Where to Celebrate Christmas and New Year in Bali
· 23 November 2023
Here’s the ultimate guide to having a memorable Christmas and New Year 2023 festive celebration in Bali's best resorts and restaurants.
As the year draws nearer to its end and the jingle bells begin to chime, it is our cue to start gearing up to revel in the year-end festivities. Luckily, for those in Bali, hotels and resorts have a cornucopia of festive programmes up in their sleeves to celebrate Christmas and New Year in Bali.
The Westin Resort & Spa Ubud, Bali offers an array of eco-conscious festivities under its Evergreen Christmas programmes. The celebrations kick off from 9 December 2023 to 1 January 2024 with a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony with Choir, Breakfast with Santa, and more.
On 10 December, it gets merrier in the culinary department as Buffet Nusantara Dinner at Tabia (Rp350,000/person) begins the festive culinary programme. On Christmas Eve, the Lobby Bar hosts a Christmas Cocktail (Rp140,000/glass) from 3pm to 6pm, followed by two evening celebrations at the resort’s cherished restaurants: Festive Buffet Dinner at Tabia (Rp395,000/person) or Festive Menu Dinner at Tall Trees (Rp550,000/person). Both dinners starts at 6pm.
Feast on Christmas Brunch at Tabia (Rp650,000/person) on 25 December. The celebrations continue with Christmas’ Acoustic Night at the Lobby Bar’s Festive Happy Hour, which starts from 6pm until 9pm.
On 31 December, let the glasses clink at the Lobby Bar for a New Year’s Cocktail (Rp140,000/glass) before savouring delightful dishes at the New Year’s Buffet Dinner at Tabia (Rp850,000/person) from 7pm. Otherwise, there will also be a New Year’s Set Menu Dinner at Tall Trees (Rp850,000/person) during the same time. Finally, welcome the new year with a smoky delight at Tall Trees’ BBQ by the Pool (Rp185,000/person) between 12pm to 4pm for an memorable Christmas and New Year in Bali.
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Situated just above the sacred Ayung River, COMO Shambhala Estate houses a myriad of special wellness-focused Christmas and New Year in Bali’s festive programmes under the theme ‘Believe in Magic’ from 1 December 2023 to 15 January 2024, excluding the period from 24 December 2023 to 2 January 2024.
Head to the resort and book a sixty-minute treatment session of acupuncture (Rp2,400,000/person), marma-point therapy (Rp2,400,000/person), or private pranayama and meditation (Rp1,900,000/person and Rp2,500,000/couple).
Come to the resort on 24 December 2023 between 11am to 2.30pm as the team of chefs has crafted a selection of freshly prepared à la carte of local and international fusion dishes for the Festive Brunch (Rp650,000/adult and Rp375,000/child aged 12 and below). Find wide-ranging fares from Chinese dumplings to Spanish-style gazpacho.
In the evening, make a reservation at glow restaurant between 7pm to 9pm for its Christmas Eve Dinner (Rp400,000/adult and Rp200,000/child aged 12 and below). Find a lineup of Christmas classics complemented by the rich taste of the traditional Bebek Betutu, served alongside coconut rice and an array of sambal, all enhanced by a delightful acoustic performance.
As New Year’s Eve comes, the resort invites guests for a New Year’s Eve Dinner and ‘Kecak’ Dance (Rp1,000,000/adult and Rp500,000/child aged 12 and below) at glow restaurant. Immerse yourself in the rhythm of the legendary kecak dance before tasting a local-style dinner highlighting Nasi Kuning.
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During the holiday season from 1 December 2023 to 15 January 2024 (excluding 24 December – 2 January), COMO Uma Ubud runs its ‘Believe in Magic’ festive programme where guests can revel in seasonal feasts featuring local and international cuisines.
Starts on 24 December with an Italian-inspired Pre-Christmas Brunch (Rp400,000/person) with a touch of ‘All-You-Can-Eat’ experience; enjoy the regular brunch set menu, available from 11.30am to 3.30pm. Following the brunch is Christmas Eve Dinner (Rp500,000/person) at the resort’s cherished restaurant, Uma Cucina, which starts at 6pm.
