Christmas is a time of giving, family, food, music, and festivities all of which were on display at Shangri-La’s tree-lighting ceremony on Sunday. The 23-foot tree was brought to life with lights and 52 wishes from children residing at Angels Orphanage in Bangalore.
Wish Making Delight
Last year the hotel raised INR 80,000 that was used for fulfilling wishes of children from Angel’s orphanage This year too, the aim was to bring lots of joy and happiness in the lives of these children with support from guests to fulfil their small wishes expressed on the wish tree. The hotel will take the children’s to buy their wishes on a day excursion. Adding up to the festive fervour, the hotel will be helping the Angels Orphanage by refurbishing their kitchen and pantry and making 2018 a memorable year for them all.
Attended by Bengaluru’s social elite, the lighting up of the tree was preceded by a cocktail party which included Christmas cocktails, mulled wines and delectable festive food like smoked turkey and wild berries puff, double cooked Pork Belly and fresh cucumber skewer with Vietnamese caramel sauce, filo baked figs with goat cheese and pickled onion, broken wheat falafel with yoghurt and mint gel, raspberry curd meringue tart, mini stolen cake, chocolate hazelnut dredge and macaroons. A life-size Ginger Bread City further added a different dimension to the colourful evening.
The ceremony also marked the commencement of the festive holiday offerings at the hotel including the Christmas market, celebratory menus, festive special overnight packages, joyous annual traditions and the fundraiser.