New year & Christmas Carnival celebration in Kolkata [Park street]

Christmas Carnival celebration in Kolkata

Christmas carnival celebration in Park street Kolkata

Now the time to say goodbye this year and welcome New Year’s 2021 with lots of excitement, happiness, and joy. Like other cities, Kolkata is also preparing to invite the New Year with the grand celebration, contests, shows, parties, etc. On cold December nights, Christmas carnival celebration in Park street Kolkata with decorations, parties, shows, events, and more.

You can see Girls and boys wear LED devil horns and bunny ears and almost everyone were Santa clause cap. There you notice many people are carrying the camera and all that stuff for taking the photos and videos about the madness of the winter holiday.


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At Park Street Christmas carnival

From the 25th of December to New Year’s Eve, Park Street looks like a galaxy. Thousands of colourful lights, which make the whole environment cheerful and magical. This time, Park Street is people’s must visitable place in Calcutta. This party moment celebrates with friends, family, and loved ones once in a year.

This time large bars and clubs are organizing the Christmas and New Year’s eve parties. One more thing you cannot ignore the roadside food stall by renowned restaurants. You must try various types of food here. I think those who do not come to Park Street during Christmas and New Year; have really lost some fun.

At Bow Barracks Kolkata Christmas festival

The Bow Barrack in central Calcutta still has a small population of the Anglo-Indian community, and it is a spectacular place during Christmas time. The famous red buildings decorated with lights and the residents of the places are arranging some stall of food and other accessories. There are various musicians who form the group and perform.

They also arrange a festival which is called “Bow Festival”. This festival starts from 23 Dec to 31 Dec. They organize singing, dancing, musical chairs, etc. Then Santa comes to Bow Barracks, to spread his blessing.  They arrange two days football tournament and at the end of the year, it is complete with dance at SFX church hall. There are no entry fees at all.

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At new market and Esplanade for shopping

New Market is the most famous Kolkata tourist places for shopping in West Bengal. For any season, Calcutta’s citizens love to go there first, for shopping. In this propitious time, of Christmas and new year Esplanade (Dharmatala) and the new market get the new look. Both places are always crowded. Many shops in New Market offer unique and beautiful Christmas decorations.

Many cake and pastries shop offers you to bring some bakeries for you and your family. Here all the bars and restaurants celebrate this winter festive session in their own style. Many of them arrange some unique programs for the entire night. From my experiences, the Roxy cinema hall area’s restaurant and bars are pocket-friendly.

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At St Paul’s Cathedral Christmas

St. Paul’s Cathedral Church is located just opposite of the famous Victoria Memorial and just beside the Birla Planetarium. It is famous for its Gothic architecture. It is 179 years old, and this cathedral is crowded throughout the year. But during Christmas and New Year, this place attracts thousands of peoples. People are love to see the decoration of the church and their interesting rituals.

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A new year and Christmas celebration in Kolkata tour guide

I have three plans for you which you can do with less cost and effort.

Morning Christmas celebration in Kolkata plan (1st)

(1) St. Paul’s Cathedral then visit -> (2) Birla Planetarium which is just beside of the church, after cross the road go to -> (3) Maidan and finish your breakfast and mind it do not throw dirt anywhere, use dustbin. After visit -> (4) Victoria Memorial. Then you come to -> (5) Rabindra Sadan, where you get many options like, you can watch a movie in Nandan cinema hall (if the ticket is available) or you can watch Drama at Academy of Fine Arts or you can watch exhibition at Gaganendra Pradarsanisala (if there is happening). Next visit Nehru Children Museum (kids love this place) next take Metro or bus and visit 6.  Smaranika tram museum in Esplanade and take a cup of coffee there. 7. Indian Museum and last, do some shopping at 8. Esplanade and New Market. In the meantime, finish your lunch. My first tour finished here.

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New year & Christmas Carnival celebration in Kolkata [Park street]

Morning Christmas celebration in Kolkata plan (2nd)

My second plan is to spend the first half of the day in Alipore zoological garden Kolkata It is a very famous destination in this holy session.  It is well connected with Rabindra Sadan or Exide more. Next, visit Nehru Children Museum and gossiping in the Nandan area.

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Morning Christmas celebration in Kolkata plan (3rd)

Visit New town Eco-park seven wonders Kolkata. I assure you your full day will busy with fun-loving activities.

Evening Christmas celebration in Kolkata plan

Now in the evening come to Park Street, they are ready to welcome you. Here you can enjoy a lot and you can try the roadside food and do some shopping from the local hawker. They sell the product like Santa cap, a different type of LED hair band, etc. Visit Allen park Kolkata in park street, they have the musical program for the full 7 days except for 24th and 25th December.

From here you can return to your home or if you want more, you can visit Bow Barrack, where you get the real flavour of Kolkata Christmas. They arrange many events and decorate the place very well. Last, if you want to enjoy the whole night so plan for the nightclubs, bars or restaurants. This time many of the nightclubs and bars arrange different programs for the entire night.

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Which is the best church to go on Christmas in Kolkata?

St John church, St Thomas Church, St Pauls’s church are the popular church in Kolkata.

Do Bengali celebrate Christmas?

Yes, of course. Not only Durga Puja, but We Bengalis also celebrate and take part in all Indian occasions. This is equally popular as Christmas in New Delhi, Christmas in Bangalore, Christmas in Pondicherry, etc.

How Christmas is celebrated in Kolkata?

Mostly Shopping and eating cakes and visiting churches. Popular places are park street, bow barracks, Allen park, etc.

What are the best places to visit in Kolkata during Christmas especially in Park Street?

18 places you can visit by walking while you are in park street. Follow this Most Famous Places In Kolkata City guide.

Are malls closed on Christmas Day at Kolkata?

No, shopping malls are open on Christmas day and decorated with light, Christmas trees, etc. On this holiday, people enjoy more on shopping.

Tourist spots to visit on New Year’s evening in Kolkata?

Visit Victoria Memorial, M. P. Birla Planetarium, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Christmas eve program happed on Park Street, Allen Park, Esplanade, Bo Barak, etc.

What can we do on Christmas Eve in Kolkata?

I have three best plan for you with a guide map along with the evening party. Please have a look.

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