Christmas comes but once a year – and sometimes that just isn’t nearly enough festive fun for us.
So we will grab any chance we can to keep that Christmas spirit going a little bit longer.
Thankfully, the team at du Forum feel the same way and have organised a superb second annual Winterland Carnival, running from December 27 until December 31, and best of all, it’s free.
The eagerly-awaited Yas Island spectacular will serve up five fantastic days of family-friendly fun – and there will even be snowflakes falling from the sky.
All ages can enjoy a white Christmas knuckle-ride on a thrilling rollercoaster or take a seasonal spin on the carousel.Visitors can also get in the driving seat for more entertainment by trying out the bumper cars or even head to the slopes with the two-lane Snow Tubing Ramp or the Snowball Zone.
You can then take things at a more leisurely pace by heading over to The Market, the hub of activities, where you can take in some shopping at an array of local and designer outlets or refuel with a bite from the fleet of food trucks parked up throughout the event.
The highlight of the fun-packed carnival will be a spectacular fireworks display lighting up the night sky on the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve.
The end-of-year entertainment will spill over to du Arena, where the odd ‘Firework’ will be supplied by global music superstar Katy Perry.
Perry will be seeing in the New Year with a host of her top hits from a decade spent at the top of the charts, including Roar, Chained to the Rhythm and Dark Horse.
Perry’s stunning live performances have made her a smash hit all over the world and she is sure to put on an extra special show for New Year’s Eve in the capital. Best of all, it’s a family-friendly event, so there’s no need for anyone to miss out on the show.
Stadium-filling pop stars Coldplay saw in the New Year last year and now fans will be treated to another massive musical attraction as 2017 comes to a close.
Event organisers FLASH and bosses on Yas Island are determined to make the Winterland Carnival an unforgettable experience by offering by extending the season of goodwill themselves.
Ticket discounts will be on offer at two of Yas Island’s biggest attractions, Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.
Winterland Carnival: Free. Dec 27-Dec 30, 2pm-10pm; Dec 31, 2pm-12.30am. du Forum, Yas Island. Katy Perry: From Dhs350. Doors open at 6.30pm. du Arena, Yas Island, www.ticketmaster.ae.