Welcome the new year with a night to remember in Siem Reap! Say hello to 2019 with your friends and family with great food, music and drinks. Choose from one of the events from our list – we have something for everyone! Where will you be when the clock strikes midnight?

🎀 Looking for gift ideas? Throughout this festive month, you can select gifts for loved ones from a collection of monogrammable holiday accessories at the exclusive Personalization Gift Shop at T Galleria by DFS, Angkor. 🎁

New Year’s Eve Temple Dinner
This exclusive dinner takes diners on a journey of Cambodia’s performing arts from traditional to contemporary, in the ambient setting of 10th century temple, Prasat Kravan. Enjoy Cambodian fare in this unique setting.

Where: Prasat Kravan temple
When: December 31 (confirm timing on reservation)
Cost: $575++ per person, $285++ for children under 12. Excludes alcoholic beverages.
More Info: www.aman.com/resorts/amansara/festive-season

New Year’s Day Lotus Lunch
Begin the new year with a twist on the quintessential garden party.

When: January 1 (confirm timing on reservation)
Cost: $80++ per person, $25++ for children under 12. Excludes alcoholic beverages.
More Info: www.aman.com/resorts/amansara/festive-season 

Reservations: 063 760 333

Choose from a sumptuous set menu in Ember Restaurant, including Kep crab bisque and traditional turkey platter, or a deluxe interactive buffet in Spice Circle Restaurant. Dining guests are invited to float Pratip on the Siem Reap River, an auspicious way to wish for a prosperous new year ahead. DJ Edwardowski will entice guests to the dance floor into the night.

When: December 31, 8pm
Cost: $330 per person for either the set menu or buffet.
Reservations: Elisabeth.hermelin@belmond.com
More Info: 063 963 390

Courtyard’s A Toast to the New Year features a spectacular gala buffet, live music, lucky draws, the traditional toast in the Grand Room, followed by celebrations with beautiful views of the Kingdom at Upperdeck.

The New Year’s Dinner features the hotel’s Executive Chef’s special four-course dinner replete with Takeo Lobster, Black Angus Rib Eye, and other decadent fares.

When: December 31, 6:30pm – 11pm
Cost: $35++ per person, add $21++ per person for wine pairing. Or pay $100++ per couple, including wine pairing.
Reservations: 063 968 888
More Info: Facebook 

After dinner, head to the Upper Deck and count down the time till 2019. Enjoy unlimited sparkling wine, red and white wine, beer, and soft drinks as you party with DJ Mike.

When: December 31, 10pm – 12 midnight
Cost: $15++ per hour with party favors
Reservations: 063 968 888
More Info: Facebook 

Rock The New Year’s Eve at Hard Rock Café Angkor! Celebrate with authentic American food and drinks and live entertainment with HRC’s house band, DJ and activities with prizes! Open to all ages.

When: December 31, 6pm – 3am
Cost: Order your favourite food and beverages from the menu
Reservations: 063 963 964 or email info@hrcangkor.com
More Info: Facebook

Hunkaar Table & Lounge’s welcomes you to ring in 2019 at their rooftop bar. Dance the night away with funky music from D.J. Lady C and a festive buffet, ending with the all-important countdown!

When: December 31, from 7pm – midnight
Cost: $35
Reservations: 063 965 600 or fbm@anjalihotel.com
More Info: Facebook

Be seduced by a tempting New Year’s Eve BBQ Buffet, featuring roasted turkey, grilled tiger prawns and many more festive delights. A glass of sparkling wine and all-night-long live music will guarantee an unforgettable start to 2019!

When: December 31, from 7pm
Cost: $35, children under 12 half price and under 6s go free
Reservations: 063 968 456 or h9914-fb@accor.com
More Info: Facebook

Ring in the New Year at Khema and be inspired by an international set meal featuring treats such as succulent roast lamb chops and mouth-watering goat cheese ravioli steeped in an herb cream soup. Countdown on the rooftop with a free-flow of house wines, sparkling wines, beers and soft drinks from 11 pm to 1 am!!

When: December 31, 6pm – 10.30pm
Cost: dinner at $50++ per person, or $65++ per person with wine pairing // countdown free-flow at $28++ per person
Reservations: Reserve Online
Menu: www.khema.online/menu-NY2018
More Info: Facebook

Malis Restaurant welcomes you on New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day with a creative four-course meal featuring delicious flavours from Cambodian staples to re-imagined Western favourites. Try young rice flake-encrusted pigeon, deep fried to crispy perfection, and snappy river lobster bites. Wines are from the Pays D’Oc.

When: December 31 & January 1, from 6pm until late
Cost: $40 or $50 with wine pairing included
Reservations: 015 814 888
More Info: Facebook

The party gets off to a stunning start with a ‘Wine-Down’ cocktail hour at the Mahonoti pool bar. Then dine and dance at Apsara Courtyard with gourmet international buffet. Guests will be entertained  by traditional and live performances, games and lucky draws, followed by a fireworks display.

When: December 31, from 7pm until midnight
Cost: $125+ per person
Reservations: 069 285 888 / 069 411 777 or experience@memoirepalace.com
More Info: www.memoirepalace.com/xmas-new-year-2019/

Dine by the light of the beautiful, illuminated Banyan tree, Park Hyatt Siem Reap’s courtyard is the place to welcome the year 2019. Executive chef Theam Pisith creates a 5-course set-menu fit for the occasion. Guests will be given a glass of Champagne as a toast to welcome the new year.

When: December 31, 6.30pm – midnight
Cost: $168++ per person (food only). Supplementary beverage packages available.
Reservations: 063 21 1234 or email diningroom.repph@hyatt.com
More Info: Facebook

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Raffles with a themed market serving a selection of festive fare, complete with live cooking stations, music and entertainment, all set in the hotel’s gardens. The countdown culminates in a spectacular fireworks display.

When: December 31, 7.30pm – 1.30am
Cost: $380 nett per person including free-flow wine, beer and soft drinks
Reservations: 063 963 888 or email dining.grandhotel@raffles.com
More Info: Facebook

Sofitel’s luxurious gardens and poolside will be transformed into a lavish setting to celebrate the new year. Dine on Fine de Claire oysters, Alaska King Crab, and a large selection of imported cheese. Performers from the internationally acclaimed Phare Circus will provide memorable entertainment throughout the evening with theatre, music and live performances.

When: December 31, 7.30pm until 3am
Cost: $162++ with a glass of Taittinger Champagne and free-flow of local beer and soft drinks. $81++ for children under 12.
Reservations: Booking form
More Info: Facebook

Clare Lawrence is a long-time expat, originally from England, with six years in the UAE under her belt as well as over two years here in Siem Reap. She has written on expat life, saving money, holidaying with children and budget travel for a number of magazines and websites, including Siemreap.net.