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CairoScene Christmas Guide 2017

Our yearly roundup of the best and most exciting happenings this festive season.

Staff Writer

Ever since the mercury levels dropped, we’ve been wrapped in our fuzzy blankets at home, all cozy with mulled wine and copious amounts of mince pies and ginger cookies. But we've hibernated enough. It's time to let loose and make those calls. It's time to go out and come back only at the break of dawn. From clubbing to fancy dinners out to fun family shopping days out, we have you covered.

Nobody does instagram worthy cookies and cakes like La Patisserie, and with the Christmas season starting they're bringing back their seasonal chocolate cookies; perfect for Christmas and New Year treats and gift

Date: from 1/12 to 6/1/2018

Time: 12PM to 12AM 

Reservations: 02-24115588


Our little ones won't forget this one. with storytellers, a movie, a party, and even some PlayStation, it sounds like the perfect day for little munchkins to get off our backs a little. And there's a little something for parents too. You can win EGP 1,000 vouchers and some shower lists too for winners.

Date: 15/12 to 26/12

Time: 1PM to 9PM

 Christmas Bazaar @ The Courtyard 

If you're wondering where to visit for your annual pilgrimage to a Christmas market, the Courtyard has solved your dilemma this year. This very secial all day Christmas Bazaar, including kids activities, ongoing Christmas carols and a visit from Santa.

Date: 22/12

Time: 11AM to 11PM

Xmas Festival 2017 @ Uptown Cairo

Looking for things to do at Christmas? Throw on your favourite holiday sweater and head to a festival the mountain. Egypt's winter wonderland now includes festive treats for the kids, food and drink, jolly carols and last minute Christmas shopping - we couldn't ask for more!

Date: 22/12

Time:3PM till 10PM

Jingle Jam Vol.2 @ Cairo Festival City

Spend a christmassy family day, from morning until evening, with continuous activities for the little ones; from carnival games to a kids play zone and drum parades. Santa will be there following the parade to greet the kiddos and hand out treats. We're sure there'll be gingerbread somewhere. Oh and there's also a Christmas bazar for all the holiday goodies that your heart desires. 

Date: 22/12

Time: 11AM till 10PM

Xmas Concert @ El Sawy

Kick-start the holidays with a carol concert that isn't strictly a carol concert at all since you can sing along to your favourite Christmas songs. Bring your family and loved ones and join these star performers in making merry! 

Date: 23/12

Time: 8PM to 10PM


Get a head start on the festivities with a fun-filled Christmas Eve on Sunday December 24 featuring the one & only DJ Ghandokly.

Date: 24/12
Time: 10PM to 3AM
Reservations: 01224330993 or 01224330990

Christmas Eve Dinner @ Bogali 

Classic Live Entertainment at a Cairo instant classic venue. Enjoy a dinner to some awesome tunes, right on the Nile. 

Date: 24/12

Time: 9 PM to 2:30 AM

Reservations: 0112 129 8683

 Xmas Tête-à-Tête Dinner @ Underground

Come enjoy a special Christmas dinner with your special one at Underground the pub. We're talking wine and candle light. It's 250 EGP per person. 

Date: 24/12
Time: 8 pm till midnight
Reservations: 01003398000

Let's get one thing straight... Christmas is for foodies, that's why Cucina are putting together an Insta-story worthy 4-course meal for your pleasure.

Time: 12PM to 5PM 
Date: 24/12
Reservations: 02-24115588

Xmas @ The Smokery

What's better than some world-class eats and a night out with our favourite people? Speccial Christmas treats and visits from Santa is what. 

Date: 24/12 to 25/12
Time: 1PM till 3AM
Reservations: 01026019175 / 01286830199 / 01205444490

Book for Christmas Eve at the Sheraton's Giannini's as they'll will be hosting a 6-course set menu on the 24th for EGP 370++. It's Italian American at its best.

Time: 8 PM to 11:30 PM
Reservations: 02 33369800

Xmas Dinner @ 1902 

Ooh la la, a gala dinner! Rumour has it, the lavish Sofitel Old Cataract in Aswan is hosting a Christmas dinner this year, including pre-dinner cocktail reception. Avoid the hassle of trekking into crowded bars in Cairo, the holiday spirit will be brought to your dinner table with live Christmas corals and delicious food!

