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Christmas and New Year Celebrations in Goa, India :

Celebrate the birth of Jesus and say good bye to the old year and start new begining by welcoming to the New Year. Are you thinking for the best place to celebrate the Christmas and New Year with marvelous memories? Goa is the best place to celebrate Christmas and New Year in India. In fact Goa is one of the best places to celebrate Christmas and New Year in India. All the hotels and resorts are pre-booked by the visitors to enjoy the sea beauty and welcome the new years with hot parties.

There is only one airport in Goa which is well known as Dabolim Airport. Many visitors will be in rush to visit Goa by the Middle of the December, every hotels and events are pre-booked but you can apply visa to visit Goa before 24 hours also!!!!

Christmas Celebrations

1. Christmas Celebrations :

Goa visiting is incomplete without seeing the beautiful churches. Goa’s history is unmistakable. The famous churches in Goa stand as evidence to the grand past of India. This architectural stunner came into being during the Portuguese rule in Goa that spanned across several centuries. The distinct influence of the Portuguese architecture in these churches is simply incredible. Monumental in value, these structures are of religious, cultural and historical understanding. Each church was built with a ambition apart from being a place of awe. The Catherine of Alexandria for example, was built in celebration of the Portuguese victory of the Persian Army. The Basilica of Bom Jesus encloses the mausoleum of St. Francis Xavier. The Convent and Church of St Francis of asses convey the fallacy of Goa during the time given that there are portrait paintings of the Hindu God Vishnu.

There are many churches in Goa which has its own importance. The following are famous churches in Goa are :

  • Born Jesus Basilica
  • Se Cathedral
  • Church of St Francis Assisi
  • Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
  • Church of St. Cajetan
  • Chapel of St. Catherine
  • Church of Lady of Rosary
  • Monte Hill
  • Chapel of St.Francis Xavier
  • St. Alex Church
  • Nossa Senhora de penha de Franca
  • Church of Lady of Miracales
Long Night parties in Goa

2 Long Night parties in Goa :

Goa is most exclusive place for Long Night parties thought the year but on the behalf of New Year eve there is something special. The cool breezes from sea and pleasant sky along with the palm trees give Goa a perfect advantage to host the night parties.

New Year is perfect eve to enjoy the joyful slightly drunk to the music and beats under the night sky at beaches. Have a great long night party experience in Goa.

Famous long Night Party places in Goa :

  • SinQ Beach Club
  • LPK Waterfront
  • Club Tito’s
  • Cape Town Café
  • Café Mambo
  • Hill Top
  • UV Bar
  • Cock’s Town
  • Curlies Shack
  • AZ.U.R.-Goa Marriott Resort

3. Sunburn :

Sunburn is the king of all music festivals in India. Hottest music festival of India happening in Goa during December to make all people to immerse in the music. Sunburn is the festival in Goa to bring all DJ’S from all over the world. Perfect time to enjoy the music is this December. Sunburn Goa is coming back in 2016 for its 10th year with the most explosive DJs and 4 days of revelry and partying! Given its special 10 year anniversary, Sunburn Goa is taking on the moniker of ‘Sunburn 10’ and fans from around the world can expect an experience only fit for such a huge milestone. Sunburn Goa 2016 promises to deliver the biggest celebration to EDM fans on Goa’s sun soaked beaches and stunning shorelines.

Book the General Admission passes or VIP passes; buy your tickets for Sunburn Goa’s 10 year anniversary at viagogo – the world’s largest ticket marketplace and Sunburn Goa’s official international ticketing partner. 

  • Hill Tops : An iconic destination in Goa for all trance lovers, it has some of the best New Years Eve parties in town. With DJ’s spinning tunes every weekend, this place is no dampener especially when the year ends. Artists coming in from around the world for this 24 hour party will make it be quite a treat especially for those visiting Goa for the first time.
Sea Food

4. Sea Food :

Goa is only place where will be no place that serve sea food like it with verities of sea foods.

Mouth watering prawns, sea fishes, sardines, crabs, etc and etc are only few there are many tasty sea foods which you can only experience in Goa. If you ever want to eat the best fried fish in Goa, Head backland away from the sea, away from the special beach-belt diners and those beach cottages offering hyped, assembly-line food. Under clay-tiled roofs, dodging tendrils of smoke in dim light and occasionally holding your breath to avoid the reeking smell of feni, you'll find pans laden with coarse flour-coated fried fish, sizzling delightfully in Goa's hotels and bars.

