December Deals and Events in Mexico

By all means, Mexico is a festive country, but particularly so in the month of December. If you haven’t visited Mexico in the month of December, I highly recommend it, especially in the colonial cities and even the warm weather destinations as well.

Christmas in Cabo

Christmas in Cabo (Nov 28, 2011) - staff prepare the hotel lobby with holiday cheer (even in 80 degree weather)

Churches and cathedrals have extended services, decorations adorn city blocks and houses and hotels everywhere take part in holiday festivities. The atmosphere is warm and enticing all around.

After just returning from a trip to Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, I can assure you that (even in the warm, glorious weather) the town and all hotels in the area are celebrating holiday cheer.

With picturesque and grand Christmas trees decorated from head to toe, pine wreaths,  festive holiday music and lights galore, there is no chance you will forget it’s the holiday season while in Mexico.

One hotel I just visited said that they will light 2,000 candles a night on their property.

There are many festivals and dozens of events to make your holidays even brighter in Mexico. Fellow travel writer, Suzanne Barbezat of Mexico Today and Mexico Travel Guide, offers a cultural menu of plentiful December events in Mexico.

Virgen de Guadalupe (taken Nov 29, 2011 in Mexico) © The MEXICO Report

Virgen de Guadalupe (taken Nov 29, 2011 in Mexico) © The MEXICO Report

December 12 marks a very special day celebrated in Mexico – when Our Lady of Guadalupe (Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe), also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe (Virgen de Guadalupe) is celebrated and thousands from all over the country make the most important pilgrimage to the Basílica of Guadalupe in Mexico City, where the miraculous image of La Virgen Morena is kept.

Also, every year from December 16 – 24, posadas take place in Mexico and celebrate the reenactment of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. Another fantastic and highly recommended time to be in Mexico.

We hope you have the opportunity to participate in some of these events in Mexico for the Navidad, with all of the hot deals in Mexico right now.

However, if you’re not able to be in Mexico for the holidays, and if you’re looking for unique gifts for this time of year, consider purchasing a gift that benefits an organization in Mexico.

Christmas tree in a Mexico hotel

Christmas in Mexico - photo ©The MEXICO Report

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Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at

2 comments for “December Deals and Events in Mexico

  1. Querido México
    2011-12-05 at 4:45 pm

    En apoyo al paisano que buscó el desarrollo personal fuera de su hogar, hemos abierto un espacio para que esté conectado con sus orígenes. En Querido México deseamos ser la voz de nuestra patria para el migrante que lucha por sus sueños en tierras lejanas. Visítanos: Síguenos en : @QueridoMX

  2. 2011-12-04 at 5:19 pm

    We have a bed and breakfast just outside of Mexico City. We have noticed a drop in tourism which has directly affected our business and many others such as the language schools.

    Anything positively written about Mexico is well received here.

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