That’s right! Fairmont The Palms annual community Christmas Tree lighting ceremony will be back on Wednesday 5 December, 2018. Didn’t check it out last year? View the video HERE so you can get a taste of what a treat you will be in for!
Attracting 1000+ guests each year, the event is an institution on its own, showcasing a fabulous Christmas tree light switch on in its lavish hotel lobby. This year, the event will be hosted by radio personality Big Rossi, where you can also expect live carol singing from one of the best school choirs there is in town, complimentary festive treats and soft beverages, ginger bread making for kids – or adults can choose to indulge in mulled wine, hot chocolate or eggnog at Mashrabiya lounge! Santa and his musical grotto will also be there, for family festive photos with the big man himself. Event runs between 5.00pm and 7.00pm, with the light switch on at 6pm sharp, get there early to secure the best spot!
· 12 December
The Cheesiest Xmas Party at Blowfish!
Everything we hate, but secretly love about Christmas! Expect cheesy Christmas jumpers, tacky Christmas decorations and festive sing along songs for a fun filled evening at Blowfish! The resorts al fresco beach side spot and known for its nostalgic menu (such as loaded cheesy fries, ice-cream soda floats, pun-loving named ice-cream sundaes), will be turning the festivities up a notch this Christmas. Delve into ‘create your own’ festive ice-cream sundae station, festive menu of themed cocktails – and fill your boots with its classic signature burgers or fries. Santa will be making an appearance too! 7:30pm – 10.30pm, on Wednesday 12 December.
· 14 December
Flow Kitchen Brunch with Aladdin
The Festive Season is not complete without a magical family brunch at Flow Kitchen. Enjoy all your festive delights in partnership with H2 productions and stand the chance to have a picture with your favorite Aladdin character that will make you feel part of 1001 nights. 12:30pm – 3:30pm, Friday 14th December AED 295 (soft) and AED 395 (house beverages), AED 150 for children 6-12 years (kids 5 and below dine free).
· 20 December * Adults only
A ‘Bad Moms’ Christmas Ladies Night at Ba Restaurant and Lounge
Forget the Christmas chores, preparations and planning…. Whip on some heels, let your hair down and have a true bad-mom Christmas party at Ba! With only days to go until the big day, have some fun and celebrate with your ‘jingle ladies’.. its time to get on the naughty list whilst you still can! On this night, ladies can enjoy Ba’s signature ladies night offer of unlimited drinks for AED 99, but with a festive theme throughout! Expect a quirky Christmas drinks menu and a visit from a hunky Santa! 6.00pm – 9:00pm, Thursday 20th December.
· 22 December
Family Christmas Fair
The Christmas fair is a chance for families to create magical moments with activities such as gingerbread decorating, festive games, festive themed arts and crafts and more! The Christmas Fair is available at Fairmont Falcons Kids’ Club on Saturday 22 December 2018 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm and is priced at AED 280 per child for children aged 3 – 15 years. AED 150 extra for Gingerbread Houses.
· 5 -25 December
BIG BAD BOB…OUR SANTA IS BACK!
Remember our global hunt for the very best Santa Clause last year? Well the competition winner, aka ‘Big Bad Bob’ (Rossi from Virgin Radios dad) did such an amazing job that we are bringing him back for a better than ever 2018 festive season! Failed to see him last year? Here’s a video of what he got up to over the 12 days of Christmas in 2017! This year, we will be bringing a touch of rock to your jingle bell as our infamous Santa Claus is bringing along his guitar to play a host of festive classics to all! Santa, aka Big Bad Bob, will be popping up across the resort throughout the month, reading to kids, playing sing along songs and festive rock classics on his guitar, and getting up to festive mischief at his dedicated grotto in the lobby.