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Breakfast with Santa, normally held at Gymkhana but at Promenada this year. December 15. Various activities for the kids will be provided by [email protected], SF Cinema and ToysRUs. Venue: Promenada Resort Mall Time: 9 am to 12 noon Ticket price: Baht 400 per person. [email protected]

Beerniversary! Beer Republic 1st Anniversary.15. Beer Club members buy one get one free. Favorite Belgian beers, great food. Nimmanhaemin soi 11

An Outdoor charity music concert in Chiang Rai to benefit Magic Beam featuring Chiangrai youth orchestra, silapakorn repertory wind ensemble together with Le Petit band led by Dome Thewtong – from 3.30pm until 7pm.  spiamphongsant December 29

Big Day Out at Yummy Pizza: 1st Sunday of every month. Live music and BBQ. 176 M 3 Mae Hia. 080 1222561

Chiang Mai Softball.: Every Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm We have bats and gloves… just need you!

Hash House Harriers: CH4 (Happy Hash). Mixed family hash runs every Sunday. Pick up point is The Hash Pub on Kampaengdin Road at 15.30, Run at 16:30 (from Oct to March) and  Pick up 16:00, Run 17:00 (Apr to Sept). For further info, please go to:  http://www.

Classic Cars of Lanna: Meets the last Sunday of every month at Nim City Daily near Airport Plaza.

Chiang Mai International Group of AA meets every morning at 9:30 and every evening at 6:30. All meetings are open. McCormick Hospital Bldg 11. 133 Kaeonawarat Road Wat Ket.. 2 AA meetings a day, 7 days a week, call us at 0821862518. We are here for you.

Chiang Mai New Beginnings group of AA meets at 10:00 Sunday. The meeting is open and meets at the  Lemon Tree Restaurant, 2nd floor 26/1-2 Huai Kaew Rd Chang Phueak

The Baptist Group meeting for old-time worship and fellowship every Sunday morning at 11.00am at the CH Hotel (soi opposite Chiang Mai Plaza Hotel, off Sidorn­chai Road).084 378 1440 [email protected]

Chiang Mai Bridge Club: The Pub on Huay Kaew Road. Sunday, 1:15 pm, duplicate bridge. Monday, 12:45 pm, bridge coaching session. Wednesday, 12:45 pm, duplicate bridge. Friday, 12:45 pm, relaxed duplicate bridge. [email protected]

Trinity Baptist Church of Chiang Mai with Dr. Jack L. Green, Pastor. All services in English at the CH Hotel Charoenprathet Road soi 8. Sunday Bible study from 10 AM. Worship at 11 AM. 084-378-1440. thebaptistgroup [email protected] trinitybaptistchurchof All are welcome.


Upstairs at Sangdee. Every Monday  “Performing Artists”. For those interested in new and local authors - and want writers to contact us if they are interested in participating. 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM. UPSTAIRS!  No charge!  Bar and food downstairs as always atSangdee (Sirimangkala­jarn Soi 5). [email protected]

Chiang Mai Travel Club; 6.30pm at Sangdee Gallery Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5. The 2nd Monday of every month. [email protected] December 9

CM Highlanders plays ball hockey every Monday on the footsal field next to SibSawnPunna restaurant soi opposite to the Sirinarth Garden hotel Canal Road. Every Monday 8-9.30 pm.

Jam night at Boy Blues Bar every Monday from 9 p.m. Kalare Night Bazaar

Hash House Harriers: CH3 (Male Only). Male runs alternate weekly Mon/Tue. Pick up point is The Next Place, 65 Moonmuang Raad (opposite Thapae Gate) at 16:00, Run at 17:00 (from Oct to March) and  Pick up 16:30, Run 17:30 (Apr to Sept). For further info, please go to:

Chiang Mai Back to Basics Group of AA meets Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m.  All meetings are open.  Suan Buak Haad (Park) Pavillion on the pond.

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

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

Tai Chi – Chi-Kung every Monday and Wednesday 8 am at Suan Buak Hat Public Park by Master Patrick Stahl.  085 276 4700. [email protected] .com or

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

On-location sketching group: Monday mornings from 8:00-10:30am. Each week we will rendezvous at a different location in and around Chiang Mai and spend two and ˝ hours drawing in an atmosphere of support and encouragement. Led by artist Amy D’Apice, the sketching group will follow the model of Urban Sketchers. org. Bring sketching supplies, water, and personal supplies such as sun screen, hat, etc. Open to artists of all levels, especially beginners. Guidance and instruction by Amy D’Apice are available upon request. (093 212-7843) or [email protected]


Chiang Mai Cellars Nimman Soi 9 – Premium wine with Chef Kogure – 2500THB wine mainly Burgundy plus finger food – 7pm until 10pm limited to 20 people. December 17

Chiang Mai International Rotary Club: The Chiang Mai International Rotary Club meets on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m at The River Market Restaurant. Meeting attendance is limited to club members, invited guests of club members and visiting Rotarians. If you desire further details about the meetings or about Rotary please contact Roger Lindley at [email protected] or call 089-430-8067.

