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Community Happenings is an opportunity for all clubs, businesses, hotels, restaurants and entertainment outlets to inform the Pattaya Mail’s readers what new “happenings” are coming up. Send us your happening by email to: [email protected] or by fax 038 427 596.

Announcements

Christmas Eve Family Mass in English Tuesday 24th December at 6 p.m. in St Nikolaus Catholic Church, Pattaya. Little ones are invited to dress up as angels (0-3 years old), sheep (4-6 years old) and shepherds (7 and older), and to join in the Entrance Nativity Procession. Rehearsal Monday Dec 23 at 10 a.m. in the church (o costume). For more details, or if you can help with anything carols, musical instruments, etc., please contact 038 602 945 or email: [email protected]

Clubs

Pattaya Expats Club meets every Sunday morning at Henry J. Beans Bar and Restaurant, the north part of Beach Road in Pattaya. Breakfast menu from 10 a.m., with Western or Thai dishes or just coffee and toast, all at easy prices for you. The meeting starts at 11 a.m. with an open forum; ask whatever, so hear whatever, the club is open to all, guest speakers from time to time on different subjects to advise one and all. Sunday December 21st is a Christmas Special Party Theme, meet new friends to spend the Christmas break in town, you sure will enjoy the friendship from all. www.pattayaexpats club.com for all info.

Pattaya Animal Welfare Foundation (PAWS) - approved and registered charitable foundation of volunteers dedicated to providing humane and systematic population control over stray animals. Volunteers with some time to periodically serve are much needed. President Alvi Sinthuvanik. Tel. 06 058 1665 or email: [email protected]

Dining

Amore Restaurant will, as usual, host their family style service to the table, so it is all you can eat Christmas Day Menu including tomato soup with Gordons Gin, roast turkey, roast pork, chestnut stuffing, roast & creamed potatoes, fresh vegetables, port and strawberry sorbet, Christmas pudding with brandy butter and tea or coffee. Two seatings 7 p.m. & 9.30 p.m. Reservations are recommended as it is filling up quickly. Call 038 710 680.

The newly opened Art Cafe in Wong Amat offers just the right ambiance for the festive season. Extraordinary culinary relish, dedicated hospitality and the flair of art bring memories of the good old days that smoothly blend in the comfort of the new era. Space is limited therefore please make reservations soon. Menu includes lobster bisque, salad with smoked duck breast and fois gras in a cider dressing, champagne sherbet, sea bass filet with marinated vegetables or traditional roast turkey with its chess nut stuffing, gratinated potatoes and Brussels sprouts, brie cheese platter, Christmas log cake, coffee and pralines. Be sure to book your table now on : 038 367 652.

It is a pleasure to inform you of the opening of a new concept in Fine Italian Cuisine in Pattaya. The restaurant’s name is La Piola and it is situated in Tiffany’s Complex on 2nd Road. The concept of the restaurant is a “Cantina” style set menu, consisting of an extensive selection of delicious antipasto, a choice of simple and tasty pasta dishes from all the different types of Italian regional cuisine. Finish off the meal with some of our delicious tiramisu or try out the selection of cheese available. Open 7 days a week from 6 p.m. till late! Parking is available in Tiffany’s Complex. To book a table call 038 362 058 (after 4 p.m.) or Roberto on 01 173 5513, or via email at: [email protected]

Enjoy a Thai BBQ Seafood night at the Lagoon Pool at the Amari Orchid Resort, Pattaya. Delicious Thai cuisine from the different regions of the country, whilst experiencing performances of Thai Khim music and Thai traditional dance. The BBQ seafood by the pool will make this night an unforgettable one. From 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. every Wednesday. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact the guest relations officer at 038 428161 or email: [email protected]

The Chateau Dale Brasserie will be offering Xmas Lunch and Xmas Dinner on December 25. Diners will get a free cocktail on arrival, and this will be followed by seafood chowder, then a smoked salmon salad. After a refreshing lemon sorbet, there will be a traditional turkey with all the trimmings, followed by Xmas pudding or fresh fruit salad. Coffee or tea included of course. There will also be a strolling accordionist to play some Xmas carols, or requests. Total cost is 450 baht. Reservations please to 038 364 148 ext 4.

In response to high demand for the game season, Hans at the Paradise Restaurant has extended this promotion until the end of December. Featuring deer fillet, venison stew, wild boar stew, as well as ostrich and kangaroo fillet plus crocodile steaks! The big runner is the exotic trio, ostrich, kangaroo plus crocodile! Don’t miss it, a dining experience you won’t regret or forget. Hans also offers a special Christmas and New Year set menu for only 695 & 795 baht respectively. The menus offer various choices with up to six main dishes to choose from; there will be something for every one. But make your reservation early, as seats are limited. Open daily from 10 a.m. till 11 p.m. Paradise Cafe and Grill is located opposite the Royal Garden Plaza and Marriott Resort, 215/62-63 on 2nd Road. Tel./Fax: 038 723 177.

