With just a few days to go for Christmas and then New Year, festive cheer is blanketing the nation.
People flock to Saigon downtown at night to celebrate festival Photo: Tuoi Tre
Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi will have music, circus, food, dancing, and comedy shows during the festivals.
The HCMC Youth Cultural House will have music and hip-hop dance performances and fashion shows from December 24 to 31 while Children’s House in District 1 will organize the “Winter Day” fest on December 24 featuring folk games, music, and circus. Tickets cost VND20,000 (US$1).
The annual Taste of the World Festival at the September 23rd Park from Dec 26 to Jan 2 will offer visitors the chance to sample food from more than 20 countries.
Chefs and representatives from hotels, restaurants, and hospitality agencies in Germany, France, Brazil, the US, and other countries will take part.
There will be comedy, music, and theater performances at HCMC’s Dam Sen Cultural Park from Dec 24 to Jan 2, while Binh Quoi Tourist Village will host a Russian Cuisine Festival from Dec 24 to 26.
In Hanoi, two nights of music titled “Pho cu tinh xua” will be held at the Hanoi Opera House on December 24-25. It will feature marquee names like Thanh Lam, Siu Black, Quang Linh, Tung Duong, Ngoc Anh, and Phuong Anh, and tickets will cost VND500,000 (US$25) to VND2 million ($100).
The Circus Center at 67 – 69 Tran Nhan Tong Street will offer spectacular performances of “Pyramid’s Secret” from December 24 to January 2. Tickets are on sale at VND80,000 to VND300,000 ($4 - 15).