You’ve booked a trip to Bali for Christmas and New Year’s Eve and now you’d like to know what’s going. What are your options for a family lunch on Christmas day? How to bring in the New Year with a bang? Well we are going to tell you what’s happening for Christmas and NYE in Bali 2013-14.

Christmas Day

Bali has a myriad of great restaurants offering Christmas lunches. Choose from a buffet, set menu or fine dining with live music to cater for the whole family.

For those who prefer a more intimate setting, you can always prepare your own Christmas feast in the privacy of your own villa. Head to Carrefour or Bali Deli to stock up on various ingredients and recreate your home made recipes. You can even request your villa chef to prepare a Christmas lunch especially for you!

Scratch restaurant in Seminyak is hosting Rudolph’s Red Nose dinner. Enjoy a set menu including a tapas, Christmas pie, pavlova and yes to top it all off Let’s get you a refreshing cranberry mint mimosa to get this party started. Coffee with Bailey’s Irish Cream, that is, if you still have room for it. Rp 290,000 per person (AUD $30).

Finns Beach Club in Uluwatu has a fantastic lunch buffet with Dj between 12pm – 3pm on Christmas Day. Adults USD $61 ++ for Buffet or $90++ for the Buffet and free flowing drinks, children are $35 ++. You’ll have access to the private beach club and Santa gifts for all that book.

The Deck Seminyak is hosting a Christmas menu available Christmas day 12pm – 11pm. Enjoy a 3 course menu with turkey, roast beef, Christmas pudding and a glass of wine for each course. Adults Rp 450,000 ($45) and children Rp 225,000 ($25).

The SOS Supper Club on Christmas Eve is hosting a special six-course set dinner menu Rp 495,000 pp ($46) and wine degustation set menu Rp 795,000 pp ($74).

Wild Orchid Restaurant invites you to treat your family and friends with a delectable Christmas brunch Rp 495,000 pp ($46) and dinner Rp 395,000 pp ($37) with live music and dance performances as your company.

The Pan Pacific Nirvana Bali Resort invites you to celebrate Christmas in their elegant signature restaurants – Merica and Pool Grill. They are offering a lavish selection of Christmas buffet treats to embrace the joy of Christmas with friends and family. Merica – Christmas Eve Dinner is US $90++ per person and Christmas Day Dinner is US $80++ per person. Pool Grill – Christmas Eve Dinner is US $ 75++ per person and Christmas Day Dinner is US $65++ per person.

Uma by Como, Ubud invites you to celebrate Christmas with some unique Balinese culture and delicious Italian cuisine. For details, contact res.uma.ubud@comohotels.com

For your darling toddlers, Cubby House Kids Club in Seminyak is hosting a Christmas party on 22nd Dec, 2013 from 1pm-5pm. Entry is Rp 1,25,000 which includes food, drinks and games for kids. For booking, contact cubbyhousekids@semararesorts.com

New Year’s Eve

Kuta has the biggest nightclubs, great for anyone who wants to party all night. Good music, drinks and fireworks – all contribute to keep the party going into the early hours of the morning.

Seminyak restaurants and cafés host upscale parties for you to enjoy a lavish dinner and great cocktails. Some of the famous beachside venues to consider are Ku De Ta, Potato Head Beach Club, W Resort and Cocoon.

For a more relaxed New Year’s Eve, head to the quieter villages of Sanur or Ubud. The upscale resorts and private villas have their own entertainment events for NYE exclusively for their guests.

The roads in Seminyak, Kuta and Legian are congested and traffic comes to a standstill on NYE. So, it is advisable to find a place that’s within walking distance from your villa. Don’t even think about party-hopping from Seminyak to Kuta – you’ll end up counting down the final seconds of 2013 in a taxi!

Potato Head are celebrating the year that was 2013 with an 80s inspired Club Tropicana style party, next to the beach and under the stars. International Djs – Lady Flic (NZ), Yuki (JP), Dea (ID), Stuart Mac (UK), LBS (USA) and Denis (RUS); the tunes will be fresh, fruity and above all FUN. Strictly 18+ event, tickets are Rp 1 mil ($100). To purchase please email tickets@ptthead.com, for table and VIP reservations please email table.enquiries@ptthead.com. Be prepared to line up on the night if it’s anything like last year, super busy!

W Bali Hotel presents Dj Scarlett Etienne (UK) along with Mr. Sukamu, Damian Saint, Wayne Wonder, Nanda, Hugo Marti and Danny Fry throughout the night from 4pm to 4am in the Woobar and W Lounge. Free entry all night.

The Cocoon Beach Club, Seminyak is all set to bring 2013 to a spectacular end by going Bling! With a line-up of 6 international DJ’s, fire dancers, acrobats, stilt walkers and spectacular pyrotechnics show at midnight, this promises to become one of the hottest NYE-parties of Bali. For bookings, contact NYE2013@cocoon-beach.com.

Donbiu at Padma Resort Bali, Legian are hosting an NYE buffet dinner along with cultural and contemporary dancers with their two bands, Crazy Horse and Liokoustic. Rp 1.5mil pp ($139). For table reservations – dining@padmaresortbali.com

The Stones Hotel, Bali is hosting a Soul Party – a journey into the musical era of soul, motown, funk and disco along with an international sea food buffet. The party starts at 7.30 pm on 31st Dec, 2013. Rp 1.25mil ($125). For details, contact stephanie.jonatan@stoneshotelbali.com

The Townhouse, Seminyak is hosting a New Year’s Eve party with DJ Rob Keith from NYC. The dinner and lounge package is at RP 1.4 mil ($128). For bookings contact – reservations@thetownhousebali.com

 

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