Christmas in Cabo is the perfect time to enjoy both the beauty of paradise and the festivities of the season. With parties and celebrations taking place almost every day in Los Cabos in December, it’s a unique time to experience Mexican culture and soak up the sun. When you visit Los Cabos at Christmas time, there’s plenty of seasonal things to do to make this season even more magical. These five reasons will have you booking a Christmas vacation in Cabo San Lucas and packing your bags soon!
Leading up to Christmas in Cabo is a 12-day celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe from the 1st to the 12th of December. With parades and fireworks, the air is festive and vibrant. The celebrating will then continue after Christmas day on January 6, the day of the Three Wise Men (Los Tres Reyes Magos). On this day, traditional rosca de reyes, a sweet, flaky cake, is eaten by families and friends in their homes. Somewhere hidden within the cake is a plastic baby figurine. Every lucky member of the family who finds the baby is expected to host a party with tamales the following month. These festivities and parties filling Los Cabos in December make it a special time to visit and learn more about Mexican culture.
Seasonal beverages are flowing during the Christmas season in Los Cabos. Ponche Navideño, Christmas punch, is the classic spiked fruit drink you would expect but with a Mexican twist: tejocotes, a small yellow, Mexican fruit from a hawthorn tree. When you visit Los Cabos during the holiday season, you can also sample seasonal beers. Noche Buena is brewed by Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, now a part of the Heineken company. With poinsettia flowers on the label, this seasonal brew has a distinctive caramel malty flavor. Another popular drink in Los Cabos in December is rompope, a Mexican eggnog made with egg yolks, vanilla, and milk. Believed to have been first made by nuns in Puebla, Mexico, this seasonal drink is often spiked with Kahlua or rum during the Christmas season in Los Cabos.
Escaping the biting wind and chilly air of the northern parts of Canada and the US makes spending Christmas in Cabo even more tempting. The air in Cabo San Lucas in December has dried off since the rainy season, sweeping away much of the humidity while keeping the warm sunshine. Rather than bundling up to brace the icy weather, slip on your sandals and walk along the beach on when you spend Christmas vacation in Cabo San Lucas.
Whale Watching: Americans and Canadians aren’t the only visitors flocking to the warm weather of Cabo San Lucas in December. Humpback whales are a common sight from the Cabos shores as they migrate to warmer waters for birthing their calves. Taking a boat out to watch the mothers and their babies splashing and diving in the water is one of the highlights of the Christmas season in Los Cabos.
If your Christmas vacation in Cabo San Lucas lasts into the new year, you’re in for a special treat. The beaches are lit up on New Year’s Eve with bright fireworks, and the streets are lined with fiestas to ring in the new year. Whether you watch the fireworks from the balcony or along the shore, you’ll feel the joy and excitement drifting on the tropical breeze.
Cabo San Lucas in December is filled with festivities, celebrations, and traditions. From seasonal drinks to migratory animals, there are unique things you can only experience when you visit Los Cabos during the Christmas season.