If you are not a fan of sub-zero degrees or long haul flights, but want to experience the traditional cool weather of Christmas somewhere in Asia, definitely consider Dalat. Located 1,500 m above sea level on the Langbian Plateau in the southern parts of the Central Highlands region, Dalat was originally structured by the French colonists as a place they could retreat to as respite from the killing tropical heat.
It is not difficult to fall in love with Dalat, also popularly known as "City of Eternal Spring" with its average temperature hovering around the mid-20 celsius all year round. The month of December falls within its dry period so you don’t have to worry about monsoon rains.
Many of the hotels and hostels offer celebratory spreads and the city centre usually has pretty decorations and performances. It’s no rockerfeller light up, but for its proximity and price, it’s a pretty good deal!