8 Awesome Things to do in Cancun this December

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: CancĂșn, 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.

Address: Blvd. Kukulcan, Kukulcan Boulevard, Zona Hotelera, 77500 CancĂșn, Q.R., Mexico

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.

Address: Km 5.8, Blvd. Kukulcan, Zona Hotelera, 77500 CancĂșn, Q.R., Mexico

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.

Address: Blvd. Kukulcan km 16.5, Zona Hotelera, 77500 CancĂșn, Q.R., Mexico

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.

Address: 2 13, Xel-ha M, San Miguel de Allende 28, 28, 77501 CancĂșn, Q.R., Mexico

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!

Address: Blvd. Kukulcan Km 4.5, Kukulcan Boulevard, Zona Hotelera, 77500 CancĂșn, Q.R., Mexico

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.

Address: KM 9.5, Blvd. Kukulcan, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 CancĂșn, Q.R., Mexico

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?!

Address: Blvd. Kukulcan Km 9.5 #30, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 CancĂșn, Q.R., Mexico

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