Tashika Tyagi

6 Cheery Christmas Markets In Delhi You Must Check Out To Make Merry This Festive Season

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Fog, sweaters, boots, decorations, mulled wine, cakes and tons of rum & raisin chocolates. Did this remind you of something? Yes, we’re talking about one of the most awaited festivals of the year - Christmas! This cheerful, vibrant and joyous celebration comes with loads of breathtakingly beautiful decorations, indelible memories and grand carnivals, of course. Speaking of which, we’ve culled out the best winter and Christmas carnivals for you to kickstart the merry-making!

1. Oz Haat Mela

Oz Haat Mela is back this year with their 18th edition and we’re super excited for this one. Organised on the beautiful lawns of the Australian High Commission, this mela will see 42 NGOs from across India displaying a wide variety of Christmas decorations, tribal art, textiles, homewares, clothes, jewellery, accessories, candles, toys and loads more!

This year, these guys are also calling in award-winning Australian children’s author Meredith Costain for an interactive book reading session, an auction of cricket bats signed by Australian men’s and women’s cricket teams and a cool live performance by the famous Chizai band. The proceedings from the mela will be going directly to the charities represented, which earns it even more brownie points. So, drop by and have a good time, mate!

When | Saturday, 1st December
Where | Oz Haat Mela - Australian High Commission, Gate 5, 1/50G Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
Entry | Free
Timings | 11 AM - 5 PM
RSVP On FB Here | https://www.facebook.com/events/

2. Swiss-German Christkindl Market

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Wanna experience Christmas with full-on European feels? Well then, the Swiss-German Christkindl Market is just where you need to drop by this December! You’d find stalls here with pretty and traditional handicrafts, artwork and even designer couture that’ll be perfect for gifting this festive season. And while you’re strolling around and basking in the Christmas vibes at this market, don’t forget to hog on yummy Swiss & German delicacies and drinks, cheers!  

When | Saturday & Sunday, 1st & 2nd December
Where | Swiss-German Christkindl Market - Embassy Of Switzerland, E-3, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri
Entry | Rs 300
Timings | 11 AM Onwards
RSVP On FB Here | https://www.facebook.com/events/1747117518733091/

3. German Christmas Market

Organised annually by the Indo German Chamber of Commerce, the German Christmas Market is one of the most anticipated carnivals in Delhi. Now in its 21st year, the market will comprise a wide variety of products including furniture, designer home accessories, high-end fashion wear, handicrafts, decorations, candles, souvenirs and garden accessories besides live food counters, live music, fun activities for the kids - et al. So, mark your calendars and don’t miss out on this lively market!

When | Saturday & Sunday, 8th & 9th December
Where | German Christmas Market - Bikaner House, Pandara Road
Entry | Rs 350
Timings | 11:30 AM - 7:30 PM
RSVP On FB Here | https://www.facebook.com/events/

4. American Welcome Association Holiday Mela 2018

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The American Welcome Association is back with their annual Holiday Mela and we CANNOT wait to check it out. There’ll be sing-alongs, puppet shows, shopping options and lots of games to be played here as well. The Mela will feature more than 200 stalls where you can shop for handcrafted textiles, beautiful artwork, handicrafts, packaged foods, jewellery, local organic products, goodies made by various NGOs and more. And not just that, they’ll even have a wide variety of delicious Indian and Continental dishes at this mela - YAY!  

When | Sunday, 9th December
Where | American Welcome Association Holiday Mela 2018 - American Embassy School, Panchsheel Marg, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
Entry | Rs 250
Timings | 10 AM - 4 PM
RSVP On FB Here | https://www.facebook.com/events/332197700893147/

5. Christmas Market 2018 By Nappa Dori

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They’ve got some of the most amazing brands on board for you guys to shop from, plus some food stalls to gorge on some yummy goodies, too, this time around. Péro, Philocaly, Bombay Perfumery, Indus People, Say It With A Pin, Heads Up For Tails and many more are all going to be lined up at their Warehouse space to give you a Christmas to remember. Not only this, but Cafe Dori will also be curating a special Xmas menu for the visitors and that’s one thing that we just can't wait to go check out. Head on over with the fam for some Christmas joy!

When | Saturday & Sunday, 15th & 16th December
Where | Christmas Market 2018 - Cafe Dori, The Dhan Mill Compound, Chhattarpur
Entry | Free
Timings | 10 AM - 10 PM
RSVP On FB Here | https://www.facebook.com/events/1138368342999353/

6. Kids Christmas Carnival’18 By MomWearsPrada

One super fun Christmas carnival for mommies and kiddies, this one's all about shopping and entertainment. Moms and their tiny tots can have a wonderful time bonding through fun and crazy activities such as storytelling sessions, interactive art, choir performances, doughnut decoration, hair styling sesh for kids, photo booths, exciting games and whatnot, apart from a kickass Santa Workshop Zone plus a Role Play Zone where your kids can have a gala time. With a dazzling and stunning collection of Christmas decorations to choose from, this carnival is a must visit!

When | Saturday & Sunday, 22nd & 23rd December
Where | Kids Christmas Carnival’18 - Select CITYWALK, Saket
Entry | Free
Timings | 12 PM Onwards
RSVP On FB Here | https://www.facebook.com/events/337452323696332/

So put on your Santa caps and head over to make all the merry you want!