Lace up your shoes and loosen your belt, the Lupe-Reyes marathon is upon us. The period from Dec. 12th (Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe “Lupe”) through January 6th (Día de los Tres Reyes Magos – Three Kings “Reyes), is marked with festive fiestas, tamales, ponche, posole, and posadas. This year, the City has teamed up with local media source Cuéntanos Peñasco for a Holiday Light Parade at sea on DEC 19TH (NEW DATE), so we hope the tides and wind allow for this new shimmering launch of what we hope will become an annual tradition.
Don’t forget – there’s still time for this holiday season 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 through Dec. 22nd
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 Through Dec. 17th
Here’s a glimpse of what is up in town, and some dates to jot down as we edge toward 2022.
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 17th – La Cuadra Christmas Bazaar (Plutarco Elias Calles, just north of Calle 13)
Dec 18th – Last Mermaids Arts Market of 2021 ! Wrap up the holidays with a mermaid for your stocking!
Dec. 18th – Christmas Festival @ Civic Auditorium
NEW DATE – UPDATE! Dec 19th – Nautical Christmas Light Parade approx 5 p.m. departure – Route to pass along Sandy Beach and then to Malecon before returning to docks
Dec 19th – Reason for the Season Outdoor Christmas Concert – 6 p.m. St Joseph’s Church Cholla Bay – Admission is free – Bring your own chair and dress warmly
Dec. 31st – NYE preparations! Check our Event Calendar for ongoing updates on NYE fiestas and dinners around town! We’ll work to keep you posted.