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December’s calendar of events

by Aiden

Where to go and what to do this month.

1 | Thursday

The Hope Fair is back again today, this time for a festive edition. Held at the Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel, expect plenty of interesting wares; delicious, gourmet food; and all things artistic; focused on sustainability and locality. Founded in 2014, the Hope Fair continues to be a beloved platform for local artisans and vendors, and their proceeds go towards charity, in support of underprivileged communities in the city.
Time: 11am to 8pm
Price: Free entry
For more information, visit

4 | Sunday

If you’re worried about the global crisis that is climate change, today’s your chance to contribute even a small part towards saving the environment. In honour of International Wildlife Conservation Day today, there will be a Social Tree Planting Event at Ekkamai Bus Terminal. Come ready to get your hands (and clothes) dirty, and bring a towel, a change of clothes, and a heart full of positivity!
Time: 7am to 3pm
For more information, email:

7 | Wednesday

Today until 18 December, the Big Bad Wolf Book Festival is back, at the Thunderdome Muang Thong Thani. One of the biggest book fairs in the country, it’ll feature more than a million books in Thai and English, including exclusive titles from Thai Books United and Big Bad Wolf Books, who are offering up to a 95 percent discount on their wares, as well as board games and toys for children, so make sure to book it down to Impact Arena this week!
Time: 10am till midnight 
For more information, visit their Facebook page: @bbwbooksthailand

10 | Saturday

If lead singer Adam Levine’s recent controversy hasn’t left you “Cold”, then head to Rajamangala National Stadium today for the Maroon 5 World Tour 2022, where the band will be performing in Bangkok, for one night only. Croon along to classic songs such as “This Love” and “She Will be Loved”, as well as more recent hits such as “Beautiful Mistakes.”
Time: Gates open at 4pm
Price: Tickets start at THB 2,500
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

11 | Sunday

Comedian Jim Jefferies from Sydney, Australia, is bringing his unique brand of provocative stand-up comedy to Bangkok with the Jim Jefferies The Moist Tour in Bangkok, organised by Live Nation Tero. Held on the 8th floor of Central World, the stand-up promises non-stop laughs while touching on belief-challenging topics. Jim Jefferies has won numerous awards, including Stand-Up Comedian of the Year at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in 2019. 
Time: 7pm
Price: Tickets start at THB 1,800
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

16 | Friday

Starting today until 25 December, Awakening Bangkok, the not-to-be-missed lighting festival held by Time Out Bangkok, is coming back for its fifth edition in Talad Noi, the artsy, hipster quarter of old-town Bangkok, and Charoenkrung road. Featuring illuminated sculptures and thought-provoking art exhibitions, the theme this year is ‘Endless Tomorrow’ and will focus on sustainability and immortality, aiming to bring light to the forgotten alleyways of the city, as well as new locations such as O.P. Place and East-Asiatic Building.
For more information, visit:

17 | Saturday

After two years on hiatus, Siam Music Fest is back today and tomorrow, at Siam Square. A massive outdoor free concert that’s been known to bring in hundreds of thousands of fans, this year’s edition will feature five stages and a line-up of more than 80 established and up-and-coming local artists. The event will also have other live acts, activities, and a few promised surprises in store.
For more information, visit their Facebook page: @Siammusicfest

24 | Saturday

Today, the third edition of the Female Founders Market will be held at the pet-friendly Patom Organic Living, and promises to be a great opportunity to shop for a range of products from female-founded business in the city. A collaboration between award-winning gender-related social enterprise ila, and Connecting Founders, an investment advisory focused on women-owned businesses; the market will feature over 50 vendors, workshops, live music, and a soon-to-be-announced special panel.
For more information, visit ila’s Facebook page: @ila

31 | Saturday

Today and tomorrow, Bangkok is hosting Disney in Concert for the first time ever at the True Icon Hall, on the 7th floor of the iconic IconSiam mall. Touted to transport you to “A Whole New World”, the concert will feature live musical performances of all your favourite Disney hits synchronised to the original movie clips, and is sure to be a fun, family-friendly way to ring in the new year. 
Time: 3pm and 8pm on Saturday; 3pm and 7.30pm on Sunday
Price: Tickets start at THB 2,000
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

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