'Tis the season!
The most wonderful time of the year is here, and what better than to celebrate the holidays with your loved ones in a special place? Believe it or not, Jakarta is filled with festive events and unique offers, each providing a beautiful setting for the perfect pictures and memories that will last forever.
Popular venues to celebrate Christmas in Jakarta are in hotels all over the city. Not only is the whole building beautifully decorated and ready for the festive season, but they also offer incredible deals that you can't get in any other time of the year! Here's a list of the most amazing holiday specials hotels have to offer:
Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta
This beautiful, newly-revamped hotel filled with chinoiserie-inspired designs by Alexandra Champalimaud is the perfect setting for those Instagram-worthy group shots with your loved ones this season.
For those who love Christmas stories and Charles Dickens, come celebrate Christmas Eve at Alto Restaurant & Bar with its special Christmas Carol Degustation Menu, a seven-course menu inspired by Chef Aipassa’s favourite childhood novel: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Each dish beautifully represents each phase of the timeless story, beginning with the Ebenezer Scrooge Torched Marinated Prawns and continuing on to five other magically-crafted courses, which includes Alto’s all-time favourite Beef Wellington using US Beef Tenderloin, Foie Grass, Duxelle and Spinach baked and wrapped in a Puff Pastry, served with Alto’s signature Truffle and Port Wine Sauce. End the night on a sweet note with Executive Pastry Chef, Lorenzo Sollecito’s Mr. Clause Sphere, a whimsical combination of Orange and Chocolate Cream, Warm Panettone, Caramelised Almond, Panettone Gelato, and Espresso Zabbaione, sure to leave you satisfied! Expect the appearance of Carollers and stunning views of Jakarta’s skyline. The Christmas Carol Degustation Menu will be available on Tuesday, 24 December 2019 at 7pm, priced at IDR 1,890,000++ per person.
Continue the celebration in Alto on Christmas day with its incredible brunch buffet, serving decadent delights and brunch classics such as a selection of cold cuts and cheeses, an extensive fresh seafood buffet, and an exciting array of live stations such as Aromatic Herbs Lamb Leg, Norwegian Salmon en croute, 40 Clove Roast Chicken and Roasted Rack of Tomahawk. Not to be missed is Executive Pastry Chef, Lorenzo Sollecito's dessert tableu. Some light entertainment and traditional Carollers will add to the holiday cheer! The Christmas Day Brunch starts at 11.30am and is priced at IDR 1,230,000++ per person.
The gorgeous Tiffany blue tea room - La Patisserie will also be serving festive desserts and pastries created by Executive Pastry Chef Lorenzo Sollecito and his team. Their finest creations include the iconic Christmas Stollen, along with the deliciously decadent Snowy Carrot Cake and Jolly Cake. Some petite delicacies will also be available, such as the Popcorn Xmas Sphere, Santa’s Polar Bear, Crown Brest de Paris, Swan, and Modern Mont Blanc, along with Festive Macaroons and Festive Bon-bons suitable as a gift for family, friends, business associates or even for yourself!
With an incredible selection of special offers all-year round, Raffles Jakarta has surely gone above and beyond this holiday season.
Have an incredible holiday feast at the Arts Café with its special Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day brunch buffet. Indulge in a refined buffet filled with signature Arts Café dishes, along with a special Christmas-worthy selection of food! Expect a palette of sights, sounds, textures, and aromas in a virtual tableau of art and cuisine, served in chic interiors with a backdrop of vibrant Hendra Gunawan artwork. The buffet for both days are priced at IDR 888,000++ per person.
For a magical staycation this season, combine an exhilarating night at the theatre, with a legendary stay the hotel with Hairspray the Musical! For IDR 3,760,000++, enjoy two VIP tickets to watch the world-renowned Broadway musical, an overnight stay at the Raffles, and a delicious breakfast buffet for two at the Arts Café, perfect for a short getaway just before Christmas!
Are you looking for the perfect gift for this holiday season? This exclusive Festive Hamper is available at Raffles Patisserie, filled with Kaasstengels & sagoo cookies, Pipiltin jasmine tea, sea salt caramel spread and dulce de leche spread, as well as Patisserie stollen, pate de fruit, coated nuts, and chocolate truffles, priced atIDR 1,300,000 net. Advanced order required.
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta
Spend quality time with your family and loved ones by dining at their Signatures Nirwana Restaurant. Relish a wide range of delightful Christmas menus that will make you feel the holiday cheer! Each Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet, Christmas Day Brunch or Christmas Day Dinner is at IDR 588,000++ per person.
