What To Expect During Christmas in Malaysia

There’s only a few days left before the Yuletide season, and for travelers who don’t plan on stopping, it means spending the holidays in a place that have different ways of celebrating. In the case of Malaysia, it’s definitely far from a white Christmas, but it’s definitely a festive season.

If you find yourself in Malaysia on Christmas, there’s a few things you can expect other than unique Kuala Lumpur attractions and accommodation. It is one of the most exciting places to be during the holidays, and I bet you’ll want to spend it in Malaysia every year after this visit.

Extravagant holiday decorations

Holiday decorations

Other than our homes, no one else takes Christmas decorations to the next level quite like shopping malls. Expect to see gigantic Christmas trees heavily adorned with some of the most lavish looking wreaths, garlands, balls, angels, and candy canes. Big shopping malls would always try to outdo each other, and honestly, it’s such a beautiful sight to see.

And while it doesn’t really snow in Malaysia, that doesn’t stop them from having a white Christmas. Faux snow falls in malls like Pavilion KL, it’s made from a soap-like substance so the faux snow is going to be a bit melty, just like the real thing.

Big parades


Christmas parades are one of the staples in Kuala Lumpur, one filled with music, dancing, and people in costumes. It’s one of the best ways to get the family into the Christmas vibe or meet some cool new people. So haul everyone in the house out of the door with wearing the most Christmassy sweater and the fluffiest of Santa hats, it’s about to get wild on those parades.

Marvelous feasts


Malaysia isn’t one to have a shortage for food, and Christmas just quadruples their servings. Special feats are laid out in almost all hotels in Kuala Lumpur  and restaurants offering the traditional Christmas meal. For something that’s just a tad bit unique, you can look for restaurants that offer set lunches and dinners for Christmas. They usually serve their specialty dishes so that might make it special.

Shopping galore


What is a trip to Malaysia without shopping? The holiday season is the best time to go shop crazy in Malaysia because the malls are just filled with discounts and sales. Get ready to be super exhausted though, there are a lot of bargains to scour in the country.

Then end your celebration with an impressive fireworks display, just to cap a fun day nicely. Kuala Lumpur is one of the most exciting cities in the world, and you will definitely experience the electric vibe during the holiday season.