It’s been a peaceful Christmas season in Hoi An Old Town
Are you looking forward to a warm Christmas coming later this year? Surely you are familiar with Christmas in snow-covered villages in Europe. But what do you think if this year you change the flavor a bit to an Eastern-style Christmas in Hoi An Ancient Town? Living Hoi An is confident that it will be not a bad choice!
To immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere, waiting to knock on the door of every old house in Hoi An town, everyone has been busy preparing extremely bustlingly. And what if you have the opportunity to visit Hoi An at Christmas at the end of the year? Let’s take a look at the TOP experiences that many Living Hoi An visitors choose to enjoy the Christmas atmosphere in Hoi An!
WHAT IS HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN AT NOEL?
During Christmas, the weather in Hoi An is quite cool, the average temperature is about 18 – 27 degrees Celsius. During the day it is mild, at night it feels a bit chilly. This time is very suitable for those who want to avoid the heat of Saigon or the numbing cold of Hanoi.
With suitable weather conditions, celebrating Christmas in Hoi An is definitely an ideal choice if you don’t know where to go in the upcoming Christmas season.
In addition, Christmas in Hoi An is also during the low season of tourism. Airfare prices, hotel room prices as well as services are much lower than other times of the year. Thanks to that, you will save a significant amount of costs. Traveling to Hoi An in December, the number of tourists is not too crowded. Tourists do not have to crowd or wait at entertainment spots.
EXPLORE THE CHRISTMAS ATMOSPHERE IN HOI AN OLD TOWN
Enjoy the bustling Christmas atmosphere at Hoi An church
Hoi An Cathedral is located on Nguyen Truong To Street, one of the remaining relics in Hoi An. The church is a testament to the period when Catholicism entered Vietnam in the early 17th – 20th centuries. This is also the place with the busiest Christmas atmosphere in Hoi An.
About half a month before Christmas, the church began to decorate extremely splendidly. With pine trees, flashing lights and miniature caves where Jesus was born.
On Christmas Day on December 24 – 25, the Great Christmas Festival will take place at the church. The event attracts a large number of tourists to celebrate, visit and take commemorative photos.
Visit the colorful lantern street
Visiting Hoi An’s lantern street is the next interesting experience for tourists during Christmas in Hoi An. Every Christmas season, the lantern street is always brilliant with sparkling colorful lights. The front of the stores is also decorated with pine trees, snowmen, flashing lights and dotted with beautiful Christmas accessories.
Before Christmas, shops in the street are also brightly decorated with pine trees, snowmen and LED lights. Visitors can take photos in front of old houses or stop and enjoy the night scene at a roadside cafe.
Stroll Hoi An night market
Hoi An Night Market located on Nguyen Hoang Street is a crowded and bustling place for Christmas in Hoi An. The market operates from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., selling all kinds of items such as Hoi An specialties, souvenirs, lanterns, and handicrafts. Coming to the market during Christmas, visitors can encounter unique gifts such as reindeer manes, Santa Claus costumes… In addition, Nguyen Hoang market also focuses on many attractive eateries. These include Cao Lau, grilled food, mussel dumplings, lotus seed sweet soup… with reasonable prices. The market operates from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. every day.
VinWonders Nha Trang – Going to a festival during my grandparents’ time
One of the hottest entertainment and experience complexes in Hoi An – Da Nang is VinWonders Nam Hoi An.
So where is VinWonders Nam Hoi An located? This entertainment paradise is located at Vinpearl Nam Hoi An complex on Vo Chi Cong street, Thang Binh district, Quang Nam (15km from the center of Hoi An ancient town). VinWonders is likened to “the destination of a million magical joys”.
Here, you can experience a festive Christmas – New Year space with “Hoi An” style:
- Feel free to check-in to the sparkling, colorful, European-style Christmas space at the “virtual living paradise” VinWonders;
- Experience fun and entertainment with unique folk games in Hoi An;
- Satisfy your eyes with top Hoi An shows and vibrant festival tunes;
- Get a “bumper” of attractive gifts from Santa Claus when participating in fun and exciting challenges;
- Enjoy warm, loving Christmas parties with relatives and friends;
- And there are thousands of other surprises waiting for you to discover.
The place of unique Christmas photo corners. | Source: VinWonders
IT’S BEEN A PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS SEASON IN HOI AN OLD TOWN
Go to VinWonders Nam Hoi An to participate in Retro Rewind Week | Along East – West street
The Christmas welcome event at VinWonders Nam Hoi An takes place from December 24, 2022 to January 1, 2023. Retro Rewind Week is organized with an increase in activities to experience 2 East and West streets according to 2 opposing retro concepts.
For Dong Street, the week is the food market of the Bao Cap period after the 1975s. You will experience ancient cuisine in the form of stamps, like our ancestors in the past, using 100% stamps to trade on the street. . Besides, you can also participate in the floating market on the river or check-in artwork at VinWonders.
In contrast to East Street is West Street, the image of the Retro Road theme is vividly recreated. You will admire the streets of Europe in the 80s and 90s of the last century. Street music, unique cuisine and performances will be an unforgettable experience.
Enjoy the Hoi An Memories Show at Impressive Cultural Park
Hoi An Impressive Cultural Park is located at Con Hen, 200 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Hoi An. The park is open every week except Tuesday. So remember to be careful not to waste your time coming and going back. At Christmas, the park is decorated extremely splendidly. The image of a giant pine tree in the dim light will be a great check-in background for you.
In particular, every evening from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the Hoi An Memories Show will take place. If you are a culture lover, this show will help you discover the stories behind the idioms of Hoi An, Vietnam. Enjoy the fascinating storytelling of nearly 400 years of history.
IT’S BEEN A PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS SEASON IN HOI AN OLD TOWN