Bangkok, 19 December 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is organising its annual ‘Amazing Thailand Countdown 2020’, one of the biggest events TAT stages in various destinations across the country, to bid farewell to 2019 and welcome 2020 with Thai style and panache.
Eight days of daily light displays and an illuminated tunnel plus a landmark of illuminated gift boxes and photographywith selfie corners. Enjoy a local fair selling handicrafts and Thai cuisine. The event culminates with stage performances and music concerts on 30 and 31 December, 2019, that concludes with the countdown plus fireworks displays to ring in the New Year 2020. The event promotes the use of natural materials for food and drink containers instead of single-use plastic items.
Highlights include the Thai-Cambodian friendship cultural shows and concerts by artists and bands from both kingdoms from 30 to 31 December, 2019, with the countdown plus fireworks displays to welcome in the New Year 2020. Daily light shows plus photography and selfie corners as well as lucky draws, plus a fair selling local handicrafts and Thai cuisine from vendors in Sa Kaeo and nearby provinces.
Two days of light shows, decorated with local fishery items plus a Giant Christmas tree made from local materials. Iconic photography and selfie corners of a giant Junk with a huge fishing net. Daily activities include a traditional ‘golden mortar’ circle dance, cultural performances and music concerts, lucky draws and games, cooking demonstrations and a fair selling local handicrafts and Thai cuisine. The opening ceremony on 30 December, 2019, features a ‘Norah Parade’ (Phatthalung is the birthplace of Southern Thailand’s Norah folk dance tradition). The countdown celebration on 31 December, 2019, features Norah folk dance and Pone drum performances and an illumination tunnel. New Year’s Day 2020 starts with a mass merit-making ceremony of Buddhist alms offering plus a CSR opportunity donating grass to water buffaloes.
In addition, TAT is supporting the ‘Happy New Year ASEAN 2020’ at Mae Sai, Chiang Rai on 31 December, 2019, in collaboration with Chiang Rai province and the Thai-Myanmar Culture and Economic Association. Taking place at the Thai-Myanmar Border Checkpoint in Mae Sai district, the event features cultural performances from Thailand, Myanmar and Lao PDR. plus pop concerts by singers and bands from all three nations.
Moreover, TAT is supporting activities at many other countdown events around the country, including:
Thailand Siam Street Fest 2019 (20 – 22 December 2019) at Siam Square, Bangkok. The event features four zones of activities – Street Show, Street Food, Street Market and Street Art.
Amazing Thailand Countdown 2020 at ICONSIAM (31 December 2019). A full list of the festivities is available here
AIS Bangkok Countdown 2020 (31 December 2019) at Central World. Light shows, fireworks displays and stage performances. Details of the light shows are available here.
World Magical Celebration 2019 (6 – 31 December 2019) at Siam Paragon. Enjoy a balloon carnival, international entertainment shows and countdown celebration.
Ratchaprasong Lighting and Countdown Festival 2019 (1 December 2019 – 5 January 2020). Light decorations and displays at the skywalk façade, skywalk decoration, photo points and boulevard at the Ratchaprasong Intersection.
Festive New Year Celebration 2019 (Emporium EmQuartier Winter Wonderland 2019) (20 November 2019 – 5 January 2020). The event features photography landmarks, a 20-metre-high Christmas tree, colourful and joyful light displays, music performances and inflatable mascot parade.
Countdown 2020 at The Street Ratchada (22 November 2019 – 31 December 2019). Activities include a ‘Hip Party’, CG and Lighting, plus countdown celebration.
Patong Beach Countdown 2020 (27 – 31 December 2019) at Patong Beach, Phuket. Music mix by world-class DJs, Simon Cabaret show, and Siam Niramitr show.
UdonThani Countdown 2020 (30 – 31 December 2019) at UD Town Shopping Mall. Music performances by Thai singers and bands plus lighting displays.
KhonKaen Countdown 2020 (25 – 31 December 2019) at KhonKaen City Park. Music performances by Thai singers and bands plus countdown celebration with fireworks displays.