Embrace the cold and celebrate love this winter with a dazzling array of events and parties that shine a spotlight on the LGBTQ+ community. Our curated list of queer festive extravaganzas is sure to keep you alive and pumping with energy over the next few months. If you miss them out this year, there’s always more in the next.
- White Party Bangkok 2023 // 28th December 2023 – 1st January 2024
Asia’s biggest circuit party and one of the world’s most renowned gay circuit parties returns to Bangkok to make sure you end 2023 with a bang. There’s nothing quite like the grandeur of White Party Bangkok, with world-class DJ’s, stellar visuals, and superstar performers, attracting over 25,000 partygoers from over 50 countries worldwide each year. You’ll be in for an unforgettable party experience.
- Arosa Gay Ski Week 2024 // 20th January 2024 – 27th January 2024
For those of you begging to be covered in some of that white stuff, we’ve got you covered with the Arosa Gay Ski Week. First held in 2005, this gay ski week held in the mountains of Switzerland continues to grow and is now the number one of gay winter events in Europe. Partying above the treeline, sunbathing in the Tschuggen hut, and relaxing over cocktails and cheese fondues all while being surrounded by breathtaking scenery, crisp fresh air, and over 225km of skiable terrain, sounds like the perfect winter getaway.
- Whistler Pride and Ski Week 2024 // 21st January 2024 – 28th January 2024
Up in the Whistler Blackcomb mountains of Canada, is an 8-day festival that combines sports, culinary, wellness, as well as both social and cultural events. There’s an abundance of activities from guided ski and snowmobile tours to bungee jumping, tube sliding to dog sledding, art galleries to even spa treatments with parties throughout. The week closes with their closing ‘Snowball’ event paired with their Pride parade through the town.
- Oasis Caribbean All-Gay Cruise 2024 // 21st January 2024 – 28th January 2024
Board one of the largest cruise ships in the world for the world’s largest gay cruise and sail from Miami to four gorgeous Caribbean islands. Up to 5400 guys are expected to join this seven night adventure filled with waterparks, snorkelling, beach clubs, street markets and more alongside the spectacular range of activities onboard the cruise ship. Tickets sell out fast, but if you miss this one, be sure to check out the other cruises Atlantis has to offer.
- Auckland Pride 2024 // 1st February 2024 – 29th February 2024
New Zealand’s largest Pride Festival is back with a month-long, open-access arts, cultural, and community-focused festival. This year’s theme is Beyond Paradise, highlighting the utopian thinking of Aotearoa, and celebrating queer artists and academics who have strived for queer futurity.
- Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2024 // 16th February 2024 – 3rd March 2024
Head over to Sydney, Australia for a three-week, world-class celebration of queer love and pride. The city will be filled with events day and night with bars and clubs throwing special events and parties, and with massive street takeovers for shows, performances, street parties, parades and much more. With the success of hosting the WorldPride 2023, Sydney’s Mardi Gras of 2024 is sure to be an all-out amazing follow-up.
blog by Bernard Yap