'Twas the night before Xmas in Bali, when all through the island there were Christmas Eve dinners, gifts and festive events aplenty!
Because there’s no such thing as too much holiday cheer, here’s a roundup of the best place to spend Christmas Eve in Bali – from dinners to party ideas and festive events, here’s where to get your island celebrations started.
And psst! If you haven’t wrapped up the rest of your festive plans just yet, here’s our top picks for the best Christmas Day feasts in Bali, as well as the hottest New Year’s Eve parties and New Year’s Day brunches for ringing in 2021 in style…
Happy Holidays Honeys!
Where to spend Christmas Eve 2020 in Bali
One night only at The Howff Whisky Gin & Wine Bar
What: For one very special night only, The Howff Whisky Gin & Wine Bar at Batu Karang Lembongan Resort & Spa will temporarily reopen for some Christmas Eve festivities! This iconic island speakeasy will be slinging its fine gins, carefully crafted cocktails and whisky drams for festive lads and lassies, all with a direct view of Mount Agung.
Where: The Howff Whisky Gin & Wine Bar at Batu Karang Lembongan Resort & Spa – Nusa Lembongan.
When: 24th December 2020, 5pm – midnight.
Price: Free entry. Drinks prices according to the menu. No prior bookings necessary.
A foodie night market at W Bali – Seminyak
What: A fabulous ‘night market’ dinner at Fire, one of W Bali – Seminyak’s most decadent dining destinations. Served up market-style, you’ll find a festive feast featuring sumac-spiced lamb shoulder, Christmas turkey and fresh-from-the-net seafood. Psst – you won’t wanna miss the sweets cave either!
Where: W Bali – Seminyak.
When: 24th December 2020, 6pm – 10pm.
Price: From IDR 600,000++ per person.
Christmas at KYND
What: An all-you-can-eat vegan buffet with all your fave plant-based KYND signatures. There’ll also be live music, Christmas decor, and optional free-flow wine and cocktails for three hours!
Where: KYND Community – Seminyak.
When: 24th December 2020, 5pm – 10pm.
Price: IDR 250,000++ for food only, or IDR 500,000++ for food and 3 hours of free-flow drinks. IDR 150,000++ for kids.
A Coconut Christmas at The Coconut Hut
What: A traditional Christmas Eve two-course lunch or dinner under the swaying palms of The Coconut Hut. Sip on a glass of wine, beer or a cocktail on arrival before tucking into the famous succulent roast chicken, or a delish vegan nut loaf. Expect all the trimmings, like rosemary & garlic potatoes, caramelised pumpkin, minty peas and a rich, full-flavoured gravy. Then for dessert, choose from a traditional Christmas trifle, or a vegan chia coconut pudding with a cinnamon and berry compote.
Where: The Coconut Hut – Nusa Lembongan
When: 24th December 2020, 6pm – 10pm.
Price: IDR 225,000 per person.
A coastal Christmas Eve at Seasalt
What: On the night before Christmas on the Alila Seminyak beachfront, you and your loved ones can reunite for a five-course Coastal Christmas feast by the beach – traditional mulled wine and festive cocktails included! The Seasalt chefs will be dishing up this very special degustation dinner to the sultry sounds of Lydia Rose singing Christmas carols with a backing track of the waves out yonder. Santa will also be making an appearance to up the holly-jolly spirit.
Where: Seasalt – Seminyak.
When: Tuesday 24th December 2020, from 6pm
Price: IDR 750,000++ per person.
A degustation dinner at Cucina
What: A five-course degustation dinner with special Christmas cocktails and mocktails. The dinner will be serenaded by cheerful tunes from a live acoustic band who’ll roam around the dining room to spread the festive spirit. There’s also be photos with Santa, and a children’s choir.
Where: Cucina at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort – Nusa Dua.
When: Tuesday 24th December 2020, 6pm – 11pm.
Price: IDR 699,000++ per person. And this Christmas Eve, four can dine for the price of two!
What: A magnificent multi-course Christmas Eve dinner with optional wine pairing at The Restaurant, enjoyed alongside captivating beachfront views and the sweet sounds of a live pianist. The menu will feature lavish delicacies from near and far, including French foie gras, Hokkaido scallops and steamed barramundi.
Where: The Restaurant at The Legian Seminyak, Bali – Seminyak.
When: Tuesday 24th December 2020, 7pm onwards
Price: IDR 950,000++ per person for dinner only, or IDR 1,700,000++ with wine pairing.