Christmas Day begins at the resort with a Christmas Morning Walk along the picturesque landscape of Ubud. As the night sets in, drop by Uma Bar for Christmas Dinner (Rp400,000/person) for a sumptuous serving of Ribs and Bibs.
Enjoy a locally inspired Sundown Balinese Cocktail (Rp150,000/person) over a local dance performance at the Pool Bar from 5.30pm. Afterwards, dress up and head to Kemiri restaurant for a luxurious Gala Dinner (Rp1,000,000/person) before counting down the new year, which starts from 6.30pm to 1am. Alternatively, opt for a more Casual Dinner at Uma Cucina for an a la carte dinner with a live music performance from 6.30pm onwards for a truly unforgettable Christmas and New Year in Bali.
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As one of the hotels with the most diverse dining attractions, opting to celebrate Christmas and New Year in Bali at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach is a clever move. Head to Makase or SugarSand and pick the one that suits your fancy.
In Makase, the festivities start with a Family-Style Christmas Eve Dinner (Rp750,000/person or Rp950,000/person for free-flow alcoholic drinks package) on 24 December, highlighting House-Made Honey Glazed Leg Ham and Rolled Roasted Turkey. The next day, a Festive Christmas Buffet (Rp950,000/person or Rp1,350,000/person for free-flow alcoholic drinks package) will take place at 12.30pm with numerous food stations available.
Japanese cuisine enthusiasts can enjoy a five-course Japanese Set Menu Christmas Dinner (Rp1,100,000/person or Rp1,600,000/person for cocktail pairing) at SugarSand. Book a table at the restaurant between 6pm to 10pm and taste chef Syamsul Rizal’s culinary creations, such as Toro Truffle Tataki and Raspberry Matcha Opera Cake as the dessert over a live DJ performance. Diners booking Christmas dining can enjoy 50 per cent off for children below 11.
On 31 December, each restaurant puts together a year-end fete featuring DJ and live acoustic performances with different offerings. Makase will host New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner (Rp1,100,000/person or Rp1,950,000/person for free-flow alcoholic drinks package) from 6.30pm to 11pm with more than ten food stations to indulge in.
Meanwhile, SugarSand entices diners with a New Year’s Eve Five-Course Traditional Japanese Dinner (Rp1,100,000/person or Rp1,900,000/person for cocktail pairing) from 6pm to 11pm. Kids and vegetarian menu are also available.
For reservations, please visit seminyak.hotelindigo.com/festive-2023
Embark on a pulsating holiday journey at W Bali – Seminyak from 24 December to 1 January 2024 through its festive programmes. Festivities kick off on Christmas Eve and Day with sumptuous buffet-style brunches and lavish dinners featuring succulent seafood, grilled meats, and beats from top DJs.
If you miss the Christmas fun, you can still join the Boxing Day Super Brunch on 26 December and a delightful Seafood Market (Rp1,200,000/person) on December 26 and 29, respectively, offering diverse culinary experiences.
W – Bali Seminyak welcomes guests and travellers in Bali to bid farewell to 2023 with lineups of extravagant festive programmes namely all-you-can-eat dinners at Starfish Bloo and Fire, where delicacies like Foie Gras and Sevruga black caviar are served. The resort promises an unforgettable countdown party with two stages to choose from.
The main stage at W Lounge boasts talented DJs like Damian Saint and international headliner Mousse T, while the beachfront Woobar hosts a hip-hop stage with renowned island DJs like Stan, Goodgrip, Jeremy Jay, and Schizo. The night will culminate with stunning fireworks for a memorable end to the year.
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Experience the essence of Christmas and New Year in Bali at MAMAKA by Ovolo. Yuletide starts early at Kuta’s most happening lifestyle destination. Book a room with the Christmas Comes Early room promotion from 19 November to 22 December 2023.
