7 Things to do this weekend for Christmas: 23 & 24 December 2023

A wondrous time


By Marissa Chin

7 Things to do this weekend for Christmas: 23 & 24 December 2023

In the wise words of Queen Mariah Carey, it’s time! Santa’s sleigh is about to land any minute and we have a magical lineup of festive activities to celebrate the holiday and long weekend ahead! From twinkling Winter Wonderlands and exciting bazaars to late-night parties, here are seven events happening around and outside Selangor to celebrate Christmas.


1. Immerse yourself in the festive vibes at The HoHoLand Market 


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When: Until 24 December 2023, 10am to 10pm (Friday), 10am to 12am (weekends)

Where: Sentul Depot

Price: Free entry

HoHoLand is back for its second year, bringing another round of festive bliss to town! Expect yummy delights, a plethora of local vendors to explore, Music Nights featuring exciting live performances from Malaysian acts and even a magical snowfall.

For more updates, follow The HoHoLand on Instagram.


2. Experience Christmas magic at Resorts World Genting’s Winter Wonderland

When: Until 1 January 2024

Where: Resorts World Genting

Why not head up to Resorts World Genting for the long weekend? It’s Winter Wonderland invites visitors to take part in its joyous festive offerings. Elevate the enchantment of the season with a white Christmas during the resort’s hourly snowfall at night. After the snowy spectacle, Madison Square transforms into a Yuletide haven with dazzling lights, a majestic 40-foot Christmas tree, live music and delectable finger foods. 

Further, celebrate Christmas Day with the American R&B quartet All-4-One at the Arena of Stars for a special one-day-only concert! Fill your festivities with acapella-style renditions of their hit songs I Swear, So Much in Love and more. A visit to the Kimhua Atrium should also not be missed as you can marvel at the tallest Christmas tree crafted from real poinsettia plants which is featured in the Malaysian Book of Records.

For more information and to book your tickets, visit the website here.


3. Pump up the holiday spirit at the all-female DJ event, Cherry Bomb 

When: 23 December 2023, 8pm to 1am 

Where: REXKL Main Hall

Price: RM 50 (pre-sale), RM70 (door)

Ravers and party lovers, this is for you! Usher in the Christmas mood with the most electrifying EDM beats in a night of non-stop entertainment led by an all-female DJ lineup. Featuring Jovynn, Ashley Lau, Coco, and Djane on the decks, expect a range of sounds ranging from deep, dark techno basslines to uplifting house music. Powered by REXKL’s high-resolution projectors, Cherry Bomb will be illuminated with dynamic dual lighting for an even more immersive experience. 

To purchase tickets, visit Ticketmelon here and follow REXKL on Instagram for the latest updates.


4. Celebrate sustainability and creativity at TUG Gelato’s Christmas in Green 


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When: Until 24 December 2023, 10am till late (Christmas market), 5pm till late (music festival)

Where: Rumah Tangsi KL 

Price: Free entry

In commemoration of TUG Gelato turning two this year, the Christmas in Green market is celebrating community, sustainability and creativity this holiday season. Visit Rumah Tangsi to experience a slew of cool workshops, groovy tunes from local acts such as Talitha, The Impatient Sisters, and Midnight Fusic as well as a plethora of scrumptious food offerings. On the first day, there will be a Tangsirama Music Fest where DJ spins, live band performances and open karaoke sessions await!

To register for workshops, fill in the form here and follow Rumah Tangsi on Instagram for the latest updates.


5. Travel to Taiping for a dazzling Winter Fiesta at Spritzer EcoPark


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When: Until 14 January 2024, 9am to 11pm

Where: Spritzer EcoPark, Taiping

Price: Free entry

The Spritzer Winter Fiesta makes its grand return, bringing with it an enchanting assortment of festive magic this holiday season perfect for families and friends. If you haven’t had the chance to explore Taiping until now, this is the perfect time to do it! 

Visit the Spritzer EcoPark where activities such as pedal karting, DIY crafting workshops, mini golf and more are available. For four consecutive nights until Christmas, there will also be several snowfall sessions in the evening. Take memorable snapshots with the magnificent 28-foot Christmas tree, decked with sparkling lights and ornaments and crafted from recycled Spritzer bottles!

For the latest updates, follow Spritzer EcoPark on Instagram.


6. Have a wet and wondrous time at Splashmania Waterpark’s Santa’s Ho-Ho-Holidays

When: Until 1 January 2024

Where: Splashmania Waterpark, Gamuda Cove

Price: From RM80.75

Dive into the holiday spirit by having a splashing good time at SplashMania Waterpark! Presenting Santa’s Ho-Ho-Holidays, visitors of all ages can enjoy the wet amusement park’s dazzling Christmas decorations, exciting activities and special promotions across its 39 exhilarating rides and attractions. 

To purchase tickets, visit here.


7. Check out the Martell pop-up store in Pavilion Bukit Jalil

When: 1 December 2023 to 1 January 2024 | 10am to 10pm daily

Where: Concourse, Pavilion Bukit Jalil 

Maison Martell, the oldest of the great cognac houses, is celebrating its 130th anniversary in Malaysia with an interactive, multi-sensory, AI-enabled pop-up experience at the concourse of Pavilion Bukit Jalil. Visitors will not only be taken on an immersive journey uncovering the Maison’s rich history, but also get a closer look at the Les Remarquables de Martell-Edition Laurentine Perilhou—Martell’s RM5 million limited edition cognac masterpiece!

In addition, visitors will get a preview of Martell’s upcoming 2024 launches and limited edition releases, including the 130 Years in Malaysia Martell Cordon Bleu designed by Malaysian textile artist Marcos Kueh, the Martell Single Cru Collection, the L’Or de Jean Martell Zodiac Collection’s Assemblage du Dragon and an extremely rare 70-year-old Martell eaux-de-vie blend in a crystal decanter. 

While you’re there, don’t miss the chance to get a taste of either the Martell Cordon Bleu or coffee-infused Martell Noblige cocktail at The Chamber Pavilion! Other satellite events at the pop-up include a “spin the wheel” game at Food Merchant for a chance to win exclusive Martell merchandise, and a Martell fun fact quiz at Magnum Wines to test your cognac acumen and earn a complimentary gift for your participation. 

To stand a chance to view the Les Remarquables de Martell exhibit, simply follow these steps:

  1. Register with the Martell Swift Concierge AI chatbot
  2. Visit the pop-up and check in via the QR code provided
  3. Visit at least four out of five of the checkpoints at Martell’s pop-up and satellite events
  4. Earn exclusive access to the exquisite Les Remarquables de Martell and more

RSVP now with the Martell Swift Concierge here


For our definitive guide on Christmas, visit BURO’s Holiday Cruise here.

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