It’s time to get into the holiday spirit! December brings the most magical time of the year to be with loved ones, through a wide range of traditional Christmas festive-themed events and activities in Abu Dhabi.
Are you in the Holiday spirit and unsure what to do during the festive season in the UAE? You may consider one or more of the following celebrations to spend delightful-perfect moments with loved ones.
- CHRISTMAS MARKET AT THE VILLAGE. This is a great occasion to get Christmas gifts for your loved ones. Come to a place to shop while listening to the festive songs. It will happen on December 16 to 23, from 4pm to 9pm, at Le Meridien Abu Dhabi. Price: Free entry.
- FESTIVE FUN-FILLED SEASONAL ACTIVITIES AT NATION TOWERS. The prestigious shopping mall is celebrating the wintertime in style with the ‘Let it Snow’ fulfilments of a true winter wonderland, as snow falls within the Nation Galleria. This happens on December 11 – 25, from 4.00pm until 10.00pm. It’s a blizzard not to be missed, for free.
And what’s Christmas without seeing Santa or the decorated tree, or else watching a holiday movie?
- HILTON ABU DHABI welcomes all to their tree lighting ceremony on December 11th, in the hotel lobby, which will be a much-awaited event accompanied by a choir from 6.30pm until 7.30pm, as well as a full Christmas market where a number of stalls will be set up. Cost: Free entry.
- SHERATON ABU DHABI also welcomes all to their traditional Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the 13th December from 6pm to 7pm at the hotel lobby (free entrance). Children will enjoy a visit to the decorated Gingerbread Houses where they can enjoy festive treats, visit a petting zoo and meet Santa to receive a surprise gift. This takes place from 4pm to 6pm at B-Lounge. Price: AED 139 per child; AED 109 per adult. There’s even a holiday movie playing at Sheraton’s Resort Area from 7pm onwards; delicious seasonal snacks and festive refreshments will be served, such as steaming cups of mulled wine for the adults and hot chocolate for the kids to complete the festive illusion. Cost: AED 15 per person (redeemable for F&B).
Both hotels are sure to be holiday favorites and will, throughout the Festive Season, offer guests an entertaining venue that’s a perfect place to take the kids. Children of all ages are welcome. In addition, an exciting selection of menu options (Culinary Festivities) with traditional Christmas dishes and live entertainment (carol singing and more) will go on this month on up to welcome in the New Year at each place.
Much to do for those looking for a wonderful experience these holidays in Abu Dhabi, an emirate that promises a full month of joyful celebrations. Here, one can really make this time of year memorable for the entire family. There’s something for everyone. Come together with friends and family and join in the fun!