One of the best times, the holiday season is finally here! This is the time to meet, have fun and shop your hearts out with family and friends. Recently, several Christmas markets have been springing up across the nation due to the drop in weather and the increase in the holiday mood. Do you know what makes Christmas 2022 so special? The much-awaited celebration after waiting for almost two years in this lockdown.
But, what is a Christmas Market? 🧐
The Christmas market is a mash-up of holiday treats and festive antics that not only provides a lovely way to wrap up the previous year but also to ring in the coming year and an entirely new decade!
Let us guide you through the best Christmas Markets in India!
1. German Christmas Market, Delhi
The Indo-German Chamber of Commerce in Delhi annually hosts the German Christmas bazaar. In addition to German food and bakery goods, this well-known Christmas market sells miniature Santa Claus, amusing goods for kids, and tree decorations.
Location: Sunder Nursery (Opposite Humayun’s Tomb), Nizamuddin, Delhi
2. Sunday Soul Sante, Bangalore
The time is right to visit SSS in Bangalore! With the best food and intriguing stalls, Sunday Soul Sante, dubbed the city’s most famous flea market, draws customers of all ages (mostly themed on Christmas). Additionally, it plans activities for guests during its Christmas edition.
Bring your family, friends, and four-legged pals to SSS to share in the festive cheer.
Location: Jayamahal Palace, Bangalore
3. Arpora Night Market, Goa
How can markets in Goa be far behind if we’re talking about Christmas? Goa, one of the most popular tourist destinations in India, is particularly festive and bright during December.
One of Goa’s top Christmas markets is the Arpora Night Market. The all-inclusive market, which is only held on Saturdays, features live music performances and the hippest Christmas flavors to help you get in the holiday spirit. Additionally, this Saturday Night Bazaar provides a diverse range of artistic work from worldwide.
Location: Aguada Siolim Road, Arpora
4. Cochin Carnival, Fort Kochi
The Cochin Carnival, which lasts for ten days and is highlighted by rallies and competitions like bike races, beach football, boxing, wrestling, cycle races, and marathons, is the oldest Christmas festival in India. One notable event is the midnight burning of the enormous Papanhi statue, which represents all negativity and marks the start of a new year. What are you thinking? Add this to your list of Christmas 2022 hopping places now!
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Location: Fort Kochi, Kochi
5. The Polize Bazaar and Barra Bazaar at Shillong
Shillong, often referred to as Pine City, is home to two busy markets: the Police bazaar and the Barra bazaar, decorated for Christmas every year.
Location: Bara Bazar
6. Park Street, Kolkata
Park Street, the center of activity in Kolkata, is decorated with festive Christmas lights starting at the Esplanade and continuing to AJC Road to kick off the festivities.
This place full of trendy eateries hosts a three-day carnival with renowned eateries setting up food stalls, including Tibetan, Chinese, and bakeries, as well as hawkers and kiosks selling everything Christmas, including hats, excellent Santa merchandise, and accessories to wear for your stroll through the stretch to fit the vibe. Since the action starts at night, you must visit Park Street late evening.
Location: Park Street (main stretch)
So? This Christmas 2022 don’t forget to shop your heart out! 😍
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