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Festive reverie and winter glee with these December events in Kolkata

Ring in more cheer with paws, ponies, thrill rides and the season’s buys at these Christmas events

Urvashi Bhattacharya | Published 11.12.23, 08:11 PM
Christmas in Kolkata is always a sweet time.

Christmas in Kolkata is always a sweet time.

Amit Datta

At the beginning of December, we sprinkled some holiday magic with a sleigh-full of ‘merry and bright’ events. Now, as the crispness in the air intensifies and the red and green lights around town gleam even brighter, we’re back with more festivities.

(Check out some more events here.)


The Enchanted Garden by F.U.S.S: Shop: Browse and buy 

Step into the open-air allure of winter and adorn your trendiest attire for The Enchanted Garden exhibition, presented by F.U.S.S. This annual two-day extravaganza promises an array of delights with 100+ stalls showcasing brands such as The Watering Can, Siddhant Agrawal Label, Marsyangd, DC, Anurag Gupta and more. Immerse yourself in a shopping spree and explore not only the latest fashion trends but also food stalls and a farmer’s market. The beats of DJ Kunal G, spinning progressive tunes at the console, is sure to elevate the atmosphere further.

Venue: PC Chandra Garden, 144, Arupota, Eastern Metropolitan Bypass

Dates: December 16 and 17, noon to 10pm

Entry: Free

Barbeque and carolling: The Rangers Club

I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus, and now we get to sing along while enjoying some fresh meat.The Rangers Club is set to host their Carol Singing and Barbeque Dinner for an early Christmas celebration. With an endless array of songs to choose from, the night’s menu features delightful offerings such as Cream of Mushroom Soup, Tomato and Watermelon Salad, Grilled Pork Chops, Barbeque Chicken Drumstick, Orange Soufflé, and more. While carolling takes centre stage, local performer Rodney Rodriguez will shine as the star of the night, serenading the audience with Christmas-themed songs.

Venue: Maidan Tent, Outram Road, Opposite Fort William East Gate

Dates: December 16, 6pm onwards

Entry: To register with the club office, (members and their guests only)

Winter Wonderland Carnival: Pooches, ponies and Christmas cheer

Dogs are always delightful companions. Throw horses and Christmas into the mix, and get ready to sleigh, er, slay! Kashika’s Pampered Paws and Calcutta Polo Club have joined forces to organise an event where animal enthusiasts can spend their Christmas Eve connecting with both dogs and horses. That’s right – both! You can bring along your furry companions and relish the festive atmosphere with bakery items, food, photoshoots, horse riding, feeding, and petting. Be sure to indulge in archery and saddle up for some horse riding as well.

Venue: Calcutta Polo Club, 31 Chowringhee Road

Date: December 24, noon to 3pm

Entry: Rs 1,000 per adult. For an extra dash of enjoyment, enjoy horse riding and archery at an additional Rs 700

For tickets: Call 9038043590

Jingle Jungle Fest: Thrill rides at Nicco Park 

The nip in the air makes it a good time to swoosh down waterslides and wander through amusement parks. You know, for that “brrrrr” feeling. Nicco Park has put out an epic Christmas offer that’s hard to resist. They have placed discounts on all of their packages ranging from entry to rides and even meals. Head there for the ultimate winter adventure.

Venue: Nicco Park, HM Block, Sector IV, Bidhannagar

Dates: On till December 31

Entry: On spot or click here

Christmas at Hamleys: A letter to Santa!  

Get into the holiday groove with Hamleys as the toy shop promises to make their customer’s wishes come true. Keeping in tune with the festive spirit Hamleys is helping kids write letters to Santa. Yes, he’s real! All the little tots have to do is write their letter and place it in the letterbox, hang their wish on an ornament and sit back as they watch their wishes come true! The stores are also doing a candy cane hunt where the prize is the candy itself.

Venue: Hamleys, Quest mall

Dates: Ongoing

Entry: Free

Last updated on 11.12.23, 08:15 PM

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