Enjoy many perks when you stay during this period, such as complimentary daily breakfast, a 60-minute Balinese Massage for two people, indulgent meals at Street 32, room upgrades, extended check-out until 3pm, exclusive discounts, complimentary kids’ activities, a welcome loot bag, round-the-clock access to the Wellness Zone, and a stocked minibar for Swagger & Top Gun Suites.
For those in Bali for the holiday, there are non-stop merriments to be had in the hotel thanks to its festive programmes, from daily DJ performances to cooking classes. Some of the highlights are the Sunset Jazz Session on Christmas Eve, the Christmas Brunch with a bespoke brunch menu, live entertainment, and a Santa photo booth.
Executive chef Ben Harrington’s Chef’s Social Counter – an eight-course Mediterranean tasting menu is being held on 21-23 December and 27 – 29 December, and Dine into the New Year. Bid farewell to 2023 with a family-shared-style dinner, live entertainment, and a spectacular countdown party with fireworks on 31 December.
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Christmas and New Year in Bali is best experienced at COMO Uma Canggu through its ‘Believe in Magic’ festive programmes lineups from 1 December 2023 to 15 January 2024 (excluding 24 December – 2 January). Little guests staying at the resort are also in for a treat as the kid’s club, Play by COMO, will have kids-friendly holiday activities.
Poised as a wellness-focused sanctuary, the resort invites you to join its robust and relaxing activities, such as Yin Yoga, Pilates with Props, and more, before revelling in its Christmas merrymaking. The fun starts with the Christmas Eve Cocktail Party on 24 December 2023 at COMO Beach Club from 5pm to 8pm.
The next day, revel in the joy of Christmas Day with a sumptuous brunch, complemented by live entertainment to enhance your dining experience. The Christmas Day Brunch (Rp760,000/person) begins at COMO Beach Club from 12pm. Stay until sundown to taste the bartender specials at Sunset Gin and Jazz from 5pm to 8pm.
The New Year’s Eve Celebration (Rp980,000/person) gets even merrier at the resort with Mediterranean-inspired dishes while waiting for the dawn of 2024. Live music is set to perform at 6pm, followed by a DJ performance at 9.30pm until midnight. Dress in white, savour the sumptuous meals, capture the moment with a 360° photo booth, and dance the night away to a new year.
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Experience the season’s magic at the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort’s festive programmes. This year, Sofitel’s Art De Noël beckons guests to immerse themselves in the enchanting atmosphere with an assortment of delightful and sparkling holiday celebrations.
Start your enchanting Christmas and New Year in Bali’s celebration on Christmas Eve with a lavish buffet dinner at Kwee Zeen (Rp 699,000/person). For those desiring a more intimate experience, Cucina extends a warm invitation to savour a gourmet five-course set menu (Rp 799,000/person).
On Christmas Day, set forth on a gastronomic journey with a delectable brunch at Cucina (Rp 999,000/person). Simultaneously, enjoy the Christmas buffet at Kwee Zeen (Rp 888,000/person) and relish a magnificent spread showcasing a variety of local and international delicacies. As the Christmas evening unfolds, Cucina will unveil an à la carte menu accompanied by the delightful Mama’s Festive Tasting.
To welcome the New Year with a toast and bid adieu to the old, join Sofitel for the final pre-brunch (Rp 888,000/person). Delight in anticipation of the New Year’s Eve Buffet at Kwee Zeen and Cucina, available at Rp 1,200.000/person.
The Art De Noël festive season at the resort will enchant guests with its captivating candlelight theme, enchanting melodies of Christmas carols, and mesmerising magician performances. Don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in these exquisite festive celebrations, creating indelible memories with your family and loved ones.
For reservations, call +62 361 849 2888 or visit sofitelbalinusadua.com
Home to a plethora of dining attractions and world-class facilities in Nusa Dua, Renaissance Bali Nusa Dua Resort kicks off the Christmas and New Year in Bali’s festivities with Backstage Food Theatre’s Holly Jolly Dinner (Rp700,000/person) on 24 December, where you can savour satisfying East-meets-West dishes.
