There is nothing sweeter than the feeling of finally enjoying Christmas weekend. It has been a long time coming, and we’re also less than 10 days away from the end of 2023. So let’s jam-pack these last few days with the most festive activities and make it a year-end to remember. Here are the best Christmas activities you can do this weekend for AED 150 or less or even free! Let’s dive straight into this list together.
1. JBR Winter Nights: A Winter Movie Night Under Stars – Free Admission!
Get ready for a magical cinematic experience under the twinkling stars at JBR Winter Nights. Running from December 1st to 31st, this festive event is your ticket to a joyous celebration of the season. With free entry, it’s perfect for families and movie enthusiasts. Enjoy timeless Christmas classics like “Home Alone” and “The Grinch” in a charming outdoor setting. Plus, immerse yourself in live performances, hands-on workshops, and loads of family-friendly entertainment. Head to JBR and bask in the joy and wonder of the holiday season!
2. Meet Santa Claus At Ski Dubai – AED 150 Adventure!
Transform your weekend into a winter wonderland at Ski Dubai until December 25. Inside a delightful grotto, Santa and his elves await your visit. Experience the magic of a white Christmas surrounded by snow with your loved ones. Make sure to drop by between 9 AM and 7 PM to ensure you don’t miss this enchanting opportunity. Don’t just dream of a white Christmas; live it at Ski Dubai, nestled inside the Mall of the Emirates. Get your tickets here.
3. Music Monkey Christmas Bash – AED 120 For Unlimited Fun!
Step into the festive spirit with a morning of pure joy at Music Monkey’s Christmas event in Dubai. For just AED 150 per child-adult pair, you get access to themed sessions, a Santa meet-and-greet with a gift, arts and crafts, and even Christmas shopping. And the cherry on top? Unlimited access to Al Barari Playground. It’s a festive fiesta for the whole family!
4. Santa’s Grotto at JBR The Beach – Festive Fun For AED 100!
Join the festive fun at Santa’s Grotto, happening every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from December 8th to 25th, starting at 4 PM. Located across Eggspectation at The Beach JBR, this charming setup is perfect for capturing memorable moments with Santa. A minimum spend of AED 100 guarantees you a spot in Santa’s photo album. Create lasting memories and embrace the magic of the season!
5. Santa’s Secret Island At Bluewaters Island – Free Admission!
Embark on a magical journey every weekend until December 30 at Bluewaters. From light installations to themed decorations and a lively grotto, there’s something for everyone. Capture the magic with a photo memory alongside Santa and let the kids unleash their creativity at crafting workshops. Roaming entertainment, from ballerinas to drummers, guarantees a winter wonderland experience just off the JBR coastline.
6. The Region’s Tallest Christmas Tree at Al Seef – Free Admission!
Marvel at the grandeur of the festive season at Al Seef, where a colossal 39-meter-high Christmas tree steals the show. Overlooking the scene are ANOOKI best friends, adding to the enchanting ambiance. Enjoy a holiday filled with festive and winter performances, creating unforgettable moments for all ages. The magic at Al Seef lasts until January 6, 2024 – don’t miss it!
7. Madinat Jumeirah Christmas Market – Free Admission!
Step into a winter wonderland at the Madinat Jumeirah Christmas Market, spanning 1750 square meters of the Souk. Admire the 36-foot Christmas tree adorned with baubles, stars, and candy canes. Indulge in shopping, live music, and an Arabian atmosphere. Let the kids revel in snowball fights and bungee trampolines. Don’t forget the Abra ride with Santa and gingerbread house decorating. Open until January 7, 2024, and entry is free.
8. QE2 Ship Christmas Market – Free Admission!
Celebrate the festive season on the unique floating hotel, the QE2 ship in Dubai. Enjoy exceptional Christmas and New Year’s offers and experiences, all with free entry. Embrace the season’s happiness with exciting activities and create unforgettable memories aboard this iconic ship.
9. Global Village Winter Market – Starting From AED 22.50!
Capture the magic of the holiday season at the Global Village Winter Market. Pose for a photo with your family in front of the iconic Christmas Tree, adorned with elves, baubles, candy canes, and many more activities. The dazzling snow-capped stalls offer festive retail therapy, unique trinkets, and delightful treats. Starting from AED 22.50, it’s a winter market adventure you don’t want to miss!