Come Christmas followed by New Year, the entire city gets decked up in hues of reds, whites, greens, and blue. These are the days when every nook and corner of the city makes you feel and live the festive moments. And without any doubt, Mumbai does it better than anywhere else.
From those traditional places in Bandra, to Dadar and Thane, these places stand pride of the city as they get enveloped in the colours of Christmas to the pre-celebration of New Year. The lanes light-up in the evenings, mesmerising each individual passing by. You can soak in the beauty of the display, take pictures, and feel the vibes of the season. Here's a complete list of places you can visit to see the best New Year display in the city.
This locality of Mumbai is nothing less of a theatrical backdrop for a truly Happy New Year. The entire locality gets draped in lights and colours of Christmas since the celebration starts from the eve of Christmas. The entire area is a treat for eyes with spectacular visuals. Just a stroll through these alleys would make you feel wrapped in festivities. Don't miss the 'Winter Light Fiesta' that is held every year, making the entire place glam up in the colours of New Year.
Pali village in Bandra
Experience an ornamental look during this time of the year. The old colonial style houses and villas look most beautiful and attractive, complemented with a chilly weather is a perfect mix to take a walk and head ahead in the lane. The stars and lanterns hang in the streets, and fairy lights adorn trees giving a complete holiday spirit. Several neighborhood around the city deck up with much pomp and show.
We recommend you to go on an evening walk before of on New year's eve or on January 1 even and cross as many lanes of Bandra as you can. Damian, a furniture store in Bandra is known to have the most extravagant window nativity scene in the neighbourhood. Many visitors from every corner of the city go to this place to check out the Christmas light décor and display which is there till the January 1. Every year, the store changes the theme of their nativity theme. Most of the time, the themes revolve around childhood stories like Alice in Wonderland, and Gulliver's Travels.
V Road in Bandra
This entire street in Bandra makes you feel like Christmas continuing till the New Year, but it involves a lot of walking. Walk past the popular Villa Vandre, which lights up during the Christmas like nowhere else and stays the same to welcome the new year. This house, also called Peace Haven or blue colour house neat Carter road lights up magnificently every year. Walk down the St Paul road to Francis Road and then chapel road and Mt Carmel church, the whole street is lit up boasting the story and history of each house and church on the street. The stars hanging all the way will accompany you till you walk and get tired.
R City Mall
One of the biggest malls in the city has geared up for holiday season to give out some major New Year vibes this year. Starting from December 24 till January 1, the mall is set to host a world-class experience through exuberant décor, city's happening new year market, and a solid line-up of fun activities. The mall is decked up in a breathtaking magical Christmas décor which is nothing less than a masterpiece creation called Sky Full of Christmas.
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This year the decor at Phoenix Marketcity Mumbai, 'A Frozen Miracle' draws inspiration from a broken bauble with an entire world of Christmas inside it. This installation is an ode to the smaller things people tend to neglect but, when put in perspective, can be mesmerising enough to lose oneself in its sparkle. Adding to the magic and feeding your Instagram aesthetics are magnificent installations of fairies, starry canopies, surreal mushrooms, and frozen rivers that teleport you to a Christmas wonderland without stepping a single foot outside the city’s ideal destination for all things entertainment, food, and shopping. The display is there till January 1.
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