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The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel kicked off its festive season last Friday with the first of three Christmas Market Bliss weekends.
Twinkling lights speckled across vendor huts, beautiful Christmas decorations and live music await visitors at the Market, which runs every Friday and Saturday until December 21.
The free-entry event, offers visitors a chance to get their last minute holiday shopping done at 20 local home based vendors, who will be selling a variety of high-quality international and local items perfect for the festive season including Christmas décor and gifts like paintings, handmade mugs, Kashmir rugs, Cambodian Malaysian handmade baskets, festive wear for adults and toddlers, Antarra oils, massage oils, stationery items with Arabic calligraphy, face and body care, home and kitchen items and accessories, and much more.
While doing their holiday shopping and being serenaded by Latin Queens, May Paady and DJ Submission, visitors can enjoy a live shawarma station, burgers, fish and chips, goulash soup and tandoori chicken, all reasonably priced under BD5. There is also a selection of festive beverages for BD3 or less.
Numerous kids activities are planned including Santa Claus, balloon artists, bouncy castle, face painting, mascots, a kids’ playground, train rides, music, and more.
Marc Guenther, general manager at Diplomat Radisson Blu commented: “The concept of the Christmas Market Bliss is to create something different than the traditional Christmas activities; something more memorable, exciting and enjoyable for all family members in addition to having a friendly and fun shopping experience. Having a creative team allowed us to introduce this unique pioneer initiative to Bahrain.”
The Market is the first of a variety of upcoming events, including a Christmas brunch on December 25 and New Year’s Eve party on December 31.
The Christmas Market Bliss runs from noon to 10pm on December 13 and 14 as well as December 20 and 21. Entry is free. For more details regarding any of the festive happenings at the Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, contact 17531666.