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Have Yourself a Merry Moroccan Christmas!

Morocco is a Muslim country so Christmas isn’t on the holiday radar. However, there is no reason you can’t bring Moroccan inspiration to your Christmas celebrations! Whether you’re after an Arabian nights feel, a party based on The Office’s Moroccan celebration, or a bohemian Christmas party I’ve put together some great ideas for you.

Moroccan Ornaments

Decorating a Moroccan Christmas tree means you’ll need some beautiful ornaments. You can purchase pre-made ornaments but also seek out individual artisans on sites like Etsy that are making special one-of-a-kind ornaments for your collection. Mix and match lights, stars, and special ornaments for a Moroccan inspired tree.

Gold Mini Lanterns with LED’s

Moroccan Snowflake / Star Ornament

Peacock Color Icicle Ornament

Gold and Glass Camel Ornament

Moroccan Christmas Lights

It’s really not a celebration without the twinkle lights! There are lots of options when it comes to lighting; from electric lights to Moroccan lanterns with candles inside. The question is just what feel you want to have.

LED Battery Operated Globe String Lights

Moroccan Style Candle Lantern

Geometric Gold Tea Light Holder

Moroccan Christmas Mantel Decorations

I am insanely jealous of anyone that has a fireplace with a mantel to decorate! But, if you’re one of the lucky ones you’ll need a few things to deck out your design. Whatever you do make sure you pick up one of these gorgeous stockings made in the style of Moroccan wedding blankets – they’re so gorgeous!

NEST 3 Wick Orange Blossom Scented Candle

Driftwood Nativity Display

Willowtree Stable Animals with Shepherd

Moroccan Style Mini Golden Door

9 Candle Candelabra for Flame or Electric Candles

The Food

You can’t celebrate without having a great meal. Make your Moroccan celebration complete with some of these recipes to make your party extra special.

Disposable Moroccan Inspired Party Plates
Moroccan Holiday Tablecloth

Moroccan Appetizers

[vc_single_image image=”8065″ img_size=”full”]Stuffed Green Queen Olives with Garlic Infused Olive Oil
You can make a batch of these olives to gift and a batch to eat – they’re a favorite; just make sure to use good quality green olives.
Moroccan Orange and Black Olive Salad with Argan Dressing
Winter in Morocco is full of citrus and this salad will add a pop of color and flavor to your Christmas menu.

[vc_single_image image=”12585″ img_size=”full”]Stuffed Medjool Dates
These are SO easy to make and you can stuff them with just about anything you’d like. Make them sweet or savory there’s no wrong answer. Perfect for when you need a last minute appetizer.
[vc_single_image image=”23322″ img_size=”full”]Vegetarian Moroccan Harira
Usually this soup is made during Ramadan but it’s also good for any winter holiday.

Moroccan Cookies

Traditional Christmas cookies are always part of holiday preparations. Mix in some of these Moroccan cookies (or Moroccan biscuits for my British friends), for your party. Keep in mind Moroccan desserts aren’t overly sweet but they do use good quality ingredients, especially honey and nuts. 

[vc_single_image image=”12512″ img_size=”full”]Moroccan Mhncha Cookies {Snake Cookies}
Usually these cookies are made in a much larger form but the smaller version is perfect for holiday parties.
[vc_single_image image=”6810″ img_size=”full”]Gluten Free Lemon, Vanilla, and Almond Ghriba
If you have someone who is gluten free that you need cookies for, try this recipe. Don’t skip any steps and they’ll turn out great.

[vc_single_image image=”11280″ img_size=”full”]Ka’ab Gazelle Recipe and Photo Tutorial
These are THE Moroccan cookie. They’re not easy to make but they’ll certainly make a statement on your holiday table.
[vc_single_image image=”11281″ img_size=”full”]Moroccan Pouch Cookie Recipe and Photo Tutorial
A simpler way to make cookies that taste just like ka’ab gazelle with half the work.

Need More Inspiration?

Throw a Moroccan Christmas Party!

Whether you’re planning a party with your close family or friends or a virtual celebration, my guide includes recipes, printables and party games that will inspire your celebration this year. Check out the Moroccan Christmas party guide!

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Jaime Rodriguez

Tuesday 15th of February 2022

Hello! There:

I was wonderning if you have by chance any nativity set from Morocco, I has has been loking all over internet and I can't find one. Is there any place where I can buy one? I really appreciate your help. Thank You,


Jaime Rodriguez

Jaime Rdz

Tuesday 3rd of May 2022

@Amanda Mouttaki,

thanks for your response. I really appreciate.

Amanda Mouttaki

Friday 18th of February 2022

No I'm afraid I have never seen one. I don't think it's very common.