Christmas is a great time for lively gatherings with the family or friends. The magical Christmas spirit floods the surroundings with lights, colors and joy. Every shopping center gets packed with people looking for the perfect present for their loved one, family member or those special friends.


Christmas is celebrated in about every corner of the world and Cancun is no exception, especially when it is a very cosmopolitan city that represents the main tourist spot in our country. In Mexico, what it is really commemorated is Jesus Christ birth, with the traditional "posadas" (Christmas religious festivities). In this multicultural experience, enjoy beautifully decorated streets, parks, houses and shopping centers including huge Christmas trees, pinatas and, of course, the friendly and chubby old man that every child eagerly expects the night of December 24th: Santa Claus. If you are lucky, you might even run into him at a mall or public park and take a picture with him.

How do you celebrate Christmas if you find yourself in Cancun? During this joyful season, look for everything from the most romantic dining options in hotels and restaurants with your loved one to the most cheerful and liveliest festivities in nightclubs and bars such as the Corona, Congo Bar or the recently inaugurated Basic, ideal having a good time at the end of the year with your friends, dancing the night away.

Besides, as part of these Christmas festivities, the Tourism Department and the Visitors and Convention Bureau organize different activities, such as the performance of the City Choir and several singers who were invited to a series of concerts that will take place in Kukulkan Plaza from December 20th to December 31st at 6:00 p.m. The access to all these events will be completely free.


Christmas in Cancun

On the way to Kukulkan Plaza, you will be able to appreciate thousands of lights that adorn and illuminate the boulevard and hotels in general but wait just a moment! If you'd love to take in a Christmas filled with lights and color, our city's downtown, starting with the City Hall on Tulum Avenue and the Hotel Zone entrance area will captivate you, spreading that Christmas spirit that bring us together in a harmonic ambiance of this time of the year.


Whether you are on vacation or live here, gather with your family or with your friends, young and old, and celebrate this special season exactly the way you like. Have fun and take advantage of everything that Cancun has to offer! Happy Holidays!

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