Get into the festive spirit with afternoon teas, early brunches and charitable cookies
Teddy Bear afternoon tea
Your kids are invited to a special teddy bear afternoon tea in the Ritz-Carlton’s Boulevard Lounge when they can donate their old cuddly toys for charity while enjoying a spread designed for little ones. It’s BD10++ per child from 3pm to 5pm. Call 1758 6499.
Early festive brunch A sumptuous festive brunch is being presented at the Alfanar venue in Diplomat Radisson Blu from noon to 4pm to celebrate lead up to Christmas Day. Expect traditional trimmings and festive favourites, as well as a live performance by resident band the Black Notes. It’s BD25 net per person or half price for kids aged six to 13. Children under six can go for free. Call 1753 1666.
Back to the 90s Be transported back in time at Brazil Lounge this Friday as they go all 90s on you. It’s only the 90s themed party you’ll hear Wu-Tang Clan, Britney Spears, Dr Dre and Nirvana all on the same playlist. Just break out your ugliest sweaters and December birthday celebrants don’t forget to holler as you’re entitled to some free sparkling! VIP tables are available for BD100 including a bottle of your choice. Call 3328 2727.
Drinks on the green
Head over to the newest outlet, Repartee Lounge, at The Royal Golf Club in Riffa for unlimited grape beverages by the glass from 8pm to 11pm for BD20 net per person. They also have a fantastic Far Eastern inspired food menu for you to select from. Call 1775 0777.
Cookies for charity The Westin has set up a cookie decorating station in City Centre Bahrain’s winter display from 3pm to 6pm where young ones can decorate homemade gingerbread men for a good cause. It costs BD2 but all proceeds go to The Palm Association, a charity that helps need Bahraini families. Bahrain City Centre Central Galleria, Seef District. Call 1717 1441 for more information.
Sat 20 to Wed 24
A Ritz afternoon tea with Santa
Grown-ups and little ones get together in The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain’s Lobby Lounge for a festive afternoon tea with Santa Claus from 3pm to 6pm. It’s BD15++ per person or BD10++ for children aged four to 12. Call 1758 6499.
Sat 20 to Thu 25
Gourmet Lounge high tea
Indulge in a stylish and festive afternoon tea at The Ritz Gourmet Lounge from 3.30pm to 6pm for BD18++ per person. Call 1758 6499.
Until January 17
Picture a Story art exhibition
Launching tonight (December 17) at Word’s Bookstore in Budaiya, the ‘Picture a Story’ art exhibition features a group of over ten artists and illustrations as they visually describe a piece of literature that has inspired them. Curated by Stafford &Sharabi, the shop’s first ever art exhibition will run until January 17 during opening hours. The organisers say, ‘Literature, a form of art in itself, has long influenced artists and thinkers and so we decided to work with various artists that appreciate the value of this.’ Call 1769 0790.