January 13-14: Kodikuthu Festival, Kanjiramattom Mosque
Ernakulam: (25 km from the city). The main attraction of this festival is the Chandanakuda Mahotsavam (a ritual where devotees circumambulate the mosque carrying sandalwood-smeared pots on their heads). The Kanjiramattom Mosque is said to have been erected over the mortal remains of Sheikh Faridduddin. It is also said to be the place where the great Muslim saint Vavar attained eternal bliss

Highlights: Procession featuring caparisoned elephants; Folk art performances such as Aravanamuttu, Chendamelam, Dobba kali, Oppana, Mappila pattu etc. (Every year Jan. 13-14)

MakaravilakkuFestival,Sabarimala,Pathanamthitta Mandalapooja and Makaravilakku are the two main events of the pilgrim season (November to mid-January). The temple stays closed for the rest of the year except on the first five days of every Malayalam month and during Vishu.January14

Adoor Gajamela, Pathanamthitta

Feb.05- Jan.26)Adoor Gajamela is held at at the Sree Parthasarathy Temple located at Adoor, Pathanamthitta district, Kerala.Gajamela or the elephant pageant on the concluding day is the highlight of the 10-day annual festival at the Sree Parthasarathy Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Sree Krishna, known here in the name of Parthasarathy (Partha's charioteer; Partha (Arjuna) was one of the five Pandava princes, the heroes of the epic, Mahabharatha). The elephant is the most well loved and the revered animal in South India and more so in Kerala. Any temple or religious festivity without elephants do not achieve their desired altitude.January 19

Feast,St.AndrewsForaneChurch,Alappuzha :Popularly known as Arthungal Perunnal, the ceremony sees the participation of thousands of devotees belonging to all religions. The Grand Feast of St. Sebastian is celebrated for 10 days with great fervour.January20

Highlights: . The highlights of the concluding day of the festival include an extraordinary ritual where devotees crawl on their knees all the way from the nearby beach to the church. Afterwards there is a ceremonial procession to the beach.

January 23: Thyppooya Mahotsavam, Sree Maheswara Temple, Koorkancheri, Thrissur

: 2 km from Thrissur, A seven-day celebration, this festival is dedicated to Subrahmanya, son of Siva, the presiding deity of the temple. The highlight of Thyppooya Mahotsavam is a spectacular kavadiyattam, a ritual dance offering carrying Kavadis (bow-shaped wooden structures) on the shoulders.

Highlights: Procession featuring caparisoned elephants; Folk art performances such as Aravanamuttu, Chendamelam, Dobba kali, Oppana, Mappila pattu etc. (Every year Jan. 13-14)