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Top 3 tips for an al fresco Christmas

When you think of Christmas, you’re probably thinking of snow, reindeers and roasted chestnuts! Christmas in Kenya is obviously a slightly different affair.  By the time December 25th rolls around, families in Kenya are in the midst of a sunny summer, breaking out the sunscreen and heading to outdoors in droves.

The climate lends itself to a different kind of festive celebration! Sitting in a ‘cosy dining room’ isn’t the idea of heaven when the sun is shining outside! So time to head outdoors for an al fresco Christmas! Below are some top tips on how to through the best tropical Christmas.

Make sure you have a covered space outside

Obviously, you want to enjoy the weather, but there is nothing worse than sitting unprotected in the hot sun! This beautiful beach house in Lamu is designed to shelter, whilst providing a memorable setting for a family Christmas.

Prepare for rain and wind!

I know we are saying Christmas bring lovely sunshine, but… you can never be too sure..especially in Nairobi! In this house, the floor to ceiling windows provide the perfect indoor-outdoor flow! Plus imagine how great that fireplace would look covered in Christmas stockings and decorations!

Plan your party around the pool

We all know what kids are like at Christmas! Excitement levels are sky high. Not only do pools provide a beautiful water feature (add floating candles in the evening for a more festive feel) but they are excellent for keeping the kids busy. Pools also have the effect of making the event less formal. Perhaps change up your Christmas meal to include a more of a  “BBQ feel” with salads accompanying the traditional turkey.


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