Bhubaneswar: Christmas is now a day away and Odisha’s Temple City seems to have prepared itself to jingle with the bells. Markets, schools, cafes, workplaces, etc. are on with their celebrations! But, Christmas celebration is never complete without decorating the place with bells, trees, and lights!
The unit I market, the largest spot for Christmas shopping in the city, has baubles all the way from Mumbai and Kolkata. This stall has it all to make your space perfect for merrymaking!
Here are some of our favorite picks:
Santa shades: Red coloured ‘cool Santa specs’ is all you need to give yourself the Christmas feels! (Price: Rs 80)
Fairy lights: What decoration is ever a decoration without the colourful winking of little bulbs? Fairy lights can deck up any dull space, any time of the day! (Price: Rs 90)
X-mas trees: Christmas Day means a well-lit Christmas tree! These trees are made of plastic, which means you can buy it once and keep using for few more years. They are available at all sizes and prices vary accordingly.
Colourful bells: Bells are an inseparable part of Christmas! So goes the song… “Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way”! You get these at Rs 60 each but cost varies according to size.
Santa costume: There are costumes, caps, frock for little ones and beards, too! This Christmas, become Santa yourself. We spotted little girl Shiny here, with the Santa cap and bag absolutely lost in herself while her mother said, “She has some Christmas programme in school. So, we bought her these.”
Faux mistletoe bells: It is traditional for two people standing under a sprig of mistletoe to kiss during Christmas in western countries. These plastic mistletoe wreaths are the prettiest stuff here. You will drool over it for as long as you stay there.
Stickers: Christmas trees and all decorations in a corner, but what about the walls? Stickers are here to give your empty walls companion! (Price varies)
Dolls and toys: These Santa dolls and toys will make you a five-year-old again. You just can’t resist playing with them or cuddling with the stuffed toys.
Baubles: Colourful and lustrous, these balls are perfect for hanging on window frames, Christmas trees, inside the bedroom or wherever you wish to sprinkle the light of this merry day! A packet of six is sold at 60, 80 and so on.
Faux wreath: Wreaths are perfect for Christmas gifts and can be gifted to people in the spirit of celebration. You can find faux wreaths here at different prices.
Streamers: With lots of glitters and shimmery ribbons, these streams can make your dull Christmas tree bright. You get it at Rs 50, 90 and 100.
Snowman: Christmas without the snowman is unimaginable! The white fluffy snowman smiling at you can light up your day. This little guy is available here at Rs 80.
Christmas star: Last but not the least, the Christmas star for your pretty Christmas tree is available in varying sizes and prices here. One of city’s cafe owner, Sachin, was seen here buying the star too. “I am confused which star to buy. I have to decorate my cafe for Christmas so people can get the perfect feel of celebration,” he said.
There are other small outlets near the church at Satya Nagar, Delta Square and Patia with similar decoratives.
Amidst the light of these stars and lamps, Odisha Sun Times wishes you a bright and merry Christmas!