Christmas Events & Parties in Pune (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 Pune!
Curated Christmas events in & around Pune
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 Pune on Christmas Day
Visit The Mother Church of the Deccan
You can’t be celebrating Christmas in Pune and not visit the 191-year-old church which is fondly known as St. Mary’s Church. There is a midnight mass that starts at 11 PM and ends at 1:30 AM. If mass is not your cup of tea then just a visit to see the animated Christmas decorations will surely be a sight for sore eyes.
Sing carols at St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Over 4000 people usually gather at the St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Tadiwala Road during Christmas to sing carols, look at the nativity scene and generally have a social get together. After all ‘tis the season to be jolly!
Dig in to an XMas treat at Le Plaisir
Christmas wreaths, boughs of holly and a general merriment is the ambiance that will greet you at one of Pune’s most hip cafe. A special Christmas spread will be available for everyone to treat their palate to some festive delicacies.
Go Christmas shopping at Night Market
One of Pune’s busiest and popular roads, MG Road is open till 12 am for all you last minute Christmas shoppers. Not only are the shops opened till the 24th night but there are various offers and sales that are available as well. Shop your heart out whilst whistling a tune to a carol for the real Christmas feel!
Cost: Depends upon each shop and item
Indulge in unique retail therapy at Bhimtadi Jatra
This year’s Bhimtadi Jatra will have 20 stalls specially curated for Christmas comprising of artisans, craftsmen and designers. Every year it’s held at the College Of Agriculture which sees more than 6000 visitors - all of those who want to celebrate Christmas with a little retail therapy.
Dig in at Alto Vino!
How does a long delicious Christmas brunch sound to you? Look no further as Alto Vino as quite a sumptuous spread prepared for the 25th. A scrumptious five course meal featuring Prosciutto San Daniele with melon, Seafood Pasta, Antipasti Platter, Meat Lasagna and much more is what you’ll be welcomed with along with some fabulous cocktails and mocktails. Christmas is not complete without a Christmas brunch!
Cost: Rs.3000 – Rs.4000
Things to do in Pune on New Year's Eve
For New Year Celebrations a week later, check out Insider's recommendations of things to do in Pune on New Year's Eve.
Things to do near Pune on New Year's Eve
If you'd rather not stay in the city, though, check out places to visit near Pune 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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