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CairoScene Christmas Guide 2018

Here's everything festive worth doing in Cairo this holiday season. You're welcome.

CairoScene Christmas Guide 2018

Plan Christmas at the last minute and you'll end up getting overcharged for some shady-ass party or at worst, alone in bed. Which is totally fine except that our massive metropolis is stacked with exciting happenings of every kind. From Cairo's hottest parties and concerts to the most extravagant Christmas feasts across town, here's your CairoScene Christmas Guide 2018.

Top Christmas Parties

MERRY MONDAYS @ UNDERGROUND

Jingle your way to Merry Mondays at Underground! DJ Pedro will set your mood with his chilling beats over some wine to get the holiday mood.

Dates: December 17th & 24th
Location: 23 B Syria street, Mohandessin

Contact: 0100 339 8000

HOUSE PARTY:CHRISTMAS IN AMSTERDAM @ BCA MAADI

 

For Heart Soul & Mind's Christmas edition, they decided to look at one of their favorite cities for inspiration- AMSTERDAM. Expect your usual madness with a delinquent atmosphere topped up with a fresh new line up ranging from soul, disco to funk.

Send your list to info@hsm-egypt.com
Fees: EGP 450 Before Midnight/ EGP 500 After 12.

Date: December 20th
Location: 18 Port Said st., Maadi
Contact: 02-23580889

A MERRY ROCKIN CHRISTMAS @ CJC 610

Rock it out this Christmas at CJC 610 with The One Four Five for the most festive night of the year. And since it's the season of giving, all the proceeds made tonight are going to be donated to charity. 

Date: December 24th
Location: El Guezira Plaza, Sheikh Zayed

Contact: 0100 811 1330

DIRTY SANTAS @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB

Have you been naughty or nice this year? It doesn’t matter because either way This Monday we get naughty in the most inconceivable ways! Things are about to get jolly wild with A-Squared who will be joined by Portuguese DJ & producer Sara de Araújo! So join us for a festive night of naughtiness, great music and all-around good times!

Date: December 24th
Location: 197, 26th July St., Agouza
Contact: 02-33459939

CHRISTMAS PARTY @ VINTAGE

Vintage puts an oriental twist on Christmas Eve with live belly dancing to help you shimmy into the holiday spirit. 

Fees: EGP 250 minimum

Date: December 24th
Location: Ring Road, Mirage City, Heliopolis

Contact: 02 24063333

CHRISTMAS JINGLES @ KEJI

 

Get your jingle on at Keji's Christmas Jingles where DJ Armen Sarkis will be hitting the decks to jingle bell rock the house down, with belly dancer Shams hitting the dance floor to keep our Christmas spirits high.

Date: December 25th
Location: Sunset Boat (Infront of Four Seasons) 139 st. el Nile
Contact: 0109 326 5311

XMAS KARAOKE @ CJC 610

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than belting out your favorite Christmas jams? CJC 610 is handing over the mic to YOU so you can Christmas-carol CJC style.

Date: December 25th
Location: El Guezira Plaza, Sheikh Zayed

Contact: 0100 811 1330

JINGLE BELL JAZZ @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB

 

Merry Christmas! This is the season to be jolly and jazz it up! You’re invited to join CJC for an evening of jazz by none other than The Cairo Big Band! A big band with a big sound, you’re guaranteed to have a great time so get together with your loved ones and come treat yourself to the finest sounds in town!

All proceeds from this event will go to charity. 

Date: December 25th
Location: 197, 26th July St.
Contact: 02-33459939

CHRISTMAS NIGHT PARTY @ STASH

 

STASH has decided to make an all-out party on Christmas day instead of your usual Christmas dinner. What better way to celebrate Christmas than with friends at Stash? As it's a Christmas party, things are going to get ugly! So, wear a ho-ho-horrible holiday sweater and the winner for the ugliest one will get a prize (a nice one!) For those who don’t win, don’t fret- you still might be lucky as we’ll be handing out other prizes as well. And because we’re in the Holiday Season, FREE Corkage for your own ... Cheers!

Date: December 25th
Location: 9 Rostom St., Garden City
Contact: 02-27953999

CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND @ NOX

 

Celebrate Christmas all night long at NOX with exciting Dj beats, a belly dancer, and more live performances. Dine an dance while enjoying the best view in Cairo with panoramic views of the Nile. Delight in three tasty sharing starters and a delicious dessert, main courses can be ordered from the A la Carte menu.

