Christmas and New Year's in Oaxaca and Puebla
Leave the snowmen behind as you experience an authentic Mexican Christmas and ring in the New Year Oaxaca-style! See ancient rituals and visit well-known archeological sites.
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Program No. 8696RJ
15 days
Starts at
Getting There
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At a Glance

Revel in the long history and rich cultural heritage of Oaxaca during the region’s fascinating cycle of holiday ceremonies. With roots based in prehistoric rituals, discover a full display of seasonal festivities in Oaxaca, Puebla and Mexico City as they build through colorful events and commemorations and culminate in the extravagant pageant of Christmas and a festive dinner to ring in the New Year.
Activity Level
Walking up to two miles daily over varied terrain. Elevations up to 7,200 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Participate in local celebrations surrounding the pageant of Christmas.
  • Create piñatas and bring them as gifts to children at a local convent.
  • Observe the legendary craftspeople of Oaxaca at work in local shops and markets.

General Notes

Please note schedule varies to allow for holiday related activities.
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