Al Maryah Island Celebrates the Holiday Season with Winter Wonderland

Published on : Wednesday, November 23, 2016

unnamed-22A world of entertainment and exciting festive attractions for family and friends awaits guests throughout the month of December on Al Maryah Island, as Abu Dhabi’s business and lifestyle destination transforms into a spectacular Winter Wonderland Al Maryah Island is the place to be this holiday season as Santa’s Grotto welcomes little ones and their families in The Galleria starting 8th December.  Guests can also enjoy roaming performers, marching bands and more until the night skies are lit up with the festival of lights, a snowy winter village, festive activities and live performances stretching across the waterfront promenade starting 15th December.

 

Winter Wonderland on Al Maryah Island’s Promenade: Nestled across the waterfront promenade, cozy winter cottages covered in frosty snowflakes will host festive activities including bauble decorating, cracker making, and gingerbread house making. A skating rink and snow park will keep the whole family entertained for hours on end, while the youngest visitors enjoy train rides around the Promenade. A winter marching band and the much-loved characters from Disney’s Frozen will add to the festive cheer.

 

During the weekdays and weekends, a full schedule of live performances will keep the whole family entertained with shows like Arctic Cirque, where guests are invited on a magical voyage to the North Pole with amazing circus performances by world-class entertainers;Alice in Winter Wonderland promises an unforgettable journey down a snowy rabbit hole with interactive games; the third show will be none other than the famous old tale The Snowman, a mixture of narration, singing, and dancing by professional performers.

 

The Galleria on Al Maryah Island: The Galleria on Al Maryah Island will join in on the holiday fun with a variety of activities set to run from the 8th until the 30th December.  Guests can enjoy roaming performances, including a festive marching band on 22nd, 23rd, 29thand 30th December, as well as appearances from Santa and his elves. Entertainment shows will add to the excitement, with the iconicNutcracker promising to offer a glimpse of a magical kingdom every Thursday starting from December 8th, and Jack Frost guaranteed to spread winter’s chill every Friday starting from December 9th.

Santa’s Grotto in The Galleria’s Great Room will offer fantastic photo opportunities, while children will also be able to enjoy seasonal arts and crafts, including card making, cracker making, writing letters to Santa and face painting throughout the month.

 

Festive music and spectacular decorations including colored lights and an enormous LED sculpture of Santa’s Sleigh and his reindeer set on the Promenade will complete the holiday atmosphere. All shows and activities will take place from 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

The entertainment schedule is as follows:

 

Activity Date Time Location
Santa’s Grotto Dec 8 – Dec 25 4:00pm – 9:00pm The Galleria
The Nutcracker display Thu, Dec 8th

Thu, Dec 15th

Thu, Dec 22nd

Thu, Dec 29th

4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:30pm

 

The Galleria
Jack Frost show Fri, Dec 9th

Fri, Dec 16th

Fri, Dec 23rd

Fri, Dec 30th

4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:30pm The Galleria
LED Parade Dec 15th – Dec 26th 6:00pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm Al Maryah Island Promenade
The Toy Maker Thu, Dec 15th

Sat, Dec 17th

Thu, Dec 22nd

Sat, Dec 24th

Sun, Dec 25th

Mon, Dec 26th

3:00pm, 8:00pm

5:00pm, 7:00pm

3:00pm, 8:00pm

5:00pm, 7:00pm

5:00pm, 7:00pm

5:00pm, 7:00pm

Al Maryah Island Promenade
Toy Soldiers and Shooting Stars Thu, Dec 15th

Sat, Dec 17th

Thu, Dec 22nd

Sat, Dec 24th

Sun, Dec 25th

Mon, Dec 26th

4:30pm

3:00pm, 8:30pm

4:30pm

3:00pm, 8:30pm

3:00pm, 8:00pm

3:00pm, 8:00pm

Al Maryah Island Promenade
Singing Snowflakes Thu, Dec 15th

Sat, Dec 17th

Thu, Dec 22nd

Sat, Dec 24th

Sun, Dec 25th

Mon, Dec 26th

3:30pm,7:00pm,9:00pm

4:30pm

3:30pm,7:00pm,9:00pm

4:30pm

4:00pm, 8:30pm

4:00pm, 8:30pm

Al Maryah Island Promenade
Festive movie night Sun, Dec 18th

Mon, Dec 19th

Tue, Dec 20th

Wed, Dec 21th

Sun, Dec 25th

Mon, Dec 26th

6:30 pm Al Maryah Island Promenade
Frozen characters show Fri, Dec 16th

Fri, Dec 23rd

3:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:30 pm  
Arctic Cirque Fri, Dec 16th

Fri, Dec 23rd

3:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:00 pm  
The Snowman Fri, Dec 16th

Fri, Dec 23rd

4:30 pm, 8:00 pm  
Winter marching band Sat, Dec 17th

Sat, Dec 24th

Thu, Dec 22nd

Friday Dec 23rd

Thu, Dec 29th

Fri, Dec 30th

3:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 9:00pm

 

5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:30pm

Al Maryah Island Promenade

 

The Galleria

Alice in Winter Wonderland Sat, Dec 17th

Sat, Dec 24th

4:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 8:00 pm Al Maryah Island Promenade
Children’s Arts and Crafts Dec 8th – Dec 30th 2:00pm – 9:00pm The Galleria

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