Deck the halls with boughs of holly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
‘Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Winter is coming! And we are all ready to put on our festive hats and sing carols to gear up for one of the most joyous and celebrated festivals worldwide. You guessed it! We are talking about Christmas! From singing “Jingle Bells” very enthusiastically and waiting for Santa Claus to distribute presents to hoping our “Secret Santa” gets us something nice, we all have grown up with sweet memories of celebrating Christmas in India.

The Christmas season is all about spreading festive cheer and sharing the joy of celebrations with all those near and dear to us. And what’s the best way to spread festive joy? It’s none other than surprising your loved ones with a holiday! Pick any destination out of our India tour packages and we are sure your loved ones would cherish this surprise and the memories of this holiday for many years to come!

So, to aid you in planning your gift of travel we have curated a special list of places where you can enjoy Christmas in India and witness all the jolly happenings that take place around Christmas time.

1. Goa

People shopping for Christmas decorations in Margaon, Goa
People shopping for Christmas decorations in Margaon, Goa
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Jose HERNANDEZ Camera 51

Goa is synonymous with Christmas! You just cannot think of Christmas in India without thinking of a trip to Goa! The party capital of India with its Catholic population and Portuguese history celebrates the festival traditionally by singing melodious Christmas Carols door to door making Goa a beautiful place to travel during Christmas. You won’t run out of fun and festivities while enjoying your Christmas vacation as you can easily plan your Goa tour package around New Year and witness the famous New Year Celebrations in Goa too! A perfect opportunity to sing, “We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”, don’t you think?  

Places to visit: Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Santa Cruz Church, Anjuna Beach, Baga Beach, Calangute Beach, Colva Beach, Bagmalo Beach, Mapusa Beach.
Things to do: Dance the night away at one of the many Christmas Balls, visit weekly markets, attend midnight mass in churches, watch fireworks display and be a part of night-long parties at several beaches, etc.
Important railway stations: Thivim, Margao/Madgaon, Vasco-da-Gama, Karmali.

 2. Shillong, Meghalaya

Christmas decorations in Shillong
Christmas decorations in Shillong
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Twitter – NorthEast Travelers

One of the most important places to explore in our Meghalaya tour packages is Shillong. It is also one of the most beautiful getaways for Christmas in North-East India where Christmas is celebrated with much enthusiasm and zeal. The whole town is decorated with dazzling lights and you could hear carollers singing Christmas Carols from far away. People come together to shop for gifts and knick-knacks and distribute special treats to one and all. 

Places to visit: Merry Help of Christians Cathedral, Mawphlang Sacred Forests, Krem Dam Cave, Double Decker Root Bridges.
Things to do: Attend midnight mass, see the glittering decoration of ancient Fir-tree, Trek to living root bridges, visit Mawphlang sacred forests and Krem dam cave.
Nearest Railway station: Guwahati 

3. Kerala

Kids singing Christmas Carols
Kids singing Christmas Carols
Image Credit: Iris Holidays

Kerala, “God’s own country” is blessed with everything that you would cherish forever. Kerala is a beautiful state with people celebrating various festivals with pomp and rigor and it includes traditional celebrations of Christmas as well. Singing Christmas Carols at the midnight and watching Christmas plays performed fabulously by talented actors both young and old are all a part of the Christmas celebration in Kerala. You must include trying various local feasts that are held especially during Christmas in your Kerala tour package.

Places to visit: Basilica of Our Lady of Dolores Church, Edathua Church, St.Francis Church, Allepey Backwaters, Munnar, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
Things to do: Stay in a Treehouse, take part in Karthigai – the light festival in Wayanad which falls around Christmas time, celebrate Christmas in a houseboat on the backwaters, take a long walk at the decorated beaches, attend midnight mass in the church and enjoy bonfires at one of the many peaceful beaches along the coast of Kerala.
Important Railway stations: Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Kozhikode, Kochi

4. Mumbai, Maharashtra

Pheonix Marketcity Mall puts on a display for Christmas
Pheonix Marketcity Mall puts on a display for Christmas
Image Credit: Mumbai Malls Market

Mumbai, the financial capital of the country is known for hosting one of the best Christmas celebrations in India. You will find trees on the sidewalks decorated with twinkling lights and tinsel all over. The scent of fruitcakes from famous bakeries, traditional Christmas music from the houses, people dressed as Santa Claus roaming around the markets, and the humming of Christmas Carols from the many churches make you drown in the Christmas Spirit while on your Maharashtra tour package like no other place in India. 

