Community Happenings

Send in your Community Happenings

Community Happenings is an opportunity for all clubs, businesses, hotels, restaurants and entertainment outlets to inform the Chiang Mai Mail’s readers what new “happenings” are coming up.
Send us your happenings by email to: [email protected] or by fax to 053 260 738
or stop by the office at Chiang Mai Mail Publishing Co., Ltd., 209/5 Moo6, T.Faham, A.Muangchiang Mai, Chiang Mai 50000
Deadline is Wednesday at 6 pm


Support and Information Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the YMCA’s Nawarat Room. Info: 084-485-0100, email [email protected]

Al-anon: Support group open to those affected by alcoholism in a relative or friend. Every Saturday, 4:00-5:00 p.m, Seven Fountains, 97 Huey Kaew Rd. Info: 087-300-4668, www., or email: [email protected]

Co-dependants Anonymous: Support group for those having problems with healthy relationships with others. Every Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Seven Fountains, 97 Huey Kaew Rd. Info: 085-863-9898

Nicotine Anonymous:  Meets Wednesday and Saturday, 1 p.m., Building 11, behind McCormick Hospital.  Info. 086-194-6300 or 081-027-6836.

LYC Chiang Mai: Social group for Asian/Western gay men and lesbians. Info and events: email [email protected]

Chiang Mai Friends Group: There will be no Friends meeting in December, due to clashes with the high number of other events at this festive time of year. The next meeting will be a celebration of the group’s second anniversary in January 22, 2010. A ‘Pot Luck’ evening is planned, suggestions and ideas for this very special event can be sent to Chiangmaifriends or 053-206121.

Chiang Mai Expats Club: 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. for 10.30, Shangri-La Hotel. 80 baht per member.

Informal Northern Thai Group: Monthly meeting with talk at Alliance Française, Charoenprathet Road. Info:

The Royal British Legion, Chiang Mai. Social meetings 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month, 7 p.m. at The Olde Bell British Pub on Loi Khroh Road.

Not just for UK ex-servicemen and women, but for anyone who supports the Legion’s aims and objectives. New members welcome.

Dutch community in Chiang Mai: Evening get-together every 1st Tuesday of the month, Nederlandse Vereniging Thailand. Begins 7 p.m, everybody welcome, at: Hollanda Montri Guesthouse, 365 Charoenrat Rd. Chiang Mai, 50000 Thailand. Info: [email protected]

The U.S. Consulate encourages all American citizens to register with the US Consulate General.  Please visit to register and/or update your current information. American Citizens are reminded that all services are provided by appointment only. To make an appointment or view additional information on our services, please visit our website at    



Hash House Groups: Social runners, third Sunday each month, 1 p.m. Secret trail, drinks and food. Info: [email protected] or 084-780-6459.

The Gentleman’s Club: The Pub, first Monday of the month. Beer and a roast lunch. Info: 053-211-550, email thepub

Dining Out Group: Once a fortnight, alternating between Western and Asian food. 100 baht - 500 baht per head..Info and reservations:diningoutcnx 

Chiang Mai Readers & Book Discussion Group: Monthly over lunch to discuss a previously agreed book. All welcome. [email protected].

The Chiang Mai International Women’s Book Club: Group of English speaking book lovers. 7 p.m, last Monday of month. Info: christa

Soroptimists International Chiang Mai: Professional women’s group, monthly at the Amari Rincome Hotel. New members welcome. Info: cory

The Chiang Mai Computer Club: Tuesdays 1 p.m. at Tuskers Bar. Info: 087-180-4665.

Chiang Mai Bicycle Club: Every Sunday, 7 a.m, Thapae Gate. Info:

The Textile Art Group: First Friday of month at the Raintree Centre opposite Narawat Bridge. Weaving, batik, embroidery, etc. Info: cmtextilesgroup

Travel Club: Monthly at Tuskers.Info:dorothy.engmann

Chiang Mai Chess Club: 7pm, Wednesdays, The Pub, on Huay Kaew Rd. All welcome. Info: John on 085-7109-926.

