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Holiday Traditions in the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Holiday Traditions

Celebrate the season with local holiday traditions in the Dominican Republic.

Caribbean Christmas and New Year’s Eve

Christmas is a major holiday and is celebrated with traditions similar to Europe and the United States. Decorations with lights, Christmas trees, and nativity scenes are prevalent, with homages to the Three Kings and Santa Claus. Elaborate light displays in outdoor parks in major cities like Santiago provide a gathering place to enjoy time together.

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The Puerto Plata Historic Center has become the center of holiday celebrations for this Atlantic city. The charming downtown area is transformed with seasonal decorations where families spend quality time day and night, enjoying the Christmas atmosphere and the local cuisine and bars.

GALA DE NAVIDAD Puerto Plata Christmas season is initiated with the Great Christmas Gala, organized by Government Minister José Ignacio Paliza and his wife Isabel Brugal de Paliza.

In 2022, more than five thousand people gathered at the Puerto Plata coastal amphitheater to enjoy a concert conducted by maestro José Antonio Molina and the National Symphony Orchestra, with the voices of artists such as Maridalia Hernández, Manny Cruz, Alex Bueno, Jackeline Estevez, among others.

New Year’s Eve is celebrated all over the island with festive parties and a countdown to midnight. Reunion feasts and large meals with friends and family for Christmas and New Year are the main activities for the holidays. Food such as roast chicken and pork are often served, along with traditional holiday items such as Pasteles en Hoja. Rum, wine, and spicy brews like Anis del Mono are served with dinner, followed by pan de Fruita, eggnog, and sweets like cookies and cakes for dessert.

Festive Holidays at Sea Horse Ranch

The Holidays in the Dominican Republic are a festive and special time, bringing magic to be shared and enjoyed in this lovely tropical paradise.

Enjoy your favorite holidays with friends and loved ones, and feel right at home in the casually elegant setting of The Beach Club at Sea Horse Ranch. Festive dinners are offered for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve featuring traditional offerings prepared with the signature gourmet style of The Beach Club at Sea Horse Ranch.

Gather your loved ones and embark on a destination holiday to remember at Sea Horse Ranch. Our concierge is available to arrange a private chef to prepare a traditional meal for you and your loved ones during the holiday season, along with visits to local events and markets. The Beach Club at Sea Horse Ranch celebrates with holiday festivities, join us to make your holiday season special and memorable. Contact us for more details about villa rentals at Sea Horse Ranch.

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