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Christmas and the New Year in Yucatan

About this time of year, if you don’t already HAVE plans, you are wondering what to do for Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. Here’s our annual rundown of what the local hotels are doing (all prices are in Pesos). For sure there are more activities going on, so If you know of another special event for either of these two days, feel free to add it in the Comments area.

Christmas

Christma's Eve Dinner in Merida Yucatan Mexico

Hyatt Regency Merida
Christmas at Peregrina
Peregrina will be serving an International buffet Christmas dinner the night of the 24th. Price includes IVA, and la propina (tip) but no drinks. Live music 50% payment required for reservation.
Price: $490 pesos per adult, $245 pesos per child
Hours: 8:00 PM to Midnite

Christmas Eve at Spasso
Spasso will also be serving an Italian Christmas buffet dinner on the 24th. Price includes IVA and la propina but no drinks.
Price: $425 pesos per adult, $210 pesos per child
Hours: 7:00 PM to Midnite

Christmas Day Buffet Lunch
This buffet is on December 25th.
Price: $250 pesos per adult, $125 pesos per child
Hours: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location for both: Avenida Colon at Calle 60, in the Hotel Zone in Merida
Telephone for Peregrino: 999-942-12-34 ask for the Christmas Dinner
Telephone for Spasso: 942-1234 Ext. 3457

Christmas Eve Dinner at Fiesta Americana Merida Mexico

Fiesta Americana Merida
Christmas at Cafe Montejo
Cafe Montejo will be serving an International buffet Christmas dinner on the 24th. Price includes IVA, and la propina (tip) but no drinks. 50% payment required for reservation.
Price: $535 pesos per adult, $250 pesos per child from 6 to 12. Children under 6 are free
Hours: 7 PM to 11:30 PM
Location: Avenida Colon at Calle 60, in the Hotel Zone in Merida
Telephone: 942-1111

Hotel Casa del Balam
Christmas Eve buffet dinner includes stuffed turkey or Beef filet a la Vernesse, a piñata, punch to drink and live music and traditional sweets. Bread, coffee or tea is included too. There will even be surprise gifts for guests.
Price: $545 pesos per person starting at 7 PM. Includes half a bottle of house wine or a soft drink. IVA and parking included. No service included. Children under 11, 50% discount
Location: Calle 60 x 57, Merida centro
Tel: (999) 924-8844 x 1702

Hacienda Xcanatun
Call for more information about the Christmas Eve dinner.
Location: Off of the road to Progreso in the town of Xcanatun
Telephone: 999-941-0273
Website: www.xcanatun.com

Hotel Aluxes
Christmas' Eve Dinner in Merida Yucatan Mexico Hotel Aluxes’ Christmas Eve dinner will be at the Popol-Vuh Salon and consists of a four-course meal, including a choice of entrada (house paté or German style potatoes), a choice of salad (Greek or Caesar, a choice of soup (cheese or artichoke) and a choice of four main courses (chicken, shrimp, turkey or beef) and dessert (Chocolate Brownie, Kiwi or Strawberry tart). The price includes a Christmas toast, soft drinks, and the dinner, accompanied by a live musical group for dancing.
Price: $420 pesos per adult, $250 pesos per child 5-11 years. IVA and tip included. Additional $130 pesos for open bar, including national beer, brandy, rum, vodka and tequila.
Hours: 9 PM to 2 AM
Location: Corner of Calle 60 and Calle 49 in Merida centro
Reservations: Call 999-924-2199 or e-mail brenda [dot] chan [at] aluxes [dot] com [dot] mx

Reef Yucatan in Telchac
Christmas weekend special includes traditional dinner, piñatas and posadas . A minimum two nights stay and dinner is included in the price. Check in at 11:00 AM, Check out at 6:00 PM. Children under 9 are free, Children from 9 to 17, $400 pesos
Location: Reef Yucatan in Telchac Puerto.
Price: $1075 pesos per night in double occupancy, minimum two nights, all inclusive.
Reservations: 999-941-9494 or reservaciones [at] reefyucatan [dot] com
Website: www.reefyucatan.com