Alternatively, around the same time, Tanah Liat is where you shall go for a hearty five-course Christmas classics at its Be Merry and Bold Dinner offering (Rp1,200,000/person). The resort’s famed Chinese restaurant, Lion X, also hosts The Dazzling Dragon Dinner (Rp988,000/person) for Christmas Eve. Expect a delicious Chinese five-course menu exclusively crafted by chef Alex Kuan.
Dine and dance on Christmas Day at Backstage Food Theatre’s The Dancing Claus Brunch (Rp800,000/person). Come between 12pm to 3pm and indulge in an extensive selection of traditional Christmas favourites and global delicacies served buffet-style. Don your dancing shoes and head to Backstage Food Theatre for Disco Euphoria Dinner (Rp1,400,000/person) on New Year’s Eve, from 6pm to 11pm, where a wide-ranging buffet spread awaits.
For a more curated dining experience, Tanah Liat and Lion X will hold a five-course menu thoughtfully crafted to enliven the night. Have a Disco Set Dinner (Rp1,800,000/person) at Tanah Liat and the Lion Eve Dinner (Rp1,588,000/person) at Lion X. Both dinners start at 6pm. Finally, head to Atomic 17 and bask in lively beats to usher in the new year.
Steal a little escape to The SPA at Renaissance to recharge before you bask in the festive spirit. Book a two-hour flower power couple treatment, Just Two of Us (Rp3,500,000/couple), or a two-hour traditional Balinese healing treatment, the Energizing Package (Rp1,425,000/person). Those who bring their little ones to The Holly Jolly Dinner, The Dancing Claus Brunch, and Disco Euphoria Dinner can benefit from 50 percent off for children under 12.
For reservations, WhatsApp +62 811 3820 5490 or visit renaissancenusadua.com
Ring in the Christmas and New Year in Bali with abundant culinary offerings and a four-night getaway room package at InterContinental Bali Resort under the hotel’s Festive Season programmes.
Available on 24 December at 6.30pm for Christmas Eve celebration, savour full-bodied Mediterranean-inspired set menu curated by chef Romain Levefre and team for Christmas Soiree at Bella Cucina (Rp1,600,000/person).
Simultaneously, a Christmas buffet spread of international favourites is available at the Jingle & Mingle Christmas Buffet at Taman Gita (Rp800,000/person, Rp300,000/child aged 6 – 11). Opt for the Christmas Teppanyaki at KO Restaurant (Rp1,600,000/person) to taste chef Mitsui Senoo’s Teppanyaki set and a la minute dishes, available for two seatings at 6.30pm – 8.30pm and 8.30pm – 10.30pm.
For Christmas Day, the celebrations start at noon with Bella Cucina hosting Mediterranean Christmas Brunch (Rp1,200,000/person, Rp300,000/child aged 6 – 11) featuring Mediterranean buffet and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine over Jazz performance, and a poolside Christmas Buffet Brunch at Jimbaran Gardens (Rp650,000/person, Rp300,000/child aged 6 – 11) for local and international menu over DJ and saxophone performance.
Revel in the New Year in style at New Year’s Eve Elegance at Bella Cucina (Rp1,600,000/person, Rp5,000,000/person for a Champagne pairing), starts at 6.30pm, highlighting Mediterranean cuisines and Champagne pairing, accompanied by live music performances to create an indelible year-end revelry. Alternatively, join the Farewell to the Feast at KO Restaurant for a live Teppanyaki performance as the chefs prepare the feast. Available for two seatings, the first at 6pm – 8pm (Rp1,200,000/person) and the second at 8.30 onwards (Rp1,600,000/person).
The New Year celebration peaks at the New Year’s Eve countdown at Paradise Extravaganza (Rp1,500,000/person and Rp750,000/child aged 6 – 11). Experience an extravagant celebration with various live entertainment at the Imperial Grand Ballroom as the year ends. Finally, on the first day of 2024, Bella Cucina invites you to its Awakening Brunch (Rp900,000/person) where vibrant Mediterranean fares await.
