Travel: Celebrating Christmas in the Dominican Republic


When we think of Christmas, we immediately think of cold temperatures, snow, the fireplace burning and hot chocolate warming our hands. But it can be completely different! How about celebrating Christmas under the sun? Cindy shares today the best Christmas activities you can discover this year in the Dominican Republic.

Christmas isn’t a season, it’s a feeling!

Christmas Dinner Show in Punta Cana

The most famous destination for Belgian tourists is undoubtedly Punta Cana. And Angelo too has already found his way well in this tourist city. Because besides the big luxurious hotels and resorts, you can also do fun activities throughout the day. During this Christmas period, this is the Illusions Christmas Dinner Show.

From December 14th till 30th you can enjoy an amazing Christmas themed dinner show by the Illusions cast in Paradise Garage Punta Cana. Expect a dazzling and surprising show from the best drag queens of the Dominican Republic, accompanied by dancers and acrobats. You can decide whether you want to watch the show with dinner and open bar. Or you can just watch the show. No matter what choice you make, you won’t regret it! Get your tickets through this link.

Christmas Activities in Santo Domingo

In addition to Punta Cana, the capital city of Santo Domingo is also immersed in the cozy Christmas atmosphere. Every shopping center has decked out with overwhelming Christmas decor, and the old colonial city offers fun markets every weekend. But what are the best places to visit? We tell you!

1. Visit the Christmas Village at Agora Shopping Mall

Every Thursday and Friday between 5 and 7pm you can meet Santa Claus at the capital’s most famous shopping center. On the ground floor you will find a complete Christmas Village that will let you dream away the Christmas atmosphere. You can even walk through it and have the cutest pictures taken!

Do you prefer to visit on weekends? Then you can come and share your Christmas wishes between 2 and 8pm. Santa will no doubt jot down your gift ideas!

2. Christmas Show in Acropolis

Acropolis Business Center is organizing this year’s “Blanca Navidad” where you can discover the cutest activities every weekend. For example, every Saturday and Sunday between 12 and 8pm you can come and visit local merchants who will make personalized and handmade Christmas gifts for you. And between 4 and 6pm you can have photos taken with dear Santa Claus.

While enjoying the Christmas show for the kids, you can also enjoy some me-time. After all, you have Santo Domingo’s best nail salon there: Dock’s Beauty Lounge. So the whole family enjoys a fun day out!

The Nutcracker Ballet Show

Are you enjoying a unique show? Then the Nutcracker Ballet performance is for you! Through time, this traditional Christmas ballet has remained true to the essence of the original story of “Nutcracker”. Thanks to the dance, music, illusion and fantasy it is the perfect activity for the whole family. You can get your tickets here.

Of course, you can still enjoy a day at the beach in addition to Christmas activities. Because during the month of December, the average temperatures are between 24 and 28 degrees. Wonderful right? Have a very Merry Christmas!

This article has been written by Cindy Van Dyck

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