It s that time of the year when Christmas carol melodies seem to haunt you. Whether it s blaring from shopping outlets sound systems or your child who is practicing for her Christmas performance, the carols are infectious. Before you know it, you re humming Jingle Bells as you sit at your office computer.
Though Egypt seems to be joining in the Christmas spirit more each year, with tinsel and cotton hung in shop windows and street peddlers hawking twinkling red felt Christmas caps, there s still nothing like carolers to get you in the holiday mood.
This week, take your family to one of the many concerts around town for a boost of holiday spirit.
Saturday, Dec. 23
St. Mark s Church Choir and Om El Nour OrchestraJW Marriott-Mirage City(free admission)7:30 pm
Neveen AlloubaCairo Opera HouseSmall HallEl Borg Gezira, Cairo, Egypt(02) 739 8144 8 pm
Praise Team (Praise Kids Choral & Santa)Hilton Dream Land (6th of October)(free admission)8 pm
Better Life TeamThe American University in CairoGreek Campus (010) 203 45697 pm
Priere VivanteBasilique Church, Heliopolis7 pm
Sunday, Dec. 24
Les Anges de La Basilique Conrad CairoCorniche El Nil, Cairo (02) 580 80007 to 9 pm
Praise Team Le Meriden Pyramides (Remaya Sq.)(free admission)7 pm
Monday, Dec. 25
El Ressala & the Young PrincessEl-Sawy Culture Center, River Hall(admission LE 10)8 pm