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In Pictures: Bangalore decks up to celebrate Christmas

Christmas is almost here and several malls and restaurants in the city have decked up to celebrate the joyous occasion.

Commercial Street wears a festive look Photo: Joseph JacobCommercial Street wears a festive look Photo: Joseph Jacob

Christmas is around the corner and Bangalore
is all set to bring in Christmas with celebrations that revolve around food and family. On offer are several dining experiences and parties that will make Christmas truly special for you and your loved ones. Several malls and restaurants in the city have decked up to celebrate the joyous occasion.

Mantri Square has left no stone unturned to make its first Christmas a very merry one for allMantri Square goes all out to make its first Christmas a very merry one for all

Mantri Square, India’s largest mall has it all… Santa’s, elves, stocking, snowflakes and sledges. Mantri Square has left no stone unturned to make its first Christmas a very merry one for all. They have under one single roof all the merry things to do and experience. This being the season of giving, Mantri Square is doing its bit by hosting a wide range of events and promotions to share joy with the under privileged.

Leela Palace's christmas celebrations signify opulence Photo Jacob JosephLeela Palace's christmas celebrations signify opulence Photo Jacob Joseph

Mantri Square has joined hands with NGOs to put a Winter Fair where they would sell goodies for the festive season. The NGOs - Sukrupa, Hundred Hands and Special Needs would use the proceeds from their sale to support many CSR initiatives and activities. "The only thing missing is real snow” says one delighted shopper as she poses in front of the Christmas tree, which has been decorated elaborately in blue to match the new Mantri logo.

Decorations in the city Photo Joseph JacobDecorations in the city Photo Joseph Jacob

The Leela Palace has an imported tree from China, decked with over 25,000 lights; the tree stands 38 feet tall. It took the team at Leela nearly, two weeks to decorate the tree. The theme for the tree is ‘Bows and lights’. The Christmas tree is all alight with ornaments, bells, mistletoe and more.

Christmas Tree at the LeelaChristmas Tree at the Leela
The UB City has up a grand display in the courtyard and Five-star hotels are also pulling out all stops for the festive season. Taj Westend has a 60-foot-tall tree and the tree is dotted with white cut-outs of birds, Christmas bells and clods. The theme for the tree this year is limited edition Lladro globes and stars.

Also popular shopping destinations in Bangalore are bedecked with various decorative items. Glittering stars, bells painted gold or silver, candy sticks, tinsel, balloons and ornaments from glass, metal, wood and ceramic, besides scrumptious cakes are all around in the markets offering a visual delight to the Christmas shoppers.


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2 comments

Vazhan Ilango Jan 03rd, 2011 04:44 PM

Good shots..!!

Rahul Kumar Dec 24th, 2010 12:20 PM

Merry Christmas

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