Hua Hin Resort

At the upbeat Avani+ Hua Hin Resort well-known for its vast lagoon pools and hideaway villas, a starlit Christmas Eve dinner on 24 December will feature a BBQ feast of local catch, freshly shucked oysters and prime cuts, with guests being crooned to by a live band. Good kids will get treats from Santa, while groups of six adults or more will receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine.

On Christmas Day, celebrate with ‘Wine Me Up – Winter Wonderland’ at Blue Biscuit jazz bar with festive vibes courtesy of DJ Santa and his Santarinas and a free-flow offer on wine and bubbly. The little ones, in the meantime, can pick up new skills at AvaniKids Club where handicraft activities and games will be the order of the day or greet Santa as he scoots his way with Scomadi.

On 26 December, those keen to keep the party going are invited to the Boxing Day lunch on the beachfront lawn where artisanal burgers, seafood barbecue and chilled drinks will be served in a laid-back alfresco setting. Bidding farewell to 2020, the New Year’s Eve party will start with dinner on the beachfront lawn with live music, indulgent selections of fresh seafood or prime cuts and, of course, the countdown fireworks. A dedicated area will be set up for children with fun games, activities and finger-smacking food catering to the tastes of the little ones.

The Avani+ Hua Hin Resort festive package is bookable for stays between 24 December 2020 – 3 January 2020. The rate of THB 9,999++ includes a three-night minimum stay with breakfast and one festive dinner on 24th, 26th and 31st December 2020. Book before 15 December to take advantage of the offer (terms and conditions apply). For more details, please visit