Always a hotbed of activity, through Christmas and the New Year, Jakarta gets an extra dose of seasonal excitement with the growing anticipation reaching fever-pitch as the city goes into overdrive on New Year’s Eve. For an extraordinarily visual experience check out the extravagant Christmas displays and grottos through the city’s high-end malls and hotels. For the New Year countdown, the city’s nightlife also gets a boost with an influx of international talent gracing the city’s clubs; check out Indoclubbing for details of who is on and where.
Festive menus and exceptional dining experiences abound in the city with a plethora of sublime buffets featuring all your traditional favourites like roast turkey and Christmas puddings. Select from favourites like the Grand Cafe, Grand Hyatt Jakarta, Sailendra at the JW Marriot or Arts Café at Raffles Jakarta. For something different but equally impressive, explore the Nikkei-inspired Christmas menu at Henshin or ALTO’s seasonal menu at the impeccable Four Seasons Jakarta.