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Dubai Winter Festival 2015

Dubai Christmas Markets

Check out Dubai’s Christmas Markets for this holiday season!!!!

Dubai Winter Festival at Dubai World Trade Centre

Now in its 4th year, the Dubai Winter Festival is the largest and most enjoyable weekend of festive fun with. It is everything you love about Christmas all in one place.

With plenty of seasonal features, you can visit Santa’s Grotto, watch our Christmas tree lighting ceremony and check out Peter Pan’s Christmas adventure! So much for you and your family to enjoy this festive season!

When: December 17 to 19, 2015

Time: Thursday from 4pm to 10pm

Friday and Saturday from 3pm to 10pm

Price: Adults – Advanced 55dhs / On Door 75dhs

Child – Advanced 25dhs / On Door 35dhs


Ripe Festive Market at Zabeel Park and Pond’s Park Al Barsha

This community organic market offers shoppers the chance to stock up on seasonal local veg as well as cool, artisan products. Visitors can also order a Festive Box, which comes packed with Brussels sprouts, clementines and more. Alongside shopping will be workshops, meet and greets with elves opportunities and carol singing. The Saturday December 12 market at Al Barsha Pond Park will see the switching on of the Christmas tree lights.

Zabeel Park

When:  Every Friday from December 5  to 25, 2014

Time: From 9am to 3pm

Pond’s Park Al Barsha

When: Every Saturday from December 5  to 26, 2015

Time: From 4pm to 9pm

Price: Free


Fort Island’s Festive Market at Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Madinat Jumeirah is announcing the return of its annual festive market this December at the recently refurbished Fort Island.

There will be a designated family arrival and drop off area, a selection of rides, slides, bungee jump, trampolines, an ice rink, the North Pole train, stilt walkers and much more.

From December 19 – 30 families can watch the musical ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ at Madinat Theatre. Based on the 1947 motion picture, this musical will take guests on an all singing and dancing journey through New York.

When: December 17 to 27, 2015

Time: Weekdays from 3pm to Midnight

Weekends from 1pm to Midnight

Price: Free

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Dubai

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies for the family in Dubai

Christmas is right around the corner and nothing better to get you in the holiday spirit than some Christmas Carols singing and a beautifully decorated tree.

Check out some of Dubai’s best Christmas Tree lighting ceremonies for the family.


Twinkle Twinkle Festive Lights at Ritz-Carlton DIFC

Participate in the lighting of their beautifully decorated Christmas tree, traditionally one of the largest trees in Dubai, while listening to a heartwarming children choir.

Venue: The Lobby Lounge

Time: From 5pm to 7pm


Christmas Tree Lighting at Fairmont The Palm

Enjoy a special children choir performance, irresistible festive treats, a dedicated children activities’ corner as well as Santa’s first appearance of the year in the traditionally festive decorated lobby.

Catch Santa Claus Story Telling throughout the month of December every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 5:30pm, at Sea View Garden.

Venue: Lobby

Time: From 5:30pm onwards

Christmas Tree Lighting at Raffles Dubai

Embrace the festive spirit with family and friends as the lights of Raffles Dubai’s 20 feet Christmas Tree shine brightly with traditional tunes alongside seasonal treats and nibbles. Santa Claus is also rumoured to stop by!

Venue: Lobby

Time: From 5:30pm onwards


Christmas Tree Lighting at St. Regis Dubai

Highlighting the spirit of the season, the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony includes a complimentary glass of mulled wine for adults, and hot chocolate, gingerbread man cookies and pralines for children.

Venue: Lobby

Time: From 6pm to 7:30pm


Christmas Tree Lighting at Emirates Golf Club

Kick start your festive celebrations with a special tree lighting ceremony and choir. Be entertained with a selection of Christmas music from 7pm to 9pm on the terrace and indulge in a traditional seasonal buffet.

Venue: Spike Bar

Time: From 7pm to 9pm


Christmas Tree Lighting at Sofitel The Palm

See the Christmas spirit be brought to life with their Christmas Tree lighting ceremony while enjoying the soothing festive carols of the Sofitel The Palm Christmas Choir, followed by the Sofitel candle ritual.

Venue: Lobby

Time: From 6pm onwards