Tuesday, December 24, 2013

LAURIE BETH ZUCKERMAN CELEBRATES FELIZ NAVIDAD IN SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, MEXICO AT LA PARROQUIA PARISH CHURCH 2013

Feliz Navidad to everyone from San Miguel de Allende, December 2013

San Miguel de Allende's Christmas tree stands before the Parroquia church
Giant Christmas tree at the San Miguel de Allende Jardin

Metal pointed stars and oil cloth stuffed hearts
decorate San Miguel's Christmas tree

Parroquia church the San Miguel de Allende Jardin
Gigante puppet at the San Miguel de Allende Christmas tree

Gigante puppet at the San Miguel de Allende Christmas tree

Laurie Beth Zuckerman wishes you FELIZ NAVIDAD!! I just took a magical trip to San Miguel de Allende in Colonial Mexico, timed to enjoy the twinkling Christmas season with its exuberant religious festivals and processions. The only thing missing was the Baby Jesus in the mangers. Not to worry, there are plenty of different size baby Jesuses on sale at the Artesans Marketplace holiday stalls. Wish I could have stayed in San Miguel through Christmas Day to photograph all of the mangers celebrating the birth of Jesus. Below are my photos of miniature and life-size nativity scenes in San Miguel, known as Nacimientos.

San Miguel de Allende's Christmas manger awaits the birth of Jesus.
This life-size creation stands before the La Parroquia parish church on the Jardin.
El Mercado de Artesanias sells a wide variety of handmade Nativity Scenes.
El Mercado de Artesanias sells small and large Baby Jesuses
for display in traditional home manger scenes, known as Nacimientos.

A Nacimiento photographed in progress at the Casa Carmen Bed and Breakfast.

The completed Nacimiento greets guests at the Casa Carmen Bed and Breakfast.
It is decorated with several varieties of living moss and antique clay figurines.

Love and thanks to my dear Rebecca Brooks for sharing her favorite secrets of San Miguel de Allende with all of us on her Loving Lupita Journey, December 10-19, 2013. I loved every magic moment. Stay tuned for more of my adventures from our journey to this historical World Heritage city in Mexico.


4 comments:

Stephanie said...

I felt like I was with you all ! Happy Happy holidays Laurie

Anne Jeffries said...

Visiting this lovely town is on my bucket list. It's one of my dreams. Thank you for sharing its seasonal beauty. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, Laurie.

Gillena Cox said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE

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Lisa JonesMoore said...

Beautiful post, beautiful trip Laurie! Missing all of you still!