Christmas is almost here! You can feel it in the air, literally. With the temperature dropping and the days becoming shorter, the anticipation of Christmas has begun. And over the weekend, the folks at Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru ignited the festive season with splendor and elegance. They hosted their annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at the Lobby Lounge with great joy and cheer. The General Manager illuminated the 23-foot tall Christmas Tree that evoked nostalgic memories for guests and employees alike.
Adding to the festive spirit were the christmas carolers who burst into songs as the tree dazzled with lights and spread warmth and love. The lighting up of the tree was preceeded by a christmas themed party that left the guests with high spirits and big smiles. In house guests and other city luminaries including Pavithra Halkatti, Waseem Khan, Aslam Gafoor, Shalini Chopra and Wanitha Ashok to name a few were also there, enjoying the festive cheer and celebrating this occassion.
To celebrate the Christmas season, guests were presented with a range of Christmas cocktails, and mulled wines to sip on. To entice their taste buds, there was a range of delectable food including Sloked Turkey, Wild Berries Quiche, Savory Bacon, Chive Muffins, Whole Wheat Avocado, Paprika Wrap, Salsa Picante, Honey Glazed Pumpin Tarts with Goat Cheese, and Forest Mushroon Filo. That’s not all. To add to the celebratory spirit, there will be live entertainment and music on all days of the celebrations.
Furthermore, shopaholics and foodies, here’s some great news for you. This event also saw Shanri-La Hotel, Bengaluru set up their first Christmas Market, which will be in full swing till the 25th of December, at the hotel. Historically, the Christmas Market, is associated with the celebration of Christmas during the four weeks of Advent and is a celebrated affair in Germany, Austria, South Tyrol, and the eastern French region ofAlsace, Lorraine, and Savoy. So how about soaking up some culture while you indulge in great food andsome Christmas shopping?
Situated at B-Cafe alfresco, the Christmas Market will be an exciting affair with several interesting stalls. Head over and be fascinated by various kinds of specially handcrafted festive goodies, Christmas cakes, Champagne gift hampers, smoked salmon, bite sized confection hampers, woolens, and jewellery to name a few.
The Festival of Joy and Giving
Christmas is the season of giving and of love. To fulfil this, throughout the event, Shangri-La hotel, Bengaluru, aims to bring joy and hppiness in the lives of 75 underpreviliged children residing at the Angeles Orphanage & Cheshire Homes in Bengaluru. The hotel encourages guests to fulfill their wishes expressed on the wish tree. Once these gifts are procured, they will be delivered to the Children.
“We were very excited to put together an event that embraces the global festive spirit. Bengaluru is a culturally rich city with people from different countries settled here which further enhances the celebratory mood. We were happy to see guests from various walks of life come and enjoy the celebrations at the same time generously contribute to our community fundraiser. We look forward to delighting our guest again next year.” said Andreas Streiber, General Manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru.