Get into the Festive Spirit with Christmas in Mexico City

Experience the Magic of Christmas in Mexico City

Escape to the enchanting streets of Mexico City during the holiday season. And revel in the unique traditions that will ignite your spirit. Immerse yourself in the festive posadas and pilgrimages. Savor the delightful flavors of Mexican fruit punch. Indulge in the aromatic charm of the coffee and chocolate festival. And embrace the thrilling "Santa Run" and distinguished San Silvestre race.

Experience the joy of Six Flags amusement park adorned with twinkling lights. Celebrate the revered Virgin of Guadalupe at La Basílica. And be captivated by magical Christmas concerts. Be captivated by the sight of the iconic 7-spike piñatas.

Celebrate the season with fervor and create unforgettable memories.

Mexico City Tourism Board announces that there are 264 activities and events for national and international tourists for Christmas in Mexico City.

The activities include

  1. Posadas and Pilgrimages
  2. Mexican Fruit Punch
  3. Paseo de la Reforma: Christmas Eve Flower Festival
  4. Christmas Tourism Festival
  5. Casitllo de Chapultepec
  6. Coffee and Chocolate Festival
  7. Chrismas Craft Festival
  8. Historic Center
  9. Santa Run
  10. Christmas Bazaar and San Silvestre Race
  11. Virgin of Guadalupe
  12. Recreational Activities
  13. Six Flags
  14. Christmas concerts
  15. New Year's Eve

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1 Posadas and Pilgrimages

Immerse yourself in the joyful traditions of posadas and pilgrimages as you experience the enchantment of Christmas. From December 16 to 23, at no charge, you can venture through the 16 vibrant neighborhoods that come alive with the festive spirit of the holiday season.

According to Journey Mexico, Posadas is a tradition in search of a warm sanctuary for Mary and Joseph, where they can welcome the birth of Jesus. These joyful celebrations offer a delightful feast of hot, delectable food, joyful singing, captivating pinatas, refreshing drinks, and delightful sweets.

Delve into the cultural significance of Mexico's unique traditional piñatas, where the seven-spike piñatas symbolize the seven deadly sins, adding a fascinating layer of depth to your experience.

Wander along the streets and soak up the magic of this unique Christmas wonderland. And you can make lasting memories and cherish them.

2 Mexican Fruit Punch

Indulge in the vibrant and festive flavors of Mexico with its extraordinary Mexican Fruit Punch. It's also known as Ponche Navideño and is a beloved tradition that thrives in Mexico City. Immerse yourself in a symphony of carefully chosen ingredients that capture the true essence of Christmas in Mexico City.

Mexican Fruit Punch

Mexican Fruit Punch

3 Paseo de la Reforma: Christmas Eve Flower Festival

Experience the magic of the holiday season in Mexico City with a stroll along the iconic avenue of Paseo de la Reforma.

Step into a world of enchantment at the Christmas Eve Flower Festival. You can see the local flower farmers transform the city into a vibrant sea of red. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere and take advantage of the prices of the flowers.

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Mexico City's vast conservation land, which covers an impressive 59% of the area.

Paseo de la Reforma

Paseo de la Reforma [courtesy Mexico City Tourism Board]

4 Christmas Tourism Festival

Participate in the Christmas Tourism Festival from December 12 to 17. All 32 States of Mexico showcase their crafts and cuisines. Immerse yourself in the festive spirit. And you'll have the opportunity to discover the vibrant cultural traditions of Mexico.

5 Casitllo de Chapultepec

Experience the captivating performance of "Christmas in Mexico" by Amalia Hernández Folkloric Ballet de Mexico at the historic Casitllo de Chapultepec.

Immerse yourself in the performance as you witness performers dressed in vibrant costumes bring to life the rich traditions of Mexico City's cultural heritage. Get ready to be spellbound by a celebration that captures the heart and soul of Christmas.

6 Coffee and Chocolate Festival

Treat yourself to a feast of delightful aromas and flavors at the Coffee and Chocolate Festival. And, you'll find that it takes place at the awe-inspiring Palacio de Minería, known as the Palace of Mines, situated on Tacuba Street looking over Plaza Manuel Tolsá.

In my post about the Day of the Dead in Mexico City, I write about my experience in the Historic Center and at the plaza.

7 Chrismas Craft Festival

Discover handmade treasures at the Christmas Craft Festival. Nestled within the charming Casa del Risco Museum, It offers a heartwarming invitation to embrace the joyous and festive atmosphere.

Chapultepec Castle Mexico City

Picture I created of Casitllo de Chapultepec

8 Historic Center

In the heart of the Historic Center, you can experience the Verbena del Zócalo. Prepare to be captivated as you step into a vibrant Christmas fair. The air is filled with joyous melodies of live music, stirring your soul and filling your heart with delight. Immerse yourself in the magic of the kaleidoscope of luminous lights that surround you and create the atmosphere.

Lose yourself in the performances of traditional pastorelas. The Pastorelas depicts the shepherds' journey to Bethlehem in search of Jesus, capturing their determination and faith.

From mid-December 2023 until the first days of January 2024, embrace the spirit of Christmas in this historic and enchanting setting. The festivities await you every day of the week, from Monday to Sunday, between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Step into the captivating Historic Center, where ancient architecture blends seamlessly with modern celebrations. Don't miss out on this free experience nestled in the Historic Center.

9 Santa Run

Looking to add some excitement to your Mexico City experience? Join the "Santa Run" race where you can dress up in costume like other participants and see the mascot.

Whether you're a seasoned runner or simply want to participate in a festive event. The "Santa Run" is a unique way to make memories. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to explore Mexico City while enjoying the holiday spirit.

Lace up your running shoes and join the challenge!

10 Christmas Bazaar and San Silvestre Race

Be enchanted at the Christma Bazaar with the vibrant festivities set against the backdrop of the World Trade Center.

At the place where the renowned San Silvestre race takes place on 31 December. The San Silvestre race, Saint Silvester Road Race, originally began in Brazil.

11 Virgin of Guadalupe

You can join millions of parishioners on December 12 as they honor and celebrate the Virgin of Guadalupe at La Basílica. The temple has earned an esteemed reputation as a renowned Marano temple. And has captivated a multitude of visitors and is the second most visited in the world.

12 Recreational Activities

Explore the vibrant streets of Mexico City. And immerse yourself in its rich cultural heritage. From the majestic Santa Fe and historic Paseo de la Reforma to the bustling Zócalo and the iconic Monument to the Revolution. Indulge in the charm of Coyoacán and San Ángel, Or visit the renowned Basilica and experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Xochimilco and Polanco.

With an array of recreational activities and a lively atmosphere, Mexico City promises an unforgettable adventure. Discover the magic of this captivating destination and create lasting memories.

Basilica de Guadalupe Mexico City

Photo I created of Virgin of Guadalupe at La Basílica

Basilica de Guadalupe Mexico City

Photo I created of Virgin of Guadalupe at La Basílica

13 Six Flags

Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of Six Flags, an amusement park that brings the magic of the holiday season to life. From captivating stages adorned with dazzling lights and ornaments to energetic music, songs, and dances inspired by Christmas traditions, you'll be transported to a world of joy and wonder.

Discover the Mexican customs of posadas and piñatas, adding a unique touch to the celebration until 14 January 2024.

14 Christmas concerts

You can be captivated by the melodies of the UNAM and OFUNAM Philharmonic Orchestras who dress up. And you can be mesmerized by their Christmas concert.

15 New Year's Eve

Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of Mexico City as it rings in the New Year like a Latin Times Square style. Join in at the iconic Ángel de la Independencia for the celebration filled with music, food, and a New Year's Eve concert.

Experience the magic of the occasion surrounded by the bustling atmosphere and joyful spirit of the city. Start the year off with a bang and create your memories at this one-of-a-kind event in Mexico City.

Uncover the Allure of Mexico City

Experience the vibrant and captivating city of Mexico City through an array of exciting activities. From exploring historic landmarks to immersing yourself in the local culture, there is no shortage of things to do in this bustling metropolis.

Discover the fascinating history of the ancient ruins of Teotihuacan. Marvel at the architecture of the Palacio de Bellas Artes. Or indulge in street food at the Mercado de San Juan.

Whether you're a history enthusiast, art lover, or foodie, Mexico City offers endless opportunities for memorable experiences.

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage and vibrant atmosphere of this extraordinary city.

Where Is Mexico City Located?

Experience the allure of Mexico City, nestled in central Mexico.

From Paseo de la Reforma to the Historic Center, uncover a tapestry woven with captivating history and rich culture. Mexico City is an enchanting place to experience the allure of Christmas.

You'll find the map of Mexico City, specifically the Historic Center.

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