Xmas is synonymous with Commercialism, especially in a tourist town like Puerto Vallarta. Here we are listing the exceptions:
The Que?Pasa Buena Noche
Its that wonderful time of the year again. Que?Pasa loves Christmas. Continuing our Christmas tradition we are asking everyone to bring a toy for a child age 4 to 13. If you wrap it please mark whether it is for a boy or girl. Christmas Eve we will begin by having a pinata slug fest hosted by Santa himself. After wards we give out all the toys to the kids of the barrio. In the years past the children were lined up all the way down the street and around the block. Christmas is for kids and this is truly a heartwarming happening.
Every Christmas Eve, Buena Noche, the street in front of Que?Pasa is closed to motor traffic at 10 pm. The whole neighborhood joins in the celebration. Preceding the toy give-away there will be 3 pinata’s broken at our front door. Christmas Eve we will have a special dinner-Baked Ham with Scalloped potatoes for 125 pesos. Filling in the evening gaps will be live music with the Traveling Band. Everyone is invited to come join this great Christmas Eve celebration.
The party goes on all day Christmas Eve. The actual gift giving to the kids should happen around 9 pm but keep in mind that the Mexican children are just as impatient as their gringo counterparts to get to the gifts. We will start the gift giving with a couple of pinata bashes at around 8 pm. The baked ham dinner should be ready to serve by 4 pm. Music will start at 7 pm.
Once the partying is over, Que?Pasa will be closed until December 26, at 11 am.
- Aquiles Serdan # 625, ,Old Town, Vallarta
- qpmlh (at) hotmail.com
The Cafe Roma Christmas Potluck
Cafe Roma will be doing our Traditional Xmas Dinner for the Kids again this year on December 25th. Everyone that signs up is welcome! I think this is our 5th year.
Dinner is from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The price, as in the past, is 100 pesos “refundable” deposit (editor’s note: this “refundable deposit” is a legalistic term for a donation to the Kids of the Dump).
Last year we sold out early. Limited seating.
Bring a small potluck if you can (for no more than about 6 people) and bring your own booze. (We are not officially open). We will have mixers and pop for a small donation to the Kids. We supply the turkeys and ham for free.
- Encino #287, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta
- roma (at) romamexico.com
Philo’s in La Cruz Christmas Potluck
Join us for our annual Christmas day pot luck at Philo’s. You bring a dish to serve 8 to 10 people and we furnish the turkey. Dinner is served at 5 p.m. There is a 50 peso charge at the door to cover some of the expenses.
Immediately following dinner Santa will arrive and give out gifts to the children of La Cruz. Each year we give out between 350 and 400 gifts. Come early to get a good seat.!
Philo’s Bar and Music Club
- 15 delfin La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
- Telephone: 329 295 5068
- philo (at) philoslacruz.com
The City of Puerto Vallarta Posadas Tradicionales
Piñatas for the kids, Bolos and carols in the Plaza de Armas (Presidential square) at 6:30 pm on December 16 to 19. Totally Free.