Where to Celebrate Christmas and New Year in Bali
· 6 December 2022
Here’s the ultimate guide to dine and drink for your Christmas and New Year 2022 festive celebrations in Bali.
From a beachfront brunch in Seminyak to a romantic dinner in Ubud’s green hills, here’s epicure‘s complete guide of where to celebrate Christmas and New Year in Bali. Advance reservation is recommended. All prices are subject to service charge & government tax.
Having sold out the Christmas Day Brunches, this is your last chance to make the list and celebrate the festive season at W Bali – Seminyak. On 24 December, the beachfront resort offers two Christmas Eve buffet dinner feasts to suit your whim and fancy. Starfish Bloo and FIRE Restaurant both offer lavish buffet spreads to delightfully stuff yourself silly with good food. Join The Night Brunch on 28 December at Starfish Bloo because waiting for the New Year’s Eve is simply too long of a wait. From in-house smoked meats and seafood to freshly-cooked pastas, loosen up your button and indulge your cravings for that special time of the year. All of the buffet dinners are priced at Rp1,200,000/person.
Join the New Year’s Eve Dinner (Rp2,800,000/person) at both restaurants with complimentary entry to W Bali – Seminyak highly sought after parties. Expect internationally-renowned DJ Tensnake and the island’s renowned hip-hop DJs for an evening to remember. Recover on the next day with Starfish Bloo and FIRE’s New Year’s Day Super Brunch (Rp750,000/person) and chase the hair of the dogs at WET Deck Pool Party.
Sanur’s modern village resort has prepared a myriad of feasts and family-friendly yuletide activities. Start the week-long celebration with a six-course set menu for a delicious Christmas Eve dinner at Village Square (Rp1,200,000/person).
On Christmas Day, join the Sunday Table Brunch at Fisherman’s Club (Rp590,000/person) and indulge in a cornucopia of flavours by the beach. For dinner, taste the signature dishes from Wok Wok, Fire Fox or Blue Oven. Each restaurant offers a three-course set menu to satisfy your appetite (starts from Rp550,000/person).
Dine, wine and sing the song at the Village Square’s New Year’s Eve feast (Rp1,500,000/person). The capacious lawn is transformed into a lively food market where a generous buffet spread from the four different kitchens can be found. The live band and DJ performances will keep you company until past the countdown at midnight.
For reservation, call +62 361 3201234 or email DPSAZ-Food.and.Beverage.Service@andaz.com
Be it a flame-grilled feast at the recently unveiled AKASA or a leisurely brunch at Segaran Dining Terrace, Jumeirah Bali has created a series of enchanting feast for the senses for your special celebrations.
Led by chef de cuisine Joan Achour, taste the six-course Christmas Eve Degustation Dinner at AKASA (Rp1,950,000/person). Alternatively, opt for an Asian-inspired six-course tasting menu from executive chef Vincent Leroux at Segaran Dining Terrace (Rp1,650,000/person). Join the Christmas Brunch (Rp950,000/person) where the culinary team has prepared an array of classic Christmas fare and South East Asian delights. Together with a troupe of carol singer and a live band, expect a leisurely day of dine, wine and fun.
Dress up and join the glamourous New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner at either the Segaran Dining Terrace (Rp1,999,000/person) or AKASA (Rp2,499,000/person). Both chefs showcase their prowess through tantalising tasting menus. Guests of the restaurants are invited to attend the countdown White New Year’s Eve Masquerade party where fireworks and DJ sets are part of the experience. Chase the hair of the dogs by joining the New Year’s Day Brunch on the first day of 2023 (Rp950,000/person)
For reservation, call +62 361 201 5000 or go to www.jumeirahbali.com
Renowned for its captivating takes on archipelago-inspired dishes, Christmas Eve and Christmas Dinner at Rumari (Rp1,950,000/person) invite you to discover a six-course tasting menu by director of culinary Gaetan Biesuz and team. Available for two evenings only, savour dishes such as Sulawesi Yellow Fin Tuna Otoro, Alaskan King Crab with heirloom tomato, Kaviari Kristal Caviar, and ginger; and Wagyu Beef Tenderloin. You are invited to also savour life’s wondrous pleasures at Rumari’s Christmas Brunch (Rp1,250,000/person).
A glamourous six-course degustation menu, welcome cocktail, and a countdown party with a sparkling glass of Champagne in a surprise location is yours when you join New Year’s Eve at Rumari (Rp3,350,000/person).
Start the first day of 2023 with a leisurely brunch overlooking the mesmerising blue waters of Jimbaran Bay. The New Year’s Brunch at Rumari (Rp1,250,000/person) offers a stellar menu made of artisanal pastas and cheeses and chef’s special creations. Be sure to leave some rooms for desserts as well as the premium wines and Krug Champagne selections.
