Hooray! It is Christmas time. Are you still undecided about where to spend your long-awaited festive month of the year? Fret not, Invest-Gate is here for you to map the best getaways that the capital is having during this joyful season.
Palm Hills Club
If you are looking to find all sorts of festive treats and entertainment under one roof, you cannot miss the second annual Christmas Festival of 6th of October City’s Palm Hills Club (PHC), where people come to the drum circle, enjoy cheerful live performances, as well as, meet Santa and his elves! Under the merrymaking umbrella, an all-day bazaar gathers a hand-picked collection of Egyptian fashion items and will undoubtedly wreak havoc on your wallets. In this case, forget about the little ones; they can delight in a line-up of fun activities at the long-established global nursery chain, Kidville. As if the aforesaid does not make PHC the go-to spot for a splendid day, the hill-top club also satisfies guests’ sporty, competitive urges with its Olympic-sized swimming pool, highly-equipped gym, and more exceptional facilities.
Are you ready for another round of Arkan Plaza’s sparkly holiday merriment? This winter, the Sheikh Zayed complex raises the slogan of “never stop having fun” for offering visitors a multitude of long-lasting joyful festivities. It first hit the season with its spectacular Christmas tree lighting event, which came with one-of-a-kind fireworks, carnival games, and live entertainment that bedazzled kids and adults alike, and are still running till now. To fluff up extra festive vibes, Arkan Plaza brings the children’s choir of the Fabrica Vocal Academy to perform Disney’s well-known songs, on top of featuring many enchanting nights with renowned artists such as Egyptian jazz vocalist Ahmed Harfoush. It is also rolling an international skating arena and a breathtaking carousel ride, complemented with an all-embracing bazaar
Mall of Arabia
In 2019, the Christmas spirit is taking over Mall of Arabia (MoA), which is strategically located in west Cairo, as the “Winter Festival” kicks off with a giant gingerbread house for the little ones, a family photo booth, and four different star-studded concerts for everyone. Featuring a plethora of shopping vendors and fine eateries, the funfair is being .held at “The Park,” which is situated within MoA’s The Expansion. Wherever you watch from, expect a thrilling lineup of marching bands, colorful floats, kooky clowns, and massive balloons. Over and above, endless train rides, a face-painting stall, raffle carnival games, and Christmas-themed light displays are all on this year’s Winter Festival agenda!
NEWGIZA Sports Club
One of Cairo’s most festive Christmas events is back this year: The NEWGIZA Winter Wonderland at NEWGIZA Sports Club. Bringing Santa’s surprise pumping performances, the ultra-premium fair is what it sounds like; a utopia for kids and adults alike, or rather a massive arena where shopping meets live entertainment among marvelous celebrations and fireworks. Apart from meeting and greeting Santa Claus, manifold activities are found on-site, including carousel rides, ice skating, art-and-craft works, parade-filled tunes and percussions, alongside jubilant carols and choirs. Moreover, NEWGIZA is rekindling its “Frosty Friends Camp,” which aims to teach children effective communication and social skills in a fun-filled manner.
Uptown Cairo is taking Christmas to a whole new level, with wondrous nights that are full of fun and joy for all family members. Perhaps most importantly, this year’s Uptown Christmas Festival is feasting with a heartwarming purpose by bringing hope to those in need, with guests contributing to saving a heart in support of Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation. The celebration includes a jazzy parade, a full-fledged bazaar awaiting folks to buy the perfect gift for their beloved ones, and an extraordinary live performance by Harfoush. There is also the “Street of Dreams,” where children meets Secret Santa around the shimmering lights and colorful ornaments, whilst adults dine in some of the world-class food outlets all day long.
Make your holiday season merry and bright by delving into the oh-so jolly, utterly magical Cairo Winter Wonderland with the loved ones at Sheikh Zayed’s Zed Park, which is taking part with plenty of cheerful activities with a stunning background of festive decorations. From spectacular fairground rides, incredible shows, and carnival games to awe-inspiring Christmas treats, a 50-meter Ferris wheel, the biggest ice rink in town, among other thrilling fairground rides, all family members will absolutely be spoiled for choice. Aside from the all-day-round live entertainment, visitors can take an indulgent escape to some of the topnotch fine dining and chill-out venues.
Longing for eye-popping views and desirable vistas? Sheikh Zayed’s Capital Promenade is all you need! Amid the exquisite landscaping and ornamentation, there are plenty of distinctive and delightful cafés and eateries. Located at the heart of west Cairo, the unprecedented integrated development also offers loads of activities that present guests with iconic Christmas cheers and vibes, starting from “Carousel De Capitale” and all the way to “Marche De Capitale,” which is supplemented with an assortment of food and beverage (F&B) trucks as well as shopping and recreational spaces.
Cairo Festival City Mall
Egypt’s biggest Christmas tree is now shining at the Cairo Festival City (CFC) Mall, which saw its shopping center being decked out in true Christmas style with a range of winter warming events that are truly capturing the magic of the festive season. From fun-filled parades, an all-inclusive Christmas bazaar by BazarnaCo, unlimited carnival games and clown shows to live performances and jaw-dropping fire shows by Okasha Ali and Ahmed Essam, respectively, east Cairo’s CFC Mall promises an extra-merry Christmas celebration! Do not be surprised if you bumped into Santa, he is only passing to ring jingle bells and throw hundreds of Xmas gifts, but only to those on this year’s “Nice List.”
Festive vibes are outstandingly filling the air at the Sixth of October Development and Investment Company’s (SODIC) London-themed “Christmas Lane,” where all age groups can celebrate in style and enjoy the Santa Parade, London Double Decker, mouthwatering food and candy, marvelous handicrafts, and fantastic live performances at the developer’s flagship project in west Cairo, dubbed “SODIC West.” The fine-tuned spot vows to provide an unforgettable holiday season with all sorts of magnificent Christmas ornaments and lighting, incomparable activities and thrill attractions, together with unprecedented shopping convenience for the whole family.
City Centre Almaza
Christmas surprises are all around east Cairo’s City Centre Almaza; let’s hope you are lucky enough to get the odds of winning some of the most grand prizes, including raffle draws for EGP 50,000 worth of shopping! Also, a diverse range of dazzling holiday gifts is found at the brand-new megaproject’s marketplace, which is being hosted by BazarnaCo, in addition to an array of family shows and magical performances. Your little ones are always in mind and special activities are there for them to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience such as arcade games, indoor rides, a soft play area, among other various attractions found at the Middle East’s prominent family entertainment center, or Magic Planet.
The whole world is at every turn of Citystars Mall! This year, the ultimate family go-to destination brings the most prominent heritage sites at the visitors’ fingertips, with different themed structures and decorations, bidding to make family and friends relish the festive vibes like no other. The Tour Eiffel, London Eye, Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa, and many other monuments are resting all over the east Cairo mall. If flying to the North Pole is on your bucket list, worry less as Egypt’s astonishing 6,000-square-meter indoor Snow City, which brings 750 tons of daily fresh snow supply, is calling all family members to spend the best eve ever with its special year-end packages!