The Observer (Kampala)

23 December 2012

Uganda: Christmas Buzz -

Sheraton Kampala hotel

Christmas Day: Enjoy your lunch with Christmas carols played by Christ the King choir at the Paradise Terrace.

Fee: Shs 85,000 adult and Shs 45,000 for children under 10 years.

Kampala Serena hotel

Mist Gardens

Christmas Eve: Christmas carols at the Mist Gardens. Join the All Saints choir to usher in Christmas through carols and recitals. Eggnog, Christmas punch and mulled wine will be served.

Time: 6:30pm to 8pm

Lakes Restaurant

Christmas Eve: Traditional Christmas buffet dinner, with exquisite party favours and Christmas time ballads by Simba Sounds.

Time: 7pm to 11pm

Fee: Shs 150,000 per adult and Shs 80,000 per child (5-12 years)

Christmas Day: Enjoy a family day out with international buffet menu served with a special Christmas cocktail or eggnog, party favours, children's activities, live band entertainment and Santa Claus with lots of gifts for children.

Time: 12:30pm to 4pm

Fee: Shs 180,000 adults and Shs 100,000 children (5-12 years)

Boxing Day: Traditional buffet, complimentary welcome drink, children's activities and live entertainment by Simba Sounds.

Time: 12.30pm to 4pm

Fee: Shs 180,000 adults and Shs 80,000 children (5-12 years)

Pearl of Africa Restaurant

Christmas Eve: Gala dinner with deluxe party favours, complimentary welcome champagne cocktail or eggnog and easy tunes from our resident pianist.

Time: 7pm to 11pm

Fee: Shs 220,000 per person

Christmas Day: Lavish Christmas dinner menu with a carvery and live entertainment by Simba Sounds.

Time: 7pm to 11pm

Fee: Shs 120,000 per adult and Shs 80,000 per child (5-12 years)

Accommodation: Experience the luxurious side of Kampala from $100 per person starting from December 10 to January 10, 2013. This is inclusive of a full buffet breakfast, use of the Maisha Health Club and Spa, access to swimming pool, and free internet in the room.

Lake Victoria Serena

Pool Deck

Christmas Eve: Christmas carols by a choir, complimentary eggnog and mulled wine by the pool.

Time: 6pm to 7pm

The Citadel Restaurant

Christmas Eve: Dinner with party favours and crackers. In-house pianist and Santa Claus.

Time: 7pm to 10:30pm

Fee: Shs 100,000 per adult and Shs 75,000 per child (5-12 years)

Christmas Day: Guests wake up to Christmas melodies played live on the piano -as you enjoy a bubbly Christmas breakfast.

Time: 7am to 10am

Fee: Shs 70,000 per adult and Shs 50,000 per child (5-12 years)

Pool Gardens between 3pm and 7pm will host a live performance by a dance troupe and a live band while Kalangala will show a classic movie for adults at 5pm and Ngamba will screen a movie for kids at the same time.

Dinner (7:30pm): Traditional Christmas dinner with party favours and crackers. Live cooking for a real Tuscan cuisine. Adults will get a glass of specially selected red or white wine to accompany their meal.

Fee: Shs 110,000 per adult and Shs 70,000 per child.

Christmas Night (10:30pm): Adults enjoy a disco with the DJ playing popular tunes from the 80s through to some currently popular songs. Revellers will receive a starter cocktail to start off their evening.

Imperial Royale Hotel

Christmas Day: Buffet luncheon with all the trimmings including a visit from Santa, who has a gift for every child under 12 years old.

There will be live entertainment by Stoney band

Time: 12:30pm -4pm

Fee: Shs 60,000 for adults and Shs 35,000 for children 4-12 years. Children under four years old eat free.

Accommodation package: There is a special offer starting December 20 until January 8 -Shs 250,000 (single), Shs 300,000 (double). An extra bed in the room costs Shs 70,000 -inclusive of breakfast.

Bonfire Reloaded

This Boxing Day, Bonfire Uganda presents Bonfire Reloaded live at the National Theatre (Dance Floor) at 7pm. There will be poetry, music narratives, live painting, riddles, dance, satire, graffiti, acrobatics, hip hop, hosted by Ugly Emcee.

Fee: Shs 5,000 for students and Shs 10,000 per adult.

Latino Dance

This Boxing Day, Latin Flavour Uganda presents Gabriel Vs Lucifer at the National Theatre at 7pm featuring salsa, bachata, zouk, meringue, samba, cha-cha-cha, rumba and jive.

Fee: Shs 10,000.

Christmas X-travaganza

Kavumba Recreation Centre presents the Christmas X-travaganza. There will be performances by Jose Chameleone, Eddy Kenzo, Phina Mugerwa, and many other musicians.

Fee: Shs 5,000.

On Boxing Day, it will be a family day out with children's games and performances from Goodlyfe crew, Pr Wilson Bugembe, Judith Babirye, Renah, Leila, Tool Man and more.

Fee: Shs5,000.

Ggaba Beach

This Christmas Day, Kadongo Kamu singer Mathias Walukagga will be performing at Ggaba beach

Fee: Shs 5,000.

Calendar restaurant, Makindye

Eagles Production will spend their Christmas Day entertaining guests at Calendar.

On Boxing Day, Eagles Production will be at Silver Springs hotel Bugolobi.

Bobi Wine

Bobi Wine and his Fire Base Base crew will be at Hotel Explorer in Zana on Christmas Day before proceeding to One Love Beach, Busabala, on Boxing Day.

Jose Chameleone

Singer Jose Chameleone and Leone Island crew will be performing at Forest Resort beach in Buloba on Christmas Day.

Bebe Cool

Bebe Cool and the Gagamel crew will be performing at Dance Flo in Nateete on Christmas day.

Fee: Shs 7,000.

On Boxing Day, they will be at Kiwatule Recreation Centre.

Fee: Shs 5,000.

Amarula Family

Amooti's Amarula Family presents Akabadi K'omwaka at Lake Victoria beach in Munyonyo. Fee: Shs 5,000.

Amazon Family

Paddy Bitama's Amazon Family will be at Anderita Beach, Entebbe, this Christmas Day.

Fee: Shs 5,000 per child and Shs 10,000 per adult.

Zawee Band in Luweero

Singer Sarah Zawedde with her Zawee band will be performing live at Nimrod Cottages and Country Resort in Kasana Luweero on Christmas Day. They will be accompanied by Sweet Kid and Jamima Sanyu.

Time: 3pm

Fee: Shs 5000.

Clubs

Silk Lounge

It's a special Christmas this Christmas Day with singer Jamal getting unplugged at Silk Lounge.

Time: 7pm

Fee: Shs 30,000.

Theatres

Theatre La Bonita

The Ebonies are staging their latest production titled Malaysia, a thrilling tale of dreams gone sour on Christmas at 7pm and Boxing Day at 2pm and 7pm.

Bat Valley Theatre

Afri-Talent presents The Three Kings. Get to know what Uganda would have been like if Jesus were born here.

Fee: Shs 25,000

Royal Theatre

Kato Lubwama's Diamonds Ensemble presents Masikini Ku Lujuliro Phase II.

Fee: Shs 15,000 and Shs 20,000 VIP.

National Theatre

Christopher Mukiibi with The Theatricals in conjunction with Kani Production Ltd presents Kituufu Gwe Nabiwata at the National Theatre starting December 24 to January 1, 2013.

Time: 3pm and 7pm

Fee: Shs 10,000 for children and Shs 20,000 for adults.

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