The end of December is marked by a festive mood. The run-up to Christmas is always exciting. Party, get-together and dinner invites do the rounds. Bright lights, twinkling stars, aroma of cakes and puddings as well as the slight nip in the night air brings in much cheer and joy. If you are looking out for options to spend the Christmas eve and day, we handpick a few options for you for the coming weekend.

Park Hyatt

Park Hyatt Chennai has been ushering in the festivities of Christmas right from December 4 with themed brunches every Sunday. Featuring special festive menus, The Flying Elephant and The Dining Room with Christmas specialties, lighting up the atmosphere like never before. On December 25, The Flying Elephant is hosting The Christmas Bling Social. It will involve good food, good vibes and good times. Their lobby will also be bringing alive the festive colours with a beautiful Christmas tree and sweet carols as a hallmark of the festive celebrations. Park Hyatt Chennai’s talented culinary team, led by Executive Chef Teuku Syafrulsyah and Pastry Chef Dinesh Pai, has meticulously planned for construction of this year’s enormous Gingerbread House that includes hundreds of home-baked gingerbread bricks and layers of royal icing and candy décor.

Taj Coromandel

Prego offers the perfect ambience to welcome Christmas on December 24, with a celebration five course set menu with X-Mas specials inclusive of select bar, while a saxophonist will liven up the atmosphere. Usher in the Christmas spirit at vibrant Anise with the Christmas eve dinner buffet and a live band. Head to the live carving counter offering herb & garlic rubbed roast turkey stuffed with water chestnut, smoked sausages & cranberries, and accompaniments like roasted pumpkin & brussels sprouts / giblet gravy / cranberry sauce; and chicken liver terrine. Indulge in some delicious desserts like yule log; Christmas pudding / brandy sauce; and pumpkin pie.

Hyatt Regency

Heighten your festive experience this Christmas Eve at Focaccia. Indulge in a parade of classic and contemporary highlights created for refined tastes, and relish in a bevy of joyous experiences with Chef Mauro Ferrari at signature restaurant trattoria-styled Italian at Focaccia. Indulge in a premier selection of our Italian-inspired Haute Cuisine dishes, showcased in a five-course degustation menu. Celebrate joyous moments with friends and family as the culinary team presents a compelling selection this Christmas Eve. The highlights of the menu include Hot Smoked Atlantic salmon, saffron caper aioli, brioche bread; spice chard ravioli, garlic butter, parmesan flakes and slow cooked roasted turkey, natural jus, dry fig, date walnut crumble.

Pantry D’Or

This place has delicious brunch menu and is a great place to spend time with family on a Sunday. Start the day with some awesome pancakes and treat yourself with fluffy and soft delicacies that are sure to make your Christmas morning special. Pancakes, waffles, sandwiches, churros and pies are the specialty of the restaurant and come highly recommended. There are special Christmas hampers also available.


With its beautiful French windows and amazing ambience, L’Amandier has always been a great bet for breakfast buffets and brunch buffet on Sunday. This Christmas if you are craving for some European style brunch with bacon, mashed potatoes, sausages, omelettes, muffins and pancakes, then just head to this bistro located at RA Puram. The spread is vast for non-vegetarians and the pricing is great. They also serve delicious coffee and refreshing juices. Perfect way to spend Christmas with family and friends.