Holiday Inn
La Arboleda Restaurant will serve an international buffet dinner on the 24th and a glass of sparkling wine. IVA and Service included in the price.
Price: $299 pesos per person
Location: Avenida Colon between Calle 60 and Paseo de Montejo, in the Hotel Zone in Merida
Tel: 999-942-8800 ext. 609

Rosas and Xocolate
Elegant five course dinner with mousse, salad, lobster with cacao, korobuta pork or beef, and strawberries with Grand Marnier cream for dessert. Dinner includes 2 drinks, a cocktail and a toast. Live jazz by Taboo Jazz from 10 PM to 2 PM.
Location: Paseo Montejo at Calle 41
Price: TBD
Telephone: 999-924-2992

New Year’s Eve at Hotels and Restaurants in Merida

Lizard Joe’s New Years Eve 2012
Its a Party Party New Years Eve with Joe King Carraso, dubbed as #1 Party Act on the Planet by MTV. Lizard Joes will have 3 Bands on New Years Eve: 6PM – 8PM Blues by Cher Bibler formally of Tinfoil & Aramando GTZ, 8PM – 10PM African Beat Reggae by Wisdom Ogbor originally from Nigeria and 10:30PM – ??? Joe King Carrasco with Internationally Famous Bassist Steve York and Lisa York. There will be free party favors, free champagne, Texas Tamales and Black-Eyed Peas at midnight. Happy Hour Drink Prices all night long. $50 peso Authentic Texas BBQ Plates until 10PM. There are many local rooms nearby to rent, with a few right next door.
Location: Lizard Joe’s Restaurant in Chelem
Price: $500 pesos per person
Contact: Tickets available at El Estudio 41 in Merida, Paypal at www.lizardjoes.com, or by phone 999-18-18-756 or email lizard [at] lizardjoes [dot] com.

Hyatt Regency
New Year's Eve Dinner and Party in Merida Yucatan MexicoNew Year’s Eve at Peregrina
New Years Eve celebration includes an international buffet dinner and live music.
Price: $900 pesos per adult, $450 pesos per child, which includes IVA and tip, but no drinks.
Hours: 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM; Music from 9:30 PM to 1:45 AM

New Year at Spasso
Italian Buffet Dinner and a live band for dancing.
Hours: 7:00 PM to 4:00 AM
Price: $800 pesos per adult and $400 pesos per child. Includes IVA and propinas, but no drinks.

New Year at the Regency Salon
Oriental Buffet, live music and other surprises. Live music to dance and kid’s club available.
Hours: 9:00 PM to 4:00 AM
Price: $1200 pesos per adult and $600 pesos per child. Includes IVA and propinas, but no drinks.
Location: Avenida Colon at Calle 60, in the Hotel Zone in Merida
Telephone: 999-942-1234 (ask for the New Year’s Eve dinner)

Fiesta Americana
New Year's Eve at Fiesta Americana Merida Mexico On the Way to the New Baktun Peace
This will be a lavish affair in the Grand Salon of Hotel Fiesta Americana. International buffet, the traditional 12 grapes of midnight, national drinks included and entertainment by Montana, a great musical group. Full payment required before the event. 20% discount on New Year’s brunch. IVA included.
Hours: 9:00 PM to 3:00 AM
Price: $1499 pesos per adult, $749 pesos per child 7-11
Location: Paseo de Montejo #451 x Avenida Colon, in the Hotel Zone in Merida
Telephone: 999-942-1123 or 942-1100
Email: banquetesfamd [at] posadas [dot] com

Holiday Inn
Call for details.
Location: Avenida Colon between Calle 60 and Paseo de Montejo, in the Hotel Zone in Merida
Telephone: 999-942-8800 ext. 609

Hotel Aluxes – New Year’s Eve Dinner
Buffet Dinner includes a glass of house wine, music by a group and a sparkling wine toast and 12 grapes at midnite. Open national bar and soft drinks. IVA and parking included. Dinner starts being served at 7 PM. The menu consists of 4 choices of salads and soups, main dishes (stuffed turkey, Pork, curry shrimp, filet mignon, fish with white wine and chicken with mushroom sauce) Desserts include Christmas chocolate cake, fruit cake, apple strudel and others.
Price: IVA and service are included in the price of $690 pesos per adult and $320 pesos per child
Hours: Festivities start at 9:00 PM and end at 2:00 AM
Location: Calle 60 at Calle 49
Tel : 999-924-2199. Call for reservations and to put down a 50% deposit.

