December kicked off with the nightly pilgrimages in honor of Mexico’s patron saint, the Virgen de Guadalupe. The evening processionals, departing from the Old Port each day at 5 p.m. (Dec 1st-11th), wind their way to the Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Church on Ave. Simon Morua, often accompanied by fireworks and music. This all leads up to Dec. 12th, the Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe, with ongoing celebrations throughout the day and night. This is also the launch of the “Mexican marathon” Lupe-Reyes …the holiday stretch from Dec. 12th to Jan. 6th, Kings Day.
For the holiday season, be sure to check out the various food, toy, and blanket drives across town – all planning to spread good cheer.
TRAVEL NOTE: Lukeville/Sonoyta border hours remain 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. Non-US citizens with valid documents can now enter via land border entries with proof of Covid vaccination (of the CDC approved vaccines). This presently does not impact US citizens or US permanent residents crossing at the land border entries. Recent announcement Covid testing requirements when traveling to U.S. from abroad currently applies only when entering the U.S. when FLYING.
We invite you to donate toys, food, and other forms of seasonal joy across the city. Plus, Margarita Mermaids is looking for a number of holiday volunteers to help brighten up the season!
BooBar Toy Drive starting Dec 9th
Palabras de Esperanza – Words of Hope 7th Toy Drive – Goal to collect between 400 to 500 toys and candy for the Center’s Holiday Party. More info at: 638 107 7360
Guadalupe evening processionals – through Dec. 11th
Fridays – Ladies’ Golf @ The Links at Las Palomas Golf & Beach Resort. Contact email@example.com for more info and to sign up.
Friday SeaShell Museum – Check w/Naomi for holiday breaks
Dec 11th – Cholla Bay Electric Light Parade & Dinner. Dinner @ 5 pm Cholla Community Clubhouse ($10 USD/person) Parade starts @ 7 pm
Dec 18th – Last Mermaids Arts Market of 2021 ! Wrap up the holidays with a mermaid for your stocking!
Dec 18th – Nautical Christmas Light Parade 5 p.m. from docks