Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Christmas & New Year Celebrations In Goa - One Crazy Week You Won't Forget!

Get ready to indulge in the great gala time, which is about to arrive. The Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Goa is said to be the most amazing time of the year. Though, right from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, there are various options to make your vacation memorable, but Goa grabs all the attention. The merriment of Christmas and New Year Parties in Goa makes the entire state become crazy. Full of fun, live music, frolic activities, parties, sea, beaches, beer, etc., are some of the unspoiled attributes of Goa.

As the safety of the guests is the major concern, various security steps are initiated. Strict surveillance is assured at popular beaches such as Calangute, Candolim, Anjuna, and Baga, where a huge number of visitors flock for partying.

In the midst of tightened security, the Christmas and New Year celebration do not get affected. Here are the attractions of Goa that you should look forward to make your Christmas and New Year’s Eve memorable:

Night Parties
Goa is highly influenced by the Portuguese culture and thus, the same has gifted night parties since 1960s. Amongst the popular beaches, Anjuna is one of the sought-after Goa Beaches to enjoy the unsurpassed night parties. Each year, during the Christmas in Goa, live band shows, dance performances, traditional Goan cuisine & drinks are witnessed throughout the night at Anjuna beach. Further, to make the celebration a memorable even for the guests, the party features Konkani songs, Goa’s folk music Dulpods and Mandos, and special Goan liquor - Feni. Trance parties also make Anjuna Beach highly popular amidst the hippies. From Panaji, this beach is located at a distance of about 18 kilometers.

Don’t get misunderstood by “suntan”. Here, Sunburn is the most popular live music festival. For the year 2013, it has been scheduled for 27th Dec to 29th Dec, at Candolim Beach (North Goa). This music festival attracts tourists from all parts of India and abroad as it features amazing music as some of the world’s top DJs, including Brian Transeau and Ferry Corsten. As this music festival is organized at large scale, there are visitors in great numbers. Thus, online booking of the tickets is available.

Cruise Parties
Goa Cruise Parties are yet another attracting feature of Goa during Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Most of the cruise liners offer special; party packages for the visitors in Goa from all parts of the world. These parties feature delicious food and drinks along with amazing music and dance on cruise. Santa Monica is one of the popular cruise in Goa, thus, GTDC (Goa Tourism Development Corporation) is featuring entertainment elements such as DJs, fireworks, dance, games, party and prizes. The special ‘Partying While Cruising’ offer is scheduled on 31st December at 10 P.M. onwards. Advance booking of the tickets is advisable to avoid last minute disheartenment.

Goa Beach Shacks
If you want to celebrate your Christmas and New Year’s Eve in a peaceful manner, you may choose to spend it at the beach shacks. Along with being peaceful, celebration here is also affordable. The guests could also enjoy the real traditional flavor of Goa. Celebration at the Beach Shacks features bonfire, Goan food, beach side barbeque, Feni, Goa trance music and natural wave sounds. Beach shakes also make an important part of the nightlife in Goa.
During the festive season, there also are Goa hotel packages available either at a discounted price or complemented with some of the attractions such as parties, gala dinner, sightseeing, etc. Goa is undoubtedly the place to celebrate a memorable Christmas and New Year’s Eve in India.

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  1. I have been to Goa during New Year's time...I must say you have written the perfect write-up that has freshened-up all the memory of my visit....a nice piece...

    1. Thank you for your appreciation.. and I am glad to rekindle your memories.. Do share some Goa party pictures with us, if any..

  2. The kind of attention that Goa gets during Christmas and New Year's Eve is almost unfair to other destinations in India. But the bang for buck you get here is vastly more than anywhere else. Nicely detailed, though I'd liked a little more information about the Sunburn Festival, since I've heard that is THE place to be!