4. Park Street, KolkataThe Park Street Festival, popularly known as the Kolkata Christmas Festival, is back. This street in town would be the most illuminated during the Christmas season and even before. The entire length of the roadway would be decked out with Christmas decor, including tinsel bulbs and fairy lights. After 6 o'clock on a frigid winter evening, the street's pathway is illuminated, creating a fairytale-like scene that makes for the most Instagrammable photos. You may witness a huge Christmas tree that has been adorned with ornaments, lights, snowflakes, presents, and much more by crossing Palk Street to Allen Park.All of the performers, from Usha Uthup to Shane Hyrapiet, are here to put on a wonderful show with church bands and youth organizations. Any festival's relationship to food is directly correlated, therefore the streets of Kolkata's main market are lined with dozens of eateries selling baked goods and plum cakes.When : Allen Park Festival: December 20 to December 23Park Street Festival: December 26 to December 30.Time : From 4.30pmVenue : Allen Park, Park StreetEntry Fee : Free of cost
6 pm: Park StreetAs my day came to an end, I spent the last couple of hours at Kolkata’s original joy factor, Park Street. I walked down the lane and stepped into Peter Cat to gorge on their iconic Chelo Kebabs and relive the British nostalgia. Do not miss the signature Bloody Mary as well. As time was limited and the food options unlimited, I then went to Mocambo and tried the exotic Prawn Cocktails and chicken a la Kiev. If Chinese is your cuisine, head to Flavours of China. Needless to say, you cannot miss Flurys. A part of the heritage of the city, the confectionery section and all their excellent sweet and savoury items, cakes and breads await you.