Critical Mass Chiang Mai Bicycle Ride - Everyone on a bike, unicycle, skateboard, or roller-blades is invited to join the ride, beginning at 8:30 p.m. at Thapae Gate on the last Friday of every month to celebrate cycling and assert cyclists’ right to the road.  Short ride around Chiang Mai with drinks to follow. Info: [email protected]

Miss Chiang Mai Motor Show 2009 will be organised at from December 18-27, at Arena Hall, Big C Supermarket, Donchan branch on Chiang Mai-Lampang superhighways, Chiang Mai.

Charities and Special Events

Acoustic Winter Song: by Montfort String Orchestra Style Live Music Orchestra at CMU Art Center.December 26 at 5pm.

Benefit Concert for “Joop Jang” at Baan Piranan. To sponsor “Joop Jang” a 6 year old Cerebral Palsy child who has no sponsor. Baan Piranan has taken her in and is bearing the costs but cannot afford to.Baan Piranan is home care for children with severe cerebral palsy. Paul Schoenkopf is donating the use of his home. Don Slepian, an American Keyboard Artist, will be presenting a program of live Electronic Classical Music. You can hear a sample of his music on his website, Don Slepian’s Live Electronic Classical Music Show. The Home of Paul Schoenkopf and Sarawut (Nop) Sriwichai: 175/2 Santitham Road, Chang Puak. Directly across the street from the YMCA International Hotel. The corner house with the yard. Free admission/donations encouraged. Saturday, February 13, 2009 7:30PM

Care for Dogs urgently needs both Thai and Western volunteers for their new stall at the Sunday Walking Street Market, which will help to raise funds for the shelter’s ever-increasing needs. Volunteers will be selling Care for Dogs merchandise, collecting donations and spreading public awareness of Care for Dogs. Please contact Care for Dogs at teresa

Million Can Lids Build Artificial Legs #2: collecting aluminium for the Artificial leg foundation, donate at Mr.Pitak Suiluang at Nextpro Institute.

‘Bike for Elephants’ tour in Northern Thailand. Two days of adventure and fun biking through the Mae Tang valley, in Chiang Mai province.This event will raise much needed funds for the Elephant Nature Park and create awareness about the plight of Thai elephants. The Elephant Nature Park, in a beautiful mountain range north of Chiang Mai, is a safe home to rescued elephants that were previously neglected. February 6 and 7, http://www.

JJ Chiang Mai Festival # 5 : Products from the Royal projects in the outlets such as Thammachad shop, Doitung coffee , Mae Fah Luang shops, Phu Fah Shop. Many of the other activities. From December 4- 31 at 10:30 am to 8:30 pm at JJ Market. 053-231520.

Annual Rose Show: presented by the Chiang Mai Rose Growers Group December 25 – 27, 2009  There are Rose exhibitions of Chulalongkorn rose and Chao Dara-rasmi, roses of the Phuping Palace, roses from the Royal Project, cut-roses from different growing areas, English Roses, new varieties of roses hybridized in Thailand. There are also lots of competitions such as; cut-roses and Potted Roses, Flower arrangements, Paintings by school children. Demonstrations of propagation (budding), rose-drying in silica are available. Don’t miss “Tips on rose growing and ‘Rose Clinic’ for counsel on rose problems. From 9.00-7 pm. At J.J. Market, Asdathon Rd., Chiang Mai. For more information Tel. 08 1472 0242.

Bantawai International Woodcarving Fair December 29 to January 3. Feature new design of woodcarving products, Lanna lanterns exhibitions and Light & Sound performance. 9:00 am to 9:00 pm at Bantawai Village, Khun Kong Sub-District, Hang Dong District, Chiang Mai. For more information call 053-433074, 08 1882 4882.

The 2nd Chai Prakarn Tulip Blooming Festival: December 31- 4 January. Enjoy colorful tulip blooming together with 18 hill tribes’ cultural performances, hill tribe beauty contest, and tribal sports competition. Pha Daeng Village, Moo 6, Nhong Bua Sub-District, Chai Prakarn, Chiang Mai.

The 8th Ping Hang Cultural Preservation Festival: December 24-27. There are local wines and Lanna sausages tasting, cultural and music performances, Art Performances of U-Mong Sub-District, parade at the opening ceremony and local product fair. Ping Hang Riverside (Ping Hang Cultural Center).

