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Santa Arrives at Ski Dubai to Launch Winter Wonderland 

by Eddie Rayner

The Christmas countdown has officially begun! Families gathered together to witness the spectacular Christmas tree lights at Ski Dubai being switched on by Santa Claus following his arrival from the North Pole. The tree lighting ceremony marks the start of Winter Wonderland at Ski Dubai – a magical seasonal line-up of activities for the whole family to experience the most wonderful time of the year, complete with real snow. 

Santa Claus is coming back to town, and guests will have a chance to meet him and his merry elves at his grotto from 1-25 December. A Santa Meet & Greet (AED 125) is the picture-perfect way to get in the Christmas spirit; the package includes a festive gift bag, signature hot chocolate, and a photo to capture the special moment.  

Start your day with a jolly good Breakfast with Santa (AED 125). Every morning (8-10 am) from 1-25 December, guests can mingle all the way with Santa and his elves while indulging in festive treats such as Snowman Pancakes and signature hot chocolate. Each ticket includes one breakfast dish and a beverage from a wide-ranging menu, as well as a souvenir photo. 

Santa switched on the Christmas tree lights to officially launch Ski Dubai’s festive season 

Fancy getting active while dressed in your matching Christmas sweaters? Take the whole family to the Festive Fun Run (AED 125) on 10 December. Perfect for kids and adults alike, the -4⁰C race course can be completed in (400m) for kids or (1km) for adults with a special appearance from Santa Claus himself. Suitable for all levels and age groups, this promises to be a fun-filled family day out. All jolly joggers will also receive a Santa hat and a commemorative medal. 

Bundle up on the big screen with the Santa + Cinema Package (AED 200). Enjoy the magic of movies, snuggle up on lounge-style seating, and indulge in Ski Dubai’s favourite movie snacks and chef-crafted meals – all surrounded by real snow. Snow Cinema’s impressive movie line-up includes Arthur Christmas, Home Alone 1, 2, and 3, The Grinch, and many other family favourites and Christmas classics with several screenings a day. For a more luxurious option, guests can book the VIP Chalet (AED 400 for two guests), which has cozy mountain lodge vibes and is adorned with holiday décor. The premium package also includes a two-course meal, hot chocolate, popcorn, and VIP snow gear per person.  

Winter Wonderland opens to the public on 1 December and tickets are now on sale 

This is just a sneak peek of what Ski Dubai has to offer this year for its 12th festive season. For more information or to make a booking, visit skidxb.com. Family passes are also available.   There is limited availability so advance online booking is essential.