Top 5 festivals to attend in Delhi NCR this December

With Christmas around the corner followed by the grand New Year’s Eve, the capital city is buzzing with a whole lot of festive vibes. The holiday spirit is cranked up to the max, and in the middle of all this sunny cheer, Delhi is throwing a bunch of awesome festivals your way. And guess what? They’re not just about filling your belly – they’re all about feeding your soul and firing up your mind. Adding a cozy warmth to December’s chilly winds, here’s our lowdown on the coolest stuff to do in Delhi this month!

  1. Rainbow Literature Festival

When: December 9th and 10th

Where: Gulmohar Park Club, New Delhi

The Rainbow Lit Fest – Queer & Inclusive, South Asia and Southeast Asia’s largest queer & inclusive literary festival brings together diverse voices from across the nation to find common ground and stitch more informed narratives about the LGBTQIA+ community. This year, over 60 speakers, entertainers and performers will participate in the festival like Seema Anand, Kalki Koechlin, and John Oinam among others. Over two days, the festival will also witness entertainment through music, drag, dance, film screenings and drama.

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  1. Jashn-e-Rekhta

When: December 8th-10th

Where: Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium

Jashn-e-Rekhta, a vibrant three-day festival, reverently celebrates the multifaceted beauty of Urdu across diverse art forms. It’s a dedicated platform for nurturing and showcasing the rich tapestry of language, literature, and culture. Explore the cultural heritage through Ghazals, Poetry Symposiums, Qawwali, Sufi melodies, and myriad exquisite experiences.

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  1. Zomaland

When: December 16th – 17th 

Where: JLN Stadium Gate No. 2

Zomaland by Zomato Live is India’s largest food & entertainment carnival to enjoy a wide range of culinary delights, an assortment of fun games and a fantastic artist line-up to ensure your weekend is truly what it should be – filled with food, fun and frolic!

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  1. Delhi Comic Con 2023

When: December 8th – 10th 

Where: NSIC Exhibitions Ground, Okhla

Comic Con India is the grandest pop-culture celebration on the subcontinent. With multiple shows held across India, they draw in over 200K fans annually, and their digital reach extends to over 20 million fans. Their events unite various fandoms, encompassing comics, toys, merchandise, anime, cosplay, TV shows, movies, gaming, and beyond

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  1. Great Indian Sneaker Festival

When: December 22nd – 24th

Where: Ambience Island, Gurgaon

With an exclusive collection of over 5,000 limited edition shoes, the Great Indian Sneaker Festival is set to turn heads in Delhi. This event is a celebration of all things trendy, edgy, and fashionable, showcasing the vibrant street culture that has captivated the nation. Two action-packed days, ensuring that the Delhiites have ample time to immerse themselves in the culture and excitement. From dawn till dusk, indulge in a non-stop celebration of fashion, music, and the urban lifestyle.

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