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Jingle All the Way Around Cairo: These Are The City's Best Xmas Events

Grab your loved ones, because this festive list of events across Cairo definitely needs company.

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Not to sound like a Hallmark cliche, but it’s a Christmas miracle that this city of ours can have so many celebrations without epically combusting and showering us in powdered sugar and infinitesimal bits of minty candy cane. We may call it ‘cuffing season’ but it’s mostly a time when our bodies and hearts are both battling the weather and loneliness the winter is so well-known for. 

Perhaps that’s another Christmas miracle, that it gives all of us an excuse to grab our loved ones and bask in the merry festivities - to go on carousel rides with our siblings or enjoy hot chocolate with our partner or grab our best friends to a party loud enough to drown ourselves in the warmth suffusing the room. 

This is our comprehensive roundup of the most festive Xmas events - from walks to workshops, happy hours to parties, and bazaars to festivals - taking over Cairo this Christmas season. 

ZED Winter Festival

Weekdays | 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Weekends | 2:00 PM – 12:00 AM 

Daily Till End Of February

Sheikh Zayed’s ZED Park has been transformed into a winter wonderland, featuring a slew of activities and activations, making it perfect for a night out with your family. 

To purchase your tickets, head to 

Winter Garden

December 15th-29th

New Cairo’s Garden8 is celebrating the festive season with Xmas-y installations, photo booths, and liberal decorations scattered around the luxury mall. 

Xmas Street Walks

Every Friday & Saturday (Till End Of December) | 12:00 pm

Walk of Cairo has gone from a beautiful commercial strip to a stunning walkway, featuring popups from our favourite local brands and eateries. 

Dirty Santa ft. Djunkie

December 21st | 9:00 PM

It’s simply not Christmas without a visit to the OG Cairo Jazz Club in Agouza, especially when the beloved eclectic Djunkie is promising a ‘Dirty Santa’ takeover. 

For reservations, message Cairo Jazz Club on their official Facebook page any day from 12-8 PM. 

Exclusive Christmas Special: Jingle & Mingle

December 22nd | 8:00 PM

Heliopolis’ The Smokery is hosting a special Christmas dinner, complete with carefully crafted seasonal dishes and jazzy live performances to complete the picture. 

A-Not-So-Silent Night ft. Nathalie Bichara, Mike Pham & Sherif George

December 23rd | 8:00 PM

We all need a Christmas carol, and who wouldn’t say no to a side of exquisite fine dining, too? Sachi Park St. is hosting concept evening, ‘A-Not-So-Silent-Night’ featuring performers Nathalie Bichara, Mike Pham, and Sherif George! 

For reservations, call 0127 866 6185. 

Xmas Fel Disco

December 23rd | 9:00 PM

If you’re in a celebratory mood - or in need of cheering up, let’s be honest - then a Disco Masr part is exactly what you need. Sheikh Zayed’s Cairo Jazz Club will be hosting the brilliant artists for a deck-takeover that’ll last us through the darkest hours of the night and well into the morning. 

For reservations, message Cairo Jazz Club on their official Facebook page any day from 12-8 PM. 

Festive Eve

December 24th | All Day

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence in Giza will be hosting a jolly Festive Eve, with a slew of activations and activities exacerbating the Xmas feels. 

Jazz Christmas Eve With Harfoush

December 24th | 6:00 PM

London jazz performer, Harfoush, will be performing live at Sheikh Zayed’s Walk of Cairo for a truly jolly Christmas eve. 

Christmas Day

December 25th | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Four Seasons Hotel Nile Plaza will be hosting a festive Christmas Day, with Santa Claus ready to greet your kids and a selection of seasonal menus adjusted across the hotel’s restaurants. 

Christmas Brunch 

December 25th | 2:00 PM

El Nozha’s Kaya Restobar is hosting a merry Christmas brunch, perfect for a small gathering of friends ahead of more tight-knit celebrations that night. 

For reservations, message @kayarestobarcairo on their Instagram page. 

Tipsy Xmas Karaoke

December 27th | 8:00 PM

We’re down for ending the Xmas season with a ‘Tipsy Karaoke’ at Sheikh Zayed’s Cairo Jazz Club…are you? 

For reservations, message Cairo Jazz Club on their official Facebook page any day from 12-8 PM.