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Where can I spend my Christmas in Nigeria? Check out the top locations

The Christmas outing, the Boxing Day excitement, the New Year celebration, and many others are exciting events that spice up the last month of the year – December. There are lots of fun places that you can visit to celebrate these events with friends and family that won’t require you to spend much money.

This year’s Christmas can be one to remember, as Christmas comes and goes every season, but this time you can choose to do what you haven’t done before, or visit many exciting places you haven’t seen yet.

You may not be aware of these locations yet, but rest assured that this article covers them all. Check them out below:

1. Olumo Rock Tourist Center

The Olumo Rock is a renowned site in Nigeria, located in the city of Abeokuta, Ogun State. Tourists find this site very attractive. Researchers and students travel to this wonder of nature to feed their eyes and see the enticing aerial view of the city from the top of this prestigious rock.

The Rock has stood since the 1830s during the inter-tribal wars of the Egba people, where it was an advantageous fortress. The locals believe it is a monument of faith, unity, a source of strength, and unfailing protection for them.

Embedded within this great rock are caves about 20 ft long and 25 ft wide. Modern civilization has seen elevators, eateries, and restaurants added to the rock to ease and aid tourists during their stay and tour of this great center of attraction.

2. Obudu Cattle Ranch

The Obudu cattle ranch or mountain resort is another splendid place to spend your Christmas holidays. Its calm and serene environment, numerous pleasant and beautiful mountain areas, and country-side views are captivating beauty and wonder for the human eyes.

The Obudu cattle ranch is an exceptional site blended with both natural and modern environmental features, with evergreen vegetation. Also, it offers an eye-pleasing view of the plains and greenery.

The water park with slides, cable cars, golf course, night club, night-time bonfires, and horseback riding are all features of this spectacular ranch. And accommodation is top tier.

Don’t miss out on taking your family to this catchy place this Christmas. Its natural vegetation and surrounding forest provide a soothing feeling of relief as one can hear birds chirping among the trees.

The ranch is proudly home to the longest cable car in Africa. At approximately about 4km in length, the cable car extends across the vast vegetation, giving a bird’s-eye view of the surrounding mountains and environs.

3. Whispering Palms Resort

As newly married couples, engaged or soon to be married, Whispering Palm Resort is a recommendable place for you and your spouse or partner and family members for this Christmas holiday.

Research shows that honeymooners, lovers, and close relations visit Whispering Palm resort regularly.

Self-parking plus an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and other features like a BBQ, a garden, and a picnic area with an airport shuttle are available. 

You will be very excited by the following: comfortable hotel rooms, beautiful scenery, a mini private zoo, talking parrots, squirrels chasing nuts, classic restaurants, coconut husks, and lovely palm trees situated around the place, enveloping you in that sense of an exceptional Christmas holiday.

Cable TV channels and free toiletries are available in each room of the 28-room, 3-star hotel inside the resort.

Christmas vacations, honeymoons, wedding anniversaries, team bonding, church picnics, and many other events can be held at the Whispering Palm Hotel because it is one of the best, tried, and trusted.

The entrance fee to this splendid resort is 500 and 200 naira for adults and children, respectively. You would be wise to visit with your family, lover, or spouse this Christmas because the fee is relatively affordable.

This resort is at Iworo village, about 30 minutes drive from Agbara and 20 minutes drive from the Badagry roundabout, off the Lagos-Badagry expressway.

4. Tarkwa Bay Beach

Tarkwa Bay beach is a kind of relaxation spot outside the stressful atmosphere of busy Lagos and is very recommendable for holidays and visits with family members.

The beach is near the Lagos harbor. The exciting journey to the beach by boat is one of the fun things you should anticipate.

The Marina, Mekwe Jetty, Tarzan Marine, and Victoria Island are the four popular places where you can get a ferry or speedboat heading towards this amusing bay.

Maximum fun is sure with friends and family during holidays on this bay. The bay is somewhat small-sized and barely visited, so it’ll be a peaceful time for family and friends during the Christmas holidays.

The gate fee is 200 Naira only. Affordable, right? And it is negotiable. The earlier you arrive at the beach, the more fun for me you will have to yourself before sunset.

You should go with food and drinks. To swim at the beach, you should bring clothes to change. Music lovers can come with speakers too, to make the time spent at the beach enjoyable and one to remember.

5. Wonderland Amusement Park and Resort

The Wonderland Amusement Park was built by the former president of Nigeria, Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo, in 2007. The 330,000 square meter park is in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, Abuja.

With its modern facilities, Wonderland amusement park and resort is among the biggest and most equipped.

The amusement park offers many recreational facilities for leisure seekers and tasty international and local cuisines at the well-known Fulani ranch.

The park is one massive place for fun, with various restaurants and shops readily waiting to take your orders, plus a clinic that offers first aid in case of minor incidents. It’s a unique place to see through the Christmas holidays.

It’s suitable for meetings, get-togethers, and spending holidays such as Christmas, family reunions, and what have you.