Many seasonal celebrations might be put on hold this year, but the Christmas lights on Paseo de Montejo are a yuletide tradition that even Covid can’t stop! Spend an evening enjoying the holiday spirit while you take a stroll. As the song says – it’s the most wonderful time of the year.




Want to get a taste of art and culture? This month, Ceci gives you a selection of museums you can hit up depending on the neighborhood you’re in.




On December 31, you’ll be able to see “Año Viejo” dolls and piñatas on sidewalks throughout Yucatán. These are filled with firecrackers, and at midnight, they’re set on fire to bring in the new year. I think we can all agree that this is a fitting way to ring in 2021.




Yucatán has year-round beach weather. Take advantage of this perk and visit one of the stops on our state’s coastline which is over 370 km long, going from the Celestún biosphere to El Cuyo.




Our “White City” turns 479 on January 6. But instead of a birthday cake, we celebrate with a traditional Rosca de Reyes. This bread is eaten around the country to celebrate the Epiphany.




Although many archaeological sites have opened, others remain closed. Open at the time of this edition: Chichén Itzá, Ek Balam, Mayapán, and Uxmal. If you wish to go to any other site, please check ahead.




One of our area’s oldest residents has started its courting season: Crocodiles! These surprisingly tender predators play an important role in our ecosystem, and Colette tells you all about them in this edition.




The Diálogos del Conquistador and Piedras Sagradas video mappings are back, Saturdays starting at 8 pm. Piedras Sagradas will be projected on the facade of the Cathedral and is free. For Diálogos del Conquistador, you must make a reservation. Tickets are $120 pesos (this will be donated in support of the Asociaciones de Trovadores de Mérida).




Co’ox Mayab rounded up some of Yucatán’s cenotes for you to plan your next daytrip. Check them out!





Still haven’t finished your holiday shopping? Just take a walk to sort yourself out. Santa Lucía and the Centro Histórico have fantastic shops with unique items that make the perfect gift. Plus, you’ll be supporting the local economy and artisans. It’s a win-win situation.




Editorial by Maggie Rosado
Yucatán Today



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