ONE WEEK TO GO
Wednesday to Monday 11-16 December 2019, Gateway Park South, Yas Island
04 December 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE – The capital’s largest free festive celebration, Yas Winter Carnival at Gateway Park South, Yas Island opens on the 11th until the 16th December. The six-day carnival in partnership with Visit Britain and wego, guarantees to get you in the festive spirit with: a countdown to the giant tree lighting ceremony at 7pm each day: a snow play zone with snow falling on the hour every hour for six days: a winter market to shop for gifts; funfair; kids’ zone; non-stop live music and entertainment from 2pm each day; and a firework extravaganza each evening at 9pm lighting up the night sky.
Here’s your guide to festive ways to have chilled fun with friends and family at the carnival and experience the magic of winter with free entry from 2pm each day:
FESTIVE ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL THE FAMILY FROM 2PM
There will be non-stop entertainment including: choirs, The Princess Show, Magic Phil’s Wacky Wonderlands Show, festive entertainments and live music playing festive tunes on the Talabat Entertainment stage every day of the festival.
IT WILL BE SNOWING IN ABU DHABI – ON THE HOUR EVERY HOUR
Snow will be falling on the hour every hour at Yas Island and kids can experience the excitement of snow where they can build their own snowman or take part in a cheeky snowball fight in the Snow Play Zone.
GIANT TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY AT 7PM
The festival kick-starts with the countdown to the official tree lighting ceremony taking place at 7pm every evening with festive food and drinks available to get you in the spirit.
FIREWORKS EVERY NIGHT AT 9PM
Spectacular fireworks will light up the night sky every evening at 9pm over Yas Island turning Gateway Park South into a multi-colour winter wonderland.
FESTIVE WINTER MARKET OPEN FROM 2PM DAILY
Wander through the festive winter market and discover the perfect holiday gifts – from baubles, art prints, jewellery, cards and festive gifts for everyone.
GINGERBREAD MAKING & DECORATING OPEN FROM 2PM DAILY
Put on your creative winter hats as you decorate personalised gingerbread cookies. From frosted roofs to colourful candy accents you’ll be provided with all the tools to personalise and take home your very own gingerbread creation.
CARNIVAL RIDES & FUNFAIR OPEN FROM 2PM DAILY
Open to the whole family, the funfair will feature traditional rides guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone’s face and carnival rides and games to challenge friends and family.
KIDS’ ZONE OPEN FROM 2PM DAILY
Keeping the little ones entertained at the Kids’ Zone, with festive themed activities such as arts & crafts, inflatables and face painting.
Keep an eye out throughout the Carnival for seasonal magic as roaming magicians will perform magic tricks right before your eyes. A host of talented magicians will combine spectacular illusions, sidesplitting comedy and dazzling costumes to create an immersive display of winter, wonder and magic.
Entry to the Yas Winter Carnival is free, simply register at www.wintercarnival.ae for your free passes.
There are free parking spaces available only a few minutes’ walk from the event or for easy access to the venue a taxi is advised. Park and Ride services will be available if the car parking is full.
Timings for the festival each day are:
Wednesday 11th December 2:00PM TO 11:00PM
Thursday 12th December 2:00PM TO 11:00PM
Friday 13th December 2:00PM TO 11:00PM
Saturday 14th December 2:00PM TO 11:00PM
Sunday 15th December 2:00PM TO 11:00PM
Monday 16th December 2:00PM TO 11:00PM