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The Ultimate Guide To Celebrating Christmas

Decorating Christmas trees, exchanging gifts, attending the midnight mass, listening to Christmas carols, munching on deliciously baked cookies, sipping on mulled wine, binge-watching Christmas movies - our favourite festive season is back again! Christmas celebrations in Mumbai have surely begun with a bang and there's loads of excitement in the air.

Here's a handy guide on how to make the best of this festive season! 

Where To Buy The Perfect Christmas Tree

When it comes to Christmas trees, we're fans of keeping 'em real, serene and fresh! So, ditching the conventional and usual artificial trees, we contacted multiple nurseries across the city which stock real Christmas trees called Araucaria (its botanical name). From Lila Nursery in Santacruz and Floraland in Bandra to Passion Green in Prabhadevi to Vriksha nursery in Vile Parle, options are plenty. 

Here's a comprehensive list of top nurseries to buy the perfect Christmas tree this season. 

Where To Find The Best Festive Decor

What's a Christmas tree or the Christmas season without hoarding cute decor? Glittery stars, snowballs, stockings, Santa hats and caps, reindeer statues - these pretty little things are enough to deck up your entire abode and transform it into a dreamy paradise. While Seven and Seven in Bandra is our go-to for all things Chirstmas-y and festive, there are a few others across the city which locals seem to trust the most. Here's a list of best stores in Mumbai for Christmas decorations. 

Happy shopping! 

Iconic Churches To Definitely Visit

For those of you who've always been curious about what it's like to experience Midnight Mass, choir performances and look at the beautiful decorations, we've drawn up a list of churches you've got to visit during Christmas Eve. So here's where to head when it's the most magical time of the year!

Where To Get Christmas Gifts

Christmas is all about spreading joy, happiness and positive vibes, right? And what's the better way to do it than getting your loved ones (and strangers) a thoughtful gift? And let's not forget the annual workplace ritual of Secret Santa! From quirky stationery options to subscription boxes and random cute stuff - we trust these gift shops across Mumbai when it comes to gifting our loved ones. 

Also this year, why not expand your circle and send gifts to those in need? These organisations in Mumbai will gladly accept any donations and distribute them to the poor, the destitute and the underprivileged.

Best Home Bakers To Hire For Delicious Christmas Cakes

Christmas means Christmas goodies, cookies, brownies and a hearty Christmas cake. While there are tons of iconic bakeries across the city, you can also opt for professional and well-established home bakers who followed their hearts to bake sweet treats and slowly won our hearts, while on it.

For everyone who wants cookies, cakes, pastries and other desserts made with love, warmth and truckloads of creativity, here are some home bakers in Mumbai to turn to.

Where To Grab A Piece Of Traditional Plum Cake

Nothing says Christmas like a good old fashioned plum cake. While there are a lot of options for sweet treats available, the comforting, cozy and warm Christmas feeling is only complete with traditional and authentic plum cake. While we swear by American Bakery in Bandra and Vienna Bakery in Santacruz, here's a list of other bakeries that are selling this piece of paradise. 

Where To Sip A Glass Of Mulled Wine

We love Christmas for two reasons - one, for the celebrations and festivities that has everyone celebrating life, with joy and cheer all around. And second, mulled wine, the traditional festive drink. Here’s our list of favourite places to celebrate the spirit of Christmas with a glass of mulled wine.