The festive season of Christmas in Nigeria comes with different meanings to different people. While for others, it is the season to relax and enjoy being alone after a year’s work.
However, for some, a Christmas holiday is a great way to relax, explore, wine and dine and enjoy the music they love. Also, what if you have too many Christmas options that you’re trying to simplify? I’ll help you find out what’s coming!
So, there are hundreds of places in Nigeria that will suit all your Christmas/New Year vacation needs. Although, the places to visit for Christmas and things to do there are mentioned below:
Things to do for Christmas
There are unforgettable experiences to be had at Christmas, some mentioned here include;
Hanging out with family and friends
Spending time with your loved ones is the most important thing during the Christmas season. It’s a great time to display and appreciate champagne bottles and soup bowls or birthday plates.
Time to rest or rest
Individually or as a group, you can plan some alone time for Christmas and take a break from long work and stress. Relax, unwind, enjoy and explore your thoughts in a peaceful atmosphere.
Family picnics offer a chance to get away from home and enjoy a different atmosphere. So, it’s a great way to play games, share stories, connect with each other and eat a little bit of scraps.
Hiking and other dangerous journeys
Mountain and nature lovers also have plenty to experience during Christmas. If possible in different places in Nigeria where you can hike and look for wildlife and natural habitats.
For lovebirds, spending quality time together with a little touch works best at Christmas. It is the season of love, life and happiness so a destination that offers such happiness can be considered.
In addition, you can create happy moments for yourself and organize your plan to enjoy this Christmas.
10 Best Places to Visit in Nigeria for Christmas
Omu Resorts, Lagos
Omu Resort on the Lagos Islands is a place that hosts a variety of activities and wildlife. Also, it is a great place to ride horses and participate in various fun water sports.
Also, Omu Resorts is open at different times of the year and is a place for the whole family. In addition, December is a great time to celebrate, play sports, spend time with friends and family and enjoy nature.
The list of things to do at Omu Resorts this Christmas includes;
- A trip to the zoo
- Take pictures
- Boating, kayaking and jet skiing
- Small parties
Port Harcourt Tourist Beach
Port Harcourt Tourist Beach in the Itodo area of Port Harcourt is popular with residents and tourists alike for its white sand and unique waves. The beach was built in 1988 and receives thousands of people for different sports every day.
The traditional life on the beach is amazing and can provide a beautiful place for Christmas gatherings, sports and entertainment. When you arrive, you will see sculptures depicting the town’s history. Also, there are locally produced foods and drinks to satisfy your taste buds and keep you hydrated.
Events at Port Harcourt Tourist Beach
- A boat ride
- Sports activities such as throwing beach balls, volleyball, and soccer
- Music videos and theater
- Swimming is swimming
- Horse riding around the beach
- Eating and benefiting from local food
Tinapa Resort, Calabar
Tinapa resort is located in Cross River State, one of the best cities in southern Nigeria. Also, it is a great place to visit culture in a well-developed city.
There are shops on the main streets where you can buy your household and family items. In addition, the stadium has a sports center, a movie theater and a children’s playground.
The highlight of visiting Tinapa during Christmas is the street festivals, one of Calabar’s traditional traditions. The events are usually colorful and full of diverse people from all over the world.
Things to do at Tinapa Resorts this Christmas
- Explore the biodiversity of Cross River state
- Enjoy cultural activities and events
- Go to the store
- Family picnics
- The group is chatting
Kajuru Castle, Kaduna
Built 40 years ago, Kajuru Castle in Kaduna State exudes true royalty. This can be seen from the palace with large spaces, houses and cabins.
First of all, Kajuru’s house is open to the public to walk around, but there is a part where you need to be private. In addition, the Kajuru palace has a limited number of people to stay there for a short period of time.
Although, this house is designed royally, however, there is a friendly and luxurious atmosphere in this house. Large dining areas and romantic rooftops are also available at Kajuru castle.
Activities at Kajuru castle this Christmas
In addition, there are many things you can experience at Kajuru castle which are:
- Romantic getaways
- A group or families of refugees
- Occupancy of living quarters
- Take good pictures
Jos Wildlife Park
As a natural habitat, Jos wildlife park located in Plateau state has many species of wild animals and trees. However, it is still a good place for Christmas in Northern Nigeria.
