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Tree Lighting 2019 in Abu Dhabi


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Mince pies, Santa AND carol singing? It must be tree lighting time!

With festive season upon us, the best way to start feeling Christmassy is to pop along to one (or all) of the numerous tree lighting ceremonies across the capital. As well as the lights, you will be treated to festive refreshments, get a chance to meet Santa, as well as hear carol singing. Here are some of our favourites events in the city.


Find a tree lighting event near you:

🌲 Wednesday 4th December 2019

  • Crowne Plaza, from 5 pm onwards

Join the hotel on 4th December from 5pm as they turn all the festive lights on, as well as lighting up the tree and catch the the live performance of the house choir at Cappuccino🎄.

Enjoy pre-Christmas dinner at Garden, festive cheer and festive songs. All things festive!
For reservation please call them at 050 612 3489



🌲 Thursday 5th December 2019

  • Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, at 6 pm

The property will be hosting a Tree lighting ceremony at its lobby and will feature festive treats including egg nog and cookies.

  • Abu Dhabi Golf Club, from 6 pm to 10 pm


  • Shangri La Abu Dhabi, from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm


  • Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, from 6 pm to 7 pm


What a bright time, it is the right time to rock the night away… at Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi! Get into the festive spirit as they mark the start of the season with their annual Festive Tree Lighting Ceremony accompanied by traditional, cheerful carols that will fill your hearts with joy. Guests can also enjoy eggnog, cookies and juices during the ceremony!

Free entrance!

  • Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi, from 7 pm to 9 pm


  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Yas Island, from 7 pm to 9 pm


Join Radisson Hotel for a magical night of Christmas Tree Lighting on December 5th! Witness the Radisson Blu Hotel Abu Dhabi Yas Island Christmas tree come alight whilst you enjoy a warm glass or two of that delightful mulled beverage paired with homemade festive sweets!

Welcome to all ages so save the date, dust off your Christmas jumper and let’s kick off the festive season!

To make it more festive the hotel is giving 20% discount for all Christmas and NYE booking during the Christmas Tree lighting. Don’t miss your chance! See you all on 5th Dec!

  • Marriott Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi, from 6 pm to 8 pm
    (at the lobby lounge)


Join together with the local community and feel the holiday cheer as you watch the Festive lights being turned on, marking the start of this year’s Festive Season. Enjoy choral entertainment, complimentary beverages and canapés for all.

Spectator will receive a complimentary access for all Festive non-alcoholic drinks and canapés will be served to all attendees of tree lighting ceremony after the event.

For more information, call 02 201 4131 or email

  • Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, from 6 pm onwards

Sofitel Corniche Abu Dhabi will kick off this holiday season with their annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on the 5th of December. Bring your family and friends as they spread the holiday spirit with delicious treats and a chorus of festive carols from their very own Heartist’s choir with a special visit from the cheerful old man and his elves from the North Pole.
The event is free, open to the public.


  • Le Méridien Abu Dhabi, from 6 pm to 7 pm

Stick around as Santa Clause makes his way through The Village and watch in awe as their Christmas tree is officially lit up and decorated in splendid hues of ruby, emerald and gold. Free entry!

Gingerbread Factory l 5th December l 4pm to 6pm l AED 99 Net
Reservations: +971 2 644 6666

Festive season isn’t complete without an appearance from the gingerbread man! Children will have a delightful time assembling gingerbread houses and tapping into their creative side by decorating their creations with colorful candy pieces as parents can enjoy a fresh assortment of canapé treats from the buffet.

🌲 Saturday 7th December 2019

  • Saadiyat Beach Golf Club – from 6 pm to 11 pm


RSVP before 29th November to get free entry

Start off the Festive season with an array of Festive treats and watch the tree light up, a live performance from the Festive carolers and a jolly visitor from the North Pole with his bag of magical surprises! Children will have a meet and greet with Santa Claus and a play area to keep them entertained.

To get into the Festive spirit, join the Open Air Cinema Festive theme movie. Wrap up warm, kick back in a deckchair or beanbag and sip hot chocolate available at the Festive stalls. A magical Festive movie experience like no other.

Members: Free entrance
Guests: AED 30 food and beverage consumable
Children below 5 years old are free

*Above prices are inclusive of all Tax
*Terms and conditions apply.
*Promotion cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions/discounts/vouchers.
*Pre-booking is required.

For reservations or more information about The Festive Tree Lighting, please contact +971 56 660 8780 or email us at

  • Saadiyat Beach Club, from to 6 pm to 7:30 pm


Feel the warmth of the holiday spirit and kick off the season with the lighting of our grand Christmas tree! Enjoy the melodies of Christmas carols, a special visit from the North Pole, along with canapés, mulled grape and treats for the little ones, making it the ideal evening to spend with loved ones!

AED 50 per person | Complimentary access for children

For more information: 02 656 3555 | 056 730 8334


  • Grand Millennium Al Wahda Hotel Lobby, from 6 pm to 8 pm

Delight in a magical evening with family and friends as they light up their Christmas Tree at the Festive Season Kickoff. Guests will adore live entertainment, a visit from Santa Clause and enjoy an array of sweet and savoury treats such as homemade cookies, flavoured milk and surprise giveaways for the kids.




🌲 Sunday 8th December 2019

  • Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, from 5 pm to 6 pm


Let the festivities begin and feel the magical season come alive! Placed proudly at our atrium, adorned with festive decorations and lights, watch our tree light up to the tune of carols, delicious treats and a jolly visitor from the North Pole, with his bag full of great surprises. Pass by at the Gingerbread house to take home freshly baked festive goodies.

Sunday, 8 December 2019
From 5.00 PM – 6:00 PM

🌲 Monday 9th December 2019

  • Novotel Al Bustan, from 6 pm to 7.30 pm


  • Bab Al Qasr Hotel, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

The most wonderful time of the year is here! Admire the magnificent tree sparkle with hundreds of lights in their hotel lobby. Sing along to carols by their talented staff choir around the tree, as you soak up the magical atmosphere of the festive season. Don’t miss the chance to meet, greet and take photos with Santa Claus!

Bab Al Qasr Hotel and Residences Lobby
For more information, please call +971 56 505 2187 or email



🌲 Tuesday 10th December 2019

  • Emirates Palace at 7 pm

Get into the seasonal spirit with classic Christmas carols performed by Brighton College Abu Dhabi Children’s Choir as you enjoy seasonal treats. Afterwards, behold our magnificent tree lit with thousands of twinkling lights.

FREE Entry at Dome Area


  • Anantara Eastern Mangrove Abu Dhabi Hotel, from 6 pm to 8 pm

Come together with your loved ones by The Pool Deck to bring the festive tree to life with sparkling lights. Admire the wintry breeze, nibble on complimentary seasonal goodies and sway to the live choirs as you await the grand arrival of Santa by boat from the mangroves. All welcome!

For more information call 02 656 1000


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