Muang Lhee Historical Preservation Festival: December 24-28. This festival is composed of light and sound and cultural performances, Muang Lhee Historical Exhibition and local products fair. Wang Din Sub-District Cultural Center from 4 pm onward.

Chiang Mai Count Down 2009, December 31. This celebration is in cooperation between Chiang Mai Provincial Administrative Organization, Chiang Mai Municipality and Tourism Authority of Thailand, Chiang Mai Office to commemorate moments happiness throughout the year of 2010. Think Park, Rincome Intersection and Tha Pae Gate.

Tourism Authority of Thailand presents Mini Light & Sound Nopburi Sri Nakorn Ping Chiang Mai Performance on every third Saturday of December 2009 and January, February, March and April 2010 at 7.00 pm./Thai Version and at 8.00 p.m./English Version. Tickets (299 baht/person) are available TAT Chiang Mai Office Tel. 053-248604, 053-248607 and Chiang Mai College Dramatic Arts Tel. 053-271596.

Rajapruek Garden 2009: Festival of Million Flora” Flowers and music in the garden. December 19 to January 31 at Royal Flora Ratchapruek.

19th Chiang Mai Motor Show: Car exhibition, Off Road, Gymkhana car racing, audio car contest, Miss Northern Motor Show contest, car clinic, and more. Big C arena Donjun. December 18-27. 0-5380-0800.

The 2nd Mae Win Tourism Promotion Fair: The opening highlights will be parades of elephants, boat rafts , OTOP groups of products, three hill tribal groups, and tourism related businesses. Chiang Mai Governor Amornphan Nimanant will preside over the opening of the tourism fair at 1.00 p.m. on Dec 18. December 18-20, at the Economic Community Learning and OTOP Center in Tambon Mae Win, Mae Wang District, Chiang Mai.

The 1st CMU Art Center Winter Song Festival from December 2009 to March 2010 and the Musical Performance (Classic, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Indy, World Music, and Live Music) at CMU Art Center.

Exhibitions and concerts

Nay Myo Say exhibition: famous Burmese artist (and friend of Ajan Win Min), Nay Myo Say has a solo exhibit at Suvan­nabhumi Gallery, to December 25. http://www.suvannabhumi

“Patterns, Passages and Prayers: Traditional Culture of the Golden Triangle.” which will be launched at the Tamarind Village Hotel, with a splashy opening event with live music, December 20, running through April 30 2010.

Images of Asia: 14 oil impressionist paintings on exhibit by Yuth Suripong. Tita Gallery Mae Rim until 7th January.

The Splendour of Nature by Charoon Boonsuan: at the 116 Art Gallery, 94-120 Chareon Muang Road. T.Wat-Gate, until January 31. 053-302-111

American Documentary Showcase: See America from different (camera) angles. Open-air— star-roof 7:00 p.m. Rooftop, Media Arts and Design, Nimman Rd. (Chiang Mai University Art Center) .. Dec. 24 Made in LA. December  Location: CMU http://chiangmai FREE admission.

Galerie Panisa is staging the 10th exhibition on painting arts by Sa-ngiam Yarangsee 2009 until January 4, 2010. At Galerie Panisa, Mahidol Road. Open daily from 9.00 a.m. to  6.00 p.m. Closed on Sundays. Tel. 053 202-779 for more information.

Piano Recital by Lisa Caliri and Pamela Prasarttongosoth: D & M Music Studio will present a classical piano recital performed by Lisa Caliri and Pamela Prasarttongosoth. Featuring works of Chopin, Schumann and Barber. Tuesday, January 5 , 2010 at 7 p.m. at AUA Language Center Chiangmai on Rajdamnern Road. Tickets are 300 baht, 200 Baht for students available by calling 081-682-8000 or at the door.

Japan Design Today 100: The Japan Foundation, in cooperation with Chiang Mai University Art Center and CNX Art Connex proudly present a unique design exhibition from Japan which will represent the finest of Japanese designs from 1990s o the present.Chiang Mai University Nimmarnhaemin Rd.. January 8-21, closed Mondays and National holidays from 9 am to 5 pm. Opening Ceremony will be on Friday January 8 at 6 pm.

