In Atlixco, Puebla, the Christmas season is lived all year long.
The Christmas Museum, located in the former Hacienda de San Mateo, is a place where, through lighting and atmosphere, visitors can be transported to a magical world and live the Christmas spirit.
In an interview with Poblanerías.com, Karina Camacho, in charge of marketing for the former Hacienda San Mateo y Blachere México, indicated that the Christmas Museum in Atlixco opened its doors two years ago and so far, it is the only one of its kind in Puebla and Mexico. .
Christmas Museum has three different thematic rooms, and each one has more then five thousand lights:
*Nordic Room: It has lights and colors that simulate the cold of the North Pole. In this area there are Christmas trees, reindeer, snow and a lake. Here the story of "Comet" is told, a reindeer with small horns who wants to save Christmas.
*Nostalgic Room: In this room there is the illusion of a "giant Christmas", because the figures that decorate it are on a large scale.
According to the Museum, this room is intended to give the feeling of how Christmas was experienced when we were children, where elements such as the tree, the fireplace, the nutcrackers or the nativity scene, looked big.
*Mexican Culture Room: The lighting in this room refers to the zocalo of any Mexican town, decorated with eagles and patriotic colors.
Visit Christmas Museum could take approximately 20 minutes, depending on the number of photographs you wish to take in each room. The time of stay is unlimited.
Throughout the museum you can listen to Christmas carols and songs such as: "El camino que lleva a Belén" (The Path to Belen), "El niño del tambor"(The boy's drum), "Burrito sabanero" (Sabanero donkey), among others.
The Museum also has a short train ride that is taken from outside and goes through the three rooms of the Museum.
Cost and schedule
Christmas Museum in Atlixco opens Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 PM to 19:00 PM. It is located in 4 Sur Street #504, Atlixco Centre. Phone number: 244 449 6712
It costs 60 pesos per person, but if you want to have a train tour it will cost 80 pesos.
If you wan to visit it, don't forget to follow all the necessary sanitary measures; wear a face mask and keep your distance to avoid infection.
Translated by: Luba Michelle García Vega