Events

Christmas events



Christmas events

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.


Dining

Fuji Bakery,



Fuji Bakery, Tucked in Chakupat, this bakery offers homemade goodies like apple pie, pain du chocolat, and banana cake. Chakupat, Lalitpur, (01)5543678

Falcha, Give yourself away to the twin pleasures of lemon jeera chicken and mutton handi kabab. Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur, 9851013475, [email protected]

Fire and Ice, For the best pizzas in town. Thamel, (01)4250210

Capital Grill, This American style diner offers a large assortment of appetisers and entrees to suit everyone’s tastes. Bhatbhateni, (01)4428426, [email protected]

Phat Kath, Offers French-ish food, takeaway crepes, low tables and hookahs, and a formidable hip hop soundtrack for everyone. Thamel, 9803314268


Cinemas


Getaways

Shangri-la Pokhara



Shangri-la Pokhara, Two nights, 3 days at Shangri-la Village Resort, Pokhara including a Christmas dinner, breakfast for two days, discounts on food and beverages, free shuttle service to Lakeside plus arrival and departure transfers. Rs 6,777 net per person, until 26 December

Dwarika’s Resort , A holistic lifestyle retreat, drawing on ancient Himalayan knowledge and philosophy of care for nature and for oneself, set in magnificent natural surroundings. Dhulikhel, (11)490612, [email protected]

Raniban Retreat, Situated at the other end of the Phewa Lake and nested inside Raniban forest and the World Peace Stupa, this retreat has one of the best views of the Annapurna range. Phewa Lake, Pokhara, (01)4411855

Pokhara Grande, A swimming pool to escape from the sweltering heat, a massage parlour and spa to loosen up and a gym to release stress: a great place to unwind. Lakeside, Pokhara, (61)460210, [email protected], www.pokharagrande.com

Buddha Maya Gardens Hotel, Add value to your travel in Lumbini with a stay at probably the best hotel in the area. Lumbini, (71)580220, 9801033109, [email protected]


Music

Bipul Chhetri Live



Bipul Chhetri Live, Celebrated singer Bipul Chhetri will perform for the third time in Kathmandu. 19 December, 2pm onwards, Sano Gaucharan Ground, Gyaneshwor

Plebeian Live Originals as well as covers from bands like Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, Rancid, Kings of Leon and more. 8 December, 7pm onwards, Irish Pub, Lajimpat

KANTA dAbdAb, This musical trio combines sitar, percussion and bass to create a soulful fusion groove. 19 December, 6pm, Base Camp, Arun Thapa Chok, Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur, Rs 300

Guitar Fest 2016, A guitar competition for all music lovers Auditions from 18 to 28 Jan, Sushila Arts Academy, 9849040554

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