ICONSIAM Bangkok Illumination 2021
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7 spots to see the brightest and jolliest Christmas lights in Bangkok

These spirit-lifting Christmas lights in Bangkok’s leading spots add a little dazzle to your holidays

Time Out Bangkok in partnership with ICONSIAM
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After the year we’ve been through, we all need a bit of Christmas magic, and Bangkok’s holiday installations—from strings of twinkling bright lights to beautifully decorated Christmas trees—are exactly what we need to keep our spirits high for the year to come. 

Witness these dazzling sights at some of Bangkok’s leading spots, which include luxe hotels and an expansive riverside promenade. Cool pics and big smiles guaranteed. 

ICONSIAM
ICONSIAM

ICONSIAM

Venture across the Chao Phraya to this world-class riverside shopping mall and get set to be dazzled by the third installation of Bangkok Illumination 2021, Bangkok’s most mesmerizing lighting festival by the River of Kings. This year, ICONSIAM’s illuminated seven-meter-tall Thai-inspired Christmas trees and two gigantic Fantastic Planet figures and a gorgeously adorned Christmas tree are complemented by the ICONIC Multimedia Water Feature fountain on the riverfront promenade, and the interactive Infinity Forest on the seventh floor, where you’ll also get indulge in panoramic views of Chao Phraya River.  

OneSiam (Siam Paragon, Siam Center, Siam Discovery)
OneSiam

OneSiam (Siam Paragon, Siam Center, Siam Discovery)

Siam’s retail triumvirate each gets a different festive treatment this year. Themed "Magic from the Universe," Siam Paragon stuns the crowds with a 15-meter Christmas tree and a tunnel illuminated with millions of glistening stars to bring hope and happiness to the crowds, while Siam Center celebrates the holidays and the recent opening of the Gundam Base store with a gigantic Gunpla model in front of a Christmas tree. Siam Discovery, meanwhile, goes the eco-friendly route with a unique tree constructed from recycled decor.

 

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Thailand’s first Patek Philippe Christmas Tree
Patek Phillipe

Thailand’s first Patek Philippe Christmas Tree

PMT The Hour Glass and world-class Swiss timepiece maker Patek Philippe celebrates the joy of Christmas and the year-end season with Thailand’s very-first Patek Philippe Christmas Tree! Inspired by the Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon Haut Artisanat watch from the 2021 Rare Handcraft Collection, the awe-inspiring Christmas tree is decorated with Patek Philippe’s unique Calatrava Cross at the top and intricate handcrafted Grand Complication-inspired ornaments all over, reflecting the refined aesthetics of Patek Philippe’s mechanical perfection. 

The Patek Philippe Christmas Tree will be on display from now until 5 January 2022 at the ICONLUXE zone, ICONSIAM

Mandarin Oriental Christmas and flower decorations
Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Mandarin Oriental Christmas and flower decorations

Once again, this legendary riverside establishment didn’t pull any stops when it came to its Christmas decorations. Elaborate flourishes all over the hotel are enhanced by floral arrangements that add a touch of romance to the festive vibe.

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Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok
Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok

Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok

Tube Gallery Phisit Jongnarangsin and Saxit Pisalasupongs have created one of the most unique and awe-inspiring Christmas trees the city has seen. Adorned with 600 handmade flowers and 200 meters of hand-sewn ruffles, the Butterfly Effect tree took over 500 hours to construct. Come see it upclose at the hotel's lobby. 

Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

The five-star hotel spruces up its alfresco greenery with a high-rise Christmas tree decorated with traditional festive ornaments and fairy-like illuminations. It’s Christmas at its most classic. 

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Capella Bangkok
Capella Bangkok

Capella Bangkok

If you’re interested in seeing how a Christmas tree can be adorned with Thai sensibilities, then pop into the lobby of this swanky hotel. Their tree promotes sustainability and is made out of coconut leaves and the golden nails usually seen on a Thai dancer. Purchase a star ornament to support students from Wat Bang Chang Nuea school in Nakhon Pathom.

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