New Year in Hoi An 


Old town schedule, gala nights and pub parties


How about a festive prelude to New Year’s Eve where the whole family can get into the action and enjoy a free night of entertainment? Hoi An combines the best of a carnival and festival atmosphere into a singular outdoor extravaganza featuring street entertainment, games, festival food and the now famous, Hoi An flash mob dance! Located near the iconic night lantern market on the central riverfront area of An Hoi, there will be a huge stage where a range of performances are planned to keep you entertained from 16:30, culminating in a firework display and street dance party to cheer in the western new year.

New Years Eve, from 16:30 till 00:30.

Coast Extra: For the best views, reserve a seat at Mango Mango .

BUY A TICKET! Come on it's Christmas, the old town has taken something of a battering due to the a late October fire damaging the beautiful Phuc Kien Assembly hall and the town needs your $6 more than ever. As an incentive, on New Years Day Hoi An will be presenting a prize to one of the ticket holders.


Grab your tux, swanky heels, flapper dress and head feathers for an evening of glitzy glam at The Royal Hotel Hoi An’s NYE Gala Night. Indulge in an eight-course menu with the most recognisable kitchen gods’ recipes - like Gordon Ramsay’s Lobster Ravioli, August Escoffier‘s Tournedos Rossini and many more. To jazz up the evening there will be enchanting Charleston melodies from a live jazz band in the ballroom and a poolside countdown served with a glass of champagne and a live DJ to bring in 2017 in style.

Where: Hotel Royal Hoi An, 39 Doa Duy Tu, St. Hoi An

How much: TBC

Expect: Welcome drink at the reception. Gala dinner at Thu Bon Ballroom. Live Jazz band and other surprise entertainments. Countdown party with canapé pass around at the poolside after dinner. 

Reservations: +84 235 3950 777 

Coast Extra: If the Great Gatsby is a little out of your league, the Royal will also be hosting a bubbly free-flow New Years Day brunch from 11:00 - 15:00. With 2016's price of just 600,000++ for adults and 350,000++ for children under 12: It was our top Hoi An pick!
NB: 2017 TBC



Get out your gladrags— The Sunrise Hoi An Resort is celebrating bringing in the New Year in grandiose style this Saturday. The glamourous event will be hosted in Spice Garden, the resorts ocean-view beach club -- the perfect backdrop for a steamy evening of hot musicians, DJ’s, dancing and decadent dining: they're promising the most ravishing banquet buffet along with cocktails, sparkles and free-flow soft drinks and beer -– including one complimentary glass of bubbly for the countdown of course. .

The evening begins with welcome cocktails in the lobby from 18:30, a lion dance performance, lucky draw and progresses to the lounge bar where a live DJ will play until 01:30.

Where: Sunrise Hoi An Resort, Cua Dai beach, Hoi An

Reservations: +84 (0235) 393 7777



For fancy hotel gala nights on an easy budget --both the Almanity Hoi An and the charming Victoria Resort will be putting on a bit of a do for both NYE and New Years Day Brunch. More personal and in among the action, Mango MangoMango Rooms , Cham Island Dive Bar , The 3 Dragons , White Marble Wine Bar , Tam Tam Cafe, The Q barO'Malley's and Green Mango (you can never have enough mangoes) will be where the parties are at (call ahead to find out if you need a ticket). At the beach, Soul Kitchen are sure to be having a bash and if all our dreams are answered, so too will the Deck House..

NB: At the time of writing,  we're still badgering most of the businesses listed above for their NYE programs - something about a flood.... As they come in we'll post them on our Facebook page , so drop by often for further info.


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