Calcutta, as it was once popularly called, is the anglicised name of the Bengali name Kolkata and had been in use even five decades after the British left India. It is quite evident that the Anglo-Indian community occupies some major areas of Kolkata and Christmas celebrations – Kolkata happen on an even larger scale at par to Durga Puja. The City of Joy is ornamented in sparkling lights, huge decorated Christmas Trees and the holy hymns of Christmas Carols can be heard in the air. The celebration begins 24th December midnight and continues its daylong prayers till 25th December.
In the midst of praying, Christmas also means eating and drinking heartily. And cakes – gooey or nutty is a must during Christmas for all the Kolkatans.
Let’s start with some eating and drinking Christmas celebrations – Kolkata.
Taj Bengal gives you one of the best Christmas treatments this season. Soak in the joyous spirit of Christmas while you celebrate Christmas with your family and friends at Taj Bengal, Kolkata.
Grill by the Pool at Taj Bengal is a lovely poolside setting for a romantic rendezvous. A warm welcome with mulled wine or champagne for you and your spouse is the best that could have happened this Christmas. How romantic! This is followed by a gourmet four – course dinner featuring delicious grills, unlimited beer and a live band with the starlit sky above craft a most charming evening.
Price: Veg - Rs. 2500 + taxes
Non-veg - Rs. 3000 + taxes
Taj Bengal dedicates itself at making your Christmas one of the best. On Christmas Day, a lavish Christmas brunch specialty at The Hub, Taj Bengal complement the festive mood and family occasion. The spread features roast turkey, Christmas pudding, Yule Log, and lots more. A live band, Santa Claus, the elaborate spread and unlimited Moët & Chandon and Ciroc cocktails makes for most memorable Christmas brunch.
Price: Champagne buffet / Ciroc Cocktails – Rs. 3150 + taxes
Christmas celebrations – Kolkata (Park Street):
Flurys at Park Street, Kolkata is a traditional name for decades now when it comes to the best cake offerings in town. In fact, during this festive season, they start the cake mixing ceremony a month earlier so that they produce the best sinful slices. Be it cakes, pastries or puddings, this is where you need to drop in to pamper your sweet tooth this Christmas.
Christmas celebrations – Kolkata (New Town, Rajarhat):
For Christmas Eve celebrations with family and friends, join the revelry at Cafe Swiss.
Price per person: Rs. 1500 + taxes
Visit BookyourTable to get reservations at any of these restaurants.
Christmas carnival at Bow Barracks:
Bow Barracks, the Christian and Anglo-Indian community of Kolkata gets a fresh face on the advent of Christmas. It is like a carnival with lights and streamers, Christmas tree, aroma of home-brewed wines and cakes, hymns of Christmas carols and dance. Hundreds of Kolkatans come to Bow Barracks to enjoy Christmas the most authentic way.
With a very old relation between Kolkatans and Yuledite, BYT wishes you a Merry Christmas!