Christmas Events & Parties in Bangalore (2017): By Insider
'tis the season of good cheer! And Insider has a ton of things lined up for you: Events, parties, and a curated list of things to in Bangalore!
The festive season is upon us, and it's a time when everyone celebrates. Insider's got a curated list of events, as well as things to do in Bangalore - from curated menus, to churches to visit, to the best places to grab some XMas-exclusive yummies. Read on!
Curated Christmas events in & around Bangalore
Insider's got some terrific events for you - from parties, to music, from Christmas feasts to camping. And hey, it's a long weekend, so look forward to several trips away from the city as well.
Other curated things to do in Bangalore on Christmas Day
Ho Ho Ho, Christmas Menus!
Look forward to Christmas Special Menus all across the city's top pubs and restaurants! Pubs and microbreweries such as Wyt, Toit and High Ultra Lounge have Christmas parties with special cocktails and festive items on the food menu just for this season (who knows, some might even have a few special brews). Expect several live artist performances as well. For instance, if you like dance music, make sure to drop in at The Sugar Factory, Skyye Lounge and the likes. You just might hear Jingle Bells remixed!
Take advantage of all the Christmas Sales!
This is the time of the year when shops feel generous and you can refill your wardrobe! Hit up some of the most popular malls in the city: UB City and Orion, in particular are known for their fabulous celebrations.
Visit Infant Jesus Church
Established in 1971, numerous miracles have been attributed to the Infant Jesus shrine here, in Viveknagar. Recite prayers, or just step in and admire the architecture and atmosphere. Christmas promises to be special, and if you're in the city on Jan 14, you can be a part of the annual feast that happens here
St. Patrick's Church:
One of the most impressive buildings in the city, this is also one of the oldest churches - built in 1844! Christmas is special here, with a famous celebration mass with doors open to all religions.
Indulge in some Christmas goodies at All Saints bakery
Savour in traditional handmade bread, plum cakes, sugar doughnuts and take some home for your own Christmas party. The All Saints bakery will leave nothing unturned for you to have a wonderful Christmas. They're on Swiggy as well! Bonus trivia: They have their own apparel chain too.
Cost: INR 100 onwards
... Or At Fatima Bakery
Chicken puffs, lemon and almond rolls, chocolate sponge cake: We'll stop, you're probably salivting already. Enjoy these delicacies on Christmas. This is one place the sweet-toothed citizens of Bangalore have on the top of their list, since 1957. You will also find an excellent selection of home-made breads.
Cost: INR 100 onwards, but you'll find it hard to stop.
Visit the 'Establishment of Bangalore' - Koshy's
Mix the old world charm with modern ideas, and you will visualise Koshy's. A popular meeting place for artists, theatre persons and journalists, this place is always buzzing with ideas and you might just spot a celebrity as well (after all, Nehru and Queen Elizabeth II have visited). Considered more 'hangout' than 'restaurant', this place has won MTV's award for the Most Stylish Place in Bangalore. Their food is amazing as well - their plum cakes are lip-smacking. Relish these goodies from Koshy's this Christmas.
Get your XMas swag from Commercial Street
Deck your halls with boughs of Holly and other Christmas decorations from Commercial Street. Get stockings, Santa Claus figurines, glitter covered stars , candles and yes, even Christmas trees from Raave's or Ibrahim Street just next door and join in the festive spirit!
Cost: Expect to spend around INR 500.
Dance away at Catholic Club
Don't be fooled by the name - this place is open to people of all faiths. Enjoy an awesome party this Christmas at this Museum Road. Dance your blues away with the most Christmas Ball in Bangalore. Not a member? Find someone who is!
Things to do in Bangalore on New Year's Eve
For New Year Celebrations a week later, check out Insider's recommendations of things to do in Bangalore on New Year's Eve.
Things to do near Bangalore on New Year's Eve
If you'd rather not stay in the city, though, check out places to visit near Bangalore on New Year's Day.
Happy New Year and have an incredible 2018. As always, stay tuned to Insider for awesome things to do in your city!
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