The Northern Guitar Society Thailand Presents Guitar Variety Concert 2009. Music by Bach, Barrios, Rodrigo,Villa-Lobos and more.Tuesday, December 22 at 7:15PM at AUA Auditorium, 24 Rajadamnern Rd.150 baht at the door. Reservations: Manoon 081 8855835, Tae 086 656 5768. Karn 083 861 4369, Dio 081 6723940.

Master’s Piano Recital by Remi Namtep at Payap University, Saisuree Hall. January 9 at 7:30 pm.

Don Slepian’s Live Electronic Classical Music Show. Thursday, February 11 at 7:00PM. Payap University, Kaew Narawat Campus, Across from McCormick Hospital. Music School.l Room SW201.

Alliance Francaise January films: January 8, 8 pm. Le Pere Noel est une ordure (1981).. Friday January 15 8pm: Quand tu descendras du ciel (2003).  Friday January 22 8 pm Les Soeurs Fachees (2004)Friday January 29 8 pm: Mon petit doigt m’a dit:

No valid matters,a painting exhibition by Kade javana­likikorn. December 12-29 at the CMU Art Center, Chiang Mai University.Open 9 am to 5 pm. 053-218280, 053-944833 for more information.

Open Mike night every Tuesday at the North Gate Jazz Co-Op. Starts at 10 p.m. Chang Puak Gate.


Networking Evening: rescheduled for January 14 at the Shangri-La. Please be sure to mark your calendar for this important business networking event!AA Insurance Brokers Co. Ltd and Networking One invite you to these eventsfrom 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. at the Shangri-.La Hotel. A great opportunity for business professionals and individuals alike to meet, network and exchange views in a social environment. Guests are encouraged to bring along colleagues and business associates to take full advantage of the event. Cost 300 baht, including beer, wine and canapés.

Amari Rincome Hotel, Chiang Mai will present a “Saturday Night – Seafood Buffet” at the hotel’s small pool on every Saturday evening between 6.00 p.m. and 10.00 p.m., starting from November 7 onwards.  The special price is just 499 baht net per person.

Rio Restaurant at RatiLanna Spa Resort, Changklan road,  offers a special offer for their Brazilian BBQ Buffet, grilling with a taste of the skewer, “Come 4 and Pay for 3”. Daily from 6 pm to midnight until January 31.

Authentic Thai – every Tuesday & Wednesday at Dusit D2 Moxie. Experience authentic regional Thai cuisine in the modern setting of Moxie restaurant. Chef Chalong will create original Thai delights with the freshest ingredients that bring a unique taste to every dish. The menu will feature Som-tum, Pad Thai, Kanom Jeen, assorted curries, spicy salads and a dessert station. All tables of 6 receive a complimentary bottle of hotel selected wine (red/white). Adults 699 baht net, children 350 baht net, under 3 years old dine free. Dusit Wine & Dine members special, come 4 pay 3. Starting at 6:30 pm. Until 23 December 2009.

illy HOURS at LATITUDE 18. One price for any coffee on the menu. illycaffé, Europe’s most authentic, quality, and creative premium coffee brand. Latitude 18 provides a unique coffee culture at only THB 99 for any coffee on the illy menu during 2-4 pm daily.Available at Le Méridien Chiang Mai’s Newly Developed Coffee Culture. Latitude 18 is located at Level Lobby, For more information or to make a reservation, please call +66 5325 3666 or visit www.

Courses, classes, educational opportunities

Chiang Mai University’s Language Institute is offering a new non-profit multi-skill volunteer teaching programme which includes a Non-Imm. ‘O’visa. Volunteers can be placed in schools, hospitals, etc, according to qualifications and experience. Tailor-made placements in any field; commitment of at least 4 hours per week. Placement and visa fee requested to cover expenses. For more details, or if your school or organisation needs volunteers, please email Carmen on [email protected]

Art classes at ArtSpace on 7: Short courses given by a highly qualified and experienced artist, fees include materials. Info: [email protected]

Reiki training courses: all levels. Info: [email protected] or www.

Free salsa lessons Mondays at the Latin Club, Nimman­haemin Soi 6.

