Where to spend this holiday season in Jakarta

Welcome Christmas and the new year in style at one of these festive celebrations around town.

Century Park Hotel Jakarta is offering a number of special packages to celebrate the festive season. Start off with a Christmas Eve dinner buffet at Dapour Restaurant (Rp348,000), which includes beef and turkey roasting stations, as well as free-flow beer. If brunch is more your thing, opt for the Christmas Brunch with the family (Rp268,000, and free for kids under nine years old). From 18 to 29 December, staycation room rates start from Rp900,000 including breakfast for two at Dapour Restaurant. Ring in 2018 with their New Year’s Eve celebration package, which provides breakfast and a romantic dinner for two at Dapour Restaurant and a souvenir (Rp3,000.000).

Jl. Pintu Satu Senayan, Gelora, Jakarta 10270. Tel: +62 21 571 2041

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Celebrate with a swanky stay at The Hermitage, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Jakarta, which offers a holiday package available from 31 December. Room rates start from Rp3,650,000/night and includes breakfast for two, a New Year’s set menu dinner or complimentary New Year buffet brunch at L’Avenue Restaurant for two, as well as offering a special rate to enjoy the countdown party at La Vue Rooftop Bar.

Jl. Cilacap No.1, RT.11/RW.5, Menteng, Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota, Jakarta 10310. Tel: +62 21 3192 6888

The Pullman Jakarta. 

Come and enjoy a series of delightful feasts at Pullman Jakarta Central Park’s Collage All Day Dining restaurant for their Christmas Eve dinner, and Christmas Day brunch and dinner with international festive buffet menu of Western, Asian, and Indian cuisines (Rp338,000). Join the New Year celebration starting with a Year End dinner (Rp648,000) with a delectable menu accompanied by a live music performance and a countdown party at BUNK Lobby Lounge as the DJ plays upbeat party tunes. Signature Christmas cake and Christmas cocktail also available throughout December.
Jl. Letjen S. Parman, Tanjung Duren, Jakarta 11470. Tel: +62 21 2920 0088

Experience a Snow & White Christmas package at Swiss-Belhotel Mangga Besar, which includes a one night stay in a Deluxe Room, breakfast and Christmas Eve dinner for two,  accompanied by live acoustic performances and door prizes for Rp850,000. Treat yourself to the Bohemian New Year’s Eve package at Rp1,263,500, including a one night stay in a Deluxe room, breakfast for two, and seats for the Bohemian New Year’s Eve dinner. A special 50% discount is available for those extending their stay to 2 January 2018.

Jl. Kartini Raya No.57, Sawah Besar, Jakarta 10750. Tel: +62 21 639 3888

Sari Pan Pacific Jakarta is preparing something special with Keyaki Japanese Restaurant,  offering an amazing variety of Japanese cuisine such as sushi, teppanyaki, robatayaki, tempura and much more at Rp425,000 for the Christmas day lunch buffet. Restaurant Fiesta has also prepared a festive menus, with mouth-watering dishes such as Australian prime beef with raclette cheese, baby potato and beef bacon and Christmas pudding for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve dinners, available at Rp350,000. Special room packages with breakfast for two adults and two children, plus a Rp1,000,000 dining voucher at Keyaki Japanese Restaurant valid for New Year’s Eve are available at Rp3,100,000 per night. Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.6, Jakarta 10340. Tel: +62 21 2993 2888

Christmas cheer at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta. 

Sharing the holiday joy, Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta is preparing a series of culinary festivities, including a six-course Christmas Eve dinner at their Italian restaurant Rosso, with highlights being Veal Tenderloin and Saffron Risotto with porcini mushrooms and fontina cheese, at Rp698,000. SATOO offers tantalising festive creations such as Roast Whole Turkey with chestnut stuffing, cranberry sauce and giblet gravy or Beef Wellington. This Christmas Eve the dinner buffet is priced at Rp628,000 (Rp314,000 for children). Head down to their underground bar B.A.T.S for a hearty portion of special dishes, such as Smoked Salmon Pizza or English Sherry Trifle and keep the fun going with the countdown party which lasts until 3AM (Rp140,000).

Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav.1, Jakarta 10220. Tel: +62 21 2992 9999

Indulge in your favourite festive food at DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro. 

One of Indonesia’s all-time favourite pop bands, Kahitna, takes the stage at DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro on 31 December as part of the hotel’s festive offerings. Ticket prices for the exclusive event range from Rp1,350,000 to Rp2,450,000, and are available for booking via www.rajakarcis.com. With only 700 tickets available, secure yours now and embrace 2018 with some of Kahitna’s most iconic romantic tunes, such as Cerita Cinta, Sampai Nanti, Mantan Terindah and Cantik. Meanwhile, dining venues OPEN} Restaurant, INDIGO Lounge and Sea Grain Restaurant offers a number of festive packages, such as the bountiful buffet dinner at OPEN} Restaurant featuring Oyster Gratin, Duck Confit and Baby Lobster in XO Sauce (Rp888,000).

Jl. Pegangsaan Timur No.17 Cikini, Jakarta 10310

An elegant restaurant offering authentic Indonesian cuisine, Plataran Dharmawangsa invites discerning diners to experience the festive season with friends and families. Available from 23 December – 1 January, enjoy a deboned chicken stuffed with meatloaf and hard boiled eggs seasoned with classic Indonesian herbs. Perfect to share with four people, this Ayam Kodok is available at Rp999,000 for a whole chicken. During New Year’s, treat yourself with their special drinks like Cotton Candy El Diablo (Rp59,000), which blends cranberry, lemon, cotton candy and cherry and Cinderalla (Rp49,999), which has vanilla ice cream, fresh milk, caramel and mint.

Jl. Dharmawangsa Raya No.6, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta 12160. Tel: +62 21 2904 4167