Places to visit: Afghan Church, St. Thomas Cathedral, Basilica of Our Lady of Mount (Mount Mary), Gateway of India, Marine drive, and several malls.
Things to do:  Attend mass at the church, have Christmas dinner at quaint little cafés decorated in red white and green colors for Christmas, take your family to the malls that are decorated with various themes of Christmas, take a stroll at Marine Drive, etc.
Important Railway Stations: Mumbai Central, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Bandra Terminus, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Dadar Terminus, etc.

5. Kolkata, West Bengal

Colorful lighting decoration and crowd on Christmas at Park Street, Allen Park, Kolkata.
Colorful lighting decoration and crowd on Christmas at Park Street, Allen Park, Kolkata.
Image Credit: Tanmoythebong

The ‘City of Joy’ with its old charm and slow pace, is amongst the best places to celebrate Christmas in India with all its pomp and vigor. Kolkata is known for celebrating every festival with utmost enthusiasm, and it is no different when it comes to Christmas. The city is decorated with lights everywhere and hosts several light and sound exhibitions along with rock music performances! And what’s more? Kolkata becomes a shoppers’ haven during Christmas, so simply head out and shop your heart out in this beautiful erstwhile capital of India.

Places to visit: St. Pauls Cathedral, St. Philomena’s Cathedral, Church of Lord Jesus, Park Street, Victoria Memorial, Nicco park, Eco Park, etc.
Things to do: Take part in a midnight mass, go boating on the Hooghly River, explore Victoria memorial, take a walk and shop at Park Street and enjoy special Christmas delicacies along with world-renowned Bengali sweets, and ride a tram in the Maidan.
Nearest Railway Station: Howrah Junction, Sealdah, Kolkata

6. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Enjoy snowfall on Christmas in Manali
Enjoy snowfall on Christmas in Manali
Image Credit: Travel Triangle

We bet that you have always wanted to celebrate Christmas amidst the mountains surrounded by natural Christmas trees while it’s snowing outside! The feeling of sitting by a lit fireplace, sipping on hot chocolate on a cold wintery night is truly unmatched. Well, you can surely celebrate a white Christmas in India right here in Manali if you book your Himachal tour package at the right time. Christmas in Manali is like a fairy tale affair where everything is covered in glistening white snow. 

Places to visit: Gilgal Prayer House Church, Arcot Lutheran Church, Kullu Valley, Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, Old Manali
Things to do: Attend mass in Churches, visit beautifully decorated cafes, and shop at the shopper’s heaven on Mall Road.
Nearest Railway station: Joginder Nagar Railway Station

7. Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Christmas and New Years' Party at Marina Beach, Chennai
Christmas and New Years’ Party at Marina Beach, Chennai
Image Credit: Tamil Nadu Tourism

The metropolitan city of Chennai is well known for its mass celebration of Christmas in India celebrated by people of all faith. Christmas in Chennai is most famous for the hotels that provide special buffets during Christmas which you can enjoy with your family to your heart’s content. There are many fun activities organised by various organisations across the city of which many are free of cost to make the most of your Christmas celebrations.

Places to visit: St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica, Armenian Church, St. Andrews Church, Phoenix Market City Mall, SanThome Cathedral Basilica, Fort St. George, Marina Beach, Velankanni Church, Kodaikanal.
Things to do: Participate in one of the many parties at Marina beach, attend mass and listen to carols at many ancient churches in the city, partake in various activities organised by Phoenix Market City Mall, go partying at the many clubs in the city and enjoy the traditional feasts
Important Railway station: Chennai Central Railway Station.

Christmas is the festival of happiness and joy. It is the time to be with our loved ones and enjoy precious moments of life while feasting together, exchanging gifts, attending mass, and indulging in all sorts of activities that bring us joy and pleasure. 

India is known for its festivals and celebrations, and the same goes for Christmas celebrations in India. There are many places across the country where you can go with your family on a vacation and make the most of this holiday season.

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