Already gearing up for Christmas in Siem Reap? We’ve got a round-up of 2015 pre-Christmas activities for kids (and adults) in Siem Reap. We will be updating this until Christmas, so if you know of others, please leave details in the comment section. And as always, don’t forget to check out the ridiculous Christmas decorations outside the Angkor Century hotel and to dress your kids up like Santa.
Rosy Guesthouse Christmas Fair
Rosy Guesthouse is hosting a kid-friendly Christmas fair on December 12th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be stalls selling gifts, decorations, cards and speciality Christmas foods, as well as Christmas trees and flowers for sale. There will also be a post box for kids to send letters to Santa (or Père Noël or Father Christmas). Letter templates will be available on site for kids to color or write in. Free candy cane for all letter writers. Mulled wine and hot cocoa will be served.
There will also be a toy drive for Safe Haven Medical Outreach, so bring your new or lightly used toys for their young patients.
Christmas Workshop at Soria Moria
Soria Moria will be holding a Christmas Workshop on December 11th, where they will be making Christmas decorations, listening to Christmas music, eating Christmas cookies and traditional Scandinavian riskrem (creamed rice) and drinking gløgg (mulled wine). Children from Sangkheum Center for Children will perform Christmas Carols. The workshop starts at 5 p.m. and costs $10 per person. Kids under 12 are half price and kids under four are free with parents. $1 from each participant will be donated to the Sangkheum Center for Children. Please RSVP by December 7th 2015 [email protected] or [email protected]
Christmas Soccer Camp
On December 21st, 22nd, and 23rd there will be three days of soccer camp for kids age six and up. Send them for one day or all three to get a pre-Christmas break from the kids. The camp lasts from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and promises to teach kids valuable soccer (or football) skills. Lunch will be provided, and everyone who signs up will get a free t-shirt. One day costs $25, two days is $50, and three days is $65.
Contact Charlie Pomeroy
T: 016 220 312
Kid’s Xmas Party at Bayon Pastry School
On December 16th at 4 p.m. the Bayon Pastry School will have a Christmas party where kids can have their photos taken with Santa. Entry to the three-hour party is free (cake and drinks are not included) and every child that attends will get a free gift. While you are there, you can order your Christmas cake or Yule Log from the pastry school for the big day.
Taphul Village, Siem Reap
T: 012 604 170
Bayon Pastry School Xmas party on Facebook
Christmas Party at Treehouse Nursery and Cafe
On December 17th the Treehouse Nursery and Cafe will have a disco-themed Christmas party for kids that features music, dancing, food, and games from 5:30 to 7 p.. The cost is $5 per child. The best part? Parents can choose to join in the festivities or just drop the kids off and have an evening to themselves.
Treehouse Nursery and Cafe
#96 Street 26, Wat Bo, Siem Reap
T:063 502 2777
Gingerbread House Decorating
Kids can make and decorate their very own gingerbread houses to take home on December 13th and 20th at the Park Hyatt from 2 to 4 p.m. The cost is $15 per child. Bookings in advance are required; call 077 333 491, or email [email protected]
Park Hyatt Siem Reap
Sivutha Boulevard, Siem Reap
T: 063 211 234
Christmas at Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor
Raffles has lots of Christmas events on (see our 2015 Christmas dinners post for more), including Christmas carols that will be fun for kids.
On December 6th, 13th, and 20th there will be Christmas carols from 4 p.m. in the hotel lobby for all to enjoy. On Christmas Eve carols will start at 7:30 p.m. and on Christmas Day there will be carols by the tree at 12:45 p.m. They also have a tree-lighting ceremony on December 5th at 5:45 p.m.
Every day in December apart from the 25th, Raffles will be hosting their famous afternoon tea with a holiday twist from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Price is $25 per person or $35 with a glass of Champagne or mulled wine Bellini.
For the adults, head to the Conservatory and Elephant Bar for $9 Christmas cocktails every day in December from 4 p.m. until midnight.
Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor
1 Vithei Charles de Gaulle, Khum Svay Dang Kum, Siem Reap
T: 063 963 888