Christmas Traditions in Mexico: Celebrate the Season
Every culture celebrates the holidays in its own way, from food and décor to religious rituals and family fun. Join us in Mexico for a colorful season at Playa Mia Grand Beach Park.
Festive Mexican Holiday Traditions
- Brown paper bags are made into lanterns called farolitos. Cut with intricate designs, they light up sidewalks, doorways, and windowsills.
- Lilies and evergreens are popular choices for holiday decorations.
- Families shop at puestos, or market stalls, for gifts, holiday ornaments, and treats to eat.
- Las posadas is the Mexican celebration of Christmas, a nine-day event that begins on December 16 and ends with a children’s procession, nativity scene, midnight mass, and fireworks. Piñata parties take place the first eight days – a favorite with the kids!
- Christmas Day is a time for family and church. Dinner often features beans and hot chili, oxtail soup, and/or roasted turkey.
- Children also receive gifts on the eve of the Twelfth Night, January 5. The holiday season officially ends with tamale party on Candlemas Day, February 5.
Cozumel Holiday Packages at Playa Mia
Make this holiday season one that you’ll never forget. Celebrate with us on the beach at Playa Mia and make this year special. Please contact us today for more information and to book your reservations.