It is that time of year again and almost everyone in Chapala is celebrating the Christmas season. Local homes a businesses are all adorned in Christmas decorations to mark this joyous occasion. If you live here, then I’m sure you too have already begun to get in the spirit. However, if you are new to the area or just visiting, and just can’t get in the Christmas mood, a visit to the nativity scenes held at Ajijic San Andres Church is sure to get those holiday feelings jumpstarted.
Starting December 16th and running through the 27th of 2022, Ajijic San Andres Church will be holding their Creches or Nativity Scenes. All the multiple scenes are live action and display the many different events leading up to the birth of Jesus. During the event church bells can be heard ringing and at night, fireworks can be seen overhead. La Noche Buena or Christmas eve is the most busiest day at the church with an evening service starting at 7 pm. The celebrations of Christmas Eve in Chapala last all night and you will see lots of families outside their homes and large crowds in the plazas. So if you would like to visit during more quiet times, visit on other evenings and come early.
During this time of year seasonal decorations and laughing children can be seen almost everywhere. The Nativity Scenes at Church San Andres in Ajijic is the crowning jewel event of the holiday season in Chapala and worth a visit whether you live here or just visiting. No matter your personal religious beliefs, it’s not hard to see that Christmas time in Chapala is a wonderful time of year.