HYDERABAD: Inspired by its great success in Delhi and Mumbai, Goethe-Zentrum has decides to organise the traditional Christmas Market in the city on December 13 from 5 pm to 8:30 pm.
Christmas season is not just about carnivals, holiday and mid-night masses. The environment and display at the market would be ideal for Christmas shopping or simply ‘gift’ shopping. Those who are not aware of the concept might be wondering what it is. It’s a market with a few stalls where Christmas goodies, cakes and decorative items are kept for sale and are covered with snow and you can see snow man, a Christmas tree and Santa all-around.
Bringing these markets down to Hyderabad, the cultural space has more or less tried to replicate the original german market in their 900 sq ft space. “Our team of 30 members has been working round the clock to get the feel of German markets. We have about 15 stalls where people who make various kinds of Christmas product will come sell their products. As Christmas markets generally have products that are originally made by the sellers, even the sellers in our cultural space will come with their original works and not buy them from anywhere,” informs Marie Solange, programmes coordinator.
Products like home made soaps,decorative items, handlooms, chocolates, cakes, paper crafts and also antique pieces can be bought at the market. Chocolate fountain is also available for the chocolate lovers.
Christmas jingles, trees and the entire set-up is being made like it is originally done in Germany to make people feel like they are in a real German Christmas market. “Though one might see these markets all over the world now, the concept of it originated from Germany,” Marie says while adding that the original markets in Germany also have sports to play, vine and cakes to eat.
Speaking about the price range of the products, she says that they start from `20 or `30. Entry is free for all the visitors.