Celebrate Christmas and New Year’s in these 25 Venues


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, and hotels countrywide that have something for everyone!

24th, 25th and 31st of December, and 1st and 7th of January

Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino is warming up to celebrate the festive season.

On the 24th of December, Omar’s Cafe will be offering an array of culinary specialties at the Christmas Eve dinner buffet, with a lunch buffet available on Christmas Day.

On New Year’s Eve, a special entertainment program will be available at Harry’s Pub. Egyptian Nights offers oriental vibes topped with a belly dance performance and live tunes of an oriental band. Live entertainment will be available at Saraya Gallery along with a unique menu. There will be a breakfast buffet in the gardens starting from 5 am until 11 am on January 1st. The Cairo Marriott Hotel will be also celebrating Coptic Christmas on January 7th with a lunch buffet at Omar’s Café.

The Bakery will be offering a variety of mouthwatering Christmas treats.

Reservations: 02 27283000

6th to 24th, 25th and 31st of December

Celebrate this magical season in style with Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence. Get into the holiday spirit with Christmas Carols on December 6th from 4 to 7 pm at La Gourmandise.

From December 6th to 25th, enjoy a Christmas inspired afternoon tea at La Gourmandise and the Tea Lounge. Holiday treats, turkey to-go with all the trimmings, and delicious festive hampers are also available at La Gourmandise. Throughout the season enjoy cosy Christmas cocktails in the restaurant and bars of the Hotel and First Nile Boat. On Christmas Eve,  December 24th, the Tea Lounge will set the scene for a sumptuous four-course set menu dinner, and of course Santa will be in the Hotel lobby on the 25th to bring Christmas cheer.

Start 2020 with a bang on the 31st of December at the Four Seasons ballroom with a delicious set menu dinner as the DJ and the live band entertain. Brazilian Chef Guilherme Reis will craft a special Brazilian Churascarria inspired buffet at Xodó restaurant aboard the First Nile Boat, and at Nairu on First Nile Boat enjoy the best of Indian, Thai, Chinese and Japanese cuisines where a trio of Asian chefs invite you to experience a culinary journey to The Far East. Then ring in the New Year with friends at the newly opened Nairu Lounge where mixologists and bartenders take center stage and shake things up for the New Year while the resident DJ entertains.

Reservations: 02 3567 2020


13th to 24th, 25th and 31st of December

Celebrate an enchanting festive holiday at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza. To kick off the celebrations, the hotel’s rooftop pool will be decked out in its festive best and will be transformed into a dazzling Christmas Market, from December 13th to 25th. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Santa will be busy roaming around with presents, spreading happiness and joy.

On Christmas Eve, December 24th, guests will enjoy a five-course menu at Bella restaurant, or a six-course Chinese menu at 8 restaurant. Egyptian culinary-art-hub Zitouni restaurant dinner buffet will offer Egyptian specialties. Enjoy a Christmas dinner menu with live piano tunes at The Bar, or a lively four-course dinner with DJ tunes at Upper Deck Lounge.

Christmas Day, December the 25th, offers a festive lunch buffet at Zitouni restaurant featuring an Egyptian-themed buffet laced with a truly international twist.

On New Year’s Eve, select from eight dining experiences offering exclusively crafted festive menus; from a five-course Italian menu at Bella and five-course Chinese menu at 8 restaurant to an international five-course menu at Upper Deck Lounge and a special menu at The Bar. A glitzy New Year’s Eve party in Plaza Ballroom with superstars Haifa Wehbe and Hakim offers an especially designed entertainment program.

 Reservations: 02 2791 7000


31st of December and January 1st

Welcome the New Year at Live Sports Bar with a festive menu, salsa and a belly dance show, DJ and live entertainment. Or shake it all out 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, or pop in for an extravagant lunch buffet on the first day of 2020.

Reservations: 02 226 59600

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24th, 25th and 31st of December

Marriott Mena House, Cairo brings a festive season full of cheer. On both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Gluhwein (a hot spiced wine) and Christmas delicacies will be available in the Lobby Lounge.