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Don your cocktail dress and dapper resort wear to join Canapes Fun at Cliff Bar for sunset and aperitif before joining the Christmas Eve Dinner at Watu Steakhouse (Rp1,250,000/person). Indulge on a five-course tasting menu, featuring Roasted Turkey, Lobster Chowder and Grilled Sea Bass. Watu Steakhouse also hosts the Christmas BBQ Dinner (Rp1,250,000/person) complete with traditional roasts and decadent desserts.
The vibrant flavours of Asia are yours to be had at the resort’s New Year’s Buffet Dinner at Rocka (Rp Rp1,250,000/person). Taste the cornucopia of Indonesian regional cuisines as well as a dedicated dessert selection. Alternatively, join Watu Steakhouse’s New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner (Rp1,550,000/person) where a seven-course tasting menu is part of the sumptuous experience. Expect live entertainment and dance the night away until the countdown begins at Cliff Bar.
For reservation, call +62 361 2090300
On 24 December, the newly revamped resort offers a set menu dinner complete with a live jazz band performance at Bella Cucina (Rp1,500,000/person). Led by chef de cuisine Romain Levefre, the elegant restaurant is renowned for its refined take on Italian cuisine. Alternatively, book a table at Taman Gita (Rp1,300,000/person) for an array of buffet dinner spread. Expect Balinese dance performances and cosy setting in its indoor and outdoor areas.
For Christmas Day, Bella Cucina invites you to join its lavish Christmas Brunch (Rp1,100,000/person). An al fresco brunch by the pool can also be had at Jimbaran Garden, complete with a DJ and saxophone performance. Fancy a scone and a cup of tea? Opt for the Afternoon High Tea at The Club (Rp600,000/person).
Sign up for an all-night celebration at Sunset Beach Bar and Grill on 31 December. Starting at 6.30pm, enjoy non-stop entertainment, snacks, cocktails, and a spectacular firework show at midnight (Rp400,000/person). For dinner, KO Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge offers an a la carte menu at Sushi Lounge (Rp700,000/person) or a New Year’s Eve set menu at KO Teppanyaki (Rp1.500,000/person). Cure the hangover with a New Year’s Day Brunch Buffet on the first day of 2023 at Bella Cucina (Rp850,000/person).
For reservation, contact +62 811 3820 8768 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Ren Christmas Eve Dinner at Clay Craft Restaurant (Rp650,000/person) for an evening of wine, dine, Santa Claus’ visit, and live carol and acoustic singing.
On 25 December, make your way to Double Ikat Restaurant for four hours of Ren Christmas Day Bubbly Brunch (Rp750,000/person with a complimentary glass of Zonin Prosecco). Alternatively, go to Roosterfish Beach Club for a Seaside Brunch with Foam Party (Rp450,000/person with a glass of mimosa). The all-day festivity starts at 12pm and is made of a delicious array of fresh seafood buffet and a chance for the children to have a close encounter with owls from Owl Tower Bali.
Jazz performance and a family-friendly buffet feast is part of New Year’s Eve Jazz Night at Ren (Rp950,000/person). For a more intimate experience, opt for the New Year’s Eve Secret Society Dinner at Double Ikat Restaurant (Rp1,500,000/person with a glass of sparkling wine). Savour a seven-course tasting menu and craft cocktails from the special speakeasy bar while enjoying a saxophone performance.
After dinner, join the Glow in the Dark Party at R Bar. Dance the night away with DJ performances, fun pyro techs and fireworks during the countdown. You can also ring in the New Year at Roosterfish Beach Club on 31 December. The Carnival on the Beach invites you to dance from day to night with 12 hours of non-stop tunes from DJs.
For reservation, call +62 361 2003588 or book via https://renuluwatufestive.site/
The seaside SANDS Restaurant hosts A Coastal Christmas Eve Dinner (Rp460,000/person). Expect a magical evening, a myriad of international fare on the buffet spread, an acoustic band and violin performance as well as a surprise visit from Santa Claus to delight the little ones. On 25 December, tune into the sounds of a Christmas symphony as you enjoy a sumptuous buffet spread made of local and international fare at The Coastal Brunch (Rp455,000/person).
Mark the last day of 2022 with a spectacular Balinese feast. Menari at Kunyit Restaurant hosts an enchanting evening of Megibung, a traditional repast served family-style (Rp680,000/two persons). Guests are invited to dine while watching Balinese dance performances before joining the countdown on the beach. Alternatively, join An Enchanted Dinner at SANDS (Rp700,000/person). Get together with your family and friends to bid farewell to 2022 and expect exciting activities and surprises throughout the meal. Ring in the New Year by the beach and dance the night away with a live DJ performance at Sands Deck until past midnight.
