Born in Mérida, Carlos Rosado van der Gracht is a Mexican/Canadian blogger, photographer and adventure expedition leader. He holds degrees in multimedia, philosophy, and translation from universities in Mexico, Canada and Norway.
With Christmas just around the corner, Mérida’s parks and public plazas will be overflowing this evening with special events and markets.
Shows are scheduled tonight at several city parks including el Parque de La Alemán, El Remate, and Parque de Las Américas starting at around 6 p.m.
With colorful Christmas lights and ornaments, Mérida’s main square and Paseo de Montejo are also suitably decked out for the holidays.
Christmas shows and photo opportunities with Santa Claus will run until roughly 10 p.m. at shopping malls like Plaza Galerías and Las Isla.
Also extremely popular is the Coca-Cola Christmas village set up in the parking lot of the Chedraui selecto.
In many ways, Christmas in Yucatán is quite similar to the holiday in the United States, Canada, or Western Europe, though there are differences.
Some children receive a token gift on Christmas day, with larger gifts delivered by Los Reyes Magos on January 6.
Many homes serve meals featuring turkey or ham, but dishes such as tamales, Russian-style salads, and cod are also popular.