ILQ's fun and festive event roundup for December

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The holiday season is upon us, and we’re sure you want to feel right at home while celebrating the merry and jolly occasion. ILQ is pleased to present you with our top festive event picks of the season!   

Holiday Festivities 

Sweet Temptations at the Sheraton Grand — December 22 - January 7

Satisfy your sweet tooth craving this holiday season. You can shop for sugary Christmas delights at the Sheraton Grand Doha! These include awesome dessert options like Yule log cakes, Christmas cakes and cupcakes, gingerbread houses and cookies, and more! 

Venue: Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel
Time: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Contact for more information: F&

Christmas Eve Dinner at the Irish Harp — December 24

Enjoy a festive Christmas Eve(ning) at the Sheraton Grand’s very own Irish Harp. There’ll be good food, good music, and a vibrant atmosphere. Their specials of the day include turkey carving and traditional English Christmas pudding.

Price: QR150 per person including standard beverage, kids 6-12 years get half price.
Venue: Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel
Time: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Contact for more information: F&  

Gingerbread house-making at the Ritz-Carlton — December 16, 23, 24
Image: Ritz-Carlton Doha

Indulge in the smell of gingerbread aroma as it fills the air at the Ritz-Carlton, Doha. Bring your festive creativity and inspiration to the Ritz’s yearly tradition as you build your own house with your loved ones.

Price: QR200/ gingerbread house with light refreshments (advanced reservation is required)
Venue: La Mer, Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Time: 10:00 am (morning session), 3:00 pm (afternoon session)
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“Frozen” themed brunch at the Ritz-Carlton — December 23
Image: Ritz-Carlton Doha

Celebrate the arrival of the Winter Season with a special “Frozen” themed Picnic Brunch. Your kids will love meeting their favorite characters in a whimsical snowy atmosphere! 

Price: QR 249 per person, 5-12 years old at half price
Venue: Lagoon Restaurant, Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Time: 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
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Christmas Carols at the Doha Marriott — December 19 - 24

This holiday season, you can enjoy special daily performances of Christmas carols by the Marriott Choir! You’re invited to bring your whole family along to the Doha Marriott this Christmas season and enjoy the warm, festive spirit.  

Price: It’s free!
Venue: Doha Marriott Lobby
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
For more information call: +974 4429 8499

The Big Day at the Doha Marriott — December 25

Head over to the Doha Marriott to enjoy a warm and delicious Christmas day meal. Featuring a fine selection of traditional Christmas roasts, seasonal holiday desserts and festive drinks, the Doha Marriott is the perfect choice for your family Christmas brunch! You can enjoy their Christmas choir and their kids entertainment room, which features a bouncy castle, games and more!

Price: QR450 Bubbly, QR350 Regular
Venue: Doha Marriott Restaurant Gallery
Time: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
For more information call: +974 4429 8499

Christmas Eve Dinner at Crowne Plaza - December 24, Saturday
Image provided by Crowne Plaza

Crowne Plaza has a range of different festive activities, brunches, dinners, and more! Check out their festive selection of gourmet roasts and your Christmas favorites, which are sure to delight the entire family. 

Rodizio Brazilian Churrascaria

Celebrate Christmas the Brazilian way. Guests can enjoy unlimited servings of 13 different select meat cuts, turkey carvings, and the special Brazilian dessert rabanada. Be entertained with live Latin music by their resident trio D’Habanados.

Price: QR265 with soft beverages, QR369 with hops, grapes and caiprinha
Venue: Crowne Plaza Doha - the Business Park
Time: 6:00 pm – 12:00 am
For more information or reservations call: +974 4408 7788 

The Most Wonderful 
Brunch at the Westin Doha — December 25

Head over to the Westin Doha’s Seasonal Tastes restaurant to get exactly that! Their Bubbalicious Brunch combines a delectable and mouthwatering cuisine, free flowing beverages, and the super festive holiday spirit.

Price: QR320 with soft beverages, QR395 including free flowing beverages

Venue: Westin Doha Hotel and Spa 

Contact for more information:  

Celebra La Navidad at the Meliã Doha — December 23

Celebrate Christmas at the Meliã Doha! They’re offering a special Christmas Fusion brunch at Aceite and Signature, two of their popular restaurants. 

Price: QR250 - QR350

Venue: Meliã Doha Hotel, Qatar

Time: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Contact for more information: +974 4019 9999 

Your Festive Turkey Takeaway: Marriott Marquis — December 21 - 26 

Take home a holiday feast with all the trimmings! All you have to do is fill in the Turkey to-go order form at Quick Bites and pick up your sumptuous turkey to complete your table this holiday season.  

Price: From QR495, order to be placed 48 hours prior to pick up time
Location: Quick Bites, Lobby Level - Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel
Contact details for more information: +974 4419 5000

Christmas Eve Dinner & Christmas Day Brunch at Ipanema — December 25

You can have and enjoy a tasty Christmas with some tantalizing Brazilian food on your plate, along with LIVE music, party packs, and much more at the Marriott Marquis’ Ipanema restaurant. Feliz Natal!

Price: From QR260 
Timings: 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Location: Ipanema, Level 2 - Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel
Contact details for more information: +974 4419 5000

What festive events are you planning on going to this week? Comment below!