Lunar New Year celebrations go street-style at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi as it transforms its courtyard into a Cho Que (country market in Vietnamese) market with local vendors.
To be held for three days, the market aims to share the observances of a Tet New Year with visitors. Lucky red envelopes will be given to visitors on the first day of the new year as they enjoy a dragon dance and a Vietnamese banquet at the hotel's Spices Garden.
Vendors dressed in traditional garb will sell food, handicrafts and colourful do paper paintings from Dong Ho village. Adding buzz to the event are artists who will paint portraits on request, and contests to make the best traditional rice cakes, rice noodle rolls and salads.
Spices Garden will offer 12 days of Tet dining celebrations with a special menu. Dinner buffet costs 1.2 million VND, while a Tet Eve dinner costs 2.3 million VND.