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How To Celebrate a Low Budget Christmas

2021 Dec 23

As we venture deep into adulthood, spending Christmas can be much more than the usual festivities we enjoyed as children. As adults, the spirit of Christmas stays the same however. Now, it is our bank accounts that unfortunately don’t experience the Christmas cheer. So, we have rounded up a list of events and places to check out to celebrate a low-budget Christmas.


1. C-Max Christmas Festival (food and shopping)

C-Max Festival is one of the biggest shopping festivals that will be held this month to spread the Christmas cheer.

This event is organised by the JOY community with C-max Channel, Lassana Flora, VIP Insurance and many more. In addition, you are sure to have a great time with a wide array of vendors, games and the rocking tunes performed by Zero Music band with Sajitha Anthony, Ridma Weerawardana and Kanchana Anuradhi.

Date: 25th December 2021

Time: 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Venue: Arcade Independence Square, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Contact:  0718 969 523


2. Annual Christmas Bake Sale

The Sugar Shack is here to spread the spirit of Christmas by satisfying your sweet tooth on a budget! They will be having a range of seasonally decorated, freshly baked cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and brownies along with the traditional Christmas cake, breudher and Yule logs, perfect for those last-minute gifts and to complete your Christmas table on the 25th.

Date: 24th December 2021

Time: 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Venue: No. 20, de Fonseka Road, Colombo 5

Contact: 0114 331 565


Christmas Meals

To discover a Christmas Dining experience within your budget, be sure to check out:



1. Hilton

Santa Chase Whether you are all grown up or still a tiny tot, seeing Santa never gets any less exciting! Take your little ones to visit the Lobby or the Graze Kitchen at Hilton Colombo, or pop in yourself to find out whether you have been naughty or nice this year!

Date: 24th December 2021 & 25th December 2021

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (24th Dec) & 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm (25th Dec)

Price: Free

Contact: 0112 492 492


Lydia and Tilaka

There’s nothing like music to make you fall under a magical Christmas spell. Catch husband and wife duo, Lydia and Tilaka at the Lobby of Hilton Colombo as they whisk you away to a winter wonderland with the soothing tones of the violin and the flute.

Date: Till 25th December 2021

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Price: Free

Contact: 0112 492 492

Choro Calibre

Let the soulful voices of this choir ring in Christmas this year. Perfect for an intimate drinks and dinner session with your loved one.

Date:  24th December 2021

Time: 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Price: Free

Contact: 0112 492 492

2. Albert F. Peries Sports Complex

 Nathale Christmas Carnival 

Christmas is fun-filled as it is, but a Christmas carnival makes the season of celebrations even more exciting for everyone. And that doesn’t mean you need to go over budget.

Date: Till 23rd of December 2021

Time: 6:00 pm onwards

Venue: Sir. Albert F. Peries sports complex

Contact:0774 534 232

3. One Galle Face

Christmas Carols

‘Tis the season to be merry!

Join an evening of jolly Christmas tunes and yuletide spirit with the Christmas carolers at One Galle Face.

Date: Till 23rd December 2021

Time: 3:00 pm onwards

Venue: One Galle Face Mall

Contact:  0117 869 888