Christmas is coming! We are sure that it is one of the dates that today more than ever we wait to spend as a family. Christmas 2020 will be one of the most remembered because it will be preceded by the distance that we had to maintain for several months.
And although the distance and prevention measures will surely continue, nothing unites us more than spending Christmas with the family.
If you are planning to go on a trip or find a place to gather the whole family and spend incredible moments with your loved ones, here you will find what the 5 Best Places to Spend Christmas in Mexico are for us:
1. Creel, Chihuahua
Located in the State of Chihuahua, Creel is a charming Magic Town. Founded in 1907 as a train station, over the years it has become one of the main tourist attractions on the route of the also famous El Chepe train and also one of the favorite places to spend Christmas.
Creel is located in the Sierra Tarahumara, home of the Rarámuris. Give yourself the opportunity to get closer to their customs and traditions, which are worthy of admiration and pride.
If you love adventure, in Creel you can do various activities ranging from cycling, climbing, hiking, and excursions to Copper Canyon, where you can admire spectacular rock formations and incredible views.
You can get to Creel on board El Chepe or by car leaving from Chihuahua. If you decide to spend Christmas in Creel, you will have the privilege of admiring some of the best snowy landscapes in all of Mexico.
Take into account that the weather in Creel at Christmas is between 2 and 14 degrees Celsius on average, so come warm.
If you are looking for places to spend Christmas near Mexico City or not so cold, Taxco is slightly warmer. We could say that it is the perfect Christmas weather because in the late afternoon it feels cool, ideal for having a coffee or hot chocolate.
One of the Christmas attractions of Taxco is the famous Christmas Eve Flower Carpet, where around eight thousand plants are used with six different varieties of flowers, such as white, yellow, peach, rosemary, and obviously the traditional red flower.
Taxco is a family place, always with a healthy distance, give yourself time to admire its Historic Center, which on these dates is illuminated with lights and flowers on a good night in the planters, giant spheres, and activities for children and adults.
Also on these Christmas dates, in Taxco, the traditional Festival of Lights is held in Taxco, which is celebrated until January 6. We suggest you be aware of this holiday, since for reasons of the pandemic there may be changes in terms of the holding of public events.
3. Playa del Carmen
Little by little, we increase the temperature at Christmas, and from the cool climate of Taxco, we go to the Caribbean Christmas climate of Playa del Carmen. If you need a good dose of sea and beach, the Mexican Caribbean will always be an option.
Playa del Carmen, unlike its neighbor Cancun, is a more cosmopolitan and welcoming destination. You can find from inns to luxury restaurants, its famous 5th Avenue is just one block from the sea. Nor is it necessary that you stay in front of the sea, you can find accommodation at good prices just a couple of blocks from the beach.
Playa del Carmen is for all styles, you can enjoy it from travelers who prefer luxury and exclusivity to backpackers. Spend a Christmas on a beach with sand almost as white as snow.
Imagine spending Christmas in a place where joy is present at every moment. The music, traditions, the branch, and even the Bamba are a good excuse to visit Veracruz at any time of the year.
But to be honest, the best excuse to include Veracruz in the list of the best places to spend Christmas is to be able to enjoy its exquisite cuisine at Christmas dinner.
Imagine enjoying December 24 with a table with the best typical dishes of Veracruz such as Arroz a la Tumbada, Tamales, some crab chilpacholes, a seafood casserole, minced, oysters or a good seafood casserole.
Wouldn’t that be a very merry Christmas soon?
Tepotzotlán is famous for its shepherds, which are held from December 1 to 23; but from 1 to 15 they are reserved for private events and companies. While the pastorelas open to the general public take place from December 16 to 23.
In addition to the shepherds, Tepotzotlán has different attractions for all visitors, in its surroundings, there is “Arcos del Sitio”, an ecotourism park where you can ride a horse, organize picnics and enjoy a good day outdoors while You know more about the aqueduct built in the seventeenth century, another place similar to this is Xochitla, which is a great option to go with the whole family. If you want to know a little more about history, you can visit the National Museum of the Viceroyalty, which has almost 34,000 pieces from the 16th to the 19th centuries. You can also walk through the Historic Center of Tepotzotlán and enjoy the snacks.
Remember to receive Christmas with your loved ones, but always following the recommendations of local health authorities, airlines, or buses. So that we can keep traveling!