Ajijic kicks off the new year with a parade of wacky floats and themes that ends in a friendly football competition between two neighboring streets in the west part of town.
The parade starts at 1 p.m. at Seís Esquinas in Ajijic and ends at the Tecoluta soccer field. At 9 p.m. there you can see a traditional torito, which is a bull-shaped fireworks display. People hold it over their heads and run around as it sends out sparks, a popular nighttime tradition during some fiestas in Mexico.
The New Year’s Day parade is a relatively new addition to Ajijic’s many traditions, starting in 2000 as an initiative by the Seís Esquinas neighborhood.
New Year’s Day Parade Route
Last updated December 31, 2018