Cafe New Orleans, the immensely popular and authentic Cajun, Creole and barbeque baby back ribs restaurant, is now accepting bookings for holiday parties. CNO can customize your Xmas or New Year’s party and can help with all themes, special menus, etc. Private areas are also available. Furthermore, if you want to have a party at your home, Cafe New Orleans can deliver the entire meal directly to your door, and can even provide staff to help you serve and clean up afterward. Cafe New Orleans is located in the heart of Pattaya Funland on Soi Pattayaland 2, between Walking Street and the Royal Garden Plaza. For more information, call Clarisse on 038 710 805-6. Space is limited so it is wise to place your booking early.

Four Days of Christmas, Greg’s Kitchen is now taking bookings for Christmas lunch and dinner, held December 24 to 27. Chef Greg and his team will be serving a mouthwatering menu over the four days. Call Greg for bookings on 038 361 227. Greg’s is located on Pattaya Second Road, next opposite Soi 6.

Big Christmas smorgasbord buffet, with herring, assorted cold cuts, warm dishes and cheese is served Sunday 22nd December from 6 p.m. till 10 p.m. at the Jomtien Boathouse. All for only 375 baht net per person. Freezingly cool Akvavit will be readily available.

Rock Christmas Celebration with Thailand’s 1st CD Christmas Tree at the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya December 24-25. The Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya proudly presents Thailand’s first CD Christmas Tree compiling from over 3,000 pieces of used and new CDs. The hotel’s executive chef, Tan has prepared a Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner from 6 p.m. till 10 p.m. at the Starz Diner on December 24 at 1,000 baht ++ including a glass of wine (half price for children under 12 years old). Don’t miss meeting the most rocking Santa Claus who will be giving away presents. On Christmas Day, December 25, enjoy a family Christmas Day Buffet Brunch from 11.30 a.m. till 2.30 p.m. (half price for children under 12 years old). For more information and hotel reservations, please call 038 428 755-9 ext. 8323, or fax 038 421673.

Spend your seasonal holidays at Kanary Bay, Rayong and enjoy our Christmas buffet dinner. They invite you to explore the culinary delights of exotic cuisines on December 24. Warm you up with a special cocktail and a Christmas carol at the lobby. Be tempted with an array of delicious dishes at No.43 Italian Bistro such as Santa Claus and his little helpers will bring you presents. For further information or reservations, please contact 0-2233-3433, 0-3880 4844 or [email protected] kasemkij.co.th

Celebrate this year’s Christmas Eve at the Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa! Offering one of the best shows and best dinners in town, a fabulous buffet with all the trimmings, turkey, roast pork and seafood. All will be set around the pool in the exotic tropical gardens, concluding the evening with one of the most spectacular fireworks display you will see in Pattaya. For more information and reservations call 038 412 120 Ext. 1202.

The Montien Hotel, Pattaya invites you to join them for Christmas Eve, December 24 from 6.30 p.m. till 10.30 p.m. at La Mer Restaurant. Complete with a special candlelight Christmas menu, piano music, carol singing and the big man himself, Santa Claus. Lost of fun and gifts for the children. Make your reservations by calling 038 428 155 ext. 1620-1.

Mon Ami Pierrot French Restaurant in Walking Street has authentic French cuisine prepared by a French chef. Don’t miss out their special; Christmas Eve menu, December 24th includes amuses bouche, mixed salad with smoked Norwegian salmon and scallop, “espandon” fish with “chambord” sauce, take a break with a chilled lemon sherbet vodka, goose candied with mushroom, chocolate Christmas log. Make your reservations on 038 429 792.

Celebrate Christmas Eve, Tuesday December 24 with a set dinner from 7 p.m. onwards at the Lanna Coffee shop or at the Moon River Pub. A 6 course gourmet dinner, including a welcome drink. Bookings at 038 370 614 extension 6666.

Pat’s Pies are taking bookings for Christmas Dinner December 25th. There will be 3 seatings, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm. For all the traditional Christmas set dinner 4 courses plus a glass of wine. Children under 6 yr. free (accompanied by adults). Also taking orders for office/home Christmas parties like every year. Call Pat or Chard 038 362 585.

The Queen Victoria Inn (Soi Yodsak 6) now has a regular curry club starting 5 o’clock every Saturday where you can try different Indian and Thai curries every week. Christmas Eve the Queen Vic will once again be entertained by the Pattaya Orphanage Choir singing carols; Christmas Day sees a full turkey carvery followed by on Boxing Day turkey soup and cold cuts. Ask at the bar for more details.

