All you need to know about the 31 days fun filled celebration hosted by Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
By Emmanuel Godwin
It is no more news that all is set to entertain fun seeking Akwa Ibomites who will be in the state during this year’s Christmas season.
The Honorable Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Akwa Ibom State Rt Hon Orman Esin has revealed that the state will wear a new look as the citizens will smell the sweet aroma of Christmas this year with lot of events scheduled to hold in the state form 1st December 2019 – 1st January, 2020.
The Ibom Unity Park located at Udo Udoma Avenue is venue for the Christmas Village. The well lighted Unity Park with one of the biggest stage and quality sound system will be used as venue for shows from the 1st Dec 2019 – 1st January 2020. Various entertainers within and outside the state have been scheduled to entertain the fun loving Akwa Ibomites who shall be seated in various outlets owned by vendors at the Unity park. There shall be an art exhibition at the famous Ibibio museum located at the same venue.
Also on the list of events, is the yearly Akwa Ibom Christmas Carol Festival on the 20th December, 2019 at Ibom Hall by 4pm. The Carol Festival shall play host to thousands of worshippers who shall be joined by both indigenous and international worship leaders to herald the state into the Christmas.
The Commissioner has also hinted that there shall be a float on the 25th of December from 4pm. The parade shall feature five different Bands namely Grace Band, Divine Band, Praise Band, Glory Band and Victory Band respectively. The various bands are to tell the story of Christmas, highlighting the birth of Christ as a gift to humanity. The Nsikak Eduok Four lanes is venue for the parades with various adjudication points on the walk ways. The four lanes shall be well decorated with Christmas colours to bring out the ambiance of the season.
There shall also be Ibeno beach party at the prestigious Ibeno beach on the 26th December, 2019.
The children shall not be left behind as they shall take their turn on the 27th of December 2019 with Her Excellency Deconess Martha Udom Emmanuel, wife of Akwa Ibom State Governor as the host.
29th December according to the Honourable Commissioner shall be date for Ibom All White Pool Party at Ibom Hotels and Golf Resort by 6pm. The event shall feature live performances, Comedy, Price for best costumes, etc.
The Ibom Christmas Celebrations 2019 is geared towards giving Akwa Ibomites and Tourist a beautiful timeout with their families and friends during this years Christmas Season.
Mr Esin has also hinted that all security apparatus in the state have been scheduled to be on ground to provide adequate security to the people during the period.
You can make hotel reservations now to avoid being stranded or being told of the celebrations.
For more information, visit www.ibomchristmascelebration.ng