The festive holidays are a magical time filled with joy and togetherness that people celebrate everywhere, and this year, Celebration Around the World at Wafi City aims to achieve exactly that.
The Festive season is all about cherished moments with loved ones and this year Wafi City has set the stage to be the ultimate festive celebratory destination with a host of magnificent activities and experiences being offered from 8 – 24 December from 8.30 am to 9.30 pm.
With Expo 2020 being a platform to showcase enhancements in technology and bringing the world together, it only seemed fitting to include all these different cultures and display how the festive season is celebrated all around the world, right here at Wafi City. Visitors will be dazzled by our 52-foot-tall Christmas tree and see the magical set up from our elevated viewing deck.
Visitors will be dazzled by our 52-foot-tall Christmas tree
As you stroll through our set-up enjoying a warm cup of hot chocolate, you will see stunning displays of what the holiday season looks like in traditional Italian and American homes, along with their significant landmarks which are guaranteed to elevate your selfies. Visitors can expect to see landmarks from all seven continents including the Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, Leaning Tower of Pisa and many more with animatronic displays that will bring these set-ups to life.
Santa’s grotto is getting an upgrade this year and those who purchase the Santa’s grotto ticket for AED 65 will receive access to the Elves’ playground, get a glimpse at how their presents are made by visiting the Toy Factory and entering the two-storey Santa’s Grotto where the man in red himself will have a meet and greet with the kids. This year’s gift from Santa is definitely a one-of-a-kind as each gift will be customised with the name of the children and this magical journey ends with a framed photo with Santa that you will be able to cherish forever.
The holiday season is considered the season of giving and we are proud to take this opportunity to announce our Wafi Cares programme. We have partnered with Rashid Centre for People of Determination to make sure that this festive season is celebrated by everyone and along with your contributions, we will truly be able to make this festive season a special one. With the purchase of every Santa’s Grotto ticket, AED 5 will be donated to the foundation and visitors will also have the opportunity to take part in the season of giving by buying toys of their choice at our Wafi Cares gift shop. Guests can purchase toys from our display for any amount they see fit and their purchased toy will then be donated to a child in need from Rashid Centre for People of Determination.
We have partnered with Rashid Centre for People of Determination to make sure that this festive season is celebrated by everyone
The festivities wouldn’t be complete without live entertainment on the weekend which will consist of musicians and singers who will be performing all your favourite Christmas tunes. Children will also have free access to the Kid’s workshop where they can use their imagination to create whimsical decorations that will go on their Christmas trees or write a personalised card for when they visit Santa.
Commenting on the event, Stephanie-Alexandra Chartier, Head of Central Marketing at Wafi City, said: “Wafi’s festive display has a long-standing reputation of being one of the best in the city, and we are excited to welcome you to the magic again, this year with international flair! Moreover, partnering with the Rashid Centre for People of Determination through our Wafi Cares programme truly allows us to share the warmth of the holidays with the community.” In addition to all these activities, there will be huge festive decorations placed across the mall for guests to take Instagram shots for keepsake or send to loved ones living abroad.