Christmas shopping and carols: the spirit of Christmas reigns in Mumbai

It is the most wonderful time of the year. There is a choking in the air, fairy lights twinkle all around, and cakes are baked in hordes. After two Christmases at home, it’s only fair that we take a moment to enjoy the festival, safe and secure as we follow COVID-19 protocols. From live concerts to flea markets and music with a cause, here are some of the notable events happening in the city.

Santa’s paws

Why should hoomans have fun? Take your dog to a special Christmas-themed brunch where your pet can make new doggie friends, consume animal-friendly food, play special games, and receive gifts from Santa.

Where: Café Terres Rares

When: December 26

Hours: 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

BCC’s Thriftmas Donation Campaign

Organized by the Bombay Closet Cleanse, Thriftmas will see the thrift store collecting lightly used clothes, accessories, toys and books. Instead of donating the items to NGOs when they don’t need them, the items will be sold and the proceeds will then be donated to the Maison de l’Armée du Salut in Sion.

Where: several sites

When: December 12-22

Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Christmas health

If you don’t have anything special planned for Christmas, why not try a boozy painting class. With canvas and paintings provided, you are free to bring as much of your own alcohol as you like.

Where: Hobby Station, Andheri (W)

When: December 25-26


Space and Christmas meet in this new age party that includes food, drink and great music.

Where: Take It Easy, Andheri (W)

When: December 25-26


Christmas classic, the Nutcracker Ballet performed by Bolshoi dancers on Tchaikovsky’s score will be streamed for music lovers.

Where: Dance Theater, NCPA, Nariman Point

When: December 23-26

Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes

SCC SkyCinema

Snuggle up with blankets, company and hot food while watching two Christmas movies, under the stars. Bluetooth headphones will be provided on site.

Where: IBIS, Vikhroli

When: December 25-26

Hours: from 6 p.m.

Previous Junior Teaching Assistant Training Program, Department of Computing and Decision Science at LINGNAN UNIVERSITY