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12 Things You Must Do While Spending Christmas in Belize

By 12/23/2018 5 minutes

North Americans fed up with ice and snow fly south like the migrating tree swallow birds during the winter months, but no experience quite compares to the Christmas holidays in Belize.

Pack your bags. And your dancing shoes. But don’t pack your expectations because we promise that they will be exceeded! Here are a dozen things you will want to do to celebrate the once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience known as Christmas in Belize.

1. Pack Light

Getting to Belize is affordable from North America. Give yourself the gift that keeps giving: affordable round-trip airfares that transport you to this palm-tree filled holiday destination so quickly, you may still be wearing your coat when you land.

2. Ditch your Warm Clothing

Belize is warm and sunny for Christmas. Ditch the clothing you brought and throw on your flip-flops and shorts. Reacquaint yourself with the sun if you haven’t seen it lately. It’s been wintering in Belize.

3. Explore ancient Maya cities on your holiday

Switch out your flip-flops for a walk back in time at any of the exotic Mayan temples awaiting your visit. Cahal Pech, Caracol and Xunantunich each have their own personalities, so see all three. Here is a map of Mayan Ruins throughout Belize.

4. Ditch your Translation App

English is the official language in Belize. Sing along with carolers you encounter during your holiday in the sun. Everyone speaks English in Belize so you can give your translation app a Christmas vacation, too.

5. Go Scuba Diving and Snorkeling.

Belize is a haven for scuba diving and snorkeling. Book at least one diving adventure so you can say you spent part of Christmas in a world that dazzles more than Christmas ornaments. Expect neon fish and other creatures to be as curious about you as you are about them.

6. Experience Different Cultures

Belize is a melting pot of cultures. Make a few friends whose cultures don't match yours. Trade holiday wishes with at least one member each of these local communities: Garifuna, Creole, British, German Mennonite, Maya and Mexican.

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7. Learn how to dance Garifuna Jankunu

Observe Garifuna Jankunu and Charikanari dancers to get the hang of their holiday dance tradition. Bust a move on your own if you’re clever enough to follow in their footsteps. Oh, and wearing a mask is optional. Sign up for lessons in Hopkins.

8. Taste an array of Belizean dishes

Eat up. Sure, you’ll smell plenty of turkey and trimmings every time you pass an eatery, but why not choose an exotic menu filled with dishes you want to try, like white relleno soup and roasted pork and gravy (pibil). You can sign up for a cooking lesson and take home the recipe with you.

9. Try the Belizean Rumpopo

Indulge your inner Grinch by drinking Rumpopo, Belize’s eggnog, so you get into the holiday spirit. What happens in Belize stays in Belize, so we promise not to tell anyone if you drink more than one glass of Rumpopo.

10. Learn how to dance Belizean Brukdown

Don’t wait to be asked to join the Christmas Bram, the traditional Kriol parade made up of merrymakers singing and dancing to Brukdown music. Follow the right folks and you’ll tour typical neighborhoods, too.

11. Partake in Belize’s Christmas Traditions

Make your Belize visit a multi-holiday experience. You’ve already missed Chanukah, but you can still be on hand to revel in Kwanzaa, Boxing Day and New Year’s traditions during your time in our little paradise. If you're into cycling, catch the Annual New Years Cycling race, one of the biggest sports event of the year in Belize.

12. Attend a Belizean Mass

You’ve never experienced more meaningful Misa de Gallo rituals if you attend midnight mass in Belize. Everything’s closed, so you may just as well bathe in the pageantry and wonder of Belize where Christmas is simply breathtaking.
Whether you are interested in going on a bird watching tour or exploring the depths of the Actun Tunichil Muknal or traversing across the Guatemalan border to the majestic ruins of Tikal, there are endless things to see and do in Belize this Christmas.
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