Festive

Christmas 2021: The best tree lighting ceremonies in the UAE

Get into the festive spirit and spread seasonal cheer with these fantastic tree lightings across Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the Northern Emirates.

ABU DHABI
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr: Wednesday 8 December

Taking place on Fairmont Bab Al Bahr’s Falcon Lawn, revel in the holiday spirit with carol singers, egg nog and mince pies. The tree will be illuminated, plus there will be a visit from Santa. Wednesday 8 December, from 7pm.

GO: Call 02 654 3333 for reservations and more information.


Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi: Wednesday 8 December

Get into the festive spirit and mark the start of the holiday season with the hotel’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Listen to traditional carols while enjoying eggnog, cookies and juices. Wednesday 8 December, from 7pm. 

GO: Call 02 509 8555 for reservations and more information.


PJ O’Reilly’s: Thursday 9 December

This December, find your holiday spirit with the brightest, boldest, flashiest, ugly holiday sweater and light up the Christmas Tree with the PJ O’Reilly’s tree lighting brunch. Thursday 9 December, from 7pm to 10pm. AED 149 (soft beverages) and AED 225 (house beverages).

GO: Call 02 695 0515 for reservations and more information.


Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel: Saturday 12 December

Gather your friends and family for a magical tree lighting ceremony at the hotel’s picturesque Pool Deck. Nibble on seasonal treats while enjoying live musical performances as the tree is illuminated. Look out for Santa Claus, who will be making his way through the mangroves to spread festive cheer. Saturday 12 December, from 6pm to 8pm.

GO: Call 056 503 5121 for reservations and more information.


Yas Links Abu Dhabi: Wednesday 15 December

Bring the whole family and watch the tree lighting at Yas Links Abu Dhabi, with special Christmas treats such as Gluehwein and Christmas cookies for everyone. Wednesday 15 December, from 6pm to 7pm.

GO: Call 02 404 3077 for reservations and more information.


DUBAI
McGettigan’s at Souk Madinat Jumeirah: Tuesday 23 November

Kick off the festive season by heading down to McGettigan’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. Get ready to enjoy an evening of complimentary mince pies and a welcome glass of mulled grape to get you in the festive spirit. Tuesday 23 November, from 5pm. AED 50 per person, with complimentary mulled grape and mince pies.

GO: Call 04 447 0219 for reservations and more information.


McGettigan’s at Jumeirah Lakes Towers: Wednesday 24 November

This beloved family affair has become a tradition for many, with kid-friendly entertainment and a fun-filled atmosphere. McGettigan’s is the perfect place to enjoy the evening ahead of the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Wednesday 24 November, from 5pm. AED 50 per person, with complimentary mulled grape and mince pies.

GO: Call 04 356 0470 for reservations and more information.


Studio One Hotel: Thursday 25 November

The festive season kicks off at Studio One with a beautiful tree lighting ceremony. Complete with carol singers, mulled wine, mince pies, hot chocolate and a Christmas night market, the fun-fueled Christmas event is not to be missed. Thursday 25 November, from 4pm to 8pm.

GO: Call 800 788346 for reservations and more information.


Media One Hotel: Thursday 2 December

Guests enjoy a special festive menu, including mulled wine and mince pies, while getting into the holiday spirit with a beautiful tree lighting ceremony at the FACT award-winning garden on 8. Thursday 2 December, from 7.30pm

GO: Call 04 427 1000 for reservations and more information.


The St. Regis Downtown, Dubai: Saturday 4 December

With breathtaking views overlooking the Dubai Canal, visitors can experience the true magic of the holidays with festive canapés and choral entertainment. This joyous occasion guarantees a surprise visit from Santa Claus. Saturday 4 December, from 4pm.

GO: Visit stregisdowntowndubai.com for reservations and more information.


Dukes The Palm, A Royal Hideaway Hotel: Sunday 5 December 

Gather in the hotel lobby and mark the beginning of the Christmas season with Dukes The Palm as they light their elegant Christmas Tree. Enjoy a musical show featuring popular Christmas carols performed by the Arbor School Kids Choir. Sunday 5 December, from 6:15pm. 

GO: Call 04 455 1101 for reservations and more information.  


