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Santa’s coming to town

With Christmas just a week away, the city’s calendar is choc-a-bloc with carnivals, food fests, concerts, and more. Here’s a look at some of them.

india Updated: Dec 17, 2009 19:55 IST
Girija Duggal

Green Christmas food festival: It’s not just world leaders — Santa is also doing his bit for the environment. At Latitude, Santa Claus will be dressed in green, decorations will be eco-friendly, and dishes will have a tinge of green. The culinary fiesta includes live stations for sizzlers, Oriental food and Indian street food. At Latitude, Mosaic Hotels, Sector 18, Noida, till December 23. Cost: Rs 699 + taxes (dinner buffet)

Christmas Carnival: There’s something for the entire family at this carnival, that opens with a Parade on December 19. Events include rock shows by Simple Truth Band (Dec 18- Jan 3), a tribute to the King of Pop (Dec 25), and a Bollywood night (Dec 26). There’re also dance and singing competitions for couples and a fashion show for kids. At Shipra Mall, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad

Sweet indulgence: There’s nothing like traditional cakes and cookies to get you into the spirit of the season. Indulge in goodies like yule log cake, walnut pie, freshly baked stolen and ginger bread, and more. At GourMET Shop, The Metropolitan Hotel, Bangla Sahib Road, Connaught Place, till January 5. Cost: Rs 50-1,000 + taxes

Goodie basket: Head here to get a customised gift hamper of baked goodies. Choose from items like stolen bread, hot cross buns, plum cake, chocolates, cookies and more. At Baker’s Delight, The Atrium, Shooting Range Road, Surajkund, Faridabad, till December 25.

Christmas in Wonderland: Another fiesta that promises fun for the entire family. The mall has been transformed into a magical kingdom and a 30-feet-tall Christmas tree done up in purple graces the atrium. Attractions include book readings for kids by Santa and a model of the Polar Express. At Select Citywalk Mall, District Centre, Saket, till December 31.

Flying high: Make your Christmas merrier by winning a ticket to Egypt, among other gifts. Customers of Luxor Luxury Collection and Silhouette Beauty Salon, The Oberoi, can participate in this X-mas draw. The gala do will be graced by Member of Parliament Mohammad Azharuddin. At Luxor Luxury Collection, 17, Okhla Industrial Estate Phase-3, at 3 pm on December 22.