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Cairo’s Christmas Bazaars 2019: Another Fresh Batch in Bloom

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Cairo’s Christmas Bazaars 2019: Another Fresh Batch in Bloom
    written by
    Dina Mokhtar

    Featured image via Cairo Flea Market – Facebook.

     

    Once Halloween and El Mouled are over, we all give in to that special joyful feeling that comes around Christmas time, although we’re still not there yet. Here are five bazaars that are taking place during this month, where you can get your hands on the perfect gift:

    • Early-Christmas Bazaars:

    Cairo Christmas Fair at Community Services Association:

    Maadi’s Community Services Association hosts its annual Christmas Bazaar this Thursday (21st of November), gathering a host of handmade products, in addition to a selection of food booths that cater to all tastes. The Bazaar is held at the Community Services Association’s premises, from 9.00 AM to 4.00 PM.

     Cairo Christmas Fair at The Field Community Club:

    Maadi’s The Field Community Club hosts an early Christmas bazaar called Cairo Christmas Fair. Taking place next Saturday (23rd of November) from 9.00 AM to 3.00 PM. The Christmas fair is set to bring together various vendors selling Christmas decorations and trees, in addition to a round of products. Entrance is free.

    • Winter Bazaars:

    Bazaar Shopping Festival at Family Park:

    New Cairo’s Family Park warms up for the season with a shopping bazaar that celebrates ‘White Friday’, where the vendors offer massive promotions on their products. Stay tuned for Family Park’s special Christmas Bazaar, which will tell you all about it later this month.

    Be Unique Bazaar at Cairo Festival City Mall:

    This weekend at New Cairo’s Cairo Festival City Mall, Be Unique Bazaar takes place, where all the ladies in town are welcome to shop ‘til they drop from an array of booths selling various products, including fashion accessories, makeup, clothing items, and more.

    Cairo Flea Market Black Friday at Aquarium Grotto Garden:

    Wasabi Experience brings yet another Cairo Flea Market to Zamalek, at the Aquarium Grotto Garden on the 22nd of November. The day celebrates Black Friday, in addition to hosting various activities that cater to all age groups.

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    Last week, we served you a batch of bazaars in Cairo that are celebrating winter and Christmas. This fresh batch is all dedicated solely to Christmas, including a long list of events that are taking place in various areas across the city. No matter where you are in Cairo, you’ll find a Christmas bazaar nearby.

    Christmas Bazaar at the DEO:

    The DEO’s famous annual event returns this year on the 29th of November, gathering various German, Swiss, and Austrian specialities, in addition to a host of gifts and handicrafts. The bazaar also includes a special kids’ corner, a church activity stand, and a booth by the German Embassy in Cairo. Tickets are available at the door.

     City Bazaar – Furniture Concept at Katameya Height:

    Dedicated to furniture and home accessories, Katameya Heights City Bazaar – Furniture Concept brings a range of brands in the field of furniture. The bazaar is also set to host a number of vendors that offer fashion, health and beauty, and accessories. Taking place on the 30th of November and the 1st of December, the bazaar opens at 11.00 AM and closes at 9.00 PM.

    New Giza Wonderland at New Giza Sports Club:

    Starting from Friday the 29th of November, and lasting until the 7th of January, New Giza Wonderland is a massive celebration where shopping meets live entertainment. Open daily from 12.00 to 8.00 PM.

    AUC Christmas Book Fair at AUC Tahrir Bookstore:

    Now here’s a Christmas bazaar that all avid bookworms won’t want to miss. AUC Tahrir Bookstore in Qasr EL Nil promises a spectrum of genres that cater to all, with a host of offers and special prices. The fair takes place on the 30th November and 1st of December, from 10.00 AM to 6.00 PM.

    Winter Book Fair at the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo:

    Zamalek’s Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo hosts a special winter book fair on the 3rd of December, from 10.00 AM to 7.00 PM. The book fair gathers various genres – new and used, in numerous languages, so there’s definitely something for everyone.

    Christmas Tree Lighting at Arkan Plaza:

    This Thursday, Arkan Plaza celebrates the festive season with an event that sees various activities taking place from 6.00 to 10.00 PM, including a bazaar, live entertainment, as well as Christmas-tree lighting.

    Family Arena Bazaar 2 at Beverly Hills:

    Beverly Hills’ West Square Mall brings a round of vendors this Friday from 11.00 AM to 11.00 PM, who offer a host of products that cover fashion, home accessories, and beauty products.

