20 Happy Holiday Events and Activities in Sanya

By Vanessa Jencks, December 23, 2021

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December 23: Stand-Up Comedy

Support the arts with a clap or laugh at this free comedy show.

Thurs Dec 23; 7pm-late. Free entry. FreeGen.

December 24: Live IMT Concert

This duo comes highly recommended by locals.

Thurs Dec 23; 7pm-late. Free entry. FreeGen.

December 24-26: Winter Break Sanya


Three events and three venues for a special, sunny Christmas. Check out their Christmas Set Menu below.

Fri-Sun Dec 24-26, 5pm-late. Solar & Solicious.

December 24 & 25: Christmas Set Menu

Save some cash but enjoy an authentic, hot meal with a set Christmas dinner at Dolphin.

Fri & Sat, Dec 24 & 25. RMB159 per person. Dolphin Sports Bar & Grill.

December 24: Christmas Eve Dinner

Fri Dec 24; 6-9.30pm. RMB388 for adults and RMB128 per child. Primas Hotel.

December 24-26: MCB Bar's Merry Christmas

Fri-Sun Dec 24-26, 10pm-late. MCB Bar.

December 25: Christmas Buffet at the Pullman

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Enjoy a fantastic buffet at Pullman, a chain of hotels well known to show off their culinary delights.

Sat Dec 25; 5.30-9.30pm. RMB 298 on Dianping. Pullman Yalong Bay Hotel.

December 26: Christmas Services & Celebrations

Join SICF for a memorable service and celebration followed by a hearty and happy banquet.

Sun Dec 26, 2.30-6pm. Free. Bihai Registered Church.

December 26: Mardi Gras Yacht Party

Sip on a sunset as you bougie out the night with Friends of Sanya.

Sun Dec 26, 3-7pm; RMB450-550. Luhuitou Public Pier.

December 26: English Corner


Sun Dec 26, 3.30pm; Free. Sanya Mass Art Museum.

December 27: Brunch & Bubbly

Mon Dec 27, 11am-3pm; RMB328-528. RSVP by contacting WeChat ID: kleong1030. Sanya Shangri-la.

Until December 31: Christmas Menu


Enjoy one of the best of Hainan's cuisine at Adrian Quetglas (see our review here).

Mon-Fri Dec 20-31; RMB738 for 2 people. Adrian Quetglas.


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It may not be the same as fresh powder or bunny hills elsewhere in the world, but at least you'll get a bit of practice for this beloved winter sport.

Daily, 10am-7pm, last entry at 6pm; RMB288 per person for one hour. Indoor Simulated Ski Resort.

Ice Skating

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With temperatures cooling down in Hainan, have a bit of Christmas fun by dressing up in festive dresses and going with friends or students to twirl and spin.

Daily, 1-8pm; RMB80 on weekdays and RMB100 on weekends for 90 minutes of skating. Sanya Qiyi Ice and Snow Sports Center.

Christmas Dances at Fantasy Town

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For the month of December, Fantasy Town has Santa loose throughout the park and a professional dance team ready to wow you and your friends.

Daily, 2-10pm, last entry at 9pm; Free tickets for park entry and dolphin viewing on Dianping. Click here for more information. Sanya Fantasy Town.

Buy Christmas Decorations

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If you’ve never been to walking street, this could be the right time for you to check out knick-knack Christmas decor or craft supplies available to make your own. Stay until 6pm and later for one of Sanya's most well-known night market.

Daily, 8am-10pm; Free. First Street.


December 31: Cool New Year Eve Luau Party

Fri Dec 31, 5pm-1am; Free. Cool Shop Kiosk in Houhai.

December 31: NYE Celebration Dinner

Fri Dec 31, 6-9pm; RMB328 per person. Purchase tickets through the QR Code. The Reef at Autograph.

December 31 - January 1: I Music Festival 2022

Fri & Sat Dec 31-Jan 1; RMB366-668. Purchase tickets through the QR Code. Yasha Games Venue in Sanya Tianjiao Area.

December 31 - January 1: I Music Festival 2022

Fri & Sat Dec 31 & Jan 1; RMB399. Scan the QR code to purchase tickets. Haitang Bay Square.

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READ MORE: 50 Fun Things You Can Do In Sanya on Holiday

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