A student, dressed as Santa Claus, distributes sweets during Christmas celebrations at East Point School in Ranchi on Wednesday. Picture by Hardeep Singh
The season of cakes and carols, roasted duck and red wine and games and gifts has something to offer everyone.
So if elders are busy planning Christmas parties with elaborate menu and tipple list, the kids have their own bashes to attend.
As many as three entertainment addresses of Ranchi have lined up fun-filled programmes on December 23 to spread the Yuletide cheer among children. The parties will have a host of games and great grub, not to forget Santas and of course, gifts galore.
Hotel Capitol Hill’s Kids Carnival for children aged between 5 and 15 years will start from 10am and continue till 3pm. “The registration fee is only Rs 200, which will cover food, both breakfast and lunch. Besides, the children will also get gifts and will be able to play one game for free,” said assistant food and beverage manager of Capitol Hill Satish Chandra Mishra.
He added that they were planning to conduct at least four competitions — fancy dress, drawing, dance and quiz — and around 10 games. There will be a Santa Claus distributing gifts.
Not to be left behind, clubs have also come up with entertaining activities for the little ones. At Ranchi Gymkhana Club (RJC), nearly 100 children will be part of the Christmas celebrations on the sprawling lawns on December 23. The festivities will kick off from 4pm. A plethora of fun-filled events like fancy dress, Santa workshop, instant photo shoot and joy rides will keep the children busy.
“There will be 50 kiosks, all manned by children, and eight food counters dishing out pizza, ice cream, chaat et al. A live Santa will roll in on motorbike to shower gifts on the children,” said Subash Jha, administrator of RGC.
Ranchi Club will also host its Christmas bash on December 23 from 3pm. Bobby Kapoor, in-charge of entertainment committee of the Club, said nearly 300 children were expected to attend the party. “We are also planning to rope in a DJ,” Kapoor added.
Meanwhile, Hotel Chanakya BNR, situated along Railway Station Road, will host a Hyderabadi food festival from December 21-30, which coincides with Christmas.
Sudhir Mishra, resident manager of Hotel, said, “We are organising this food festival in view of the festive season. Chef from Hyderabad Kausar Ali will prepare authentic Nawabi delicacies like mouth-watering biryani, succulent kebabs and sweet dishes.”