Bali Beach Run | 10 December
Petitenget Beach, Seminyak
The Bali Beach Run returns in December with a new route, and an emphasis on a ‘Fun Run’ aspect, without the use of timing chips like in its previous years. Runners will leave the starting line at Petitenget Beach at 6 am sharp, then run southwards along the coast before turning back towards Petitenget, depending on running cate- gory. Categories are: 2.5km family run, 5km fun run, and a full 10km run. Now in its third year, Bali Beach Run expects up to 5,000 participants. Registrations are open until 8 December. For more information, check out www.balibeachrun. com
Christmas | 25 December
Although a predominantly Hindu island, Bali has communities of other religions. During Christmas time, Christian Balinese gather on masses in churches that blend traditional Balinese architectural features. Among the most notable Balinese Protestant and Catholic communities are located in the villages of Palasari and Blimbingsari in West Bali. There are also other notable churches and cathedrals around the Denpasar area.
New Year | 31 December
New Year’s Eve in Bali is dominated by the partying scenes at various nightspots and public spaces all across the island, with fireworks in constant launches. For a more private and intimate celebration, check out your hotel’s or favourite restaurant’s New Year’s Eve dinner programs.■