Christmas activities for kids in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Christmas markets, craft shows and more things to do

Christmas activities for kids in Abu Dhabi

Crafts at Caboodle:
Children will get a chance to explore their artistic talents by decorating and designing funky Christmas cards for their loved ones. Lots of fun arts and crafts will be on offer throughout December. In addition, there will be exciting gingerbread making classes, plus cookie decorating workshops and little letters to Santa.

All activities will take place under the friendly supervision of Caboodle staff, and will run every weekend from December 1-25.

Caboodle offers a fun, stimulating environment that mimics a child’s home so they feel cosy and comfortable in it. The different zones; play, pamper, and café offer a one-stop-shop for parents and their children.
Caboodle Pamper & Play, The Galleria Mall, Al Maryah Island, Open daily, 10am-10pm, times may vary between branches. For more information visit

Films at Yas Marina:
It is movie time at Yas. The Kids’ Film Fridays at Yas Marina will be running as usual over the festive season, with movies starting at dusk. Throughout the month, Yas Marina will be showing holiday classics that will be sure to keep the whole family entertained.
Fridays, starting at dusk, Yas Marina, Yas Island, Yas Island (02 406 2000).

Snowball Fight at Yas Marina:
If you find a leisurely stroll along the promenade, admiring Yas Marina’s festive decorations and Christmas Tree a little slow-paced, keep your blood pumping in a winter atmosphere at the Snow Fight Zone. Warm up your cannon-arm with a friendly round of Penguin Bowling while you wait.
Dhs30 per person for 15 minutes. Open daily 12pm-7pm, Dec 11- Jan 2. Yas Marina & Yacht Club, Yas Island (02 406 2000).

Winter Market at Yas Marina:
Spice up your mall shopping routine by visiting Yas Marina’s winter market. Fill up your stockings with goodies at over 60 stalls selling unique gifts for all the family, even your pets! There’s everything from handmade clothing to upcycled furniture, organic soaps, jewellery, themed decorations, pet supplies and even art by talented local artists.
Organised by Tiny Bean Events. 1pm-7pm, Dec 12. Yas Marina & Yacht Club, Yas Island (02 406 2000).

Festive Flea Market at Sheraton
Enjoy browsing the various stalls at the Sheraton’s festive flea market. More than 60 vendors wil be there selling all sorts of goodies and gifts.
Free, Dec 5, 9am-2pm, Arzanah Ballroom, Sheraton Abu Dhabi, (02 677 3333). All proceeds will go to the charity UNICEF.

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