Bhubaneswar: With Christmas round the corner, city folk are busy scrambling for their last-minute shopping. 

Meanwhile, preparations are gaining momentum in all parts of the state including the capital city with churches making arrangements and families chalking out programmes for the celebrations.

Cathedrals, churches, commercial establishments and individual houses belonging to Christian community are seen being adorned with colorful illuminations, X-mass trees, balloons and candles.

The St Vincent’s Catholic Church in Satya Nagar here, is also seen decked up with lights, stars, bells, music and chimes.

Rain is likely to dampen the Christmas celebrations in Odisha as IMD’s Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar has predicted that several parts of the state will experience light to moderate rainfall on December 25 and 26.