Literally, everyone’s favorite part of the year is around the corner, and this is your guide to truly immersing yourself in it! Christmas spirit is all over the place, and like all important occasions, The Nile Ritz-Carlton crafted an extensive program for everyone to enjoy the festive vibes.
There is no doubt in the world that your family deserves the most memorable holiday moments and memories. The Nile Ritz-Carlton is hosting tons of exciting family activities to keep our days and nights busy with the joys of the season. From the 22nd of December until the 7th of January, you can expect to get lost between the breathtaking options.
Some of the Christmas-themed activities will take place throughout the whole period of the program, like the traditional holiday desserts at Sweet Boutique, the gingerbread house at the lobby lounge, and the Christmas Movie Room. You can leave your children in the movie room to watch Christmassy classics every day from 3 pm to 9 pm, while you chill at the pool.
Below is the most comprehensive guide to what to do during Christmas in Cairo. Thank me later.
Chocolate High Tea
From the 23rd until the 25th of December, all your chocolate cravings and fantasies are coming to life! Sip signature hot chocolate, indulge in a heavenly chocolate fountain accompanied by jingle macaroons, gingersnap cookies, cinnamon biscuits, melt-in-mouth marshmallows, nut toppings and festive fruits that make the perfect occasion to gather family and friends.
Your chocolate adventure will be ready from 1 pm to 5 pm in the lobby lounge. It will only cost 175++, 50% off for children from six to 12 years old, and complimentary for kids under six!
Christmas Wonderland at NOX
On the 22nd of December, you’ll have to Thank God It’s Friday! Dine and dance while enjoying sweeping views of Cairo’s Instagrammable skyline. For only 1,100+++, you can celebrate a wild Christmas eve paired with three waves of bar bites, exciting music beats with DJ Ghandokly, live sax and the dancing queen Maya El Maghraby. Bouchon is 850+++.
Christmas Eve Dinner at Bab el Sharq and Culina
Gather your loved ones for a pleasant dinner on Sunday, the 24th of December, overlooking the historical views of the Egyptian Museum! Dig into your oriental dinner while enjoying an oriental band, singer, and a belly dancer.
Christmas Eve at VIVO
Our favorite Italian restaurant will be hosting a magical dinner on the 24th of December! Enjoy an opera performance while delving into a mouthwatering three-course dinner, paired with sparkling wine on your festive holiday dinner for only 550+++! Seems like a perfect dinner date to me. If you’ll be taking your little devils with you, there will be 50% off for children from six to 12, and kids under six will be complimentary — obviously.
A Taste of Christmas Lunch at Culina
Monday, 25th of December, gather your friends and family and luxuriate in Culina’s buffet that features carving stations, seafood, an array of signature salads, mouthwatering desserts, and much more Christmas delicacies! The whole shebang will only cost 350+++. Oh, and children who happen to be there will get to enjoy some kids entertainment for, again, 50% off and free for those under six!
Buon Natale Lunch at VIVO
Meanwhile, Italian Chef Carmine will be presenting a series of new holiday specialties featuring the flavors and aromas of authentic Italy, and guests will enjoy lunch and toast to the occasion with bubbles. *Whispers*, expect a visit from Santa! The lunch will only cost you 450+++!
Trio Band and Countdown
Now fast-forward to the most interesting night of the year, New Year’s Eve! Enjoy handcrafted cocktails and live entertainment as you wait to celebrate the arrival of the New Year countdown, at the Lobby Lounge and Ritz Bar.
New Year’s Eve in Arabia
Bab El Sharq and Culina will host a crazy and memorable NYE party! What a better way to begin the year, than with an Arabian dinner buffet with an extravagant belly dancers’ show, band, and countdown! 1000+++ for adults, including one glass of sparkling wine and party favors! *badass drinkers tips* unlimited beverage package LE 1,400 +++! And as always, under six children are complimentary, and from six to 12 have 50% off.
VENI. VIVO. VICI…. Dine and Party
Romance is in the air at Vivo, where an intimate dining experience awaits lovers and families. Dinner includes an overwhelming five-course menu while enjoying the romantic sounds of opera. Finish dinner and party next door at BAR’ORO where you will delight in festive cocktails and dance until late to the sounds of celebratory DJ Beats. 1200+++ for the epic night including one glass of sparkling wine and party favors, and an additional 1000+++ for the unlimited beverage package!
New Year’s Eve at NOX with Esseily
Without any exaggeration, this will be hands down the hottest and most luxurious NYE party in Cairo! Enjoy an evening of rooftop dining of five rounds of bar bites and desserts, unlimited beer and wine, and party favors. The entertainment will include a violinist, percussion, belly dancer, DJ, and superstar Mahmoud El Esseily! The party will cost you 2,500 for all-inclusive, and bouchon for 850+++!
Christmas Brunch Celebration at Culina
Sunday, 7th of January, gather your family and friends and start your morning with a healthy, delicious Christmas brunch in Culina as they welcome you with sparkling wine. Treat your ears with some live jazz music, while your kids enjoy their Christmas activities. They’ll also have an array of kid-friendly offerings at the children’s buffet. Adults will pay 650+++, or 1,200+++ if they choose to want the unlimited beverage package.
Winter Wonderland Party at NOX
On the 7th of January, escape to the ultimate rooftop experience at NOX, offering breathtaking, panoramic views of the Nile — the best Cairo has ever seen. Indulge in an exquisite rooftop dining adventure of five waves of bar bites, unlimited beer and wine and top lineups and special performances; including DJ Roro, a violinist, and belly dancing diva Maya Maghraby! Price is 850 for all-inclusive, and bouchon is for 850++.
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