‘Tis the season to… go out! With all that is taking place around the island, it is easy to stay busy during the Christmas period. A wave of Christmas markets has begun, and numerous holiday-themed events are happening in every city. Pop-up shops, fiestas, live music nights, bazaars, anything you can think of is on the agenda this December with more fun Christmassy events for all.
Besides the annual, bigger-scale Christmas markets this season, numerous local shops and venues are hosting their own mini pop-up bazaars to welcome local artists and art lovers for a bit of Christmas shopping. A little bit different than the rest is the Floral Christmas Fair 2022 at Solomou Garden Centre on December 3. From 9am to 6pm, local creatives will set up their stalls selling their work, with a flowery flair. There will be a photo booth with a vintage campervan to make some unique photo memories, a kid’s corner, street food and Santa Claus next to the Christmas Wish Tree.
A few days later and The Tudor Inn Annual Christmas Market will take place at the Larnaca bar. On December 13 and 14, The Tudor Inn brings back its annual event after a two-year Covid break and prepares for two days of Christmas shopping, beers, mulled wine, Bavarian sausages, vegan hot dogs and festive tunes.
Then on December 16, 17 and 18 Prozak will host a Christmas Market in the space next to the café-bar welcoming 11 local artists with their creations. Ceramic creations, illustrations, handmade dolls, ornaments, handmade candles and more will be displayed while visitors enjoy Prozak’s mulled wine, from 4pm to 9pm.
And there is more. Numerous live music nights and parties are coming up because it isn’t a Christmas season without a little bit of boogie. Limassol bar Sto Perama is planning a lively evening on December 16 with performances by popular Cypriot Monsieur Doumani and gav the band, plus an after-party to dance the night away.
On the following evening, a Nostalgia Disco Xmas Party is taking place at Antonakis Music Hall in Nicosia starting at 8.30pm co-organised by Nostalgia Parties, Tryfonic events and Cloud10 Music Agency. Dance tunes and groovy beats will sound as DJs Anthony 642 and Claudio take over the decks playing 70s and 80s disco Christmas specials.
Towards the end of the month and closer to the holidays, Monsieur Doumani host their annual Christmas fiesta once more at Antonakis Music Hall. On December 23, the band will put on an energetic live music show that will surely get audiences up on their feet and dancing, joined by some special guests. Vlamis and the Suns is part of the evening’s line-up while DJ Sofronis will lead the crowd into an exciting after party to dance the night, and the year, away.
Floral Christmas Fair 2022
Christmas market, street food and more. December 3. Solomou Garden Centre, Nicosia. 9am – 6pm. Tel: 22-524833
The Tudor Inn Annual Christmas Market
Festive bazaar with food and drink. December 13-14. The Tudor Inn Bar, Larnaca. 7pm onwards. Tel: 99-744082
11 artists participate in market. December 16, 17, 18. Prozak, Nicosia. 4pm-9pm. Tel: 22-104244
Party with live music by Monsieur Doumani and gav the band. December 16. Sto Perama, Limassol. 8pm. €10. Tel: 99-442877, 99-517910
Nostalgia Disco Xmas Party
70s and 80s disco party with DJs Anthony 642 and Claudio. December 17. Antonakis Music Hall, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €10. Tel: 22-664697
Monsieur Doumani Xmas Fiesta ’22 Nicosia
Annual fiesta with live music, DJs and dancing. December 23. Antonakis Music Hall, Nicosia. Doors open at 8pm. €12. Tel: 22-664697