The mellow December sunlight, the scintillating yuletide décor and the aroma of freshly baked cakes wafting in from Bakery festival, set the perfect backdrop for welcoming the Santa Claus and Christmas at Acropolis Mall. Acropolis Mall, India’s one of the premium malls has played the santa for the children of Pathchala and ushered in the merry Christmas in right spirit.
The mall has Decked in dazzling Christmas décor with its theme christened Enchanting Christmas. Modeled on recently released “Encanto” the Disney animated musical flick on the Madigals and their magic house, this is first time in the world any mall has been decked up in this avatar. This has given a perfect reason to Acropolis mall to organize a tour of the children to the enchanting décor and present Christmas goodies to them. The children performed a street play against the backdrop the colourful butterflies and macaos and the magical Madigal house . The play carries a social message on joy of giving. Two youngsters namely Rupayan Paul, an aspiring actor and Abhrajit Bhattacharya directed the street play and trained the less privileged kids of Pathchala. The children enacted their first play in Rashbehari Avenue and this is the second such play at Acropolis Mall.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. K Vijayan, GM, Acropolis said , “ The Yuletide season always brings raptures to our lives as we indulge in shopping spree and freshly baked cakes. We chose this occasion to celebrate the merry Christmas and share our joy with the little children of Pathchala in an humble way. It is heartening to see them enacting the play. We at Acropolis Mall are offering children and their families to enjoy their Christmas and new year here with the magical décor on the theme of soon to be released animated movie “Encanto”. Our Brands are doling out sops on their winter merchandizes. Our joy has been doubled as we received Encon 2021 Award from the British Hi commissioner for energy conservation. We wish our valuable guests a merry Christmas and happy new year.”
Mrs. Rukmini Paul from Pathchala , expressed her gratitude towards Acropolis Mall and Merlin Group for presenting such a lovely Christmas evening to the children today. Merlin Group has already provided its support on education of the children.
Pathchala is a non-profit organization located in Kalighat and it works for the less privileged children in and around Kalighat. The children of Pathchala enjoyed the freshly baked cakes and sweets baked in “The Flavours of Bakery”, the bakery festival being held in Acropolis Mall to cater to the sweet tooth of foodies. The appetizing aroma of freshly baked cakes, muffins, cupcakes and more also are inviting foodies and people of Kolkata to treat their palate with their favourite desserts in endless variety. The Bakery Festival “Flavours of Bakery” is on from 22nd December to 26th December between 12 noon and 10 pm .
The most passionate cooks at the popular hotels, bakeries, dessert parlours and Home bakers in the city are churning out the lavish spread and everything is in sync with the festive spirit! The most popular brands like The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata, Holiday Inn are Participating in the Bakery Festival along with the other brands like Design My Cake, Bimbi’s. Mambo’s, Khadure, Bread House, Crave, Eagle Bites Pizza, Crazy 4 Cakes, Moni’s Bakery, La felicita, Mamo’s, Kocoa Mania, Cakes Shakes, Cakelicious and Mithis Paradise.
The Lalit Great Eastern is selling their special dessert delicacies like Orange marmalade cupcake, Baser Lackerli cookies, Vanilla Kimpfel cookies, Banana oat meal cookies etc., Holiday Inn displays their special Dundee Cake, Stolen Bread, Christmas Cookies, Christmas Pudding etc.,
Design My Cake is inviting foodies with their Eggless fruit cake, Nolen Gur cake, Chocolate Evasion etc., Bimbi’s will be selling Chocolate cookie with walnuts chocolate chunks, Tangy Lemon cookie with raisins etc., Mambo’s will be selling oreo cupcake, blueberry tart etc., Khadure is also drawing attention with their Jar cake, Fudge Brownie etc., Bread house is presenting their freshly baked Butter Garlic Loaf, Chocolate Ganache Bun etc., Crave is presenting Espresso Mousse, Rocky Road Bars, Eagle Bites Pizza will be selling Country Style Pizza, Chicken Delight Pizza etc., Crazy 4 Cakes is offering Lollipop Reindeer Christmas, Chocolate Doughnuts etc., Moni’s bakery is baking Coffee Mascarpone cupcake, butter sponge cake etc., La Felicita is also displaying their Mudcake madness, Butterscotch Caramel Ecstasy etc., Mamo’s will be selling Cashew Cookies, Red Velvet Cookies, Handmade Chocolates etc., Kocoa Mania will be selling Panettone Muffin, Scottish Fruit Loaf, Cakes Shakes presents their Jammie Dodger, Blueberry Cheesecake etc., Cakelicious is offering their delicious Macarons, Vol au vent etc., Mithis Paradise will be selling Truttifrutti cake, cakesicles etc.
In short , the festival is for everyone who loves gorging on baked delicacies!
About Acropolis Mall : Recognised as the most energy efficient mall ,Acropolis Mall is one of the state-of-the-art malls in Kolkata that houses over 62 renowned brands in apparel, electronics, consumer durables, electronic gazettes, jewellery, luggage, cosmetics, grocery items, food items, salon and beauty care products . The shopping mall is the right retail mix layered with various kinds of retail zones. The mall with its four screen multiplex, spacious food court, fine dining restaurants, family and children entertainment zone is an apt destination for families to enjoy shop and dine.
Developed by Merlin Group, the leading real estate group of India, Acropolis mall was inaugurated on 25th September,2015. It is an iconic architectural masterpiece with an elegant elevation covered with a glass façade which spread over a sprawling area of 4.50 lakh sq ft with five level parking facilities. The mall has been frequented by over 1.20 lakh visitors every week .
It has been conferred with a clutch of laurels since its inception which bear testimony to its quality and service. The mall has been conferred with the Encon 2021 for energy conservation from the British Hi commissioner.The other awards include “ Most admired shopping centre of the year (east) in 2018 by Images”, “Best Retail Project of the year 2018-19 by Images”, “ Certified Green Building By IGBC “, 4-Star Energy Conservation Award 2020 by Encon”. The mall is also recognized by CNBC Awaaz Real Estate Awards –East Zone ,2019 as the Best Retail Project in east zone. Acropolis mall is the first mall in Kolkata to have installed a state-of-the-art Firefighting kiosk with rescue Equipment in keeping with its commitment to the advisory to Indian Institute Of Architect. The facility was inaugurated by Shri Jagmohan, , IPS, Director General, West Bengal Fire & Emergency Services, Govt of West Bengal in presence of Shri Sushil Mohta, Chairman, Merlin Group. The kiosk will serve the neighboring area as well.
The mall has been housing several interesting events, fashion shows, cultural fest and launch of popular films over the last five years. Acropolis mall has become one of the most popular destination malls to reckon with in right spirit.
The mall has also contributed to the community as a responsible corporate citizen. It has undertaken an initiative to collect old clothes for underprivileged children and old people living in the vicinity of Ruby Hospital and presented the clothes to Kolkata Society for Cultural Heritage for them. The mall has provided space to self-help group women representing economically backward section to display and sell handmade environment-friendly Rakhis to people.