Winter festival, pantomime, street party, cooking lessons and more
Time Out Bahrain staff
Winter Wonderland A snowy dreamscape comes to Bahrain City Centre as the central galleria is turned into a magical winter village display with interactive trains, games and light shows and fantasy characters wandering amongst the crowds. December 1-31, Bahrain City Centre.
Pinnochio – The Boy Who Lied Missing out on the traditional panto? Then take the kids to learn about the wooden boy whose nose just grows and grows with each fib he tells in this production from Shakespeare4Kids International. Naughty nippers will get a lesson in conscience just in time for the visit of the fella in red. December 1 & 2, The Cultural Hall. Call (39 616 858/ 39 607 489).
Gingerbread village The Kempinski’s lobby is currently sporting a village of gingerbread houses and there are daily prize draws up until Christmas for those staying at the hotel. December 1-24, Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre.
Kempinski chalet Visit the Kempinski chalet at BCC’s Winter Wonderland and get the little ones to decorate Christmas cookies knowing you’re helping a good cause. Cookies to decorate cost BD2 with proceeds going to the Palm Association. Fridays and Saturdays, December 6-28, 3-6pm.
Palm Assocation Festive Fair A host of local businesses and producers have signed up to display their wares at the event where you’ll also find arts and crafts, good food and gift ideas. And with all entry fees going towards helping needy Bahraini families, it’s the ideal way to give something back at Christmas time. Friday, December 6, Bahrain Rugby Football Club. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Palm Association Cup To coincide with the Festive Fair, Bahrain RFC is teaming up with Arsenal Soccer School to host the inaugural Palm Association Cup football tournament, a six-aside tournament split into three categories - kids born between 2003 and 2005 and those born between 2001-2003 and girls/ladies born in or before 2000. It’s BD40 per team to enter with proceeds going to the Palm Association. Friday, December 6, BRFC. For information contact email@example.com.
Turkey-cooking masterclass Learn all the tips and tricks to make your bird a winner from the talented team at Kempinski. Roll your sleeves up and don your apron to cook directly with the chefs in the private kitchen. Wednesday, December 11, 3-6pm. BD25, maximum ten per class. Call (17 171 441).
Christmas Street Party There’ll be a truly festive atmosphere down at the rugby club where they’re having a Christmas street party with all sorts of entertainment for both adults and kids. Friday, December 20, Bahrain Rugby Football Club. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Santa competition JJ’s will have a Santa dress up competiton with prizes. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
A rugby tradition Another Bahrain RFC tradition will be played out as the annual Bahrain versus Returning Students fixture takes place. Pitting a mix of seniors, Golden Oldies and resident Colts’ players against the gaggle of players who learned their trade at the club before moving on to further education. Friday, December 27, Bahrain Rugby Football Club.