Christmas cheer is here once again. As usual during this cherished period for Christians a range of different soirees- from family barbecues and drinks to more extravagant fiestas-coupled with lots of surprises reign.
Carnival rides, booze, braais, shopping, discos for the energetic, games, gifts, prayers as well as quiet activities for those who do not care for noise and thrill, top the menu.
And with the actual day just around the corner, some caring hearts are also seeking good causes of commemorating the season.
Steers and Debonairs in Blantyre is providing a heart-warming occasion to fun-seekers yet again with a top Christmas do.
The trendy restaurant has organized a massive Christmas carnival scheduled for this Saturday, December 21, at its grounds next to Protea Ryalls Hotel.
“This is the festive season and Blantyre appears to be very quiet in terms of entertainment. So as Steers and Debonairs we have decided to have an early Christmas this weekend with a fun-loaded carnival. We want to say thank you to our clients who have kept us in business for the third year running now,” Thomas Banda-Nkosi, Steers and Debonairs Blantyre Managing Director told Nyasa Times.
The restaurant has teamed up with Southern Bottlers (SOBO) through Coca Cola, Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) and a host of other partners for the carnival.
According to the managing director, the out of season’s festival will have entertainment, drinks and food for everyone’s pick.
“We want our customers, surrounded by their family members and friends, to experience real fun after breaking from the stresses and strains of everyday life,” he said.
Last year and the previous year, Steers and Debonairs organised successful fetes with top-notch entertainment and hundreds of children returned to their homes with brimming smiles on their faces.
Included on the menu is theatre (Kwathu Drama Group), live music, disco, assorted games, eating competition, open braai and Father Xmas.
There will also be a machine which will be blowing ice, a flea market will be created where women will sell clothes and other items, people will have opportunities to be photographed with Father Xmas, autographs signed and customers cars will be washed.
In October 2011, a few months after opening in Malawi, the restaurant organised what it called Steers Day and then followed by Steers Christmas Family Day in December 2012 which was held at BAT Ground.
“We are now bringing this Christmas event and fun with the same feel to Steers and Debonairs Grounds. There is a host of people who will do some charity through their entertainment. We just want to bring the whole fun with a lot of goodies and we are determined to have it happen. We will move from the traditional Steers by bringing assorted food at very cheap prices,” he said.
Some street kids from Blantyre Central Business District (CBD) will also be brought to Steers and Debonairs’ grounds to have free food and drinks and join the day-long excitement.
However, as Malawians celebrate the season it is expressly refreshing to remember and support causes that share the meaning behind Christmas. Besides children need to be told that the birth of Jesus Christ is what this special moment is all about.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :