by Expat Life
  1. Dinner Cruise at Chaopraya River

You can sightsee, enjoy a family dinner and if the kids want to play with their gadgets that can be done easily too. You will also have a first class seat for watching New Years’s Midnight Fireworks which are the best at riverside.

Bangkok River Cruise offers a number of options.

2. Countdown at Central World

If you and your kids are the adventurous type, then this is the thing for you. The countdown and fireworks display are superb and right in front of the capital’s flagship shopping centre Central World. Plus, its free.

To get there– Just get off at Chitlom BTS and start walking towards Central World

P.S- it gets super crowded so go well in time and take along a picnic basket and foldable seats for the little ones.

3. The Commons Thonglor– Open air community hangout place

Ring In 2020 event.

Party from the afternoon onwards with live DJ sets and bands, food vendors and plenty of drinks.

Dec 31, 5pm-late. The Commons, 335 Thonglor Soi 17. Free.

4. Asiatique Riverfront

Asiatique with its restaurants, food stalls, shopping and activities for kids has put together a great evening set for you. Plus, you get to see the mid-night fireworks at the river which are considered one of the best in town.

The restaurants at riverside Asiatique put on special menus for new year and there are plenty of more informal restaurants and food stalls where you can get a variety of options and cuisines.

The kids can enjoy rides on Ferris wheel, go carting and a couple of other rides and fun activities.

To get there– catch the BTS to Saphan Taksin pier from where free shuttle boat service will take you to Asiatique

5. Family New Year’s Dinner

Many of the top hotels will have special gala dinners for the family on New Year’s Eve and day.

Noche Mexican
Authentic Mexican Food
   Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar Countdown Party
9:00 pm – 3:00 am
Broadway themed 7 course dining experience at the highest restaurant in Bangkok

The Gardens at Dinsor Palace
Located Between BTS Thonglor and Ekamai. The property is amazing as it used to be a palace. They have many animals on their grounds that the children would enjoy interacting with.
10:00 pm – 1:00 am
The Gardens is offering special New Year Set Menu, Fireworks Display & Screen Projector feed on the 31st December . For booking website

There are many other more restaurants offering New Years Dinner. Checkout Bangkok Foodies page for more restaurant options. Many restaurants will just operate as normal.

6. New Years Eve at a Temple in Bangkok

Even though Thai’s have their own New year (Songkran)which they celebrate in April, a lot of Thai Buddhists celebrate the Gregorian new year by going to a temple on New Year’s Eve. Most temples have a ceremony, known as Suad Mont Kham Pi, that goes on throughout the evening and at midnight.So, you can simply go to temple nearest you with your family and enjoy a calm peaceful New year’s celebration in traditional Thai style.

Alternatively, visiting a temple near the river such as;

Wat Yannawa
(The Boat Temple) 
You will get to see fireworks in the background at midnight, while enjoying the temple ceremony.
Wat Saket
(The Golden Mount)
Another great temple from where you can get great views over the city.

Sanam Luang Temple
There is also a big New Year’s Eve gathering here
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