Tis the season: carols, markets and events in Cairo
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”
With Christmas just around the corner, many places have invested in Christmas and festive decorations, while others have planned a wide range of activities to celebrate the merry season.
Whether with friends, family or even alone, there are multiple activities that can be enjoyed over the next month to get into the Christmas spirit. From carols, markets and fairs, these events are sure to make for a memorable holiday season.
The Coptic Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Mary is hosting its annual carol event next Friday, December 16, for an entrance fee of EGP 20 (USD 1). Located in Nasr City, the public event is open to all ages, with free admission for children under 12.
Fabrica Christmas Choir
Conducted by Egyptian soprano Neveen Allouba, the Fabrica Nadal Choir will host a unique Christmas musical evening on Friday, December 16 at St. John the Baptist Church in Maadi. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the event is organized by the Sellah Cultural Program, which aims to promote peace, harmony and inclusion through music and culture.
Tickets will be sold at the box office for EGP 60 (USD 2.5).
District winter fair
A Christmas bazaar, three carol performances, a meet and greet with Santa Claus, face painting for the kids, a photo booth and much more, all in one day and one place: the District Winter Fair. The District Mall will be hosting a fun-filled festive experience from 12pm on Friday 23rd December with free entry.
To attend the event, register for a QR code that will be scanned at the door.
Katameya Christmas Bazaar
For Zayed residents, this two-day family event is packed with fun and activities for the whole family. The Annual Katameya Ladies Christmas Bazaar, which will be held on Thursday and Friday, December 15 and 16, will feature a health and beauty corner, entertainment, shopping and delicious food.
The bazaar is free and will be held at Americana Plaza, Sheikh Zayed.
Annual outdoor events
Every weekend in December features an action-packed schedule at the Walk of Cairo (WOC). With Christmas trees, lighting and endless surprises, WOC hosts its annual month-long Christmas festivities. Located in Sheikh Zayed, visit WOC for memorable photos with Santa, Christmas parades and live performances.
Admission to the WOC is free, but admission does not include children’s play prices.
ZED Winter Festival
From rides and fireworks, to parades and performances, the annual ZED Winter Festival is back for its fourth year. From November to January, ZED Park is the ultimate destination for a healthy festive experience.
Tickets can be purchased online here.
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