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What's On In Mumbai In December

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Updated: 13 December 2016
With Christmas and the New Year right around the corner, and a much needed break from the scorching heat with the onset of winter, Mumbai has plunged itself back into celebration mode. Plenty of music, dance, arts and cultural happenings await Mumbaikars this December!


FOOD | Taco Libre Festival At Monkey Bar

📅 Thursday, December 1st

Linking Road’s hippest gastropub Monkey Bar has come up with an exciting Taco Libre Festival featuring an array of delicious Mexican tacos. Watch out for the highlights – the Sausage and Pulled Pork Taco and the Blackened Cajun Style Shrimp Taco. And to make your evening even better, there will be loud, thumping Latino music inviting you to rock the dance floor.

📍 Monkey Bar, Bandra West, Mumbai, India

FITNESS | Winter Trek To The Sahyadri Mountains

📅 Saturday, December 3rd

What better way to embrace winter than with an adventurous winter trek to the Sahyadri mountains? Join a trek to the historic Shrivardhan and Manaranjan forts at Rajmachi, a small and green village tucked in between the mountains. The two-day trek is open to beginners and advanced trekkers as well and will include plenty of time to de-stress and meet new people around a campfire.

Tickets: Rs. 1500

📍 Lonavala Bus Stand, Lonavala, India

MUSIC | Shreya Ghoshal Live

📅 Sunday, December 4th

Catch one of Bollywood’s finest contemporary singers, Shreya Ghoshal, live in action at Highland Gardens in Thane. She will perform some of her recent and most popular songs along with other classic melodies from the past.

Tickets: Rs. 500

📍 Highland Gardens, Thane, India

ART | A Brush With The Art Galleries Of South Mumbai

📅 Sunday, December 4th

Take a tour of South Mumbai’s prestigious and premier artistic and cultural institutions starting with the 150-year-old Town Hall, which houses the Asiatic Society of Mumbai, the Jehangir Art Gallery, Delhi Art Gallery, Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue (one of Mumbai’s oldest surviving synagogues), and the National Gallery of Modern Art.

Tickets: Rs. 800

📍 The Asiatic Society of Mumbai, Fort, Mumbai, India


FILM | The Shawshank Redemption

📅 Thursday, December 8th

Catch a screening of Frank Darabont’s 1994 classic drama starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman as two imprisoned men who bond over a number of years at the Shawshank State Penitentiary.

Ticket: Rs. 200

📍 Matterden CFC, Lower Parel, Mumbai, India

MUSIC | Live Music Under The Stars

📅 Saturday, December 10th

Join Music Nights at BandCamp, a great opportunity to get out of the maddening city on a Saturday night and experience great live music in the middle of nature. With bands covering your favorite tunes across genres – indie, blues, rock, and pop – along with bonfires, a barbeque, plenty of good conversation, and the stunning location at Gorai beach, you can’t go wrong!

Ticket: Rs. 3000

📍 U-Tan Sea Resort, Dongri, Mumbai, India

WRITING | Press Fiction Writing And Publishing Workshop

📅 Saturday, December 10th

If you’re an aspiring writer looking to self-publish your work, look no further than this fantastic workshop hosted by Notion Press, one of the leading self- publishing companies in the country. Led by the critically acclaimed author of the ‘Hastinapur’ Series, Sharath Komarraju, who has published over 17 books since 2012 with some of the leading publishing houses like Westland, Harper Collins, and Pan Macmillan; he will take you through all stages of writing as well as give you insight into the publishing industry.

Ticket: Rs. 3000

📍 Title Waves, Bandra West, Mumbai, India

FITNESS | Stargazing And Camping In Virar

📅 Saturday, December 10th

Stay away from the club this Saturday, and instead let Mother Nature drown away the traces of your weekday blues with this exciting opportunity to spend a night camping just 60 minutes outside the city in Virar. Organized by Trees & Tents, the itinerary includes plenty of campsite activities in addition to presentations in astronomy and stargazing sessions with professional guidance.

Ticket: Rs.2000

📍 Trees & Tents Camping, Virar East, India


FITNESS | Angamardhana Training

📅 Monday, December 12th

‘Angamardhana’ means gaining complete mastery over the limbs, organs, and other parts of the body. This training claims to revitalize all the systems of the body including the muscular system, skeletal structure, nervous system, circulatory system, and respiratory system. Kickstart your journey to achieving peak physical fitness with this session.

