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Best Family-Friendly Holiday And Christmas Events In Bali – December

What's New And Happening Over The December Holidays In Bali

2023 Nov 01 - 2023 Jan 09

Calling all visitors and locals around in Bali this December 2023! We’ve rounded up the top events happening all over Bali in December to keep you entertained on the Island. Our lineup includes culinary, cultural, festival, music, and sporting events, plus more! Bali’s event calendar is always hip and happening with huge annual festivals, vibrant cultural events, lively music performances, and soulful retreats. Now that you know in advance what to expect this November, it’s time to reserve your table, buy those tickets, and block out your calendar! Because you have plans!

This page is constantly updated, so watch this space. For anything we may have missed please message editor@littlestepsasia.com!

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    PAGERWESI: 20 December 2023

    A Local Balinese Festival to Get Closer to Spirituality

    What: Pagerwesi is an important Balinese festival on December 20th that has great cultural significance. Celebrated at night every 210 days, Pagerwesi holds a deep spiritual meaning for the Balinese. It symbolizes the victory of knowledge and justice over ignorance and evil, a theme from the earlier Saraswati festival. On this sacred night, Balinese families and communities offer prayers and payments at home shrines, village temples and ancestral grave sites, adorning them with beautiful Pagerwesi floral offerings, including hibiscus and bougainvillea. These rituals to appease ancestors and spirits protect previously gained knowledge and well-being. With traditional ogoh-ogoh sculpting competitions in local communities and solemn blessings by the high priests, Pagerwesi remains a memorable night for Balinese villagers.

    When: 20 December 2023

    Where: Across temples and villages in Bali (you can easily ask any Balinese you meet and they will surely know where to check out the festivities!)

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    DENPASAR FESTIVAL: 22-25 December 2023

    Lively and Cultural Festival

    What: The Denpasar Festival is a four-day cultural event held in the city of Denpasar in Bali, Indonesia, from December 22nd to 25th. Showcasing Balinese arts and culture, the lively festival features daily traditional dance and music performances, art exhibitions, cultural parades, local craft bazaars, and culinary offerings. Visitors can watch talented Balinese dancers enacting the iconic Legong dance, admire local painters and sculptors at work, shop for handmade souvenirs, and sample flavorful Balinese dishes. With free admission for all, the Denpasar Festival is an unmissable and affordable way to soak in Bali's vibrant culture. The festivities unite locals and attract tourists for an immersive cultural experience.

    When: 22-25 December 2023

    Where: Denpasar
    More info on: Instagram

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    CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS: 25 December 2023

    Christmas Celebrations with a Blend of Hinduism Traditions

    What: Christmas in Bali uniquely blends Hindu and Christian traditions. Locals construct elaborate nativity scenes called "perabotan" with distinct Balinese statues and tropical greenery. Churches brim with both locals and tourists for lively midnight mass. Families and friends then gather to feast on roast pork, chicken satay and spicy “lawar” salad. Sparkling decorations adorn the island as kids eagerly await Santa. Between crowded churches, mouthwatering meals and dazzling fireworks at clubs, Bali oozes festive holiday spirit. The fusion of cultures and emphasis on community makes Christmas here special and atmospheric for visitors and locals alike.

    When: 25 December 2023

    Where (multiple locations):

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    TUMPEK LANDEP: 30 December 2023

    Festival That Honors The Metal Objects

    What: Tumpek Landep is a Balinese Hindu ceremony to honour metal objects and their divine origins. Traditionally blessing ancestral heirlooms like daggers, now modern items like vehicles, computers, and appliances are included. A key ritual is spiritual cleansing to purify participants before the celebrations. Offerings are made at public temples and private home shrines to invoke blessings from the god Shiva. Artists also participate, asking for inspiration to create meaningful works. Locals believe metal objects contain a divine essence from the gods that Tumpek Landep recognizes. Tourists flock to witness the variety of colourful ceremonies with traditional costumes, processions, and elaborately arranged offerings that pay respect to the Balinese Hindu philosophy around this festival.