New Year’s Eve Countdown at Thapae Gate hosted by Tourism Authority of Thailand – Fireworks and Kom Loys. Roads closed leading to Thapae Gate

Weekly Laughter Yoga every Tuesday 6-7pm at Kalyanamit Chiangmai starting Tuesday December 10th.

Salsa and Dance lovers: Salsa every Tuesday at Gossip Bar near De Lanna Hotel and Pra Singh Temple. Open dance start from 9.00 pm onward For more information please follow salsa group at facebook - salsa Club Chiang Mai.

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

Hash House Harriers: CH3 (Male Only). Male runs alternate weekly Mon/Tue. Pick up point is The Next Place, 65 Moonmuang Raad (opposite Thapae Gate) at 16:00, Run at 17:00 (from Oct to March) and  Pick up 16:30, Run 17:30 (Apr to Sept). For further info, please go to:   http://www.

Alcoholics Anonymous Chiang Mai West International Group meets Tuesdays and Thursdays each week – closed meetings at 6.00pm until 7.00pm in the Nawarat Room of the YMCA Hotel near to Huay Keow Road and Central Kad Suan Kaew Mall. Visit the national website: www.aathailand/meetings.html

Chiang Mai Geeks - The Chiang Mai Computer Club Meets every Tuesday at the Airport Greenery Serviced Apartments and Hotel, 185/28 Tippanate Rd., which is kitty-corner from Airport Plaza where Hang Dong Rd turns into Tippanate Rd. Meetings run from 1:00 - 2:00. It is open to computer users of all skill levels. http://chiangmai-geeks.phpbb3 or ChiangMaiComputerClub

Judo: Meet at the MMA club near the Railways station on Tuesday evenings and Saturday Morning. Contact Nigel on 0819264210

Badminton: Every Tuesday from 2-4 PM at the Municipal Stadium Badminton Hall. Open to all. 20 baht/session.


Royal British Legion meeting has moved to Basic Line Hotel Soi 1 Loi Kroh Road. Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. 7PM Gill 0871 728 785 or Richard Prouse [email protected]

Swiss Lanna Society weekly informal gatherings: Why Not Restaurant Nimmanhaemin Soi 11, 6:30 p.m. [email protected] every Wednesday.

Quiz Night at the Garden Bar Lotus Hotel Chang Puak. Teams of 4 - if you cannot put a team together - come along and we will try to find you a team. Mid-month on Wednesday. Email for details: [email protected] . December 11.

Friends of Bill meeting (General 12 Step meeting, all addictions welcomed)

Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. 3 Little Pigs. 242 Manee Napparat, Soi 2 | Near the North Gate, outer side of moat. 

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. 085-863-9898

Open Mike Night at the UN Irish Pub every Wednesday, from 8.30 p.m. Instruments provided or bring your own, Lindsay on 089 523 1363.

Chiang Mai Photographic Group: meets every other Wednesday at 7pm at the Airport Greenery Hotel. .  Meetings are conducted in English but all nationalities are welcome.

Chiang Mai Chess Club: every wed evening at 7pm, at “The Pub”. 053277948, http://thepubchiangmai. com/, The Pub, on Huay Kaew Rd. All welcome.

Nicotine Anonymous: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1 p.m. 7 Fountains 97 Huay Kaew Road. 086-194-6300 or 081-027-6836


Lanna Buddhist Ways Exhibition opening at Nacha Artist Residence Nacha is located at 31 Thaywang Road. Exhibition on display until January 10th from 10am until 7pm. For invitation to the opening [email protected] December 26 at 6pm.

“Formal” Expats Ladies Lunch: First Thursday of every month. 12 noon. NLLindley by noon the day before.  Puccini Italian Restaurant, 42 Charoen Prathet Rd. 300 baht (please include extra for the servers)

“Informal” Expats Ladies Lunch: The lunch buffet at the Grandview Hotel, on the Superhighway. Arrive at 11:45.180 baht. Cost includes SC, VAT, water, coffee and tea. For reservations contact Nancy Lindley [email protected] Every 3rd Thursday. December 19

Salsa and Dance lovers: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 PM at Café de la Wine. Chareon Prathet Road. Free ut please support the venue by buying drinks.

