- Title: Shopping area turns into hub for Christmas festivities in Jordan
- Date: 25th December 2019
- Summary: AMMAN, JORDAN (DECEMBER 20, 2019) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) CHRISTMAS TREE AT HEART OF AMMAN SHOPPING CENTRE, THE BOULEVARD CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS VARIOUS OF PEOPLE GATHERING AT SHOPPING CENTRE VARIOUS OF WOMAN TAKING SELFIE NEXT TO CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS MAN WEARING SANTA CLAUS COSTUME RINGING BELL MAN WEARING SANTA CLAUS COSTUME STANDING WITH MAN AND CHILDREN CHILDREN POSING FOR PICTURE WITH MAN WEARING SANTA CLAUS COSTUME (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) GROUP COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR AT ABDALI BOULEVARD COMPANY, KINAN JARADAT, SAYING: "What distinguish this year's Christmas and Ramadan (celebrations) is that we target Jordanians, Arab and foreign tourists. That's why the number of visitors in the Christmas season reached nearly 500,000 people, which is excellent. The people love to come and visit The Boulevard, and The Boulevard likes to receive the people. We always carry out interesting activities, and we hope that with this number of visitors, people feel happy."
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- Keywords: Chirstmas celebrations Christmas in Jordan Christmas season in Jordan Jordan Society
- Location: AMMAN, JORDAN
- City: AMMAN, JORDAN
- Country: Jordan
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment
- Reuters ID: LVA001BBH3N11
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Santa Claus sliding on a zip line and throwing gifts at visitors is the newest sign of a festive Christmas season in Jordan this year, as thousands flock to a main shopping area in the capital Amman.
At The Boulevard, Jordanians from all ages, cultures and religions converge to enjoy Christmas cheer since the beginning of the month.
Various entertainment activities are designed to regale thousands of visitors this year from across Jordan and beyond, including music performances and local bazaars.
Organisers say that visitors are expected to reach 500,000 by the end of this month, up from 420,000 last year.
(Production: Mohammad al-Ramahi, Muath Freij)
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