13 Places to Celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Egypt


Looking for a high-end and luxurious spot to kick back and enjoy Christmas lunch or dinner with top-notch entertainment? If a filling serving of roast turkey with sides isn’t on your list of needs, then browse our selection of world-class New Year’s Eve parties, we have something for everyone!

24th and 25th of December
For Christmas Eve, Ristorante Tuscany will be offering a set menu of Italian specials. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Lunch guests can enjoy a scrumptious buffet at Omar’s Café. As always, The Bakery will have a delectable range of Christmas treats to keep the festive mood.
31st of December and 1st of January
An exclusive open buffet will be available at Omar’s Café on New Year’s Eve. Bid farewell to 2018 at Egyptian Nights with a mixture of oriental and Christmas vibes, guests will enjoy a set menu carrying a wide variety of cold and hot mezze, in addition to Cairo Marriott’s signature grills and desserts. Spend the first day of 2019 at Omar’s Café and Garden Promenade with a breakfast open buffet followed by Cairo Marriott’s signature brunch buffet. A full entertainment program including a belly dancer and DJ tunes will be awaiting guests at Empress Lounge.
Reservations: 02 2728 3000

24th and 31st of December
Marriott Mena House, Cairo is celebrating this festive season with lots of culinary surprises. On Christmas Eve, 139 Restaurant will be the venue for exceptional buffets including Asian, Indian and seafood selections in addition to Noel sweet treats, while the Wave jazz band will set the festive mood.
On New Year’s Eve, relive the 1920s majestic era with perfect ambience, decoration and entertainment. Chefs plan an exceptional buffet full of delights, from seafood to foie gras and chocolate mousse, while guests can enjoy the DJ entertaining music, live band show and oriental belly dancing with the magnificent view of the Great Pyramids of Giza from 139 gardens.
Reservations: 02 3377 3222

25th and 31st of December:
Giannini’s New York Italian Restaurant offers a set-menu dinner accompanied by jazz. Rawi Nightspot has a DJ and belly dancer on the 25th, Studio 70 also offers a DJ and belly dancer on both the 25th and 31st.  The Club Lounge will see in the New Year with a set-menu and great entertainment from belly dancer Anastasia Belly and DJ Simon.
Reservations: 02 3336 9800

Baron Hotel Heliopolis will be holding a lunch and dinner feast in its Terrace venue with a superb Christmas themed open buffet and live entertainment on the 24th and 25th of December. On the same dates in the famous Churchill Discotheque, there will be a ‘Matinée and Soirée’ with a DJ, and a dance competition with awards.

On New Year’s Eve, Churchill Discotheque has an all-night party with an international DJ and belly dancer. The Terrace has an event starting from 10 pm till 3 am, with a special international open buffet along with a band, live singers and a belly dancer.

For families who would like to celebrate with their loved ones, the Banquet venue at Baron Hotel Heliopolis, offers private events starting at 40 individuals with all kinds of tailored food menus and entertainment packages.

Reservations: 02 2291 5757

24th, 25th and 31st of December:

India on the Nile serves Indian cuisine in a modern, contemporary setting, redefining upscale dining. For Thai food, The Birdcage will feature Chef Narong’s irresistible à-la-carte menus on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, in addition to unique New Year’s Eve set menus. Sabaya offers authentic Lebanese hospitality as Chef Baz arranges à-la-carte menus on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Go Italian at Pane Vino for Christmas Eve with an exclusive Dinner Dance with Cairo’s premier crooner Ahmed Harfoush, or come to The Grill’s fabulous ‘Noël Sur Le Nile’ gala dinner on Christmas Eve, and relish a five-course dinner.

24th and 25th of December:

Esplanade is treating its guests to a gastronomic international buffet with a live jazz band and Christmas songs from the 20th till the 25th of December. Don’t miss Santa Claus giving out Christmas cookies on the 22nd. The mood is set at Bellini with an international drinks list and pub style menu, live band and DJ on the 24th of December and with an à-la-carte menu and live entertainment on the 25th. Asian food lovers can give their taste buds a treat with the finest selection of Japanese cuisine at Shogun or celebrate Christmas the Italian way at Maestro to the fine tunes of guitar music and a choice of set-menus or à-la-carte dining.

31st of December and 1st of January:

At Holiday Inn Citystars’s main restaurant Windows, you can treat yourself and the ones you love to a one-of-a-kind gastronomic gala dinner set menu with oriental music, belly dancer, and a DJ from 10 pm to 2 am.


