The Cha-Am Municipality will organize a 5-day New Year celebration to bid farewell to 2011 and welcome the upcoming 2012 in the city and on the beach.
Entitled, “Cha-Am Countdown 2012”, the festive event will take place between 30 December 2011 and 3 January 2012 at the Cha- Am Municipal Office in the city and on the beach at the Cha-Am lookout.
Mr. Nukul Pornsomboonsiri, the Cha-Am Mayor, said that it would be the first time that the New Year celebration was organized at the Cha-Am lookout. There, local people and tourists will enjoy a big countdown party and celebrate the dawn of the new year together with famous Thai actors and singers.
Highlights of Cha-Am Countdown 2012 include evening concerts of the Holiday band and Thai artists, namely Film Ratthapum on 30 December, Baitoey R-Siam on 31 December, Bow Wee on 1 January, Film Narinthip on 2 January and Nu Meter on 3 January. The concerts start at 7 p.m. at the Cha-Am lookout. On 31 December, in particular, there will be a lucky draw for all participants and a countdown with beautiful fireworks at midnight on Cha-Am beaches.
On 1 January at 7 am., municipal staff and local people will gather together to make merit by giving alms to 200 Buddhist monks. Then, the monks will give them New Year blessing in return.
Both local people in Cha-Am and tourists are welcome to enjoy the big 5-day New Year celebration together.