Trade your hat and gloves for swimsuits and sandals when you spend Christmas vacation in Cabo San Lucas. What makes this one of the most meaningful family things to do at Christmas is all the time you’ll have to spend together without the hustle and bustle of shopping, cleaning, and attending different events. It’s also one of the best times to visit because there’s so many different activities in Cabo San Lucas in December. With all these options for things to do in Cabo San Lucas, your Christmas will be merry and bright.
Whale watching is one of the most unique activities in Cabo San Lucas in December since these giant marine mammals only migrate here during the winter. They swim thousands of miles from the frigid arctic waters for a warmer location for feeding, mating, and giving birth to their calves. As you sail you to sea, you’ll get magnificent views of the city and spot the whales breaching the surface of the water. With information from a local biologist onboard the boat, this is one of the most educational and exciting things to do in Cabo San Lucas.
Experiencing authentic Mexican food is always a highlight of Christmas vacation in Cabo San Lucas, and to recreate the country’s iconic dishes every year, take a local cooking class. You’ll learn about the local cuisine and the unique flavors of Mexican food in a practical, hands-on way. In the end, you’ll have a delicious meal and a new recipe to take home.
Some of the main Christmas events and performances are in the downtown marina. This area isn’t just for luxury boats to dock up at the end of the day. It’s a popular hub with shopping plazas, boutiques, restaurants, and bars. Taking a stroll along the piers is the best way to spend an afternoon, and no matter what time of day it is, you’ll always find things to do in Cabo San Lucas here.
With a secure lifejacket, snorkeling at Land’s End is one of the best family things to do at Christmas on your vacation. Set sail out to the jagged rocks that mark the end of the Baja Peninsula and the beginning of the ocean, and you’ll spot sea lions basking in the sun and the iconic Cabo Arch. In the clear blue waters at Land’s End, you’ll be surrounded by all sorts of tropical fish while snorkeling on your Christmas vacation in Cabo San Lucas.
An important part of spending Christmas in Cabo is experiencing the local culture, and one of the most popular activities in Cabo San Lucas in December is the San Jose del Cabo Art Walk. On Thursdays during the tourist season, the local galleries in San Jose del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas’s sister city just down the road, stay open later into the evenings and host talks with artists and musical guests.
When you spend Christmas in Cabo, you’ll still get to experience all the traditions of the season, and in Mexico, the main Christmas events are on December 24 when families gather for the large holiday feast. Local resorts host large parties on Christmas Eve with menus filled with traditional favorites, like turkey, mashed potatoes, and pies. Without having to do last minute grocery or worry about clearing the plates, you can relax around the table and dance all night.
These Christmas events and activities will give you the vacation of a lifetime while drawing your family together. Whether you’re out exploring the ocean or curled up in your resort suite, being together will make your holidays warm.