    When: 30 December 2023

    Where: Across temples and villages in Bali

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    CHRISTMAS AT BALI DYNASTY RESORT: December 24-25, 2023

    Christmas Eve And Day Buffet Dinner

    Prepare for the most magical Holiday celebration at Bali Dynasty Resort, just two months away! Join in for a Christmas extravaganza brimming with exciting entertainment and delectable holiday feasts. On Christmas Eve, indulge in a sumptuous dinner buffet while an acoustic Trio band serenades you with beloved Christmas tunes. Christmas day unfolds with a festive spirit, featuring a special lunch buffet accompanied by Santa Claus's visit and live Christmas Carols supporting the local orphanage. In the evening, relish a unique Christmas buffet Dinner at H2O poolside restaurant, complete with live entertainment featuring your favorite Christmas melodies.

    The resort also has a treat for your little ones. Kids aged 7 to 12 years old enjoy a 50% discount, while kids aged 6 and under dine for free from the buffet. Tables are filling up quickly, so don't miss out – secure your spot now by booking online here. It's a holiday celebration you won't want to miss!

    Bali Dynasty Resort, Jl. Kartika Plaza, Tuban, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, +62-361-752403, https://bdr.pphotels.com/events/festive2023/xmas2023/

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    NEW YEARS EVE: 31 December 2023

    DJ, Cocktails, Parties, And Celebration

    What: As one of the top destinations for New Year's Eve, Bali pulls out all the stops to throw epic parties across its lively beach clubs and resorts. Potato Head Beach Club hosts a major bash with international DJs and creative cocktails right on the sand in Seminyak. Ku De Ta kicks off a glamorous white party overlooking the waves. Cliffside jungle club Finn's lights up its tiered venue with fire shows and bass-heavy sets into the early morning. Luxury resort AYANA ignites the sky with midnight fireworks along its rock cliff. And Azul Beach Club promises a booming open bar extravaganza. With exotic tropical locales, pulsing nightlife energy, and world-class entertainment, Bali offers unforgettable experiences to ring in the New Year.

    When: 31 December 2023

    Where (multiple beach clubs):

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    GUIDEPOST AYANA BALI OPEN HOUSE: November 4, 2023

    Tour of the Montessori Classroom and AYANA Campus

    Exciting news awaits as Guidepost AYANA Bali announces its upcoming Open House on November 4, 2023! This event is scheduled for Saturday, from 10:00am to 11:15am, featuring a comprehensive program. Participants can look forward to a 40-minute guided tour of the Montessori classroom, offering insights into different sections like practical life and language areas. Following this, a 35-minute outdoor tour of the beautiful AYANA campus awaits, showcasing the beach, new campus, and farm. With a commitment to providing an intimate experience, the school ensures small group sizes to facilitate questions and interaction with staff during the tour. Don't miss this remarkable opportunity to discover Guidepost AYANA Bali's unique educational approach and its potential to nurture your child's development. Secure your spot by registering now through this link: https://calendly.com/guidepost-montessori-ayana-bali-events/open-house-october. The Guidepost team eagerly awaits the chance to welcome you and your family to this Open House event on November 4!

    Guidepost Montessori AYANA Bali, RIMBA Jimbaran, Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia, +62 812 3967 2804, ayanabali@guidepost.idhttps://guidepost.id/, Facebook, Instagram

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    BALI ROLLER MARATHON 2023: November 1, 2023

    Super Fun Rollerblading And Skating Event On November 1, 2023

    What: Get ready to strap on your roller-skates and roll across the tarmac at the annual Bali Roller Marathon. This fun rollerblading and skating event takes place in Denpasar and is proudly brought to you by all Indonesian roller skating associations and Persosi. It’s an annual event to compete for the Governor Bali Trophy. This unique marathon on wheels allows you to improve your skating skills, plus it's a great opportunity to make new friends with fellow skating enthusiasts.
    When: November 1, 2023
    Where: Denpasar, Bali

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    MELBOURNE CUP: November 7, 2023

    Kuta Social Club Presents The Melbourne Cup On November 7, 2023

    What: It’s time to get all-dressed up and ready for the races! Watch Australia’s famous Melbourne Cup (horse races) at Bali’s premier rooftop pool club - Kuta Social Club. This dazzling event is in collaboration with Bali Buddies. Expect glamour, top-notch entertainment, and good food! You’ll be greeted with complimentary bubbles upon arrival and can watch the "race that stops the nation” live on the big screen. This is an all-day event starting at 10:00am, with prizes for Sweepstakes, best dressed, and fashion. Get your event tickets here (starting at IDR 1MIL/person). You go rock that stylish hat!
    When: November 7, 2023
    Where: Kuta Social Club, Rooftop, Mamaka by Ovolo, Jl. Pantai Kuta No.32, Legian, Kecamatan Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali

