Christmas is the most fun time of the year but it isn’t complete without the amazing decorations that adorn the churches, and the fairy lights that deck up the streets of Mumbai. With the streets all lit up and numerous stores painted in hues of red and white, there is a lot to watch out for during this holiday season. Here is a list of things you can do if you don’t have any plans on Christmas…YET!
Christmas Street Shopping
Mumbai’s many fabulous 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. Hill Road in Bandra is the city’s top Christmas shopping stop. You will find streetside stalls selling decoration items, festive sweets, and treats at very affordable prices. Colaba Causeway in Colaba and Crawford Market in Fort are your best options if you are looking to shop for Christmas decorations or other items in South Mumbai.
Hill Road: Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai, India
Crawford Market: Dhobi Talao, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai, India
Colaba Causeway: Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Colaba, Mumbai, India
Visit Popular Churches for Midnight Mass
Most of the churches in Mumbai hold special Christmas midnight masses during the season that attracts thousands of faithful from across the city.
People across age, caste, religion, and community come together as one to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
Mount Mary Church, Bandra West | St. Andrew’s Church, Bandra West | St. Michael’s Church, Mahim West | Gloria church, Byculla | Afghan Church, Colaba
Gorge on delicious Christmas special Lunch Buffets
There are feasts and Christmas special menus happening at almost any other five star hotel, pub, or eating joint during the Christmas week. Along with the traditional Christmas pies, puddings, roast and stuffed turkeys and cakes, they offer events such as Santa Claus distributing gifts, Christmas Parade, carol singing and games as well.
Here is a list of places you can tap for some amazing Christmas buffets:
1) The Sassy Christmas Brunch at The Sassy Spoon | 12:00 noon onwards
Where: Ground Floor, Express Towers, Ramnath Goenka Marg, Nariman Point
2) Christmas Extravaganza Lunch at The Peppermill | 12:00 noon onwards
Stags: 2500++ (2888 A.I. for Imfl+ cocktails+ sangrias)
Couples: 4550++ (5255 A. I. for Imfl+ cocktails+ sangrias)
10% discount on Early Bird Booking (before 20th Dec, 2018)
Where: 31, Opposite Globus, Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai
3) La Posadas Mexican Christmas Feast at Xico | 7 pm onwards
16th – 25th Dec, 2018 | 3500 + taxes for 4-6 pax per table
Where: Ground Floor, Oasis City, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel, Mumbai
4) Christmas Candlelight Dinner at 38 degree East | 7 pm onwards
Candlelight Dinner with unlimited booze (on prior reservation) | 999 + taxes
Where: Panchkutir, Adhishankracharya Marg, Opposite Powai Lake, JVLR,Powai, Mumbai
Go Mall Hopping to watch the beautiful decorations
‘Tis the time of the year when the city’s malls will be all decked up! Hit up some of the most popular malls to see their beautiful decorations, Gingerbread houses, and of course – a meet and greet with Santa for the kids!
Oberoi Mall – Goregaon (W) | Infiniti Mall – Malad (W) | Inorbit Mall – Malad (W) | Viviana Mall – Thane | R-City – Ghatkopar