For years now, looking forward to Detty December in Lagos has kept Nigerian youths grinding hard in the weeks up to the fun month. When it finally comes around, we make the most of the holiday events, offers and packages. Even the right decorations are enough to get you in the Lagos party spirit if you're with the right people.
Looking for the most happening spots in lasgidi this December? Here are seven must-visit locations in Lagos this Christmas:
1. Alice Garden Restaurant
I’ve always thought they had the cutest containers for their boba, and now there are Christmas-themed boba bottles. Their staff were all smiles when we went, merrily pointing out the cutest corners of the place Kam. There are many decorations all year round, but if you look a little closer during this season, you’ll see snowflakes hanging from the ceiling among the blossoms.
Quick visit, staycation or outright vacation, the tour of the incredibly aesthetic hotel is enough to get you to stick around a little longer than you planned. The myriad of colours in the different parts of the space makes the entirety of it worthy of any IG feed theme. Away from the accommodation area is an events space which currently has discounted package offers for the hosts of the most aesthetic events of the season,
3. Lagos Marriott Hotel
This five-star hotel on the mainland steals everyone’s hearts with their very affordable prices. This Christmas, even more discounts and packages give you a luxurious experience for so much less than it’s truly worth. It’s in the middle of the city’s capital: close to the international airport, a museum, and many more happening places.
4. Gaby Lagos
From food packages for family Christmas lunch/dinner to prosecco high tea on boxing day, this Mediterranean restaurant offers different experiences for those who choose to celebrate the festive season with them. Every day for the whole of December, visitors to the restaurant can get a special treat. They'll fill you with cheer and, of course, delicious food like it's a Yuletide compliance quota.
5. Godaif Village
At the cafe/pizzeria area, the menu was known to be incredible, even before the recent additions. There’s a bar, but I’d be sipping cocktails by the pool. The other parts of the village are a flower shop, concept store and workspace, and events are held here sometimes, like the Christmas workshop from the 15th to 25th of December 2022. The event is about learning to make crafts, including teddy bears, and then there are movie nights with mulled wine.
6. Landmark Beach
Over here, they want you to know that everyday is a beach day. Even though the season can be a little chilly in the morning and windy the rest of the day, putting your feet in the water at the shore that has been warmed by the Harmattan sun is one of the best feelings. If that doesn't convince you to pay multiple visits, they’re hosting several activities throughout the month. There are also packages for those who want to host private events on the seaside. Visit their website for events, pricing and more information.
7. Grey Matter Social Space
This location typically hosts terrific experiences, the most recent of which are brunch, prosecco nights and even listening parties. Their well-known Nigerian dishes will be like you never had them before but it nearly made me drool the moment I saw a dish. This month, there will be different events with incredible musical sensations like Tems and Palmwine music.