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Mérida’s Christmas Festivals and Markets go into Full Swing

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...

5 Mexican Films to Get You Into the Christmas Spirit

Here in Mexico, we have our own holiday classics full of whimsy, magic, and corny jokes.

Christmas Caravan to Hit Mérida’s Neighborhoods Starting Dec. 9

The dates for Mérida’s 2023 Christmas Caravan have been announced, and the event will be hitting more parts of the city than ever. 

Yucatán Expands Liquor Sales in Time for the Holidays

The new temporary extension will come into effect on December 3rd. 

Doña Mechita Puts Her Special Twist on Christmas Piñatas

This 94-year-old artisan has been working nearly all year to sell them.

What’s open if you get hungry in Mérida on Christmas Day

Mérida's Christmas Day dining options are limited, but there's no need to starve. Here are 11 staff picks for you to explore.

Poinsettias, Mexico’s Christmas gift to the world

Nochebuenas, otherwise known as poinsettias, are the iconic Christmas season plant. They are the most widely sold potted plant in the world, and, a fact widely ignored outside the country, they are actually native to southeastern Mexico. 

It’s Christmas in Mérida: Here’s where to go shopping

Christmas in Yucatán is truly magical. A ride past the holiday lights on the Paseo Montejo in the evening or on Avenida Libano toward San...

Company is coming! Mérida shops have something to serve them.

Do you have a craving for sweets? Or maybe now that we’re getting social again, you want to have treats on hand for company....

Hosting a street party this month in Mérida? Read these new...

December is always a huge month for block parties, and Mérida is no exception.  But given a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, Mérida’s city hall...

Good and evil face-off through dance on Christmas Eve

Last Friday, on Christmas Eve, the small town of Dzitnup was the stage for one of Yucatán's most unique holiday celebrations, the dance of "Abraham and Isaac".

Christmas caravan of disabled volunteers spread joy in Mérida’s south

A group of people with disabilities and other volunteers on mototaxis on Thursday handed out toys to excited children in Mérida.

Fireworks vendors under new scrutiny across Yucatán

State and municipal police have mounted a special task force to monitor the sale of pyrotechnics across Yucatán. 

Mérida’s Centro prepares for a tsunami of tourists and last-minute shoppers

Approximately 400,000 people are expected to crowd the streets of Mérida's Centro on Christmas Eve. 

Mérida’s Christmas caravans a big hit with children of all ages

To help contain the spread of COVID-19, Mérida has opted to limit the number of Christmas events it is hosting this year for the...

Mérida decks the halls in time for Christmas

Christmas is a big deal in Mérida. But after the lackluster 2020 holiday season, people in the city seem to be getting more excited than ever. 

More fun finds for enjoying Christmas in Mérida

El Fenicio is a Lebanese bakery where busy workers get up early each morning. Good pita bread is hard to find, but they make...

What to find in a Yucatecan Christmas market

Located right in front of the high school Centro Universitario Montejo, the market hosts slow-food vendors on the weekends and maintains its crafts and decor market all throughout the week.

A Christmas miracle in March: Montreal Santa arrives in Tizimín

It's a little late, but Santa Claus said he is needed now as he headed to Tizimín with gifts. Children in the community flocked around...

Getting the most out of a very different Christmas in Yucatán

Yucatán is the place for lively celebrations over the Christmas holidays. However, for obvious reasons, this year's festivities will be much more subdued. With...

Merida’s last Christmas tree dedicated to health-care workers

Merida's 2020 Christmas tree lighting was a little different than previous years. During Tuesday night's ceremony at the Remate de Paseo Montejo, where a...

Christmas ornaments start to appear on city streets

Some 2,000 Christmas decorations have started to appear on city streets, and city workers have their work cut out for them.

Christmas Posada at La Plancha

Neighbors in the La Plancha neighborhood invite their foreign friends to join them for a Christmas Posada 2017.

Turkey production surges, keeping prices stable for the holidays

Turkey production has gone into overdrive for the holidays, keeping prices low for local consumers.
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