Bollywood Christmas

Christmas lunch (12noon – 1pm)
Christmas dinner (6pm – 7pm).

Minimum number for booking is 10 persons for dinner and 25 persons for lunch. A 50% deposit must be paid to confirm the booking and this will be on-refundable on 3 weeks prior to the booking date. (Smaller bookings are taken depending on dates, please call or email for availability)

For smaller parties (under 10 person) to enjoy Bollywood Dancing and Dinner please see the following dates to book in:

Learn to dance Bollywood Style

The dancing will consist of 10 minutes of a dance routine followed by a 40 minutes workshop where people from the audience will be taught some Bollywood moves. The last 10 minutes will be another dance routine with the new recruits and professional dancers.

What is Bollywood dancing?

Bollywood dancing is a commercial name for modern Indian dancing. It's a combination of classical Indian dance (which is the base), folk dancing such as Bhangra and sometimes has a Latino and Arabic influence. It's fun and very expressive and there's a lot of deep meaning behind music in the films. You can actually express what the music means, through the graceful movements of the body.

What makes a good Bollywood dancer?

Someone who:

  • Has a really good sense of rhythm.
  • Can project emotion by using their eyes, hand gestures, fingers, and footwork.
  • Has good balance and moves with confidence.
  • Feels and understands the music.
  • Appears to control the music, almost like the music is trying to keep up with them.
  • Displays grace and elegance in movement, which is essential in Indian dancing.

Christmas in India

It is an interesting fact to note that the celebration of Christmas in India is held in a different manner in the various parts of the country. The way Christmas is celebrated in the North East is completely different from the way Christmas is celebrated in the South West.

Let us take a look at what are the various way of celebrating Christmas in India. Generally the Christians who live in the plains decorate mango or banana trees at Christmas time. Some of them also decorate their houses with mango leaves. However in some of the other parts of India, a lot of people use small clay oil-burning lamps as Christmas decorations. These small clay lamps are placed on the edges of flat roofs and on the tops of walls.

During Christmas in India, most of the Churches are found decorated with poinsettias and lit with candles for the Christmas Eve service. One of the most famous locations for celebration of Christmas in India is Goa.

In fact not only people from different parts of India, but also people from all over the world throng to this seductive abode to be a part of exotic fiesta. If you happen to live in a good luxury hotel in Goa, then the mood for the fiesta will be altogether different.

In a luxury hotel you can expect that expensive Christmas trees will be decorated with stars and tinsels, toys, plastic fruits. In fact, the best time to explore any place in India during the festivals is the evenings. This is because all bulbs illuminates the dawn making it look more beautiful.

Interestingly, Hindus and Muslim population majorly occupy India, and yet, Christmas is celebrated with a large amount of fanfare in this secular country. Christmas in India is declared as a national holiday and people irrespective of their religion enjoy it along with the Christians.

How to Celebrate an Indian Christmas

  1. Light and place "diya," small candles, throughout your house.
  2. Create floor decorations with brightly coloured powders and chalks. Turmeric powder, 
    paprika and flour can be used to create traditional Christmas symbols such as angels
    and stars.
  3. If available, display mango leaves throughout your home during the holiday in place of pine
    sprigs and holly wreaths.
  4. Prepare traditional Indian dishes for friends and family. For example, you might serve tandoori, biryani and curry dishes as a main course and rice pudding for dessert.
  5. Dress in festive, traditional Indian clothing to perform Christmas music played on a
    stringed sitar, drums and cymbals.

Bollywood Christmas Extravaganza

Don't miss the chance to see Bollywood Christmas Extravaganza live. it's an opportunity not to be missed! Nothing beats a night out at the theatre!