On Christmas Eve, 139 Restaurant will be the venue for a sumptuous buffet while singer Khaled Hamed entertains with Christmas favorites.

On New Year’s Eve, 139 garden will host a spectacular evening with the Pyramids fully lit from 9 pm. Gusts will enjoy a five-course set menu dinner, with entertainment by AWE band lead by singer Adham Roushdy, a DJ and belly dancer Linda. The Moghul Room will also offer a special set menu dinner.

Reservations: 02 3377 3222

24th, 25th and 31st of December

Join Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski during Christmas and New Year and enjoy exciting menus and plenty of festive entertainment. Start the mood by watching the Christmas tree light up the lobby on December 1st and enjoy the Christmas spirit while listening to your favorite Christmas carols and nibbling on some Christmas goodies. Dine at Lucca Restaurant on 24th or 25th December for special dinner set menus accompanied by jazz, or enjoy a surf and turf set menu at Romanov on December 24th and 25th with special live entertainment.

For New Year’s Eve, choose from a selection of set menus; Asian at Yana, Italian at Lucca, Romanov the European Grillroom or go for a special oriental experience at Bab Al Qasr. All dining guests are welcomed to join 1897 Bar or Vibes Terrace for a special after party till 3 am.

Reservations: 02 2249 5300

24th, 25th and 31st of December

From Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day, the Grand Nile Tower team has ensured that every day will be filled with joy and entertainment for a happy holiday season.

Delice Tea Lounge has Christmas spirit with a Giant Gingerbread House Christmas Delights Shop and classic carols being played in the background. For a special meal with family and friends on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, guests can choose from the special menus being served against the dramatic backdrop of the Cairo cityscape at the Revolving Restaurant.

On New Year’s Eve, the lobby will be taken over by a lively band to welcome 2020. Grand Nile Tower’s landmark Revolving Restaurant will be offering an exquisite menu of gourmet appetizers, entrées, and desserts. Alternatively, guests can always hop aboard Marquise Yacht, which offers the very best in international delicacies.

Closer to the Nile, El Sakya Souk restaurant promenade will be serving up a delicious array of international cuisines to satisfy every craving: flavorful seafood, zesty Italian favorites, rich and spicy Indian specialties, and mouth-watering Middle Eastern feasts.

Reservations: 02 2365 1234


24th, 25th and 31st of December and 1st of January

This festive season, InterContinental and Holiday Inn Citystars have created an array of special menus and entertainment programs. Christmas goodies will also be there to tempt you at My Bakery from the 8th of December till the 7th of January.

On Christmas Eve and Christmas day, Esplanade offers an array of dishes in an international buffet along with Gluhwein and Stollen. Celebrate Christmas the Lebanese way at Fayruz with a set menu, live band and a belly dancer, or enjoy Christmas Eve’s Salsa night with cocktails and pub style menu.

Count down for New Year with a sumptuous buffet of festive items, live cooking stations, and fasting items at Esplanade or enjoy a Lebanese night at Fayruz with a live band and a belly dancer. Bellini offers a 3-course set menu, with a fasting menu also included. Experience the authentic taste of Italy at Maestro with a live guitarist and a set menu, or go Japanese at Shogun with a choice of à la carte or set menu. For Egyptian cuisine, Al Khal offers a set menu.

New Year’s Eve celebrations await you at Holiday Inn. Windows has a sumptuous dinner while you enjoy a live band, DJ, electric violin, and a belly dancer, or add spice at Indira with a New Year’s set menu.

Have a glitz and glam New Year’s Eve at Al Saraya Ballroom with live performances by Wael Gassar, Ramy Sabry, Amina, and belly dancer Safinaz.

Reservations: 02 2480 0009


24th, 25th and 31st of December

For Christmas cheer visit the Med Restaurant and enjoy a 6-course set menu including a glass of sparkling wine, with live entertainment. Diners at Umami Sushi & Teppanyaki Restaurant will also enjoy live entertainment while Latest Recipe Restaurant offers a Christmas day brunch buffet to keep in a festive mood.