Bar Basal Workshop: opens new ways of expression concerning body conscience, room orientation and non – verbal communication. Also it can lead to a special kind of performance: there is an interactive playing between the performer and the guest. December 27, 2009 Time 9.30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Thepsiri Gallery (Soi Wat Umong, Chiang Mai) Admission fee: 100 THB/person (Student 80 THB) (Lunch and afternoon break included). For more information : Tel.  087 579 0009 Email: cnxartconnex http://cnxartconnex


The Gymkhana Club is looking for competent singles tennis players for Monday nights; also competent doubles players for Tuesday and Friday nights and competent, competitive doubles players for Wednesday nights. 4:00pm to 6:30pm, 80 baht walk-in fee for non members. Info: Michael at 087-1887414 or Ian at 086-1951753

Chiangmai International Taekwondo: All ages taught in your own home, private lessons by World Master Tom Zuza, 7th Dan. Info: 083-276-2013/083-475-1752, email [email protected]

Tai Chi Classes: Experienced Tai Chi Sifu gives lessons. Info: 084-600-5268, email [email protected]

Tai Chi Classes: Chen style Tai Chi classes for beginners, Mondays Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Hillside 4 Condos, 4th floor, exercise room. Info: 089-955-5350, or www. Private classes also available.

Karate Practice: Monday/Wednesday 5.30 p.m, Free. CMU’s Student Services building. Karatedo Fed. Wado-kaj karate. Info: [email protected]

Chiang Mai Rock Climbing Adventures has launched a new program offering 20 percent discounts on outdoor equipment.  There will also be rock climbing technique and equipment demonstrations, a pull up contest, rocking climbing contest, and cave demonstrations. For more details, please call 053-207-102 , or email : [email protected],  , or contact the office at 55/3 Ratcha­pakinai Rd, tambon Phra Sigh, Muang District, Chiang Mai 50100.

Quiz nights

Mondays: Tuskers’ Bar: Info: call Chas on 087-811-4665, or

Tuesdays: The Olde Bell, 8.30 p.m. Call 087-811-9468, email [email protected]

Thursdays: UN Irish Pub. Call 053-214-554

Fridays: The Pub. 8 p.m. Call Grahame on 053-211-550

Monthly at the Garden Bar: Starts 8 p.m. Email [email protected]

Religion and Spirituality

Baha’i Faith - What is it? Why is it fresh and important? New topics. Monthly, 9th and 19th, at 1110 Nakornping Condos, 2.45 p.m. Info: Mike or Rose on 087-305-4006, Sri Sathya Sai Baba, spiritual master. Study and discussion group for Chiang Mai devotees. Info: Bob at 084-9034325, 053-291272 , 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Meditate with the Green Papaya Sangha in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:00 pm at the Yoga Studio 65/1 Arak Road.  Beginners welcome. Info: greenpapaya [email protected]

Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Foundation holds Experience in Meditation every Saturday 3 p.m-4:30 p.m. at 218/6 Chotana Rd. 053-214-904.

Christmas Dinners/New Years Eve Specials

Christmas Eve Gala Buffet Dinner at Akaligo, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Hotel: Gear up for the culinary delights of Christmas, with the Christmas Eve Gala Buffet Dinner at Akaligo Restaurant. Tuck into a scrumptious selection of festive dishes such as roasted turkey and all the trimmings, priced at THB 5,500* per person adult/ THB 1,650* per person child aged under 12 including a one hour pre-dinner cocktail. 24th December 2009 8 pm to 10:30 pm at Akaligo Restaurant 

Christmas Day Jazz Brunch at Akaligo:  Dine on festive fare and relax to the sounds of live jazz at Akaligo Restaurant’s Christmas Day Brunch Buffet priced at THB 1,600* per person adult/ THB 480* per person child aged under 12. 

Along with the buffet, a kid’s corner will keep the younger fans happy. Santa Claus will also stop by. 25th December 2009 12 noon to 3 pm. At Akaligo Restaurant For table reservations, please call 053 888 888 ext. 8878 . All prices are subject to 17.7% service charge and government tax. Dine In Style members are entitled to a 20% discount for Christmas Eve Gala Buffet Dinner and Lanna Mystique Gala Dinner.

