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Golden TWIG 2/17/23: The Festival of Light

This week, our Golden TWIG (This Week in Guadalajara) goes to the amazing Festival of Light

Why? It's truly unique and well organized. A beautiful gift from the city of Guadalajara for its 481st Anniversary!


When? Until Sunday Feb 19 - Opens at 7pm CT (GDL Time)

Where? Left side of the Cathedral, Centro Historico


HERE'S HOW TO NAVIGATE IT SMOOTHLY:

  • You'll have 3 shows, every hour, starting at 8 PM, at three different locations: Cathedral, Plaza de la Liberación (near sign "Guadalajara") and Museo Cabañas.

  • Enter at 7.30 PM and get a good spot near the podium Plaza de la Liberación (near sign "Guadalajara"). Show will start at 8 PM. Be prepared for traditional folklore, followed by a great DJ and dance music, with a beautiful firework finale.

  • Once the show ends, walk in the direction of Museo Cabañas. Easy, pleasant walk, with lots of space to move and breathe despite the crowd.

  • Find several small shows and concerts on the way. Admire the beautiful lighting.

  • 8 PM: Enjoy the Circus show at Museo Cabañas. Clowns. Acrobats. Orchestra.

  • Once the show ends, walk back in the direction of Cathedral. Enjoy looking at things from a different angle. Although you came that way, you'll discover lots of new visuals.

  • Stops by a bar on the way and enjoy the refreshment while watching the activities.

  • Once reaching back the Plaza de la Liberación (near sign "Guadalajara"), ask a security guard for the closest street corner to catch a Uber or taxi. It was very close and easy for us. In 10 minutes we were on our way back home.

  • Voila! A breeze. Super well organized. We were 7 of us and never lost track of each others. So don't be scared by the crowd :)

Special tip: We enjoyed our early 5.30 PM dinner at the authentic Mexican restaurant El Pilón de Los Arrieros, located a 15 minute walk from the Cathedral on the lovely quiet Plaza de las 9 Esquinas. One of the best restaurants to savor the famous dishes from Guadalajara.

Emotions you may encounter: Dancing feet. Mesmerized. Awe. Appreciation.🙂


For more wonderful events occurring in Guadalajara now (from unique events and dinners to concerts, museums and festivals) check regularly or subscribe to https://www.ThisWeekinGuadalajara.com. We are on Instagram: @thisweekinguadalajara and Facebook: @thisweekinguadalajara. See our Google reviews and add yours!

To see all the previous GOLDEN TWIGS: https://www.thisweekinguadalajara.com/golden-twig

Contact us anytime you have ideas and suggestions. Together we are making TWIG the most comprehensive guide for all Entertainment in Guadalajara!

EXPLORE. CONNECT. ENJOY!

Armelle, Nidia, and the TWIG Team!

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