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Great spots in Abu Dhabi and Dubai to meet Santa Claus this December 2023

December 11, 2023 Posted by: Kidzapp Team Kids Activities

It's the most beautiful time of the year, and your little ones are most definitely giddy with excitement of the festive season and meeting the one and only Big Jolly Fella. To help make their dreams come true, we've rounded up places where you can meet Santa in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. From theme parks, to malls and festive markets, there are plenty of opportunities for your little ones to have a super exciting encounter with the legendary Father Christmas!

Meet Santa at Galeries Lafayette

Head to Galeries Lafayette every weekend until December 25 to meet the one and only Santa! 

The Big Man in Red will be waiting for you and your little ones on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (and on Monday the 25th) from 4pm to 7pm. And in true festive spirit, to make your day perfectly complete, your little one can dine for FREE at le Gourmet Galeries Lafayette using the EXCLUSIVE Kidzapp promocode “EAT4FREE” which you can simply mention when ordering your main course meal to redeem! 

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Location:
Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall
Working Hours:
Dec 8-24, Fri-Sun 16:00 to 19:00 & Dec 25, Mon 16:00 to 19:00
Prices:
Meet Santa : FREE

Winter City at Expo City

Make your way to the wonderland that is Winter City at Expo City for a chance to meet Santa. 

Not only will you get to meet Santa, but you will also get the chance to help him on his mission to save the North Pole from melting by joining join Santa's vital eco-mission. You will be part of a tale where families become eco-heroes, ensuring that Christmas, the North Pole, and our earth flourish for generations to come! Santa's eco-missions include: Frosty's Farmhouse, Santa's Toy Factory, Mrs Claus' Bakery, Letters to Santa and Santa's Sustainable House

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Location:
Expo City
Working Hours:
Dec 15 - Jan 7, from 15:00
Prices:
Entry : VISIT WEBSITE

Festive Fun at Legoland Dubai

Have an amazing time with your family at LEGOLAND Dubai this season and join in the fun with exciting daily festive park activities!

Everyday until December 24, you and your little ones can meet Santa at his Grotto. The kiddos will get the chance to write and post a letter to Santa in the special LEGO post box, and also snap a personalized photo with the awesome LEGO Santa. You'll also get the chance to get your hands on the exclusive Santa's Grotto Collectors LEGO Brick

Book your LEGOLAND Dubai Entry Tickets easily on Kidzapp and earn up to AED 45 Cashback

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Location:
Dubai Parks & Resorts, Jebel Ali
Working Hours:
Dec 1 - Jan 7, Daily 10:00 to 19:00
Prices:
Person 3yrs+ from : AED 295
Child under 3yrs : FREE
People of Determination : FREE

Winter Wonderland at The Galleria

Join the joyous holiday celebrations at The Galleria Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi and take part in the magical festivities! 

You can visit Santa at his Grotto, located at the North Atrium on Level G next to Debenhams, every day from 10am to 10pm until December 24. A donation of AED 10 is kindly requested per guest, and 100% of the proceeds will go towards supporting relief efforts in Gaza through a charitable partnership. Be sure to also step into Santa’s Bakery on Level G for an enchanting experience filled with festive magic and the delightful aroma of freshly baked goods. And don't miss the chance to win incredible prizes by submitting your Letter to Santa on Level 3, Central Kitchens! 

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Location:
The Galleria Al Maryah Island
Working Hours:
Dec 7-26, Sun-Thu 10:00 to 22:00, Fri & Sat till 00:00
Prices:
Entry : FREE
Some Activities : Chargeable

Santa's photobooth at The Beach, JBR

Join the festive fun at The Beach, JBR for an enchanting Christmas celebration with none other than Santa himself! 

Gather the whole family and delight in a heartwarming meet and greet with Santa. And most importantly, don't miss the chance to capture the magic at the photo booth in Santa's cozy Grotto, located opposite Eggspectation, with a minimum spend of AED100 every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until December 25 starting at 4pm. Plus, there are fantastic special offers to savor against the stunning backdrop of the Arabian Gulf. So embrace the moment and make your way to The Beach, JBR to create cherished memories with your dear ones this holiday season!

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Location:
The Beach, JBR
Working Hours:
Dec 8-25, Fri-Sun from 16:00
Prices:
Access : AED 100 min. spend

Nakheel Festive Season Fun at Ibn Battuta, Circle Mall and Pavillions

Experience the festive season and indulge in joyful celebrations at the world’s largest themed mall, Ibn Battuta Mall, JVC’s Circle Mall, and your local Pavilions as they put on a marvellous festive celebration from December 2023 to January 2024. You and your family can explore enchanting exhibits, capture picture-perfect moments with Santa, and take part in interactive workshops, all while the Dubai Shopping Festival adds an extra layer of excitement to capture the spirit of the season.

