CELEBRATE THE MAGIC OF WINTER AT THE SIX-DAY FESTIVAL ON YAS ISLAND
11-16 December 2019, Gateway Park South, Yas Island
26th November 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE – Celebrate the magic of winter at the Yas Winter Carnival from the 11th -16th December 2019 at Gateway Park South Yas Island from 2pm daily. The free six-day festival in partnership with Visit Britain and wego, guarantees to get you in the festive spirit with everything you love about this time of year with activities, live entertainment and a fireworks show every evening.
Gateway Park South on Yas Island will transform into a magical winter wonderland with a giant tree lighting ceremony at 7pm each day, snow play area with snow falling on the hour every hour, a winter market to shop for gifts, gingerbread making, funfair, kids’ zone and live music on the big stage. Here’s your guide to everything you need to know to plan your visit with family and friends at the Yas Winter Carnival 2019:
GIANT TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Each day, at 7pm, gather with your friends and family to watch the official tree lighting ceremony. The Main Stage will host non-stop entertainment to get you in the festive mood with school choirs, live music and performances such as The Princess Show, The Nutcracker, and many more.
SNOW PLAY ZONE
Experience the magic of snowfall – on the hour every hour for six days. Kids can enjoy a friendly snowball fight, slide down the snow slide or even build a snowman.
You can wander through the festive winter market and discover the perfect holiday gifts. There will be everything from fashion accessories, art prints, jewelry, home decor, toys, festive gifts and much more to pick up the perfect presents for your loved ones.
The Arabian night sky will be illuminated with a festive firework display above Gateway Park South every evening at 9pm.
GINGER BREAD MAKING & DECORATING
Take a break from all the action and have some creative family fun as you decorate your own personalized gingerbread houses. From frosted roofs to colorful candy accents, you’ll be provided with all the tools to personalize and take home your very own gingerbread creation.
CARNIVAL RIDES & FUNFAIR
Open to the whole family, the funfair will feature exciting rides guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone’s face. Young or old, there’s something for everyone to get your adrenaline racing.
Keeping the little ones entertained at the Kids’ Zone, which will include 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.
TALABAT ENTERTAINMENT STAGE
Festive music and live performances will fill you with excitement with family and friends. There will be non-stop entertainment from our incredible line up of music acts, performing arts, prize giveaways and games galore.
Save the date for the free six-day magical celebration at the Yas Winter Carnival. Simply register for your free passes to the Carnival at www.wintercarnival.ae.
There is free parking available only a few minutes’ walk from the event and timings for the Carnival 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