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7 Places to Make Merry This Christmas

Bring out the trees and decorations, and get ready to sip on some wine and enjoy some cake. Here are 7 cities recommended by HolidayIQ travellers to visit this Christmas.

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Panjim is one city which is pumping all year long but to visit it for Christmas is definitely a different kind of rush! Panjim especially is lit up with raging beach parties, Christmas decor everywhere, carolling from church to church and a mixed happy crowd.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Abhay Parmar adds, “Most famous church This is the most famous church in Goa and is UNESCO world heritage site. The church has mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier since the 16th century. ” Read Full Review

In Dubai, if you can’t wait until Christmas Day, there’s plenty going on beforehand to get you in the festive spirit. You can go to the Winter Travel Market at the St. Regis or the Fort Island’s Festive Market at Madinat Jumeirah you have plenty of Christmas festivities all over Dubai to keep you in Christmas spirits throughout.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jagdish Raval adds, “You can visit this one if you have faith and spare time. However, this place is inside of road and the whole area is some lonely with various religion places including churches.” Read Full Review

Christmas is such a wonderful time to visit Hong Kong. Victoria Harbour really comes to life with the glittering lights that decorate every corner of the territory. Disney is Christmas-themed, the amusement really looks like it is right out of a fairytale movie.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Vaidehi Satish adds, “Central Macau for Shopping and More Senado Square is good for shopping. There is also a museum nearby that one can visit. Further, into the streets, there is the St. Dominic's church one can go to. Shops include street food, souvenirs, cookies, clothes, cosmetics etc.” Read Full Review

Kuala Lumpur is one of the best places to visit during Christmas. All the malls are decked up with beautiful Christmas decorations like Pavillion for example. You can visit bars like Opium KL or Whisky Bar KL to sip on some wine to enjoy Christmas thoroughly. 

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ruchi Srivastava adds, “It is the most amazing experience. You can see the Fireflies glittering like festival lights on the trees. At first, I thought they are Christmas lights but they take you on a boat which goes very near to the tree so you can see it glowing and fly. It is a very amazing experience” Read Full Review

Mumbai has a vast number of churches during Christmas, these churches organise midnight masses and the city is fully lit up and the crowd is fun and frenzy. 

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ramesh Kabra says, “The Fort had a circumference of 4. 5 Kms and is believed to have a township housing 2000 Portuguese nobles & 60000 Indian Christians. They built Cathedral, churches, Convents, Town halls, Watchtowers within the Fort area.” Read Full Review

The vibrant and joyful reaches another high during Christmas, the air is filled with an air of festivity and an aroma of fruit cake and pastries. The park street is where the party starts in Kolkata in Christmas.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Prerna Kabra shares, “Park Street - New York of India during Christmas time Park Street is the best place in Kolkata to go if you wanna chill with your friends or family. This street is full of lights and happening people around. With 100's of restaurants, this place is always full of good crowd. There are bars lined up there and top class restaurants. Park Street's best visit time is for Christmas.” Read Full Review

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The pub capital of India, Bangalore, is known for its Christmas parties at places like Catholic club and JW Marriott. With many Christmas offers, pumping crowd and formal dress code and Christmas deco everywhere, it surely brings out the Christmas spirits. Churches like St. Mary’s Basilica and Christian Fellowship Church arrange midnight masses.

HolidayIQ Traveller Naveen Joshi says, “It was a good experience! I visited Bangalore during Christmas. The weather was very cool and the entire city; malls, shops and Brigade Road was decorated and illuminated.”

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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