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‘Tis the season! Christmas is now only weeks away, and Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa has a list of family-fun events to get you all in the festive spirit…

Festive Market & Santa Chase

When: Saturday December 7 , 2019

The Westin Events lawn transforms into a a free festive market with performances by children from local dance schools, a special choir concert and plenty of stalls to get your Christmas shopping done. Little ones can decorate Christmas cookies or get creative in the colouring zone. But the main event is a fabulous Santa chase, which will see children running around the lawn trying to catch Santa. Winners will earn special prizes. Meanwhile, adults are welcome to visit the Westin Wellness Dome Pop-up for a chance to win a trip to Mauritius.

Festive Market and Santa Chase, noon to 7pm on Saturday Dec 7 , 2019,  Tel: (02) 6169999. marriott.com 

Here’s a look at the other special events happening at Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa this season…

Christmas Eve at Sacci

When: Tuesday December 24 , 2019

Head to Sacci on Christmas Eve where a delightful Christmas themed four-course set menu awaits prepared by Italian chef, Stefano Conti. The signature menu boasts traditional homemade Italian dishes inspired by the chef’s Italian roots. You can pair your meal with grape and for children, there’s a special menu available.

Christmas Eve A La Italiana, 6pm to 11pm on Dec 24, Dhs195 soft, Dhs350 with grape

Santalicious Brunch

When: Wednesday December 25 , 2019

Round up the family and head to Fairways on Christmas Day for a delicious brunch that includes a buffet, drink stations, and of course, desserts. There’s entertainment for the kids and Santa will even make a special appearance with festive presents. Continue the festivities at the after-party taking place outdoors with traditional Christmas beverages (at an additional cost) and a live DJ.

Santalicious Brunch, Fairways, 12:30pm to 5:00pm on Dec 25, Dhs425 soft, Dhs 545 house (Dhs705 with after brunch party), Dhs665 bubbles (Dhs845 with after brunch party), Dhs125 per child. 

New Year’s Eve at Sacci

When: Tuesday December 31 , 2019

Chef Stefano Conti has come up with a fantastic way to bid arrivederci to the year with a delicious seven course menu set is to take you on a delicious tour of Italy. Yum! Opt for the house package which will also gain you access to events lawn celebrations.

New Year’s Eve, Sacci, 7pm to 12am, Dhs315 soft, Dhs495 house (includes access to lawn celebrations) 

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner

When: Tuesday December 31, 2019/Wednesday January 1, 2020

Award winning Fairways is hosting a gala dinner on New Years Eve starting at 7pm. Expect to tuck into cuisines from the Arabia, the Mediterranean and Asia. There’s also plenty of grill and cooking stations and a dessert station. Don’t forget to head to the events lawn to catch the spectacular fireworks at the stroke of midnight where there’s also live entertainment until 1am. There’s an after-party running from 1am to 3am at Lemon & Lime with free flowing house drinks and bubbles too.

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner, 7pm onwards, Dhs475 soft, Dhs585 house (Dhs685 with after-party), Dhs765 bubbles(Dhs935 with after-party) Dhs165 per child. 

The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (02) 6169999. fairwaysabudhabi.com/festive

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