    Christmas Tree Lighting at Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski:

    On December the 1st, New Cairo’s Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski hosts a special Christmas Tree Lighting; an event that also sees St. Mark’s Choir taking to the stage for a host of Christmas carols, as well as a meet and greet with Santa.

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    Christmas bazaars that are taking place on the 6th and 7th of December:

    The Osana Christmas Bazaar at Osana Family Wellness:

    Maadi’s Osana Family Wellness is known for hosting some of the best bazaars in town. The best of all, the Christmas bazaar, is set to host a round of activities for all members of the family. Taking place on December the 6th, The Osana Christmas Bazaar will also offer various Christmas specials at Osana Café, in addition to presenting a collection of products.

    Il Mercato Christmas Bazaar at Point 90:

    Courtesy of Il Mercato Farmers and Katameya Ladies Events, this Christmas bazaar is set to take place on the 6th and 7th of December at Point 90 Mall in New Cairo. The bazaar presents various handicrafts, natural beauty products, in addition to a range of fresh produce, offered by Il Mercato Farmers.

    El Setat Market’s Fantasy Land at Downtown Mall:

    El Setat Market is back with a range of products that will set the right mood for Christmas. Join the festivities at Downtown Mall in New Cairo, which is set to take place on the 6th of December.

    Scouts Lights a Christmas Night at Notre Dame des Apotres Zeitoun:

    It’s more than just a Christmas bazaar; it’s a massive celebration that includes various activities, like scouts games, a scouts parade, and a live performance by Saviour Team, and Insjam. The day begins at 2.00 PM and ends at 10.00 PM on the 6th of December.

    Good News Christmas Bazaar at Family Park:

    New Cairo’s Family Park hosts a massive Christmas celebration that sees various activities, including a bazaar, numerous food booths, in addition to a host of kids’ activities. The day takes place on the 6th of December. Tickets are 88LE, get yourself one here.

    Weihnachtsmarkt der DSB Kairo:

    Sounds fancy, right? That’s Borromaerinnen German School’s Christmas bazaar, which is set to take place on the 6th of December from 3.00 to 9.00 PM at the school’s premises in Bab El Louk.

    BISC’s Christmas Bazaar:

    Beverly Hill’s British International School hosts a Christmas bazaar on the 6th of December, from 11.00 AM to 7.00 PM, gathering a host of activities for all members of the family; from food and shopping to entertainment.

    Christmas Festival 3 at Le Passage Cairo Hotel & Casino:

    The third edition of Christmas Festival takes place at Heliopolis’ Le Passage Cairo Hotel & Casino on the 6th of December from 10.00 AM to 10.00 PM. The day sees various activities for kids, including a live show, a meet and greet with Santa, in addition to a performance by a religious choir. Tickets are 60LE, for reservation call 01118999039 – 01152961717 – 0220824157.

    Falak Christmas Bazaar:

    Garden City’s Falak hosts a special Christmas bazaar on the 6th of December from 11.00 AM to 9.00 PM, where a host of handicrafts will be on display.

    Winter Festival at The Park at Mall of Arabia:

    Mall of Arabia’s The Park hosts a special Christmas festival on the 6th of December, from 12.00 to 10.00 PM, courtesy of Wasabi Experience. The festival is set to see a round of activities for all members of the family, in addition to a bazaar that gathers various products that cater to all tastes.

    Christmas Tree Lighting at Courtyard Maadi:

    Maadi’s Courtyard hosts a Christmas-tree lighting event, which also sees a round of activities taking place; from a round of kids’ activities, to a choir singing Christmas carols. From 2.00 to 11.30 PM, the event is happening on the 6th of December.

    Sultan’s Fair at MASQ:

    Downtown’s Maq’aad El Sultan Qaitbey hosts a Christmas bazaar on Saturday the 7th, bringing a selection of products. The day also sees live music, courtesy of Estabena, as well as a folk dance performance by Nora Nemeth and Sandor Babinecz.

    Enjoy the Christmas at Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Cathedral:

    Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Ramses Street hosts a special celebration on the 7th of December, which sees a theatrical performance that is based on Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt’s Oscar and the Lady in Pink, in addition to a bazaar, a photo booth, and a choir taking to the stage for a host of Christmas carols. Tickets for the performance are 60, 70, and 100LE. For more information, call 01220841703.

    Christmas City at Ramses College:

    On Saturday the 7th of December, Ramses College’s Dales Hall sees Christmas City; a Christmas celebration that includes a bazaar, a photo booth, and a host of activities that are tailored for kids of all ages. For reservation call 01273116386.

