Christmas is celebrated in Maldives by both locals and foreigners alike with great enthusiasm and interest. Preparation for Christmas begins one month in advance and on the Christmas day the usual Christmas processions takes place along with the carol service conducted by the native carol singers. The houses and resorts are decorated with pine branches and the people go on special seasonal shopping to buy new clothes. During the Christmas time, most of the activities take place in the beach and it is best to have a Maldives resort to accommodate during this time. Anantara Veli Maldives is a good option if you are planning to visit Maldives during the Christmas season and you need to book the resort in advance as most of the Maldives bungalows will be packed during the season.