As the season to be jolly descends upon us, The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi’s premier shopping and dining destination, is gearing up to celebrate the spirit of the holidays between December 10, 2014 and January 5, 2015.

Guests will be amazed as the iconic waterfront promenade is transformed into The Galleria’s first annual Festive Market. Twinkling lights, a stunning Christmas tree and festive décor will be the backdrop of a quintessential holiday bazaar featuring sixteen authentic kiosks as well as tasty traditional treats, gingerbread decoration stations, and a snow ball park for kids to make snow angels and their own little snowmen – the perfect winter experience!

Appealing to all members of the family, the little ones can also enjoy some seasonal fun by meeting Santa Claus at his very own grotto, to give him their gift lists and take a photo, before he starts his festive deliveries.

To capture memorable moments with the entire family, guests can stop by the property’s festive photo booth complete with twinkling decorations, giant holiday-themed posters and lots of seasonal festive props, for a takeaway photo keepsake. To set the scene for your gift shopping, Christmas bell singers will be performing a merry collection of carols to complete the festive experience.

Another big attraction for families will be the gingerbread decorating station where parents can watch their little foodies at work building and designing their very own gingerbread house – yummy!

The immensely talented Alex Boye Choir, who became an internet sensation with their cover of the hit Frozen song “Let It Go”, are set to charm audiences from December 21 to 23 on the waterfront promenade. A number of talented Oudh, harp, flute and violin players will also be warming visitors’ hearts at the property all throughout December.

Topping off the celebrations, ring in the New Year by enjoying a breath-taking performance by Phoenix fire dancers, before heading off to dine at one of the many delicious dining establishments available at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi.

The festive market at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi will take place on the promenade from December 10, 2014 to January 5, 2015 from 4pm – 10pm on weekdays and 4pm – 12am on weekends. For more information about The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, please visit or call: +971 2 6166 999.