Running from December 22 to January 21, Winter at Tantora celebrations feature traditional performances, multimedia immersion, and the harvest of local produce curated to share the stories, sights, sounds and tastes of AlUla.
More than 200 performers and a live orchestra will perform a blend of local and regional musical scores throughout the month-long event. The impressive line-up includes some of the region’s most loved musicians, such as superstar singer Majid al-Mohandis, Saudi favorite Mohammed Abdo, and the renowned Arabic singer Assala.
Al-Mohandis took to the Maraya stage on December 23 to give fans a breathtaking performance featuring some of his all-time hit songs.
“The concept of Winter at Tantora is a wonderful one. Being part of the festival and performing in front of my fans at such an incredible location is something special,” Assala said.
Visitors also can enjoy stunning panoramic views of AlUla’s unique landscape on hot air balloon rides – both tethered and untethered experiences are available for guests to enjoy.
From casual eateries to fine-dining restaurants, food lovers can revel in the arrival of new and big-name restaurant brands, including Marbella’s own Mamzel restaurant and Awna, which has the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hegra as its backdrop.
Eco-gardening also takes center-stage at AlUla’s Winter at Tantora festival. Visitors can sign up for free, interactive workshops that focus on vegetable gardening, plant nurseries, and composting. As part of the sessions, guests will take part in an immersive learning experience that includes a walk around the gardens and the chance to see the diverse selection of animals, including chicken, peacocks, sheep, and goats.
AlUla is an ancient Arabic oasis city located in the Medina province of northwestern Saudi Arabia.