Annual market will feature celeb chef demos and workshops. Annual market will feature celeb chef demos and workshops.

The annual Dubai Christmas Festival will be held from December 6-8 at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre.

The three-day outdoor festival, organised by Turret Middle East, will feature festive food and drink, shopping, live entertainment and of course a Santa’s Grotto.

The Crate and Barrel Festive Workshop will showcase a number of how-to sessions which include the perfect table setting, gift wrapping and displaying festive kitchen equipment.

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Renowned chefs including Table 9’s Scott Price and Nick Alvis demonstrate how to create festive fare at the Choithrams Cookery Theatre.

Children can enjoy the Favourite Things Winter Wonderland which features Christmas focused arts and crafts, Santa’s Grotto and bouncy castle while the food offering will be supplied by The Lime Tree Cafe and Kitchen, Sumo Sushi and Nandos to name a few.

The festival will open from 3pm on Thursday 6 December and closes at 10pm on Saturday 8 December.