Celebrate the night the oriental way at Fayruz with a belly dancer and a finely selected set menu, or savor the best of Egyptian cuisine at Al Khal with a DJ starting 8 pm. Get in a New Year’s Eve groove at Bellini with a three-course set menu, or dance the night away at The Lounge till 2 am. If you want to embark on a journey of authentic Indian cuisine, Indira is the place to be. Choose between à-la-carte dining or New Year set menu with a Bollywood dance show and a special gift for guests.

Reservations: 02 2480 0100

31st of December:

Ring in the New Year at Live Sports Bar with a festive menu, belly dance show, DJ and live entertainment, or shake it and enjoy a night of sizzling moves with a delicious four course set menu dinner while you dance the night away at Mezzeh.

End the year with good tidings and cherished memories at EVOO with family and friends with a distinctive dinner buffet.

Reservations: 02 2265 9680 or 02 2265 9600

Email:  reservations.03265@lemeridien.com

24th of December:

Join in the Christmas carols in the Hotel Lobby.

31st of December:

Ring in the New Year at Osmanly Restaurant with a special menu and a belly dancer and live violin for entertainment. The Blue Restaurant will feature a New Year’s Eve buffet, featuring a variety of culinary delights with a belly dancer and live violin. Jazz Bar will also host a fun and festive event that will bid farewell the year 2018 in style. Set the tone for the year ahead with an ultimate experience themed with The Moulin Rouge theme party in the Nile Room, with a belly dancing performance as entertainment. There will be 50% discount on Ruinart champagne in all outlets.

Tel: 02 2798 0000

31st of December:

This Nile-side venue in Zamalek is rolling out a very festive menu for New Year’s Eve. Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Diana has created a superb ‘tasting’ menu, pairing up elements from Pier88’s menu for each of the three courses. With the Nile providing a perfect backdrop, it should be a night to remember.

Reservations: 0120 811 1130

2nd of December:

Enjoy joyful Christmas carols, homemade cookies and hot chocolate as the Christmas tree is lit at Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski Lobby at 7 pm.

24th, 25th and 31st of December:

Celebrate Christmas Eve at Lucca with a special four-course set menu and guitarist in cozy surroundings. Enjoy a fine Italian Christmas Brunch on the 25th of December or 7th of January, with a wide variety of Italian dishes, accompanied by a jazz band.

On the 24th, Romanov brings together an appetizing set menu Christmas Eve dinner to savor. Start your evening with a toast over a welcome complimentary drink. Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style with a set menu dinner at Italian restaurant, Lucca or share a complimentary sparkling toast and step into the sophisticated ambience of Romanov to enjoy a set menu along with live entertainment. Try something a little different at Yana on New Year’s Eve with a wonderful menu from the Thai Chef.

Reservations: 0109 711 1151

31st of December:

Ring in the New Year at Tabia Ballroom with DJ Hassan Darwish, Alexandrian singers Fathy Meshaal and Rahma with her band, belly dancer Galila, a luscious dinner menu and tombola prizes. Aquarius Discotheque and Caesar Inn also offer special menus and entertainment.

Reservations: 03 5480550

December 24th, 25th  and 31st

The Smokery will offer a very festive Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Lunch. Word has it
Santa will be paying a visit to both The Smokery Katameya and The Smokery Heliopolis.
Staying in Cairo this New Year’s Eve? Celebrate the beginning of 2019 at the special New
Year’s Eve parties in both venues.
Reservations: 01026019175/ 01286830199

24th, 25th and 31st of December:

The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo is offering a host of exciting options during the Christmas season. Santa Claus will accompany children to lighten the Christmas tree in the lobby and capture the moments by taking pictures with him.
Bab El-Sharq will celebrate Christmas and New Year’s by offering set-menu dinners featuring traditional oriental flavors while guests enjoy a belly dancer show. Culina will offer an indulgent brunch experience with live jazz entertainment and a Christmas spirit. For Italian cuisine lovers, Vivo is offering a five-course dining experience in a modern, contemporary setting overlooking infinite views of the Nile and Cairo.
On the 31st, NOX invites guests to celebrate the arrival of the New Year in a luxurious and fun night of dancing to one of Cairo’s best DJs.

The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo will offer exclusive Christmas spa packages and activities for hotel guests and their children including Christmas movie programs.

Reservations: 02 2577 8899 Ext: 2002

Email: rc.cairz.reservations@ritzcarlton.com

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