And your little ones can meet the man of the hour, Santa, daily at Ibn Battuta Mall from December 15 to January 3 from 5pm to 9pm at the Egypt mini-Court. And at Circle Mall, you can visit Santa's Grotto every Saturday and Sunday between December 3 and January 3 from 5pm to 9pm on the 2nd floor in front of Cloud Spaces. 

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Location:
Circle Mall, JVC - Jumeirah Village Circle - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Working Hours:
Dec 8 - Jan 3 (check description for timings)
Prices:
Workshops : FREE

Sweet Celebrations at Wafi City

Get ready for a super fun celebration with lots of amazing surprises and holiday cheer with Santa and his helpers at Wafi City.

Dive into a festive season that’s as wonderful as a candy land and kids can have a magical time discovering the sweet world of celebrations and meeting Santa. Dance to happy music and you might even win AED 15,000 and awesome weekly prizes. So go ahead and grab your ticket at the Main Atrium ticket counter at Wafi City to join in on the super sweet festivities!

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Location:
Wafi City, Oud Metha Road
Working Hours:
Dec 8-24, Daily 8:30 to 21:30
Prices:
Ticket : VISIT WEBSITE

Madinat Festive Market 2023

Dubai's most exciting and lively Christmas market, Madinat Festive Market, is making a comeback on Friday, December 15th at Fort Island for over three weeks of festive cheer and fun.

Covering 1750 square meters, the market will showcase a magnificent 36-foot Christmas tree adorned with stunning decorations, an immersive shopping experience, and a plethora of entertainment. You and your family will be able to enjoy live bands playing festive melodies, savor delectable festive food and drinks, and take part in a range of fun activities for the little ones, including a snow fight zone, bungee jumping, a North Pole train ride, a Venetian carousel, and the chance to decorate gingerbread houses. And best of all, you will get the chance to go on an Abra ride with Santa!

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Location:
Mina A'Salam, Madinat Jumeirah
Working Hours:
Dec 15 - Jan 7, Mon-Thu from 15:00 till late, Fri-Sun from 12:00 till late
Prices:
Entry : FREE

Winter Wonderland at Snow Abu Dhabi

Take in the festive fun at Snow Abu Dhabi's very first Winter Wonderland, where you and your family will have the chance to meet Santa in his grotto and immerse yourselves in a festive atmosphere that will make you feel like you're inside a Christmas snow globe! There will also be plenty of family-friendly activities to enjoy, and you'll even get to play in real snow for a truly authentic festive feel. 

While you have your meet and greet with Santa Claus, you will get a gift from the man himself. You'll also be able to capture this precious moment and take home with you a printed photo of your encounter. You also have the unique opportunity to have a festive breakfast with Santa! So do not miss out on all this super fun Santa overload! 

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Location:
Reem Mall- Abu Dhabi
Working Hours:
Dec 1-25, Sun-Thu 10:00 to 22:00, Fri-Sat until 00:00
Prices:
Activities from : AED 150

Winter Wonderland at Ski Dubai

Get ready to hang out with Santa at Ski Dubai, where you and your family can meet the jolly man himself at his cozy grotto surrounded by a magical Christmas snow globe setting.

As you meet Santa, he'll give you a special gift and you'll be able to take a printed photo home to remember this super special moment. And guess what? You can also have a delicious festive breakfast with Santa! So be sure not to miss out on all this amazing fun with Santa!

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Location:
MOE, Al Barsha 1
Working Hours:
Dec 1-25, Mon-Thu 10:00 to 23:00, Fri until 00:00, Sat-Sun 9:00 to 00:00
Prices:
Meet Santa : AED 150
Breakfast with Santa : AED 150
Meet Santa & Snow Park : AED 300

Winter Wishes at Times Square Center

Experience a delightful holiday adventure at Times Square Center, where love, joy, and kindness light up the atmosphere as the mall transforms into a magical winter village where you can create unforgettable memories with your family. 

The event will be running daily until December 24, between 2pm and 8pm, at the Ground Floor Atrium and First Floor Picnic Square area. Don't miss out on the opportunity to enter Santa's enchanting world and meet his wonderful helpers at his Grotto. Children on the Nice List can share their wishes and even receive a special certificate from Santa himself!

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Location:
Times Square Center
Working Hours:
Dec 9-24, Daily 14:00 to 20:00
Prices:
Access : FREE

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