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CairoScene Ultimate Christmas Guide 2019

Never miss a thing this holiday season!

Staff Writer

Don't let anyone tell you Egypt's too hot and dry for Christmas. Here at CairoScene we are in the know with everything you could possibly need for the jolliest, merriest, rosy-cheeked Feliz Navidad you could ever ask for, right here in Cairo! We've accumulated a list of the best Christmas markets for people of all ages to bask in the holiday spirit, and parties so big it'll make Santa Claus look like he went on a paleo diet and forgot all about the meat. So what are you waiting for? Don't let either of your possible Christmases pass you by without checking out CairoScene's comprehensive winter season guide:




Merry Funkin' Christmas @ Cairo Jazz Club

It's finally Christmas, and CJC is ready to celebrate this joyful season in the most fashionable way. So get into the holiday spirit and join CJC for a humorous evening on December 24th! Funk Off will start the night with their high-performance funk-tunes, then Amro and The Big Bang Boogie will close out the night with their unbelievable over-the-top funk/pop classics and contemporary hits!


Xmas Karaoke Night @ Cairo Jazz Club 610

Get on the CJC 610's karaoke stage and perform your favourite Christmas hits that you'd normally murmur to yourself. And if you'd rather not, don't worry, these guys will support you - CJC 610 is always happy to pour you a nice drink and let you listen to the audiences/performers as they sing their heart out for an unforgettable Christmas Eve this December 24th.


Tap Maadi: Holidazed & Confused Vol. 3 (Ouzo & Sebzz)

Ouzo and Sebzz will make you lose your way through the fields of craftily disingenuous House rhythms to guarantee that your last Wednesday of the year will leave you holidazed and confused at The Tap Maadi.


Jolly Beats Ft. DJ Angelo + AK @ The Tap East

DJ ANGELO was born in Burma in the UK and has shared the stage with Skrillex, Diplo, Public Enemy, Jay Sean, Estelle, and many more. DJ Angelo takes over the decks during JollyBeats on the last Wednesday of this year at The Tap East, where he'll perform hit songs from his 'Feel Good Mix'. In addition, our local hero DJ A.K will release his fresh Hip-Hop and RnB beats in a huge Christmas bash for you all.

Jingles & Giggles @ The Tap West

The Tap West will be mixing the "ho ho ho's" with "Ha Ha Ha's" on Christmas as Al Hezb El Comedy takes over the Westside with their hilarious and amazing lineup of the best Egyptian comedians. Then. Nour Project will top the laughter with their phenomenal world fusion music to make sure you have a merry Wednesday Christmas night on The Tap West.


An unforgettable Christmas Dinner @ Opia

Dance in a warmly euphoric atmosphere at Opia from 5 pm to 10 pm on the 25th of December. For reservations, you can contact them through Facebook or call 01022218977.


Merry Christmas @ Keji

It's the most wonderful time of the year to celebrate our Christmas this Tuesday 24th with DJ Armen Sarkis who'll be dropping the Christmas wavy music of his.


Christmas Eve @ Alibi

‘Tis the season to be jolly. Come to Alibi on Christmas Eve, the 25th of December, featuring DJ Bassem Nassif. For reservations call them on 01221 449 449.


Jingle Beats Christmas Party @ Zulu

Jingle Beats, Jingle Beats, Jingle Beats rock, Jingle Beats all the way...! Put on your ugliest Christmas sweater and join Zulu for the ultimate jingling shindig. DJ Phillipe Loupa will join them on the decks with the latest Jingle Beats on the block. Reservations at 0111 668 9168.



 Celebrate Together @ Sachi

Sachi is the place to celebrate the festive season in style whether you planned for a massive Christmas bash or a cosy, intimate meal. This pleasant evening will bring Sachi's Christmas menu, featuring the especially-made festive dishes by Sachi's chef. The night will also have a live performance by Strings & Kicks with wine, beer and soft drinks to put you in the Christmas spirit. Finish the night off by dancing to the vibes of DJ Hisham. All this and more on the 25th of December from 9 pm to 2 am. For reservations please contact or call 01280902028.


