It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Saigon is always fun at any time of year, the city never sleeps after all,  but at Christmas, it has extra magic. In the evenings, streets and shop windows are filled with twinkling lights and festive decorations. So if you’re thinking of visiting Saigon this Christmas, we have some recommendations for you.

1. Notre Dame Cathedral 

Speaking about Christmas is speaking about churches, of course, the Notre Dame Cathedral is the first on the list. During any festive season the area surrounding the church is always decorated beautifully. On Christmas Eve, tens of thousands of locals and visitors flock here, whether Catholic or not, if coming to Ho Chi Minh City this occasion, you must visit the Cathedral.

2. Nguyen Hue Walking Street

The crowds of locals that gather each night to walk, socialize, sing, dance and skateboard etc. This unique vibrant atmosphere is Saigon’s speciality, no doubt about it. Nguyen Hue Street is the center of the most magnificent events of the city, so on New Year’s Eve, you can come and count down to amazing fireworks!

3. Vincom Dong Khoi

In front of the Notre Dame Cathedral, Vincom Dong Khoi is one of the most famous shopping centers in Saigon. And since there’s nothing like Christmas sales, this is the place to visit if you’re gift hunting.

4. Festive Foods

Saigon’s food scene doesn’t disappoint when it comes to seasonal delicacies from all around the world. From fully Christmas themed fancy buffets in M Gallery to local cafes whipping up serious Christmas goodies, we guarantee the city will not disappoint.


Notre Dame Cathedral, Nguyen Hue Walking Street and Vincom Dong Khoi are just 15 minutes or less walking from Meander Saigon Hostel.


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