Nine family events this week

Festive favourites, outdoor attractions and more

Wednesday 18

Christmas Ornament-making workshop at Caboodle
Every Wednesday from 3pm-7pm, the little nippers can get their hands dirty and spruce up a Christmas tree by creating Christmas ornaments to take home Dhs90 including free play.
Locations in The Dubai Mall and Jumeirah. (04 325 3367).

Thursday 19

Santa’s Grotto at Dubai Dolphinarium
Santa and his elves are making a special daily trip to Dubai Dolphinarium to meet kids and give them a special Christmas gift. Dhs30 to see Santa. Includes gift and framed photo. (04 336 9973).

Friday 20

Meet Santa Claus at Wafi
As the kids wait to see Santa at Wafi, they will be kept entertained by stilted elves, a series of animatronics, and a video section playing festive movies on screens. And once they reach the big man, they will have a photograph taken and be handed a bundle of gifts!
Until December 24. Dhs60 per child. 10am-10pm, Sat-Thurs. 10am-11pm, Fri. (04 324 4555).

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at DUCTAC
Telling the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, this festive pantomime is a perfect evening out.
From Dhs130. Until December 31.

Saturday 21

Decorate a Gingerbread House
The Ritz-Carlton JBR is hosting the last of three Gingerbread House Decorating Classes in the Library Bar this afternoon, accompanied by yummy Afternoon Tea to keep rumbling tummies happy as kids get creative.The two-hour class will encourage them to discover their artistic talents alongside the hotel’s pastry chefs as they learn how to craft and decorate (and eat!) their gingerbread house.
Dhs225 per child, including afternoon tea. The Walk, JBR. (04 399 4000).

Family & Friends Music Play
Sing and sign with the little nippers at Family & Friends new Music Play sessions. Dhs50 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased at reception.
Family & Friends, first floor, Al Fattan Tower.

Sunday 22

Christmas ARTventures workshop at The Archive
Keep the brood entertained by heading to The Archive in Safa Park to take part in the first of two Christmas ARTventures workshops.The class will teach crafty kids between the age of six and 12 years old how to make their own Christmas tree and decorations to boot.
Dhs100 per child. Today and Monday December 23. 10am-12pm. Email

Monday 23

Beauty and the Beast at Madinat Theatre
Whether your children already know the fairytale of Belle and her beloved beast or if the story is new to them, they will be gripped by the magical stage performance.
Dhs250-350 per ticket. Shows at 11am and 3pm. Until December 28.

Tuesday 24

Post a letter to Santa at Fun City
Today is your last chance to visit Fun City located at various outlets across Dubai and post letters to the North Pole through the special Santa’s mail boxes. Participants here will also have the exciting opportunity of being able to win a prize when Santa opens the boxes.

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