1. Visiting churches
As an annual Catholic/ Christian, Christmas is the only time of the year when churches are decorated with beautiful light bulbs and trees,… If you would like to enjoy Christmas vibe in Ho Chi Minh City, churches are a must do. However, you should be careful as Christmas time in Saigon will be crowded. Some of the most famous churches to visit in Ho Chi Minh City:
- Notre Dame Cathedral (Nha tho Duc Ba)
- Pink Church (Nha tho Tan Dinh)
- Cha Tam Church
In 2022, Notre Dame Cathedral is still being under construction for renovation. Please note that you may not be able to come inside.
2. Malls & shopping centers
Best things to do on Christmas in Ho Chi Minh City – Saigon must count next to big shopping malls. Don’t misunderstand us, you may come there without any shopping. For every Christmas, shopping malls are decorated with awesome Christmas themes. As one of the most popular places to go on Christmas in Ho Chi Minh City, you will find a lot of activities hosted in shopping mall, and join them even for free.
Some of the most popular malls in Ho Chi Minh City that you can visit on Christmas:
- Saigon Center (Takashimaya)
- Diamond Plaza
- Vincom Plaza Le Thanh Ton
- Van Hanh Mall
- Landmark 81
- Crescent Mall
Malls are usually opened at 8:00 – 22:00. You should consider the visiting time to enjoy the best!
3. Tours around Ho Chi Minh City
For those who love to explore Saigon at Christmas night, it is best to do a short trip around the city, as most of places are decorated on Christmas, you may find a lot of surprises there!
If you are locals, expats, or have lived here for a while, it is best to travel around on your own. Here are some recommendations:
- Catholic street (District 8)
- Catholic street (Tan Binh District)
- China Town (District 5)
- Sala urban town (District 2)
- Nguyen Hue Walking Street
If you are tourists/ travelers, we recommend you take a Night Food Tour with us, which will bring you to a journey of visiting 7 districts, local areas decorated with beautiful themes and authentic Vietnamese food.
4. Starlight Bridge
Located in one of the most developed area in Saigon, Starlight Bridge is one of the best places for Christmas in Ho Chi Minh City. If you are looking for some chill-out places that you can take a walk and enjoy Christmas vibe, Starlight Bridge will be one.
More than that, you can visit other areas nearby the bridge like Phu My Hung area, Crescent Mall,…
5. Dinner on a cruise
If you are looking for romantic and warm things to do for Christmas in Ho Chi Minh City, a dinner cruise is definitely something to consider. Luxury experience, enjoying the Christmas vibe on a cruise, well, who can resist that? However, if you would love to do it on Christmas, it is best to book in advance, as these services will likely be full before the day comes.
Locations available: HCMC, Hanoi, Da Nang, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, Da Lat,…