'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the island there were 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 2020 in style…
Happy Holidays Honeys!
Where to spend Christmas Eve 2019 in Bali
What: A luscious and festive “Feast of the Seven Fishes” seafood spread prepared in true Mediterranean-style, dished up to share to capture the spirit of the moment – conviviality, lavish hearty food, and of course, bubbles! There’ll be tuna crudo, black mussels, grilled prawns, Hippie Fish’s signature Seafood Fregola and so much more – with the option to level-up with a half lobster on the side. All of this with a live saxophone duo bringing the vibes.
Where: Hippie Fish – Ubud.
When: Tuesday 24th December 2019, from 5pm.
Price: IDR 499,000++ per person for food plus a welcome drink. Add on a free-flow standard alcohol package for IDR 490,000++, or IDR 990,000++ for premium alcohol. A bottomless infused-gin package is also available from IDR 250,000++.
What: On the night before Christmas on the Alila Seminyak beachfront, you and your loved ones can reunite for a four-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, along with plenty of other surprises and Christmas Eve treats.
Where: Seasalt – Seminyak.
When: Tuesday 24th December 2019, from 6pm
Price: IDR 590.000++ per person.
What: A magnificent six-course dinner with optional wine pairing at The Restaurant, enjoyed alongside captivating beachfront views and the sweet sounds of Christmas carols performed by a live violinist. The menu features lavish delicacies from near and far, including French duck, foie gras and a citrus yule log.
Where: The Restaurant at The Legian Seminyak, Bali – Seminyak.
When: Tuesday 24th December 2019, 7pm onwards
Price: IDR 1,250,000++ per person for dinner only, or IDR 1,950,000++ with wine pairing.
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.
Where: Cucina at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort – Nusa Dua.
When: Tuesday 24th December 2019, 6pm – 11pm.
Price: IDR 699,000++ per person. Add IDR 399,000++ for a drinks package or IDR 999,000++ for the premium package.
What: A traditional gala buffet of holiday classics. Think honey-roasted turkey from the carving trolley, Wagyu beef rump from the grill, sweet mustard-glazed ham and sumptuous river lobster, finished off with Artisanal European desserts like festive Stollen and Yule Log. The seductive sounds of a live jazz band and a Christmas choir will set the Christmassy scene.
Where: Boneka at The St Regis Bali Resort – Nusa Dua
When: Tuesday 24th December 2019, 6pm – 10pm.
Price: IDR 1,700,000 nett for adults and IDR 750,000 nett for children aged 3 – 12 years old.
What: A spectacular buffet spread that covers all continents! Think seven cooking theatres featuring festive dishes, from fresh Japanese sushi and sashimi to spicy Indian curries, refreshing Thai salads and sooo much more. There’s even a dessert wonderland, with a chocolate fountain, indulgent cakes, sweets and homemade ice creams.
Where: The Cafe at Mulia Bali – Nusa Dua.
When: Tuesday 24th December 2019, 12pm – 3pm or 6pm – 11pm.
Price: IDR 1,299,ooo++ per adult, or IDR 799,000 per child (3 – 8 years old)
What: A luxe eight-course tasting menu featuring some of Indonesia’s finest wild-caught seafood, skilfully paired with festive flavours and matched with fine wines.
Where: Mejekawi (upstairs at KU DE TA) – Seminyak.
When: Tuesday 24th December 2019, from 6pm.
Price: IDR 1,200,000++ for dinner only or IDR 2,000,000++ with wine pairing.
What: An four-courseItalian-style Christmas dinner amidst a romantic beachfront setting. Combining indulgence and the authentic flavours of Italy, expect creamy risotto with truffles, fresh tomatoes with burrata, and traditional turkey roulade.
Where: Pizzaria at Hyatt Regency Bali – Sanur.
When: Tuesday 24th December 2019, from 6pm.
Price: IDR 640,000++ per person including a welcome sparkling cocktail.
Keep your eyes peeled for more Christmas Eve dinners & announcements here – more TBA!