Welcome 2020 in style at the Med Restaurant with a 7-course set menu including a glass of sparkling wine, and a carafe of sangria while you enjoy songs from Fadel Kordy and a live band. Umami Sushi & Teppanyaki Restaurant rings in the New Year with a set menu including sushi, sashimi and teppanyaki combinations, dessert and a carafe of sangria and live entertainment.

The Lobby Bar offers a relaxed vibe with a wide selection of hot and cold mezzeh on the table, and free corkage, along with entertainment from the Trio Band, a belly dancer and DJ. Throughout the festive calendar, diners can look forward to a sweet surprise as well.


Celebrate the festive season with The Smokery this Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Make sure not to miss Santa Claus who will be greeting guests with gifts on December 24th and 25th, and the First New Year’s Eve Party at The Smokery.

The Smokery Palm Hills tel: 0121 127 0078

The Smokery Heliopolis tel: 0128 683 0199

The Smokery Katameya tel: 0102 601 9175

24th 25th and 31st of December and 7th of January

A festive mood takes over the Sheraton Cairo Hotel with a host of cheer throughout the season, starting with Christmas carols on the December 19th.

Giannini’s New York Italian Restaurant offers a set-menu Christmas Eve dinner accompanied by live guitar music and mulled wine, as well as a New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner including wine and beer, a live Latin band, a flamenco dancer and a DJ.

El Mawardia hosts an Egyptian Folk Night on the 24th of December, and rolls out a spectacular night of entertainment on New Year’s Eve, with local performers and a guest Khalilji singer. Studio 70 also offers great music and a belly dancer on both the 25th and 31st.

Rawi celebrates Coptic Christmas on the 7th of January with a sumptuous family Christmas brunch buffet, with children’s activities and entertainment.

Reservations: 02 33369800

24th, 25th and 31st of December

The Joy Club at Cairo Pyramids Hotel will ring in the New Year with a Gala Dinner Party and Oriental Egyptian Party with an optional stay for the night of the 31st of December.

With a wide array of exciting venues and exquisite flavorful Holiday treat, Sonesta has the passion for providing a memorable experience.

Gather with your family and friends at “La Gondola” for an elegant Christmas Eve Dinner with a specially prepared flavorful Turkey Dishes and enjoyable live band entrainment, followed by a delightful Lunch Buffet on Christmas Day featuring traditional Christmas favorites.

Celebrate the New Year’s Eve in a cheerful ambiance with special dinner set menu featuring a wide assortment of traditional and oriental authentic delights with live entertainment and belly dancer performance at “Baalbak” Lebanese Restaurant. And don’t miss Sonesta’s iconic New Year’s Eve party in Sindbad Discotheque.

Reservations: 02 2264 1111



Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City is hosting a celebration to remember this New Year’s Eve! Starting from the Christmas carols in the lobby, passing by a special set menu and Christmas decorations at the Chocolate Lounge to an exclusive Masquerade-themed party in the Nile Ballroom, get dressed in your best “black and gold” outfit to indulge in a selection of hot and cold canapés, sushi, a glass of sparkling wine, free corkage and a 30% discount on Ruinart Champagne while enjoying a belly dance show, DJ and live classic music.

Moving to the Italian jewel, The Blue Restaurant & Grill, get ready for a great belly dance show and live music accompanied by carefully selected culinary delights – and don’t forget the 30% discount on the famous Ruinart Champagne.

Saving the best for last, don’t miss the Turkish New Year’s Eve at Osmanly
restaurant, dining in the warm glow of night with a deliciously curated menu to satisfy your wildest cravings.

Reservation: 02 2798 0000


Vivere all’Italiana…at Pane Vino

Find at Pane Vino from December 1-7 a celebration of the fourth world week of Italian cuisine brought to you by the Embassy of Italy. Chef Giovanni Romagnoli and his culinary team bring you a tantilizingmenu of Antipasto all’Italiana, Spaghetti alla Cabonara and Fritto Misto accompanied by stunning Nile views…we guarantee you will experience the Italian good life!

Open daily for lunch and dinner from 12:30 pm to 1:00 am.
Terrace: open daily from 11:00 am to 1:00 am. Level 2.

