Archive for December, 2011

Gospel Jazz Brunch on Boxing Day

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Christmas Day Celebrations at MLH

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

Christmas eve Celebrations at MLH

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

St Lucia’s day Celebrations at MLH

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

A message of light and hope on St Lucia’s Day at  Mount Lavinia Hotel

Maintaining and fostering traditions is one main factor that differ MLH to the rest. One of hotel’s most important and treasured events is, celebrating St Lucia’s day the patron St of light. The message of light and hope will resonate among all who would be participating at this event which will take place on 13th December, at the Courtyard. St Lucia is rich with religious history and symbolism. Swedens shining custom is definitely what we at MLH believe in too. Faith  and tradition.

Around Christmas time in Sweden, one of the biggest celebrations is St. Lucia’s Day. December 13th is the “name day” of St Lucia, a young girl who was martyred for her Christian beliefs in the 4th century in Sicily at the time of Emperor Diocletian. However, it is in Sweden that she is most remembered today. St. Lucia’s Day is now celebrated by a girl dressing in a white dress with a red sash round her waist and a crown of candles on her head. Small children sometimes like dressing up as Lucia. Also boys might dress up as ‘Stjärngossar’ (star boys) and girls might be ‘tärnor’ (like Lucia but without the candles).  On the early morning of December 13th, the Swedish households, mother or daughter, niece or granddaughter is appointed to act the part of Lucia by wearing a long sleeved white robe with a red sash around the waist and on her head she wears a wreath of seven lighted candles and wakes the other family members by serving them morning coffee, buns and “pepparkakor” (ginger snaps) singing the ancient Lucia song, “Santa Lucia”.

The night will be lit with the angelic sounds of Sri Lanka’s renowned Choirs – Souls Sounds Academy choir and Voice Print. As the choirs sing festive melodies filling your minds with fondest Christmas memories, you can warm yourself up or cool down with a variety of hot and cold drinks with a fabulous spread of Christmas cookies, traditional saffron buns and much more to tuck into.

With the same objective of spreading light and hope throughout the season and the coming year, join us on 13th December and be a part of this event, in recreating St Lucia’s day at MLH. Tickets priced at Rs 500/-.

For inquiries please call 2711711 ext 420/455.

Christmas Bazzar at MLH in collaboration with International Christmas Charity Bazzar

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

“International Christmas Charity Bazaar 2011” at Mount Lavinia Hotel

Mount Lavinia Hotel has the privilege to support and host the International Christmas Charity Bazaar (ICCB), an annual event that will take place on 11th December 2011.

The International Christmas Charity Bazaar celebrates 31 years this year in serving the less fortunate of our motherland by their annual charity bazaar.  The Bazaar is a prestigious annual event. Over thirty countries will come together to sell various products as an effort to raise funds to assist humanitarian organizations. The Bazaar will have stalls of different countries selling different items, mostly in connection with the country itself.

Over 30 stalls will be set up in this year’s event, offering the ICCB visitors a unique shopping experience with a one stop to all. Shoppers will find holiday & home décor, handmade crafts, festive food, Christmas carols, DJ entertainment, Beer Garden, Beach BBQ, Fun activities for kids and many more. It is estimated that more than 2000 visitors will attend this years’ event.

While the ladies do some serious Christmas shopping, the guys can pull up a chair and enjoy a chilled beer, in our beer garden. Face painting, Magic shows, bouncing castles, music and DJ entertainment & sand art will surely keep the kids occupied. Since you’ve got the whole family, head towards the beach for a family beach BBQ or enjoy a Christmas high tea buffet in the evening at the Terrace. Double Decker shuttle service will also be available for all visitors from BMICH to Mount Lavinia. For more information on the shuttle service, refer to the facebook page ICCB Colombo. The activities at the hotel will kick off at 11.00am. The stalls will be opened from 2.00pm-5.00pm.

So come along with friends and family on 11th December, Mount Lavinia Hotel. ICCB entrance ticket is priced at Rs 500/-, where all proceeds raised through its sale will go to the Father Pillai Scholarship Fund and Community Concern Society.

Enjoy an array of activities and festivities, shop for the holidays rest and relax. Join us for an event that brings the “Fun to Fundraising”.

For inquiries please call our events desk on 2711711 ext 420/455.

Team Member Day – 2011

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

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