Following is just an overview of all the events and festivities happening this week in Vallarta-Nayarit.
Bucerias Christmas for Kids Fundraiser - Monday
It’s a wonderful life! – Want to make it better?
… In that case, plan on attending the Bucerias Christmas Children’s Program fundraiser where the pesos you spend on donation tickets at 200 MX each and all the rest of the proceeds goes to purchase 1,200 gifts for the purpose of making the lives of local children happier for the holiday season.
Our annual fundraiser will take place on Monday, December 7, at the Drunken Duck once again. This event will be from 2:00 to 6:00 pm and will provide the usual holiday merrymaking complete with live music and over 70 wonderful raffle prizes donated by local restaurants, spas, jewelers, artisans, tours, etc.
Sayulita Wine Festival - Tuesday and Wednesday
The first annual Sayulita Wine Festival/Viva Vino Mexicano! will take place on Tuesday, December 8 and Wednesday, December 9.
The opening party will be held at a gorgeous ocean front private estate on Tuesday, December 8 from 5 – 10 pm and features tastings with eight boutique wineries (seven from Mexico) as well as artisan mezcal and cerveza.
Festival of Our Lady of Guadalupe - Tuesday through Saturday
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.
Downtown Vallarta Art Walk - Wednesday
Puerto Vallarta has established itself as a vibrant center of art creation, exhibition and promotion. An important contribution to the city´s art scene is Puerto Vallarta´s ArtWalk which this year will be held every Wednesday, 6:00 - 10:00 pm, from October 28, 2015 through May 25, 2016. The participating galleries in Centro Historico offer works by important national and international artists. Remarkable paintings, exceptional sculptures, fine ceramics, blown glass and other types of noteworthly art are offered.
Patsy Cline at The Palm - Thursday
Starring Mikki Prost, Forever Patsy Cline is heading into it's 5th season this year. You'll be singing along to some of your favorites as well as some additional songs I've discovered. I'll also have a surprise or 2 about Patsy's life as well as my adventures this summer. I got the chance to go to The Grand Ole Opry!!! I can't wait to tell you the stories & show you the photos. Oh, you are gonna be so tickled.
A Tuna Christmas at The Palm - Thursday and Saturday
We fell in love with "Greater Tuna" last season making it one of the top shows of 2014-2015, having been extended three times, and now we get festive watching the characters' antics during the Holiday season.
A Tuna Christmas will be presented through January, 2016 with 7:00 and 9:00 performances.
Pig Roast/Luau Fundraiser for PuRR - Friday
PuRR Project Puerto Vallarta invites you to attend the Pig Roast/Luau on the beach with a special Polynesian dance performance by Academia Danza de Moorea.
We hope to see you on Friday, December 11 at 5:00 pm. Venue will be at the Sea Monkey Restaurant on Los Muertos Beach at Aquiles Serdan in Old Town Vallarta.
Your donation ticket includes a wonderful dinner on the beach, two drinks, fabulous entertainment and great raffle prizes.
Toys for Tots Golf Scramble and Dinner Dance - Saturday and Sunday
This year's major fundraisers will be held the weekend of December 12-13. On Saturday, December 12, a fun-filled golf scramble tournament will be held at the Vista Vallarta Golf Club Weiskopf course. A shotgun start will be at 11:00 am, followed by a complimentary luncheon and awards ceremony immediately after completion of golf. This is a fun and popular charity event, with many prizes for golfers of all skill levels. Don't miss it, even if you barely know how to pick up a club. The cost per person of 1500 ps ($100 US) is well below market price, thanks to the generosity of the Vista Golf Club, who pick up the tab for the entire day. So every peso raised goes directly to buying toys.
On Sunday, December 13, a gala holiday Dinner/Dance will be celebrated at the Marriott CasaMagna Resort in the Marina. Doors open at 6:30 pm with complimentary cocktails, accompanied by mariachis, and a robust raffle. A gourmet dinner will be served at 7:15, prepared by Marriott's award-winning chef. Wine and other drinks will be complimentary the entire evening. There will be a talented live band for those wanting to work off the evening's calories. Finally, you won't want to miss a live auction of some very exciting items you won't find anywhere else. All of this for the bargain price of 1200 ps ($80 US) per person, again due to the generosity of the Marriott who provides free of charge the evening's venue, dinner and beverages. Patron Tequila and other sponsors light up the live auction!A great way to kick-off the holiday season.
Voice of Vallarta at Act II - Sunday
The Voice of Vallarta competition has started the third season for 2015 - 2016 in looking for the best singer in the Bay of Banderas.
Act II Entertainment has spent the summer and after hundreds of auditions they have narrowed the field to 20 of the best.
The reality show competition season opener was on November 22 and will continue every Sunday at 8:00 pm until the big closing night scheduled for March 20, 2016.
Farmers Markets in Vallarta-Nayarit - To see the markets that have opened for the season, go to Events Calendar.
There's a lot more going on in Vallarta-Nayarit this week, so check out our Events Calendar.
Another way to spend some very worthwhile time in Vallarta-Nayarit is to volunteer at one of the Banderas Bay non-profits that will welcome you with open arms. It will make you feel good too! You will see the tabs above for all the categories.
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If you would like to donate directly to the non-profits in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, here are some suggestions you may want to consider to help our local communities in this time of greatest need.