Charity Christmas Market 2017Enlarge image GK Feiner with a guest at the event (© GK_Kol)
On 3rd December, the German Consulate General, together with the Kolkata International Women’s Club, organised a Charity Christmas Market in the garden of the Consulate, already the third of its kind. The aim is to offer the NGOs a platform to inform visitors about their work and initiatives and provide them with an opportunity to sell their products at the fair.
Over 30 NGO’s sold their handmade products such as garments, jewelry, bags, shawls and decorations. Moreover, the Consulate General sold traditional German food and drinks like Christmas cookies, sausages, Pretzels, Beer and the very popular Glühwein (mulled wine). The proceeds of these sales, together with those of the raffle, will in turn be used to support NGO projects. While enjoying food and drinks, visitors could watch a nativity play and listen to Christmas Carols. One of the highlight of the day was the appearance of Father Christmas and the prize-giving ceremony of the raffle, where a 13- year old fan was overjoyed to win the coveted first prize - a signed Jersey from German U17 national football players!
The Consulate General Kolkata wishes everyone a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We look forward to welcome you again next year!
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