Holiday Cheers! Festive Event Design for Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Cabo San Lucas
There is no more joyous time of year than the holidays. It is a time for religious observances by people of many faiths around the world, but also almost universally a time of festive parties and celebrations; so much so that the holiday season in every country has its own traditions, its own music, and its own distinctive look in terms of design and décor. That’s certainly true in México and in its popular resort cities, which each winter host snowbirds fleeing frigid winter climes for warmer and sunnier sites to enjoy holiday gatherings. One will never see snow while spending Christmas or New Year’s Eve in Cabo San Lucas, for instance, but the style of holiday celebrations here will nonetheless feel very familiar to U.S. and Canadian visitors.
What Christmas Looks Like in Cabo San Lucas
Christmas has a very simple and instantly identifiable color palette. There’s green, of the sort seen in Christmas trees and mistletoe; there’s red, as in stockings, ribbons and Santa Claus outfits; and there’s white, the color made famous by the holiday’s most iconic song.
Well, you can scratch the latter in always sunny Los Cabos, except as contrast for two new hues not typically associated with the holiday: blue and gold.
Blue for the Sea of Cortés and Pacific Ocean–one or both of which are visible from virtually every local venue of note–and gold for the region’s gorgeous beaches, which offer the sort of al fresco Christmas dinner options that aren’t on the table, so to speak, in places like Chicago or New York.
It’s a different experience celebrating Christmas amid palm trees and palapas, but of course that’s part of the charm; and the warm weather setting opens up exciting possibilities in terms of creativity, for trying new things. A family gathering on the terrace of a luxury villa, say, or a romantic barefoot dinner for two with a Land’s End backdrop.
It’s not as if you have to forget your favorite traditions, either. Full service design and décor companies like Cabo Linens, Things & More will have your venue of choice fully ornamented in the trappings of Christmas cheer, from a tinsel-wrapped tree to beribboned wreaths, name stenciled stockings, brass candlesticks and polished silver table settings.
Is there a better gift you can give to your family or that special someone? Well, perhaps one. Extending the vacation for a few more days to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Cabo.
Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Cabo San Lucas
There will be fireworks for “New Year’s Eve in Cabo”. That we can promise with an absolute certainty, since few countries love fireworks–and perhaps no country loves parties–more than always festive México.
The love of fiestas of all kinds is particularly strong in Cabo San Lucas, which each year hosts a breathtakingly spectacular fireworks demonstration over Médano Beach. Playa El Médano is by no means the only place one can see fireworks locally, and indeed it’s quite easy to arrange private fireworks shows for individual parties and events. But this particular fireworks presentation is so magnificent and such a one-of-a-kind experience that it makes sense for those planning parties for New Year’s Eve in Cabo San Lucas to choose a venue with vantages of the beach and the bay beyond.
Venues meeting these criteria include ballrooms and banquet halls at the many resorts which overlook Médano Beach, as well as the luxury villas that sit high above the city in the exclusive cliffside enclave of Pedregal. The latter views may be best of all, since the elevation allows you to witness the explosion of colors without even craning your neck.
Whatever choice your guest list or budget dictates, the key design terms are likely to be glitz and glamor. New Year’s Eve in Cabo or elsewhere is a night synonymous with elegance, for welcoming in a brand new year in high style.
Costumed balls are one of the more popular themes for Cabo New Year’s Eve parties, but the only real must-have item is Champagne for midnight toasts. The design elements, from lighting and linens to flowers and furnishings, can be chosen based on a desired palette and pattern.
Rustic chic may be perfect for a beachfront buffet, for instance, while a multi-course food and wine pairing in a large ballroom suggests décor of a more formal, classical elegance.
Getting Creative with Holiday Events
Christmas is by far the biggest holiday event in overwhelming Catholic México, but that doesn’t mean you can’t arrange dinners or parties for other faith-based celebrations, like Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, with traditional menus and décor.
It also doesn’t mean you need any traditional holiday at all for inspiration. Simply being in Cabo, enjoying temperatures in the 80s Fahrenheit in the middle of December, is reason enough to have a fiesta. How about a clambake on the beach with mariachis, or your family’s first ever Christmas luau?
The most defining single aspect of the holiday season, regardless of belief, is that it involves unforgettable moments that are shared with the people in your life who matter most. So as long as your party or event starts with that, you really can’t go wrong.
About Cabo Linens, Things & More
CLTM is the premier event design and décor firm in Los Cabos, best known for our talented cadre of designers, but also acclaimed for our large inventory of event focused furnishings and accessories. We’ll help you realize your own vision for celebrations of Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Cabo, from an initial one-on-one consultation to digital design models to the event itself. Call us today at (619) 819-9180 to get started.