With the participation of children, families, and visitors, Mayor Alejandro Ruz Castro officially inaugurated the “Magical Holidays” December festivities in Mérida. The lighting of the Christmas tree lights at the Paseo Montejo Remate marked the beginning of this special season that will fill the city with joy.
Accompanied by his wife Verónica Cetina Arjona and his daughter Mariana Ruz Cetina, the mayor led the event that attracted thousands of attendees. The Christmas lighting and decorations were activated, generating the admiration and joy of the crowd present.
In his message, Ruz Castro highlighted the importance of the festivities to reflect on the fundamental values of life, such as family, friends, and love. The Christmas tree, a symbol of hope, represents the community’s aspirations to maintain a supportive and humane city.
Mérida is decorated with more than 1,000 decorations distributed in parks, streets, roundabouts, and avenues, including three monumental trees at strategic points in the city. The Mayor thanked the more than 120 municipal collaborators who worked hard on the decoration.
In addition to the illuminated public spaces, citizens will be able to enjoy Christmas caravans that will travel 15 routes in the city and shows in various parks. From December 9 to 23, parades with floats, festive characters, and regional comedy shows will liven up the nights of Mérida.
Mérida’s Colonia México park will be the scene of a varied artistic and musical billboard, with the participation of the Toy Factory, puppet shows, the Mérida children’s orchestra, and the UADY university academic choir, among others.
Socially responsible companies joined in decorating the city’s 18 roundabouts, and for the first time, the Colonia México park received Christmas decorations. In addition, the ornamentation in the gastronomic and tourist corridor on 47th Street stood out.
The complete calendar of activities, event venues, and routes of the Christmas caravans will be available on the official website www.merida.gob.mx .
Finally, the event was attended by municipal authorities, including Julio Sauma Castillo, municipal secretary; Diana Canto Moreno, municipal trustee; councilors and the directors of Culture and Municipal Public Services, Irving Berlin Villafaña and José Collado Soberanis, respectively.