In Nigeria, as with other parts of the world, the preparations for Christmas often hit the roof on the 24th December. To join in the excitement with pomp and pageantry, Jovago.com, Africa‘s No 1 hotel booking portal shares tips on the things you can do on the day before Xmas.
Do last minute shopping
Many Nigerians have the knack for doing things at the eleventh hour. If you are yet to do your shopping, you still have ample opportunities to visit the mall. However, do not expect to walk in and walk out at the snap if your fingers because the malls will be flooded with other shoppers.
The Lagos shut down party is one of the biggest gigs going down on Christmas eve in the center of excellence. The party will feature A-list artistes and disc jockeys. The event kicks off at 7 pm at Muri Okunola Park, close to Radison Blu Anchorage Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos.
Attend midnight mass
For the religious and spiritually inclined, you can have a tranquil and solemn moment with the most-high at your primary place of worship. Many churches will be open round-the-clock to people who want to have an encounter with their maker. Now you finally get the chance to pray, praise and meet with long lost friends under one roof.
Open a Christmas Gift
Even though the official day designated for opening gifts is boxing day, you can deviate from the norm by peeking in one of the goodie bags you have received on the eve of Christmas. Whichever gifts you want to open, ensure that it is something you can use immediately like a holiday movie, Christmas pajamas or a special ornament.
Propose to your spouse
If you have been looking for the ideal time to propose to your girlfriend, then Christmas Eve is the best time to pop the will ”˜you marry me question‘. The reason to take advantage of this day is because you will stand a better chance of your proposal being accepted in the spirit of Christmas. Do not forget to make it romantic!
Watch the Stage play Hear Word!
Watching a stage play is another pleasant way to usher in Christmas. Hear Word is a theatre production that concoct real experiences of women with social commentary. The play parades actresses like Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Joke Silva, Bimbo Akintola and Deborah Ohiri among other top notch female acts. The play will be staged at Muson centre with two performances on Christmas eve at 2 pm and 7 pm.