Fees: EGP 1100 all inclusive
Bouchon: EGP 850+++

Date: December 25th
Location: 1113 Corniche el-Nil
Contact: 01220110610

CHRISTMAS PARTY @ STAGE ONE

 

Conrad Cairo Hotel's Stage One is throwing a grand Christmas bash! There's no better time of the year to indulge, so treat yourself and your loved ones to a lavish party for a Christmas memory you'll never forget.

Minimum Charge: EGP 1000

Date: December 25th
Location: 1191 Corniche El Nil, Beaulac
Contact: 02-25808000

JINGLE ON THE ROCKS VOL. 2 @ THE TAP EAST

Let The Cadillacs deliver a Rockabilly Xmas special that will get you in the holidays' festive mood then hand you over to Armen V to make sure that you make the most of it by dancing, wiggling and "jingling" throughout the holidays on the Last Tuesday of this year at The Tap East.

Date: December 25th
Location: Stella Compound, New Cairo
Contact: 01060000865

 

CHRISTMERADE @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB

Cairo Jazz Club is throwing a "Christmerade", so bring your best masquerade-Christmas get up and spend this holiday dancing the house down Santa-Boots. Besides, no one cares if you're naughty or nice if you're wearing a mask. 

Date: December 26th
Location: 197, 26th July St., Agouza

Contact: 02-33459939 

HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED VOL. 2 @ THE TAP MAADI

EL Most and Nour Fahmy are going to surround you with clouds of house music that will get your Christmas spirit way "high" on the last Wednesday of this year at The Tap Maadi: Holidazed & Confused Vol. 2

Date: December 26th
Location: 17 Road, 257, Maadi
Contact: 010-16000558

HOH HOH HOH @ THE TAP WEST

Spend a memorable Christmas night listening and singing along your favorite tunes with HOH; Hany Adel, Ousso Lotfy, and Hany El Dakkak performing each other’s songs with new musical arrangements on the last Wednesday of this year at The Tap West.

Date: December 26th
Location: Sheikh Zayed Le Caire
Contact: 0106 000 0867

 

Top Christmas Brunches and Dinners 

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH @ THE FOUR SEASONS

On Friday, December 21st , guests will get to indulge in one of the finest Christmas themed brunch buffets in Cairo, starting with the deli section, appetizers, international section and on to the Turkey carving station that many will look forward to and ending it on a sweet note with a Christmas dessert and treats carefully crafted by Executive Pastry Chef Benoit Loncle.

Date: December 21st
Location: 35 Giza St., Giza

Contact: 02-35671600

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH PARTY @ THE SMOKERY BEACH

 

Joly, jingle, mix and mingle! Get festive at The Smokery Beach on Friday, December 21st! Enjoy a Christmas Brunch Party all day long from 1pm - 8pm where you'll be nibbling on delicious bites and sipping on a very special variety of Christmas Cocktails! With The Disc Jockeys and Metsh taking care of the music, we guarantee this is a day you do not want to miss! 

*Free corkage* 

Date: December 21st
Location: Marassi, North Coast
Contact: 01007586779

LOU'S CHRISTMAS BRUNCH @ CJC 610

'Tis the season to be jolly- so make this Saturday your cheat day because you're not going to leave this Christmassy edition of CJC 610's brunch without looking like ol' saint Nick himself. You'll be able to stuff your face to the tunes of Safi for the perfect Christmas treat.

Date: December 22nd
Location: El Guezira Plaza, Sheikh Zayed

Contact: 0100 811 1330

CHRISTMAS LUNCH WITH MAMUSHKA @ MAKAR FARMS

The Christmas season is the time to eat excessively and enjoy the company of dear loved ones, and what better place to do that than a beautiful farm? Join Makar Farms for a day with the fantastic Mamushka team who will be cooking up a GRAND menu specifically tailored for this festive occasion! We'll start with their famous farm tour around the greenhouses, stop by the cooking demo table for an introduction on the Christmas menu and finally sit by the long Christmas-decorated table and indulge in a gastronomic feast.

Reserve here.

Date: December 22nd
Location: Abu Sir, Al Badrashin, Giza

Contact: 0122 389 5208

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH @ SASS

Spend Christmas Cosy, warm, and dancing to the fabulous tunes of Okasha with delicious, artfully prepared food sitting along the greatest view of the Nile in town.

Call 01200019979 to reserve your table.

