The best of the Bangkok Christmas lights are found between the Chit Lom Skytrain station and the Siam Skytrain Station – the most popular being Central World, Bangkok’s middle-class mega mall. At Central World the activity square which fronts the mall hosts Bangkok’s tallest Christmas Tree along with other over-sized ornaments, fountains and open-air beer gardens – all sponsored by big brands of course. In the evenings Central World is swarming with youngsters being cute with cameras and iPads. The Beer Gardens each year include Tiger, Chang and Singha who sport their own brands, live performances and uniformed beer cheer girls (waitresses). Below are images of Central World over the years 2013 (top), 2012 (middle) and 2011 (bottom). Central World is the best place to be during Christmas in Bangkok.
Second best for Christmas in Bangkok is Siam Paragon located next to the central Siam Skytrain Station. Siam Paragon is Bangkok’s luxury mega mall. The tree at Siam Paragon lights up from the inside – blue, green, red, white – it has remained the same the past 3 years. Next to it is a walkway lit up with decorated arches and surrounded by fountains. The images below are from 2011.
The Walk Between
Walking the elevated skywalk from the Chit Lom Skytrain Station to Central World you will pass the Amarin Plaza. Always some interesting Christmas decoration here. The image below is Amarin Plaza from Christmas 2011. The road below the skytrain is lined with fairy lights and passes all the major Bangkok malls.