It is not often that Dali gets its own mention when it comes to reporting on cultural life yet sometimes it pleasantly surprises us. This month several events are happening at a small local business that invites families to connect and have fun. Nights of film screenings and live music are coming up at Sonia’s Petit World.

Located on Griva Digeni street in Dali, the venue is a cosy space made especially for children with playrooms and a café welcoming families and friends for coffee and bites, activities and workshops. This December, it will hold three screenings of beloved family films of the season.

On December 8, Sonia’s Petit World will screen the 2021 film A Boy Called Christmas, written by Matt Haig. The film is a fantasy adventure about an ordinary young boy called Nikolas who sets out on an adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. The screening will start at 7pm, dubbed into Greek.

Then on December 15, another beloved Christmas movie will be screened. The Grinch is a favourite with young and old audiences filled with hilarious antics and hidden messages about the spirit of Christmas. The family comedy follows the Grinch who grows increasingly annoyed with the ever-growing festive cheer that engulfs the village of Whoville. So, he teams up with his dog to ruin the festive spirit by being a spoilsport.

The Polar Express will be screened on December 21 showing the adventures of a young boy who boards a train and embarks on an extraordinary journey to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus.

All of the screenings will be shown dubbed in Greek.

In between the film nights, one more Christmas themed event will take place at Sonia’s Petit World. A live music evening with the sweet sounds of the saxophone will charm visitors on Friday 16 as Stavros Demosthenous plays the sax and favourite Christmas tunes.

Family Movie Nights

A Boy Called Christmas. December 8. The Grinch. December 15. Polar Express. December 21. All films will be in Greek. 7pm. €2. Tel: 96-666421