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iXiGOers Oct 22 2013

Which are the interesting destinations to visit this Christmas?

Jigyasha Prasad Oct 22 2013
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Take a whirlwind tour of some interesting destinations to visit this Christmas! Revel in the festivities and let your hair down with grand parties and cheery celebrations. If you are the type who would loves to welcome the festivals with much ardor and fervour along with a little bit of travelling, then come, take a look at the most happening places to ring in the holiday season!

Merry Christmas (by Kelvin Kay)


Synonymous with parties and festivals, Goa celebrates Christmas like there's no tomorrow! It is an ideal choice for party-hoppers as well as people who want a laid-back vacation for themselves. With its glorious Portugal legacy and Roman Catholic local population, you know you are in for a lovely festive experience the moment you are here. One of the major attractions during this time is Sunburn Festival which takes place during the last week of December. Plan a trip to Goa and immerse yourself in the Christmastide!

Nativity Scene (by innacoz)


Surprised to hear that the serene city of Shillong could be one of your best bets to celebrate the festive time of Christmas and New Year? Well, see it to believe it! This otherwise sleepy town gets converted into an interesting destination and gears up big time for the celebrations with several live performances and musical concerts. Even though there are crowds everywhere, you can still find some moments of solitude, all to yourself!

Church of Shillong (by Simbu123)


Manali is the most sought-after destination for spending the holidays! Covered in pristine white snow, the hill-station looks exactly like a dream place for Christmas and is one of the most interesting destinations to enjoy an eventful vacation. People from all parts of the globe visit the hill station of Manali to experience an exciting vacation. Indulge in lot of fun-filled activities like creating snowball castles and snowball fights. Eat, drink and make merry when you are here!

Creating the perfect ambience! (by Eva)


God’s own country--Kerala
has some special Christmas celebrations in store for you! You will love to spend your vacation here amidst colourful celebrations, amazing beach resorts, stunning backwaters and lovely boat houses. No wonder, with all this and more, Kerala is one of the interesting destinations for a Christmas holiday.

Christmas Market (by McKay Savage)


Touted as one of the most interesting destinations to celebrate Christmas and New Year, Bangalore is known for its exuberant festive spirit and mood which you can experience the moment you arrive here. The entire city decks up for the grand celebrations and you will spot many happy and cheerful faces singing carols and taking part in midnight Christmas Mass all through the week.

Holy Trinity Church (by Navrooz Singh)


Well it might be difficult for you to think of this quaint, laidback city as an interesting destination for enjoying a Christmas vacation, but its true! The City of Joy--Kolkata transforms itself into a happening party place with the onset of the festive season and you would love to indulge into yummy cakes and pastries, rock music, light and sound exhibitions, shimmering lights and the party fervour here. It is indeed one of the most interesting destinations to visit this Christmas.

All decked-up! (from the official Facebook page)

Christmas is a time for parties and grand events. Take a look at some of the most happening Christmas parties in India! There are many interesting destinations across the world that welcome Christmas and New Year with much pomp and grandeur. Take a look at some famous places and plan a trip for a snowy Christmas!


The celebrations in the
city of Amsterdam are not confined to just one particular day, instead they are spread across several days, starting from as early as 5 December and going on till the first week of January. No matter when you arrive, you will be greeted with a festive ambiance which envelops the entire city.

Christmastime! (by Finnur Magnusson)

Puerto Rico

Celebrating Christmas in Puerto Rico is nothing short of having a spectacular vacation, with a two-week long affair filled with parties, food and family-time! And the celebrations go on till 6 January--Three Kings Day, where the entire city gears up for the last day of party. There is so much on the platter that you would simply love every moment of your time spent in this interesting destination.

Deck the Halls! (by Oscar Rohena)

Lalibela, Ethiopia

If you are planning a laid-back and traditional Christmas vacation this year, Lalibela in Ethiopia is the place to be. This small vintage town celebrates the big day on 7 January with a large gathering including locals and priests in white turbans at the largest monolithic church across the globe--Bete Medhane Alem. However, the town starts its festive preparations from the first week of December itself, so don’t be surprised if you see people enjoying the celebrations everywhere.

Lalibela Village (by Damien Halleux Radermecker)

Queenstown, New Zealand

If you are among those for whom Christmas vacation means more than cakes, carol singing and churches, Queenstown in New Zealand is the place to be. The warm sunny days here would let you enjoy a plethora of adventure activities like river surfing, paragliding, camping or take up jet boat rides while you relish hearty lavish meals of seafood, chicken and other dishes. All this and a lot more make this beautiful town an interesting destination where you can enjoy your holiday to the fullest.

Christmas Decorations in Brisbane (by Paul Arps)

Such an interesting panorama of world-wide Christmas celebrations! With so many interesting destinations to visit this Christmas, you are surely spoilt for choice! Plan a fun vacation and spread the festive cheer. Have a very Merry Christmas!

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