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    SECRET COMEDY NIGHT: November 10, 2023

    Get Ready To Laugh Out Loud On November 10, 2023

    What: There’s nothing quite like a night full of belly-aching laughter! Catch Bali’s hottest comedy experience happening at a secret location in Ubud. This hilarious curated stand-up live comedy show features top comedians from Comedy Central, Kompas TV, Netflix, and Showtime. The location is kept secret due to previous sold-out shows with many having to be turned away at the door. Doors open at 7:00pm and the show kicks off at 8:00pm. This show has limited spots and tickets are selling out fast! Purchase your tickets online only here (IDR 175K/person). Keep an eye out for additional dates and areas (Batu Bolong, Berewa, Seminyak, and Umalas) to catch this Secret Comedy Night event. Get ready to roll with laughter!
    When: November 10, 2023
    Where: Secret Location in Ubud, Peliatan, Gianyar, Bali. The event address will be sent to you upon your ticket purchase.

  • TROPICAL GASTRONOMY FIESTA: November 15 To November 17, 2023

    A Gastronomical Culinary Adventure From November 15 To November 17, 2023

    What: COMO Beach Club meets Carbon Jakarta over 3 days in a culinary collaboration called the Tropical Gastronomy Fiesta. This exclusive event promises an extraordinary gastronomic experience where the coastal elegance of COMO Beach Club in Canggu, is combined with the culinary prowess of Carbon Jakarta. Guests can enjoy a thoughtfully curated menu with the vibrant flavors of Mexican cuisine like Hokkaido Scallop and Wagyu Zabuton. Renowned Chef Andri Dionysius, the Chef Patron of MDA Restaurants, and his team, will tantalize your taste buds with innovative and creative dishes. This event starts at 6:00pm and ends at 11:00pm over the 3 days, at a cost of IDR 850K/person. For reservations to this event, you can contact COMO Beach Club’s reservation desk. This promises to be an unforgettable dining experience.
    When: November 15 - November 17, 2023
    Where: COMO Beach Club, Echo Beach, COMO Uma, Jl. Pantai Batu Mejan, Canggu, Kabupaten Badung, Balii

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    PEMUTERAN BAY FESTIVAL: November 16 To November 18, 2023

    Vibrant Cultural Fest From November 16 To November 18, 2023

    What: Head to the vibrant 3-day Pemuteran Bay Festival to enjoy the best in Indonesian cultural arts and environmental conservation. This annual celebration is held by the local community, with the coastal village of Pemuteran Bay being an example of a well-managed ecotourism community. Highlights to look forward to include coral reef conservation based on the community with Biorock technology, heritage cultural exhibitions, Gebug Ende, beach art parades, traditional fishing contests, music performances, and more! Entry to this fabulous festival is free.
    When: November 16 - November 18, 2023
    Where: Tanjung Budaya Pemuteran, Jl. Pura Dalem Desa, Gerokgak, Pemuteran Bay, Buleleng, Bali

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    FESTRIUM: November 25, 2023

    Lively Art, Music, And Performance Festival On November 25, 2023

    What: If you enjoy art and music, then make your way to Festrium. This is the ultimate art, music, and performance collaboration festival in the area. This lively festival promises to be an epic celebration of true creativity. Expect live murals, live music performances, vibrant art installations, culinary crafts, and more at this fest! This is one festival you don’t want to miss. Festrium starts at 1:00pm and ends at 11:00pm. Get your fest tickets here at IDR 180K/person for a general admission ticket.
    When: November 25, 2023
    Where: Keramas Aero Park, Jl. Bay Pass Ida Bagus Mantra KM.28 Keramas, Medahan, Kecamatan Blahbatuh, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali

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    HEALIX MUSICATION VOL.3: November 25, 2023

    Live Music Concert On November 25, 2023

    What: Enjoy a fabulous live music concert in Denpasar - Healix Musication Vol.3. Concert goers can expect to see incredible live performances with a lineup that includes JKT48, Nosstress, The Overtunes, and more. Tickets to this concert are selling out fast! Grab your concert tickets here soon (starting at IDR 215K/person). It’s time to sway to the music!
    When: November 25, 2023
    Where: Lapangan Timur Niti Mandala Renon, Panjer, Denpasar Selatan, Denpasar City, Bali

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