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Time to unwind your imagination with Festive Season in Hilton Hanoi Opera or enjoy Metropole Hanoi Lights Up The Festive Season 2017…

Metropole Hanoi Lights Up The Festive Season 2017.
Metropole Hanoi Lights Up The Festive Season 2017.


Celebrate Festive Season with Hilton Hanoi Opera
Celebrate Festive Season with Hilton Hanoi Opera.
Celebrate Festive Season with Hilton Hanoi Opera.
Located right in the heart of Hanoi, with the gracious Vietnamese hospitality and Hilton’s impeccable service, Hilton Hanoi Opera is the brilliant venue to make this festive season special.
Start celebrating the most wonderful time of the year with a cup of mulled wine, and let us indulge you, your family and friends with the best season’s offerings in our Christmas Eve Dinner, Christmas Day Brunch, and New Year’s Eve Dinner. ’Tis the season for festive goodies and jolly bites. Pop in our Bakery in the Lobby (1 Dec 2017 – 1 Jan 2018) and discover your favourites.
07, 24, 25 and 31 Dec 2017
Hilton Hanoi Opera
Metropole Hanoi Lights Up The Festive Season 2017
Metropole Hanoi Lights Up The Festive Season 2017.
Metropole Hanoi Lights Up The Festive Season 2017.
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi kicks off the holiday season with an official invitation-only Christmas Lights Ceremony on December 1. For the first time, British cycling legend David Lloyd will join forces with six foreign ambassadors to take part in a bicycle ‘race’ to generate enough electricity to turn on the hotel’s yuletide sign and lights.
Lloyd, who recently won the Laguna Lang Co triathlon and the Vietnam Mountain Marathon in Sapa, will compete against six other cyclists including the UK, Italian, and Swiss ambassadors to Vietnam as well as two ambassadors from the European Union Delegation to Vietnam. The bicycle ‘race’ is part of a joint effort to raise awareness and funds for Newborns Vietnam, a UK registered charity dedicated to reducing neonatal mortality in Southeast Asia.
Meanwhile, a soaring 15-metre Christmas tree takes centre stage on the hotel’s rooftop garden, Le Balcon. This year’s evergreen will be illuminated with more than 50,000 bedazzling lights and decorated with some 1,250 Vietnamese conical hats.
In addition, a life-sized gingerbread house will be on show at L’Epicerie du Metropole, while a 4-metre evergreen will be on display in the Metropole’s lobby – festooned with 38 red “wishing cards” written by underprivileged children from the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation. Based in Hanoi, Blue Dragon is an NGO that helps street kids, children from very poor families, and victims of human trafficking and slavery throughout Vietnam.
In the spirit of the season, more than thirty Metropole staff will dress up and serenade guests with popular Christmas carols in five languages, including French and Vietnamese. The staff will perform over two days, on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so that they may reach out to the many visitors staying at the hotel during the festive period.
Christmas Eve: 24 Dec 2017
Christmas Day: 25 Dec 2017
New Year’s Eve: 31 Dec 2017
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
FILMstoryteller 15: “Samsara”
FILMstoryteller 15: “Samsara”.
FILMstoryteller 15: “Samsara”.
Saṃsāra is a Sanskrit word that means “continuous flow”, which implies the loop of life, the birth-death cycle, and rebirth. The term “Samsara” is used in Buddhism and Hinduism wit the meaning of “reincarnation”. Both of the concepts “continuous flow” and “reincarnation” appeared in “Samsara” – a documentary film directed by Ron Fricke, produced by Mark Magidson.
With no dialogues, the film sets audience in a pure “watching” mode but does not make us lose interest, but instead look forward to the next things that will appear on the screen. Just like how we always nurture our wonders and concerns and patiently wait for them to turn into epiphanies.
Wed 27 Dec 2017, 6.30 – 9 pm
Heritage Space
Film Screening “Family Heist”
Film Screening “Family Heist”.
Film Screening “Family Heist”.
You are invited to the film screening “Family Heist” (France, 2017, 91 mins) at L’Espace.
Director: Pascal Bourdiaux
Cast: Jean Reno, Reem Kherici, Camille Chamoux
For more information about synopsis, please see L’Espace website (in French) or refer to the Vietnamese version of this post.
Fri 29 Dec 2017, 8 pm
Christmas Concert with MAESTOSO
Christmas Concert with MAESTOSO.
Christmas Concert with MAESTOSO.
MAESTOSO* is pleased to conduct one of the group’s debut concerts at the St. Joseph’s Cathedral on Dec 25, featuring many musicians and distinguished guests.
Come enjoy the music in such a special ambiance with MAESTOSO.
Mon 25 Dec 2017, 8 pm
St. Joseph’s Cathedral
40 Nha Chung, Hanoi
Free Vietnamese Film Screenings
Free Vietnamese Film Screenings.
Free Vietnamese Film Screenings.
You are invited to free screenings of 6 outstanding Vietnamese movies at the 20th Vietnam Film Festival held in Da Nang City in November. The program takes place from 25 Dec to 29 Dec, including the following films:
– Em Chưa 18 (Jailbait) – Golden Lotus for Best Feature Film, Best Actress
– Em Chưa 18 (Jailbait) – Golden Lotus for Best Feature Film, Best Actress
– Yêu Đi Đừng Sợ (Kiss and Spell) – Best Feature Film by Viewers’ Choice
– 12 Chòm Sao: Vẽ Đường Cho Yêu Chạy (Zodiac 12: Five Steps of Love) – Jury’s Choice Award
– Sắc Đẹp Ngàn Cân (200 Pounds Beauty)
– Vệ Sĩ Sài Gòn (Saigon Bodyguards)
25 – 29 Dec 2017
National Cinema Center
87 Lang Ha, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
Source: Hanoi Times

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