A Holiday Treat @ Lexie's


Raise a glass to the holiday seasons in Lexie's chic Contemporary Italian Restaurant, where they've invited you to book Christmas there this year. The great Nelly R. Cassis will bring you a night full of music with DJ FIKO in a live performance on the 25th of December from 9 pm to 2 am. For reservations please contact or call 01285818590.



Christmas Celebration @ Shinkō

You are invited to celebrate Christmas on a truly memorable and vibrant evening at SHINKŌ. Join Shinko for a unique festive experience. Regardless of whether you're joining SHINKŌ for appetizers or cocktails, their favourite DJ Kareem Saber will entertain you on the 25th of December from 9 pm to 2 am. Minimum charge applied per person.


Kazoku's Christmas Dinner

This Christmas, you're invited to celebrate with Kazoku's family. Kazoku's top chef has crafted a magical dinner that will have your taste buds screaming for more. The menu extravaganza begins with a range of cold cuts, followed by their usual tantalizing main courses. Then, get your groove on with DJ Nadim's gripping tunes. For reservations please contact or call 0120004877.


Christmas Party @ The Cork


Singing out loud is the best way to spread Christmas cheer. Don't miss the Christmas spirit at the cork this year with Ihab Shawi. For reservations, DM their Facebook page or call them on 0109 100 3448. 


Christmas @ Kaya!

Kaya created a special lunch menu in its Resto Bar this Christmas for you to enjoy with friends and family. Join Kaya on December 25th from 3 pm, where you can listen to Khaled Essam's old-fashioned tunes and enjoy their mouthwatering dishes. For those who want to celebrate Christmas by jumping off their feet, their resident DJ will perform his commercial songs at 10 PM later that night.


Christmas Celebration @ ESCĀ

The Christmas Celebration Warm-up at ESCA presents the best offer of culinary delights, live entertainment and fantastic party packs, including a joyful Christmas Celebration with a live band set led by beautiful and versatile Moroccan jazz artist Sara Moullablad at the 25th of December from 10 pm to 3 am.


Christmas Party with Harfoush @ L'Auberge Lounge

Everything is warm and festive at L'Auberge Lounge when you join 'Christmas with Harfoush'! The main man will entertain you through the night alongside DJ Captain Jack Beats with Spectacular Live Performances.  For reservations, DM their Facebook page or call on 0102 1735072.



Have a great time with festive Italian cuisine at the Vivo Italian restaurant, from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm on the 24th of December. A four-course meal of new holiday specialties with flavours and aroma of genuine Italy is presented by their Executive Chef.  Vivo's a' la carte menu will also be available. The price for adults is 850 L.E. Children of 6 & 12 get to have a 50% discount. Meals for children under the age of 6 are complimentary.


Christmas Eve Dinner @ Bab EL Sharq

This festive season, experience a pleasant dinner with loved ones while viewing the Egyptian Museum's architectural treasures. Taste the good times from an à la carte menu at Bab El-Sharq over the Middle East as you're entertained by a belly dancer and an Oriental live band on the 24th of December from 8 pm till 2 am. Price: LE 1,010 ++ "Minimum Charge".


Christmas Party @ Nox

Have an enchanting Christmas Eve all day long at Nox with hyped up DJ beats and a belly dancer on the 25th of December. Dance, dig into mouthwatering dishes and indulge in a wide view of the Nile. Fancy yourself the irresistible main courses desserts from Nox's a' la Carte menu. The price is 785 ++ "Minimum Charge". The price for the Bouchon is 850 L.E ++.  


Celebrate Christmas @ La Maison Bleue, El Gouna

Celebrate Christmas with La Maison Bleue's festive dining extravagance. Their curated evening features live music and an oyster, sushi and sashimi bar, complemented with a free flow of Baron Rosé.


Christmas Eve @ Tea Lounge

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo's Tea Lounge will set the scene for a festive family feast on Christmas Eve.


Christmas At Majarrah

The spirit of holidays is coming to Majarrah! Get ready for a festive Christmas with an entertainment program full of family fun, including inspiring workshops, children's activities and much more throughout the season. Every day from Friday, December 13th till Tuesday, January 7th - starting from 2 pm till 9 pm.


