Top 10 Places to Celebrate Christmas in India

Christmas is a festival of joy, love, receiving and giving. With blessings like winter and snow, Christmas is celebrated in December. This festival is celebrated by Christians as the birthday of savior Jesus Christ. Only 5-7% of the population belongs to Christianity but India is a land of festivals, every festival celebrated here is filled with enthusiasm and joy.

Christmas in India is also celebrated with fun, cakes, gifts, Christmas carols and a lot of festive spirits. Even non- Christians participate in this festival with a heart full of Christmas.

So if you don’t know where you can truly and traditionally celebrate Christmas, here is all that you need to know about Places to Celebrate Christmas in India.

Top 10 Places to Celebrations Christmas in India

1. Goa

Goa is well known among Indians for party paradise, with beautiful beaches, exciting nightlife, and several pubs and clubs. Goa is also home to many Christians, that is why Christmas in Goa is a little merrier than another place.

Best-known churches for Celebrations

The Basilica of Bom Jesus, The Church of St.Anne, The Se Cathedral, The Church of Our Lady of Rosary, etc.

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Christmas Celebration in Church

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2. Kerala

Kerala is one of the beautiful creations of nature and Christmas around here is also very natural and traditional. Kerala has a great population of Christians and they celebrate Christmas with all their heart and soul.

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The churches are decorated with vibrant lights and stars. They also put up a humongous carnival that is Cochin Carnival to excite the Christmas spirit in everyone. This time of the year Kerala witness a hike in tourism and tourists visit beautiful churches like Santa Cruz Basilica, Nadamel Marth Mariam Church and St. George Church. The Christmas in Kerala is fun and memorable.

cristmas at Kerala

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3. Pondicherry

A place known as India’s little France will certainly offer you traditional Christmas. The decoration of lights and Christmas décor wins hearts in Pondicherry. Midnight mass singing classic Christmas Carol, beautiful Christmas markets and peaceful beaches set off just the right amount of vibes for Christmas. Tourists from all over the world come to enjoy the French touch at Christmas.

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Best-known churches for Celebrations

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, Christ Church, Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, Edappally Church, Milagres Church etc.

Christmas at Pondichery

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church

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4. Mumbai

The “city of dreams” has dreamers from different religions, ethics, and beliefs. The Christmas here is celebrated in beautiful way possible. The most popular thing to do in Mumbai to celebrate Christmas right is to join the mass happens at Bandra’s famous Mount Mary’s Basilica, apart from this midnight masses are held in every Church of Mumbai.

Mumbai also hosts the hottest party to let Christmas on. Christmas in Mumbai is filled with shopping, food, lights and fun for everyone.

Best-known churches for Celebrations

St.Thomas Cathedral church, St.Michael church, Mount Mary, Gloria church, Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, etc.

Mount Mary, Mumbai

Mount Mary, Mumbai

5. Delhi

The capital city of India has everything to do in Delhi style. There is no one partying like they do in Delhi and Christmas happens to one of the reasons for them to party hard.  There is not much population belongs to Christianity in Delhi but that can not stop Delhiites from being Christmassy. They also organize Christmas mass at Vatican Embassy Chapel, beautiful Christmas markets are set up everywhere to get everything little things you need and all night raging parties are also organized in Delhi to celebrate the festival of jolly.

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Best-known churches for Celebrations

St.James church, St. Alphonsa’s church, Cathedral church of the Redemption, St.Mary’s church, St.Thomas church etc.

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Cathedral Church Of Redemption New-Delhi

Cathedral Church Of Redemption

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6. Shillong

The North-east state has a considerable population of Christians, which makes Christmas more fun and glorious. The homes, churches, and streets are decorated with fairy lights that look majestic. Midnight masses are organized with huge crowds singing gospel. Music echoing in the atmosphere, sweet smell of cakes and sweets are waving off makes Christmas more memorable in Shillong

Best-known churches for Celebrations

Mary Help of Christians Cathedral is the one and only best church in Shillong.

Mary Help of Christians Cathedral

Mary Help of Christians Cathedral

7. Daman and Diu

The Christmas celebration in Daman and Diu has a significant amount of Portuguese influence. This union territory offers various cultural celebrations. The cultural shows are organized with showing off of Portuguese dance forms like Corrindinho. Midnight masses are organized in several churches. The night sky is filled with vibrant lamps. It has a very beautiful charm when it comes to Christmas in Daman and Diu.

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Best-known churches for Celebrations

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Bom Jesus church, St.Paul church, Our Lady of the sea, St.Francis of Assisi church etc.

St.Francis of Assisi church

St.Francis of Assisi Church

8. Kolkata

Kolkata is mostly enclosed with people with Bengali ethnicity but there are some Christians there. Christmas in Kolkata is very beautiful, the city held a beautiful carnival on Park Street is known as Kolkata Christmas festival, which is decorated beautifully and a two-hour parade done by 500 school children are the most systematic thing to witness on Christmas. This extravagant Christmas celebration in Kolkata makes it most exciting for people from every religion.

Best-known churches for Celebrations

St.Paul’s cathedral, Mar Thoma Syrian church, St.Thomas church, St.Andrew’s church etc.

St.Andrew's church, Kolkata

St.Andrew’s Church

9. Manali

Who doesn’t like White Christmas?  Snow-covered city celebrates Christmas very beautifully. The spirit of Christmas among locals and tourists are very high. Christmas here offers you adventure and the most memorable moments of your life.

You can enjoy skiing, snowball fights and make a snowman. Sightseeing is the most beautiful thing to do at Christmas in Manali when every place is decorated with Christmas décor, there is nothing exquisite than this.

Best-known churches for Celebrations

Protestant church.

Christmas in Manali

10. Bangalore

The silicon valley of India has a unique way to celebrate Christmas. Holiday season fills people with jolly and Christmas spirit is high enough to make every moment count. The Bangalore city parties like no one can on Christmas. Atmosphere syncing with music, food, and happiness makes it more Christmassy for everyone.

Homes and churches are decorated with beautiful lights, bells, and candles. The malls are decorated beautifully attracting an enthusiastic crowd for Christmas makes Banglore more memorable for Christmas.

Best-known churches for Celebrations

Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, Mark’s Cathedral, St.Patrick’s church, Infant Jesus church, St.Mary’s Basilica, etc.

Francis Xavier’s Cathedral

Francis Xavier’s Cathedral

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