WHAT’S ON: Christmas, New Year event calendar
WHAT’S ON: All Christmas & New Year events in Ghana (DATES/TIMES)

WHAT’S ON: All Christmas & New Year events in Ghana (DATES/TIMES)

Scanning through the tall list of events taking place this end of the year season, it's incredible to see a record number of events being produced for this year, even as the COVID-19 pandemic is still here with us!

Many of the events are big crowd pullers and really fun. Unfortunately, in these uncertain times, all these great events are super spreaders too. If you must attend, do keep safe by keeping your mask on at all times. Do frequently step away and catch some air, especially, if the event is indoors


The usual staples are on the list. Aphrochella, Polo Beach Club. But there are a good number of new entries too. Like Wildaland, taking place in the Shai Hills Reserve.

Published inside the flagship Daily Graphic, the Graphic Traveller is produced in collaboration with storytelling and tourism brand, Bentsifi, and covers all the hip events and activities taking place around the country, serving as a compendium on culinary, entertainment, as well as tours.

Over the past two years, the Graphic Traveller has packed some crisp and insightful narratives which highlight current trends in leisure, retail and lifestyle.

Curated by PaJohn Bentsifi Dadson, it serves as a fresh vanguard for the tourism and hospitality industry, and although limited to a page owing to the downsizing of the Daily Graphic during these COVID times, there are plans to increase its number of pages to become the beacon for news and an advertising outlet for the industry. You may, however, visit www.bentsifi.com for more listings, news and tourism information.

Do enjoy the season. We have selected some of the best events happening around town. Note that under Theatre, the Roverman Festival of Plays scripted by the foremost playwright, "Uncle" Ebow Whyte, are cantata style stage presentations packed with humour reflecting contemporary Ghanaian society and lifestyles with music and dance interludes. If you can, do check one out.

Have fun as you participate in all the activities, and also remember to practice safe COVID-19 protocols. Have a good one. See you in the new year.

Fri 24
Till 26. Bronya Apata. Lododo Art Foundation presents Ghanaian storytelling, folksongs, games and many more. 6pm each night. Efua Sutherland Drama Studio, Legon.

Around the World Food & Drinks Festival. 
Enjoy the fastest way to travel the world with your taste bud as your passport and only requirement. An ambitious journey to taste 500 dishes spanning 20 countries. Noon. Polo Court, Airport.

Night Life
Rooftop Party (Bali Hai)
Rooftop experience with endless views of Accra’s night life glory. 11pm. First National Bank, Accra Main Branch.

Cituation All White Party. CitiFM/TV’s annual all white party brings together seasoned media personalities and fans to a showdown for a festive weekend. 8pm. Gazebo View.

Tribvl Jungle Fever.
The jungle calls fans of custom-made thrill rooted in culture. 5pm. The Woodlands, Legon Botanical Gardens.

Glow in the Dark Party.
Get lost in neon lights thrills for the fun from one of Ghana’s plush venues nestled in the heart of Accra. 8pm. Coco Vanilla. AnC Mall

24th Night with Kojo Antwi - 'The Lovers Celebration’
Legendary music maestro, the inimitable Kojo, who has owned 24th night these past 30 years, is here again, at the more intimate venue. 8pm. ‘De Icon’ Event Center.

Samini Xperience Concert. 
Kidi & K. Eugene back 'The Sexy Don Dada' as he turns 40 & unleashes a new era, all put into this "one-to-look-forward-to" show. 8pm. Grand Arena, AICC

High-life and Hip-life serenading King Promise is in charge as only he can. Close up show, 7pm. La palm Royal Beach Hotel.

Music/Live Band
Friday Live Warriors Band Osibisa. 
Enjoy an exclusive night with the warriors live band Osibisa, one of Ghana’s highlife authorities. 8pm. The Gold Coast Hub.

Sat 25
Dear God Comma.
Part of the Roverman Festival of Plays. 4pm & 8pm each day. National Theatre.

Night Life
La Cultura: Accra Edition. All-star DJ line-up with music from the best Ghana and the UK has to offer. 7pm. The Area Bar

Akwaaba Experience. 
Be here to welcome this year’s Christmas with the grandest of merry making in Accra. 10pm. Kruna the Club.


90s Jam Rush. 
All genre inclusive 90’s music experience rooted in the true spirit of the Afro-Caribbean 90’s retro vibes. 8pm. The Gold Coast Hub.

"Sark To the World" with a delicious line up of other chart topping stars joining Sarkodie for his annual watershed delivery. 6pm. Grand Arena

Freedom Concert.
Reserved to showcase 2 of our musical talents, Shatta Wale and Medikal, will give fans every reason to jam this year. 7pm. Accra Sports Stadium.

