The temperatures outside are dropping, so now’s the perfect time to warm yourself up from the inside. Fill your belly and soothe your soul this week with lots of delicious, hearty eats and quality time with loved ones. Isn’t that what the holidays are all about? Getting plump and embarrassingly festive while your friends and family look on?

And, of course, there’s still plenty of time to soak up the Christmas cheer: don’t forget to check out our holiday guide again this week for fun, festive activities and inspiration!

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Christmas Lunch @Il Pizzaiolo

Sunday, December 25th at 12:30 p.m.

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Christmas is only a week away, and if you need a great idea for Christmas lunch that the whole family will love, look no further than Il Pizzaiolo! Head to the restaurant’s Abdoun branch on Christmas Day to enjoy a massive selection of incredible Italian fare, including freshly cooked risotto, pasta, pizza, and even turkey with all the fixings! There will also be a delicious, diverse salad and antipasti bar and a tasty Christmas dessert station. Plus, the kids will get a special Christmas surprise. We can’t think of a more delicious way to celebrate the holidays!

For reservations, call 079 51 31 046.

Price: 28 JD++ (Adults), 14 JD++ (Children 6 and up), Free for children under 6

Family Friday @Pie Crust

Friday, December 23rd at 10:00 a.m.

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Make your way to Pie Crust for a Friday breakfast that’s perfect for the entire family! Devour a delicious meal while the kids enjoy fun activities, gifts, and a visit from Santa!

‘Twas the Night before Christmas @Amman Rotana Hotel

Saturday, December 24th at 7:00 p.m.

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‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring… because the whole family was living it up at Amman Rotana Hotel! Grab your loved ones and take them to Amman Rotana Hotel on Christmas eve, for a delightful night of food and festivities. You can choose to enjoy Italian favorites at Gusto, prepared by the incredible Chef Marco, or you can head over to Rodeo Grill for a special festive menu featuring prime aged beef, delicious roasts, and more.

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Kids Arabic Storytelling @Readers (7th Circle)

Sunday, December 18th at 5:00 p.m.

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It’s story time! Grab the children and make your way to Readers’ Seventh Circle location for a fun, interactive storytelling session. The kids will love this delightful Christmas tale, told in Arabic. To register, call (06) 582 8488.

Kids Christmas Dancing Session @Hamleys (Abdali Mall)

Monday, December 19th at 5:00 p.m.

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The holidays are always an exciting time for the young ones, and with all the sweets and goodies they get during this time of year, they may need to burn off some extra energy! Head down to Hamleys’ Abdali Mall branch on Monday for a Christmas-themed dancing session. Let the kids let loose for a while at this fun, high-energy event! To sign up, call (06) 551 1332.

Cooking with Cozmo: Kids Edition @Cozmo (TAJ Lifestyle)

Tuesday, December 20th at 5:00 p.m.

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It’s never too early to help your children develop a love for cooking! On Tuesday, make your way to Kidzmo at Cozmo’s TAJ Lifestyle branch of a delightful, hands-on cooking session that the young ones will absolutely love! Hurry up and book a spot for your kids by calling (06) 592 7820.

Little Chefs @Trattoria

Friday, December 23rd at 1:00 p.m.

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Let your little ones explore their culinary creativity and embrace their inner chefs at Trattoria on Friday. They’ll get to enjoy plenty of tasty, hands-on fun as they make their own homemade pizzas! To learn more, call 079 906 3601.

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“A King in New York” @Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation

Tuesday, December 20th at 6:30 p.m.

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As usual, the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation is showing another wonderful classic film this week. Make your way down there on Tuesday to watch the 1957 movie, “A King in New York,” about a recently deposed European monarch who settles in New York City, only to become an accidental TV celebrity, among other hijinks. This is an adults-only evening, so leave the kids at home.

A Movie Night Under the Stars: The Addams Family @Subshop

Thursday, December 22nd at 7:00 p.m.

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Think your family’s weird and out-there? You’ve got nothing on the Addams family! Spend an evening with this creepy, kooky, and delightfully macabre family at Subshop’s Movie Night Under the Stars on Thursday.

Price: 5 JD (including popcorn and drink)

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Tariq Harb in Amman @Al Hussein Cultural Center

Sunday, December 18th at 6:30 p.m.

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Treat your ears to the enchanting sounds of classical guitar, performed by the legendary Tariq Harb, who has performed in some of the most renowned and majestic concert halls in the world. Hurry up and get your tickets from Zara Expo or Turtle Green Tea Bar!

Price: 20 JD (Class A), 10 JD (Class B), 5 JD (Students, Balcony)

[Disko’tek’] presents ATISH @Canvas

Thursday, December 22nd at 9:30 p.m.

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Talk about a soul-warming experience! Don’t miss Atish’s first-ever performance in Jordan, where he’ll be spinning deep, emotive, and ecstatic beats all night. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy a great supporting line-up of some of Jordan’s finest DJs: AmRay, Fair Play, and Kitchen Crowd. Reservations are mandatory, so send your guest list to diskotekofficial@gmail.com.

Price: 15 JD

Christmas with Harget Kart @Kegs – House of Ale

Friday, December 23rd at 9:00 p.m.

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Live it up this weekend with one of your favorite local acts, Harget Kart! They’ll be playing a festive gig at Kegs on Friday night, so head on down and enjoy an original musical blend of East and West, performed by one of Jordan’s most beloved bands. 

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Desert Force 25 @King Hussein Sports City

Monday, December 19th at 6:00 p.m.

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If you’re a diehard MMA fan, there’s no doubt you’ve already heard about the next Desert Force MMA Championship. But if you somehow didn’t get the news, you’d better make your way over to Sports City on Monday evening for the event of the season. Cheer on your favorite Jordanian MMA fighters, like the great Yazan Janeb, as they square off against some fierce international competitors. Get your tickets at the door, or at any Buffalo Wings & Rings location.

Price: 10 JD

We hope your week is full of fun and flavor, Tipsters!

Lemur Love,

The Tip n’ Tag Team