'Nacimiento' means the nativity scenes, which are much admired in Mexico. There are big life-size nativity scenes, and the figures used in Nacimientos are regularly made out of clay and are passed down through families. There are figures of Mary, Joseph, Jesus, the Shepherds and Three Kings, which can also be seen in the markets of Mexico. While in Mexico do not miss to take the sight of Nascimento's.
The Evening of Christmas is celebrated as the 'Noche Buena' with family and friends. At midnight, many people go to a Midnight Mass service, which is called the 'Misa de Gallo'. At night hour, the sky lights up with fireworks and Christmas lights. You cannot miss the chance to offer your prayers at the churches and witness the amazing dazzle which lightens up the sky at the night hour.
The celebrations continue with glittering Christmas trees and the kids getting gifts from 'El Niñito Dios' (baby Jesus) & Santo Clós (Santa Claus) till 2nd February which is celebrated as is Candelaria which marks the end of the Mexican Christmas. Lots of people in Mexico City have a big party for Candelaria with lots of fun and food at service! You will have all the restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs, shopping malls and marketplaces alluring with amazing foods, coffees and products all this season.
While in Mexico City, you can have loads of fun and have fantastic celebrations for Christmas and New Year in the Mexican way.