Merry Christmas! 2019… San Miguel de Allende, México… ¡Feliz Navidad! 2019

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6 Reasons To Spend Christmas In San Miguel de Allende

6 Reasons To Spend Christmas In San Miguel de Allende
JOANNE SILATEI SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 TRAVEL TIPS

Christmas is one of the most popular times to travel, but not just to visit family and friends. If you are looking for a Christmas vacation destination look no further than San Miguel de Allende!
Finally A Real Vacation
If you typically use vacation days to visit friends and family for Christmas and New Year’s, you may be craving a real vacation. While spending the holidays with the ones you love is essential, alternate every few years with a getaway. And what better place to visit than Travel & Leisure magazine’s top city for 2 years running?
Unique Gifts
Just because you are skipping your usual holiday gatherings doesn’t mean you have to skip the gifts. Instead of shopping before you leave shop while in Mexico. This way you can find unique gifts for everyone on your gift list. This includes wine from the many local wineries, cigars, tequila, pottery, art, clothing, jewelry, coffee, and more! Just make sure to bring an extra bag to check your Christmas gifts. Or, just gift yourself with your Christmas getaway!
Escape The Winter Blues
San Miguel isn’t a beach destination but you can expect the weather to be in the mid-70s during the day, and chilly in the morning and evenings. Either way, this is an excellent way to break up your cold weather months. With natural hot springs in town you’ll be sure to stay warm.
Less Stress
Sometimes getting away for the holiday is the best way to get into the Christmas spirit. Leave the stress of family gatherings behind by using your days off this year to take a vacation. Christmas is one of the most beautiful and festive times of the year in San Miguel making it the perfect time to get away.
The True Spirit Of Christmas
It’s easy to lose sight of what Christmas is all about, and easier to remember in a city where Christmas is more about spirituality than it is about gifts. If you are Catholic or Christian or want to experience local culture and customs, check the San Miguel event calendar for the dates of each year’s December pilgrimages, parades, fiestas, and festivals. There will also be many musical performances throughout the month of December. From the local children’s choir to mariachi, classical music performances, and more.
December 12 is Día de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, the Festival of Guadalupe, which celebrates Mexico’s patron saint. There will be many events the days prior and the day of, elaborate alters placed throughout the city, fireworks, and mariachi bands.
Las Posadas is December 16 to December 24. There will be daily pilgrimages to posadas (inns and hotels) in the surrounding cities. This will be a reenactment of Mary and Joseph trying to find an inn and being turned away.
A Delicious Mexican Feast
Noche Buena is Christmas Eve, which is the largest day of celebration. There is a midnight mass and a feast of bacalao (salt cod). This is also when the life-size nativity will be set up in the main garden. Be sure to make your dinner reservation for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day well in advance. Salt cod is an acquired taste for many, but you have plenty of options. Many hotels and restaurants have prefix menus, some including traditional turkey dinner. If turkey is not on the menu you will find an impressive selection of 5-star Mexican cuisine.

Even if you don’t partake in the holiday festivities there are plenty of excursions and activities to keep you busy while in San Miguel. Feliz Navidad!

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Vive la Navidad en San Miguel de Allende

Vive la Navidad en San Miguel de Allende
Mariel de Viaje

Los motivos por los que cadenas de noticias como CNN nombran a San Miguel de Allende uno de los lugares más navideños del mundo, a la par de destinos como Canadá, se debe a la magia que se respira en sus calles gracias a la infinidad de adornos, villancicos, pastorelas, posadas y eventos culturales o de entretenimiento que se organizan en este pintoresco pueblo.
Esta increíble ciudad Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO, tiene una riqueza concentrada en las grandes iglesias, su arquitectura bien conservada y amplias plazas públicas que tienen un toque muy peculiar de romanticismo y encanto del viejo mundo.
Para este año, estás a tiempo de lanzarte y celebrar! Los festejos que iniciaron a principios de diciembre con el encendido del árbol de Navidad, se terminan con un concierto masivo hasta la última campanada del 31 de diciembre del 2016.
En zonas como la Plaza Cívica, se llevarán a cabo conciertos, cantos de villancicos, ofrecerán ponche y se organizarán posadas públicas en el Jardín Principal.

¿Qué hacer en San Miguel de Allende?
-Vuelo en San Miguel de Allende: El punto de reunión es a las 6 am en el centro de San Miguel de donde partes al globo puerto. Lo diferente de este vuelo es que ves desde otra perspectiva los edificios históricos de esta bella ciudad colonial. Sus recintos con toques góticos sobresalen entre el verdor de sus parques y desde ahí, observas en miniatura la Parroquia de San Miguel con su imponente aspecto neogótico y Jardín Principal plagado de laureles. Cuando desciendes puedes elegir entre conducir cuatrimotos o montar a caballo por sus callejones.
Visita el el Templo de Nuestra Señora de la Salud: en este lugar se conserva la campana más antigua de esta ciudad patrimonio.
Recorre el Jardín Botánico El Charco del Ingenio: en esta reserva ecológica de casi 67 hectáreas se exhiben unas mil 300 especies de cactáceas, algunas en peligro de extinción.
Si quieres un recuerdito dirígete al conocido mercado de artesanías en el andador Lucas Balderas y cómprate un típico corazón de latón.

Viajeros, no duden en darse una escapadita a este destino y caminar por sus calles empedradas mientras toman ponche, observan las luces que adornan sus edificios históricos y disfrutan de posadas con mucho espíritu.

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