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Festive fun at the Yas Winter Festival in Abu Dhabi from 6-10 December

Abu Dhabi is set to host the biggest Winter celebration from December 6th to December 10th 2023, at Gateway Park South on Yas Island.

The Winter Wonderland will host festive surprises including nightly fireworks, daily tree lighting ceremonies, Santa sightings and more.

Over the 5 days you can frolic in the (artificial) snow zone, and enjoy snow-inspired activities including a mega ice-like slide and more.

In the North Pole Zone, you can write & post a letter to Santa, snap some instagrammable moments, and even have a go in Santa’s workshop where ornament decorating, crafts and gingerbread decorating will be in full swing. Each evening at 9pm a fireworks display will light up the Yas Island sky and at 6:30 pm daily, you can witness the grand tree lighting ceremony.

Kibsons will also be there, with a Festive Cook School to learn classic holiday recipes and cook along with professional chefs. The best part? Cook School sessions are included FREE with your ticket. The Carnival Zone will feature rides for adults and kids, plus skill games and more. And the artisan village will feature local festive creations perfect to knock some items off your Christmas list, while food trucks will serve up Winter favourites. Live entertainment will be on the Festive Stage, including bands, Christmas carol sing-alongs, school choirs and more. Jugglers, magicians and Santa himself will spread the Winter cheer on stage and in a magical parade throughout the event.

The Snow Zone, Santa’s Workshop and Carnival grounds will all feature activities for kids, and little ones will also have their own dedicated kids-only zone, where they can celebrate winter on the Winter themed bouncy castles, a zipline, bunjee jump, soft play area and more.

Early bird tickets are now avaialble: Early Bird Ages 3 and below: Free admission- no ticket required Ages 4 to 12: AED 10 Ages 13 and above: AED 15

For more details, visit Tickets can be purchased at:

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