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This post was updated on Dec. 22.
Welcome to the best month in Medellin. I won’t waste your time with more small talk. On to the events..
If you like vallenato, come see the group perform live at Palmahia.
Dec. 1 to 8
This is the first year of the event, and it starts with the turning on of the Alumbrado Navideno along the Rio Medellin, which will remain there until early January as the paisas celebrate their biggest holiday month.
Activities at the festival will include:
- A Christmas show every night in Parque de los Pies Descalzos
- Mind-stimulating events on Dec. 1, 3 and 6 at Parque Explora
- A 5K and 10K race on Dec. 6
- Carnaval of Lights, Myths and Legends on Dec. 8
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
It’s pretty obvious what the holiday is about. This year it falls on a Sunday so the churches might be more full than usual. Maybe not, though. Colombia is not nearly as religious as some other Latin countries.
Hey expats and any Colombians who want to experience American culture…come in the early afternoon to the Shamrock for a traditional holiday meal, similar to what was done on Thanksgiving. It is sure to be a lot of fun.
If you’re still looking for something to do on Navidad, consider going with the folks at Arcadia Hostel for its Christmas Night: Colombia Style event.
New Year’s Eve
Check the Facebook pages for all the bars and clubs in the city. Each one will have something going on, I would think.
8 p.m., Dec. 3, at Ole Ole Gastrobar
Join Dave, Ryan, and other Medellin Living readers and friends for tapas and drinks.
This restaurant and its young Spanish chef are serving up some of the tastiest tapas in the city.
Dec. 1, 5 and 8
Atletico Nacional continues its quest to win this year’s second Liga Postobon title after capturing the first one in July and earning the Copa Postobon title in November.
Only one team has ever won all three titles in one year: Nacional, in 2007.