18/12/2009Christmas in Cancun

What better way to spend the holiday season than spending your Christmas in Cancun! The magic of Christmas is everywhere with thousands of colorful lights illuminating the whole city. To get into the Christmas spirit take a bus or taxi to Downtown Cancun and start at City Hall, then work your way up towards the Hotel Zone and delight in the spectacle of the beautiful Christmas illuminations.

Christmas Eve in Cancun
If you are wondering where to go to spend Christmas Eve then you will be spoilt for choice. All will depend of whether you would like to spend a quiet, romantic evening, or something much more lively with friends and family. Most of the restaurants offer a special Christmas Menu. You will find more information about the 100s of great restaurants in Cancun and all their contact details by taking a look at our Eating Out in Cancun Guide. It is advisable to book in advance for the more popular restaurants.

For those of you wanting to make the most of every moment as the year ends then don’t forget that Cancun has some of the best nightclubs in the world. Be sure to check out any special events they have on for Christmas by looking at our Nightlife in Cancun Guide.

Christmas Shopping in Cancun
You can do all your Christmas shopping in Cancun and will find everything on your wish list at the vast array of shopping malls. The malls will be bustling with shoppers trying to buy all those last minute gifts whilst taking full advantage of the fantastic prices here on jewelry and cosmetics and the special seasonal offers. There is no shortage of designer stores if you are looking for that extra special gift or outfit for the party season. Take a look at our Cancun Shopping guide for more details on where to find exactly what you are looking for.

Las Posadas
The locals prepare for Christmas in Cancun by celebrating the traditional Posadas with family and friends. Las Posadas are celebrated for nine consecutive days starting on the 16th December. Las Posadas are symbolic of Mary and Joseph looking for shelter on the night that Jesus was born and are usually celebrated at home with family and friends performing a a candlelit procession and singing traditional songs followed by the breaking of the ‘pinata’ which traditionally is filled with sugar cane, fruits and candy for the children. The adults look on enjoying a warm fruit punch.

So, if you want Christmas in the sun, but with all the traditional festivities, come and spend an unforgettable Christmas in Cancun!