Now that the Christmas decorations have been up in the Plaza de Armas for almost a month, I thought it was high time to head down and see them.
I get a little giddy taking in the height of that tree. This year, the government toned down the decorations (no nativity scene, and the trees were a good deal less flocked than usual), but the tree and the wreaths on the government palace were nicely done. Even better, Santa was on duty, taking pictures at 4pm on this Thursday afternoon! I´ll take that over flocked trees–in the desert–any day.
Needing a few things for my own decorations, we headed past the cathedral to the Francisco I. Madero Plaza, home to Saltillo´s Christmas market. It´s a small affair, but if you need a Christmas tree, wrapping paper, lights that play tinny music, nativity scene figurines (including Satan and cabrito roasting over a fire), or crateloads of moss for that nativity scene, this is the place for you!