December is here and that means Delhi is set to light up in red for Christmas 2019. We don’t skip any opportunity to let our hair down. Play the Christmas carols on the speakers again because Santa Claus is coming to town! He might not bring all those gifts they show in the movies, but Delhi’s Santa surely does bring some much-needed cheer. Find out where you can get all the Christmas feels you’ve been craving.
1. Nappa Dori Christmas Market 2019
The third edition of this Christmas market is going to be bigger and better. Nappa Dori is one of Delhi’s most loved brands itself. It shares space with Café Dori in what has become a hotspot for artists and foodies. Christmas in Dhan Mill Compound is bound to be the most visually appealing way of celebrating this year. They will be hosting a variety of specially curated brands of merch and eatables for the carnival feel. The main attraction for us is the food. Café Dori food is delicious. We can’t wait to try their special Christmas menu!
When: Dec 13 – Dec 15
Where: Cafe Dori, The Dhan Mill Compound, Chattarpur
2. Faridabad Christmas Carnival & Trade Fair
A winter carnival that goes on for 10 days is exactly what this city needs. We never want the lights to fade. Pretty pagoda style stalls with pointy heads will line the edges to make for aesthetic styling. You will be able to find everything you need under one roof at this Christmas market. Trade show and art and craft will take over the city. Food stalls will fill the place with something for everyone.
When: 20 Dec 2019 – 01 Jan 2020
Where: Huda ground, Faridabad
3. The Big Fat Family Christmas Carnival
If you’re looking for some family time this Christmas, head to a winter wonderland celebrating the holiday season. Christmas carols, Santa’s Grotto, Tree Lighting, a master chef class and music and live entertainment are all set up here. Ticket prices for kids are ₹2,0000 and range from ₹4,050 to 5,250 for adults.
When: December 22, 2019 at 11 AM – 6 PM
Where: Hyatt Regency Delhi, Bhikaiji Cama Place, Ring Road
4. Puppy Day – Christmas Edition
If your pets are your real kids and one true love, then that’s who you should celebrate Christmas with. A Christmas themed Puppy Day is here to scare the blues away. Who are we kidding, little puppies don’t scare anyone. The blues however, will go away. The event welcomes people in need of puppy eyes. If a pet is all you want this Christmas, Santa can bring it to you. The rules for pet parents are that the event is only for puppies under 6 months or small breed adult dogs under 20 kgs. There will also be a Christmas goodies bake sale and a donation drive for homeless doggos. All you have to do to get in is register!
When: December 22, 2019 at 12 PM – 8 PM
Where: Puppychino – Dog Friendly Café, 119, Shahpur Jat, Siri Fort
5. Winter Carnival at Dilli Haat
Delhi’s cultural hub is of course hosting Christmas dinner. Apart from the permanent food stalls, there will also be a Christmas edition of amazing stalls with festive food. The three-day Christmas market will feature a visit from Santa himself! There will also be carnival rides, carols, music and live entertainment.
When: Wednesday, 22nd – 25th December
Where: Dilli Haat – Lal Sai Mandir Marg, Virender Nagar, Janakpuri
Christmas markets are all the rage this time of year. These are the ones in town to look out for. If you missed a few already, that’s okay, the best is yet to come. Mark you calendars!