The island’s best activities in the run-up to Christmas
Time Out Bahrain staff
More festive fun Winter Wonderland Bahrain City Centre’s Central Galleria will be transformed into a magical winter village display with a life-sized igloo, snow-capped trees and a host of fuzzy winter characters such as giant snowmen and penguins. On weekends, there will be roaming mascots for youngsters to interact with and there’ll be a giant walk-through gingerbread house in front of Saks Fifth Avenue atrium, with kids’ activities including arts and special cookie-decorating workshops from 3-6pm on Fridays for a BD2 entry fee with cash raised going to the Palm Association.
And to make it a particularly sparkling Christmas, spend BD30 at any store during the Winter Wonderland festival, for the chance to win one of four diamonds worth a total of BD5,000! Throughout December, Bahrain City Centre.
Gingerbread House Opening They’re turning the old gourmet shop in the Ritz-Carlton’s lobby into a ginger bread house with special Christmas cookies. Definitely one for the little ones. Opens Sun, Dec 9 at 5pm, Ritz-Carlton Bahrain.
Santa Hour at the K What’s your Christmas wish? Take the kids along to whisper their wishes to Santa Claus and maybe you can get him to spill the beans for some parenting Brownie points. Dec 17-25, from 5pm, the K Hotel. (17 360 000).
Santa Claus Afternoon Tea Festive afternoon tea time for the grown-ups and the little ones as Santa Claus pays a special visit to the children, an excellent picture opportunity during afternoon tea. Dec 15-20, 3-6pm, BD13 adults, BD7 children. Ritz-Carlton Bahrain.
Boxing Day Winter Christmas Party Christmas Funk Fever with prizes and giveaways. Wed, Dec 26, Bedrock, Ramee California Hotel. (36 452 547).
Yadon Ki Christmas A very Bollywood Christmas Party with live band. Wed, Dec 26, Bollywood Café Indian Night Club, Ramee California Hotel.
Russian Christmas Party X-Max Party with live band Platinum from Belarus Thu, Dec 27, Valentino Russian Night Club, Ramee California. (39 051 283).