Music/Live Band
Enjoying the spirit of festiveness at these joints. Be prepared to dance! 8pm.
Zen Gardens
The Gold Coast Hub
All top hotels


Sun 26
Night Life
Bloom Day Party.
With unlimited Bellinis and Mimosas, it's a jam. 2pm. Bloom Bar

Little Havana. Sneak a trip to Aburi for one of the biggest VIP parties in Africa. 8pm. Little Acre Hotel, Aburi

till 27. Wildaland Festival. - Hot Ticket-
48 hours of non-stop jam in the most uncommon place to revel. Welcome to the Wildaland. Shai Forest Reserve

Gold Coast Carnival.
A look back at Ghana’s coming of age with music, featuring highlife, reggae, Afrobeats, rap... with headliners as seasoned as Ambolley and as fresh as Gyakie. 2pm. Wakanda Beach Resort, Kokrobite


A Night of 1028 Laughs and Music. 
Comedy, music & good vibes at Ghana’s biggest comedy festival. 8pm. Grand Arena.

Mon 27
The Comeback.
Part of the Roverman Festival of Plays. 4pm & 8pm each day. National Theatre.

till Jan 2.
December in Ghana – For the Culture(d). 
Enjoy a top-notch travel experience to bring in 2022 with style, culture, music and uniquely Afropolitan hospitality. 7pm. The African Regent Accra.

Taste of Ghana 2.0. 
A splash of local food, music, fashion, culture to engage the diaspora to leverage Its enormous resource potential for Ghana’s development agenda, through entertainment, tourism and culture. 2pm. Forecourt, State House, Accra.

Tue 28
'Caught In The Act'
Part of the Roverman Festival of Plays. 4pm & 8pm each day. National Theatre.

Afrochella Festival. 
Exciting celebration of Africa on a sunny day out showcasing the continent in all it's forms from culture, music, art, fashion and food. Noon. El Wak Stadium.

Wed 29
Republic Spirit Music Fest. A grand stage showdown with Sena Dagadu, Pure Akan, Dark Suburb and other spirited performers from Ghana and around the world! 4pm. Untamed Empire

Ghanaian Artisan Spirit Tasting. Enjoy samples of 4 made in Ghana leading spirit beverages paired with game and kelewele. 7pm. Sai Wine & Champagne Café, Osu.

Kizomba & Salsa Dancecode Tribe
Bring your steps to the dancefloor joining an assembly of Kizomba and Salsa fanatics in Ghana. 7pm. The Gold Coast Hub.

till Jan 8. Best of Plays. Enjoy multiple masterpieces by Latif Abubakar. It features Judas and Delilah, Something Must Kill A Man, and Thank God for Idiots. 4pm and 8pm. GNAT Hall.

R2Bees & Friends.
A grand way to end the year after 3 albums. There will be as much to enjoy from R2Bees as the festive season. 8pm. La Palm Royal Beach

Thur 30
Night Life
Live Band with Kofi Kinaata. Celebrated tongue of reason from the West of Ghana takes the stage to dazzle highlife lovers seeking to close the year on a high note. 8pm. The Gold Coast Hub

DLT @ Bloom. The feeling of the best of Accra merging with the best of London. 3pm. Bloom Bar

Fri 31
Night Life
Splash Pool Party.
A great way to end a long year spending time with fun and loving people from the UK to Ghana. 6pm. The Woods. Accra

Compozers Live in Ghana. An exclusive meet with The Ghanaian born boy band making strides with top artistes in the UK and across the world. 2pm. Polo Beach Club. Labadi Beach.

Sat 1
Devil's Wife
Part of the Roverman Festival of Plays. 4pm & 8pm each day. National Theatre.

-Hot Tickets- Kabfam Legends Night. Start the year in concert, at the ultimate night of mature fun featuring Abrantie Amakye Dede, Daddy Lumba and Kojo Antwi. 7pm. Grand Arena.

Sun 2
Blackmail. Part of the Roverman Festival of Plays. 4pm & 8pm each day. National Theatre.

Mon 3
The Secret Code Of Wives. Part of the Roverman Festival of Plays. 4pm & 8pm each day. National Theatre.

Beyond Accra
These two events present great excitement and have been specially selected for you.

Sat 25
Till 26th. Fancy Groove. ANKOS
A fiesta of a street parade! with masqueraders in fancy dress taking over the town. Everybody is dancing from noon. Takoradi

Sat 1
Winneba Fancy Dress Festival. It's a competition! it's a show! Feast your senses at the annual grand parade of fancy dress troupes dazzle with brass band music as they usher in the New Year. Winneba

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