Chiang Mai Money Club: We meet last Thursday of every month. Info: Don Freeman 089 970 5795 or Martin Spring 053 237 238.

Live acoustic music at the Drunken Flower every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, Nimmanhaemin Soi 17

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

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. green [email protected] [email protected]

Open night at Sangdee Gallery: all are welcome to perform. Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5 from 8 PM.

Writers Without Borders: Writers of all genres read and discuss works in progress. Every Thursday at Khun Mor’s Cuisine Nimmanhaemin on Soi 17. [email protected] com or It’s free! 


Carols by Candlelight at the Gymkhana Club: Desserts to share are welcome 053-241-035 www.chiengmaig December 20

Opening of Spectacular Textiles of Nan River Basin exhibition at Bank of Thailand Museum 5pm until 9pm. Open until 31 December [email protected] December 20

World Music Dance Party. Every Friday at 8:00 PM. Fun and Free. Sangdee Gallery, Siri Mangakalajarn, Soi 5

Chiang Mai Pool League: Every Friday at 9pm at participating bars in a home and away schedule. Contact living room bar, [email protected], facebook;chiangmaipoolleague, or phone 087 579 3301

Live acoustic music at the Drunken Flower every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, Nimmanhaemin Soi 17

Chiang Mai Expats Club Coffee Morning:  2nd Friday of each month, 10 am - noon. The River Market on the River Ping, Chiang Mai - just next to the iron or December 20 300 baht, special Christmas event, reservations required.

Alliance Francaise Films: Every Friday at 8 PM. At the Alliance Friday, December 20, 8 PM, Queen of Montreuil (2013) de Solveig Anspach avec Florence Loiret-Caille


Chiang Mai Expat Club meeting at Le Meridien Hotel Arrive 10am, meeting starts at 10.30. Third Saturday of every month. No meeting in December.

A Traditional 2nd hand market - Every Saturday morning from 5 AM near Prince Royals College

Live acoustic music at the Drunken Flower every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, Nimmanhaemin Soi 17

Film Space every Saturday night: The Media Art and design building, CMU Art Center screening at 07.00 pm (Free Admission!)

Chiang Mai Expats Club: Le Meridien Hotel 4th Saturday of every month.

OA (Overeaters Anonymous; Saturday from 4-5 p.m. McCormick Hospital Bldg 11. 133 Kaeonawarat Road Wat Ket.  Please ask the guards or nurses to show you to House Number 11

Al-anon: Support group open to those affected by alcoholism in a relative or friend. Saturday mornings from 10 to 11 am.Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Seven Fountains, 97 Huey Kaew Rd. Info: 087-300-4668,,

Hash House Harriers: CSH3 (Saturday mixed Hash). Mixed family hash runs every Saturday. Pick up point is The Hash Pub on Kampaengdin Road at 15.30, Run at 16:30 (from Oct to March) and  Pick up 16:00, Run 17:00 (Apr to Sept). For further info, please go to:

MahJong group; Saturday mornings at The Pub on Huay kaew Road. 10 am. Ruth at 085-615-1413

First Northern Thailand Toastmasters Club The Confidence Builders. The 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month at 6pm. www.fnttc. 053-214-309, 08-1861-2284 or 08-9138-4757

Fairs and Festivals

Living Lanna Museum; The Tai Lue Way of Life at the Lanna Traditional House Museum on Canal Road. December 26, 27, 28 9 am to 4 pm.

Rice Harvest Festival at TacomePai organic farm - Pai.15-16-17 December. This year, the Sangob Foundation will be in charge of the musical program!Join us for 3 days & nights celebrating traditions of Northern Thailand. Bamboo workshops, Permaculture talks, traditional music & dance, organic food and more.

Pazzo 2 at Huay Tueng Tao Lake: Famous Thai artists Tu Popthorn, Palmy, Som-Me-Day, Joey Boy feat. Sigha Nue Tai, Musketeer etc Tickets 299THB 080 2374560. December 18 – 19

Royal Project Fair: December 26 - 29, 2013 CMU Convention Center Nimmanhaemin Road

Small World Mae Hong Son Festival: December 24 at lake in Mae Hong Son. 9 different tribes join in crafts, music and dancing. Free. Bring a soft toy for a donation if you wish. Small World Festival Maehongson on Facebook.

