In India, Christmas celebrations are a bit different from that of western countries. People here have a different style in celebrating the festival. The kindness, love, grace are the spirits of Christmas. Gifts are sent and received by people on this special occasion. Children enjoy receiving many gifts and cakes from the Santa Clause. You witness churches with the crowd offering prayers. People decorate the Christmas tree in the evenings. The month of December is full of shopping for Christmas and New Year.
Goa is the place where Christmas is celebrated grandly in India. Goa which is called "The Party Lovers Paradise" is well known for celebrating Christmas grandly. Most of the places in the city are decorated with lights and flowers. The special live concerts and music bands play in the evenings. The special lunches and dinners are served on the eve of Christmas. Some beaches like Anjuna and Mapusa organize parties. People from different parts of the country visit Goa during Christmas.
Kerala is the other best place in celebrating Christmas. The coconut trees, backwaters, and beautiful sceneries are assets of Kerala. The best thing here is the discounts offered by restaurants on the occasion of Christmas. Kerala celebrates Christmas different from other states. Here the Cochin Carnival is continued for 10 days.
Mumbai is the city where we find diverse cultures of India. Especially Bandra and Church Gate are the places in Mumbai, the spirit of Christmas is felt. All the churches in Mumbai will be organized until the morning. Holy Name Cathedral, Saint Thomas’s Cathedral, Gloria Church, Saint Michael’s Church, Mount Mary’s Basilica, Saint Peter’s Church, and Saint Andrew’s Church are some of the popular churches in Mumbai.
Busy streets are witnessed during the Christmas season in Kolkata. Kolkata is called "The City of Joy". People offer their prayers in churches and distribute cakes. Park Street is the famous place in Kolkata, Christmas is celebrated. Exhibitions, concerts, and tasty food everywhere add extra beauty to the city.
Puducherry is the union territory of India. It is similar to Goa. Christmas is celebrated grandly here. This place was influenced by French. The beaches here are clean and calm hence it is the best place for relaxation. It is the best holiday destination to celebrate Christmas. The Churches here are built with beautiful architecture.
Manali is the place where Christmas is celebrated amidst the snow. December is the time it snows. Here Christmas can be enjoyed with skiing and snowball throw. In December people would book the hotels in advance to celebrate Christmas here. Here Pine trees are found which resembles a Christmas tree. In the evenings' streets are decorated with lights. The beauty of this hill station cannot be described in words.