Soaking in the spirit of Yuletide, from today begins the 18-day-long Kolkata Christmas Festival. This year it is going to be bigger and brighter, with some exciting new features.
The special feature this year will be a two-hour-long Christmas parade on December 20 at Park Street from 10 am. Various schools are being invited to take part in the parade.
The Christmas theme lights will extend from St Paul's Cathedral to Park Street to right down to Mullick Bazaar.
There will be live music performed by popular city bands playing Western music and Christmas music at Allen Garden. Special choir performances will be held during the first few days.
And if you think of Christmas, you have to think of food too. As many as 40 food stalls will be set up all along Park Street to serve delicacies from various communities. Stalls will also sell Christmas cakes, decorations and other Christmas goodies. Some of the stalls will be run by charitable institutions.
So be ready to immerse yourselves in all the fun and frolic. Merry Christmas to all!
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