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Christmas in Lucknow is a jolly affair. The streets of Ganj are adorned with beautiful fairy lights, there's a crisp nip in the air, the bakeries look like wonderlands and there are a tons of offers on food & beverages. In short the city is engulfed in a holiday mood that stays till the New Year celebrations.

But Christmas isn't all about plum cakes and huge family lunches, it is foremost about the reason we celebrate this festival, the birth of Christ. Hence witnessing the midnight holy mass and the birth of Christ at St. Cathedral in Lucknow becomes a must for your Christmas celebrations.

Twinkling lights and the birth of Christ

St. Joseph's Cathedral is one of the most iconic and old churches in Lucknow. You wouldn't find a person in Lucknow who does not share fond memories of the place and agrees to the fact that being here is unlike any other experience you've had before.

Established in the year 1860, St. Joseph's Cathedral is one of the oldest and the biggest church building in Lucknow. Its architecture though formidable is uncommonly modern, especially for a place of worship.

The St. Joseph's Cathedral church is a prominent example of the communal harmony that Lucknow has been a shining example of the church which witnesses a footfall of over 1.5 lakhs each year during Christmas, welcomes to a huge crowd, 90% of which are non-Christians.

You can be a part of the huge celebrations that take place here each year. The holy midnight mass on 24th of December, followed by the birth of Christ is an affair many in the city desire to be a part of. The church holds carol singing, plays and worship sessions, and for three whole days, the birth of Christ is celebrated with an unmatched fervour.

Hence, when in Lucknow, there's no better way to celebrate Christmas than to be a part of the fabulous celebrations held here. Be it the midnight mass on 24th, the carol singing or just googling at the awe-inspiring decor, being at the St. Joseph's Cathedral is the best way to start with your Christmas celebrations in the city.

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Visiting the St. Joseph's Cathedral in Lucknow is an inseparable part of the city's culture. You just can't call yourself a true-blue Lakhnawi if you haven't been to the Cathedral during Christmas time. Sure there's a little rush in the area and it may feel like a lot, but visiting the church becomes a must and a Christmas without the visit would be as incomplete as one without a tree or plum cakes.

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