By Megan Millisky
Arrrgh ya ready to have an awesome New Year’s Party?! It may be cold in December here, but fun in the sun awaits in Cancun. Ring in the New Year with pirate-themed parties or even a boat parade! Keep your feet on the ground for a marathon through Quintana Roo - you'll be greeted by a Mariachi band at the finish line! If you want to know exactly where to find the party, check out these 8 ways to celebrate your December in Cancun!
1. Rock 'n Roll Marathon
On December 7, run a scenic race through the bay of Cancun. Choose from a marathon, half marathon, or 5k. The races take place along a flat trail in Quintana Roo. There will be a Mariachi band ready to celebrate at the finish line.
Address: Cancún, Quintana Roo Mexico
2. New Year’s Eve Costume Party
This annual New Year’s Eve party is sure to be a blast. Come dressed in costume! This year’s theme is "Where’s Waldo?" and other famous characters. During the day, find cocktail classes, a bubble party, and dancers. At night, turn up with live music and guest DJs. The fun takes place December 31.
3. Sunset World Boat Parade
Head to the beach to watch the Sunset World Boat Parade. Sailors decorate their boats and sail through the Hotel Zone of the city. December 15, don’t miss this fun boating party.
4. Museo Maya and San Miguelito Archaeological Site
All month long, you can discover Museo Maya and the San Miguelito archaeological site. Get a captivating look in on the area's heritage as you learn all about ancient calendars and almanacs.
5. Mercado 28
Through December, explore Mercado 28. This market hosts over 600 vendors! If you need to do holiday gift shopping, this is the place to go. From clothes to travel accessories, you can find all sorts of handcrafted local goods.
6. Pirate New Year
Ahoy, matey! Go wild with your Christmas spirit aboard the Jolly Roger pirate ship! You’ll have a gourmet dinner then dance the night away. When you need a break from shakin' that booty, hit up the open bar for a yo ho ho and a bottle of fun!
7. Mandala New Year’s Eve Party
This legendary New Year's Eve party will be raging at the famous Mandala night club. It's only one of the premiere nightlife scenes in Cancun, but don't worry - they'll probably let you in. Get down to disco music and boogie into the new year with other partygoers.
8. Coco Bongo Cancun
December is the right time to catch this once-in-a-lifetime show! It features flying acrobats, musical numbers, and the party atmosphere that Coco Bongo is known for. Why go to sleep when you could go to coco Bongo?!