Christmas in Bali: Lunches, Dinners, Celebrations

Festive Season | Written By, Life on the Island |

Finally the December holidays have come and Bali is surely going to be filled with people looking for an island Christmas. Well, if you’re spending your Christmas in Bali, you’ll be happy to hear that hotels and restaurants are offering a huge range of specials, whether you’re after a Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas Day Lunch (or brunch) or something totally different! You’ll find it all in Bali. 

Please search what area you’re looking to have your special Christmas celebrations:

Kuta & Legian –  Seminyak – Canggu – Jimbaran & Uluwatu – Nusa DuaUbud & Sanur

If you’re here for New Years, don’t forget to see our article on Bali’s Hottest New Year’s Parties!


The ANVAYA Beach Resort Bali

Christmas in Bali Anvaya Resort Kuta

ANVAYA’s Sands Restaurant is offering a 5-course Set Menu at IDR 750,000++ per person to start the warmest holiday season with a choice of Chef’s Roasted Campbell Beef Tenderloin or Herbs-Crusted lamb Rack for this year’s Christmas treats, plus one glass of sparkling wine and live acoustic performances, in addition to the Christmas Choir to accompany the Christmas Eve celebrations.


A: Jalan Kartika, Tuban, Kuta
T: +62 361 751267 / 759991

The Stones Legian Bali – A Marriott Autograph Collection

Christmas in Bali The Stones Legian

Santa has invaded Chef Vitto’s kitchen! This year both Santa and Chef are happy to present a decadent Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet at Big Fish Bar & Grill, where together they have whipped up a perfect festive feast for you. Find the freshest selection of oysters, crab, crayfish and prawns at the Seafood Station, before indulging in some traditional Christmas delicacies like Chestnut Stuffed Turkey with cranberry sauce and trimmings and Roasted Lamb cooked to perfection. For those with a sweet tooth, the dessert corner is fully prepared with Christmas Stolen, Christmas Pudding, and Coconut Crème Brule! Starts at 6.30pm, starts at IDR 450,000++ per person including a glass of sparkling wine.

On Christmas Day, its an island Christmas outside with a lively Christmas Barbecue lunch at the Pool Bar with Santa and his elves strolling around the property with good tidings. A la Carte prices start at IDR 120,000++, including The Stones Salad Bar.

Address : Jalan Raya Pantai Kuta
Phone : +62 361 300 5888
Website :

Golden Tulip Jineng Resort

Golden Tulip Jineng Christmas Bali

From tasty experiences to full-on feasts, Golden Tulip Jineng Resort has lots of festivities to go around. On the 25th of December 2018, the resort’s Jolly Christmas Brunch will feature Roasted Turkey, Dim sum, Peking Duck, Ginger Almond Rice, Beef Ribs with barbecue sauce, King Prawn, Green Mussel in Padang sauce, Chicken Wings Drum Stick, Macaroni Casserole, Fish Cake with Tar Tar Sauce, mountain of desserts and many more. Entertainment includes live acoustic music while Santa visits with various treats for kids (IDR 220,000 net per adult, 50% discount for children between 5-12 years old, kids under 5 eat for free).

Golden Tulip Jineng Resort Bali 
Jalan Sunset Road, Kuta
+62 361 472 7488



Alila Seminyak

Alila Seminyak - Christmas in Bali

Christmas Eve: Join Alila Seminyak for a ‘Coastal Christmas’ at their beachfront restaurant Seasalt. Enjoy a luscious 4-course set dinner menu with Christmas classics and be entertained by the Seasalt Santa whilst the sweet sounds of singer Thearosa sings Christmas Carols. IDR 750,000++/peron , starts 6pm onwards.

Christmas Day: Celebrate the most joyous day of the year with a sumptuous Christmas Brunch at Seasalt overlooking stunning ocean views. Dive into an extravagant menu of bountiful offerings featuring a variety of Christmas specialties, served with a warm Christmas vibe! IDR 750,000++/person, 12pm-4pm .

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Jl. Taman Ganesha No.9, Kerobokan, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
+62 361 3021 888

W Bali

Christmas in Bali W Bali Seminyak 2

Why not spend Christmas in W Bali; whose legendary brunches and parties prove that they can put together a good spread! This year they’re inviting you to sip, mix and mingle in their sophisticated, stylish restaurants along Seminyak.

