Following is just an teaser of all the events and festivities happening this week in Vallarta-Nayarit.
Lady of Guadalupe Festival - Every Day
Festivities and processions during the first twelve days of December each year involve tens of thousands of Puerto Vallarta inhabitants and visitors, who pay homage to commemorate the appearance of the Virgin Mary to the peasant Juan Diego on December 12, 1531.
The streets of Puerto Vallarta come alive with traditional parades and other festivities in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
The colorful festival combines both ancient Aztec and modern Christian symbolism, with dance groups performing in the streets.
Christmas Open House at Vallarta Yacht Club - Monday
Please join us for a great holiday party on Monday, December 2, from 4:00 until 7:00 pm at the Vallarta Yacht Club.
Bring your favorite holiday appetizer or dessert to share, enjoy some eggnog and help decorate our Christmas tree.
Spent a few hours visiting with friends before the holiday rush.
Funny Bones Fundraiser in La Cruz - Tuesday
Let’s all turn out for this much needed event to raise money to bring the PeaceAnimals.org free spay and neuter clinic to La Cruz.
PEACE Animals endeavors to prevent the future suffering of cats and dogs by providing free mobile spay and neuter clinics throughout the Bay of Banderas.
Join the Funny Bones Committee at YaYa’s Cafe on Tuesday, December 3rd, starting at 6:00 pm for an All-You-Can-Eat Mexican Posada style buffet and no host bar, to be followed by a "Leon Roast" (La Cruz' local living legend) at 7:00, with music and live auction to start at 8:00.
PuRR Project Kitty Bingo Starring the Puerto Vallarta Men's Chorus - Wednesday
Join us on Wednesday, December 4, when a small group from the PV Men's Chorus will take the microphone at half-time. Founded in 2012 by Bob Bruneau and Joyce Ericson, this talented group sings choral music in both Spanish and English to entertain, enlighten, unify their audiences.
The Men's Chorus will delight us with a selection from their upcoming holiday concert on December 15 at Teatro Vallarta, as well as with some old favorites.
As always, we'll have the best Bingo prizes, a multiple-pull 50/50 raffle...and look for Margarita Grill's food and drink specials just for us Bingo players!
Botanical Gardens and Vallarta Zoo Tours - Thursday
Join us for a day of fun and beauty visiting both the local Zoo and the Botanical Gardens.
All proceeds from this tour support the International Friendship Club's Cleft Palate Surgery Program and other charitable programs.
Tour dates are Thursdays beginning December 5, 2013 (no tours on December 26 or January 2).
Tours depart at 10:00 am and return at 3:00 pm.
Happy Hour at Amigos de La Cruz - Friday
Happy Hour WITH the Amigos is great! Join the Amigos de La Cruz on Friday, December 6, beginning at 5:30 pm.
We will meet at the fabulous Frascati Ristorante where they will be offering 15% off beverages and 3 tasty appetizer selections for 35 pesos each!
For our hungrier Amigos, Frascati is offering the following 3-course dinner with yummy selections at the special price of 195 pesos.
Chili Cook-Off & Taste of Nuevo Vallarta - Saturday
It all started 13 years ago... the first ever Great Chili Cook-Off. Now it's bigger and better. Not just chili, but Taste of Nuevo too!
The Marina Nuevo Vallarta malecon will be the site of the first ever Taste of Nuevo Vallarta and 13th Annual Chili Cook-off, hosted by the Vallarta Yacht Club. It will be held on Saturday, December 7, from 4:00 until 8:00 pm.
This exciting event will include the competitive sampling of outstanding chili as prepared by individuals or teams, as well as professional chefs from local restaurants.
Acustico with Kim Kuzma at Stages - Sunday
Acústico starring the amazing Kim Kuzma will perform in the Red Room at Stages in Old Town Vallarta at 7:00 pm, with Sunday performances until April 20.
There's a lot more going on in Vallarta-Nayarit this week, so check out our Events Calendar.
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