Thailand’s National Day celebrations …at Birdcage

Award winning BirdCage is celebrating Thailand’s National Day on Thursday, December
5th. And as Thai cuisine at the Birdcage is a celebration in itself of the fresh and
fragrant, you will certainly enjoy Chef Narong’s exotic 5 course menu that includes
BirdCage’s award winning favorites like Shrimp Konafa.

Open daily for lunch from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm and dinner from 7:00 pm to midnight.
Level 2.

India along the Nile

Embrace India’s colourful culture, rich aromas and mouthwatering dishes as 2019
comes to a close. India along the Nile serves Indian cuisine in a modern, contemporary
setting, redefining upscale dining. India along the Nile offers delectable dishes and
guests can choose from an array of à la carte options or opt for our “tasting menu,”
designed for sharing and ideal for sampling.

Lobby level

Thai Tastes for the Holidays at BirdCage

At Birdcage, our tranquil waters, serene settings & creative Thai chefs bring out a
special ambiance throughout the Holiday season. Chef Narong’s irresistible à la carte
menus are spectacular on Christmas Eve & Day and our unique New Year’s Eve set

Celebrating Thailand and its national day traditions, a special menu awaits you at the
Birdcage on Thursday, December 5th, 2019.

Level 2.

Lebanese Festivities at Sabaya 

Experience authentic Lebanese hospitality as Chef Baz arranges à la carte menus on
Christmas Eve/Day at Sabaya. For a special New Year’s Eve, do not miss the festive Lebanese celebration as you share delightful mezzehs with friends and family.

Level 2

Christmas Dinner Dance with Ahmed Harfoush at Pane Vino

Pane Vino for Christmas Eve (December 24) with an exclusive Dinner Dance
with Cairo’s premier crooner Ahmed Harfoush. To party like the Italians, join the ultimate New Year’s Eve celebration with delicious specialties alongside live entertainment.

Level 2.

Seasonal Sophistication at the Grill 

Serenaded by live piano and flute music all season long, go to The Grill’s fabulous ‘Noël
sur le Nile’ gala dinner on Christmas Eve & relish in an unmatched set menu, curated for the holiday season.

For a spectacular night out, our New Year’s Eve ‘Gala Dinner Dance’ is an elegant yet
fun dinner event with live entertainment & special menu delights. Private Christmas
parties are also available to host upon request.

Level 3.

Christmas Day Brunch at Night & Day

Following the success of the Friday Brunch, the culinary team will take you through an
unmatched gastronomical—and festive—journey. Join us at Night & Day for the holiday
version of our acclaimed Big Friday Brunch…definitely not to be missed!

Lobby level.

Perfect Festive Sushi rolling at Sushiramis

Sushiramis uses only the freshest ingredients coupled with meticulous preparation to
create a range of mouthwatering Sushi and delectable Sashimi. Savour our Sushiramis
Maki, grilled eggplant with molasses and smoked eel prepared by expert chef Raoul
Castro right in front of you. Sushiramis is served as well in all of our restaurants.

Lobby level.

The Sweetest Season yet at Cafe Corniche

Café Corniche is offering a scrumptious takeaway selection of Christmas goodies that
includes Yule logs, chocolate Santa’s gingerbread cookies. Kids can also take photos
with Santa Clause on Christmas Day for some memorable Christmas moments.

Lobby level.

Joyous Musical Occasions at the Tea Garden

For a lighthearted season of celebrations, treat yourself to appetizing Christmas canapés & desserts with music by the Trio Band at the Tea Garden and live Piano Tunes by Iman Shaker.

Lobby level.

A Holiday Treat with Catering’s Best

Worried about how to make your Holiday event memorable? Whether it is a casual
Christmas brunch or a chic New Year’s party, Semiramis InterContinental has the
perfect setting for any function of any size with a variety of stylish ballrooms. Catering’s Best by providing outside catering and supplying everything from menu selections to cutlery to waiters and to delicious festive delicacies!

Cleopatra Welcomes 2019 with a Bang!

Wave farewell to 2019 at the Cleopatra Ballroom’s best party of the year with an
amazing entertainment program. Revel in a sumptuous dinner course followed by an
endless night of your favourite tunes. The New Year’s black-and-gold gala is one you
definitely do not want to miss!

