From fairy lights and carols jingling all the way, Christmas is a special celebration that all of us zealously look forward to. Marking the last eventful festivity of the year, the birth of the little Lord Jesus in a manger in Jerusalem is celebrated with great fervor in the state of Karnataka on 25th December every year. The sweet wintry chill complementing the weather of the Southern state of Karnataka makes the festival yet another occasion for tourists and residents to make merry and enjoy the spirit of Christmas.
A land that hosts a gazillion of wonderful tourist attractions, Karnataka gets all decked up to welcome its vacationers. Let’s take a sneak peek into how different cities of the state gear up to celebrate Christmas in Karnataka and make merry.
Pompous celebrations in Bengaluru
Known best as the IT capital of India, this city decks its halls up to bring the spirits of Christmas in Bengaluru alive among its cosmopolitan crown residing and visiting the city with enormous Christmas trees, dazzling fairy lights, and carol choirs humming at the grand malls to majestic churches and the busy streets Some of the most sought after churches in the city include St. Xavier’s Cathedral, St. Mary’s Basilica, St. Mark’s Cathedral, Infant Jesus Church and East Parade Church, among others. Brigade Road in Central Bengaluru hosts midnight celebrations where thousands of enthusiastic people take to the streets to share their merry.
The Grandiose Mysuru
The Royal City of Mysuru is all famous for its festive celebrations in the most regal ways. St. Philomena’s Cathedral, one of South Asia’s largest cathedrals built in gorgeous Neo-Gothic style offers the best vigil services in the City. Live entertainment performances also make the celebrations in the city palpable.
The Coastal Delight In Mangalore
With a handsome Christian population, Mangalore hosts some of the most glamorous Christmas celebrations in the town. Churches and malls decked up in Christmas look with majestic X-Mas trees and brightly lit decorations. Bakeries and eateries revamp their menus with Christmas recipes and delicacies to woo the taste buds of the people. The Christmas fever lives on among the people of Mangalore throughout December and ends with welcoming the New Year.
Christmas is all about spreading love and joy to the world. From singing carols in choirs and bands to decking up the halls to welcome the King of the manger, this festival is a favorite to all, irrespective of religious or ethnic background. People exchange Christmas gifts as tokens of love and appreciation. However, this year being a tad different, celebrations are expected to be mulled with restrictions on mass gatherings and canceling several celebratory functions. Despite all these, let us not be dulled, but enjoy the spirit of Christmas in our own little ways. Merry Christmas!