Christmas celebrations begin at Dubai Expo with lighting of Christmas tree

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Visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai witnessed the lighting of a Christmas tree at Al Wasl Plaza on Saturday (December 18), officially kicking off the festive season.

Gathered around the 20-meter-high tree, visitors took photos and watched as Santa and his elves performed a show during the lighting ceremony.

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Transformed into a winter wonderland, the site has been adorned with colorful decorations and will feature children’s events as well.

People gather during the official Expo 2020 Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in Dubai, UAE, on December 18, 2021. (Reuters)
People gather during the official Expo 2020 Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in Dubai, UAE, on December 18, 2021. (Reuters)

The Expo, which has since its launch marked other religious holidays, is expected to mark this year’s Christmas celebrations with eight days of shows.

Read more: Expo 2020 Dubai: Winter wonderland, Alicia Keys part of $20 ‘December Festive Pass’

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