Level 2.

Oriental Magic and Stars at Haroun Al Rashid 

Add an oriental twist to your seasonal festivities on New Year’s Eve for a dazzling star-
filled celebration.

Level 3

Reservation: 2 798 8000


Attend the Gala Dinner Party + Oriental Egyptian Party which will be held at Joy Club located at Cairo Pyramids Hotel with optional stay on the Night of December 31st.

Reservation: 02 3377 2555


Outside Cairo

Jaz Hotel Group 


24th, 25th and 31st of December

This year Jaz Hotel Group has plenty to offer across its hotels and resorts from all over Egypt.

Sharm El Sheikh:

Jaz Mirabel

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will have fun-filled activities for the little ones, from Santa, magic shows and beach carnivals to face painting and treasure hunts.

Iberotel Palace

Look for a lavish Gala Dinner for the whole family to enjoy along with lively entertainment at Iberotel Palace as New Years’ Eve starts off with cocktails and canapés, followed by an evening of entertainment including belly dancing, live singing and a program by the animation team.

Madinat Coraya

At Madinat Coraya enjoy Christmas Eve with Glühwein and free flow of cocktails then get ready for a Christmas morning with Santa. On New Years’ Eve, the complex will spread the cheer with a combined celebration, bringing guests for a night of fun and festivities until well after midnight. Jaz Dar El Madina and Jaz Solaya will host live singers and international dancers followed by a fun party with resident DJ to dance the night away.


Marsa Alam

Jaz Grand Marsa is turning on plenty of holiday fun.  Spend Christmas morning with Santa and scrumptious cookies for the little ones to snack on, then the good times will keep rolling until the New Years’ Eve festivities, bringing the year to an end with a glorious countdown.


Casa Del Mar, Bluemarine and Aquamarine ring in 2020 with a rich evening program; starting with a Gala Dinner, followed by a variety of live performances, count down and dancing the night away.


Enjoy Christmas parade activities, taking place on the main street of Madinat Makadi, then tantalize your taste buds with Mulled Wine and Christmas cookies to the tunes of favorite Christmas carols and live performances. The evening of the 31st starts with a grand Gala Dinner, followed by a party full of music and dancing.


Iberotel Luxor

Celebrate the New Year in style with a Gala dinner at Iberotel Luxor. Head to the lobby for an aperitif cocktail, followed by an Oriental show and a belly dancer, and don’t forget to check the Christmas stocking in your room.

Reservations: 19380





Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts

24th, 25th and 31st of December

Steigenberger Makadi Madinat Makadi – Red Sea

Get into a festive mood with Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve Gala Dinners with live entertainment from Cuba.

Steigenberger Resort Achti Luxor

On Christmas Eve enjoy set menu dinners at Nino’s Italian and Karnak main restaurants, and Christmas songs at Sukkarya bar and Lounge with special Christmas cocktails.

Ring in 2020 at the New Year’s Eve Party at Hathour ballroom with a Gala Dinner, a DJ, a belly dancer, a folkloric show and a singer.

Steigenberger Alcazar Sharm El Sheikh

Get festive with Christmas Eve Gala Dinners on December 24th and January 6th, with a big New Year open buffet party on the beach with belly dancing, live singers, a DJ and entertaining shows.

Steigenberger Coraya Beach Marsa Alam

On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve guests can enjoy parties with live music, animation shows, oriental shows with belly dancing, tanoura and a Gala Dinner.

Taba Hotel & Nelson Village

Set the mood this New Year’s Eve with a cocktail reception, a Gala Dinner, live entertainment, a belly dancer and tanoura.

Steigenberger Cruises:

The Steigenberger fleet sailing between Luxor and Aswan will offer a festive atmosphere.

Guests on Steigenberger Minerva, Steigenberger Legacy, Steigenberger Omar El Khayam (sails in Lake Nasser), Steigenberger Regency, Steigenberger Senator, and Steigenberger Royale will enjoy a Galabiya Party, a Nubian Party and a Gala Dinner, all with a belly dancer.

Reservations: 02 3854 2020


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