Date: 24/12
Time:7:30PM to 2AM
Reservations: 097 2316000


Casual Christmas @ Bourbon

Santa's hour is drawing near, and our bells are jingling for more #MonkeyBusiness as we're gathering for an intimate "Casual Christmas" party

Date: 25/12

Time: 9 PM to 3 AM

Reservations: 0109 065 9090

 Under The Mistletoe W/ Marc Wahba @ CJC  

Local DJ talents Marc Wahba and SHIHA deck the halls for a special Christmas edition this Monday! Nothing like some stellar house music to make us feel jolly!

Date: 25/12

Time: 10 PM to 3AM

The Magic Of Christmas ft. Sharmoofers @ 1925

Egyptians have never been exactly sure what Christmas is about, but it's probably about Sharmoofers and they're bringing the magic to 1925 this year!

Time: 10Pm to 3AM

Date: 25/12

Reservations: 0121 210 3512

 Xmas W/ Amr Diab @ The Nile Ritz-Carlton

Amr Diab, the man himself, is perfroming LIVE on Christmas Eve. Get your tickets at the Nay Desk at the Nile Ritz-Cartlon or call 002 010 14117749 for more info.

Date: 25/12

Time: 9PM to 3AM

Reservations: 010 14117749

Get those feet shuffling as DJ Simon gives our Christmas spirit a little groove to get down to. 

Time: 10PM to 3AM

Date: 25/12

Reservations: 02 33369800

There are two reasons to drive to Hurghada on Christmas day, 1) There's a beach and excellent weather, 2) Sindband's bomb Christmas dinner for EGP 300 per person. Trust us it's worth the road trip. A lat minute holiday well-spent. 

Time: 9PM to 2AM
Date: 25/12
Reservations: 065 3404227 

Nobody does Christmas Eve like Mirage Cafe. Their mouthwatering open buffet is open from 6:30 till 11:00. Talk about festive. So who's in?

Date: 24/12 to 26/12
Time: 6:30 PM to 11 PM 
Reservations: 02-24115588

JW's Steakhouse is putting together a Christmas Eve succulent and jolly 4 course meal fit for kings. 

Reservations: 02-24115588
Date: 25/12

A proper Christmas is a Christmas at Lemongrass, be sure not to miss out. Why have the traditional, usual menu when you can be different and have an Asian delight Christmas dinner.

Time: 6PM to 12AM
Date: 24/12 to 06/01
Reservations: 02-24115588

Jingle On The Rocks @ The Tap East

Jingle bells, Jingle Bells.. No strike that, it's Jingle On The Rocks with Jameson bringing you some good old Irish whiskey!
The Cadillacs will be performing a rocking Xmas special and right after Armen V will make sure that you soak up as much festive fun as possible; keeping you all warmed up and Who knows? Santa might be lurking somewhere around the corner checking up to see how good you've been this year.

Date: 25/12
Time: 10 PM to 2 AM


This Christmas, we're gathering 6 of our favourite people and heading to our favourite next-door pub. For only EGP 500, there's an open Absolut bar with Absolut cocktails, mulled wine, wine, beer, RedBull, and soft drinks (should we even carry on?), a Christmas menu, and resident DJs spinning, and even presents to the good boys and girls.

Date: 25/12
Time: 9 PM to 3 AM
Reservations: 01005692229

Xmas ft. Amaze @ Royal Maxim Kempinski 

This is like 3 massive Christmas celebrations in one fabulous night. Everyone is seated with the regular tables offering free corkage, 15 soft drinks, 2 RedBulls, and 6 superstars. imagine with the VIP tables offer. It's a cabaret night not to miss.  

Date: 25/12
Time: 7 PM to 3 AM
Reservations: 01009703970-01017121452

Christmas Brunch @ SOFITEL's Maniuri

You know what makes Christmas even better? Bunch! Take the family and head to Manipuri for a festive selection of cuisines with live cooking stations, an opulent buffet, Santa Claus and fun activities for the kids, all to the sounds of classical harp music.

