Christmas is just around the corner and preparations have begun in full swing. Have a look around your neighbourhood and you would understand exactly what we mean. Yearend festivities are a special affair for people around the globe. Traditional sweets, gifts, lights and all things glittery and Christmassy have found their way to markets near us. Christmas celebrates the birth of Lord Jesus, and is celebrated in a myriad ways across the globe. Melodic carols, ancient folklore, plum cakes, candies, mulled wine, gingerbread cookies and, of course, a beautifully decorated Xmas tree are some of the most beloved staples of the festivities. Christmas markets and carnivals are another major highpoint of the season that manage to keep us on our toes. It's time to fill our closet and kitchen cabinets with everything cutesy and festive. Here are some of the major Christmas markets in Delhi-NCR that you must visit this season.
1. The Imperial
You have loved the vintage Victorian vibe of this place, now see it all wrapped in festive fabric on the 20th of December. The Imperial is hosting its first ever Christmas carnival at the much loved 1911 Lawns. The delightful evening invites you all to shop from an exclusive range of fine handicrafts souvenir items, textiles and jewellery from locals artisans from across India. As you stroll around the fair, make sure you do not miss out on special Christmas delicacies like mulled wine, gingerbread cookies, paella, tapas, and pasta on offer too!
Where: 1911, Lawns, The Imperial, Janpath, New Delhi
Entry: The Imperial Christmas Carnival Stall Coupons: Start from INR 350 onwards; Entry Free !!
2. The German Christmas Market
The German Christmas market is an annual fair that is organised by The Indo-German Chamber of Commerce. This year the fair would take place in Delhi's favourite foodie hot-spot Pandara road. Like every year, the fair promises all things festive and jolly with a German edge. Dressed in glittery fairy lights and stars, the stalls at the carnival would be selling everything from designer jackets, leather boots, to candles, Christmas stockings jewellery and bird cages. The gastronomic quotient of the market makes for another stunning highlight. German beers, mulled wine, hot dogs and bratwurst and a range of indulgent snacks and savouries already has us drooling!
Where: Bikaner House, Pandara Road, New Delhi
When: December 8 & 9, 2018
Price: INR 350 entry fee; free for children below 12 years
(Also Read: How To Make Traditional Plum Cake For The Festival!)
3. Christmas Market at Café Dori
The Nappa Dori Christmas Market is back and is bigger than it's previous editions. Café Dori is hosting some of its favourite luxurious brands for a curated shopping experience for it's customer at the Nappa Dori warehouse. A special Christmas menu with traditional sweets, savories, wine and beverages would also be on offer to tingle your taste buds. Open from 10am till 10pm both Saturday and Sunday, The Christmas Market at Café Dori is your one-stop destination to indulge!
Where: Cafe Dori, Dhan Mill Compound, 100 ft. Road, SSN Marg, Chhattarpur
When: 15 December- 16 December 2018
4. The Christmas Market at Select City Walk
The Select City walk lawn is hosting one of the biggest Christmas Markets in town and if you are a lover of food, fashion, fairy lights, stars and, of course, Santa, there is no way you should be missing out on this carnival. In addition to the dozen stalls with Christmas delicacies, sumptuous food, jewellery, stockings, garden accessories and decorative pieces, the Christmas market would also have live music and fun activities for children.
Where: The Select City Walk. Saket
When: 12 December- 16 December 2018
So what are you waiting for? Let the festivities begin!