Winter heralds the arrival the festive season and 25th December is celebrated as Christmas day world over and Chandigarh is no exception. The birth of Jesus is celebrated at the midnight mass as people sing carols and attend the church. At home they celebrate by decorating a Christmas tree and exchanging presents with near and dear ones.
Christmas cheers and goodwill along with the festive spirit present itself beautifully in this equally beautiful city. The first planned city of our country has lots to offer when we think of Christmas. Chandigarh boasts of various places to visit and a host of hotels and malls hosting Christmas parties and events and welcomes this festival with open arms and lots of celebrations all over the city.
Chandigarh has quite a few churches under the Simla-Chandigarh Diocese like the St Ann’s Church at Sec 32-D and The Infant Jesus Church at Phase XI, Mohali and Christ The King Cathedral at Sec 19-A, many of which offer services and Midnight Mass.
Chandigarh is a major tourist spot and various hotels and restaurants have events lined up from Christmas to New Year. The lists of possible places to spend the Christmas Eve are quite a few. The City Center also known as 17 Sector, 22 Sector and various malls like Elante Mall, DLF City Center, Fun Republic in the city as well as Panchkula and Mohali hosts various events and parties to celebrate Christmas in a big way. It is a prelude to the mega celebrations for New Year. Nik Bakers, Backpackers, Oven fresh as well as various cafes and bakeries offer a delicious spread of cakes and baked goodies specially keeping the season in mind.
Chandigarh boasts of all major food chains like Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, KFC as well as top restaurants like Mainland China, Copper Chimney, Barbeque Nation, Moti Mahal and they all offer buffets and great deals on food and beverages during the Christmas season. Parties and events are held in all major hotels and Christmas Discounts for shoppers are run through till end of season. Children can enjoy at the various malls and hangouts as they over great options for their enjoyment too.
The various spots in the city which are ever popular with the locals and tourists alike are Leisure valley, Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, Rose Garden, Open Hand Monument and Chatbir Zoo to name a few.
Chandigarh is lit up for Christmas and beckons young and old alike with its charm and friendly people. For the nature lover, Sukhna Lake offers a quite place to bring in the Christmas cheer while enjoying god’s blessing with the locals who throng there the evenings. Christmas is the time to celebrate with family and friends and Chandigarh is the perfect place to do so. It offers a wide range of places for every age group to enjoy and whether you want to celebrate it in the traditional way at the church or having a grand party with your near and dear ones – this is the place to be.