5 Places to visit in Lagos this Christmas

Tis the season to be merry, and as Christmas draws closer the crisp Harmattan weather is setting the stage for the festive mood. 

A lot of people cannot wait for the actual celebration, and the search for sweet spots to visit this year has begun to take the center stage in the minds of many.

Lagos is one of the best places to visit this December with the sheer size of buildings lit up with festive lights and the number of Christmas parties, concerts and shows planned; it is a month guaranteed to be fun.

Here are five places to add to your bucket list to visit with your family this Jolly Season.


This is one of the most renowned Nature Preserves in Lagos state. It boasts of the longest canopy walkway in Africa where nature in the form of trees and wildlife envelopes it in a scenic display.

One of the favourite spots there is the floor Games Family Park. Human-sized chess board pieces are set on black and white boxes which serves as one of the picture landmarks of the center.

Above all, the wetlands harbour a numerous array of wildlife that promises your entire visit would be spent in awe.



If you love Live Performances, this is the spot for you. Bogo as it is popularly referred to is one of the homes for Live Performances of Afrobeat, Jazz, Neosoul, Hip Pop, and even spoken word.

There is a certain kind of beauty a Live Performance holds, and this Christmas has even more for you to feel the atmosphere of creativity.



You can’t miss this display if you are spending your Christmas Eve in Lagos. Ajose Adeogun-Eko Hotel Roundabout on Victoria Island becomes more than a street on Christmas Eve.


Courtesy of Zenith Bank, the entire street is transformed into a fairytale wonderland with thousands of glittering lights forming castles and shapes to light your way into Christmas.

There is no way you can resist the urge to make a picture souvenir with this display of the Christmas Spirit.



One definitive factor of an invigorating outing experience is a Spa or Resort activity, and what better way to enjoy your December than having both experiences combined in one?

At the Clear Essence California Spa & Wellness Resort, we have raised the bar this December with a package tagged ‘Home Run’.

The beauty of this trip is an addition to fun activities for children. Parents can enjoy the jolly season with accommodation for two nights inclusive of extensive spa treats, dinner, fire chats, games, goodie bags, and constant care of their children by minders. This leaves room for couples to create more beautiful memories, and reminisce on happy times together while parents enjoy all these with ample time for themselves. Friends can also air up to enjoy this fun and relaxing event.



This is one of the prides of Lagos Mainland during the festive season. 

Asides from the constructed glowing Christmas Tree towering as high as the three-story building shopping mall itself, it is peppered with a variety of food kiosks and stores that would make you spin round in amazement.

In Tejuosho mall during Christmas, you can taste the Christmas season in the delicacies offered and thrive in the spirit with the glow of lights all around.

So, if you are still thinking of what to do this Christmas, you have a filled day mapped out already with these places. 

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