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Sri Lanka Christmas Holidays

Sri Lanka Christmas Holidays

Celebrating 25 Years of tour excellence
Christmas in Sri Lanka has a long and rich tradition and is widely celebrated with festivities kicking off in style at dawn on 1st of December, when locals let off fireworks to mark the start of the season. From this point on, there is so much happening in the lead up to Christmas Day, with families gathering, the preparation of Christmas cake (made here with local aromatic spices and preserves of ginger, pumpkin and chow-chow) and mince pies, the hanging of twinkling lights and decorations and street markets with live music and delicious street food. Here, you’ll find a different type of Christmas cheer in the gorgeously warm and sunny weather that makes discovering Sri Lanka’s wonders such a delight. 

Our Christmas Holidays

Christmas in Sri Lanka

Special Festive Experiences on Christmas in Sri Lanka

Special Festive Experiences on Christmas in Sri Lanka

Discover the history and culture-filled Rock Fortress at Sigiriya, the ruined cities of Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura and the UNESCO-listed Dambulla Cave Temple. You’ll also meet the elephant of Udawalawe at the Elephant Transit Home and spot leopards in Yala National Park on two safaris. 
On Christmas Eve you’ll board the train from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, one of the most scenic railway journeys in the world, passing through the spectacular landscapes of Sri Lanka’s tea country where you’ll spend Christmas itself. There’ll be a delicious Christmas Eve dinner then, on Christmas Day, you’ll get to head out into the plantations and experience plucking tea, dressed in a handmade silk saree or sarong before enjoying high tea in the verdant gardens of the iconic Grand Hotel.