Date: December 23rd
Location: Imperial Boat, Saray El Gezirah St., Zamalek
Contact: 01200019979

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER @ BAB EL-SHARQ

This festive season, enjoy a pleasant gathering with loved ones overlooking the Egyptian Museum and savor middle eastern delights from an A la Carte menu at Bab El-Sharq with live entertainment with a belly dancer and oriental live band.

Fees: EGP 1,280 all inclusive

Date: December 24th
Location: 1113 Corniche el-Nil
Contact: 01220110610

 

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER @ MENA HOUSE HOTEL

Mena House's 139 restaurant is hosting a sumptuous buffet this Christmas Eve where you can stuff your jolly self to the smooth tunes of The Wave Jazz Band.

Includes 1 bottle of local sparkling wine, white wine or red wine for each 2 persons.

EGP 895 for outside guests (not including wine)

Date: December 24th
Location: 5, Pyramids Road, Giza

Contact: 02-33773222

VIGILIA DI NATALE @ VIVO

 

Enjoy an intimate Italian evening of fine dining with a five-course dinner with an Italian flair on your festive holiday dinner.

Moet & Chandon Half Bottle promotion EGP 1,200++

Date: December 24th
Location: 1113 Corniche el-Nil
Contact: 01220110610

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER @ CHINOIX

JW Marriott Renaissance's Chinoix is hosting a Christmas Eve Dinner! The delicious four-course menu juxtaposes Chinese cuisine with the holidays for a festive feast you've never experienced before, paired with wine and live Violin playing.

Date: December 24th
Location: Ring Road, Mirage City, Heliopolis

Contact: 02 24063333

CHRISTMAS EVE @ CONRAD CAIRO HOTEL

 

Conrad is going all out this Christmas, offering a range of delectable dinners to get you stuffed like a Christmas turkey. Indulge, celebrate, and bring your loved ones to fill this Christmas with memories and your stomachs with the finest dishes Conrad has to offer.

Solana:
4 course dinner
EGP 500+

Oak Grill: 
3 course Lebanese dinner
EGP 500+

Kamala: 
4 course Asian dinner
EGP 500+

Atrium: 
Enjoy A La Carte's Chef Dieter's and Christmas Favorites.

Date: December 24th
Location: 1191 Corniche El Nil, Beaulac
Contact: 02-25808000

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER @ TEA LOUNGE

 

The Tea Lounge is embracing the festive spirit of the holidays with a luxurious seasonal festive four course menu elegantly presented and beautifully curated by Chef Erwan Laurencaeu.

Date: December 24th
Location: 35 Giza St., Giza
Contact: 02-35671600

MACARON FESTIVAL @ THE NILE RITZ CARLTON

 

Fully immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with a lavish Macaron Festival at the Nile Ritz! Experience the taste of paris and the joy of the season with unique and traditional holiday macarons.

Fees: EGP 250++
Children 6-12 years 50% off 
Children 6 & under free

Date: December 24th & 25th
Location: 1113 Corniche el-Nil
Contact: 01220110610

CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH @ TEA LOUNGE

 

Enjoy the luxurious yet homey ambience of the Tea Lounge while surrounded by your loved ones for a Christmas lunch presented by Chef Erwan Laurencaeu. 

Date: December 24th
Location: 35 Giza St., Giza
Contact: 02-35671600

CHRISTMAS LUNCH BUFFET @ CULINA

 

Gather your family and friends and join us in Culina for a delicious Christmas Eve lunch with an elaborate buffet, rich with seasonal dishes, an array of signature salads, mouther-watering desserts and much more Christmas delicacies.

Fees: EGP 450++
Children 6 & 12 years old 50% off
Children 6 & under free

Date: December 25th
Location: 1113 Corniche el-Nil
Contact: 01220110610

CHRISTMAS DINNER @ BAB EL-SHARQ

 

Celebrate the holidays overlooking the enchanting Egyptian Museum. Savor a feast of seasonal dishes with an Arabic flair, including flavorsome speciality festive dishes along with the freshest meat and seafood grills, complemented with live oriental music and a belly dancer.

Fees: EGP 1,280

Date: December 25th
Location: 1113 Corniche el-Nil
Contact: 01220110610

BUON NATALE LUNCH @ VIVO

 

Have a jolly good time at Vivo Italian restaurant with its festive Italian dishes on Christmas Day. Italian Chef Carmine Di Luggo presents a four-course menu of new holiday specialties featuring the flavors and aromas of authentic Italy.

