Dreaming of a wonderful Christmas but missing inspiration? Looking to celebrate a special Christmas this year? Marrakech is the right destination to live an awesome experience. One of the world’s most sought after dream destinations, Morocco is open to several cultures and offers endless possibilities. One of the top attractions of visitors in Morocco, Marrakech goes festive for Christmas. You want to know more about the things you can do in Marrakech for Christmas, a travel guide can help.
If Marrakech is your destination for next Christmas holidays, you can still enjoy your treasured Christmas traditions in the warmth of December warm and sunny weather. Named “the other city” in reference to the red color of most of its buildings and houses, Marrakech is an ideal destination to escape the cold weather of several European countries at this period of the year. You can also expect to celebrate other entertaining and cultural events hosted by the city for the period.
preparing your Christmas meals, celebrating at home and watching a family movie as part of your past Christmas routine, this year’s Christmas celebrations will be rather different. In Marrakech, you are invited to live the most exciting Christmas in a magical oriental setting.
Staying in Marrakech, a Riad Vs a Hotel Experience
In Marrakech Hotels and Riads are both charming venues to spend your holidays in Marrakech. Ideally located in the heart of the old town “la Medina” in the middle of small vibrant alleys, a number of majestic Riads are only a few minutes away from the most historic monuments and the city site attractions: palaces, gardens, museums, Souks, medersas (famous schools) etc..
Stunningly beautiful, a Riad is a large traditional guest house with a garden and a fountain in the centre. With a minimum number of windows to the outside to protect from the noise and the great heat OF Marrakech in Summer, Riads have no outer windows on the lower levels. Generally decorated in the traditional Moroccan style, Riads reveal an artful blending of beautiful colors,
specific features of the Moroccan architecture and handicrafts. In a riad, every single detail is elegantly thought out and perfect from top to bottom. The atmosphere of the Riad gives the impression of being in a historic film.
If you prefer to stay in a more modern or traditional luxury hotel featuring a swimming pool, spa, gym, etc., you will find more than 1,200 hotels of different styles and categories. Curious travelers willing to try both types of accommodation simply split their stay period between a Riad and a hotel. A perfect way to discover all aspects of the city.
Christmas tree in Marrakech!
Absolutely! almost all hotels and Riads fit within the theme of this occasion to offer their guests special Christmas celebrations. Decorations, entertainment activities, preparations are present throughout the city! Some hotels and Riad organize their own Christmas market or small chalets to satisfy tourists attached to this tradition, others arrange special activities for adults and children and so on.
Dinner show and festive catering like at home!
Either in the hotel or in a restaurant, you will be served excellent Christmas dishes with the best-selected ingredients: roast turkey with chestnuts or roast goose, oysters, foie gras, lobster, venison and cheeses. a Christmas menu like at home! This is the way Christmas is celebrated in almost all hotels in Marrakech, the kingdom’s first tourist destination par excellence.
Special Moroccan evening live show
Looking for a special atmosphere for Christmas? You may choose between family or friends evening outings or a dinner show in the restaurant of your choice. All restaurants will serve you excellent Christmas menus of premium quality in a magnificent live show of contemporary art, oriental dancers, Moroccan and Arab folklore.
Christmas in the Moroccan desert!
This is an exceptional experience worth trying! If your stay in Marrakech is longer than 6 days, you cannot miss this adventure in the desert. There is nothing more magical than a warm unforgettable Christmas and a dance party to the rhythm of sensational music in the middle of the desert. At the end of the party, you can choose to sleep in a traditional Berber tent “khaïma” which will give you the chance to admire a magnificent sunrise in the morning. If your stay is for a 2 night/ 3-day program, you can visit Ouarzazate, Dades, and Zagora.
Events not to be missed in December in Marrakech
The Marrakech International Film Festival (FIFM) is a major annual event in Morocco that aims to reward the best Moroccan and foreign feature and short films. FIFM is one of the biggest events devoted to Moroccan cinema.
“Stars in the Place” is an annual event held in December. Its three editions have been a great success. Under the glittery sky of the city of Marrakech, the Star “Maitre GIMS” with a number of renowned artists have given a spectacular public performance in the legendary Jemaa El Fna Square.