5 reasons to come to Mexico City in the Holiday season
The December holidays are about to start and we know that you are already looking for what to do on these dates. Mexico City is an excellent option to spend Christmas and welcome the New Year and let us explain why:
Go see the Christmas lights at the Historic Center.
We recommend you to walk to the Zocalo via Francisco I. Madero Street where decorative snowflakes will welcome you. Keep walking until you find Plaza de la Constitución, better known as El Zócalo in Mexico City; you can admire the magnificent Christmas lights there as well as the traditional monumental piñatas, enjoy the architecture and even test your figure skating skills at the ice rink!.
Go to the Niñopa- Xochimilco Posada festivity
Each town and neighborhood in Xochimilco has a baby Jesus in its chapel. The most important of them is known as El Niñopa: “the child pilgrim of the neighborhoods.” Every December, a family is in charge of throwing a great posada celebration. Las Posadas is a nine-day religious observance in Mexico celebrated each day where the re-enactment of Mary and Jesus asking for lodging (posada) is sung and played. Everyone is welcome; you will find lots of music, dancing and delicious food to taste.
Marvel at and walk among millions of lights in Christmas in the Park.
Live magical moments in Six Flags Mexico, an amusement park located on Carretera Picacho-Ajusco Km 1.5, Tlalpan, in the southern part of Mexico City.
During the December holidays you can feel the adrenaline running through your veins when riding the attractions at nightfall. See the millions of lights switched on at the “Gran Encendido de Luces”.
Go see the Nativity scene at the Museo del Carmen.
Learn about the history of nativities in the Museo del Carmen. During December this museum exhibits its great collection of nativities for you to admire. The museum is located in San Angel neighborhood, one of the most picturesque ones, with its old houses and cobblestone streets. Take the opportunity to explore it with a walk.
Spend New Year’s Eve in the Angel of Independence.
On December 31st close to 12 a.m., on Paseo de la Reforma, the countdown to welcome the New Year is heard loudly. When finished, fireworks illuminate the Angel of Independence and music begins. Do not forget to try Mexican snacks from the stands along the avenue.
These are some reasons why Mexico City is an excellent option to spend the holiday season. One way to enjoy the city to the fullest is through a food tour, which combines tastings of Mexican food and drinks. Learn more about food tours here and book your tickets.