New Year's & Christmas Party

Fiestas de Navidad y Fin de Año


Each year Guayaquil is filled with lights at Christmas, with tree lighting and plazas where whole families flock to have fun and photograph themselves in this magical time. Below are the most important events that you can enjoy in the month of December:


Illumination of the Administration Square

Since 2015 is realized as part of the Christmas celebrations the Illumination of the Plaza of the Administration, located at the foot of the Municipal Palace.

Dozens of fantasy figures are illuminated with thousands of Led lights from December 1, and are lit every day until the 26 of that month from 18:00. In addition there are musical artistic shows and novenas that celebrate the eve of the Birth of Jesus.


Christmas tree lighting

In several popular sectors of Guayaquil, Illumination of its Christmas Trees is realized. The celebration is accompanied by an artistic musical show, choirs and dance groups.


Parade of Led Lights "Guayaquil is my Destination at Christmas"

It is the main event in the Christmas holidays. This parade runs along Boulevard Nueve de Octubre with several floats illuminated with Led lights. Hundreds of Guayaquil and tourists congregate in this avenue to enjoy music, illuminated comparsas and a show full of fantasy.


Route of the Giants

Since mid-December, Guayaquil has been filled with giants with monkeys of more than 5 meters in height that make urban artisans in popular sectors of the city. The tour attracts hundreds of people who do not miss the opportunity to take photos with the amazing puppets of television characters, movies and the most outstanding series of the year.


New Year's Party

Malecón Simón Bolívar Avenue is filled with music and art on the last day of the year. From 12.00 p.m. there are puppets that participate in a contest with social themes. From 16h00 onwards, hundreds of artists, musical bands and soloists enliven the party that thousands of citizens and visitors arrive.