What: Absolut and Plush present Christmas Eve with Petty Joy, partnered by t2.
When: December 24, 9pm onwards.
What to expect: DJ Petty Joy from Austria will rock the crowd, with DJs Devaa and Rohan for company. With Christmas decor and live food counters, flair bartenders and much more on offer, it’ll be one helluva party! Adding to the mood will be hip hop and commercial music.
Dress code: Funky casual that goes with the Christmas spirit.
Club speak: “A winter evening with great international music, Christmas cheer and the best food and fine wine, it’ll be an ideal way to ring in Christmas with friends,” said Vikram Puri, the owner of Plush.
What: Hindusthan Club, in association with The Telegraph, presents Club Carnival.
When: December 25, 5pm onwards.
What to expect: Christmas trees, games stalls, kids’ corner, fun and music. Treat yourself to pani puri, chaats and chilra as you display your skills at the games counters or watch the kids enjoy magic and puppet shows.
ub speak: “Santa Claus will distribute gifts among the children. We even have rides for them such
as bouncy castle and merry-go-round. Our aim is to ensure that the entire family has a great time,” said Shiv Kumar Lohia, secretary, Hindusthan Club.
What: Outram Club Winter Carnival, in association with The Telegraph.
When: December 24 to December 31, 7.30pm onwards.
What to expect: A week of fun with the likes of Bhoomi, Mir and Bandage, Keka Ghoshal and much more! The ladies will have an exclusive evening, while kids can get creative at the sit-and-draw competition. Bring out your dancing shoes for there’s also a bhangra night in store.
Dress code: Lounge suit for men and smart casual for women.
Club speak: “We have lot of activities through the week, starting from Christmas Eve. There will be magic shows, film shows, drama, music and food — almost everything to make the festive week special,” said Udayan Sen, president of the club.
What: DKS Annual Celebration Week, in association with t2.
When: December 25 to December 31.
What to expect: Each day of the last week of the year will have something for everyone at the club. On December 25, there will be a children’s party at 11am with over 500 kids (till 14 years), followed by a gala Christmas dinner for members from 7pm. December 26 will see Anjan and Neel Dutt making music, while Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali will perform on December 27 and Abhijit Bhattacharya on December 29. New Year’s Eve will host a fashion show featuring city celebs like Paoli Dam (picture right) and Indrani Halder and a DJ night with DJ Sammy taking charge.
Dress code: Dinner jacket and tie.
Club speak: “This event has attracted a lot of attention in the last few years. Our idea is to enjoy as much as we can in this last week since we can’t have many events in the other months because of various coaching activities in the club,” said honorary general secretary Hironmoy Chatterjee.
What: E-RUPTION, partnered by t2, at The Stadel.
When & Where: December 24, 8pm onwards, at Lords Hall.
What to expect: Fashion show, dancers from Moscow, DJs, barbecue and hookah. Dance the night away as DJ Lloyd and DJ Armour from Mumbai and DJ Dharam from Pune spin their hip-shaking mix of music.
Dress code: Western evening wear.
Club speak: “At the fashion show, June will be the show opener and Raima Sen the showstopper. There will also be performances by Olga Lea and troupe from Moscow and Angels from Calcutta,” said Rahul Gandhi, managing director, Rainbow Amusement and Media.
What: Bengal Rowing Club, in association with The Telegraph, presents Around The World with Santa.
When: December 25.
What to expect: From 1pm, there will be a variety of games for the young and young-at-heart and a magic show for kids. Later in the evening, troop in for a multi-cuisine dinner spread and a musical night with DJ Ravi, 7.30pm onwards.
Dress code: Casual.
Club speak: “We are looking forward to an evening of fun and frolic for members and their families. We have come up with some great games which we hope our guests will enjoy,” said Hemal Kampani, chairman, entertainment committee.
Calcutta Swimming Club
What: Calcutta Swimming Club, in association with t2 and Austin Plywood, presents Smirnoff Musical Night featuring Vishal-Shekhar.
When: December 24, 8.30pm onwards.
What to expect: Get ready to rock with Vishal-Shekhar as they belt out their chartbusters from Ra.One, Anjaana Anjaani, Salaam Namaste and much more. The Bolly musicmakers will be performing for the first time at any city club. Taking charge of the console will be DJ Rink from Mumbai. Add to that a lip-smacking buffet and your choice of tipple and it’ll be an affair to remember! Passes available at the club — member: Rs 900, guest: Rs 1,500.
Dress code: Smart casual.
Club speak: “We have come up with the slogan ‘party intelligently’ as we are also trying to spread the message of responsible drinking. We try to host one of the best Christmas Eve parties in town and we are looking forward to a rocking night,” said Ashish Doshi, club president.
What: The Telegraph presents Space Circle Christmas Carnival.
When: December 25, 3pm onwards.
What to expect: Kids will have a swell time with magic shows, games and life-size cartoon characters milling about. The special attraction is dance performances by the kids. A live food court will serve up Calcutta street food hits like chowmein and phuchka, along with Christmas special candies and cakes.
Dress code: Anything that guests and their little ones are comfortable in.
Club speak: “The Christmas Carnival will be fun all the way. Families can come with their kids and enjoy for the whole day. If you want to meet Santa, be here!” said assistant general manager Suman Mukherjee.
What: Princeton Club presents Christmas Eve Party, in association with t2.
When: December 24, 8pm onwards.
What to expect: The evening starts with a fashion show and dance by Shweta. Next, shake a leg as DJ Amit churns out some rocking numbers at the club lounge. To pump up your energy, pick your poison and dig into a gala spread, with a variety of salads and desserts to watch out for.
Dress code: Smart casual.
Club speak: “We hope members and their dear ones enjoy Christmas Eve with our lip-smacking platter and party hard as the DJ spins remixes and item songs and the bartender rustles up some of his best concoctions,” said a spokesperson.
What: Christmas Bash at Ordnance Club, in association with The Telegraph.
When: December 24, from 9pm.
What to expect: The theme is green, red and white and club has been decked out in these colours. Rock ‘’ roll as the Bohemians take the stage for some foot-tapping music, followed by DJ Rahul, who promises to spin the latest Hollywood and Bollywood hits. The dinner spread will include a mix of Italian, Lebanese and Mughlai.
Dress code: Semi-formal. No jeans or tees.
Club speak: “Other than the Christmassy decor, there will be carol singing and we’ll give out prizes for ‘best dressed couple’, ‘most electrifying couple’ and other such categories,” said Seema Bhardwaj, the first lady of the club.