It’s that time of the year where families gather around decorating Christmas trees. Friends and family from all over come to visit, taking time off their busy schedules. Time slows down during the holiday season. The holidays are celebrated on a grand scale in Goa. Churches, houses and even the beaches are lit. You can hear Christmas carols being sung, the air is sweet with the aroma of Christmas sweets and candles. Restaurants are serving you holiday special meals.
Planning a holiday to Goa? Here’s a list of things you do not want to miss out on:
1) Fireworks on the beach
Various beaches across Goa put up a beautiful firework show on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Popular beaches to watch the firework shows are Baga, Calangute,Colva and Bogmalo beach.
2) Burning of the old man
The burning of the old man is symbolic of burning away worries and strife. It’s an age-old tradition practised in Goa where children go around collecting donations and build an old man made from straw and hay. On new years eve, everyone from the surrounding villages gathers around and witnesses the burning of the old man as they welcome the new year.
3) Homemade Sweets
If you haven’t tried homemade Goan sweets, do not miss out on it this year. Some of the sweets you must try this December are baath cake, bebinca, dodol, rose cookies, kulkul / kalkal, Goan neuris / karanji, chocolate marzipan, chocolate gingerbread and guava cheese.
4) Celebrate #ChristmasAtTheCreek
Christmas is right around the corner and preparations at Coconut Creek are in full swing! There’s nothing like celebrating Christmas with us at Coconut Creek, you’ll leave with memories galore. To spread the Christmas cheer, we’ve come up with a special offer just for you – get all of 20% off on rooms booked between 20th and 27th December!
To make things even sweeter, we have a full blown traditional Christmas dinner planned for 25th December. Roasted turkey, brussel sprouts, roasted potatoes and a whole lot more will make an appearance at our Christmas table and you don’t want to miss it.
All of this for only Rs. 3,900 plus GST. We have limited seats, so give us a call on +0832 2538090 and book yourself a table today!
5) New Year’s Eve gala dinner at Joets
Bring in the new year under a starry sky with the wind in your hair and sand between your toes only at Joets in Bogmalo. For only Rs. 5500/- plus GST (5%), treat yourself to a lavish buffet of different food stations, salads and cold cuts, soup, barbecue, tandoori, appetisers, mains and desserts. To top it all, enjoy the free bar with local drinks, live music, entertainment and fireworks at midnight. We have very limited seats so give us a call on 0832 253 8036 and book your table today!