A selection of the best Christmas events and activities in and around Kathmandu this year.
Gokarna Resort, Enjoy a delicious Christmas Eve buffet dinner. Offerings include Turkey, mince meat with pie, Yule log, Christmas pudding and mulled wine. 24 December, 6pm, Gokarna Resort, Thali, (01)4451212, Rs 1,800 nett per person.
Club Himalaya, Nagarkot's most popular hotel has a Christmas Eve package that covers one-night accommodation, cocktail snacks, special turkey dinner and breakfast. Club Himalaya, Nagarkot, (01)4442726, Rs 8,000 nett per couple
Shangri-La Hotel, Enjoy Shangri-la’s Starry Night BBQ with live performance by Ciney Gurung on Christmas Day.
25 Dec, 7pm onwards, Shangri-La Hotel, Lajimpat, (01)4412999, Rs 2,000 nett per person
Hyatt Regency, Choose from the five-star's Christmas Eve set dinner, dinner buffet and Christmas Day brunch at Rs 5,499, Rs 3,499 and Rs 2,999 respectively. Hyatt Regency, Baudha, (01)4491234
Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Special Christmas Eve dinner at all three of the hotel's restaurant outlets, and a gala lunch buffet on Christmas Day. Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Rs 3,000 nett per person, (01)4273999
Me and 2072, Twenty five participants from different categories will paint their thoughts and emotions, and the best one will be presented to Prime Minister KP Oli. 19 December, 7am onwards,
Basantapur Darbar Square Explore photography, School of Creative Communications’ next photography workshop for all budding photographers. 17 to 28 December, 7 to 9am, Kupondol For registration: (01)5546705 or [email protected]
Farmers’ market, Local producers gather to sell organic vegetables, dairy products, artisanal bread and pastries and home-made goodies. 8am to 1pm, Le Sherpa, Lajimpat, every Saturday, (01)4006587, 9802028777
Dog on the ramp, Nepal’s first ever dog fashion show. Ticket charges from Rs 300 to Rs 1,000. Registration: 9818279506
Creative Rendezvous, Workshop on 3D artwork using papier mache, clay and cloth with Rajesh Yadav
Rs 3,600, sattya.org
Help rebuild, A special fund-raising print sale to contribute towards the rebuilding of heritage sites in Patan by Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust (KVPT). www.photoktm.com/#support
Critical Mass, A monthly meet up of cyclists, followed by a brief ride around town Gather at Basantapur Darbar Square at 5.30 pm for a 6pm start, 25 December.