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Christmas is coming up everywhere you look

If you haven’t felt that Christmas feeling yet, one of these festive events coming up will surely light the fuse and get you in the spirit.

Starting off tomorrow, Technopolis 20 Cultural Centre in Paphos will offer something a little different to music fans this holiday season, with a Christmas concert with Byzantine music. A music group, led by Marios Charalambous, Dimitris Papaioannou, Giagkos Antoniou and Neophytos Kouis, will perform Christmas hymns.

In the capital, Café La Mode on Onasagorou street will be offering something a little different for all those looking for somewhere to get a bite to eat and take a break from Christmas shopping. The café will be serving special maple-mustard pulled pork burgers, beef burgers and German hotdogs with mulled wine. All this in a relaxed barbecue-type environment and with some retro music playing in the background.

Also in the capital, there will be two very festive events starting. The first will be at Pavilion in Lakatamia where a Christmas village will be set up. For the second year in a row, the Christmas village will offer us all an escape into a wonderland with delicious food, lots of gift ideas, music, and everything else that goes with the festivities of the season.

The second event is Christmas within the Walls, which will take place at the Chrysaliniotissa Multi-workshop Centre in the old part of town. This three-day Christmas bazaar will have singing by children’s choirs and creative activities for everyone to enjoy, as of 4.30pm tomorrow. On Saturday things will start a little earlier, at 10.30am with fairy tales and creative activities for children, plus a few surprises and even a fashion show at 5pm. Sunday starts at 10am with a number of artists and creators selling their unique creations until 8pm. At 11am there will be an hour-long workshop for children and at 12pm there will be live music by the Windcraft band.

On Saturday, the AG Leventis Gallery in collaboration with the Red Cross volunteers will get the children – and adults – creative during a day of Christmas crafts and decorations.

All children are welcome to visit the gallery and take part in a very creative event, with nine different Christmas stations where they can make Christmas cards, crafts and decorations for the tree. While the kids make special gifts for mum and dad, they can also have a break and participate in theatrical games with Loukia Pierides or listen to Christmas tales with Stavrinos Kyriakou.

Finally, if you are still racking your brain about what to buy for your loved ones, then the Tracasol Cultural Centre in Limassol will be the place to be on Saturday from 11am until 9pm when there will be 30 local exhibitors showing off and selling unique presents. Plus, you can take a walk down the sea-front and enjoy a day out for the whole family.

Christmas Concert with Byzantine Music
Performance of Christmas hymns from Byzantine music. December 16. Technopolis 20, Paphos. 8pm. €8. Tel: 70-002420

Maple-Mustard Pulled Pork Burgers
Barbecue event with maple-mustard pulled pork burgers, beef burgers and German hotdogs with mulled wine and a barbecue. December 16. Café La Mode, Onasagorou, Nicosia. 7pm-12am. Tel: 22-314700

Christmas Village at Pavilion
Christmas market. December 16-18. Pavilion, Nicosia. Friday: 4pm-10pm, Saturday and Sunday: 11am-11pm. €3, children under 12 free. Tel: 22-322222

Christmas Within the Walls
Three-day Christmas bazaar with choir singing, storytelling and activities for children. December 16-18. Chrysaliniotissa Multi-workshop Centre, Dimonaktos and Ipponaktos Corner, Nicosia. Friday: 4.30pm, Saturday: 10.30am, Sunday: 10am. Tel: 22-347465

Christmas in our Hearts
A day of Christmas crafts to raise funds for the Red Cross Cyprus. December 17. Leventis Gallery, Nicosia. 10am-5pm. €4-2. Tel: 22-668838

All You Need for Christmas Exhibition
Exhibition with art pieces by 30 local artists. December 17. Tracasol Cultural Centre, Limassol Marina. 11am-9pm. Tel: 25-020020

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