     

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    Here are the Christmas bazaars that are taking place from the 11th to the 18th of December:

    Christmas Festival at Palm Hills Club:

    Palm Hills Club hosts a Christmas bazaar that gathers a round of fashion items, designed by some of Egypt’s best designers, in addition to all your Christmas essentials. This bazaar is set to take place on Wednesday, the 11th of December, from 11.00 AM to 8.00 PM.

    Christmas Fayre at New Cairo British International School:

    Christmas Fayre, courtesy of a spectrum of sponsors, including Lego, Domino’s Pizza, and Clorox, takes place on Thursday, the 12th of December, where a host of activities are set to take place; from Santa’s Grotto, photo booth, bazaar, kids’ activities, to live music.

    Christmas BBQ Party with Santa at Community Services Association:

    Throughout December, Maadi’s Community Services Association hosts a Christmas event every weekend. This Thursday the 12th brings a special fun day that sees Santa with his BBQ game, on a day that every family member will remember.

     ‘Our Craft, Our Story’ Christmas Bazaar at Al Guezira Plaza:

    Sheikh Zayed’s Al Guezira Plaza hosts a Christmas bazaar, courtesy of Sawiris Foundation for Social Development, called Our Craft, Our Story. The day includes a variety of activities, including craft workshops, live music performance by Amro & The Big Bang Boogie, in addition to a bazaar that gathers handicrafts made by people with disabilities. The two-day event takes place on the 13th and 14th of December.

    Dolls & Dons’ Christmas Shopping Brunch at Andiamo Lake House:

    Friday the 13th sees a collaboration between Dolls & Dons and Andiamo, bringing a unique Christmas shopping brunch, where food meets fashion from 12.00 to 9.00 PM.

    Winterland Bazaar at El Rehab City:

    Al Souq, in New Cairo’s El Rehab City, hosts a Christmas bazaar, that gathers food, products, and loads of activities for children. It’s a two-day event that takes place on Thursday and Friday the 12th and 13th of December, from 12.00 to 10.00 PM.

    2019 Christmas Bazaar at H.O.C:

    H.O.C Social Club serves a Christmas bazaar that displays a diversity of homemade goodies and handicrafts. The club’s bazaar, from 10.00 AM to 4.30 PM, takes place on the 13th of December.

    The Swiss Christmas Fair 2019 at the Swiss Club in Cairo:

     Agouza’s Swiss Club hosts its annual Christmas Fair, which hosts a selection of products that offer something for everyone. The Swiss Christmas Fair takes place on the 13th of Friday, from 11.00 AM to 7.00 PM.

    Christmas Bazaar at Nefertari Deutsche Internationale Schule:

    Nefertari Deutsche Internationale Schule hosts a Christmas bazaar that offers a selection of handmade items that make the perfect gift for all tastes. The bazaar takes place on Friday the 13th of December, from 1.30 to 5.30 PM.

    Christmas Bazaar at Le Pacha Boat:

    Le Pacha Boat, in Zamalek, hosts a Christmas bazaar that brings various products under one roof. Set to take place on Friday the 13th of December, it begins at 11.00 AM, lasting until 10.00 PM.

    Christmas Market at Four Seasons Cairo Hotel at Nile Plaza:

    Not just another Christmas bazaar, the Four Seasons Cairo Hotel at Nile Plaza hosts a massive celebration that begins on Friday the 13th of December, lasting until the 25th of December. The market brings a round of goodies, desserts, and savoury classics that will put a smile on every face.

    Ahl Cairo Festival – Christmas Edition at Merryland Park:

    This massive shopping event is ready for the season, offering a wide selection of items to choose from on Saturday the 14th of December, from 10.00 AM to 10.00 PM. The bazaar will also include a special kids zone, a food court, and more. Tickets are 50LE, book yours here.

    European Christmas Charity Bazaar at Conrad Cairo Hotel:

    The long-awaited annual Christmas charity bazaar is back for the season, gathering a host of European embassies that proudly present their culture with a host of unique items to purchase. As usual, the bazaar takes place at downtown’s hotel, Conrad Cairo. Tickets are 50LE.

    Christmas Bazaar at Tivoli Dome Heliopolis:

    Tivoli Dome brings an array of Christmas bazaars this season, which begin this Saturday, the 14th of December, with a market at Tivoli Dome Heliopolis. Enjoy the festive season with an event that gathers food, shopping items, games, and more.

    Midweek Christmas Bazaar at El Sawy Culturewheel:

    This one takes place from the 15th to the 18th of December at El Sawy Culturewheel, gathering a variety of products, family activities and loads of entertainment.

    Ellie’s Christmas Bazaar at Ellie Home Décor:

    Ellie Home Decor celebrates the season with a Christmas bazaar, showing off its new collection, from which you could grab a Christmas gift for your loved ones.

