As December descends upon the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi comes alive with a myriad of festive and cultural events, making it a hub of excitement and revelry. From the holiday market 'Christmas Village' to Korean Gastronomy Week, the city offers a vibrant blend of international cultures and traditions.
'Christmas Village': A Holiday Market
Starting from December 9-10 at 214 Nguyen Xien Street, the 'Christmas Village' is a holiday market that invites citizens and visitors alike to explore over 50 stalls. These stalls are teeming with an array of items, including fashion, decor, and handmade products. Alongside shopping, the market promises fun activities such as balloon darts and photo booths. The best part? It's entirely free to attend.
Korean Gastronomy Week at InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72
Food enthusiasts can look forward to the InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72 hosting the Korean Gastronomy Week on December 8 and 9. The event will include a kimchi making class and a workshop on creating hangwa, a traditional Korean sweet. Although these culinary events are ticketed, they offer a unique opportunity to delve into the rich Korean gastronomy.
Music and Community Events
Music enthusiasts can mark their calendars for 'The Beatles night' on December 8 at Polygon Musik. This event is a celebration of John Lennon's legacy and a treat for Beatles fans. Additionally, MUJI is organizing a community market from December 8-10 at the MUJI Lotte Mall Tay Ho, offering local businesses a platform to sell their products without fees, a boon for the local economy.
Cinematic and Global Recognition
The French Cinema Rendez-vous will screen the film 'Alphaville' on December 9 at Galaxy Cinema Mipec Long Bien, a treat for cinema enthusiasts. To top it all, Hanoi has recently been recognized as the world's leading city break destination for 2023 at the World Travel Awards ceremony in Dubai, further cementing its position as a global cultural hub.