HCM City welcomes Xmas, New Year with numerous festival activities

Many entertainment venues across the city are busy and crowded with fun and exciting activities and entertainment programs on Christmas and New Year holidays.

Nguyen Hue Walking Street (Photo: Sggp)

One of the highlights is spectacular firework displays on New Year’s Eve (January 1).

A 15-minute firework display in combination with light art performances will be set up at Sai Gon River Turnel in District 2; meanwhile, the low range will be displayed at Dam Sen Culture Park in district 11.

A special music show featuring many singers and dancers that will be organized in Dam Sen Park on the evening of December 31 is expected to attract a large number of audiences. The event will also present performances of DJs with the popular music trend at the time.

Suoi Tien Tourist Area in District 9 is offering the “Snow Castle” with white snow flowers falling endlessly at the temperature from -5oC to -10oC.

A countdown party called Escape New Year – The Age of Tomorrow on New Year's Eve will take place from 3pm to midnight at the Phu My Hung Urban Area in District 7.

Swedish DJ duo Icona Pop, who became famous worldwide for the hit I Love It in 2013, will play electro house, punk, and indie pop music.It will also feature an Egyptian trance music duo Aly & Fila. They have been voted among the top 100 DJs by DJ Magazine ever since 2008, ranking 28th this year.

Nguyen Hue Walking Street and others entertainment areas presenting exciting and interesting atmosphere and a lot of bustling activities will be also rendezvous for locals and tourists in Ho Chi Minh City during the holidays.

In addition, the annual special concert titled VTV New Year Concert will be broadcast live on VTV channel on January 1, 2016 by Vietnam Television.

Around 40 leading singers will join in the event, including My Linh, Thanh Lam, Hong Nhung, Tung Duong, My Tam, Ho Quynh Huong, Thu Minh, Ha Anh Tuan, Uyen Linh and among.

The artists will bring popular Vietnamese and international songs to music lovers, such as I believe I can Fly, Hero, The prayer, Mua xuan dau tien (The first spring), Hay yeu nhau di (Let’s love) and more.

The show will use spectacular visual effects used in motion pictures that will be implemented by talented staff members. The stage with 3D projection technology to create a virtual-reality room in which the artists perform as well as make a splendid space.


By Staff writers – Translated by Kim Khanh

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