Christmas is a great time to go on tours and explore unique destinations. In Nigeria, there are certain destinations that embody the spirit of Christmas with massive festivities. If you are not sure where to visit this Christmas, here is a list of the top five destinations to consider:
- Lagos, Lagos State.
Welcome to the City of Excellence where entertainment is guaranteed. From the grand Christmas lights on Ajose Adeogun Street, VI to the wide range of concerts happening around the town, you will certainly feel jolly. Visit the beaches like Kuramo waters, the Amusement Parks, the decorated Shopping Malls or the resorts like Omu Resort and have yourself a merry time with tons of other thrill-seeking Nigerians. If you want peace and quiet, you can opt for a private beach resort like La Campagne Tropicana or go to Badagry (Whispering Palms) for an exclusive experience. One thing you can be sure of, there is never a dull moment in Lagos.
- Calabar, Cross River State.
Calabar is known for their Annual street carnivals and epic concerts thrown every December. Celebrities, tour operators and dignitaries, all flock to Calabar to attend the Cross River State Annual Christmas Festival. You can use the opportunity to visit Tinapa resort, Marina resort, The Calabar Creek for boat rides and jet ski or have a city tour to admire the town and the aesthetic designs at major junctions. Make sure you enjoy the hospitality and local delicacies of the friendly Calabar people.
- Obudu, Cross River State
Many people assume Obudu is in Calabar. No, it is not. It is a 6 hours drive from Calabar, and worth it. It has a water park, golf course, cable car and unique artworks dotting the place. So take a walk in the fog on Holy Mountain and bask in the euphoria of being in the clouds. Besides taking pictures by the waterfalls, you can go horseback riding and enjoy the nighttime bonfires. Christmas here is magical, and it’s one for the travel diaries.
- Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
You don’t want to miss the Akwa Ibom Christmas Carol Night concert by the largest assembly of carol singers in the world on Christmas Eve. It is a spectacular performance that brings people from all over the country. Besides the choir, a little city tour won’t hurt. But if you want fine dining in a fantastic location with great service and lodging, Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort is your best bet. There is also a myriad of activities to keep you enthralled.
- Port Harcourt, Rivers State
If you haven’t been to the Garden City, Christmas is a good time to try. Enjoy a picnic at the scenic Port Harcourt Tourist Beach with live entertainment from cultural entertainers. You can also visit Ifoko beach if you want a more quiet atmosphere. The smell of spicy roasted proteins mixed with music, festivals and concerts makes PH great fun.
There are other great places to spend any Christmas holiday in Nigeria. Here’s your chance to share your knowledge with us. What are your top 5 destinations for Christmas and why do they stand out to you?
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