Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo celebrates the sparkle of the season

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo celebrates the sparkle of the season with a curated selection of celebrations that will create memories to cherish. Commencing with the anticipated Christmas tree lighting ceremony, the hotel’s compilation of festive dinners, family events, and musical performances will make this season an unforgettable experience.

Setting the tone for the festive season, guests walking into the hotel lobby will be greeted by the sight of Santa’s workshop brimming with the finest festive goodies from fruity flavoured Stollen to charming handcrafted chocolates. At the Sapphyr Lounge, take a midday respite with family or friends and enjoy the Festive high tea that will reflect the flavours of the season, whilst the sounds of Christmas carols resonate in the evenings.

On Christmas eve and Christmas day, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo will serve up sumptuous feasts that invoke a celebratory mood.Capital Bar & Grill will present a six course menu by Chef de Cuisine, Shenal for Christmas eve.Christmas day brunch guests can enjoy an authentic seasonal feast with a refined carvery as well as an extensive line-up of delectable appetisers and desserts. The Lotus ballroom will host festive feasts for Christmas eve dinner, Christmas day lunch, and Christmas day dinner with buffets featuring traditional favourites from roast turkey to Christmas plum pudding. For those who fancy a festive twist on closer-to-home Asian flavours, the hotel’s Yum Cha Lunch at Shang Palace will be available on 24 and 25 December.

The New Year’s Eve Party will ring in the next decade with live band OHME and their charismatic stage presence to liven up the party atmosphere as well as DJ Ruki who will spin all-time favourite hits from the 70’s to the present day. Indulge in light eats, cocktails and spirits in the vibrant, energetic ambiance of the elevated Lawn with a marquee, and welcome the 2020’s in style. Four exciting NYE packages have been designed for this venue to suit anyone’s preference.

For those who desire a more intimate dining experience on 31 December, the six course New Year’s Eve Dinner at Capital Bar & Grill with its choice of prime cuts, fresh seafood and decadent desserts is the ideal option. Complemented with the sounds of live jazz, this dinner will set the mood perfectly while ringing in the new year. For family celebrations, embark on a culinary journey around the world with an extensive international buffet serving classic favourites and creative delights at the Lotus ballroom.

Festive hampers full of surprise gourmet treats make the ideal gift for those who wish to spread their love this holiday season. Hampers must be ordered 24 hours in advance, and can be purchased from the Sapphyr Lounge.

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo has once again partnered with the Boys Industrial Home and Orphanage in Colombo this season. The Home aims to educate and empower the youth towards a brighter future. Guests who wish to partake in this noteworthy cause can purchase a wishing card valued at Rs. 500 from the festive desk or any of the restaurants. These wishing cards can be tied to the Moon Moon elephant sculpture located in the lobby. The entire donation value of Rs. 500 will go towards the Boys Industrial Home and Orphanage.

For reservations or more information on the many dining options, call (+94) 117 888 288 or email


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