Festive Season 2018 in Abu Dhabi

Festive Season 2019: Christmas Market in Abu Dhabi

Winter Wonderland @ Al Maryah Island

The Galleria on Al Maryah Island will be transformed into a winter wonderland this Christmas. And the festive fun kicks off with an awesome tree-lighting ceremony on December 13, which is open for everyone to attend. From December 13 to 26, the island’s waterfront promenade and The Galleria will be full of Christmas cheer, with festive holiday décor, fun family friendly activities, holiday shopping and themed dining options.

Festive Season @ The Mall

The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi is staking a claim to be the ultimate place to enjoy the festive season this year. The retail hub has a string of great Christmas offerings this year, ensuring there’s something for all the family to do, see and eat. Throughout December, it is being transformed into a festive wonderland, complete with grand hanging baubles, decorated glittery arches and winter garlands. It will also host a Santa’s Grotto, where kids can tell the jolly man in the red suit whether they’ve been naughty or nice and hand over their wish list in person. Meanwhile, there will also be stilt walkers giving away candy canes and posing for photos.  That’s without even mentioning the awesome discounts and promotions across the mall’s 230 retail outlets, including 45 restaurants, including 13 fast food spots

Westin Festive Market & Family Fun Day

Loads of activities including cookie decoration, wishing tree and the famous Santa chase (limited numbers, registration required, run by age groups)

Westin Hotel, Sas al Nakhl, Sunday 8 December 2018 from 12 noon.

Enliven your December and experience the true meaning of the season with upcoming festive filled events and special offers. From an exciting Festive Market and can’t-miss specials at The Heavenly Spa to mouthwatering dinners, fun-filled brunches and lavish private parties for Christmas and New Year, The Westin Abu Dhabi is your ultimate festive destination. Read on to check out what’s in store this December. 

Swiss Christmas Market

Run by the Swiss Business Council, this annual event is a showcase for local crafters to show their goods. The market features dozens of little Swiss chalets to give a European market feel. Expect evening carol singing and lots of festive food and drink!

Held at the Beach Rotana. 5 to 8 December 2018

Festive Family Fun Day @ Saadiyat Beach Club

Includes a market, with various food and beverage offerings.  Also running a Santa Chase event.

Saadiyat Beach Club, from 12pm Saturday 15 December 2018

 Feel the warmth of the holiday spirit and kick off the season with the lighting of our grand
Christmas tree! Enjoy the melodies of Christmas carols, a special visit from the North Pole, along with canapes, mould grape and treats for the little ones, making it the ideal evening to spend with loved ones. 

AED 50 per person | Complimentary access for children

Festive Candy Land – Yas Marina

Again, a slight change to the previous year’s festivities at the Marina which took place for several beforehand, you could look forward to seeing Santa arrive by boat.  Watch this space as we gather more on this year’s event line up. 21 & 22 December 1pm to 7pm

Ferrari World will also have its own set of winter celebrations happening from 14 December to 5 January (AD school holidays).