2016 good riddance, 2017 is here(almost!).
Welcoming the new year with positive vibes is considered a tradition. New year raves or community festivals, choose your event for your taste. Events are planned out for the entire city but with the police playing party poopers on them, it is unsure about how truly good a beginning 2017 might get. Party till 12:30 am on the 1st with proper lighting and CCTV surveillances.
The last 7 days of December sees the carefree side of Kochi. Lasting a week, celebrations for the ending and coming year are held in full blown proportions. Started by the Dutch back in 1600’s, the tradition is being carried on year after year, becoming a miniature gala carnival of its own. Celebrations are centered around the Kochi Fort, with the themes in focus being peace, progress, environment, participation and adventure.
2.Burning of Christmas Pappani
New Year’s Eve wasn’t complete until an enormous effigy of Pappani in red Santa costumes was burnt at the stroke of midnight at the Fort Kochi beach as the milling crowds around ushered in the New Year. The first edition of Biennale set the record straight, digging deep into history and learning that it isn’t Santa that is to be burned but an old man, to represent the dying away of the year. A twist was introduced to tradition and the effigies made in the consequent years were composed of ecofriendly materials.
3. New Year Bash at JW Marriott
Ring in the new year with a rave at the JW Marriott, With DJ Sekhar, DJ Antonio, Rhythm Circle, Glow Beverage counters, Kids Zone and more.
4. Mumbai Dreams by Crowne Plaza
Party in Style at the Crowne Plaza from 7 PM with unlimited music and dance.
5. Ignite 2017
Ukrainian Invasion in Cochin ! Lets IGNITE this New Year with Dj Anesty, Dj Judin, Dj Ricky Brown and Percussion Sonu Sebastian. We have our beautiful Amritha and Abhijith Yogi singing the New Year’s in and groove with Evitha and Vibin. Face painters and Emcee Rashmi is gonna make you and your family experience one of the best event in Cochin! All this is possible only at IGNITE this year at Radisson BLU and Event powered by Ezone Entertainment.
6. Praise Party 2017
Set a tone for the coming year and kick off with senses and sobriety, from 7:30 PM at the Vallarpadam Church.
7. DELL Beach Carnival 2017
Celebrate the first day of the year with even more partying. Jump in tune to Dj Savyo + Prince Abraham = Free Formation, DJ Jonathan , Arnold Joseph Heiden, BrowBeatz, Akhil Antony & DJ Celine at the Fort Kochi South Beach at 7 pm.
Here’s to a year that will change lives! Welcome 2017!