Winter Splash ’08 celebrations in city

Staff Reporter

KOCHI: The District Administration and the DTPC would jointly organise Winter Splash 2008 – an audio visual treat at three venues in the city, in connection with the Christmas and New Year revelry.

District Collector M. Beena said here on Saturday that a variety of cultural programmes will be held at the Marine Drive, Durbar Hall Ground and Children’s Park, from December 24 to 31. The Marine Drive Ground will also play host to a food festival, where hotels and bakeries will sell delicacies. There would be around 50 cottage-type stalls. The ground will be decked up to resemble the snowy season in the West. A Thai food fest and fruit yard will be among the other attractions.

Minister for Home and Tourism Kodiyeri Balakrishnan would inaugurate the programmes on Wednesday. Apart from providing wholesome entertainment, Winter Splash 2008 would also be an opportunity to promote tourism, coming as it is during the peak tourist season in the State.

Handicrafts, farm appliances and kitchenware will be among the exhibits. A magic show by magician Samraj too would be held. Different competitions have been arranged for children at the Children’s Park. For details and registration, call 3912188.