Top 10 Events Happening in December Penang 2018

Foodies, we can finally say this, it’s the end of 2018! Let’s celebrate the last month of December with fun-filled exciting activities. We have Christmas and New Year coming up, two of the most celebrated events in Malaysia. So, expect Christmas related events okay? Let the month of December be a joyous one. If you’re feeling blue, scroll down on these happening events in December Penang 2018, get your friends to go with you, or make new friends. After all, it’s December, step out of your comfort zone and go wild for once.

Top 10 Events in December Penang 2018:

#1 Christmas Fun Factory @ Sunway Carnival Mall

A sparkling array of Christmas lights will soon be bursting into colour all over town, creating a buzz around the inauguration of Christmas designs, and we know when. You know what? This mall in Penang has been raising their Christmas game and getting more festive than ever- Sunway Carnival Mall is now transformed into a Christmas Stocking Factory for Christmas this year!

Can’t wait for that sweet hit of festive cheerCome over to Sunway Carnival Mall and get your Christmas stocking ready so that Santa can fill it with the warmth of the Christmas season at Sunway Carnival Mall from 23rd November 2018 until 1st of January 2019!

More info, read here!

#2 [7-16/12] KOMIC Xmas Pop Up Store 2018

Your all-time favourite KOMIC pop up is back. This time, with more fun characters!. Expect latest Disney, We Bare Bears, Snoopy, Moomin, Funko Pop, Takara Tomy and more merchandises. Christmas is around the corner, so this might be the perfect time to drop by and shop for some gifts. Or, get your kids some bottles and bags and prep them for the upcoming school opening.



Address: Extension Wing Atrium, Ground Floor, Gurney Plaza, Penang.
Time: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
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#3 [7-9/12] 23rd Penfurnex 2018 – HOME Furnishing & Electrical EXPO

If you’re tired of your old furniture and thinking of brighten up your nest, then Penfurnex 2018 is your place. This is one of the events in December Penang 2018 that gives you enough excuses to get rid of the old stuff. Their year end sale offers a ton of discounts, plus amazing deals. You no longer have to spend 30 minutes standing in front of a vacuum thinking whether to buy or not.


Address: Setia SPICE Arena, Penang.
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
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#4 [8&9/12] 39th Penang International Dragon Boat Festival 2018

The annual dragon boat festival back, this is by far one of the most anticipated events in December Penang 2018. With its aim to cultivate and install interest among the younger generations to relive the glory of this sport in the older days. If you didn’t know, Dragon Boat Festival is a holiday, also a sport in China with an interesting myth behind. Enthusiasts across Asia would be rowing on the 8&9 December, so head over there to show some support and cheer for them!


Address: Teluk Bahang Dam, 11050 Tanjung Bungah, Penang.
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
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#5 [8-30/12] Christmas Newtopia

“Tis the season to be jolly…..” that’s right we told you this month’s going to be all about Christmas. Celebrate Christmas, one of the biggest events in December Penang 2018 at New World Park this year. Lots of fun-filled activities awaiting, including a Christmas maze just for your kids! Did we tell you there’ll be snow and also furry kids around to celebrate this holiday with you all? So exciting, you can even take pictures in a snow globe, see you there!



Address: No 102, Jalan Burma, New World Park, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

#6 [9/12] OBS Pet Carnival

Who doesn’t love furry kids especially cute, fluffy ones? We don’t know about you, but we surely can’t get enough of them. Bring your furry kids to this exciting events in December Penang 2018, OBS Pet Carnival! There are tonnes of events and competitions for your doggo to join. If your doggo is the beauty queen or king, sign them up for beauty contest, you might walk away with amazing prizes. The first 50 participants who signed up will get a free goodie bag as well.


Address: Beach Street, Penang.
Time: 7 a.m.-10 a.m.
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#7 [14/12] Heineken® Live Your Music

What’s holiday without some celebration? We adults so we gonna do it the adult way with this adult events in December Penang 2018(kids stay away from this). Head down to Rabbit’s Tale next week as they celebrate their soft opening with Heineken Live Your Music! Dance the night away featuring world top 100 DJ Dyro supported by BATE and Blink. No you can’t just simply walk in, click in the link below to win invitation to this exclusive party!

Time: 10 p.m.
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#8 [14/12-14/3/19] The Path of Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Remember the hot air balloon festival that happened beginning of the year? Well not exactly the real thing happening again, but you can definitely reminisce it with The Path of Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. The path of Esplanade will lit up beautifully by mini paper hot air balloons, giving you the chance to take nice Instagram photos. Or, enjoy a leisure time with your family and loved ones under this beautiful lights. Romantic dates can be simple sometimes.

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Address: Jalan Padang Kota Lama, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Time: 7 p.m.-12 a.m.

#9 [23/12] OBS Christmas Run 2018

As if Beach Street didn’t have enough events in December Penang 2018, here’s one more. Celebrate Christmas this year by shaking off some fats. Plus, Occupy Beach Street is celebrating their 5th Anniversary, so join them and sing Christmas carols as you run. Expect snow and Santa during the event, or you can dress up as one. This event happens annually, if you have supported them in the past years, make this year count as well.


Address: Beach Street, 10300 Georgetown, Penang.
Time: 7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
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#10 [23/12] Christmas Charity Market

We promise you this is one last Christmas events in December Penang 2018 that we’re going to mention. If you’re Penangite, you might have heard or even visited Hin Pop Up Market. It’s a weekly flea market that promotes local businesses, crafts and arts. In conjunction with Christmas, they’re doing a charity pop up to raise funds for Zy Movement Foundation Malaysia (“ZmF”).

They’re a dedicated and passionate organization that seeks to raise awareness, bridge the knowledge gap, and improve the publics’ understanding of locomotive disabilities. Practice the art of gifting by contributing a part as well, all proceeds will go to ZmF.

Address: Hin Bus Depot. 31a Jalan Gurdwara, 10300 George Town, Malaysia.
Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Bonus: [23/12] Songkrun Water Color Run 2018

Our very last featured events in December Penang 2018, we’re giving you some fun. You know how runs and marathons are stuffy, hot and sweaty? Well not at Songkrun Water Color Run 2018, because you’re gonna be splashed the whole way through. You’ll also be given a water gun to fire on anyone you like and have fun, but be careful. Enjoy the thrill of getting wet from the start, good things are meant to be shared. So invite your friends to join as well and have splashing fun!

Address: Kompleks Belia dan Sukan.  Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Kampung Gelugor, 11700 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang.
Time: 7 a.m.-10 a.m.
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