On this great festival all the people celebrated Christmas. The celebrations began with the mass on Tuesday midnight. Dressed up in new clothes, large number of people attended the special sermons organised at churches across the city. Ross Hill Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, St Anthony’s Church, and many others witnessed a huge rush. Churches and thoroughfares were decorated with the choicest illuminations as houses were adorned with Christmas trees, stars, balloons and Santa Claus toys. Families and friends organised get-together and played secrete santha game and offer gifts to their Christmas friends.
cup cakes, assorted brownie boxes, cake jars decorated in the colors of red, white and green flew off the shelves.Several hotels, bakeries, food zones in the city offered special discounts and organised special brunches for their customers. Coffee shops and shopping malls in the city also witnessed a huge rush.
The tourist spots in the city witnessed a huge rush as visitors thronged Indira Gandhi Zoological Park (IGZP), Kailasagiri, Rushikonda, RK Beach and others. Long queues were witnessed at INS Kursura Submarine Museum and TU 142 Aircraft Museum on Beach Road.