For Christmas Eve, their FIRE Restaurant will present a night market with a W twist, with carving station, roast turkey, smokehouse barbecue and Christmas sweet cave. Beachfront, Starfish Bloo restaurant will serve a Pan-Asian array of cuisine in a seafood market. Starts at IDR 700,000++ / person . 

On Christmas Day itself, the two restaurants are setting up two super brunches for friends and family to enjoy together. Dig into a massive Christmas spread, whilst kids will be provided with many festive activities such as colouring, arts and crafts, face painting, a visit from Santa Claus as well as toys and movies in their ballroom. Prices start from IDR 950,000++ / person. 

Find all their Christmas dining options here.

W Bali Seminyak
Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak
+623613000106 /


Christmas in Bali Jemme DIning

Mulled wine under twinkling fairy lights, plump turkey with lashings of cranberry sauce, buttery mince pies as well as homemade cream, and carol singing on the baby grand piano. That is Christmas at Jemme, and they will be on hand to host your Christmas from the 10th of December. Staff parties, management dinners, pre-Christmas gatherings with friends or a celebration with the family – they can help you plan your special seasonal get-together, with roast turkey and all the trimmings of course.

Jalan Petitenget 28, Seminyak
+62 361 4732392

The Trans Resort Bali

Christmas in Bali Trans Resort Bali

Fancy an affordable French set menu on Christmas Eve? Take a culinary journey to The Restaurant at The Trans Resort Bali, for the resort’s French born, Executive Sous Chef Amaury Belkhanfar and his team will prepare the extraordinary French cuisine that you could never cook at home. Representing the traditional French delicacies on a 3-course-set-menu, The Restaurant at The Trans Resort Bali will play with wild ingredients, herbs and balance; expect the unexpected from the starters to dessert where you will savour the salty and sweet, or sweet and sour at the same time. 

For the starters, explore the small bites of French appetisers such as Foie Gras Marbled Au Torchon, Escargot Cromesqui, Scallops on Asparagus Mousse and Bacon Crackers, and Risotto Cassoulet with Porcini and Black Truffle. With no wasteful garnishes you can enjoy the whole plate without feeling too full because the main course is something that’s worth waiting for. Think tender and juicy duck leg confit combined with pan fried duck breast that is stuffed with herbs, chestnuts and port wine farce, the beautiful plating, smell and flavour will come together as a vibrant dish that will encapsulate the traditional Christmas celebration in France. Don’t miss the freshness of raspberry and the sweetness of vanilla parfait sprinkled with French meringue espuma, the wonderful dessert to start the joyful celebration. 

Mention NOW! Bali when you reserve your table before the 15th of December 2018 and enjoy 20% Discount from the price at IDR400,000++ per person for the Christmas Eve Dinner at The Trans Resort Bali on Monday, 24th of December 2018.

The Trans Resort Bali
Jalan Sunset Road, Kerobokan, Seminyak
+62 361 898 1234


Finns Recreational Club

Christmas in Bali Canggu Finns Recreation Club

December in Bali is never a great time to be standing over your oven tending to the turkey so avoid the stress and let Finns take care of all of the festive details this year. Finns Recreation Club is inviting you for a lazy six hour Christmas Day Buffet Lunch (11am-5pm); long enough time to dive into the whole Christmas Spread with sandwiches, salads, the carvery and grill, appetisers, pastas, fresh baked breads and the best display of Christmas desserts to destroy any diet.

On top of that, there will be plenty of entertainment for the young ones with a slip n’ slide, zorbs, festive activities and a special entrance to Splash Water Park. As always Finns will invite the children from the Jodie O’Shea Orphanage to share the day, including a Christmas carol performance before they receive special christmas gifts from generous club members. Starting 1 December, the jodie O’Shea Wishing Tree will appear at the Finns foyer, decorated with tags with pictures of the children — this is an opportunity for you to choose a tag and buy a gift for that child! It’s all love, family and generosity at Finns  when it comes to Christmas in Bali.

Lunch and Splash Water Park Package: IDR 950,000 (adult), IDR 480,000 (child, 3-12).
Lunch only: IDR 600,000 (adult), IDR 200,000 (child) , children under 3 eat free of charge.
Special Offer: Two for One Moet Chandon bottles .