Few famous dishes that you will enjoy in Goa

  • Goan Fish Curry
  • Fish Recheado
  • Goan Prawn Curry
  • Bebinca
  • Pork Vindaloo
  • Rava Fried Fish
  • Chicken Xacuti
  • Chicken Cafreal
  • Pork Sorpotel
  • Goan Nervi
New year Fire Works

5. New year Fire Works

There’s was no other state in India that celebrates Christmas and New Year like Goa. The happy and jolly people at goa never leave a celebration and that too New Year. There are fireworks seen throughout the night and it’s almost so loud that which can’t make you to hear anything else. But such beautiful fireworks will leave your jaws open in wonder. Its all seen in a line, as the fireworks of one street ends the same begins on another and this goes on all over the night.

Head to the beaches of Goa and set out a blanket so you can sit back and watch fireworks lighting up the midnight sky on both Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Popular Goa beaches to watch fireworks at are Baga and Calangute while Colva and Bogmalo beaches are the ones to head to in South Goa. Impromptu dancing and parties on sand and everyone is welcome to join the festivity.

PANAJI : Spectacular fireworks dance and dine parties and midnight masses accompanied by ringing of bells ushered Goa into the New Year 2015, along the rest of the country and the world, as thousands of tourists thronged the state.


6. Lanterns :

For any age people lanterns are a favorite whether you are an adult or a kid. New Year is the time when the already beautiful night sky is made exciting by letting out the lighting lanterns with wishes of a wonderful and successful year for all. I think all will remember standing under it all and watching the whole sky flaming, giving out a light and view experience will never leave from the mind. Fireworks look spectacular to the eyes and crackers send out the loud message that you are having a blast of enjoyment.
Local women in parra used to prepare homemade sky lanterns that were being made of paper, bamboo and wax are entirely decomposable and involve less risk than other fire crackers. The lanterns are initially manufactured with white color but later they are preparing it in different shapes and colors accordingly to current trends.

Beach comes to life

7. Beach comes to life

Everyone around the world wants to visit the jam-packed as well as the silent beaches of Goa to just relax. But imagine those same beaches that you long desire strongly to visit that the beaches will comes to life with people moving everywhere, the ships all lit up with serial lights, music and beats filling the air while all living beings shout up to the sky expressing their enjoyment and love for Goa and its most wanted beaches. This enjoyment will be throughout the year but on the Christmas and New Year Eve it’s more special to visit goa and watch the beautiful beaches that come into life.

Bonfire and Barbeque

8. Bonfire and Barbeque

Imagine the same bonfire, the same people but only you’re on a beach under the beautiful night sky with the sound of the shushing waves. If a low key-celebration is what you like in the chaos of the city, then a barbeque at a beach are perfect. On beaches like Calangute, Dona Paula, Palolem, Baga, you’ll sure enough find some quiet spots to have a nice bonfire and barbeque. Many locals prefer for this when the city gets flooded with tourists at the clubs and popular spots. There are also proper parties that happen at the same beaches so if you just don’t want to go to a club but want to party in the warm, salty breeze under the stars, then the beach is your best bet! Goa’s atmosphere is perfect for a bonfire and most importantly a joyous and enjoyable one. Cooking that steak, the ham, sausages while all your friends are singing and spreading positive energy all around them.


9. Casino :

Goa is one of the few states in India where gambling is legal.  Casinos can be found in Goa wheatear it’s off-shore and on-share. Most of the people will visit the live tables on the floating casinos. Which are only the places for entertainment destinations might be the on-shore can have electronic games.

The following are the famous casinos in Goa :

  • Deltin Royale
  • Casino Pride
  • Casino Pride 2
  • Deltin Jaqk
  • Casino Paradise
  • Chances Casino and Resort
Adventure in Goa

10. Adventure in Goa :

Goa is not only place for parties and beaches, it is also known for adventures and sport.

There are water sports and other exiting adventure makes you feels the best place to visit to enjoy is goa!!!

The below are the best adventure places in the Goa.

  • Trekking
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Balloon Flight
  • Parasailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Skibob
  • Camping
  • Scuba Diving
  • White water River Rafting
  • ATV biking
  • Upper Sauri Canyoning
  • Dandeli Adventure Trip
  • Dolphin watching
  •  Canyoning
  • Water surfing
  • Snorkeling