Kolkata Christmas Carnival or Kolkata Christmas Festival is one of the most popular events to happen in Kolkata before the year ends This is the 12th year of this event that is going to happen in the last week of the year.
In this article, you will get to know the following information about the Kolkata Christmas Festival 2023,
Let’s see each of these points in detail.
Kolkata Christmas Festival 2023 schedule
The Kolkata Christmas Festival 2023 will be celebrated in two parts.
|Allen Park Festival||21th – 23rd December 2023|
|Park Street Festival||26th – 30th December 2023|
Allen Park will be closed on the 24th and 25th of December.
Who organizes the Kolkata Christmas Festival
The Kolkata Christmas Festival is organized by the Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal with the support of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, Kolkata Police, and some other private companies.
Allen Park, Park Street hosts the event.
Things to do at the Kolkata Christmas Carnival
Start your day by visiting St. Paul’s Cathedral located near the Maidan Metro. The cathedral is decorated very well and looks beautiful.
Walking through Park Street on the 25th has to be the main thing that you do at this event. The road gets completely blocked on this day. Two lanes are made for two ways of movement.
Thousands of people walk through the street enjoying the decoration and the lighting with their friends and family.
Main attractions at the Kolkata Christmas Festival
The main attraction of this festival is the long walk through the beautifully decorated Park Street.
Looks out for the things to buy from the hawkers such as Devil horns, Santa caps, Oversized glasses, and Balloons.
Allen Park also hosts a lot of performances including dance, music, choir performance, and more. Usha Uthup, Barefoot, Krosswindz, and Orient Express have performed live at KCF over the years.
A two-hour Christmas Parade is also organized on one of the days in which about 500 school children participate.
Strobe lights will be spinning around Park Street. The whole place turns into a complete Winter Wonderland.
Some other things/places to see nearby
If you are planning to visit on the day of Christmas or the 25th of December make sure to visit St. Paul’s cathedral and the “Garer math” or the maidan in front of Victoria Memorial.
Visit St. Paul’s Cathedral before 4 P.M. as it closes for the general public after that.
FAQs about the Kolkata Christmas Carnival
When will the Kolkata Christmas Carnival 2023 start?
The event will be inaugurated on 21st December 2023.
What is the venue of the Kolkata Christmas Carnival 2023?
Allen Park, Park Street, Kolkata.
How to go to the Kolkata Christmas Carnival?
The shortest way to reach is to take a metro and get down at Park Street metro station. Buses are also available from Sealdah and Howrah Stations
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