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Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. It was a religious season celebrated religiously by Christians, but nowadays it is also celebrate widely by non-Christians as holiday season.
In we celebrate Tropical Christmas.
What is Tropical Christmas? We’ve been hearing a lot of White Christmas but maybe not Tropical Christmas. Here in Bali, that new term for Christmas is created. Bali, a paradise on earth, island in Indonesia, a country fills with more than 17 thousand island that is well known for its tropical climate. Although Bali is a predominantly Hindu Island, but due to expats and booming tourism industry, the holiday season has crept into the Balinese culture over time.
A different sensation of Christmas that you can experience.
First you have to figure out where to stay?
Choosing where to stay at such period can be a headache since hotels and resorts are twice as busy during peak festive season. Hotels and villas in touristy areas such as Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Kuta, Ubud, and Seminyak may be very crowded but there are also places that you can enjoy festivities parties, dinner, events, and Christmas décor around seminyak kayu aya street where fills of parties.
If you prefer a quite Christmas night you can opt to go all the way up around Sanur, Lovina and Amed. Many hotels and Villas around those areas offer astonishing views such as ocean, volcanoes and paddy fields. A Christmas like this is what you won’t experience elsewhere.
Second how can you join the festivities party?
If you are staying at touristy areas hotel or resort, most likely they will have various attractive Christmas packages from Christmas lunch, Christmas dinner, and others in house entertainment included. And for those traveling with children, be prepare because Santa will most definitely come out to share candies!
Third where to for Christmas shopping?
If you have not prepare Christmas gift don’t be panic! You can get anything from clothes to housewares in Bali. Gift exchange with your loved one in this paradise island will definitely bring you a whole new level of excitement! We have big department stores like Mall Bali Galeria located in the middle of the city right beside the one and only Duty Free Store and Beach walk which located right across Kuta beach. Don’t like department stores? Worry not, there’s a lot of cool markets like The Ubud Art market that sells many kinds of local hand crafting souvenirs, local art works, and beach wear to local traditional wear.
Don’t miss the fireworks!
Asian countries are fond of setting off fireworks during special holidays, as they are believed to drive away bad luck. Enjoy these huge sparklers along the beach, even along the peaceful shore of Seminyak or on many rooftop bars in Bali as you toast to a wonderful year ahead.
Christmas in Bali is what you make of it!
You can expect to be jingle-ing with the crowd accompany by the high volume of tourists during this season, but it doesn’t mean Bali is 100% crowded. There are many villages and non-central areas on the island that are generally crowd-free if you want to enjoy a quieter Christmas.
Christmas also falls during rainy season in Bali, so expect showers and have an umbrella with you. But of course, this shouldn’t dampen the Christmas holiday spirit, who says you can’t sing Christmas carols in the pouring rain and dance shoeless on the beach?