Time: 1 PM to 5 PM
Date: 25/12 to 26/12
Reservations: 01155912244 

Christmas Eve shouldn't be a stay home day, it should be a go out and party day, and you should defiantly head out to Vintage with a holiday blues busting DJ and a belly dancer.

Time: 10PM to 2AM
Date: 25/12
Reservations: 02-24063333

Christmas is about two things, family, and (more importantly) food, and Chiniox are putting both together with a festive Christmas Eve four-course dinner.

Time: 9 PM to 2 AM
Date: 25/12
Reservations: 02-24063333

Forget the nightlife, or simply prepare for it with an afternoon brunch buffet takes over Sheraton Cairo's Rawi restaurant between 12 PM and 4 PM for EGP 340++. 

Date: 25/12
Time: 12PM to 4PM 
Reservations: 02 33369800

Get those feet shuffling as DJ Simon gives our Christmas spirit a little groove to get down to for only EGP 250.

Date: 25/12
Time: 10PM to 3AM
Reservations: 02 33369800

Xmas Dinner @ The Renaissance's Citron

Check Christmas dinner off your list, this year Citron's Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet will have us drooling! There's also a Christmas Day Lunch Buffet From 1:00 PM - 05:00 PM. Word has it Santa will be there - and we bet your 'buffet belly' will be as big as his. For Reservationss, call 02-24063333. 

Date: 25/12

Time: 1PM to 5PM 

Reservations: 02-24063333

Don't miss out on Pier 88's exquisite Christmas dinner this year. We're talking about a four-course Italian menu, tangy sangria and fancy champaign - can you even say no to that?! For Reservationss call 01208111130/40. 

Date: 25/12

Time: 8PM to 2AM

Reservations: 01208111130/40

Get Together for Christmas @ Bus Stop 

Christmas spirit and booze: Escape that family torturous family 3ezzouma, and head to Bus Stop with the crew. Aside from the delicious drinks and bites, DJ Feedo playing will be behind the decks, playing the latest hit. This is Christmas done right!  

Date: 25/12
Time: 10PM to 3:30AM
Reservations: 01282150505

The Grinch stole Christmas and it's getting us Holidazed & Confused! Sebzz and Ouzo, one of the hottest duos in town will be joined by Elloll for a night full of hip-shaking tunes. Intimate family affairs at your grandmas' are fun and delicious, but The Tap this Christmas is super tempting! You can get your dance moves on while sipping on some Heineken.  

Date: 25/12

Time: 10PM to 2 AM 

On December 25th, this Christmas, Amie Sultan, the beautiful ballerina turned Egypt's number one belly dancer, will bless us with a Christmas gift. The gift of a vigorous night of dancing along with energetic music by DJ BOBmix. Sticking to the Christmas spirit, Amie Sultan will be the Dancing Snowflake of the night. Making the night even more brilliant, it is Amie’s birthday! What more is there to celebrate? Join us for a night in another phenomenal year. To book your table now call, 01224330993 or 01224330990.

Date: 25/12
Time: 10 PM to 3 AM
Reservations: 01224330993 or 01224330990

Screw merriest, Christmas is the most stressful time of year, which is why Mandara Spa's Christmas spa day package is the perfect gift for anyone. 50 minute traditional hammam, 60 minute Nefertiti’s facial, 60 minute body massage, use of swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and relaxation area. All for EGP 2,500.

Date: 23/12 to 30/12
Time:12PM to 12AM 
Reservations: 02-24115588
The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa

Christmas @ Westin Hotel's Paloma

Paloma Restaurant  is hosting a fabulous Christmas extravaganza with a guitarist for entertainment on the 25th of December. Head over from 2 to 7pm for a meal to remember for only EGP 350+++ per person.

For reservations,call 02 23228000

 Time: 2PM to 7PM

Get your Christmas cheer on at Dunes Bar with to the tunes of DJ Nadeem starting at only EGP 250+++ per person. 'Tis the season to be jolly, and Westin knows how to make that happen.   

For reservations,call 02 23228000

Time: 2PM to 7PM