Being in Goa is always fun, but have you ever thought of celebrating Christmas in Goa? The beach destination is globally renowned for its amazing parties, vibrant nightlife and its happy image has always attracted people from near and far. Christmas in Goa is the time to sing carols, go to midnight masses, beach parties, shopping, and much more.
To make your Christmas more colourful and memorable, we offer certain ideas that might help you make the most of your holidays. Read along to know more:
Be a part of carols and midnight mass
So Christmas is also the time when you pray to the Lord to bestow you with happiness. Goa, as we all know, is home to some beautiful olden churches where midnight mass and carols are organised. Two of the prime churches here, namely The Basilica of Bom Jesus and theImmaculate Conception Church, are the best places to attend traditional midnight mass. Here you can sing carols, pray and burn candles.
Relish some fancy Christmas special delicacies
Apart from its scenic beaches and night out venues, Goa is renowned for its delicious delicacies and Christmas is the best time to take a break from your diet and indulge in something exotic. When in Goa, you must treat your taste buds with a traditional Christmas dinner at the gorgeous beachside restaurants. And trust me, this experience will lead you to create all those happy memories. The Christmas cuisine in Goa includes a wide range of dishes such as prawn balchao, chicken cafreal, prawn ambot tik, fish xacuti and chocolate walnut fudge take over the main menu list. Be it a classy establishment or a little shack diner, every corner of Goa smells of rich spices.
Christmas Eve beachside parties
The first thing that comes to mind when we say Goa is Goa Christmas party! The destination is renowned for its grand celebrations and beachside parties that take place after the sun goes down. There are several venues where you can let your hair down and enjoy Christmas dancewith your gang. A number of pubs, bars and restaurants and top hotels throw special party invites for the day which are attended by big names and celebs. This year is going to be extra special as Goa will host the very famous Sunburn Music Festival from December 29 to December 31. So, all the more reasons to be happy and cheerful!
Partake in Burn the Old Man Festival
If you extend your Christmas holidays in Goa for a few more days, you can be a part of the legendary Burn the Old Man fest in Goa. This traditional festivity takes place on the eve of New Year and is practiced by the natives of Goa. On this day, people prepare hay effigies of old men and dress them up and burn them later which signifies burning of worries and problems. It’s absolutely a treat for the eyes and experience of a lifetime.
Looking at the fireworks
Goa looks stunning and with fireworks in the sky, it only adds to the beauty of the destination. The fireworks that take place on the Christmas Eve are absolutely breathtaking. Every eye gets stuck in the sky as myriad colours explode together and take a beautiful shape. This sight is a balm to the sore eyes, it looks so gorgeous! You can twirl under the firework lit sky and make the most out of it.