Chandigarh, December 20: A week long New Year Extravaganza 2011 Celebrations from December 25- 31 have been chalked out by Chandigarh Administration to usher in the New Year 2012 with a series of high end entertainment activities throughout the last week of this year. The celebrations will have dances, live performances- musical nites, international cultural performances, fire-works and much more awaiting for the tourists and city residents of tricity. A week long extravaganza at Sector 17 Plaza with the title “THE NEW YEAR EXTRAVAGANZA “will have breath taking start with the Rock Band performance. Visitors and onlookers would witness live performance by a renowned band “Sounds of Heaven”, rolling out Christmas Carols and Rock numbers.
For thrilling performances for exclusive public participation, Salsa dance competition titled ‘Dancing Sensation of Chandigarh’, a singing competition titled ‘Voice of Chandigarh’ (junior below 15 years & senior category above 15 years) and Rock band competition will be organized as a part of New Year week celebrations. The prelims/entertainment auditions of Voice of Chandigarh and Rock band competition will be held on December 19 and 20 respectively at Bal bhawan Sector 23 from 10.30 am onwards. Finalists of the competitions will be performing during the New Year extravaganza at the Plaza Sector 17.
The celebrations commencing on the Christmas Day will have the festivities supported by Business Promotion Council Sector 17. The Sector 17 Plaza will be illuminated with electric stars, trees will be decorated, showrooms will have special Christmas and New Year decorations, special Christmas tree will be erected in the shopping Plaza and Santa Claus will be distributing sweets amongst kids
According to Sh.D.K.Tiwari, Secretary Tourism Chandigarh and Managing Director CITCO, the high end entertainment New Year week long Extravaganza shall promote shopping tourism at the ever popular shopping Plaza Sector 17. He further added, there will be a beautiful colourful International Korean dance performance by HATA Korean group consisting of 20 artists from Korea coming specially to perform in New Year Extravaganza.