Festive update: A Christmas special weekend guide to Kochi

Here’s our round-up of distinct Christmas celebrations organised by a group of Kochiites who are determined to defy clichés

Arya P Dinesh Published :  22nd December 2017 06:00 AM   |   Published :   |  22nd December 2017 06:00 AM


Ditch the parties and stifling suppers for an evening of soulful carol tunes this weekend. As the city prepares to celebrate the festive spirit, over five venues have announced carefully curated events highlighting renowned artistes such as Stephan Devassy. Whether you’re in the mood for a quiet night with some all-time favourites or a vibrant concert featuring hits like Mary’s Boy Child, Kochi has got it all covered. Compiled by Arya P Dinesh 

Joy to the World
Vowing to uphold the concept of a drugs-free Xmas, this concert presents a unique combination of music and unlimited from??. Apart from musicians like Zylan Armani and Immanuel Henry, the gala will host gospel rock band Exodus. While there, watch out for the mind-boggling juggling tricks by footballer Jestes Antony. At DH Ground.Today from 6 pm onwards.

The Christmas Night
This two-hour long fiesta is a star-studded affair with its lineup listing artistes like Sunitha Sarathy, who rose to fame through the Virgin Voice Choice talent hunt. The gathering will also feature young talents like Prarthana Indrajit alongside stalwarts of the industry such as Stephan Devassy and Vijay Yesudas. At JTPAC. Today from 7 pm

Living with the Ocean
Cochin Carnival embodies the city’s zeal for celebrations. This year, the organisation is associated with Global Ocean India to pay tribute to the victims of cyclone Okchi with an evening of music. Apart from Whispering Fireflies—featuring flautist Abhiram Chaitanya and guitarist Joshy Padamadan—city-based experimental solo project, The Salim Nair Band, will also be a part of the event. On December 26. At Vasco Da Gama Square. From 5 pm onwards

Classic Rock at The LMN 
Catch up with your loved ones for a night filled with the finest of tunes from the late ’60s-early ’90s.Expect chart-toppers from iconic acts like Pink Floyd and Eagles at this 90-minute-long soiree presented by The Cellar Door, a Kochi-based three-piece band. “Ours will be an unplugged rock ‘n’ roll performance, with elements of soft rock,” says bassist Saran Sivram. On December 23 at LMN. From 7.30 pm