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

Now is the time to say goodbye this year and welcome New Year’s 2022 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, concerts, events, and more.

Christmas Carnival celebration in Kolkata
Christmas Carnival in Kolkata

Christmas Carnival celebration in Park street Kolkata

You can see Girls and boys wear LED devil horns and bunny ears, and almost everyone has a Santa clause cap. 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.

Park Street Christmas carnival

From December 25 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. Like Navroz Parsi New Year this party moment celebrates with friends, family, and loved ones once.

This time large bars and clubs are organizing the Christmas and New Year’s eve parties. One more thing you cannot ignore is the roadside food stall by renowned restaurants. It would be best if you tried various types of food here. I think those who do not come to Park Street during Christmas and New Year; have 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 are decorated with lights, and the residents of the areas arrange food stalls and other accessories. Various musicians from the group and perform.

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

kolkata christmas carnival

New market and Esplanade for shopping

New Market is a famous shopping place in Kolkata West Bengal. For any season, Calcutta’s citizens love to go there first, for shopping. Esplanade (Dharmatala) and the new market get the new look in this auspicious time of Christmas and the new year. 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 style. Moreover, 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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St Paul’s Cathedral Christmas

St. Paul’s Cathedral Church is located just opposite the famous Victoria Memorial and beside the Birla Planetarium. It is renowned 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 people. People are love to see the decoration of the church and its exciting rituals.

What to do at christmas in kolkata

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 the 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), 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.

Kolkata tour map
Kolkata tour map

Morning Christmas celebration in Kolkata plan (2nd)

My second plan is to spend the first half of the day in Alipore zoological garden in 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 whole day will be 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 yourself a lot, and try the roadside food and do 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, and they have the musical program for the entire seven 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 natural flavour of Kolkata Christmas. They arrange many events and decorate the place very well.

Last, if you want to enjoy the whole night, plan for nightclubs, bars, or restaurants. This time many of the nightclubs and bars arrange different programs for the entire night.

Christmas Celebration In Kolkata
Christmas Celebration In Kolkata map

Which is the best church to on Christmas in Kolkata?

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

Does Bengali celebrate Christmas?

Yes, of course. Like Durga Puja, but We Bengalis also celebrate and take part in all Indian occasions. It’s equally popular as Christmas in New Delhi, Christmas in Bangalore, Christmas in Pondicherry, etc.

How is Christmas celebrated in Kolkata?

We celebrate this occasion 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 on Park Street?

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

Are malls closed on Christmas Day in 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 the Christmas eve program that happened on Park Street, Allen Park, Esplanade, Bo Barak, etc.

What can we do on Christmas Eve in Kolkata?

I have three best plans for you with a guide map along with the evening party; read this article.

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