Festive Season 2019: Christmas Market in Abu Dhabi
Are you spending your Christmas Holidays in Abu Dhabi? Everywhere you can find Christmas market, with so beautiful decorations. Big Xmas Tree, Santa Claus’s Station, polar bears and frosty puppies and you can play with snowballs in proper area. Don’t forget to donate toys and dresses to help the poor people, joining all the initiatives around the Mall. My team and I, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Festive Seasons: enjoy with you dearest one (family, friends and puppies) 🙂
Winter Wonderland is set to return this festive season at Al Maryah Island in the capital
For two weeks starting from Thursday December 12 to Thursday December 26, The Promenade will be completely transformed and will feature snow covered cottages and festive decorations plus plenty of activities for the entire family. There’s plenty of outdoor fun the whole family can enjoy such as the sliding slope park, snow zone and a wax ice rink. For more family fun and friendly competition, there will be fun-fair games such as Spin the Wheel, Ice Rush and Snowball Blizzard. Along the promenade you’ll find a large number of workshops where you can create bathbombs, gingerbread houses, and even slime. There’ll be plenty of food and beverage stalls to keep you merry and bright as you wander along. There’s also a full schedule of live performances that will take place including professional dance troupes and singing performances. The line-up includes Winters Ball, Jingle Bell Rock, Royal March, Tinsel Town and A Winters Dream.
Winter Market @ Yas Winter Carnival
While the Christmas market isn’t the only reason to visit the Yas Winter Carnival, don’t skip checking it out. You will find everything from fashion accessories, art prints, jewellery, home decor, toys, festive gifts and more. The five day event is free to enter, but you’ll need to register online here.
Yas Winter Carnival, Gateway Park South, Yas Island, Tuesday December 10 to Saturday 14, 2pm to 10pm on Dec 10 and 11, 2pm to 11pm Dec 12 to 14, wintercarnival.ae
Santa’s Grotto @ Yas Mall
The largest mall in Abu Dhabi will be transformed into a sensational winter wonderland complete with festive decorations and Santa’s Grotto for the weekend over December 12 to 14. There will also be a festive market that will leave you spoilt for choices for Christmas gifts for your family and friends.
Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, daily from December 12 to 24, noon to 11pm on Thursday and Friday, noon to 10pm Saturday to Wednesday, yasmall.ae
Louvre Abu Dhabi is getting into the festive spirit with some new attractions for children.
Until January 10, giant snow globes will feature inside the iconic museum where children can see a copy of an artwork from the latest exhibition housed inside the giant ornament. With falling snow inside, it will help engage young children with art and culture with a a seasonal twist.
The attraction is to anyone who buys an admission ticket to the museum until January 10.
It sounds like fun to us, but we love a snow globe.
Free with museum admission. Dec 12-Jan10. Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island www.louvreabudhabi.com
Celebrate Christmas on the Corniche
From December 12 to 21, things are getting fun and festive at one of Abu Dhabis most popular destinations. Taking over Formal Park on the Corniche, The Winter Market will be hosting a free family festive celebration to get you into the Christmas spirit. At the event families can enjoy shopping at a host of stalls selling unique items from the UAE, try the open-air ice rink, play a selection Winter-themed games, tuck in to some seasonal food and drinks, watch festive films on the big screen and more. Plus there will even be a snow zone where you can enjoy a snowball fight and build a snowman. A host of workshops will also be held including gingerbread making, ornament making, arts and crafts and more. Live entertainment will also be held across the ten-day festival including performances from choir singers. We’re already getting our singing voice ready and perfecting the snowball making skills.
Free. Dec12-21. 3pm-11pm. Formal Park, Corniche
Get festive at The Galleria Al Maryah Island
Bringing some more festive cheer, Winter Wonderland is set to return to The Galleria Al Maryah Island from December 12 to 26. The returning event will once again take over the waterfront promenade on Al Maryah Island. Attractions on offer include a sliding slope park, a snow zone, a wax ice rink a Narnia-themed maze, Candyland and more. A special festive train ride will also be available to young children. Plus a range of activities including festive bath bomb making, slime making, gingerbread house making and fun fair games including spin the wheel and more will also be on hand. Taking to the stage a number of live performances are also set to take place across the festival including live music and theatrical performances. Last but certainly not least, Santa’s Grotto will return where little ones can meet the man himself and get some pictures taken. It sounds like a whole lot of fun.
Free. Dec 12-26. 4pm-10pm. The Galleria Al Maryah Island www.almaryahisland.ae