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Merida’s Noche Blanca No. 10: What to expect

Entire Centro Historico will be awash in activities past midnight

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Skies are clear and temperatures are pleasant for tonight’s Noche Blanca. 

For its 10th edition, the sprawling citywide festival of art and music pretty much takes over Merida’s historic center at 8 p.m., and continuing past midnight.

The nearly 200 events are too numerous to list, although the city has a searchable database here. 

Practically every museum, gallery and theater will be open and offering something special. Of course, the Plaza Grande, Santa Ana park, the Armando Manzanero theater, as well the UADY auditorium and the Olimpo Cultural Center are in on the action.

The venues are linked by free transportation. A “horizontal route” runs past Santiago, Santa Lucia and Mejorada parks, and the city museum.

The “vertical route” links the cathedral and San Juan Park, among other stops.

The Paseo de Montejo can be traveled by horse and carriage.

Public parking will be open late at various lots, the city said.

Many museums and theaters will hand out wrist bands entitling patrons to discounts at 60 restaurants, bars and food trucks.

When posting about the evening, use hashtag #LaNocheBlanca.

Source: Diario de Yucatan

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