Bengaluru: The festive season is in full swing in the city, as Bengaluru’s Phoenix Mall of Asia has unveiled a spectacular attraction for its visitors. The mall, located near Hebbal, has set up India’s tallest Christmas tree, measuring a whopping 100 feet. The giant tree is decorated with colourful ornaments, lights, and festive figures, creating a magical ambience for the shoppers and guests.
A Grand Opening for the Mall
The Phoenix Mall of Asia, which opened its doors to the public on October 27, 2023, is one of the largest malls in Asia, spanning 13 acres of land. The mall features a wide range of high-end brands, a 14-screen INOX Megaplex, 50 restaurants and cafes, and an ‘Eco Earth’ zone with real plants. The mall has also created about 4500 job opportunities and provides parking for 3,100 cars.
The mall’s grand opening was marked by a live musical performance by three-time Grammy award winner Rickey Kej. The mall also hosted a Diwali celebration with fireworks and cultural events. The mall aims to offer an immersive and memorable experience for its customers, with a mix of shopping, entertainment, and leisure activities.
A Festive Centrepiece for the City
The mall’s latest attraction, the 100-feet Christmas tree, has become a festive centrepiece for the city, attracting thousands of visitors every day. The tree is adorned with charming decorations, such as stars, bells, candy canes, and snowflakes, and features lively elves and Santa Claus spreading joy in the area. The tree also has a musical fountain at its base, adding to the festive atmosphere.
The tree is visible from a distance, as it towers over the mall and the surrounding buildings. Many people have taken to social media to share their pictures and videos of the tree, expressing their admiration and excitement. Some users have also suggested extending the entry timings of the mall, as it currently closes by 8.30 pm.
A Small Entry Fee for a Big Experience
For those who want to experience the festive atmosphere around the tree, there is a small entry fee of Rs 20. This fee not only helps maintain and enhance the holiday display, but also ensures a memorable experience for the visitors, as per user statements. The fee also includes access to other attractions in the mall, such as the ‘Eco Earth’ zone, the INOX Megaplex, and the various dining options.
The mall has also taken care of the safety and hygiene of the visitors, by following the COVID-19 protocols and guidelines. The mall has installed thermal scanners, sanitizers, and social distancing markers, and has made masks mandatory for all the guests and staff. The mall has also ensured proper ventilation and air circulation in the premises, to prevent the spread of the virus.
The Phoenix Mall of Asia’s Christmas tree is a unique and festive way to celebrate the season, and to welcome the new year. The mall has proven to be a retail revolution in Bengaluru, offering a world-class shopping and entertainment destination for the city.