    Winter Festival at The Park at Mall of Arabia:

    Mall of Arabia’s The Park brings back its special Christmas festival on the 13th of December, from 12.00 to 10.00 PM, courtesy of Wasabi Experience. The festival is set to see a round of activities for all members of the family, in addition to a bazaar that gathers various products that cater to all tastes.

    New Giza Wonderland at New Giza Sports Club:

    Lasting until the 7th of January, New Giza Wonderland is a massive celebration where shopping meets live entertainment. Open daily from 12.00 to 8.00 PM.

    Christmas Carnival Vol. 3 at The Field:

    Maadi’s The Field brings a massive Christmas celebration that boasts a round of activities for all family members, including a bazaar. Reserve your spot here.

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    Here comes another round of bazaars, which are set to take place on the 19th, 20th, and 21st of December.

    Christmas Market at Tivoli Dome Heliopolis:

    Tivoli Dome in Heliopolis brings a host of vendors that present a round of products that cover all needs. The two-day event takes place on the 19th and 20th of December, from 10.00 AM to 11.30 PM.          

    Christmas Bazaar at Tivoli Dome Plaza:

    Tivoli Dome Plaza – the one next to Citystars- brings a bazaar that will last throughout the whole weekend; taking place on the 19th, 20th, and 21st of December. The bazaar is set to include various products, in addition to a long list of activities for all family members.

    Christmas Spotlight Bazaar at Community Services Association:

    Round two of Community Services Association’s Christmas bazaar takes place on Thursday, the 19th of December, gathering various products for last-minute gift shoppers.

    Christmas Bazaar at Sun of Knowledge British International School:

    Sun of Knowledge British International School delivers a fun day that’s brimming with activities for all family members, including a bazaar that presents a round of handicrafts. It’s on Thursday, the 19th of December, taking place from 4.00 to 8.00 PM.

    Christmas Nights at West Square Beverly Hills:

    Offering more than just a Christmas bazaar, Christmas Nights delivers a fun day for all members of the family. Taking place on the 20th and 21st of Decembers from 10.00 AM to 11.30 PM.

    Christmas Bazaar at Guezira Sporting Club in Zamalek:

    Guezira Sporting Club in Zamalek hosts a unique Christmas bazaar for the benefit of the radiology department at Al Qasr El Ainy Hospital. The bazaar takes place on the 21st of December, from 11.00 AM to 8.00 PM.

    Christmas Market @ Point 90 Mall:

    New Cairo’s Point 90 Mall is set to bring another Christmas bazaar to the city, gathering a round of home accessories, fashion items, makeup and more, all in one space. The bazaar takes place on the 20th and 21st of December, from 11.00 AM to 11.00 PM.

    Noël Bazaar at Wadi Degla Club in Sheraton:

    Sheraton’s Wadi Degla Club hosts a bazaar, which sees various vendors presenting a diversity of products. Noël Bazaar is on the 19th, 20th, and 21st of December.

    ‘A Heartwarming Christmas’ at Uptown Cairo:

    Uptown Cairo hosts a massive Christmas celebration on the 20th of December, which includes a bazaar, a Christmas parade, and a live performance.

    Christmas Bazaar at The Platform:

    Thursday and Friday the 19th and 20th of December, The Platform gathers a round of vendors for a weekend of Christmas shopping.

    Christmas Carnival at Heliopolis Club El Sherouk:

    El Sherouk’s Heliopolis Club hosts a Christmas Carnival that brings a wide variety of festive activities, including a bazaar, live entertainment, and kids’ activities. The bazaar takes place on the 20th and 21st of December, from 1.00 to 8.00 PM.

    ‘A Christmas Fantasy’ at Dandy Mega Mall:

     This celebration, which takes place at Dandy Mega Mall, brings a round of activities that will put a smile on every face; from a Christmas parade, a  meet and greet with Santa, and many more. It’s on December the 20th, from 2.00 to 9.00 PM.

    Christmas at Majarrah:

    Sheikh Zayed’s Majarrah celebrates the season until the 7th of January, where every weekend comes with loads of workshops, kids’ activities, and live entertainment.

    Christmas Bazaar at El Rehab City’s Food Court: 

           

    New Cairo’s El Rehab City hosts a Christmas bazaar at the food court, where a round of vendors gather to present a host of products that cater to all tastes.

    Christmas Carnival at Downtown Mall:

    Katameya’s Downtown Mall brings another Christams bazaar, called Christmas Carnival. Set to take place indoors, the bazaar is gathering a host of products, including various handicarfts and fashion items.

