Get into the festive spirit and spread seasonal cheer with these fantastic tree lightings across Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the Northern Emirates.
Thursday 1 December: Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection
Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection will kick off the festive season with a magical Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Santa Clause will be stopping by to participate in carolling, so don’t forget to listen out for the ringing of sleigh bells. Thursday 1 December at 6pm.
Sunday 4 December: Waldorf Astoria Dubai The Palm
Kick off the festive season and delight in a magical celebration with a tree lighting ceremony at Peacock Alley. In partnership with Egyptian jewellery designer Azza Fahmy, the incredible display of ornaments and décor perfectly combines Egyptian cultural heritage with a traditional festive look. While live entertainers lift the mood with holiday tunes, guests will be treated to a selection of canapés, desserts, and festive cocktails. A visit from Santa Clause is sure to be the night’s highlight. Sunday 4 December, from 5pm to 7pm.
Thursday 8 December: Jumeirah Emirates Towers
As part of their festive celebrations, Jumeirah Emirates Towers will be lighting up their first-ever hanging Christmas tree that encompasses six floors of the hotel. Guests are invited to discover a unique festive atmosphere in the hotel lobby lounge as pass-around drinks, spiced beverages and canapés are served. The event will feature live entertainment, including a special appearance by Santa Claus. Thursday 8 December, from 6pm to 8pm.
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Friday 9 December: Raffles Dubai
Raffles Dubai starts the festive family journey with its 20-foot Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Guests can nibble on festive treats and sip on warm mulled wine as Santa Claus makes a special appearance with a sack full of gifts for the little ones. Friday 9 December, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
Thursday 15 December: Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai
Usher in the festive season with a sparkling tree lighting ceremony at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai. Guests can enjoy festive food and mulled wine while a choir kicks off the celebrations with a selection of festive tunes. Thursday 15 December, from 6pm,
Thursday 8 December: The WB Abu Dhabi, Curio Collection by Hilton
The festivities at the world’s only Warner Bros. themed hotel will begin with a glittering Christmas tree lighting ceremony that will take place in the lobby. Guests can sing along to their favourite carols with the choir, whilst little ones will get the chance to meet resident characters like Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. Festive treats will be passed around to end the evening on a sweet note. Thursday 8 December, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.
Friday 9 December: Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island
The festivities at Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island will begin with a dazzling Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at Osmo – Lounge & Bar. Sing along to carols with the choir, whilst your little ones will have the chance to meet Santa Claus, who will be handing out special surprises. Complimentary treats and beverages will be served to welcome the festive season. Friday 9 December, from 6pm to 6:30pm.