It is a man-made place that draws for eco-tourism and relaxation. Although the park has been around for a long time and serves as a popular destination for young and old alike.
So, Christmas can come in a different way by adding a visit to Jos wildlife park to your travel list. Here, you will find pine trees, short grass, trees, protected species of buffalo, python, ostrich and more.
Additional things to do at Jos Wildlife Park this Christmas:
- Walking around the park
- Take pictures
- Discover new species of wild animals
- Check out local attractions
Millennium Park, Abuja
The 32-hectare Millennium Park in FCT, Abuja is ideal for entertainment, picnics, Christmas gatherings and playgrounds for children. Although, this does not stop the adults because there are different places of entertainment and musical performances in the park during the festival.
The park has existed for many years and is properly planned to fulfill the ideas that were created. These include well-mown lawns, good landscaping, a sitting area and a children’s play area.
Also, there are nearby tourist attractions that you can visit such as the National Zoo, Abuja, BMT gardens, Zuma Rock and so on. These are the perfect additions to your Christmas space.
Things to do in Millennium Park, Abuja
- Discover nature (trees, sea)
- Involve children in the fun part of playtime
- Group or Family gatherings and picnics
- Check out the nearest location
Abraka Turf and Country Club, Delta
Abraka Turf is a country club in Abraka, Delta State Nigeria and a place of Christmas entertainment. This is because it provides a comfortable place to sleep and relax in a protected environment.
Also, the club has a large river, the Ethiopian river where private fishing takes place. In addition, the Abraka country club has large guest rooms, restaurants, internet bars, and more.
However, one of the most enjoyable aspects of this Christmas season is the romance, relaxation, fun and good nature of it.
Things to do at Abraka Turf and Country Club this Christmas
- Water sports such as swimming, playing football
- Boating, kayaking
- Horse riding
- Family picnics
- Back groups
- Playing golf, running
Rojenny Tourist Village
At the heart of Oba, Owerri-Onitsha Expressway, Anambra-State is a popular holiday destination known as Rojenny village.
Also, what is interesting is that in this village there are various things that people enjoy and there are happy sayings of adults and children.
First of all, Rojenny village is located in a remote area and is a beautiful place where hundreds of visitors are welcomed and touched by the vibe and culture of Africa.
Also, there is a zoo, where you can find terrestrial and marine animals such as turtles, crocodiles, monkeys, lions and more. In addition, the details of your destination will allow you to have a wonderful Christmas, this includes;
- a museum
- a large stadium
- a garden of pleasure
- tennis court
- An Olympic-sized swimming pool
In addition, there are also restaurants and lodgings that have all the possibilities for a wonderful Christmas holiday.
Olumo Rock, Abeokuta
What is Christmas without a touch of travel, hiking and heritage? All of these are great for visiting Olumo Rock as a three-and-a-half-in-one package is available.
Olumo Rock in Abeokuta which is the capital of Ogun State is a family friendly place to visit this Christmas. In addition, it has a cultural history linked to the Egba people.
These people believed that they hid in the caves under the rock and believed that God protected them from their enemies because of the war in those ancient villages.
As well as being a historical site that has been around for many years, Abeokuta offers an opportunity to shop for traditional and handicraft products. These include traditional tie and dye (adire), Kampala, woven baskets, beads, aso oke and more.
Activities at Olumo Rock this Christmas
- Make memories with photos
- Eat at a local restaurant
- Finding culture
- Visit nearby markets and attractions
Ikogosi Hot Spring Resorts, Ekiti
Ikogosi hot springs is a hot spring resort located in the southwest of Nigeria. It is unique in its presence and is a wonderful Christmas tourist attraction.
Also, Ikogosi is known for its combination of hot and cold water that does not interfere with the amazing human properties. The place is also rich in biodiversity, rocks, tranquility and culture.
However, it is a great place to relax and enjoy this Christmas.
Visiting places in Nigeria during Christmas or any other holiday season can mean a lot of people, which is a crowded place.
However, the fun is in meeting new people and having fun with friends and family. Although, the desire for privacy can be achieved to some extent by booking a private meeting place in advance.
I wish you a Merry Christmas filled with love.
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