Bangalore is lit with Christmas
Christmas is associated with decorated green Christmas trees, carol singing, midnight mass, family get-togethers, scrumptious meals, varieties of sweets and rich plum cake. However, no Christmas is complete without a set of spanking new dress to wear and a gift to share. This leads the Christmas revelers to the malls and stores and Bengaluru does not disappoint.
Stores and eateries up their ante by decorating their space in Christmas themes, the streets too are lit to ring in this festive occasion. Red, Green, and White are the colors of the Season and are incorporated in most of the displays. Decorations and events held during Christmas are bright and colorful which create a festive mood that is enjoyed by shoppers and visitors alike. Apart from the decorations, malls and stores indulge their customers with Christmas themed music which includes live music and performances by various artists.
People throng to the malls for good bargains during the festive season sale and also simultaneously enjoy the festive spirit.
Christmas Window Displays at Stores:
The window display of Zara is minimal and the colors of the garments displayed were unusual for a festive season like black, gold and red.
RMKV Wedding Silks
RMKV is known for its ethnic collection, hence when they worked on their window displays; they kept the aesthetic of their brand intact and incorporated the colours of Christmas along with some Indian decorations to compliment the look.
SHOPPERS STOP, Bangalore
The Shopper’s Stop Bangalore worked on a White and red background with a tinge of green and mannequins donning black and white attire which are also the colors used in the logo of the brand with a huge label announcing sale against the mannequins draws attention to the store through an in-your-face 51% discount.
The Children’s Place
The Children’s Place had a Santa Claus to greet and mingle with children, who did not wear the red costume that we associate with Santa with, but rather wore a blue costume, keeping the color used in the backdrop of their brand name.
The color red took on the characteristic of playful and feminine. The sale banner too complimented the dress color which had the silhouette of a girl wearing a dress with boots on a scooter.
Apart from the sale and window displays that were decorated keeping in mind the festive season, malls were also lit with their interiors and exteriors. They had also arranged for some interactive sessions for children which was a big crowd puller.
Moving gifts at Orion Mall
Humongous Christmas tree at Orion Mall
MC in action at Mantri Mall
Set created to announce the sale in Garuda Mall, MG Road
A huge Christmas tree decoration with walk-in space for people to enter and click pictures
A walk-in Christmas tree, wherein people could enter in and click pictures.
Nilgiris stall inside Garuda Mall which was designed as a 3 tiered cake.
Decorations were not only visible in malls but also in smaller stores and on the streets.
Christmas decorations at a store in Commercial street.
Commercial street all lit up for Christmas.
If one doesn’t have any plans for Christmas then here are few tips and suggestions of what one can do and have a merry Christmas Eve.
THINGS TO DO FOR THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON:
1) Christmas Market at Phoenix Market City
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There is a Christmas Market which will be held in Phoenix Market City till
25th December 2018 from 1pm – 10pm. The Market is fashioned on the European Christmas market which will feature varied cuisines, decorations, hand-made goods etc.
2) Comedy Shots
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If you enjoy a good dose of laughter, then head to Enerjuvate Studio & Café, Koramangala on 25th December 2018 at 5pm and 7pm. Artists include: Ravi Rao, Neelaksh Mathur, Vijeth VS, Suman Kumar, Suhas Navarathna and Sathya Nandagopal.
3) Christmas Eve Dinner
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If you want to feast on Christmas dinner, head to Grand Mercure Bangalore, for their buffet from 7pm – 11pm on 24th December 2018.
4) Bollywood Night at Leela Palace
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Let your hair down at this Bollywood themed night on 24th December 2018 at Leela Palace from 8pm onwards.
Each year decorations during Christmas tend to get better and bigger. The competition to draw maximum crowd is evident. Since it is also holiday season, the children and adults get a chance to leisurely enjoy their surroundings, also indulge in the ongoing sale. Window displays are either minimalist or over the top based on what the brand is all about.
Go ahead and enjoy this festive season, feast on some delectable food, let your hair down at some socials or take advantage of the ongoing sale during this festive season.
Wishing all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!
Submitted by: Manisha Fernandes
Diploma in Fashion Business Management
Batch: May 2018