Nothing sings ‘It’s Christmas time’ more than a winter wonderland with snow covered cottages and festive decorations… 

Winter Wonderland is set to return this festive season at Al Maryah Island in the capital.

For two weeks starting from Thursday December 12 to Thursday December 26, The Promenade will be completely transformed and will feature snow covered cottages and festive decorations plus plenty of activities for the entire family.

There’s plenty of outdoor fun the whole family can enjoy such as the sliding slope park, snow zone and a wax ice rink.

For more family fun and  friendly competition, there will be fun-fair games such as Spin the Wheel, Ice Rush and Snowball Blizzard.

Along the promenade you’ll find a large number of workshops where you can create bathbombs, gingerbread houses, and even slime. There’ll be plenty of food and beverage stalls to keep you merry and bright as you wander along.

There’s also a full schedule of live performances that will take place including professional dance troupes and singing performances. The line-up includes Winters Ball, Jingle Bell Rock, Royal March, Tinsel Town and A Winters Dream.

Don’t be surprised to see roaming artist throughout the day such as Gingerbread men, jugglers, bubble performers – be sure to snap a selfie as you go!

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But that’s not all. If you head inside to The Galleria, little ones will be able to meet Santa at Santa’s grotto and even take a photo they can take home with them. You can find Santa’s grotto in the north atrium, and it’s open from 3pm until 9pm until December 24.

At the central atrium there’s also a cool spectacular synchronised light and music show featuring Santa and his reindeer flying through sleigh bells. The show takes place every 20 minutes.

We’re pretty sure you won’t miss this, but don’t forget to check out the 12 meter tall Christmas tree.

For more adventure, the little ones can head on over to the Narnia-themed Maze. Inspired by the best-selling novel The Chronicles of Narnia, children will have to navigate their way through a snow-capped forest, uncovering hidden treasures along the way.