The H Dubai: Sunday 5 December 

The H Dubai will be hosting a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in the lobby to mark the beginning of the festive season. While sipping on mulled grape and savouring festive treats, guests can gaze in awe and enjoy the sounds of The H Dubai choir before meeting Santa in his Grotto. Those who have booked a festive experience at the hotel will receive exclusive access to the ceremony. To secure their attendance, guests can pre-register with the hotel. Sunday 5 December, from 6:30pm to 8pm.

GO: Visit www.hhoteldubai.com/festive-offers for reservations and more information.


FORM Hotel Dubai: Wednesday 8 December

Take your festivities to new heights and light up your celebrations with a special tree-lighting ceremony. Bring your loved ones and friends for a magical evening full of family fun, festive cheer and a special visit from Santa. Wednesday 8 December, from 6:30pm.

GO: Call 04 317 9000 for reservations and more information.


Swissôtel Al Ghurair: Wednesday 8 December

Cherish a magical evening with friends and family as the Christmas Tree in the lobby lights up with festive decorations and the beautiful tunes of the Swiss International School choir. The evening includes canapés and festive drinks, a dedicated “Little Explorers” play area, and a gingerbread house making workshop. Wednesday 8 December, from 6pm. 

GO: Call 04 293 3270 for reservations and more information.


Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens: Wednesday 8 December

Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens will mark its official Christmas tree lighting ceremony with a stunning six-metre tree set to be illuminated on the LAH LAH terrace. Free Christmas treats and beverages will be passed around for those attending, while children can experience an early visit from Santa’s little helper. Visitors can also enjoy festive music performed by local talent from 6:30pm onwards. Wednesday 8 December, from 7pm.

GO: Call 04 519 1111 for reservations and more information.


Park Hyatt Dubai: Thursday 9 December

Start the festive season with a touch of sparkle at the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. Watch a gentle glow illuminate the Christmas Tree and brighten up the evening. Sing along to Christmas Carols and enjoy roasted chestnuts and fabulous festive treats. Thursday 9 December, from 6:30pm.

GO: Call 04 602 1814 for reservations and more information.


Raffles Dubai: Thursday 9 December

Ignite the holiday spirit with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at Raffles Dubai. Enjoy festive treats while sipping on mulled grape and enjoy the melodic tunes as Santa Claus makes a special appearance. The doors also open for the giant gingerbread house, full of freshly baked treats and gifts to purchase. Thursday 9 December, from 6:30pm to 7pm.

GO: Call 04 324 8888 for reservations and more information.


The Meydan Hotel: Thursday 9 December

Light this festive season up as The Meydan Hotel invites you for a festive tree lighting ceremony. Enjoy complimentary mulled grapes, hot chocolate, festive cookies and a visit from Santa to kick off the festive season. Thursday 9 December, from 7pm to 9pm.

GO: Call 04 381 3111 for reservations and more information.


The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm

Gather the family and friends for a cheerful start to the festive season at The St Regis Dubai, The Palm, with a magical Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Sip on delicious festive beverages, complemented exquisite cookies fit for the occasion. Thursday 9 December, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

GO: Email sr.palm.fbres@stregis.com for reservations and more information.


Address Beach Resort: Friday 10 December

Begin the Christmas season with a magical tree lighting ceremony at Address Beach Resort. Set to capture priceless moments, the season begins with classic holiday carols and festive treats celebrating a spectacular Christmas sparkle. Friday 10 December, from 6pm to 7pm.

GO: Visit https://addresshotels.com for reservations and more information.


Palazzo Versace Dubai: Friday 10 December

Get into the festive spirit at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Mosaico Lounge, watching the season’s first gentle twinkle of Christmas lights, casting a warming glow throughout the hotel. Friday 10 December, from 6pm. AED 150 minimum spend per person at Mosaico.

GO: Call 04 556 8850 for reservations and more information.  


RAS AL KHAIMAH
Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort: Tuesday 7 December

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and you can celebrate the start of the festive season with mulled grape, carol singing, a visit from Santa Claus and a Christmas tree lighting in the hotel’s lobby. Tuesday 7 December, from 6pm.

GO: Call 07 228 8844 for reservations and more information.


What's your reaction?

Excited
0
Happy
1
In Love
0
Not Sure
0
Silly
1

You may also like

More in:Festive