8 Fun Ways To Celebrate Christmas This Year
Generally, Christmas celebration is relatively unheard of in India, but Indians do celebrate it. Across India, different cities are joining in this season of giving in numerous ways. Some of the things you can do is play rummy games with your family, spread the joy as Santa Claus, enjoy a festive dinner, and lots of other ways. Let us take a look at other ways to celebrate Christmas in India.
1) Rummy Time Is Family Time
Christmas is about spending time with the family. Laughing, bonding, and making memories are integral to this festival and families have a strong link with rummy as a source of entertainment. So, why not turn to the age-old family card game, rummy, to rekindle memories. You can relive moments with the online version of it on RummyCircle. On Christmas join a rummy tournament to show your skills in acing the game and Santa Claus may shower you with real cash prizes. So, check out the tournaments happening on that day and join the one that suit you. Brush up on the rummy rules so that you do not make any wrong moves in the game.
2) Deck The Christmas Tree
The Christmas tree is one of the most visible symbols of the season. Every mall decorates their lobby with a massive Christmas tree, even five-star hotels have some of the best decorations. What is interesting about a Christmas tree is that you can decorate and personalise it the way you want. From streamers to ornaments to fake snow, the sky is the limit. You can decorate the tree with lights, handmade ornaments, bows, flowers, ribbons, and you can use amazing stuffs to have a unique tree.
3) Go On A Decoration Tour
In some parts of the country, certain areas are lit up and beautifully decorated for Christmas. Some of the best Indian cities to celebrate Christmas is Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Panjim, and many more. The streets are decked in lights and buildings sparkle with stars. The churches in these cities too don a festive cheer. Go hopping, visiting different churches and check out the beautiful decoration. Some churches also have a social theme that is brilliantly showcased and reinforced on Christmas.
4) Indulge In A Hearty Christmas Dinner
There are several restaurants that display their culinary skills on Christmas. They bring western dishes, add the Indian twist, and add it to the menu. There are amazing buffets too during Christmas and it is extremely unique. If you want to enjoy traditional Indian Christmas meal, you need an invite to a Christian friend’s place, so butter them up. You get a taste of hearty dishes that is prepared with love and warmth.
5) Attend A Carol Singing Concert
Carols are Christmas-related songs that are catchy, fun, or holy. In several Indian cities, you will find carol singing concerts that are held all through December. You may have heard some of the carols such as Jingle Bells, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Joy to the World, Silent Night and many others. They will lift up your spirits and the carols will be ringing in your ears all through the Christmas Season.
6) Head To A Christmas Party
A Christmas party is one of the ways to get into the festive fervour. Dress up in red, white, or green, dance to the beats of the season, and indulge in amazing food. These days restaurants, resorts, and hotels are pulling all the stops to celebrate Christmas. They deck up the place with beautiful decorations and offer Christmas-themed food. So, gather your friends and let your hair down at one of the places in your city.
7) Go To One Of The Christmas Destinations
Rarely do you consider India to be a destination to celebrate Christmas, right? Little do you know that there are cities in the country that have a gala celebration. For instance, in Kolkata, Park Street is converted into an open air, pedestrian street that is lit up and the celebration takes place on the road. This party spans for almost two days. Don’t miss the carnival too. The other cities include Panjim, Shillong, Pondicherry, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Manali.
8) Spread The Cheer
The season is about spreading joy and sharing, so you can start or join in the Christmas celebration with a social touch. There are various programmes that are organised where groups share the cheer with street kids, people at aged homes, and those at hospitals and hospice. It is a slice of happiness that you share with those who are less fortunate and puts a smile on their faces. So, sign up for such activities or you can organise one during the Christmas Season.
Christmas is about sharing and spending time with loved ones along with the celebrations. So, rope in your family and friends and enjoy Christmas in India. There are various ways to have an exciting holiday and numerous cities that take part in the festivity.