Once the sun goes down, Merida, Mexico definitely does not roll up the sidewalks.  After dark, people are out and about, walking, shopping, dining, and the city lights are very pretty -- especially at Christmas time, when even more lights than usual decorate la noche (the night).
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The Paseo de Montejo at night
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Utility tower all dressed up for Christmas
On Saturday night as we were strolling around after dinner, we were lucky enough to happen upon the area at the south end of the Paseo de Montejo all lit up and filled with vendors selling food, jewelry, leather items, clothing, and other things.  In addition, there was a musical stage performance set up in the park area.  All the singing was in Spanish, but the costumes and voices were charming.  Quite a large crowd was sitting and watching the performance.
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Vendors in park
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Festive Mexican dancers
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And a singer -- wish we could have understood what she was singing about!
The huge Christmas tree in the same area was all lit up.
More night scenes from around town...
The beautiful Merida Cathedral at night...
Stay tuned for Part 2 of Merida food...and then we travel to our next Mexican city!
1/10/2013 01:52:24 am

How pretty! Looks like such a quaint town .. would love to visit!

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