Exhibitions and seminars

The 28th PTT Youth of the North: ‘The Power of Natural’ by PTT. 1st floor front and back gallery Chiang Mai University Art Center Nimmanhaemin Road. December 13 – 27

A Legacy of Excellence: Tai Textiles of Southeast Asia; November 17 2013 to April 4 2014. This exhibition shows some of the finest examples of Tai textiles. Patricia Cheesman Collection Gallery, Studio Naenna, 138/8 Soi Changkhian, Huay Keaw Road. www. Open Wednesdays 9am – 4pm, or by appointment call +66 53 226042

Directing: Story and Style With Cord Keller at Documentary Arts Asia The training consist of workshop, lecture and film review and is facilitated by Emmy-winning American director, Cord Keller. Max 12 Students – 2000 THB.www.doc-arts. asia/directing-story-and-style/. December 28-29

Documentary Arts Asia film: Film Night every Monday and Thursday at 7 pm Wualai soi 3.


Dining Out Group: Once a fortnight, alternating between Western and Asian food. 100 baht - 500 baht per head. [email protected]

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

Chiang Mai Gay and Lesbian Club: Regular meetings.

Baha’i Faith -Why ?: Nasser 0817 652 003/053252382

Sri Sathya Sai Baba, spiritual master. Study and discussion group for Chiang Mai devotees. Info: 053 261 582 or 08 1473 0430, 8 AM to 10 PM


The U.S. Consulate encourages all American citizens to register with the US Consulate General.  Please visit https://travelregistration 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,


Christmas Specials

Favola Set Menu le Meridien:  20 - 25 Dec.THB 1,999 net per person.053-253-666 lemeridien. [email protected]

Christmas @ Billy Restaurant: 700THB per person reservations 081-228-1480 0530272529. December 24 – 25.

Christmas Eve Traditional Dinner at Ginger & Kafé: 1650 baht plus 10% service charge.053-419-011 contact

Christmas Eve Gala Dinner at 137 Pillars House. Welcome cocktails and canapés at 6.30 pmfollowed by 5-course set dinner.THB 3,500++ per person include soft drinks.053-247788 or [email protected]

Christmas Eve at the Moxie dusit D2; Between 7pm and 10.30pm 2500 baht adults (food only). 1250 baht children (food only) /under 3 free.053-999-999 [email protected]

Christmas Eve Buffet at Four Seasons on the Cocktail Lawn from 7.30pm: reservations recommended 2400 baht ++ per person -053-298-181 [email protected] .com

Christmas Eve Dinner at Anantara Chiang Mai Resort and Spa: 2800 baht ++ per person. 053-253-385. [email protected]

Holiday Inn Festive Celebrations Christmas Eve Dinner 24 december / Christmas Lunch and Dinner 25 December ALL 2100baht net per person 50% discount for children 7-12years old. Early Bird promotion 10% discount till 18 December 2013.053-275-300

Akaligo’s Christmas Eve Gala Dinner Dhara Dhevi: THB 4,500 net per person or THB 5,700 net per person including free flow of sparkling wine, wine and beer. Reservations 053 888 888, [email protected]  

Christmas Eve at Le Grand Lanna Dhara Dhevi: Thai Set Men.THB 4,000 net per person or THB 5,200 net per person including free flow of sparkling wine, wine and beer. 053 888 888,enquiry  

Christmas Eve Dinner @ Centara Duangtawan: Tuesday 24th December At Marco Polo Restaurant, Ground Floor.18.00 to 22.30 hrs. International Buffet Dinner: Baht 850 net / adult and Baht 430 net / child under 12 years.053-905000 ext 3227

Oyori The Grill – 4 course dinner. 990 baht per person Oyori The Grill Soi 11 Sirimankalajarn. 053-213-175 [email protected] December 24 & 25th

Christmas Eve dinner buffet at the Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa: 6.30pm – 10pm at Slee Banyan Restaurant 1700 baht per person includes drinking water / 50% discount kids 4 – 12 / 3 & under free For reservations or further info [email protected]

Christmas Eve @ Le Crystal 5 course Set Dinner with complimentary Champagne and Souvenier to take home 2800 baht per person. 053-872-890 [email protected]

Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet Latest Receipe Le Meridien: THB 2,199 net per person. EDM Member’s THB 1,899 net per person.053-253-666.lemeridien. [email protected]

Christmas Eve Dinner @ Kad Kafe Shangri La 1880THB per person (50% disocunt children 6 – 12) , 2280THB per person includes free flow house wine local beer and soft drinks 053-253-888 Ext 6807 [email protected]

Christmas Eve Dinner @ Nimman Bar & Grill Kantary Hills Festive Buffet;7pm until 10pm For prices and tickets 053-222-111 reservations

Christmas Dinner at Sala Lanna Charoenrat Road – come and enjoy a traditional Italian Christmas Set Menu with a glass of Prosecco while listening to Christmas Carols 2000 THB per person Tickets [email protected] 053-242-588.December 24 & 25

