Christmas in Puerto Vallarta

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First-Ever Christmas Parade and Malecon Transformation to Holiday Wonderland

Puerto Vallarta will have its first-ever Christmas parade, and is transforming the malecon into a Christmas Wonderland. 

The official Puerto Vallarta Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. on the Malecon (near the Los Arcos Amphitheater. You’ll enjoy an official presentation by the Mayor’s office, along with performances and fireworks.

On December 13, starting at 5 p.m., Puerto Vallarta will have a Parade, and promise more than 30 festive floats. 

On Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th, at 6 p.m., there will be the official Holiday Walk on the Malecon. 

And it concludes on New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) at the Los Arcos Amphitheater (starting at 6 p.m.)  with a musical program that includes Mariachi before the New Year’s Pyro-Musical Show at midnight.

But anytime up until Dec. 31 you can enjoy the magic on the Malecon, as Puerto Vallarta’s boardwalk sets a magical Christmas atmosphere with the decorations and lights. 

It’s all organized by the Instituto Vallartense de Cultura, and you can find out more on their Facebook page here

2023 vallarta christmas schedule

Photos from the 2022 Christmas Celebration on the Malecon.

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