Ticket: Rs. 3500

📍 Synchronicity Club House, Powai, Mumbai, India

FITNESS | Trek To Sandhan Valley

📅 Friday, December 16th

Situated in the Western Ghats near Ratangad, Sandhan Valley is a beautiful, naturally carved valley that is 200 feet deep and approximately two kilometers long. Starting Friday night at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, this three-day trek is for intermediate to advanced level trekkers.

Ticket: Rs. 1700

📍 Mumbai CST, Fort, India

FASHION | Festive Souk – Bridal Edition

📅 Saturday, December 17th

Update yourself on the latest trends in bridal fashion with this special wedding season souk in Matunga. From exclusive adornments, clutches, bags, and footwear to make-up and hair stylists and home décor experts – you will be flooded with plenty of choices for all your wedding season needs!

📍 Shree Lakhamshi Napoo Hall, Matunga, Mumbai, India

FITNESS | Health Camp On Life Management

📅 Sunday, December 18th

Have a life-changing weekend with a workshop at the oldest surviving urban yoga center in the world, The Yoga Institute. With the health camp on life management, you can enhance your personality physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually using the principles and practice of yoga. The camp will include guidance on self-development, concentration, relaxation, and mind and memory training.

Tickets: Rs. 700

📍 The Yoga Institute, Santa Cruz, Mumbai, India


DANCE| Contemporary Dance Season At The NCPA

📅 Thursday, December 22nd

The National Center for the Performing Arts’ annual Contemporary Dance Season focuses on showcasing performances that combine innovation and cutting-edge choreography from some of the most prominent contemporary dancers. The 2016 season will feature renowned dancers from India and abroad.

Tickets: Rs. 300

📍 Jamshed Bhabha Theater, NCPA, Mumbai, India

MUSIC | Christmas Eve At BandCamp

📅 Saturday, December 24th

Have a magical Christmas Eve around a bonfire, with live music under the open skies. With excellent food including a barbecue, soothing music, and special Christmas activities, you’re guaranteed to have a night you will remember for a long time.

Entry: Rs. 5000

📍 U-Tan Sea Resort, Dongri, Mumbai, India

FITNESS | Run Pinkathon With Santa

📅 Saturday, December 24th

What better way to celebrate this very special holiday than running for and with the country’s biggest community of women runners.

Entry: TBA

📍 Café Coffee Day, Vile Parle, Mumbai, India

FITNESS | Outdoor Cycling Ride To Alibaug

📅 Sunday, December 25th

Stuck in the city during the holidays? Have a memorable Christmas Day by joining this cycling ride from to Alibaug. The trip will begin with a ferry ride from Mumbai to Alibaug station, and from there the bike ride to Awas beach will begin.

Tickets: Rs. 2000

📍 Bhaucha Dhakka, Mazgaon, Mumbai, India


FOOD| Kebab Trail In South Mumbai

📅 Monday, December 26th

End the year well with this one-of-a-kind gastronomical experience where you will be led through the back alleys of South Mumbai to indulge in the best kebabs available in the city. From vegetarian kebabs to beef and mutton, there’s going to be something for everyone.

Tickets: Rs. 770

📍 Maratha Mandir, Mumbai Central, India

TRAVEL | New Year’s Camping At Savarne

📅 Saturday, December 31st

Make this New Year’s Eve different with this trek to the famous Kalu Waterfalls nestled in the Sahyadri mountains. With an overnight camp at the beautiful, lush green and remote village of Savarne this trek is the inspiring and magical experience you need to kickstart your new year.

Entry: Rs. 5000

📍 U-Tan Sea Resort, Dongri, Mumbai, India

MUSIC & DANCE | Bignite 2016

📅 Saturday, December 31st

Ditch the clubs and ring in the New Year with India’s largest open-air party, Bignite 2016, at the EsselWorld amusement park. With 15,000 people for company, top DJs playing the hippest tracks, and unlimited rides and entry to the amusement park, you’re guaranteed to have a good time.

Entry: Rs 1499

📍 EsselWorld, Gorai, Mumbai, India

FILM | Screening Of The Graduate

📅 Saturday, December 31st

Finish your year with great cinema. Catch a screening of Mike Nichols’s iconic film The Graduate (1967), starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, and Katharine Ross, among others. Hoffman stars as a recent graduate who is lured into an affair with the wife of his father’s business partner while also falling in love with her young daughter.

Tickets: Rs. 200

📍 Matterden CFC, Lower Parel, Mumbai, India