Celebrated the arrival of the season by spreading cheer and fulfilling wishes at this annual festive fund raiser event

Bengaluru, December 06, 2017: Christmas Tree Lighting marks the commencement of the much awaited winter festive season, world over. Shangri-La Hotel today ignited the spirit of the season’s arrival with the annual Wish Tree Lighting ceremony at sundown. The lobby and public areas were dressed with festive embellishments while the 23 feet Christmas Wish Tree took centre stage at the hotel’s splendid Lobby Lounge.

The carolers burst into songs as the tree dazzled with lights and 52 wishes from children residing at Angels Orphanage in Bangalore. Last year the hotel raised INR 80,000 that was used for fulfilling wishes of children from Angel’s orphanage This year too, the aim was to bring lots of joy and happiness in the lives of these children with support from guests to fulfil their small wishes expressed on the wish tree. The hotel will take the children’s to buy their wishes on a day excursion. Adding up to the festive fervour, the hotel will be helping the Angels Orphanage by refurbishing their kitchen and pantry and making 2018 a memorable year for them all.

“The real spirit of Christmas celebration lies in the joy of giving and spreading that cheer. The legend of Santa Claus is a true embodiment of this spirit and we are privileged to have generous guests. This year too they have generously contributed to Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru’s community fundraiser. We are certain that this contribution will make a valuable difference in the lives of these children.” said Andreas Streiber, general manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru.

Christmas Wish Tree Lighting at Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru

The lighting up of the tree was preceded by a cocktail party which included Christmas cocktails, mulled wines and delectable festive food like smoked turkey and wild berries puff, double cooked Pork Belly and fresh cucumber skewer with Vietnamese caramel sauce, filo baked figs with goat cheese and pickled onion, broken wheat falafel with yoghurt and mint gel, raspberry curd meringue tart, mini stolen cake, chocolate hazelnut dredge and macaroons. A life-size Ginger Bread City further added a different dimension to the colorful evening.

The ceremony also marked the commencement of the festive holiday offerings at the hotel including the Christmas market, celebratory menus, festive special overnight packages, joyous annual traditions and the fund raiser.

Corporate Comm India(CCI Newswire)