Activities in Puerto Rico: December 2016

The holidays in Puerto Rico are truly spectacular, and the entire island is full of events and festivities to highlight its lifestyle and culture. As a tourist or a resident, these upcoming events are sure to provide a great time and wonderful memories—and in true Puerto Rican fashion, some delectable food and lively music. Below are just a few of the many activities in Puerto Rico, so choose a few to check out during your stay at Bahia Beach.Note: While the following information is correct to the best of our knowledge, times and dates sometimes change with no notice, so it is recommended to confirm with the venue before attending.

La Feria Amusement Park

December 1, 2016 through January 8, 2017 This annual amusement park is an action-packed event for children and adults alike. It is a highly anticipated event in Puerto Rico and it features an abundance of shows, rides, musicians, food, and a kiddie land. You can stop by on weekdays from 6:00 PM to midnight and on weekends from 3:00 PM to midnight. La Feria is set up in the parking lot at the Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan.

Christmas Boat Parade

December 10, 2016 at 5:00 PMIf you are in town on the 10th of December, you will not want to miss the San Juan Christmas Boat Parade. Just as it sounds, you can watch a parade of yachts all decked out with Christmas lights and other holiday décor. On the streets there will also be music and food for your enjoyment. Get there early to get the best spot on the San Juan Bay.

What the Truck? Food Truck Fest

December 18, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PMBe prepared to taste truly authentic Puerto Rican cuisine served from the island’s best food trucks. Located at the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, located in San Juan, you will be able to easily explore a variety of flavors from food trucks such as Psicolabis, Crazy Sushi, Mi Suegra, Dondesea, Cool Hope, La Alcapurria Quema, and The Meatball Company.

Hatillo Masks Festival

December 27, 2016 to December 28, 2016Every year, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company hosts the Hatilla Masks Festival, an event to remember the Holy Innocents. The two-day affair—located at the Town Plaza in Hatillo—includes music, food, parades, and people in dressed up in costumes from head to toe. If you attend this event, you will not regret it; however, be prepared for crowds.When you stay at Bahia Beach, you are at a prime location to easily reach these activities in Puerto Rico, and many more. Make sure to check a few out while you are in town to truly experience what the Puerto Rican culture is all about.