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Jalan Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu
+62 361 848 3939




Karma Kandara (Ungasan) 

Greta Svabo Bech Live in Bali at Karma Beach Club 2

The Karma Group will celebrate this year’s Christmas season with ‘12 Days of Karma’, a unique programme of holiday-related experiences starting from December 23rd to January 3rd with a distinctly cosmopolitan spirit, ushering a uniquely Karma Yuletide tradition. Between Karma Kandara and Karma Beach Club, there’s many events to take part in.

For Christmas Eve, Karma invites you to their di Mare restaurant for Christmas Carols by the children of the Bali Life Foundation, followed by a special Christmas Eve 3-course meal, prepared by their Executive Chef. Down by Karma Beach it’s a beachside barbecue (IDR 650,000++), movie night on the beach and tunes through day by DJs Fran Tinez, Chris Coco and Disko Nuez.

For Christmas Day, di Mare resaturant invites you for Christmas Brunch from 11am and the festivities move down to Karma Beach where Santa will be dropping by in the afternoon. Signature cocktails are available on each of the ’12 Days of Karma’.

Check out the full program for 12 Days of Karma

A: Jalan Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80362
T: +62 361 762131


InterContinental Bali Resort

Italian Restaurant Jimbaran Bella cucina

From traditional Christmas cuisine, to Indonesian banquets, exotic cocktails, live music and dance, and a plethora of culturally-inspired activities, there is something for everyone this Christmas at InterContinental Bali Resort. Carefully crafted dining experiences cover everything from Christmas Eve cocktails complemented by children performing Christmas carols, to a delectable 5-course dinner menu at the resort’s Bella Cucina accompanied by live Jazz. The sumptuous Christmas Eve international buffet at Taman Gita provides a feast for the senses and the taste buds, with a Japanese live station, decadent selection of hot and cold seafood dishes, aromatic Asian dishes and a live carving station with Maple glazed Christmas ham on the bone, Traditional roast turkey with game jus, Greek style roast lamb leg with tzatziki and Roast beef with horseradish cream. A mouth watering dessert selection will see everything from Apple strudel to Christmas pudding with brandy butter and vanilla sauce, Lemon tart and Hand crafted chocolates. 

Of course there is more to Christmas than eating fine food, it is also a time for giving. InterContinental Bali Resort puts a strong emphasis on local community and island heritage and in the spirit of ‘giving back’ guests are welcome to participate in a special charity initiative run by the resort. Gifts made by children from a local orphanage can be purchased for a small donation, with all proceeds going towards covering educational and daily living costs at Panti Salam Orphanage.

Bella Cucina at InterContinental Bali Resort
Jalan Uluwatu 45, Jumbaran
+62 361 701 888


Ayana Resort & Spa Bali

Christmas in Bali Ayana Resort Jimbaran

Step back in time to feel the authentic atmosphere of Bali at Ayana’s Padi Restaurant, comprising of an expansive open-air thatched pavilions surrounded by soothing ponds and dramatic trees strung with lights. Padi’s Christmas Eve feast will delight you with an around-the-world buffet featuring Asian specialties, fresh seafood, chilled on ice and served steaming hot from the barbecue (IDR 550,000 per adult, IDR 275,000 per child). At the resort’s signature Sami Sami Restaurant, Christmas Eve is celebrated on a clifftop. Prepared with love by Ayana’s passionate culinary team, the evening’s menu features four courses designed to delight the whole family (IDR 550,000 per adult, IDR 275,000 per child). 

On Christmas Day, add a sophisticated touch of Japanese aesthetic to your festive celebrations at HonZEN, Ayana’s chic Japanese restaurant. Fresh sushi, theatrical teppanyaki, impeccable service, and a tranquil setting will infuse your holiday spirit with an authentic taste of Japan (IDR 1,800,000 per person). 

Ayana Resort & Spa Bali
Karang Mas Estate, Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran
+62 361 702 222

Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu

Christmas in Bali Radisson Blu Uluwatu

A warm up feast prior to the Christmas Eve festivity at Filini Restaurant in Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu, a pre Christmas Italian Brunch, takes centerstage on the 23rd of December 2018. Filini is serving its authentic Italian flavours in attractive and accommodating surroundings. On the menu, all the Italian flavours are crafted carefully with chosen ingredients from Italy and the country’s many regions. This restaurant takes serious pride in serving satisfyingly simple food with flourish and flair. Indulge the sumptuousness of this Italian brunch at IDR 399,000++ per person.

On the the 24th of December, indulge in two available dining experiences for Christmas Eve, including a Lavish Buffet at Artichoke Restaurant (IDR 795,000++/person), and a 5-Course Italian Set Menu and Wine Pairing at Filini Restaurant for those after a truly exquisite experience (IR 1,495,000++/person).

Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu

Jalan Pemutih, Uluwatu
+62 361 300 8888



The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas

Christmas in Mulia Nusa Dua Bali

To feel the magic of Christmas in Bali, The Mulia will serve a range of festive brunches and dinners! Take your pick out of Mulia’s best dining destinations for the cuisine and atmosphere you want for your Christmas Day: The Café opens up its elaborate international buffet for a festive feast; enjoy a stunning display of culinary artistry from the chefs with the Japanese delights of Edogin’s Teppanyaki Buffet; or for those after Chinese flavours, the resorts Table8 is serving up its authentic spread as well. The beachfront favourite Soleil will present its  immaculate Mediterranean brunch for Christmas Day.
Details on each restaurant here.

Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Kawasan Sawangan
+62 361 302777





bridges Bali

Christmas in Bali Ubud bridges restaurant

The popular Ubud dinner destination, bridges Bali, over looking a quiet river valley, will be adding some red to their already green surroundings this Christmas. A special 3-course menu has been prepared for the occasion, catering for all diners, including those that are vegetarian or gluten-free. Anything from Lobster Tortellini, to Risotto Milanese (V, GF), Rolled Roast Turkey, Crusted Tenderloin and all the favourite Christmas desserts! Bridges is known to have a great wine list and they are also preparing unique Christmas cocktails for the occasion, best enjoyed at their DIVINE Wine Bar. Christmas menu available 21 Dec 2018 – 1 Jan 2019, starting at IDR 550,000++/person for dinner (wine pairing available with an additional IDR 380,000++/person).

bridges also holds a very special Christmas Carolling event on Saturday, 15th December 2018. For the fourth year in a row, this traditional carolling event invites the Bali Community Choir to add the real cheer of Christmas into the season. They are a group of Indonesian and expatriate singers under the direction of Brendan O’Donnell, former ‘Sing Australia’ conductor. This event will see the launch of bridges’ holiday season menu, dinner starting at 5pm, performance starts at 7pm. (IDR 450,000++ for dinner if booked before 13 December 2018).

See menu and reserve: 

bridges Bali
Jl. Raya Campuhan, Ubud – Bali
+62 361 970095


Kubu at Mandapa Ritz Carlton Reserve Ubud Bali

Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve welcomes you to indulge in exquisite gastronomic experiences this Festive Season. Offering a medley of classic and seasonal cuisines for the most discerning epicureans, discover a host of remarkable festive experiences at the resort’s Kubu restaurant. On December 24th and 25th, starting at 6.30pm and 9pm, enjoy the sparkle of the Festive Season with a bespoke dinner at Kubu, and let the soothing sounds of the Ayung River serenade you while you indulge in a special six-course Mediterranean-European dinner.IDR 1,400,000++ per person. Reservation essential.

Kubu at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Jalan Kedewatan, Banjar Kedewatan, Ubud
+62 361 4792 777

Petani Restaurant

Petani Restaurant Alaya Ubud

Start the holidays with a magical evening of superb food with Live acoustic music on Christmas Eve at Petani Restaurant in Ubud from 7pm-10.30pm. Savour a three-course holiday menu of creative festive flavours, accompanied by a solo acoustic Christmas. Santa and Santarina also will come and visit, adding an extra festive feel to this special night. IDR 425,000++ per person. Enjoy a special Ubud-styled Christmas in Bali!

Jalan Hanoman, Ubud
+62 361 972200



Sudamala Suites & Villas

Sanur Sudamala Christmas in Bali

Nowhere says family like Sanur, and the cozy, intimate Sudamala Suites & Villas certainly takes on the same atmosphere. Where better than a family-friendly destination to spend Christmas in Bali! Sudamala will be holding 3 separate events for Christmas in Bali:

All the magic of the holiday season will be on display at their Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, on the 20 December 2018. Join to kick off that Christmas feeling with drinks, canapés, a Balinese dance and a children’s choir from a local orphanage.  For Christmas Eve , indulge in a four-course set menu dinner at Ares Steak & Pasta (IDR 295,000++/person). As for the Christmas Day they are celebrating family style with “Megibung” sharing dinner experience, also at Ares Steak and Pasta (IDR 600,000++/couple).

Jl Sudamala No. 20. Sanur. Bali 80227
+62 361 288 555

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