The most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner! From coveted family traditions to magical parades and special dinners with loved ones, it is such a joyous season filled with celebration! And what better way to celebrate this year than with exclusive experiences from around the world with the JG Black Book Collection? Here are a few festive moments and events to experience this holiday season with our partners!
Rio Carnival with Condor Travel: Soak up the sun along the Copacabana beach boardwalk, caipirinha in hand, and find yourself surrounded by samba music and thousands of people dancing and having a blast! It’s Carnival season in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!
Brazil’s most famous festival is a non-stop party, where locals and visitors get to experience the magic, fun and beauty of Brazilian culture. And the spectacle is even more amazing in the Sambadrome, a venue built especially for the Carnival in 1984. Mind-blowing parades, breathtaking costumes, perfectly choreographed samba dances and a feeling of overall joy that is contagious and hard to forget. There’s no doubt that the energy that Rio exudes during its world-famous Carnival is nothing short of electrifying, so be sure to experience it with Condor Travel as your guide!
Winter Wonderland at The Chedi Andermatt: Let yourself be enchanted and indulge in the unique winter atmosphere of The Chedi Andermatt, enjoying unforgettable festive moments in style. This year’s winter highlights include intimate and cozy evenings by the fire with homemade mulled wine, ice skating on The Ice Rink, relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatments, adventurous ski days, and a Gala Dinner complete with a spectacular firework display. This winter, you can enjoy the ultimate winter escape, filled with Alpine adventure and luxury, offering something for everyone.
Christmas at The Stafford London: Nestled in the heart of London’s historic St. James’s and with some of the most glittering Christmas decor, The Stafford London makes the ideal location for a magical Christmas. To celebrate the December holidays in style, The Stafford London offers a special Festive Package, which includes a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate on arrival, a truly British Afternoon Tea with a December twist, and a decadent full English breakfast daily. Enjoy your very own Christmas tree in your room for the ultimate Christmas feel!
Oman National Day with The Chedi Muscat: On November 18th, 1970 Oman became independent from Portugal, making Oman the oldest independent state in the Arab world. Every year Omanis celebrate this day as their National Day, making it their biggest festival after Eid. Oman National Day is celebrated with parades, fireworks, camel races, equestrian shows and a marine festival. The day after Oman National Day, November 19th, also happens to be a public holiday as it marks the birthday of the Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said al Said! So be sure to visit Muscat, Oman this holiday season with a stay at The Chedi Muscat. Your time spent in Oman will be filled with festivities during this wonderful time of year!
Festive Moments on Spice Island with Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar: Explore the hidden secrets of the island or relax in the infinity pool watching the dhows head out to sea with a gentle breeze in their sail during your stay at Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar. Individual tables will be beautifully set up in a secret place where you will be able to make a wish as you watch the stars glimmer into life creating natural Christmas lights that twinkle above. Celebrate with a Kir Royal with a Christmas Twist cocktail before your butler escorts you to your table, where you will enjoy a 5-course Christmas feast of gammon, turkey, seafood, and additional side dishes prepared by Chef Lucas. What is Christmas without a gift, the final gesture from the Kilindi team to complete your day.
Christmas & New Year’s Festivities with The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah: Enjoy festive celebrations in true Balinese style! The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah invites you to experience a wonderful array of festive programs with tantalizing gastronomic offerings. From a delectable Christmas Eve dinner to an explosive New Year’s Eve dinner, Executive Chef Dean Nor and his culinary team will showcase an array of local and western delicacies to bid farewell the old and welcome the new year at their scenic restaurant overlooking the rice paddies.
Galungan Festival with The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah: Galungan is celebrated throughout Bali to commemorate the triumph of Dharma over Adharma, or the good against evil, light over darkness and hope over despair. This festival occurs twice a year in the 210-day cycle of the Balinese calendar and marks the time when the spirits of the ancestors to visit the earth and return to their family members. During this time, you will find tall and vibrant colored bamboo poles called ‘penjor’ in villages, decorated with fruit, coconut leaves and flowers, set up at each local house along with small bamboo altars with offerings for the spirits.
Imagine strolling in the serene neighborhood of Tengkulak Kaja, Ubud where The Chedi Club estate is located. The streets will be filled with these decorations and offer endless views of vibrant penjors while Balinese men and women parade in their colorful traditional costumes. This is a moment not to be missed and totally Instagram-worthy so be sure to book your next stay at The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah during the Galungan Festival!