By Elizabeth Holli Wood
Christmas Vacations in Mexico
Celebrating the holidays at home can be cozy, but have you ever thought about packing up and spending Christmas vacation in Mexico? If you live in a cold climate or are looking for a new way to enjoy Christmas, a trip to Mexico could be just what you need.
By Elizabeth Holli Wood
If you’re looking for an alternative to a traditional white Christmas, look no further than Mexico. With its beautiful beaches, sunny weather and culturally relevant festivities, you can enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime Christmas vacation that you and your family will never forget. What better way to ring in the holiday season than be surrounded by the historic beauty of Mexico? Christmas in Mexico is an ideal holiday for families, or a romantic getaway for two.Christmas FestivitiesChristmas is greatly anticipated every year in Mexico. Rather than a one-day celebration on December 25th, some festivities begin as early as December 16th, and continue until the New Year. “Las Posadas,” is a nine-day holiday celebrated from December 16th to December 24th to honor Mary and Joseph’s trek to Bethlehem from Nazareth. Parties are held and piñatas are broken to commemorate their journey. Reyes Magos, Noche Buena, Los Santos Inocentes, Las Pastorelas are just some of the many traditional Mexican celebrations.Explore the Sunny BeachesMexico is a water-lover’s dream, with sandy beaches and gorgeous coastlines. You’ll forget the cold weather and thick coats of home as you run along the shore in your swimsuit. Cabo San Lucas, Manzanillo, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta are ideal year-round beach resorts—especially during the Christmas season. For the adventurous there’s kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Whether you are looking for a peaceful destination to relax, or a place to party and celebrate the winter season, there are many activities along the water that are ideal.Take a Christmas CruiseCruises are ideal for those looking for something a little different for a holiday getaway. Many cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean, offer all-inclusive holiday sailings to Mexico. Select ships offer holiday arts and crafts, Santa meet-and-greets, holiday movies, caroling, midnight mass, and even ice skating. Of course, each cruise allows you the opportunity to dock in several locations on the Mexican coast to explore the festivities and natural beauty of the country.Explore the History and Natural BeautyMexico is a wealth of culture and natural beauty that can be enjoyed regardless of the season. Bird watching, nature tours, biking trails, fishing trips and horseback riding offer opportunities to explore the country’s beauty over the Christmas season. Don’t miss the many archaeological sites soaked in history and culture. There are plenty of art museums, live music and theater productions to give you a feel for Mexican culture and make your holiday special.Enjoy the Night LifeHolidays are a reason to celebrate, and Christmas in Mexico is no exception. Live music, dance clubs, casinos, and late-night cocktails are just some of the festive ways to celebrate. For those looking for an alternative to the traditional Christmas celebrations, Mexico offers plenty of nightlife to dance, play and party while on your tropical vacation.ResourcesreferenceTravourreferenceRoyal CaribbeanreferenceMexConnect
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