It’s December, and the festive spirit is taking over Dubai with the most lively celebration – Christmas! For a magical Christmas experience in Dubai, Top Spot Dubai suggests attending one or more of these five Christmas tree lighting events.
1. Expo City
For the festive season, Expo City turns into a Winter City filled with attractions like Santa’s House, Santa’s Toy Factory and more. The official festivities kick off with the Christmas tree lighting ceremony, featuring a 52-foot-tall tree at Al Wasl Plaza. This sustainable tree, recycled from last year, promises a dazzling sight as the lights illuminate its height on December 15. Get ready to gaze up in awe and embrace the holiday magic! The entry ticket is for AED 20.
Location: Expo City, Al Wasl Avenue
Timing: 6 pm onwards
2. Palazzo Versace
Get into the festive spirit with an Italian twist at Palazzo Versace’s Christmas tree lighting on December 9. Enjoy the enchanting ceremony at the Mosaico Lobby Lounge, featuring carolers, festive canapes, and a visit from Santa. The lights will sparkle at 7 pm, and a minimum spend of AED 150 per person is required. Don’t miss this merry celebration!
Location: Al Jaddaf, Jaddaf Waterfront
Timings: 7 pm onwards
3. Queen Elizabeth 2
Step aboard the historic Queen Elizabeth 2, now a floating hotel, for a Christmas tree lighting event on December 8 at The Pavilion alfresco lounge. Witness the lights illuminating the tree at 5.30 pm, with Santa Claus making a special appearance. One lucky child, chosen through a raffle draw, gets the honour of flipping the switch. Enjoy the festive atmosphere with mulled wine, hot mint chocolate, and more. The event is free for kids under 5, and adults can purchase a ticket for AED 50.
Location: Bur Dubai, Port Rashid
Timings: 5.30 pm onwards
4. Raffles The Palm
Get into the festive mood at Raffles The Palm’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony on December 6. Enjoy the sight of the beautifully decorated tree, savour festive food, and meet Santa Claus. This free event will take place from 5.45 pm to 8 pm and guarantees a dazzling celebration against the stunning backdrop of Palm Jumeirah.
Location: West Cresent, Palm Jumeirah
Timing: 5:45 pm onwards