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Four Festive Activities Perfect for Families

by Eddie Rayner

The twinkling and jolly holiday season is almost amongst us! If you’re wondering what to do and where to go with family, worry not; we’ve got you covered with 4 fantastic activities that are coming to town.

1) Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo with Cinderella

A dreamy retelling of the age-old Disney story every child knows by heart, this enchanting production will have you bobbing your head and singing along to the catchy musical tunes.

When: 18 to 27 December
Where: Fairmont The Palm ballroom, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Price: Dhs125 per person

Website: www.fairmont.com/palm-dubai

2) Fly to Neverland with Peter Pan

A classic Christmas show, Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and all the cast bring you an amazing and magical adventure. Join the high-flying hero – who refuses to grow up – as he transports Wendy, John and Michael to Neverland on a journey they will never forget.

When: 13 to 24 December
Where: Queen Elizabeth 2, Mina Rashid, Dubai
Price: AED150 for adults and AED120 for children

Website: https://www.theatrebyqe2.com/familyshows

Special offer: Enjoy a themed afternoon tea with guest appearances from the show’s characters at ‘Tea with Tink’ in the Yacht Club. Starting from AED65 for children, this will take place on 14, 20 & 21 December only!

2.5) Grandparents Day at QE2

As a special treat QE2 is having “Grandparents Day” for visiting Grandparents (or Aunties or Uncles, who are holidaying here with you) – where they get a 50% discount on 22December when they accompany their Grandchildren to the show. Check out the Theatre by QE2 Facebook (@theatrebyqe2), Twitter (@TheatrebyQE2), or Instagram (@qe2theatre) page for the special code (this is for the shows on 22 December only).

When: 21 December
Where: Queen Elizabeth 2, Mina Rashid, Dubai
Price: AED75 for grandparents when accompanied by grandchild

Website: https://www.theatrebyqe2.com/familyshows

3) Teddy Bear Afternoon Tea at Taj Dubai

Santa’s elves are busy working hard to welcome your little ones to a special holiday tea experience alongside festive bear hugs. To top it all, children could also bring along a teddy bear or a toy of their choice to donate to a charitable organisation during this season of giving.

Treats include Gummy Bears, Rainbow Sandwiches, Teddy Candy Bars, Teddy Bear Cookies and much more.

When: 14 December
Where: Mezzanine floor, Taj Dubai, Burj Khalifa Street, Dubai
Price: AED195 per person

Website: https://tajdining.com/index.php/home/promotionDetails/3806

4) Meet Santa Claus at Dubai Festival City

Throughout the festive period, visitors can watch the magical 20-meter tree lighting ceremony daily at 6pm and a special live show running every hour with the ‘Festive City Singers’ singing to your favourite festive songs and carols. Visitors can also head to Santa’s Grotto between 6pm and 10pm every night where the man in the red suit will appear for pictures and to receive the wish lists of the little ones.

When: Daily until 29 December
Where: Dubai Festival City Mall
Price: Free

Website: www.dubaifestivalcitymall.com