Christmas Dinner at le Coq d’Or along the bank of the Ping River 7 course set dinner: December 24 & 25th 080-650-0740 [email protected]

Festive Season at David’s Kitchen @ 909. Christmas Eve 1500THB per person / Christmas Day 1200THB per person / New Years Eve 1900THB per person / New Years day Brunch 1500THB per person. 053-110-732 083-4702699 info

Christmas Day Brunch at The Cooking School Four Seasons from 12 noon until 3pm. 2200 baht++ per person includes free flow soft drinks/ 1400 baht++ Under 12 years / 3200 baht ++ including free flow champagne.053-298-181 [email protected]

Christmas Day at dusitD2 : Between noon and 3pm at Mix Bar – 1800 baht adults (food only) 900 baht children (food only) under 3 free.. For further info or reservations 053-999-999 [email protected]

Christmas Day @ Green Table Kantary Terrace: 1500bht per person for reservation or further info 053-920-190

Christmas Day at Centara Duangtawan : Wednesday 25th  December At Tawan Restaurant, on the 2nd floor. 11.30 to14.30 hrs. - Baht 550 net / adult and Baht 280 net / child. 053 905000 Ext 3227

Farang Ses’ DharaDhevi Christmas Day French Feast Set Menu. THB 4,700 net per person. 053 888 888, through [email protected]  

Christmas Day Lunch at Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa Buffet bb:2700 baht ++ per person.053-253-385. [email protected]

Christmas Day at The Pub Huay Kaew Road:799 baht per person Two sittings – noon until 4pm // 7pm until late. No other food available and you need to book and pay a deposit – entertainment yet to be confirmed. [email protected]

Christmas Day at le Crystal Restaurant – Lunch:1500 baht per person. Dinner Special Set Menu 2800 baht per person.053-872-890 [email protected]

Christmas Day Brunch Latest Receipe Le Meridien: THB 1,999 net per person. EDM Member’s THB 1,699 net per person.053-253-666 [email protected]

Christmas Day Brunch @ Kad kafe Shangri La 1880THB per person, 50% disount for children 6 – 12, complimentary for under kids under 6.053-253-888 Ext 6807 [email protected]

New Year’s Specials

Masquerade Gala Dinner at the Imperial Mae Ping –come and enjoy an enchanted eveing of talent games fine dining and live entertainment Tickets 2750bht per person starts with cocktails at 7pm followed by dinner at 8pm in the Garden Bar reservations  053-283-900 ext 7028 or 053-206-697

Gala Dinner with ‘Golden Age’ theme party at 137 Pillars House. THB 8,000++ per person include open bar of beers, wines, soft drinks and special souvenir.053-247788 or [email protected] .com

dusitD2: Grandest dinner buffet: 7pm until 10pm.4200 baht adults (food only) 2150 baht children (food only) under 3 free.. Follwed by – put on your dancing shoes and drink-till-you-drop with creative cocktails countdown to 2014. 053-999-999 [email protected]

The Magical Kingdom New Year’s Eve 2013 at Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai: Gala Dinner & party: THB 15,100 net per person including one bottle of champagne per two persons 053888888 through [email protected] .com.

Le Crystal 5 course set dinner with complimentary Champagne to welcome the New Year – 3200 baht per person.053-872-890 [email protected] 

Gala Dinner at Centara Duangtawan;18.30 to 01.00 hrs.THB 2,500 net per adult and Baht 1,250 net per child under 12 years.053 905000 Ext. 3227

Moonlight & Music Lover @ Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa: 7pm – 1am 4200 baht per person incl drinking water/50% discount kids 4-12 / 4 & under free.053-371-999 [email protected]

Dinner at Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa:6500 baht++ per person 053-253-385 or email [email protected]

Masquerade Gala and Dinner at Le Meridien: THB 5,499 net per person.EDM Member’s THB 4,499 net per person.053-253-666 lemeridien. [email protected]

Dinner at Shangri la 2880 THB per person, 14800THB per person includes free flow Moet Chandon Champagne and house beverages. 053-253-888 Ext 6807. restaurants. [email protected]

Rachamankha From 7pm onwards all inclusive price 4200THB per person For tickets or further info 053-904-111 [email protected]

Shang Garden Shangri la Chinese set dinner 2288 THB per person. 2888THB inclusive of free flow house wine local beer and soft drinks 053-253-888 Ext 6807 [email protected]

Dinner at Le Coq d’Or :3500THB++ Reservations or further info 080-650-0740 [email protected]

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