The true essence of Christmas celebrations lies in a few traditions like Christmas carols, the beautiful eve party, colorful decorations and lovely gifts. MetroMela discovers a few places in Bangalore that can make your Christmas celebrations merrier.
Christmas party and decorations
For some exclusive party decors for your theme parties this Christmas, visit Party Mania in Frazer Town, Bangalore. It’s a specialty shop for party accessories and has currently stocked various models of artificial Christmas trees and tree decorations like lights, bells, mini stockings, Santa’s cap and gift boxes among other tree hangings. Tree toppers like stars and angels are also available in multiple colors and designs. More Christmas decoration items available here include wreaths, candy canes, garlands, bell clusters, LED Christmas lights and so on. You may also get nativity figurines of Jesus, Mary, child Christ, shepherds, angels, three kings and mangers at Party Mania. Perfect way to throw a Christmas theme party this Christmas Eve!
When you organize a party, you cannot ignore thinking about that perfect party dress. Make a trip to this designer boutique for little girls in Richmond Town, Bangalore, called Magic Threads. Their Christmas collection is out and features dresses in a wide variety of fabrics like satin, tissue, silk and organza. Their smocked dresses are sure to capture the Christmas spirit for your little princess. Besides, Magic Threads has stocked trendy varieties of Christmas ornaments that would add zing to the Christmas decoration inside homes.
And the young ladies out there, rush to Pantaloons. Their latest party wear collection is out on shelves and features a wide range of dresses, tops, skirts and more. These come with fine embellishments apt for Christmas parties. Ethnic party wear like kurtis are also available for the discerning.
Men can go for embroidered shirts, jackets and suits for Christmas Eve. Two button suits are quite in vogue this season for men, which you can get at Park Avenue store in Indiranagar, Bangalore. The store has unveiled a new stock especially for the holiday and party season. They have slim fit jackets, slim fit suits with sharp cuts and woolen suits with extra sheen that can be good options for a cool Christmas Eve in Bangalore.
Christmas celebrations are incomplete without goodies and cakes. While you might know about a lot of cake shops selling scrumptious Christmas cakes this season, MetroMela discovers French Loaf, a bakery joint on Church Street, Bangalore, which is known for its fresh bakes. And to add to its wide menu of pastries, they are offering plum cakes and special Christmas goodies hampers just for this festive season. We also recommend that you visit the ongoing Nilgiri’s 35th Annual Cake Show at St. Joseph’s Indian High School grounds on Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore. There are displays of 20 feet high Taj Mahal, warship and other alluring models in cake. You can fill some lucky draw coupons and the winner will be given 10 kg of plum cakes for free. The event happens daily from 11 AM to 9 PM and is on till 28th December. Entry fee is Rs. 40 per person.
Can Christmas be celebrated without carols? Be it 'Silent Night' or 'We three kings', carols enthuse the spirit of Christmas. MetroMela discovers this place in Bangalore where you can be trained to be a part of church concerts during Christmas celebrations. Christ Music Academy on Banaswadi Main Road teaches church music to anyone from 4 to 70 years of age. Their basic lesson may last for two hours or you may go for longer lessons depending on your grasping power. The minimum fee is Rs. 200 for two hours. So sing along your favorite carol this Christmas.
By Sanskrity Sinha