Fees: EGP 850++, including a class of bubbles
Children 6 & 12 years old 50% 
Children 6 & under free

Date: December 25th
Location: 1113 Corniche el-Nil
Contact: 01220110610

CHRISTMAS DINNER BUFFET @ CITRON

JW Marriott Renaissance's Citron restaurant is serving up Christmas dinner the oriental way. It's the season of giving, so you'll be handed a welcome glass of Gluhwein upon coming in. 

Fees: EGP 300+

Date: December 25th
Location: Ring Road, Mirage City, Heliopolis

Contact: 02 24063333

CHRISTMAS @ GIANNI'S

It’s Christmas Time, and what better way to spend it than with a stuffed belly? Gianni's got your agenda of indulgence covered with their mouthwatering New York Italian set menu with mesmerizing live jazz entertainment to boot.

Fees: EGP 600+++

Date: December 25th
Location: Galaa Square, Giza
Contact: 02 33369800

CHRISTMAS DINNER @ CONRAD CAIRO HOTEL

It's the season of giving, so Conrad Cairo Hotel is giving you an array of delicious Christmas dinners fit for o'l Saint Nick himself.

Solana: 
Christmas Lunch Buffet from 1pm to 9pm
EGP 500+

Oak Grill:
5 course Lebanese menu from 7pm onwards
EGP 500+

Kamala: 
4 course Asian menu from 7pm onwards
EGP 500+

Date: December 25th
Location: 1191 Corniche El Nil, Beaulac
Contact: 02-25808000

 

Top Christmas Concerts 

CHRISTMAS MUSIC NIGHT @ GRAND NILE ARTS CENTER

 

Room Art Space, in collaboration with Grand Nile Arts Center Grand Nile Tower Hotel, is hosting its third concert of the 2nd season of events under the name "Room Grand Experience" in a festive night of Christmas music with Nouran AbuTaleb and The Gypsy Jazz Project. The stage at the Grand Nile Tower Hotel -side by side with the famous original Room Art Space stage- will offer a unique experience of sound and atmosphere featuring a lineup of 7 creative & inspiring artists from Egypt and around the world in a 4 nights on every weekend in Decemeber. 

Date: December 21st
Location: Corniche El Nil, Garden City
Contact: 02 23651234

JINGLE JAM VOL.3 @ CAIRO FESTIVAL CITY

After the dazzling success last year, Jingle Jam Vol.3 is bringing the Christmas magic back in our all-day "Jingle Jam" where CFC’s “The Playground” will be transformed into a winter wonderland full of festivities, like carnival games, a shopping bazaar, a drum parade, a tree lighting, and a special performance by Mohamed El Sharnouby!

Fees: EGP 250

You can buy your tickets here, the nearest outlet to you, or call 16826.

Date: December 21st
Location: Cairo Festival City, New Cairo
Contact: 02-26168100

CHRISTMAS CONCERT @ CAIRO OPERA HOUSE

 

Cairo Opera House is hosting a Christmas concert of variations of Clarinet and Orchestra in C major, "Petite Messe Solennelle" Oratario for soloists, choir, and orchestra featuring A Capella Choir.

Date: December 22nd
Location: El Borg Gezira
Contact: 02-27390188

 

MXS: THE SINATRAS XMAS CONCERT @ DARB 1718

Local Frank Sinatra tribute band The Sinatras are going to fly you to the North Pole this Christmas at Darb 1718 for a night of all the classics and Christmas cheer this Tuesday the 25th.

Date: December 25th
Location: Kasr El Sham' St., Behind the Hanging Church, Next to Amr Mosque & Mary Girgis Metro Station, El Fustat

Contact: 02-23610511

XMAS CONCERT @ CJC 610

 

Famous Iraqi musician Ilham Al Madfai is coming to Cairo Jazz Club 610 this Wednesday 26th! The multi-talented artist is a guitarist, singer and composer and his synthesis of Western guitar styling with traditional Iraqi music has made him a popular performer throughout the Middle East and the whole world.Egyptian Project will hold another acoustic performance to kick off the night. Fusing Egyptian folk and Sufi sounds, the collective play an assortment of Oriental instruments accompanied by powerful vocals and spiritual lyrics.

Date: December 26th
Location: El Guezira Plaza, Sheikh Zayed

Contact: 0100 811 1330

 

 

 

 


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