Fill your holiday stomach throughout December in the Zen ambiance at OKU premium Japanese restaurant! The Christmas Bento is available throughout December at IDR 500,000++ as well as the Christmas five-course Set Dinner is at IDR 850,000++/person including a special menu by Chef Kazuma Yazawa and free-flow ocha!
Kempi Deli has also prepared shimmering Christmas hampers to impress your family, friends and clients. The hampers include various sweet treats such speculoos cashews, chocolate choux peanut butter, cinnamon raspberry, chocolate grissini and much more. Prices start from IDR 600,000 nett.
The Dharmawangsa Jakarta
Indulge in a luxurious Christmas Set Dinner at Sriwijaya Restaurant on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with a delicious set menu course, which includes smoked
salmon mille-feuille as appetizer, lobster bisque as soup, choice of a whole roasted turkey with traditional condiments or a roasted prime beef for main course, and the award winning Chef Kona’s Christmas dessert such as Christmas pudding, bourbon vanilla ice cream, brandy sabayone and berries compote. The set menu prices at Rp. 995.000 ++ / person for 3 courses and Rp. 1.195.000 ++ / person for 4 courses inclusive of wine pairings and a glass of Gluhwein.
For a more casual dining atmosphere, enjoy the lavish buffet at Jakarta Restaurant with a special Christmas Brunch featuring traditional Christmas turkey with traditional condiments, seafood vaganza station, salmon en croute, and roasted beef rib eye. The Christmas Brunch also presents a vegan live station with an assortment of healthy toasted multigrains, vegetable roll in rice paper, salad in a jar as well as the smoked salmon and veggies. For those who love the local taste, Jakarta Restaurant’s best local signatures will also be served such as sup asam iga Palembang and nasi liwet.
Enjoy a splendid selection of Christmas desserts such as festive berries flambe, Christmas fruit cake, forest noir bûche de Noël and a various Christmas tree desserts. There will be children's corner and a Santa Claus photo-taking session to make the celebration truly memorable. The brunch prices start from IDR 795.000 ++ / adult inclusive of free flow non alcoholic beverages, IDR 995.000 ++ / adult inclusive of free flow beer and house wines. For those
who would like to level up the brunch with an unlimited flow of sparkling wine, there will be an additional IDR 500.000 ++ / adult.
Mandarin Oriental Jakarta
Throughout the month of December, Lyon, recently recognised as the Best French Restaurant in the city will present traditional Christmas lunch set menus. Celebrated as a staple for every Christmas celebration since the 16th century, the classic Roast Turkey will be central to this year’s holiday feast. Served with honey-glazed chestnut, brussels sprouts, baby potatoes, and homemade cranberry sauce, this time-honoured dish will surely thrill your palate. Other wondrous dishes to look out for include the delectable Heirloom Tomato, the signature dish Steak Au Poivre, and the popular Christmas pudding. Lyon’s Festive Set Menu will be available
from 1 to 23 December 2019 with prices starting from IDR 250,000++ per person and Raclette at IDR 350,000++ per person. On Christmas Eve and Day, the enticing Christmas five-course dinner menu will be available for IDR 800,000++ per person.
The popular Lyon brunch will also be available on Christmas Day, where guests are welcomed to enjoy as many dishes as they desire from the a la carte menu in addition to the buffet offerings. The Lyon Christmas Brunch is priced at IDR 730,000++ per person.
The family-friendly Cinnamon offers an all-you-can-eat dining experience featuring classic holiday dishes from around the world. Cinnamon creates the perfect ambience for year-end celebrations with families, friends, colleagues or loved ones with cheerful and colourful ornaments inspired by Candyland decorations to entertain the little ones. The Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet is priced at IDR 588,000++ per person.
Intercontinental Jakarta Pondok Indah
Treat yourself on the whole month of December with the hotel's premium culinary feast, complete with lively Christmas melodies for a splendid Christmas celebration at The Lounge! Afternoon Tea is available every Monday to Friday, 2.30 pm-5.00 pm, as well as a High Tea Buffet every Saturday and Sunday, from 2.30 pm-5.00 pm. Signature Christmas Cocktails from 1-25 December 2019 will be served from 6.00 pm-10.00 pm as well. The Lounge will also offer Special Festive À La Carte Dinner on Christmas Eve. 'Tis the season to be jolly!
Enjoy your Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at Sugar & Spice with a delicious dinner and brunch buffet. Prices start from IDR 688,000++ per person. Let their Christmas carollers transport you back to the days of yore, and let your children
delight in the fun-filled activities and gifts from Santa!