When thinking of decor, it is always nice to look at our local options. Holidays are no exception.
Whether you’re looking for a small natural tree or the music-and-light extension to decorate it, step into the Riqueza Local market.
Located right in front of the Centro Universitario Montejo high school, the park hosts slow-food vendors on the weekends and maintains a crafts and décor market all throughout the week.
Greenery — Natural trees and nochebuenas
There are two types of natural Christmas trees sold at the market. The Tulia and Cedrella species are available in medium-sized specimens.
Choosing one of these species for the wintertime gives your tree better chances of surviving through the season. Many of them are planted in backyards and sidewalks and often tolerate the hottest months of the year.
If you’re already covered tree-wise but are still interested in bright, holiday greenery, look into Nochebuenas.
In addition to having a variety of sizes, pots and arrangements are available in the Riqueza Local market to present the flowers. Many of these flowers are sourced locally, in municipalities across the country.
Reindeer are some of the more popular decorations present in these markets. At Riqueza Local, you can find selections in greenery and wood of all kinds.
Ornaments — bells and hanging baskets
In terms of ornaments, the selection is wide and varied. The iconic golden bells are present in different presentations throughout the market.
In the center of the country, clay hangers are commonly sold during this time of the year. However, as the peninsula’s artisans often use textiles and tread for their craft, ornaments in Yucatán are usually fabricated with such materials.
Still, many of the motifs are inspired by more centralized Mexican traditions, such as the star piñatas.
Illumination and nativity scenes
The market’s setup makes sure you only have to take one trip in order to find everything you need for your holiday decor. There’s a wide selection of lights and electronics, many of which begin at around 400 pesos.
Besides the tree and other Christmas-related ornaments, the nativity is a pretty classic choice in religious Mexican households.
Although many sets are passed down from one family to another, if you’re looking to start (or complete) your own set, you can find many different options within the market.
Visit the market on Parque Gonzalo Guerrero, by Carretera Mérida-Progreso.