Enjoy a Swedish Christmas Table at the Stockholm Inn, dig into some favorites such as Skinka, syltor, pastei, lax, sill, k๖ttbullar, prinskorv, ruebensspiไll, Janssons frestelse, r๖dbetsallad, sillsallad, risgrynsqr๖t. OBS. Boka bord I tid 038 364 384-5 OBS. (k๖p en julklapp) max 100 baht. Stockholm Inn Restaurant, located on the corner of Pattaya Second & Thappraya Road, South Pattaya.

Tequila Reef Restaurant, Soi 7 hosts a gala Christmas dinner “all you can eat” buffet featuring turkey, ham, grilled duck breast with all traditional trimmings and desserts plus surprises Tue Dec 24 & Wed Dec 25 from 6:00 pm. to 9:00 pm. Only 450 baht net. For reservations tel. 038 414 035-6. Free Parking.

Events

Christmas Message To All Children! Santa Claus will be coming from the North Pole to visit the Bangkok Pattaya Hospital, from 10 – 11 a.m. this Saturday December 21. This is an invitation for you to bring your parents along to Bangkok Pattaya Hospital to have your photograph taken with Santa. For more information, please contact the International Department Bangkok Pattaya Hospital, tel. 038 427 777, ext. 1150, 1155.

Force’s Bar and Restaurant is having its Opening Party, plus Rob’s birthday bash on Saturday December 21 starting at 7 p.m. till late. Free food and heaps of drinks. See you there, located on Pattaya 3rd Road (opposite the Buffalo Bar).

Toys For Joy: are once again collecting toys, clothes, books, stationary and money for the AIDS children in Rayong. All are invited to bring used or new goods and place them under the Christmas tree in the lobby at the Thai Garden Resort. All help is welcome and be assured that all will be delivered to the Center in Rayong. For more information call 038-370614 extension 6666.

The Queen Victoria Inn (Soi Yodsak 6) have a collection point under the Christmas tree for toys, games, school books, computer learning discs plus many others all to be handed over to the Pattaya Orphanage by Santa Bert when the orphanage choir sing at the Queen Vic on Christmas Eve, please buy a small present and drop it in to the bar.

The Horseshoe Point Country Club & Resort presents a very special Christmas Eve show, ‘The Horseshoe Point Variety Special’ with a special buffet beginning at 7 p.m. at the Jai Dee Restaurant and followed by a spectacular equestrian show from 8 p.m. and celebrations continuing until late in the evening. Call the Horseshoe Point Country Club & Resort for details and bookings phone 038 735 050-69

Entertainment

Dine under the stars at Jomtien Boathouse, while The Image band from the Philippines plays your favorite songs 6 nights a week from 7 - midnight. The restaurant top seller is lamb rack brochette with mint sauce, salad, baked potato or french-fries at only 295 baht. Your favorite wine is kept at constant temperature in the wine cellar. For reservations call 038 756143.

Rose is the new mocking bird at the Captain’s Corner, nightly from 8.30 p.m. Sweet soothing music. The BBQ buffet, “Eat All You Can” steaks and seafood is on nightly from 18:00 at only 295 baht + vat. For free transportation within the Jomtien-Pattaya area, call 038 364318. Captain’s Corner is located on the road leading from South Pattaya to Jomtien, just past the 3rd Road overpass.

The Tahitian Queen 2 (Soi B.J., Walking Street - South Pattaya) will be holding their annual Christmas Party on December 24 from 2 p.m. in the afternoon. The bar will be filled with even more “snow” than usual, and Santa will be visiting at midnight with gifts for all loyal customers. Everyone is welcome!

The Lobby in Soi Bua Khao hosts a Knockout Pool Competition every Tuesday night from 7 p.m. with winners receiving valuable prizes and on Thursdays, a Killer Pool Competition from 8 p.m. for a chance to win more valuable prizes. For more information call The Lobby, Soi Buakhao on 09 173 3041.

Packages

Extreme Sky Dive Week for Charity at Pattaya Airport with Siam Air Sports. The Christmas Special, from December 22 until December 29, features tandem jumps to 10,000 feet at only US$160. Video and photos on request! Adventure begins 9 a.m. and goes until sunset) with the last jump at the beach. Pick up at your hotel or visit Sky Dive City Club (Soi Yodsak, Soi 6. Reservations Limited! Please contact: Ron 01 295 9972, Rob 01 365 9665, Roger 01 070 9442 or Patrick 01 687 2410 or call the office 038 362 163.