The best Christmas tree lightings in Abu Dhabi

Christmas tree lighting at Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

The capital is about to shine on with the best Christmas tree lightings in Abu Dhabi and beyond

Ho, ho, ho! The jolly season is not that far away, and it pays knowing in advance where some of the best Christmas tree lighting gatherings will be in Abu Dhabi and guess what? Team Yalla is shining a light on some of the best ones across the capital.



6-10 December, from 6.30 pm

Christmas Tree Lightings

Each evening at 6.30 pm, gather round the towering eight-metre tree for an enchanting tree lighting ceremony. Watch as day turns to night and Yas Winter Fest becomes a glowing display of glitter and gold. Looking to take a piece of the magic home with you? Visit their tree lighting partner Daiso Japan, where you can explore their festive collection with 5,000 items—Christmas trees, ornaments, decorations, Santas, nutcrackers, lights and more.

For more information visit Yas Winter Fest



Monday 4 December 2023, 6pm to 7pm

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Mark your calendar for one of the most spectacular Christmas tree lightings ceremonies in Abu Dhabi.

Al Rimal Terrace will light up the night with festive wonderment as the sweet voices of school kids fill the air while festive drinks and canopies are yours for the taking.

For more information, call 02 497 5208, 02 441 5900



Thursday, 7 December, 5.30pm  

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Head to the outdoor Chess Area Join to celebrate the festive season at this rather splendid, enchanting Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony that honours The St. Regis’ family traditions. Shae the moment with loved ones and delight in classic homemade Christmas treats, including live entertainment, mulled grape, hot toddy, and a delectable array of festive cookies.

For more information, call 02 498 8443  



Friday 8 December, 3.30pm – 7.30pm (Timing includes the Gingerbread House Workshop)

St. Regis Grand Lobby Christmas Tree

You simply know that the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi will be nothing less than majestic. Set to take place in the property’s palatial lobby where the ambience will be magical as an enchanting live pianist accompanies this fabulous festive moment. The tree lighting coincides with a Gingerbread House Workshop for the little ones.

For more information, call 02 694 4553



Friday 8 December 7pm – 8pm

Christmas Tree in Conrad

The Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers’ Christmas tree lighting is known far and wide for its grand affair. And this year promises to be bigger and better than ever. Usher in the Christmas season in the hotel’s Lobby Lounge where festive melodies and seasonal drinks, not to mention delicacies, await family and friends.

For more information, visit hilton.com/en/hotels/auhetci-conrad-abu-dhabi-etihad-towers



Friday, 8 December, 6pm (FREE)

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Festive treats await at this renowned Yas Island hotel, as does a rather delightful cup of hot chocolate and a glass of traditional mulled grape. And, of course, the grand finale, the lighting of the brilliant Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island Christmas tree, which will be located in the lobby lounge.

For more information, visit hilton.com/en/hotels/auhyihi-hilton-abu-dhabi-yas-island



7 December, 7pm to 9pm (Pre-booking is a must)

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The hotel’s Lobby Lounge is going to see the light fantastic at the inaugural Christmas Tree Lighting event. A must-attend for families, there’ll be surprises aplenty, such as delectable pass-around canapes, the man in red himself, Santa, charming gifts, and the heartwarming melodies of a 50-kid choir performing beloved holiday classics. Not to mention, the rich flavours of festive signature eggnog and hot chocolate.

To book, call 02 654 3291, or email us at dining.bab@fairmont.com



7 December 6 pm onwards

Dusit Thani Festive lighting

And Dusit Thani lights up for Christmas in Abu Dhabi.  Those looking for a truly spectacular spectacle, head to Skydome where guest carollers from different institutions and a special appearance by the man in red, Santa Claus, await. The carollers will sing a variety of traditional and contemporary Christmas songs, sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit. And there’ll be Christmas treats aplenty too, not to mention a festive market.

For more information, call 02 698 8137



8 December, 6 pm

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A heartwarming ceremony awaits you in the Grand Lobby as we light up the Christmas tree in all its glory, officially heralding the beginning of the holiday season. The ceremony will be graced by the melodious voices of the Abu Dhabi Carolers, and a delightful selection of traditional festive treats.

For reservations, please call 02 510 1234 or email festive.grandhyattabudhabi@hyatt.com



Sunday, 3 December 6pm -10pm
Guests AED 220, Children aged five to 12 years old AED 120, children four years old and below are free

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Head to the Clubhouse Lobby where the festive season shines brightly as the traditional Christmas tree lights up the evening. Gather family and friends and join in the host of Christmas carols and plenty of activities for the little ones, before tucking into a rather scrumptious barbecue dinner. For bookings, an advance payment is required.

For more information, call 056 660 8780



6 December, 5pm onwards

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If you are looking to kick-off the festive season in style and indulge in an array of Christmas treats then make your way to the Grand Lobby of Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi who will light up their amazing tree to the tunes of carols and a jolly visitor from the North Pole.

For more information, call 02 697 9171 or email fbres.beach@rotana.com



8 December, from 6pm

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Start the festive season with the most highly anticipated annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Abu Dhabi at the Grand Dome! Indulge in festive treats and sing along with the greatest carol singers as Father Christmas makes a special appearance. As the largest Christmas tree in town lights up, share a cup of hot chocolate, a glass of mulled grape and partake in some classic delicacies from the Episodes pop-up around!

To top it off, there’s also a free giveaway of Christmas stocking (up to 1000 pieces that includes an MO AUH promotional card for family activities). Gather your loved ones for a fabulous time this winter.

For more information, call 02 690 9000



Saturday, 9 December, 6pm-7pm (FREE)

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Head to the lush lawn at Yas links Abu Dhabi where the annual Christmas tree lighting is expected to wow and light up the night, and the lawn. With views of the mangroves too, you’ll get to tuck into festive delights such as Gluehwein cookies and enjoy a host of kids’ activities, not to mention a visit from the man in red himself, Santa Claus. We also heard that there will be giveaways for the little guests, and a fab Christmas choir.

For more information, call 02 404 3077



Friday, 15 December, 6pm
Club guests AED 99; Children five to 12 years AED 90 per child, children four and below free

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Head to this Christmas tree lighting in Abu Dhabi and you’ll get to meet a visitor from the North Pole. Join the man in red, Santa Claus, and his bag of magical surprises as the tree lights up for the festive season. Christmas carolling will be aplenty, and you also get to savour on a festive assortment of a traditional roast, which will be available to purchase. For bookings, advance payment is required.

For more information, call 050 757 4808 or email dining.yagcc@viyagolf.com



6 December, 5pm

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Adorned with festive decorations and lights, watch a spectacular tree light up against the backdrop of carols, treats and more at the hotel’s marvellous atrium.

Kids are in for a delight with a jolly visitor from the North Pole, with his bag full of great surprises by Babyshop. Pass by the Gingerbread house to take home freshly baked festive goodies or make the most of your visit and drop an order for the delicious Festive Takeaway as well!

To order, call 02 657 0000



8 December, 6pm

Christmas tree lighting in Abu Dhabi, Crowne Plaza Yas Island, Radisson Blu Yas Island, Rotana Yas Island

Mark your calendars for the Tree Lighting Ceremony on 8 December at 6 pm in Crowne Plaza, Radisson Blu, and Rotana Yas Island. Enjoy eggnog, glühwein, pass-around snacks, kids’, Christmas carollers, Santa’s gift-giving, and photo moments. It’s the perfect way to start your holiday celebrations.

For further information visit Yas Plaza Hotels


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