Merry In Mumbai: 7 Ways To Celebrate Christmas and New Year's Eve

Last minute plans for the holidays? We got you covered with the list of restaurants serving special menus and things you can do in the Maximum city
Bird's-eye view of Mumbai, and the Arabian Sea in the Mahim Bay.
Bird's-eye view of Mumbai, and the Arabian Sea in the Mahim Bay. Towering Goals/Shutterstock

The year-end holidays bring out the best in Mumbai's social scene. There are concerts, theatre plays, exhibitions, and book readings galore. Don't be disheartened if you are at a loose end in the city around Christmas and have zero Christmas party invites. Visit one of these events for an ambient vibe and special Christmas cheer to uplift your mood!  


Louiz Banks introduces Jazz@Prithvi, a concert series at Prithvi Theatre showcasing Indian Jazz Musicians performing their own original compositions. Curated by Gino Banks, this Christmas Special features a stellar lineup including Samantha Noella on vocals, Mark Hartsuch on saxophone, Arka Chakraborty on piano, Mohini Dey on bass, and Gino Banks on drums. Tickets on BookMyShow.

Where Prithvi Theatre

When 11AM, Sunday 24th December

#BandraBling by Khaki Tours

During Christmastime, Bandra comes alive with its rich heritage. Dating back over 450 years to the Portuguese Jesuits' arrival in the 16th century, this suburb has retained its Indo-Portuguese Roman Catholic culture despite Maratha and British influences and modern development. The #BandraBling Christmas-themed open-jeep heritage tours offer a journey through Bandra's gaothans and Christian colonies. Riding beneath the twinkling Christmas lights along the narrow streets, the tour leader shares captivating tales of Bandra's enduring Christian legacy.

Take an open jeep ride in Bandra
Take an open jeep ride in BandraKhaki Tours/Instagram

When: December 23rd and 24th, 6.30 - 11 PM

What: Walking Tour of Bandra, INR 999 per person

For bookings contact +918828100111

Brunch at Neuma

Indulge in season special menus
Indulge in season special menusNeuma

Chef Hitesh Shanbhag orchestrates Neuma's Season's Special Menu, highlighting the best of winter produce. The menu features standout creations like the Basil & Bocconcini appetizer, pairing pesto with fresh baby mozzarella, and the inventive Pistachio Pumpkin Mousse with roasted garlic pita. Seafood lovers can relish the Limoncello Shrimp with jalapeno butter, while the Ginger Chipotle Chicken with harissa aioli brings a spicy edge. Each dish reflects the chef's dedication to quality and flavor. Neuma offers an elevated dining experience beyond the ordinary, inviting guests to savour a curated cocktail selection alongside these seasonal delights. The evenings at Neuma, with this special menu, promise unforgettable moments of refined dining and sophisticated pleasure.

Where: Garden Chalet, 4/6, Mandlik Rd, near Regal Cinema, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001

The Coconut Boy

Missing the opportunity to visit Goa? Bring in Christmas with special delights from this Goan restaurant in Bandra! Indulge in the rich flavours of Goan specialities, from the savoury Christmas Special Mutton Chili Fry to the mouthwatering warm Goan Bebinca with Vanilla Ice Cream. Spice up your holiday feast with the Grilled Pork Chop Vindaloo and savour the Christmas vibes with a slice of their special Christmas Cake. Don't forget to treat your taste buds to the tasty Serradura for a sweet ending to your festive celebrations!

Delightful Goan delicacies
Delightful Goan delicaciesThe Coconut Boy

Address: Shop No 3, Epitome Building, 29th Rd, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050

Matharpacady Christmas Walk

Tucked away in Mazagaon's lanes, Matharpacady stands as Mumbai's enigmatic treasure. This enclave shelters East Indian residences adorned with intricate architecture, showcasing the lesser-known community's heritage. Once vibrant orchards housed these colorful homes, echoing an era of unhurried existence. Though the orchards have faded, this 400-year-old hamlet brims with captivating narratives from its past. Join us on a journey through this historic haven, where tales abound—a twice-fruiting mango tree, century-old Goan clubs, a 125-year-old oratory dedicated to the saint of epidemics, and the stirring accounts of unsung freedom fighters. Discover the cultural significance behind a historic perennial well and delve into the rich history of the East Indian community. Book your tour here.

Where: Mumbai Darbar, Mazgaon, Mumbai

When: 23 December, 5 pm onwards

Social Xmas Bazaar

Experience the delights of a festive bazaar at select SOCIAL outlets on the weekend. Nationwide, the brand is offering a festive community pop-up with a diverse range of unique crafts and delightful treats for everyone to enjoy. The seasonal winter menu adds to the charm. Explore flavourful options such as the Spicy Mutton Seekh, Bacon Rosinis, Malai Chicken Salami, Red Frankfurters, and Pork Sausage Vindaloo.

Xmas Bazaar at SOCIAL

When: 24th December

Where: Versova Social

Lollapalooza India 2024

Lollapalooza India is back in 2024
Lollapalooza India is back in 2024Lollapalooza India

End January 2024 with a bang at Lollapalooza! Forty artists, four stages, and 20-plus hours of memorable live music, art, and culture The line-up for the two-days of Lollapalooza India includes Sting, Jonas Brothers, Halsey, One Republic, Anoushka Shankar and many more. After travelling across the world for over 30 years, with editions in Chicago, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, France, and Sweden, the world-class experience of multi-genre music will rock Mumbai and surely the rest of the country. Tickets available online

Where: Mahalaxmi Race Course

When: January 27-28, 2024

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