Christmas Eve & Day Dinner @ Oak Grill

Experience a Christmas Eve and Christmas Day like no other with a delectable 3-course dinner menu, while you're serenaded by Oak Grill's entertaining pan flute. 

Price per person: EGP 555+++. For more info or reservation, please email or call on 0225808481.


Christmas Bash @ Stage One

Stage One is having a really exceptional Christmas, bringing you Hasballah Band, a DJ and a belly dancer alongside a beautifully flawless view at the Nile River.



Christmas Event @ Macera

Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind. Enjoy lunch with Macera's specially crafted menu and listen to the Azmy violinist on Christmas Day.


Family & Friends


Christmas Bazaar '19 @ YWCA

It's the Christmas season, and your favorite YWCA Christmas Bazaar is back and better than ever! Join them on the 27th of December at Ramses College (Ghamra) for a day packed with exciting games, music, shopping, and awesome food! Capture the Christmas spirit by having your picture taken with Santa or in their photobooth. Tickets are sold at the door and cost EGP 40 each. To rent a table at the bazaar, please contact the YWCA at: +20 106 738 4666 or +20 122 431 2992.


The Sinatras Christmas - Frank Sinatra Tribute @ Darb 1718

Darb 1718 is hosting The Sinatras who’ll be throwing jolly and beautifully irresistible songs covered from the unforgettable Frank Sinatra as well as some of the most played Christmas songs on the 22nd of December from 8 pm to 10 pm. Get your hats and coats ready for an unforgettable winter night! The ticket price is 125 L.E. For tickets click here.


The Sinatras Christmas Night @ Room New Cairo

Since it's Christmas time, it would be great if everybody came a Santa hat or a hat like Frank Sinatra's, so that everybody can be in the mood to celebrate Christmas while listening to the amazing tunes of Frank Sinatra by cover band The Sinatras, who are famous for their participation in the 10th edition of the Cairo International Jazz Festival on the 13th of October 2018. The event will be at the 24th of December from 9 pm to 10:30 pm.


Christmas Market Bazaar @ Tivoli Dome Plaza

Christmas is here, so it is time for everyone to be cheerful and bright. Loved ones, family and friends and all who give you happiness; all are welcome at The Christmas Market Bazaar at Tivoli Dome Plaza. The event is organized by Tina Bazaar and will take place from the 26th of December till the 31st.


The Jolly Fiesta @ Point90 Mall

Christmas is about to start. Merry all and be pleased. p90's next bazaar "The Jolly Fiesta" is to be revealed, and you'll enjoy two days buying products at Christmas. On Friday 27 December 2019 until Saturday 28 December you wouldn't like to skip the Point90 Mall festivities. Organized by Tina Bazaar. For reservations, feel free to contact them on 01222302300 or send a message here.



Christmas Dinner + Live Music @ Eish & Malh

Eish & Malh on a happy Christmas evening in Downtown, while you're surrounded by live Christmas music. You can order from a Prix Fixed Menú or a selection of specials à la carte Christmas.


Great Chrismas Moments @ The Mall Of Egypt

Make your Christmas wishes come true in the Mall of Egypt from December 13th to December 31st. Shop with 800 EGP or more from any shop. Santa Claus will also be there to listen to your children's desires!


Nutcracker @ Cairo Opera House

Come watch the classic Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, performed live at The Cairo Opera House starting 8 pm from the 25th to the 29th of December.


Cairo Winter Wonderland @ Zed ElSheikh Zayed

Take your family and friends to the greatest carnival zone at Cairo Winter Wonderland, bringing you and your loved ones the ultimate fun experience on the 30th of December!


El Gouna's Jolly Christmas

This year, El Gouna is taking Christmas to the next level. El Gouna holiday celebrations will be held all over town from the 23rd to the 31st of January that will keep your calendars full of excitement with your friends and family. El Gouna’s Jolly Christmas has something for everyone, from kid's activities, live entertainment, and yummy food to Christmas shopping at their Christmas Bazaar - so drop by Abu Tig Marina and Downtown to join in on all the festivities.