Christmas is early in Mumbai
Get into festive mode with the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce’s seventh edition of Mumbai Christmas Fest. This two-day event will combine racing fun with the goodness of shopping, food and games.
The event will be divided into three sections — food, entertainment and shopping. Food lovers can gorge on specially prepared German food, accompanied with German beer. To complete your experience German band Die Sulmtaler will play at the venue.
Kids can have a blast with all the games and workshops packed in, such as candle and card making, or try their skating skills at the ice skating rink. There will also be a magic show and fire limbo on day one and a puppet show on day two. Even better is that they get to meet and click photographs with Santa, well before Christmas.
The band Rockin Railroad will play for kids. One can indulge in retail therapy as well, at the shopping section that offers jewellery, books and clothes. Twelve NGOs have also set up shop here. One can also donate toys that will then be distributed to various NGOs. Day two is racing day and visitors to the fest are advice to follow strict formal dress code.
If you’re wondering why a Christmas festival has been organised nearly a month in advance, the organisers tells us that this festival has been a hit among the city’s expats who’ve been attending it every year. And, with Christmas season in the air, especially with friends and family back in their home countries, it made sense to ring in the festivities early on.
On: December 1 and 2
At: Mahalaxmi Race Course.
Entry: Rs 250 for adults and free for children below 12 years