New Years Eve in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

by Sue on January 6, 2012

La Parroquia – Church of Saint Michael the Arcangel, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel

Arriving at the Jardin Principal a little before midnight, we excitedly weave our way through the crowd that is high energy and festive. Mexican families and an eclectic mix of foreign visitors fill the square and we all dance or move to the vibrant pulse of the salsa band. We peak into the grand, La Parroquia, decorated for the holidays with lights and greens, where a midnight mass is proceeding with standing room only. The doors of the church are open and sounds of the band mingle with the reading by the priest. A festive soup of sounds.

La Parroquia at night in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The doors of the stunning La Parroquia are open during mass on New Years Eve.

Sparklers in San Miguel's Jardin Principal

Children are part of the festivities in San Miguel's Jardin Principal.

New Years Eve in Jardin Principal, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Crowds fill Jardin Principal on New Years Eve in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Merriment is in the air as the plaza continues to fill with folks of all ages and nationalities ready to welcome in 2012, most whirling a two foot long sparkler in the air. At the stroke of midnight the fireworks begin, we gape at the fabulous display, and marvel that we are here.

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adriana August 6, 2012 at 11:11 am


We saw your photo on Google Images and are wondering if we may have permission to use your photo.

We are currently working on a project for which we need pictures of local festivals and events in San Miguel de Allende. The photo(s) will be published on our website event calendar.

Please let us know if this will be okay with you.

Thank You,
Realty San Miguel

Sue August 6, 2012 at 11:32 am

Hi Adriana ~

Yes, you may use our photos, and if you think your audience would benefit from a link to that post or any others on San Miguel, we would appreciate a link.

Thank you ~ Sue

donna, doni, lady d August 13, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I did not know where to get in touch with you Adriana – your link did not work for my blogger. You asked to used some of my Christmas in San Miguel photos – I’d be delighted. Please used copyright and if possible a link to my blog. Thanks again. Donna

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