Jumeirah Creekside Festive Market

There’s tons of festive fun going on at the Creekside Festive Market taking place from the 20th to 28th December. Children will delight at all the activities on offer including a mini North Pole train, a snow ball zone with ‘real’ snow for children of all ages, face painting, balloon modelling, ginger bread house making, live entertainment (that’s ever so Christmassy), and the chance to meet Santa himself!

The Creekside Festive Market is spread across a massive 1,500 square metres of space and it will feature some brilliant children’s activities for 3 to 11 year olds, like a two lane Bungee Jump that’s a definite must!

Live music will play all the Christmas favourites while the Jumeirah Catering will provide some seriously yummy Christmas treats to keep all the family happy. We love the fact that entry to this Christmas market is free and it will be open from 12 noon daily until late from the 20th December, (apart from the 23rd December until Boxing Day when it will be open from 3pm).

Once you’ve visited this fantastic Christmas market, don’t forget to head over to their Festive Market at Madinat Jumeirah, that’s just as good and happening on the same dates and same times. For more info visit  https://www.jumeirah.com/en/offers/festive-market/ 

Winter Wonderland at JA The Resort

Located just 15 minutes drive from Dubai Marina, the stunning JA The Resort in nearby Jebel Ali will once again host it’s annual Christmas Village at Palmito Garden, where the tiniest of guests can take a ride on something truly magical – The Polar Bear Express!

Whilst the kids are kept happy going around and around, you’ll enjoy browsing the crafts and goodies at the quaint Christmas market wooden chalets, and the whole family can join in the games and activities run by the JA The Resort entertainers.

Throughout each day, there will be live Christmas music and Mummies and Daddies will be able to cuddle up with a mulled wine at their popular bar. This Winter Wonderland is also free to enter and on 13th December they’ll be lighting their huge Christmas tree accompanied by carols too. Winter Wonderland runs right the way through from 13th December to 9th January, making it ideal for a post-Christmas visit with the family too – and on 24th December at 18:00 Santa is coming to their guest cocktail area held in the Winter Wonderland too where he’ll be surprising all children attending.

For more info, call +971 4 814 5604 or visit https://www.jaresortshotels.com/dubai/ja-palm-tree-court/offers/christmas-at-ja-palm-tree-court

Winterfest DXB at Emirates Golf Club

‘Tis the most wonderful time of the year – and it certainly will be at Winterfest DXB this December! Overlooking the lush green views of Emirates Golf Club, the experts from Tamquest Entertainment promise to add more sparkles to our holiday season! In fact, we can enjoy not one, but six whole days of Christmassy food, games, shopping, dancing, and Christmas music of course. Entry to Winterfest DXB is free for all, and this is tipped to be a one stop shop for all things festive. Little ones can enjoy the children’s area with a Christmas themed bouncy castle, and there will be rides and carnival games with lots of prizes to be won. Santa will also be making an appearance each day so be sure to be on your best behaviour and take the kids along for a photograph with him. If you’re up for a laugh, bring your vocal chords and Dutch courage along to have a go on Winterfest DXB‘s very own karaoke booth! Running from 20th to 25th December from 5pm until 2am, you can find out more about Winterfest DXB by calling 04 417 9999 or emailing emiratesdining@dubaigolf.com

Buy One Get One Free Christmas Event at Counter Culture Café, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites

Thursdays in December will never be the same again! As the week draws to a close, you can kick start the Christmas season by diving into a mouth-watering festive spread at Counter Culture Café -with buy one get one free!

You’ll get to sample not only the delicious dishes from around the globe, but also a huge range of festive treats such as a gingerbread house, assorted home-made Christmas cookies, Yule Log, Christmas Pudding, Mince Pies and much, much more.

You can take advantage of the refreshing drinks package in your favourite neighbourhood café by purchasing one Neighbourhood Buffet and soft drinks package for AED 159 and you’ll get one totally free! Alternatively, buy a Neighbourhood Buffet including house beverages for just AED 259 and you’ll get one completely free as well!  Just quote ‘British Mums’ when booking in advance and 2 people can be in high spirits for just AED 259!

Running every Thursday throughout December, the Neighbourhood Festive Buffet runs from 6.30pm to 10pm. Book your table by emailing eatatharbour@marriott.com or call 04 3194000.

‘Bad Moms’ at Fairmont The Palm

Did someone say unlimited drinks for ladies for just AED 99? Yes, they certainly did – and now you have no excuse to gather up your chums or even your class mums for a ‘Bad Moms’ Christmas Ladies Night!  Taking place at Ba Restaurant and Lounge, at Fairmont The Palm, you can forget the Christmas chores, preparations and planning…. and whip on some heels instead, for it could be the time to let your hair down and have a true ‘bad-mom’ Christmas party! With only days to go until the big day arrives, you’ll be getting on that naughty list as on this special night, ladies will enjoy Ba’s signature offer of unlimited drinks for just AED 99, but with a festive theme throughout!

Expect a quirky (but delicious) Christmas drinks menu and a visit from a hunky Santa too! Running from 6.00pm until 9:00pm on Thursday 20th December, you’ll need to reserve a table – especially for large groups! For more info on what’s happening this Christmas at Fairmont The Palm email palm.dining@fairmont.com or visit www.palmdining.com

Wavebreaker Christmas Market, at Hilton Dubai, Jumeirah

The ever-popular Wavebreaker Beach and Grill at Hilton Dubai, Jumeirah is inviting guests to bring in the Christmas cheer and celebrate the yuletide with a relaxing day by the beach. With the festive season upon us, Wavebreaker, known for it’s atmosphere and grilled seafood and meats, is bringing an exciting Christmas Market to their lush garden. You’ll be able to meander through the retail stalls filled with Christmas goodies, and there will be a special visit from Santa Claus (that’s free), and a whole lot of fun activities for kids. To really amp up the Christmas market nostalgia, adults can enjoy some much-deserved mulled wine while enjoying the beach sights and all the feelings of Christmas!

Happening on Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December from 10:00am until 6:00pm, children will have a chance to tell Santa their Christmas wish list from 12:00 pm until 14:00 pm.

To book your spot, visit http://bit.ly/BookWavebreaker or WhatsAapp 0506246294.

Festive Decorating & Christmas Afternoon Tea At The Lobby Lounge, Ritz Carlton

If most of the hard work of Christmas organising is done, then you could head down to The Lobby Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai at The Walk, JBR where you can take in afternoon tea in true festive style whilst the children get involved too!

Relax in the luxurious surroundings over a quintessentially British afternoon tea, all with a festive twist for the ultimate Christmas ambience. Choose between indoors in the grand Lobby Lounge or al fresco on the terrace overlooking the luscious resort gardens, and you could be indulging in cranberry scones with Devonshire clotted cream, Foie Gras croque monsieur, a sweet assortment of Christmassy éclairs, cheesecake and tarts, for the perfect ending to a refined affair.

Running on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of December between 15:00 pm and 17:00 pm, Ritz Kids will be hosting special kids afternoon teas for the little one’s where they’ll be sampling festive cookies and getting involved in treat decorating sessions themselves!

Christmas themed afternoon tea’s costs AED 195 per person including tea infusions and coffee, the AED 295 package includes a glass of premium French bubbly and it’s AED 95 per child for the special festive decorating session on the above selected dates. To book, call 04 318 6150, email festive.dubai@ritzcarlton.com or visit ritzcarlton.com/dubai 

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