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To get in the holiday spirit, visit the annual Christmas Charity Festival organised by the International Women of Istanbul (IWI).
The one-day festival offers shopping, children’s entertainment, an international food court, raffles and other activities. Those with children in tow will especially appreciate the carolling and gifts for kids from Father Christmas.
If you want to really immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere, make a dinner reservation at Chalet, a cosy winter retreat at Swissôtel the Bosphorus. It’s the perfect place to cap off a day of holiday merrymaking.