Christmas Eve Buffet at Moxie at D2:  The buffet will feature assorted seafood on ice, an oyster bar, festive sushi + sashimi, roast butter ball turkey, prime rib Australian beef and all those mouthwatering divine sweet goodies. Santarina’s and a live trio band (piano, flute + violin) will entertain. inner buffet from 6.30pm onwards. 2,299 baht net – Adults (inclusive of free-flow 7 cascine prosecco,nv). 1,799 baht net – Adults. 899 baht net – Children. Children age 3 and below dine with our compliments. Dusit Wine & Dine members enjoy 20% discount. 

Christmas Day Buffet at Moxie at D2: a specially created lunch buffet; featuring a selection of Dim Sum, sushi + sashimi, fresh shucked New Zealand oysters and a roast turkey carvery. With live harp + flute performance. Lunch buffet from 11.30am onwards. 1,999 baht net – adults (inclusive of free-flow Rosso di Montalcino Banfi, 2005, Italy and Frienz Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2008, nz). 1,499 baht net– adults, 750 baht net – children. Children age 3 and below dine with our compliments. Dusit Wine & Dine members enjoy 20% discount. 

New Years Eve at Moxie at D2: seafood buffet with live jazz. The delectable menu will feature stations of ocean harvest, caviar with flavored vodka’s, foie gras, peking duck and a majestic dessert selection. Dinner buffet from 7.30pm onwards.  5,599 baht net – adults (inclusive of a glass of Moet & Chandon + free-flow “The Pump”, shiraz-cabernet sauvignon, 2008, Australia and “The Pump”, chardonnay,  2008, Australia). 4,599 baht net – adults (inclusive of a glass of Moet & Chandon).  2,299 baht net – children. Children age 3 and below dine with our compliments.

New Year’s Eve Cuba Libre Night - After New Year’s Eve dinner, make your way to Mix Bar at D2 where DJ Sunzone, a talented DJ and music producer will introduce a brand new genre to Chiang Mai’s night scene.  Party rocks from 9.30pm onwards. Tokens @ 500 baht net per person include a Cuba Libre cocktail + 1 choice of house cocktails or hotel selected wine (red/white). For further information and reservations, please call 053-999-999 or email:  d2cm

Khaem Saen Restaurant at Prince Khum Paya Resort & Spa : 6 course Christmas Eve dinner with smoked salmon, ham, and traditional Christmas puddings. 1,399 net with wine, 899 net with soft drinks. 7 pm to 1 am at the Khum Paya Resort & Spa. 053-415-555 for reservations.

New Years Eve Golden Oldies Dance at Khaem Saen Restaurant: Thai Fusion and International Buffet dinner, cocktail. 2,500 baht net for a couple, 1,500 baht net for one person, 1,00 baht for children 4-11.Khum Paya Resort & Spa. 053-415-555 for reservations.

Christmas Eve Buffet at Kad Kafe, Shangri-La Hotel: Santa Claus, festive music and an unlimited buffet of Christmas fare. From 699 baht per person

Christmas Day Buffet at Kad Kafe, Shangri-La Hotel:  Santa Claus and Santa Rita entertain the kids, enjoy international favorites at the Christmas buffet. Lunch for 699 per person (includes use of the pool) and dinner for 549 baht per person. The Silapa Lounge will be open with a live DJ for some after dinner partying. From 6 pm to 1 am.

New Years Eve at Kad Kafe, Shangri-La Hotel: BBQ Buffet lunch, includes use of the pool for 549 baht per person . Buffet dinner with sparkling wine, fireworks and Kom Loy poolside display for 1400 baht per person. The Silapa Thai Lounge will have a 70’s Disco themed night beginning from 6 pm to 1 am, free entry.

New Year’s Day, Kad Kafe, Shangri-La Hotel, offers a BBQ buffet and pool use for 549 baht per person. 053-253-888 for reservations.

Bake N Bite: Christmas special lunch from11.30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Christmas Buffet Dinner 5 - 7 p.m. and 7.30 - 9.30 p.m. (Changklan Road. location only). They also will cook and bake for you. For booking please call: 053 820 761 or Gai: 081 882 9545 *Please order 3 days in advance.

Christmas Day Promotion at Art Café: Turkey and the fixings 360 baht per person or 230 baht for children under 12. A special full set including a glass of wine, and soup or salad for 450 baht. Open daily 11 a.m. until closing.

