The event will take place on Saturday, 10 December 2016 from 3-7 pm.

Bangalore, India, December 9th, 2016 — To kick-off the festive season, Sublime Galleria is all set to present a grand Christmas Carnival from 3-7 pm on Saturday – 10 December 2016 at The Collection, UB City. The Carnival aims at celebrating the spirit of giving by involving children and adults.

With face painting, hair braiding, selfie stands with Santa, workshops on dancing, and a show by a Bangalore-based rap and rock band, Transitpoint, the Carnival promises to be a delight for everyone across all age groups.

Additionally, children from ages 5-17 are being given the opportunity to turn entrepreneurs and manage their own operations from end-to-end, with 12 stalls being provided to them. The youngest child, who is all of five years, will be selling homemade bath products and cookies. The children will sell their own creations – Christmas treats, snacks, and games – and will personally hand over 10% of their cash sales to Dream a Dream, a charitable trust based out of Bangalore. There will also be a stall by Hoopsters Club, an online platform for children to express their opinions and showcase their talents.

Commenting on the event, Uzma Irfan – Director, Prestige Group, said, “It gives me great pleasure to invite everyone to one of Bangalore’s most fun-filled Christmas Carnivals. By allowing children to have their own stalls, we are providing them with an opportunity to build their business skills while sensitizing them to the less privileged communities. In addition to an evening of fun and entertainment, by associating with ‘Dream a Dream’, we also hope to empower the vulnerable and give them the platform they deserve. I encourage everyone to attend the Carnival and make a difference while having a great time.”

The lineup of entertainment will be as follows:
* 3:00pm – 4:00pm: Workshop by Zealers Studio, known for mixing a variety of dance forms into one energy-packed session
* 4:00pm – 5:00pm: Music by DJ Anirudh
* 4:30pm – 7:30pm: A group of carolers will spread the Christmas spirit by singing at different spots around The Collection, UB City.
* 6:00pm – 7:30pm: Rap band Transitpoint, which will perform a mix of Christmas carols and their own compositions. CDs from their new album, Hayyath, will also be sold at the Carnival.

The beautiful interiors of The Collection, UB City will be transformed to reflect this theme, with the lighting of the Christmas tree at 6:30pm. Additionally, the bridge on the second floor of the mall will display a collection of sketches, portraits, and landscapes by a young and extremely talented self-taught artist, Priyanka Muthuraman. A recent graduate of architecture, Priyanka believes in creating art from old materials, thus preserving the beauty of the old while adding a modern touch to it.

All proceeds from the Carnival will go towards Dream a Dream, a registered, charitable trust empowering children and young people from vulnerable backgrounds to overcome adversity and flourish in the 21stcentury using a creative life skills approach.

About Dream A Dream:
Currently, the organization works with 10,000 young people referred from 40 partner NGOs, trains over 2,000 educators impacting over 1,00,000 children and young people and sensitizes over 2,500 volunteers through their unique Life Skills Development model. They work on a strong collaborative approach with local charities, corporates, volunteers, expert consultants and a host of national and international strategic partners. Dream a Dream is considered to be a pioneer in the Life Skills space in India and was recently recognized by Lego Foundation and Ashoka, as a Champion in the space of re-imagining learning in the world.

For further information, please contact:
Ms. Urmila Biswas | Ms. Shreya Suresh
Lateral Thinkers Communications
M: +91 98860 99736 | 92434 34411
E: contact@marchingantsllp.com
U: https://www.sublimegalleria.com