The festive season of Ho Ho Ho is upon us and it’s the time where everyone is planning a Secret Santa and enjoying the lit décor of the beautiful city.
Here we have come up with the curated list of events and fun things to do in Mumbai. A visit from churches to grab some exclusive yummies with interesting events to celebrate this X-mas is the must thing to do in this festive season.
Five Fun ways to celebrate Christmas
Attend Mid-Night Christmas Mass
Probably the best way to spend Christmas Eve is to attend a midnight mass.
You can attend midnight mass at any of the numerous churches in Mumbai. In town you can go to Afghan Church & Holy Name Cathedral (Colaba), Saint Michael’s Church (Mahim), Saint Thomas’s Cathedral (Fort), or Gloria Church (Byculla). In the suburbs, you can visit Afghan Church, Saint Peter’s Church and Saint Andrew’s church Bandra. Most popular mass in the city happens at Bandra’s famous Mount Mary’s Basilica.
Mumbai’s markets transform around this time of year to cater to all of your Christmas shopping needs – from Christmas trees and decorative ornaments to Santa costumes. Hit the markets at Hill Road in Bandra, which remains the best place for Christmas shopping. Here, you will find street-side stalls selling decoration items, festive sweets, and treats at very affordable prices. Those down south can head to Colaba Causeway and Crawford Market to get their festive fills.
Locations: Bandra Street Market, Crawford Market
Christmas is a festival of lights and fancy décors and what else could be better than this if we add colors to the evening. If you like colors then get ready to immerse yourself in a colorful event of Canvas painting and make this Christmas lit, live and colorful. This happening event is going to be organized at Dublin Square, Mumbai Central Suburbs. You just need to show up with your wild imaginations and creativity. All the art materials from easel, canvas, paints, and brushes will be available. So mark your calendar with this colorful event during this Christmas.
Time and Location: 24 Dec 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Dublin Square, Mumbai Central.
It’s going to be a delightful treat for Sufi lovers during this Christmas. The Mahim Fair is celebrated in the memory of Hazrat Makhdum Ali Mahimi, a Sufi Saint on the 14th century. This festival is going to be main attractions because of “Qawwalis”. This goes for two weeks, starts from 20th to 25th with multiple options like Sufi music, Fun Fair, and food stalls. This is nothing to do with Christmas but, for Sufi lovers, spending a Christmas evening listening to the Sufi music is itself a treat.
Time and Location: Evening | Dargah Hazrat Makhdum Mahimi – Mahim West
Not only to adults but this city offers multiple fun options to kids as well. Kid’s Christmas Carnival is a fun event where they can spend their time by learning new fun ways of celebrating Christmas. Full fun zone of art and craft with amusement rides, game stalls, letter to Santa. Juggle show, Meeting your favorite cartoon characters, Sock yourself with snow and selfie with Santa.
Also get your kids dress like Santa and get print instantly. So this Christmas Eve gives your kids a whole new experience.
Time and Location: 24 Dec 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM | MP Shah English High School Ground, Vile Parle West, Mumbai Western Suburbs
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