Goa is one of the most voguish and sought-after destinations among travellers. The charm of Goa is such that it can be visited all year round, but December adds a completely distinctive and carousal vibe to Goa. December is considered to be the peak season and is flocked by backpackers, hippies, spiritualists, travel enthusiasts and honeymooning couples. It is an open secret that December is the best month to visit Goa with the lure of glistening expansive beaches, lip-smacking seafood, abundant of water sports options, pleasant climate and more importantly festive and party vibes. You cannot give a miss to Goa during December and here are five enticing things to do in goa at night:
Partake in the exhilarating Christmas celebrations
Goa was a Portuguese colony, and that is why it is Christian dominant. Goa is dotted with some of the best churches in India, which are a visual delight. Churches are embellished in coruscating and sparkling lights which add to their grandeur. You can visit the midnight prayers in the churches to experience the spiritual side of Goa. Some of the best places to visit Goa during December are Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception and Se Cathedral.
Night markets to hit up in December
Night market shopping should be in your things to do in Goa in December list. Want to spend a quiet evening indulging and pampering yourself away from the hustle and bustle, Goa’s night market is the place to be. Arpora Market, more popularly known as Ingo market, is a crowd favourite in North Goa. Ingo night market is beaming with exciting energy and enthusiasm. With live music, food stalls, artefacts shops, shoe shops, clothes shops, Ingo market is a shopper’s paradise. The Saturday night bazaar at Baga offers linens, footwear, jewellery, vintage artefacts, locally made wares and so on. The market opens at 6 in the evening, and the humdrum continues deep into midnight.
Delicious Christmas food and Goan cuisine
During the Christmas week, bakers from all over the state prepare special Christmas cakes, pastries and chocolates. Apart from the usual, you ought to try out local sweets specially made during Christmas like Bebincas, Dodol, Bullinhas, Serradura and so on. The seafood variety is expansive, and among them, you can try Mackerels, Crabs. Kingfish, Pomfret, Prawns and squids. If you are a seafood lover, the amazing weather and accompanying booze along with the freshest of catches will only add to your foodgasm. Plus there are amazing places to visit in Goa in December.
Enjoy the sunset by the beach
In December Goa is lashed by the refreshing cool breeze and marks the onset of winter. The blend of cool breeze and little warmth of the sun makes it perfect for sunbathing, and taking a leisure stroll on the beaches. You can enjoy the crimson tinge in the sky during sunset while sipping on a drink and having lip-smacking food. The beaches look all the more surreal and unearthly in the evenings.
Enjoy the Ravishing nightlife
If you are looking to usher in the New years in an ideal way, there is no better place than Goa. The atmosphere during New years eve is electrifying and thrilling, to say the least. You can pre-book your slots through the Folga app as they maybe limited this year. Partying hard is definitely one of the best things to do in Goa at night as the party goes on till the wee hours in the morning. You will never run short of party options in Goa. The pubs and restaurants are open as of now but with certain restrictions and guidelines in place. As a responsible tourist, maintain social distancing and avoid crowded places and hygiene protocols.
So what are you waiting for? Get, Set, Go – pack your bags and head to this sunshine state before it is too late!