Ho Chi Minh city (formerly named Saigon) is the largest city in Vietnam with many traveling attractions where you can spend once in a life time a Christmas & New Year Ever under a hot temperature.
The best times for traveling to Ho Chi Minh City are late November through January. Consider that “dry season” is a relative term in Indochina. Temperatures range from hot in the winter to hotter in the summer, and the humidity nears 100 about every day. Expect tropical storms often in the summer. Therefore, December is a great time to travel to Ho Chi Minh city when you will have good time with good weather as well as enjoy the fascinating decoration of a busiest city in Vietnam.
During Christmas Eve, almost the big buildings, big shopping centrals, even all shops and the public area in Saigon are set up with lots of giant Christmas trees with beautiful sparkling lighting decorations. All major church such as the Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh City will make a big nativity crib scene or a great corner with life-sized statues of Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, the shepherds and animals. In X-mas day, Children believe in Santa Clause & they expect to have a surprised gift for their good behavior during a year.
In New Year Eve, in big cities in Vietnam like Hanoi & Saigon, you can join lots of New Year Celebrations. The main tourist area in District 1, you can walk through streets to take part in the lively late nightclubs and bars which have become most popular late night venues. For high end parties, you can consider to join some Roof Top bar of 5 stars hotels like Carravelle Saigon , Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, Rex Hotel or at Bitexco Financial Tower.
At Ben Thanh Market area, you will have chance to be in a great Celebrating New Year Countdown. There are music and pop performances, public games and activities to welcome New Year with countdowns and fireworks.
In Ho Chi Minh City, people tend to gather at the city center those days where cars are not allowed & lots of art & cultural activities.
Being the largest city in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh city offers a wide range of hotels with great services and facilities such as:
If you are planning to spend your next coming Christmas and New Year holidays in Vietnam, early hotel and air flight bookings are extremely recommended.