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On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, guests are invited to taste Nampu Japanese Restaurant’s interactive Christmas Teppanyaki experience or dine at Salsa Verde. The beachfront Italian restaurant offers a special Italiana Buon Natale family dinner set menu to mark the delightful occasion. Enjoy traditional yuletide fare and roasted turkey with all the trimmings at Garden Café. Inspired by the royal water palace of Bali, a Classic Indonesian Buffet is served at Watercourt. Alternatively, the charming Veranda Lounge and Bar also serves special Christmas treats to enrich your meal, be it the freshly-baked scones for the Afternoon Tea or a heart-warming cheese fondue for an intimate dinner.
On the last day of 2022, guests can opt for an vibrant Latin barbeque buffet at Garden Café, a tasteful seven-course dinner at Nampu Japanese Restaurant or a family-style set menu dinner at Salsa Verde. Dance the night away at the resort’s Stellar New Year’s Eve Party by the Beach with live DJ performance. A myriad of Asian street food fare and beverages are available to fuel the celebration until late.
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Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay’s festive celebration by the sea is a month-long gourmet, entertainment and wellness gift that keeps on giving. Be the first to taste Sundara’s new chef de cuisine David Gavin’s six-course Festive Set dinner menu (Rp950,000/person), a tasty combination of French techniques and local flavours, available from 1 – 23 December.
On 24 December, feast on a Christmas Eve Buffet extravaganza at Taman Wantilan (Rp1,750,000/person). From live cooking stations to a sumptuous spread of Wagyu beef, roast turkey, foie gras, and an extensive Asian selection; eat, drink and be merry on the joyous occasion. Bali’s Longest Sunday Brunch is available on 25 December and 1 January for your leisurely day under the sun (Rp800,000/person). Starting at 11am until 4.30pm, this sharing-style brunch features small plates to graze and reorder, festive-themed cocktails, and access to Sundara’s 57-metre beachfront pool. For New Year’s Eve, don’t miss the decadent six-course degustation dinner at Sundara (Rp4,500,000/person). Prepared by Gavin and executive chef Liam Nealon, the feast goes on to the Countdown After Party by the beach with live DJ and dazzling fireworks shows.
At Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, join the Ayung Terrace Christmas Eve Dinner (Rp2,750,000/person) on 24 December. On Christmas Day, Santa arrives at the resort by a river raft before heading to Pici-Pici Kids Club to meet the little ones. A Christmas Dinner at Riverside Restaurant (Rp1,500,000/person) is a tasty five-course set menu by executive sous chef Wayan Sutariawan.
The New Year’s Eve Dinner at Ayung Terrace (Rp3,750,000/person) takes place with live music performance and a myriad of international selections. Guests are invited to join the Countdown After Party from 10pm onwards.
For more information, go to https://www.fourseasons.com/bali/
Starting from 23 December 2022 to 3 January 2023, Karma Kandara hosts an array of family-friendly events in its stunning property. Dubbed 12 Days of Karma, the festive dine and wine programme have always been a favourite of in-house and outside guests alike. Don’t miss the three-course Christmas Eve dinner at diMare, the resort’s signature restaurant with a view of the ocean. The Christmas Day Brunch on 25 December is another special feast that easily can stretch to a day at the beach.
On 29 December, book the last Caliwine-ication wine dinner series of 2022. Following the previous sold-out events, enjoy a tantalising five-course tasting menu paired with five excellent wine selections from California’s best vineyards.
The New Year’s Gala Dinner spotlights South America’s cuisine, featuring a journey through the region’s delicious culinary culture. Expect a troupe of dancers, magicians and acrobats to entertain you throughout the day and night. Ditch your shoes and dance on the beach, to the tune of international guests DJs until the countdown.
For more information, go to https://karmagroup.com/12daysofkarma/karma-kandara/
Savour Il Ristorante – Luca Fantin’s degustation menu on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. From Tonno, Caviale e Acqua di Pomodoro to Risotto al Tartufo Bianco, pair the refined dishes with exceptional wine from the cellar for an enchanting dinner.
On 25 December, join Sangkar’s Christmas Brunch. The sumptuous a la carte and buffet selection includes a cold seafood platter made of Alaskan King Crabs and oysters, slow-cooked turkey, minced pies, and Panettone for a truly authentic Italian celebration.
Ring in 2023 by joining the all-day New Year’s Eve Brunch on 31 December. Seamlessly weaving the breakfast service with brunch, celebrate the last day of 2023 with morning cocktails and a glass of Dom Perignon Champagne. Advance reservation is highly recommended.