Uluwatu gets more exciting near the year-end, with Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa hosting a spectacular Christmas and New Year in Bali’s festive programmes. The resort begins the jolly season with REN Christmas Eve Dinner at Clay Craft restaurant (Rp790,000/person) on 24 December, serving Indonesian and international favourites with a ‘Renaissance’ twist.
Gather around on Christmas Day at Double Ikat for REN Christmas Day Bubbly Brunch (Rp990,000/person), where global classics and seasonal favourites take centre stage. For a dining experience under the sun, head to Roosterfish Beach Club for the buffet-style Christmas Seaside Brunch (Rp590,000/person), featuring kids’ activities, foam parties, and live entertainment.
On 26 December, savour the best of Indonesia’s traditional flavours in Rasa Nusantara buffet dinner by Double Ikat (Rp490,000/person). Meanwhile, those who prefer grills and smoked delicacies should join Festive Feast: Toast & Grill (Rp490,000/person) on 30 December.
New Year’s Eve at the resort entails a bubbly celebration, which is the ‘70s-themed NYE: Groovy Seventies dinner at Clay Craft (Rp1,490,000/person), where a special buffet will be served while local artists perform the ‘70s hits. Double Ikat’s NYE offers a more intimate celebration: Wine and Dine Affair (Rp2,900,000/person), featuring an eight-course menu paired with wines.
Watch as the year changes while soaking in the lively atmosphere at the Countdown Party: Disco Night (Rp350,000/person) or NYE Party: Aqualand (Rp350,000/person) at the Roosterfish Beach Club for an aquatic fete.
Welcome New Year’s Day with the first party at Roosterfish Beach Club’s NYD: Seaside Brunch (Rp590,000/person), featuring an ocean-inspired buffet spread. Or opt to have your first sunset viewing a merry one over a barbecue buffet through NYD: First Sunset BBQ Dinner (Rp490,000/person) at Double Ikat Pool Deck.
Experience the magic of Christmas and New Year in Bali at Nusa Dua’s lavish resort. The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, with a curated menu of global favourites, Indonesian, and Balinese flavours as part of its festive programmes. Find an array of culinary offerings at four of five dining attractions at the hotel.
Starting with festive-themed savoury and sweet bites at The Ritz-Carlton Lounge and Bar’s Festive Afternoon Tea (Rp550,000/couple), which runs daily from 2pm, available on 19 until 31 December. The lounge also hosts a delectable Sushi Sashimi Dinner daily, from 19 December to 8 January 2024, between 6pm to 10.30pm. Rounding out the year is New Year’s Countdown Celebrations (Rp1,500,000/table of four) at the lounge with Champagne or wine and tasty bites on 31 December.
The Beach Grill starts the festive season with Christmas Eve Four-Course Set Menu Dinner (Rp1,680,000/person) on 24 December with freshly caught seafood as the highlight. Head back to the restaurant the next day for Christmas Day Brunch (Rp980,000/person with 50 per cent off for children aged 4 – 12) or Christmas Day Four-Course Set Menu dinner (Rp1,680,000/person), featuring classic French cuisines, at 6pm – 8pm for the first seating and 8.30pm – 10.30pm for the second seating.
On 31 December, head to the restaurant for the New Year’s Eve Four-Course Set Menu (Rp1,800,000/person), which starts at 6pm with a live acoustic performance to elevate the experience. The festivities continue with New Year’s Day Brunch (Rp980,000/person) on 1 January 2024, featuring grilled seafood, meats, and desserts for the sweet tooth.
Savour traditional delicacies in the Christmas Eve Balinese Buffet at Bejana Restaurant (Rp880,000/person) on 24 December. Those who appreciate Indonesian specialities can book a table for Christmas Day Indonesia Buffet Night (Rp880,000/person) on 25 December, between 6pm to 10.30pm. As the New Year’s Eve unfolds, the restaurant invites guests for the New Year’s Eve Indonesia Buffet (Rp1,000,000/person). Children aged 4 – 12 can benefit from 50 per cent off.
