Kalimpong, Dec. 13: The four-day Kalimpong Carol Festival from December 17 will herald the Christmas celebrations here. Into its fifth year, the festival will be held from 5pm to 8pm at Main Road.
The Christians of the subdivision come together under the banner of Kalimpong Carol Festival Committee to organise the event.
“The idea is to convey the message of peace, harmony and joy,” said Paul Prakash, the chief coordinator of the committee.
Carol troupes from across the subdivision have begun their preparations. “This year’s edition will be a local affair. We are trying to get a choir team from Mizoram as well,” said Prakash.
The troupes will sing Christmas hymns from a specially constructed dais near Damber Chowk. Main Road will be decorated with colourful banners, buntings, light and the Christmas tree.
“As always Santa Claus will amuse his young friends,” said Prakash.
On the opening day, the carol singers will march through the town before converging on Main Road, where Christmas messages will be read out.