For reservation, call +62 361 8471000
What’s a better way to start the Christmas feast than by uncorking a bottle of Dom Perignon Vintage 2010? All that and more when you celebrate the yuletide at The St. Regis Bali Resort. Boneka hosts the Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner on 24 December, offering the beloved holiday delights. Alternatively, head to kayuputi for a memorable six-course degustation dinner experience.
Opt for the Christmas Brunch at Boneka (Rp1,250,000/person) or The Astor Christmas Brunch at kayuputi (Rp1,750,000/person) on 25 December. The first features a lavish spread of buffet favourites, a live jazz band and Christmas carols performances while the latter highlights a decadent a la carte gastronomical journey.
Discover the art of celebration by joining the New Year’s Eve Gala Buffet Dinner at Astor Ballroom (Rp6,750,000/person) on 31 December. From an aperitif to a countdown, dine, wine and dance the night away during the glamourous evening.
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The lush setting of The Upper Deck Restaurant is an idyllic place to savour a four-course tasting menu on Christmas Eve (Rp1,200,000/person). Offering a contemporary take on Scandinavian cuisine and Balinese produce, it is an island al fresco dining experience at its best. On Christmas Day, enjoy a splash of good fun and All-You-Can-Eat BBQ Lunch at Jungle Fish Pool Bar (Rp650,000/person).
Enjoy the spectacle of Kecak Dance performance at Blind Pig Lounge, a four-course set menu at The Upper Deck Restaurant, live band performance, and a countdown by the Jungle Fish Pool on New Year’s Eve (Rp1,500,000/person).
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Start the festivity at Makase with a Christmas Eve family-style set menu (Rp650,000/person). From house-made Honey Glazed Leg Ham to Rolled Roasted Turkey, it sets the mood for more feasts to come. On 25 December, taste a myriad of scrumptious buffet spreads at Makase for Christmas Day Brunch Buffet (Rp650,000/person) and sign up for a six-course modern Japanese dinner at SugarSand (Rp800,000/person) in the evening.
Bid farewell to 2022 with a style at Makase’s NYE Dinner Buffet (Rp1,100,000/person). Alternatively, celebrate at SugarSand with a six-course modern Japanese NYE dinner (Rp950,000/person) with dishes such as Tuna Tataki and Chicken Yakitori. Celebrate the new beginning at SugarSand with cocktails and a joyous countdown party.
For reservation, go to https://seminyak.hotelindigo.com/festive-2022
Guests are spoiled with options at this luxurious Nusa Dua’s beachfront resort. On 24 December, guests can join the Christmas Eve Buffet at Kwee Zen (Rp499,000/person) or a five-course degustation dinner at Cucina (Rp699,000/person). The same offer is also available for Christmas Day Brunch (Rp899,000/person). Whether at Kwee Zen or Cucina, indulge in a gourmet buffet while enjoying carols, live acoustic performance, and other entertainment. Join the New Year’s Eve Dinner (Rp999,000/person) for an unforgettable moment with your loved ones at Kwee Zen or Cucina. Find the full programme here.
For reservation, call +62 361 849 2888 or email H9078@sofitel.com
On 24 December, you are invited to feast on Balinese buffet dinner at Bejana Restaurant (Rp680,000/person), enjoy a wide variety of international buffet spread at Senses Restaurant (Rp700,000/person) or head to The Beach Grill for a four-course set dinner menu made of fresh seafood (Rp1,680,000/person).
The beachfront resort also offers a tantalising Christmas Day Brunch and Dinner, be it the Seaside Brunch at The Beach Grill (Rp750,000/person) or an Indonesian Buffet Night at Bejana Restaurant (Rp680,000/person).
For New Year’s Eve, guests are invited to celebrate the special evening at The Beach Grill with a four-course set menu (Rp1,700,000/person), enjoy a buffet dinner at Senses Restaurant (Rp1,200,000) or enjoy a flavourful Balinese buffet fare at Bejana Restaurant (Rp900,000/person). End 2022 at The Ritz-Carlton Lounge & Bar for a countdown party with bubbles and bites.
For reservation, call +62 361 849 8988
Have a Holly Jolly Christmas Eve dinner (Rp665,000 nett/person) at the resort’s signature restaurant, Stones Kitchen. The three-course set menu features premium steaks and seafood to satiate your palate. On 25 December, join the merriment for the Tis’ The Season to be Jolly Christmas Day Sunday brunch (Rp590,000 nett/person) at Big Fish Bar & Grill where seafood platter, foie gras, turkey, lamb leg, and many more are lavishly presented on the buffet stations.
Join The Greatest New Year Celebration – The Best New Year’s Eve Party (Rp1,988,000 nett/person) on 31 December. A sumptuous carnival-themed gala dinner, intimate performance by Sandhy Sondoro, and an array of entertainment are all part of the sparkling celebration.
For reservation, contact WhatsApp +62 811 3975 183