The last lineup, Senses restaurant, prepares a Christmas Eve Festive Buffet (Rp880,000/person) with a myriad of international fares with live cooking stations on 24 December, from 6pm to 10.30pm. The restaurant continues to serve a lavish New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner (Rp1,800,000/person) from 6pm to 11pm, highlighting a selection of international and traditional delights.
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Usher in the joyous season with Seminyak’s beachfront haven, The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa, and find a wealth of flavourful celebrations. A delectable five-course set menu dinner awaits you at Sanje Restaurant & Lounge’s Christmas Eve Dinner (Rp990,000/person) on 24 December, from 6pm to 10pm, featuring special kids carols and live music performances to ignite the magic.
Upon Christmas Day, the semi-al fresco Santan Restaurant brings forth the Christmas Day Brunch (Rp750,000/person) buffet from 12.30pm – 15.30pm, with countless delicacies to celebrate the yuletide. Enjoy 50 per cent off for little diners aged 6 – 12 and free entry for kids below six.
Indulge in one last exquisite feast of 2023 on 31 December, from 2pm – 10pm, at Santan Restaurant for New Year’s Eve Dinner (Rp2,500,000/person), where full-bodied international favourites and Cuban specialities will take centre stage. Don’t end the night yet, as you can redeem the free entry to the countdown party at the Infinity Beach Club, included in the offering.
Havana Nights – New Year’s Eve Party (Rp800,000/person, including a drink of choice) is where you should be to welcome the dawn of 2024. Sway to the lovely performance by Salsa Nova Five Piece Band and DJ performance as the spectacular fireworks show heralding the arrival of the new year.
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Bali’s west coast gets livelier around the holiday season, with Alila Seminyak bringing myriad celebrations to the table. Kicking off the festivities on 24 and 25 December are Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Brunch (Rp1,250,000/person) at Seasalt restaurant from 12pm – 4pm, offering semi-buffet Christmas-inspired brunch with Santa Claus, Elves, Christmas choir, and a live band to enhance the atmosphere.
On the evening of the same days, the restaurant invites guests to celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner (Rp1,100,000/person) over a delectable four-course tasting menu with optional wine pairing, starts at 5pm – 8pm for the first seating and 8.30pm – 11pm for the second seating. Hit the Beach Bar around 5pm – 9pm for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Party, highlighting the sizzling barbecue menu.
On 26 December from 12pm – 4pm, Boxing Day Brunch (Rp750,000/person) at Seasalt is too good to miss, with a scrumptious semi-buffet spread and an inclusive welcome cocktail over an acoustic trio performance. Continue the Boxing Day merriment at Seasalt around 5pm – 11pm for a four-course tasting menu at Festive Inspired Dinner (Rp850,000/person). Around the same time, head to the Beach Bar for a proper knees-up Boxing Day Party with grilled delicacies and fresh libations.
Leading up to the last day of 2023, from 27 – 30 December, the restaurant runs a Festive Set Dinner (Rp850,000/person) at 5pm – 11pm, featuring a four-course tasting menu and unique beverages to pair it with. Simultaneously, the Beach Bar welcomes guests to its Festive Week revelry from 11am – 10pm over full-bodied flavours of grilled delights and cocktails.
Celebrate the year’s end on 31 December at Seasalt’s New Year’s Eve Dinner (Rp1,500,000/person) over a splendid five-course tasting menu with additional wine pairing available. Come for the first seating at 5pm – 8pm or the second at 8.30pm – 11pm and bask in the festivities as the live band heightened the night. Afterwards, visit the Beach Bar’s Street Food Market at Temple Garden for the New Year’s Eve Celebration (Rp600,000/person) from 4pm – 1am. Immerse yourself to the festive atmosphere and culinary adventure as the year ends with a fireworks display.
Join the resort greets the new year on 1 January 2024 through New Year’s Day Brunch (Rp750,000/person) at Seasalt around 12pm – 4pm, where appetising dishes and a lovely acoustic performance await. Then, complete the whole New Year experience with The First Sunset session at Beach Bar’s Street Food Market around 5pm to 10pm. Witness the first sunset of 2024 while savouring international dinner offerings and festive concoctions over a groovy live band performance.
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