Houses & Businesses Light up for Christmas in San Pedro, Belize

I often get asked if I am spending the Christmas holidays in Belize and my answer for the 7 or 8 holidays that I’ve been here has been YES!  (That ! + italics means there was absolutely no hesitation.)   San Pedro is my home, this time is one of the busiest of the year and who needs cold weather to feel Christmas-y?  I certainly don’t.

Last night, my friend and I (both in shorts and flip-flops) took a quick golf cart cruise around town to check out some of the holiday lights.  The Front Street is draped with decorations, the big holiday tree in Central Park is all lit up beautifully…


here are some of the businesses and private houses we saw last night.   Town is bustling, many restaurants were full, people lined up waiting for pupusas…ahhhh…Christmas.

On Front Street San Pedro.IMG_5347Above the new Orange Gallery in town.


Always my favorite, one of the oldest hotels in town, Thomas Hotel.

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On the beach side, I love Cholo’s Bar and the nativity scene over the entrance.


And Lily’s looks fabulous.

IMG_5367The Phoenix has these GORGEOUS trees set up all over the lawn.  My pictures do no justice.  Stop by Red Ginger Restaurant and check them out.

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We passed this beaut on the way up the road in Boca Del Rio.


And Coral Cable back in town.


We stopped quickly in the Escalante area south of town – the area where Hidden Treasure Restaurant is located.  They have some very pretty houses and some good displays…


Super pretty…

IMG_5400Thanks everyone who goes through all this EFFORT!  Just putting up my silver tinsel tree yesterday seems like a ton of work.


I am starting to wrap my head around it…Christmas Eve is TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  And yet…here is what the weather looks like.  IMG_5287




  • Lovely! San Pedro does know how to celebrate. Merry Christmas, Rebecca!

    • Belize Blog

      Hope you are having a very Felix Navidad. Happy Holidays Emily!