Yas Island, the UAE’s premier entertainment destination, is set to host the first ever ‘Yas Winterland Festival’ for an entire month of family-friendly events, activities and offers to celebrate the festive season.
For the inaugural edition of the festival, activities such as Yas Marina’s ‘Let It Snow’ celebrations, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s ‘Winterfest’, Yas Mall’s Festive Season, du Forum’s ‘Winterland Carnival’, and a spectacular midnight fireworks show to ring in the New Year are being held.
Coldplay’s sold-out New Year’s Eve ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ live show will draw a close the winter festivities on Yas Island. The show has been organised by du Live! and FLASH Entertainment in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority and Yas Island.
The island is being completely transformed into a magical winter wonderland as several Yas Island attractions get set to offer winter-themed activities, events and special offers, from December 9, 2016 to January 7, 2017.
“Yas Island is all about exciting experiences. The month-long Yas Winterland Festival captures the best of what Yas Island has to offer in terms of events, entertainment and leisure, with a fun winter theme. Our visitors will be able to create ever-lasting memories as they celebrate the cheery, festive winter season among their loved ones, friends and family,” said Mohamed Abdulla Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral.
Commenting on the addition of the Yas Winterland Festival to Abu Dhabi’s vibrant events programme, HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Director General of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority said: “A partnership approach to events development and delivery is expected to stimulate upward momentum in hotel bookings from domestic tourists and those from our key overseas markets who have the propensity to travel.”
Among the numerous activities being held as part of its first ever ‘Let it Snow’ festival, Yas Marina will be hosting a tree lighting ceremony, while the seven restaurants and lounges will be offering their own spin on the holiday season with weekly and festive promotions.
For the fourth consecutive year, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will be transformed into a Winner’s Wonderland for the all-time favourite festival, Winterfest. Families will get to see Bjorn the Polar Bear, a colourful tree lighting ceremony, a spectacular ice skating show, a gigantic snow slide among other attractions.
Then there is the Snow Fight Zone, where visitors of all ages are invited to come and take part in the time-honoured Christmas tradition of playing with their friends and families in the snow.
Yas Mall will also feature incredible performances and international acts for New Year’s Eve with the ‘Evolution of Dance’, showcasing the various dance celebrations of different cultures from around the world.
Oh, and of course, there are popular food trucks and a beverage zone!