To encourage the social spirit of the inhabitants and visitors of Mexico City, the Federal District Government announced that this Sunday December 13 there will be a Christmas Parade on Paseo de la Reforma Avenue, starting at 6:00 p.m. and invites all families and their friends to enjoy this free show.
Announcing this, the Minister of Tourism, Alejandro Rojas Díaz Durán mentioned the details and specifics of the parade with the participation of several floats from various departments and the private sector, such as the Ministry of Culture with the Cultural Trolley, three units of the Turibus Tourism System belonging to the company ADO, stunt riders, and the Musical Band of the City Government.
He explained that the street parade will run from Gandhi Street to the headquarters of the National Lottery Building, located on Reforma and Cuauhtemoc Avenue, and from 5:00 p.m. until the conclusion of the parade, the main lanes of Reforma Avenue will close down to traffic.
An additional aspect that the official provided is the online Tourism Pass, which allows visitors arriving by car to move freely in the city without being stopped by local or municipal authorities. During this year, the Ministry of Tourism has issued over 70 thousand online tourist passes.
Car owners can get this free pass by going online to www.mexicocity.gob.mx and with the vehicle data that will enter the city for 14 days they will be able to move around without being liable to a fine by the Ecological Verification or “Hoy no Circula” programs.
Retaking the parade he said that during the tour the World Largest Christmas tree will be lighted, which opened last weekend by the Head of Government Marcelo Ebrard, and is located at the La Palma Roundabout.
Every visitor can enjoy various offers, among them is to get struck by the World Largest Christmas tree, which since last week is on Paseo de la Reforma on the La Palma Roundabout. This tree has a height of 110.35 meters and a base diameter of 35 meters, with a total weight of 330 tons.
This parade joins the program led by the City Government, “The Magic of Christmas” which aims to offer the best tourist deals, cultural and entertainment in Mexico City for local, national and international tourists, plus generating an important economic income for the City.
Also on the same avenue, spectators can enjoy the exhibition of representations of the birth of our lord, have fun in the holiday huts, giant piñatas, pastorals, dance and theater shows.
It is noteworthy that on this same avenue, throughout the next two weekends there will be two concerts, one on December 19, in which the tenor Placido Domingo, from 8:30 p.m., will delight his fans at the emblematic monument of the city the “Angel of Independence”.
Similarly, the fun will continue and the musical festivals will celebrate the arrival of 2010, with artists such as Emmanuel and Banda Limon.
Since Mexico City is home to the largest Christmas festival in recent years, the Zocalo square dresses in white, housing two ice rinks, one for youth and adults and one for children. As a part of the new attractions is an ice slide, a space for ice wars and a snowmobile space.
It is noteworthy that the ice rink is the largest in the world and measures 61 meters long by 31 meters wide, has a capacity for 400 people who may use it for 45 minutes.
These events are part of the actions that the City Government has undertaken to revitalize the economy in the capital, which is expected to receive at least 3 million visitors, generating an income of over 10 billion pesos.
With “The Magic of Christmas”, the city government aims to recover the spirit of the holidays and save some major Mexican traditions such as pastorals and representations of Jesus Birth along the Reforma-Alameda-Historical Center Corridor.