The resort had a compulsarary dinner, which means we had no choice but to pay for it whether we eat it or not. The decorated beautifully and it really made it feel like Christmas. There were trees decorated, lights everywhere, ice sculptures and of course fireworks! The food absolutely beautiful food! They had a huge international buffet with favorite Christmas food from all over the world.
Jonny and Angus with the ice reindeer.
Me and the kids with the ice reindeer.
Dinner was at 7 pm, so we were pushing it with the kids. Angus definitely was not going to last. I quickly got the kids a plate as soon as we saw people start eating, but Angus fell asleep shortly after his plate arrived. Jonny was holding him when he fell asleep and we were trying to figure out what we should do about dinner. I asked the restaurant staff if the could put 2 chairs together so we could make a bed for Angus. They agreed and we both were able to enjoy our dinner.
Angus sleeping at dinner.
The hotel also provided entertainment including a Thai school chorus who sang Christmas Carols to us and a visit from Santa Claus! Santa Claus arrived with fireworks. Gemma told us that is how she knew it was the "real" Santa and not the pretend Santa. Unfortunately, Angus slept through all of this and missed his chance on Santa's lap. Santa brought gifts for all the kids and also the adults. It was very thoughtful of the hotel and we really enjoyed our Christmas Eve.
Gemma sitting on the 'real' Santa's lap!