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'Tis the Season

Time Out Accra's, Flo Maats, tracks down the best places to find your Christmas decorations.

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Christmas in Accra essentially starts the 1st of November. The music in supermarkets suddenly becomes more festive, the decor in the shops gets a little bit more sparkly, and come December, it is impossible to miss the Santas and Christmas trees on the corner of every street. Whether you are spending your first ever Christmas in Accra and need to decorate from scratch, or if you are an Accra resident and need a Crimbo decor update, you'll have no trouble tracking down your Christmas theme in Accra.  

Orca
The Christmas spread that greets shoppers at Orca is impressive to say the least, especially for the beginning of November. Trees, reindeers, baubles in every colour, wreaths in every shape and size and an infinite amount of tinsel. We felt Orca definitely offered the widest range of decoration, and immediately got us in the Christmas mood. Get inspired by one of their Christmas tables or intricately decorated trees, Orca has a little bit for everyone.

Melcom
The place to shop for all things Christmas. Melcom has been a firm favourite in Accra for years. Their Christmas decorations allow for a tasteful, fun yet affordable festive season. And with multiple stores all over the country and throughout Accra, there's no excuse not to go a little OTT. But for their widest range of Christmas products, it's definitely all about their main store in Industrial Area or their brand new Achimota store.

Finest Gifts
If you haven't heard of or been to Finest Gifts, you can now thank us. This is your one-stop party shop, located in Dzorwulu, and is every party planner’s dream. Spread over two floors, this maze of glitter, balloons, fancy dress, sparkling lights, wrapping paper and bows, has everything you might ever need for any celebration. And they have not disappointed us this party season. Head upstairs and walk into a sea of Christmas delight (they get more items each week leading up to Christmas). In case you get lost or cannot find what you are looking for (this is rather normal at Finest Gifts) ask one of the friendly staff to help you - they always manage to find exactly what you're looking for.

Game

Although boasting a smaller collection than the above, Game never disappoints on the Christmas front. Updating their collection weekly, their Christmas present wrapping and packaging assortment is always beautiful. This year, they have gone all out with their Christmas trees, offering festive buyers different sizes and fullness of trees, making it feel almost like an actual pine filled Christmas.

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