Tree lighting, festive meals, and more festive fun in December 2014
Time Out Bahrain staff
The first ceremony at The Ritz December 1 Join The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain in their lobby from 6pm for the first tree lighting ceremony of the season where you’ll enjoy freshly baked Christmas cookies and hot beverages, as well as the gingerbread house opening. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Hotel & Spa, Seef (1758 6499).
Light up your trees in Mövenpick December 3 A big hoo-haa is being made over in the Mövenpick Bahrain Hotel’s lobby as they light their epic Christmas tree at 5pm. The Manama Singers will be there to perform while kids can enjoy the winter wonderland display. Santa will also be there with plenty of surprises while various festive beverages and freshly baked cookies are served. Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain, Muharraq (1746 0017).
Carols, tree lightings and minced pies in Crowne Plaza December 4 Kick start the festive season with a spot of carolling, some mulled drinks and minced pies as the Crowne Plaza Bahrain prepare to light their Christmas tree. The event is taking place at La Mosaique restaurant from 7pm and it’s free to enter. Crowne Plaza Bahrain, Diplomatic Area (1753 1122).
Holiday sparkles in the Ramee Grand December 6 The tree lighting ceremony at Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa kicks off with holiday festivities from 5pm with live performances, celebratory music, raffle draws and gift giving by Santa himself. Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa (1711 1999).
Cookies for charity with The Westin December 6, 13 and 20 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 needy Bahraini families. Bahrain City Centre Central Galleria, Seef District. Call 1717 1441.
Family fun at Engie’s Restaurant & Café December 24-26 Engie’s French restaurant and café is open from 7.30am on these days offering a sumptuous breakfast, followed by special festive lunch and dinner menus. Fun festive desserts like cookies, cakes and logs are also available for you to take home, while kid’s activities such as cookie and cake decorating and games are ongoing throughout the three days. Seef Corner, Seef District (1758 0028).
Gourmet Lounge high tea December 20-25 Indulge in a stylish and festive afternoon tea at The Ritz Gourmet Lounge from 3.30pm to 6pm for BD18++ per person. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Hotel & Spa, Seef (1758 6499).
Turkey promotion with An Nada Throughout December A menu filled with turkey treats is on offer at the Sheraton Bahrain’s An Nada Lounge with dishes such as the smoky turkey burger with emmental cheese or Escalope of turkey with a parmesan crust, for example. Prices start from BD4.9++. Sheraton Bahrain Hotel (1753 3533).
Christmas dinner to go from Ritz Throughout December Order a whole host of homemade items to takeaway from The Ritz Gourmet Lounge such as hampers, cakes, pastries, chocolate and more. Meanwhile, the chef can roast your turkey with all the trimmings so you can have a carefree Christmas at home. It’s BD90 net for roast turkey to feed eight to ten guests and BD110 to feed ten to 15 guests. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Hotel & Spa, Seef (1758 6425).
Seasonally festive at Bushido Throughout December Bushido is running a festive menu all through the month, allowing you to enjoy a selection of sumptuous fusion cuisine including foie gras terrine, crispy sea bass fillet and teriyaki roasted duck. You can either choose their a la carte or try the six-course set menu for BD26.5++. Bushido (1758 3555).
Polo Gastropub festivities Throughout December The award-winning Polo Gastropub is offering a festive themed menu throughout the month with a set menu option inclusive of grapes and hops, available for groups. Palace Boutique Hotel (1772 5000).
Festive afternoon tea at T-Spoon Throughout December Talented chefs at chic café T-Spoon are spoiling customers with a festive tea featuring creations such as turkey sandwiches, chestnuts, cookies and plenty more. It’s served from 3pm to 6pm for BD12 net per couple. The Westin Bahrain City Centre (1717 1155).