    Christmas Bazaar at Degla Campus: 

            

    Maadi’s Degla Campus brings the 2nd edition of its Chritsmas Bazaar, where a host of products, as well as many fun activities for all family members are awaiting.

    Winter Festival at The Park at Mall of Arabia:

    Mall of Arabia’s The Park brings back its special Christmas festival on the 20th of December, from 12.00 to 10.00 PM, courtesy of Wasabi Experience. The festival is set to see a round of activities for all members of the family, in addition to a bazaar that gathers various products that cater to all tastes.

    New Giza Wonderland at New Giza Sports Club:

    Lasting until the 7th of January, New Giza Wonderland is a massive celebration where shopping meets live entertainment. Open daily from 12.00 to 8.00 PM.

    Christmas Market at Four Seasons Cairo Hotel at Nile Plaza:

    Not just another Christmas bazaar, the Four Seasons Cairo Hotel at Nile Plaza hosts a massive celebration that begins on Friday the 13th of December, lasting until the 25th of December. The market brings a round of goodies, desserts, and savoury classics that will put a smile on every face.

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    Here’s one final batch of bazaars that are celebrating Christmas, starting from the 26th of December, with some of them lasting until mid January.

    Christmas Market at Tivoli Dome Plaza:

    Here comes another Christmas bazaar at Tivoli Dome Plaza, which takes place from the 26th, until the 31st of December.

    Christmas Market at Tivoli Dome Heliopolis:

    Tivoli Dome Heliopolis celebrates the season with yet another Christmas bazaar, which is set to take place from the 26th, until the 28th of December.

    Christmas Bazaar at Emerald Twin Plaza:

    New Cairo’s Emerald Twin Plaza gets its Christmas game on with a bazaar that takes place from the 26th, until the 28th of December.

    The Jolly Fiesta Bazaar’ at Point 90 Mall:

    Point 90 Mall brings another Christmas bazaar, which is set to take place on the 27th and 28th of December.

    YWCA Christmas Bazaar ’19 at Ramses College for Girls:

         YWCA Camp collaborates with Ramses College for Girls, bringing a Christmas bazaar on the 27th of December, from 11.00 AM to 8.00 PM. The bazaar gathers a host of activities as well, including games, entertainment, and more.

    ‘Jingle Bells’ Bazaar at Wadi Degla Sporting Club – Maadi:

    Last week, Wadi Degla Sporting Club in Sheraton hosted a Christmas bazaar; this weekend it’s Maadi’s turn, taking place on the 26th, 27th, and 28th of December.

    Christmas Market at Al Guezira Plaza:

    Sheikh Zayed’s Al Guezira Plaza hosts a Christmas bazaar, a day that includes a variety of activities. The bazaar takes place on the 26th, 27th and 28th of December.

    Christmas Bazaar at West Square Mall:

    West Square Mall continues its festivities, hosting another edition of ‘Christmas Nights’, which sees Ahmed Harfoush taking to the stage for a round of classics, on the 27th of December. Christmas nights run until the 17th of January, bringing various acts, including Mostafa Rezk.

    Christmas Lane at SODIC West:

    Lasting until the fourth of January, Christmas Lane at SODIC West brings a round of activities for all family members; from food, shopping , to games and more.

    Christmas Ville at Cairo Festival City Mall:

    This year, Cairo Festival City Mall delivers a unique festive experience, gathering a host of Christmas activities in ‘Christmas Ville’. Tickets are 100LE. This one lasts until the 19th of January.

    Christmas Sale Bazaar at Emerald Twin Plaza:

    This one is set to start on the 31th of December, lasting until the 4th of January, bringing a day of shopping, fun, and more.

    ‘Great Christmas Moments’ at Mall of Egypt:

    Mall of Egypt’s festivities are lasting until the 7th of January, bringing a round of activities that cater to all family members in ‘Great Christmas Moments’.

    Garden Bazaar at Community Services Association:

    Community Services Association‎, in Maadi, celebrates the new year with Garden Bazaar, which brings a round of handicrafts. The bazaar takes place on the 30th of December, from 9.00 AM to 4.00 PM.

    New Giza Wonderland at New Giza Sports Club:

    Lasting until the 7th of January, New Giza Wonderland is a massive celebration where shopping meets live entertainment. Open daily from 12.00 to 8.00 PM.

    Christmas at Majarrah:

    Sheikh Zayed’s Majarrah celebrates the season until the 7th of January, where every weekend comes with loads of workshops, kids’ activities, and live entertainment.

    Merry Christmas!

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