Festivities and religious connotations aside, we all know the real reason for Christmas, which is to prepare your liver for the abuse it will endure the coming NYE. You don’t want to shock the poor fella’ all at once, do you? And with many of Cairo’s bars and clubs organizing events after events, you won’t be short on venues to undertake this noble endeavor.
THIS IS NOT AN X-MAS PARTY @ VENT
VENT is obviously too underground to partake in such a mainstream holiday, which is why electronic musician, Adham Hafez has been enlisted to grunge up classic carols and cabaret songs for the party that will forever be labelled as, VENTmas.
SANTA’S NAUGHTY CORNER @ AMICI, ZAMALEK
More than just an early Christmas party, Santa’s Naughty Corner is for those who know that all they’re going to get this holiday season is coal, and while Santa may be unforgiving, Amici have opened their doors to a festive bash headed by local duo, Aguizi & Fahim.
CHRISTMAS EVE @ OVERTIME BAR & RESTAURANT
At Overtime Bar, songstress, Dina Salah, will play on your heartstrings with her soulful tunes while you quietly weep into your eggnog – because it’s tradition.
CHRISTMAS NIGHT @ Y LOUNGE
A line-up of four blast-astic DJs are cued for Yasso Lounge’s Christmas Night party. DJs Feedo, Hook & Mobbz, and resident DJ, Shady Maher, will mix tracks varied enough to have you dancing in ways not yet known to man.
JINGLE BELL ROCK @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB
Shaming us all intocharity, Cairo Jazz Club adds one more to the list of burns with Jingle Bell Rock. All of the night’s profits will be donated to an Egyptian multicultural center with the irresistible combo of Shady Ahmed and Glass Onion reeling us in as bait.
GRAFFITI DOES CHRISTMAS: DJ RORO & DRUMMERS @ GRAFFITI
It’s so weird that it’s taken someone this long to put DJs and drummers together. It makes sense when you see it on a flyer.
SEASON TO BE NAUGHTY @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB
With the goodwill over and done with, CJC returns with Season to be Naughty featuring the maestro himself, Mohasseb, mixing his pristine progressive house tracks for the night. And who knows, if the night goes well, your stocking might be stuffed with more than just coal. Wink wink.
EUPHORIC CHRISTMAS @ ALCHEMY
Alchemy launches its special Christmas menu to the backdrop of the warming house mixes of Shady Ezz.
SAIGON LOUNGE CHRISTMAS EVENING
How does Ahmed Harfoush do it? How does the man wear a red blazer that looks like a cross between an air stewardess jacket and a circus ringmaster’s coat, and still look good?
O BAR XMAS PARTY
Oh my, O Bar – DJ Carlos AND DJ Feedo? I’ve tried to be good all year, but not even I deserve this.
CHRISTMAS NIGHT @ CAVALLINI
Not sure where to start with this event. Paradise Events and Cavallini have come together to bring you DJs, Groove, Philippe Naguib, Adam Mayer, Asser Mackenzie and Kamal Zarifah, as well as a surprise live performance and sushi.
C'EST NOEL @ TAMARAI
Teaming up once again, Insomnia and Encore present Christmas in true Tamarai style with a salvo of ultra-chic celebrations with music from resident DJ, Lyon Avakian, and guest DJs, Richard R. and Ramy.
DOWN THE CHIMNEY @ AMICI, HELIOPOLIS
Crash Boom Bang means more this Christmas than just the noise Santa makes falling down the chimney - ho, ho, ho, hahaha. The popular local rock troupe will satisfy those rebellious urges at Amici Heliopolis.
PALAIS DE LUX CHRISTMAS PARTY @ ON TOP
Bringing back a touch of class to Cairo's party scene, Palais de Lux organizes a Christmas party at Le Pacha's rooftop club, On Top. Rumor has it that St. Nick himself has RSVP'd and is known to actively partake in drinking games.
LUSCIOUS CHRISTMAS @ BUDDHA BAR