It’s the most wonderful time of the year again, where Christmas decorations are hung up and many reflect on the past year in time for their upcoming resolutions. Although Kuala Lumpur may be lacking the snow amidst the tropical heat, the traditions of celebrating the holidays remain largely the same. With various events and activities taking place in the city, we have rounded up four ideas for you to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Kuala Lumpur!
1. Visit a bazaar
With the holiday season just around the corner, retail stores will have an abundance of sales for shoppers to enjoy huge savings. That being said, there are also a number of bazaars with small knick-knacks as well as unique and handcrafted items that make perfect gifts for the holidays! Only a five-minute walk from our hotel, LINC KL will be hosting a bazaar for the Christmas season and you can find a wonderland of booths selling a variety of treats from 29 November until 1 December 2019.
Click here for more information on the Linc KL’s Christmas Bazaar.
2. Meet Santa Claus
Santa Claus is coming to town – literally! Father Christmas will be hosting a meet and greet session every weekend for the month of December, where your little ones can tell him about how good they’ve been this year and what they have penned down on their Christmas wish list. There are also a number of exciting festive performances happening during the week to put you in a jolly good mood, such as caroling, ballet as well as a marching band!
Click here for more information on Suria KLCC’s festive performances.
3. Enjoy festive oriental specials at Tao Chinese Cuisine and Tatsu Japanese Restaurant
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur’s acclaimed restaurants, Tao Chinese Cuisine and Tatsu Japanese Restaurant, are known for their traditional Chinese and Japanese delicacies. Especially for the holidays, you can enjoy Tatsu Japanese Restaurant’s festive Kaiseki set menu with dishes including Tako Yawarani, Grilled Jumbo Prawn Cheese Mentaiko with Lemon and more. If you are wanting to host a bigger celebration with your loved ones, Tao Chinese Cuisine will surely satisfy your appetite with their Christmas Festive Sharing Menu with dishes such as Roasted Duck, Deep Fried Oysters with Mango Salsa and more.
Click here to find out more about their festive oriental specials.
4. Watch the fireworks
Mark the end of an eventful year and begin your new and exciting one as you watch Kuala Lumpur’s New Year’s Eve fireworks. Only a mere nine-minute walk for our hotel, one of the most popular places locals and travelers flock to is KLCC Park. Here, you can enjoy a spectacular fireworks display against the Petronas Twin Towers, which only a short walking distance away from our hotel. The park also transforms into a concert venue where you can party to tunes from local and international artists, or you can take a walk to the many bars, restaurants and cafés nearby and grab a bite whilst waiting for the midnight hour.
5. Indulge in a festive buffet at Serena Brasserie
For those looking to taste a world of flavours, Serena Brasserie offers a wide buffet spread with both local and international flavours for breakfast, lunch as well as dinner. This year, you can enjoy their enchanting Christmas buffet featuring a delicious spread of traditional Christmas delights such as Yule Logs, Roast Turkey with Yorkshire Pudding, and more! They are also offering a special New Year’s Eve buffet with Wagyu Striploin, Angel Hair Mussel Laksa, as well as decadent desserts for the perfect ushering of the New Year. Your little ones can join in the fun at the kid’s corner, where they can be entertained with our decorative cupcake activity!
As many of these events will be happening within the city centre, we recommend booking a hotel in the heart of Kuala Lumpur for your convenience. Lucky for you, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur is strategically located nearby the city’s hotspots and you can enjoy great savings for your holiday getaway. Save up to 30% off our rooms with our IHG Cyber Sale promotion when you book now until 17 December 2019!
If it is your first time visiting the Malaysian capital, fret not! We have a variety of guides and recommendations for you, with a quick public transport guide for those looking to travel around as well as a list of unique souvenirs for you to bring home from your time in Kuala Lumpur!
From everyone at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!