A pleasant way to see the city center is to take a night walk accompanied by a musical troupe known as an estudiantina. The guided walks, which leave every Saturday at 8 p.m. from the Guadalajara Palacio Municipal (Av. Hidalgo 400), follow the tradition established in the colonial city of Guanajuato, where a band of serenading students guides visitors through the streets. The tours are free of charge and will take place each Saturday until January 25.
Rosca de Reyes
Guadalajara city hall will be distributing free pieces of rosca de reyes, Three Kings Day sweet bread, in the Plaza de Liberacion on Tuesday, January 6.
St. Mark’s Anglican
Christmas Eve was celebrated at St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Guadalajara in a Mass with choir directed by Debbie Matthew Rodriguez. Musical highlights were “A La Nanita Nana” and Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.”
Police gift giving
Guadalajara municipal police officers have been handing out gifts in underprivileged areas of the city as part of a campaign called ‘It’s Our Turn to Give.’ Sports balls were among the most popular items.
New year underwear
Clothing stores did brisk business in the lead up to December 31, as revelers sought to get a head start to the new year by donning the appropriate colors. Wearing red underwear on New Year’s Eve is said to make you lucky in love, while yellow will give financial success.
Witty and joyful sculptures, such as this bronze cat, are made by local artist Luis Espiridion and are on display in the Ex Convento del Carmen at Av. Juarez 638 in Guadalajara Centro. The charming exhibit will be up through February.