Tis the season to be jolly and what better way than celebrating in the country of festivals. Christmas in India is surprisingly big and its that time of the year when people are looking to shop, attend carnivals and taste spiced, warm and winter-friendly foods and drinks. So, if you’re feeling festive and want to join in the camaraderie, get on a jet plane to Saadi Dilli (our very own New Delhi) for this exciting experience.
OZ Haat Mela
Hosted annually by the Australian High Commission in New Delhi, this charity mela features a range of hand-crafted products including tribal art, textiles, homewares, clothes, jewellery, Christmas decorations and more, made exclusively by nonprofit organisations and communities from all over India. To tickle your palate, there will be a veritable feast of gourmet snacks, Australian wines and a classic Aussie BBQ on offer.
Where? Australian High Commission, Shantipath
When? 2nd December 2017
How Much? Free
German Christmas Market
The Indo-German Chamber of Commerce annually hosts the German Christmas Market which attracts a crowd of shoppers and food tasters. For winter lovers, this is the perfect place to be and celebrate Christmas the German way. From home and Christmas decor to plum cake and mulled wine, and maybe even German beer, this market is very celebratory.
Where? The German House, Nyaya Marg
When? 9th & 10th December
How Much? Rs.300
Christmas Brunch by Olive
Although celebrations reach a crescendo by Christmas Eve, nothing spells cheer like a hearty lunch on Christmas day. On Christmas morning, leave your accommodation on an empty stomach and head to Olive Qutub for an unforgettable experience. The menu packs a real punch – from spit-roasted suckling pig and a traditional yule log to slow-roasted turkey and a banana-raisin mince pie, accompanied by live music, delicious cocktails, and surprises from Santa!.
Where? Olive Bar & Kitchen, Qutub
When? 25th December
How Much? Rs.2100 + tax