Have an Egyptian Christmas! A list of events and activities

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Egypt is bursting with the joy and spirit of Christmas and people from all walks of life can enjoy an array of fun-filled activities.

Most hotels and resorts in Cairo, Alexandria and along the Red Sea are beautifully decorated in festive mode, especially when it comes to hosting gala dinners, buffets and nightly events that people can dress up for.

Local restaurants have special menus too. Cultural venues and churches are also hosting regular Christmas bazaars and caroling sessions. Here’s a little guide to Egypt’s treats for the holidays!

Christmas at Cairo Festival City – Find Santa and get your gift! (1 December – 31 December) Decorate the Christmas Tree and meet Santa at Cairo Festival City Mall!

Address: Cairo Festival City, New Cairo

Phone: 02-26168100

Christmas Bazaar at The District open-air mall ( 18 December at 2pm – 20 December at 11pm) Great offers and promotion await you along with food stalls, musicians and artistic displays.

Address: Wadi Degla Club, Sheraton, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt

Phone: N/A

Arts & Fleas Christmas Edition 2014 at El-Gouna, Hurghada (18 December – 19 December from 12pm – 9pm) Get ready for two days of chilled fun with great Christmas spirit, amazing shopping, live music, delicious food and surprise competitions.  

Address: El-Gouna, Hurghada, Egypt

Phone: N/A

The Savior Christmas Carol 2015 at the British University in Egypt (BUE) (19 December – 20 December from 3pm – 9pm) With great joy the Savior Team would love to invite you to visit their annual Christmas carols.

Address: Suez Road, El-Sherouk City, Cairo, Egypt

Phone: 19283, 02-26890000, 02-26300013 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18

Christmas on Ice at St. Mary School in Maadi (20 December from 12pm – 9pm) Do you think red and green are the only Christmas colours? What about white?… snow and ice!

Address: Block 1, Sector 10, Zahraa El-Maadi, Beside Carefour

Phone: 02-29706381 – 02-29706397

The Uptown Christmas Festival (20 December from 12pm to 5pm) Uptown Cairo Clubhouse will play host to a Christmas Festival on the weekend before Christmas, and this one is perfect for the whole family.

Address: Mokattam Hills, Cairo, Egypt

Phone: 02-2503 2133, 012-83557000 or 16129

Christmas at Conrad Hotel Cairo (24 December at 5pm) Food and carnivals to enjoy. Look out for updates!

Address: 1191 Corniche El Nil, Cairo, Egypt

Phone: 02-25808000

White Christmas at Aurora in El-Gouna, Red Sea (24 December at 9pm) Enjoy Christmas Eve in El-Gouna with a festive night filled with live music.

Address: El-Gouna, Hurghada, Egypt

Phone: 011-5221801

Ramses Hilton Christmas Celebration (24 December from 6pm to 3am) An Egyptian Christmas with belly dancing at both Windows On The World and Rooftop Restaurant.

Address: 1115 Corniche El Nil, Cairo, Egypt

Phone: 02-25777444

Christmas Masquerade at Katameya Heights Club House (24 December at 8pm) Electrum Records invite you to step inside the Masquerade, their 7th annual extravagant festive Christmas party!

Address: Ring Rd., 5th Compound, El Katameya, Cairo, Egypt

Phone: 02-27560082

Christmas Dinner Dance with Jazz Singer Ahmed Harfoush at Panne Vino Restaurant, Semiramis Intercontinental (24 December at 9.30pm)

Christmas Lunch at Chez Jean Claude (25 December from 1pm to 7pm) Chez Jean Claude has created a very special seasonal menu to accompany your live music experience.

Address: 9 Mehwar Mahmoud Najib Tagamoa 1, Stella

Phone: 0100-1911116 

British Christmas Dinner at The Bus Stop Lounge in Sharm El-Sheikh (25 December from 2pm – 9pm) We are here to save your day and give you a real British style Christmas dinner here in Sharm El-Sheikh!

Address: Nabaq Bay, South Sinai, Egypt

Phone: 012-8552 1555

Cairo Jazz Club Christmas Extravaganza (24 December – 26 December) Three nights of festive music in winter wonderland!

Address: 197, 26th July St., Agouza, Giza, Cairo, Egypt.

Phone: 02-3345 9939

Christmas Party featuring Nicole Saba at Cavallini (25 December at 10pm) A festive night of dance, music and lots of drinking with Lebanese actress and singer Nicole Saba.

Address: Sun City Mall, Cairo, Egypt

Phone: 02-37496162

Christmassy at El-Sawi Culture Wheel, Cairo (27 December at 7pm) Praise, Youth & Kids Christmas carols

Address: 26th of July street, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt

Phone: 02-2736 6178, 010-00999994, 010-00999995

Look out for updates!