Christmas Eve at the Latest Recipe, Le Meridien Chiang Mai: International buffet for 1,200 per person net, or 1,900 baht per person net with a bottle of wine.

Christmas Eve at La Favola, Le Meridien Chiang Mai: Authentic Italian cuisine, with   superb delicious set menu at THB 1,500 net per person.

Christmas Day Lunch at the Latest Recipe Le Meridien Chiang Mai: 950 baht net per person or 1,650 net per person with a bottle of wine.

New Year’s Eve Gala Buffet Dinner at the Latest Recipe or Favola, Le Meridien Chiang Mai. Get yourself into the spirit, join our New Year Party celebration the city of Lanna  choose your favorite International buffet or authentic Italian buffet both with a huge buffet selection of deliciously spicy local specialties. THB 4,000 net person including half bottle of wine and free flow soft drinks.

Op Garden, Le Méridien Chiang Mai: Absolut Vodka presents ABSOLUT 2010 COUNTDOWN at private outdoor venue with DJ and open bar from 10 pm to 2 am, 505 baht net per person including free flow Absolut Vodka.

Christmas Eve Party Night at the RatiLanna Riverside Spa Resort: Rio Restaurant and Bar, with appetizers, grill and pasta station, and a present from Santa Claus. 999 baht net per person with one glass of wine or 2,500 baht net per person with a specially selected bottle of wine. 6 pm to midnight, 053-999-333.

New Year’s Eve Party at Riverside Lawn RatiLanna Riverside Spa Resort: International buffet, free flow drinks, live band, party giveaways, fireworks. 8pm to 1am, 4,999 baht net per person. 053-999-333.

Chistmas & New Year Promotion at the Mercure Hotel: Christmas Eve Turkey buffet 950 baht net, Christmas Day Buffet with oysters and turkey, 420 baht net, New Years Eve International buffet 1,150 baht.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner at The House: Set 4 course menu includes turkey or lamb, 1590 baht per person + 10% service. Vegetarian option available. Local childrens choir singing Christmas Carols during dinner. After dinner the band will play Christmas favourites with a free flow Warm Red Wine Punch. For further details or reservations 053419011 or 0897551395.

Christmas Eve at Nimman Bar and Grill: Christmas Buffet dinner with turkey and carollers. 850++ Baht and children under 12 years get 50% off. 0-5322-2111, 0-5340-0877. www.

Icy Xmas Party at Club Martini: Ice sculptures, ice luge shots, Secret Santa gift exchange at 10:30 pm, bring a cool and funky gift to exchange. December 25, Tawan Trendy Mall. 086-431-7250.

Christmas Dinner at Tiger Tiger: Turkey or Salmon, 2 sittings available at 1pm and 4pm. Seats are limited so please book early. Christmas Party from 8pm. With free buffet and plenty of festive cheer. 0823370227.

Christmas Dinner at Centara Duangtawan Christmas Eve dinner buffet at the Marco Polo restaurant from 6pm to 10:30 pm. Adults 450 baht, children 230 baht. Christmas Day set menu at Tawan Restaurant, from 6 pm to 10:30 pm. 550 baht adults 280 baht for children.Special Christmas menu at Marco Polo, from 6 pm to 10:30 pm, adults 550 baht, children 280 baht.053 905000 Ext. 3227 for reservations.

New Year’s Eve Gala at the Duangtawan Pavillion: 4th floor, Centara Duangtawan Hotel. Oriental themed buffet, live music, fortune tellers and fireworks. 6:30 pm to 1am. 2000 net per person 1000 net per child. 053 905000 Ext. 3203

LYC Chiang Mai Christmas Buffet:Christmas Brunch Buffet at the Mercure Hotel on Thursday Friday 25, 11:30am. 420 Baht net. If you are planning to attend, please email [email protected] to reserve your place.

Le Meridien Chiang Rai is offering a Christmas Eve buffet for 1,200 baht at the restaurant The Latest Recipe and 1,400 baht at Favola. hristmas Day Brunch from noon, at The Latest Recipe for 1,600 baht or 4,000 baht for the family package, free flowing wine.

Le Meridien Chiang Rai is having a New Year’s Eve gala dinner for 3,999 net per person and a New Year’s Day brunch from noon for 799 per person or 999 with free flowing wine.