Hotel Casa del Balam
Buffet Dinner includes a glass of house wine, ambient and trova music and a sparkling wine toast and 12 grapes at midnite. IVA and parking included. Dinner starts being served at 7 PM. The menu consists of 4 choices of appetizers and salads, main dishes (stuffed turkey, beef filet and salmon) Desserts include apple strudel fruit tartlet and others.
Price: $595 pesos per person. Children up to 10, 50% off. No service included.
Location: Calle 60 x 57, Merida centro
Telephone: (999) 924-8844 x 1703

Hennessy’s Irish Bar
Join old and new friends for a champagne toast, a selection of appetizers, main course and desserts. Also, music and prizes… you know it will be fun! Call soon and make your reservations. Space is limited!
Price: $750 pesos per person.
Location: Paseo Montejo or Calle 56-A No. 486A x 41 y 43, across from the Archaeological Museum
Telephone: (999) 923 8993

Hacienda Xcanatun
Hacienda Xcanatun’s restaurant is having a special New Year’s Even dinner. Enjoy a four-course dinner, sparkling wine and the traditional 12 grapes. There will be music and dancing as well!

Price: $1050 pesos per person plus 15% propina

Location: Off of the road to Progreso in the town of Xcanatun
Telephone: 999-930-2140

Trotter’s
Welcome 2013 in Merida Yucatan Mexico Trotter’s will have a special four-course meal for the occasion of the new year.
Price: TBD. Drinks and service not included.
Location: Circuito Colonias, between Paseo de Montejo and Mega grocery store
Telephone: 999-927-2320 for reservations (50% deposit required)

Pancho’s
Price: TBD. Drinks and service not included.
Location: Calle 59 x Calle 60 y 62, Merida centro
Telephone: 999-923-0942 (call after 6 PM) for reservations (50% deposit required)

La Tratto
La Tratto will have a special four-course meal.
Price: TBD. Drinks not included
Location: Prolongacion Montejo # 479 C between the Monumento a la Bandera in front of Centro Cultural Dante (the Dante Bookstore).
Telephone: 999-927-0434 for reservations (50% deposit required)

Bryan’s
Call for more information.
Price:TBD. Drinks and service not included
Location: Calle 20 # 116 x 5 y 7, Col. Montecristo
Tel: 999-927-0434 for reservations (50% deposit required)

Hotel Zamná
Join with expats and friends for a seven-course dinner served with wine. All local drinks, beer, etc. all night! There will even be an infamous Zamna prize quiz with the theme “On the wing of a prayer.” Of course, there will be fireworks and a toast at midnight, along with a one-minute-past-midnight keepsake and dancing to three decades of music.
Price: $400 pesos per person limited to 30 guests
Time: Doors Open: 8:00 PM, Dinner: 8:30 PM
Location: Calle 53 #547 x 70 y 7, Merida centro
Reservations: 999 924-0103

Reef Yucatan
Holidays and Yucatan Beach in the Reef Hotel New Year’s weekend special includes a Gala buffet dinner special with live music to dance and lots of fun. Traditional toast and grapes for the new year. Check in at 3:00 PM, Check out at 12:00 PM.
Price: $1075 pesos per adult. Children under 8 stay for free. Children over 8, $400 pesos. Three night minimum stay.
Location: Telchac, Yucatan
Phone: 01-800-000-7333
Website: www.reefyucatan.com

 

That’s everything we know right now! We will add in any new events we find out about when we know. We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season, and we look forward to more Yucatan Living in 2013!

 


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