Christmas Festival 2016 & its Celebration

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Christmas or Christmas Day (meaning “Christ’s Mass”) is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.


It is observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

Christmas Festival of Lights


The Christmas festival showcases a pretty spectacular lighting display with more than 1 million lights (which take 7 weeks to hang).

Special Prayers


Churches hold a special ‘midnight mass’, attended by most people of the community. People especially look forward to this mass as this is not only a sacred prayer ceremony but an important social event as well.


Men and women dress up in new clothes for taking part in the mass-special prayer session.

Traditional cuisine

Christmas pudding cooked on Stir-up Sunday, the Sunday before the beginning of the Advent season.


A special Christmas family meal is traditionally an important part of the holiday’s celebration.  Special desserts are also prepared, such as Christmas pudding, mince pies, fruit cake and Yule log cake..


Santa Claus Christmas Celebration

Everyone’s holiday season should include a visit to Santa Claus, IN. “America’s Christmas Hometown” celebrates the holiday with its 3-week Santa Claus Christmas Celebration.


At the festival you can drive the 1.2-mile Family Christmas Light Adventure along Lake Rudolph.

Shopping and dining are aplenty, and for a unique twist on the Christmas spirit, you can stay at Santa’s Lodge.


Christmas Cards

A 1907 Christmas card with Santa and some of his reindeer. Christmas cards are illustrated messages of greeting exchanged between friends and family members during the weeks preceding Christmas Day.


The traditional greeting reads “wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”, much like that of the first commercial Christmas card, produced by Sir Henry Cole in London in 1843.


The custom of sending them has become popular among a wide cross-section of people with the emergence of the modern trend towards exchanging E-cards.

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