Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and Chonburi PAO President Wittaya Kunplome launched festivities Dec. 25 with lighting of the city Christmas tree. The week-long series of concerts attracted a full playbill of top-name Thai artists, including Ab Normal, Kala, Bodyslam, Klear, Da Endorphine, Mild, and Chin Chinawut.
Local government officials launch this year’s Pattaya Countdown at Bali Hai pier.
The finale, Dec. 31, featured rockers Buddha Bless, Modern Dog and Big Ass.
“Pattaya Countdown has been held for many years to attract local and foreign tourists, which helps boost the economy in Pattaya,” Itthiphol said. “Each year, a large number of tourists attend the event and, this year, hundred of thousands are expected to attend, bringing in more than 200 million baht.”
Boco clowns make balloons of different shapes to give to the crowd.
Sexy Santarina plays Hoola-hoop to the song ‘Sexy’ by Paradox.