5 Places to Celebrate Christmas in India: Let the Santa Come!


Jingle bells jingle bells, jingle all the way!

Finally it’s that time of the year when Santa Claus is about to leave for your town! Who says India does not celebrate Christmas? Of course, we do! We have our own style of celebrating the 25th December, the Christmas. Among the oomph and glitters, conical trees and sparkling stars, carols and bells – let’s get set to celebrate this massive festival!

If you are also looking to give this Christmas a perfect vibrant, colorful and shimmering touch, let’s start the ride and discover the places in India to celebrate Christmas.

  • Goa – for the ‘party in the night’ lovers!

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Undoubtedly, Goa was supposed to top the list of top places in India to celebrate Christmas! One, the place houses a wide community of Christians. Two, the beaches and churches add to the celebration. Three, Goa is just perfect for the Christmas celebration! Witnessing the people from all around the world, Goa is a festive abode for the festival. Explore the churches singing in glory with poinsettias and spreading the soothing aroma of candles and those melodious hymns and carols. Let the euphony of church bells mark your day!

Things to do in Goa during Christmas

Catch the sparkling conical and Christmas trees round the Goa with massive crowd throughout the night! Don’t miss the famous churches of Goa including of Bascilica De Bom Jesus, Church of St.Anne and Church of our Lady of Rosary. Soak yourself in the best quality wine and some of the most delicious cakes and pudding flavors available.

P.S- Do not forget to taste the Goan cuisine and those evening beach parties and booze in retros, pubs and hotels!

  • Pondichery – celebrations among French Christians

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Do not regret if you have not planned to visit Pondichery during the whole year. Say thanks, you can do so during Christmas! Visiting Pondicherry during Christmas is probably the best decision that you can take. Clean and calm beaches, wonderfully architected churches and flawless glance of French culture, Pondichery is the perfect candidate as the Christmas vacation destination in India.

Things to do in Pondichery during Christmas

Being a former French colony, the place still reflects the same. Various French people who have somehow moved to or left the place return back to Pondicherry. Celebrating Christmas among so many Christians is the one of its kind experience. Explore the Christmas decorations all around. Make it a point to taste turkey dinner. And do make your visit to the churches including ‘the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church’ and ‘the Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception’.

  • Kerala – to celebrate the Christmas with a difference!

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How it would be like to celebrate Christmas among backwaters, coconut trees and nature till infinity? Christmas celebrations in Kerala would surely not sound the same as in other places. The place and the celebrations thereafter are surely going to remain etched in your memories for a long. Only few people know that Christmas in India was introduced by one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. His name was Thomas who landed in Kerala. Obviously, Christmas celebrations are therefore grand in Kerala.

Things to do in Kerala during Christmas

Do make your presence to the famous churches of Kerala during Christmas. These include the Mar Thoma Church and Jacobite Church. They are different from others as the proceedings here are done in the Syriac language. The celebrations are grand in big cities including Trivandrum, Kochi and Calicut. To further add to your Christmas celebrations in Kerala, hire a houseboat and celebrate among backwaters!

  • Bangalore – celebrating Christmas with tasty food

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Christmas fan and a big foodie! Bangalore is sure to satisfy your appetite along with providing some wow Christmas celebrations in Bangalore. If the grand meal is your idea of Christmas celebrations in Bangalore, the city won’t disappoint you. The central part of the town witnesses numerous churches each with French and British influences. Bangalore is thus the perfect city for Christmas celebrations.

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Things to do in Bangalore during Christmas

Move to the Oberoi for ultimate festive experience. Order Rost Turkey, plum pudding, mince pie from a huge list of equally tempting names.  Or head on to the Caperberry on Dickenson Road and catch a four course turkey dinner. If non-veg is not your cup of tea, go straight to Shiro on UB city mall and explore the wide variety of dishes. If carol singing is next in the plan, some grand churches including All Saints Church on Hosur, St Mary’s Basilica and St Patrick’s Church on Brigade Road await your arrival.

  • Delhi – for fun and frolic

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How can we miss Delhi on the occasion of Christmas? Delhi as a city may not be a Christian majority city but the Christmas celebrations are always at the peak here.

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Things to do in Delhi during Christmas

Plan your visit to Sacred Heart Cathedral. The bright and shimmery lights along with sparkling stars here mark the night. If you are a fond of Christmas carols, CCM, Capital city minstrel choir concert is the best way to explore the singing with singers from French, Korea. South America, India, Africa and other countries.

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