Next week is Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year. That means next week will be jam packed with events and celebrations. With that in mind here’s our guide for some upcoming events and things to do in Ho Chi Minh City. And if you haven’t already, then be sure to checkout our overall 2019 guide to Tet.
Floating Flower Market of Ben Binh
- When: January 30th – February 4th
- Where: Ben Binh Dong – District 11
In District 8 by the Ben Binh Wharf you’ll find hundreds of boats lined up selling flowers, kumquat and apricot trees. In the days leading up to Tet, Vietnamese come here to buy their decorations for the new year. Kumquat trees and their bountiful fruits in particular are considered lucky. The colorful displays on the boats are a sight to behold and a great place to photograph. In addition the lively atmosphere as people get ready for the approaching holiday make this a must see. you can read more about the flower market and see photos here.
Nguyen Hue Flower Street
- When: February 2nd – February 8th
- Where: Nguyen Hue Street – District 1
The main boulevard in District 1 will be closed to traffic and flower displays will line the road leading up Ho Chi Minh City Hall. If you’re in Saigon during this time it will be hard to miss. This will be the 16th year of the flower street and is set to run from February 2nd through to the 8th. Opening night is slated to be a busy and vibrant occasion.
Tet’s Eve Celebration
- When: Monday February 4th, 9 PM – 2 AM
- Where: Broma – Not a Bar
- Entrance: 300.000 VND (including 1 drink)
One of the most popular bars in Ho Chi Minh and right in the heart of District 1, Broma: Not a Bar will be hosting a classic new years eve party. Their rooftop setting will give you a great view of the firework celebrations that will be happening downtown.
Tet Rooftop Party
- When: Monday February 4t, 9 PM – 5 AM
- Where: The Lighthouse
- Entrance: 100.000 VND
With an amazing rooftop terrace 7 floors up, The Lighthouse will be providing spectacular views of the midnight fireworks and DJ sets until 5 AM.
Tet Fair at Crescent Mall
Down south in District 7, Crescent Mall has their annual Tet Fair. For a family friendly and local flair then this is a great place to attend. Here you will find many local families enjoying some of the festivities and a great way to see a slice of holiday life in the southern capital.