Don’t always believe New Delhi's reputation for boorish origins and way of life! There is quite a lot of the fun quotient when it comes to festivities and merriment. And with Christmas, it sort of multiplies.
The city is pulsating with festive excitement and that shows in the number of Christmas events being planned for one and all across the city. From special festive workshops and concerts taking place in different parts of Delhi-NCR, from online video chats with Santa Claus to designing professional Christmas structures, from grand carnivals to a gingerbread house decoration competition, the city seems to have incorporated one and all. Beating the wintry weather, Delhiites are all set to join the Santa cavalcade and indulge in the true spirit of Christmas!
At Ambience, this year’s Christmas theme is a little unique. Portraying an embodiment in gifts of the Magi which the three wise men bought for baby Jesus, the concept highlights the joy that one feels while gifting or giving away wishes to near and dear ones. With a huge Christmas tree welcoming you right when you enter the mall, there is also a provision for a winged angel photo-op for all in order to give you an experience of becoming a Christmas angel.
Arjun Singh Gehlot, director of Ambience Group says, “From Carols to Santa on Vespa with gifts for kids, from Dubai’s bumper draw to gift hampers for shoppers, they have it all! For the kids, there are a number of Christmas theme-based craft activities like lucky draws, Spin the Wheel contest and Feed the Santa.”
Christmas celebrations for Eros Hotel started last week with the special festive decorations at the hotel and the Christmas Shop selling delectable goodies including Stollen, X-Mas Pudding and Yule Logs along with Mince Pies and special X-Mas cookies. Though for most Christmas and New Year is synonymous with partying, Eros has also witnessed guests clinging to family values and cherishing togetherness in the days leading to the closure of the year.
Suprabhath Roy, executive chef at Eros says, “At Christmas and New Year, we pull out all stops to provide the best in food and beverage the hotel has to offer to our guests. From sourcing the turkey from the United States to providing the best of seafood and meats available, the festive offerings at the hotel are amongst the best in the city.”
DLF Promenade has been hosting events and activities for patrons of all ages to celebrate the joyful festival. Tiny tots can learn how to be Santa’s elves by learning how to gift wrap, make greeting cards and can also be a part of the workshop by Foodhall at Kiddyland where they can learn to make homemade treats like muffins, cupcakes, cookies and sandwiches.
There are also exciting offers, goodies and weekly draws for shoppers. Besides this Christmas jamboree, there is also an element of tenderness and concern for the poor and the needy who are unable to attend the merriment with sheer fun and fuss. This time, in order to make Christmas more meaningful, DLF Promenade has tied up with an NGO that does social events every month on a particular issue.
At Le Meridien, singers singing Christmas carols is a delightful experience. For children, the Santa, who will arrive in a special vehicle, will distribute gifts and hold an array of games at the hotel’s tennis court.
At Hyatt Regency, Gurgaon, the chefs are working very hard to present specially crafted Christmas menu featuring global tastes and handpicked ingredients for the customers. It’s just not another meal but an extravaganza prepared with love and garnished with traditions and definitely one feast you cannot afford to miss.