Take-Home Michoacán Ornaments & Handicrafts Activity for Children
Also Planned at Velas Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (November 29, 2016) – This Christmas, Velas Resorts in Mexico bring the joy and wonder of the holiday season to guests with their ensuite tree decorating, hand-crafted ornaments to take home as a memento, and holiday-themed activities. Travelers can bring their celebrations to the resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit with a robust schedule of themed activities and Christmas trees (pre-decorated or with ornaments to decorate as a family) and toys delivered to suites.
New this year, at Velas Vallarta, guests’ trees are adorned with the renowned hand-crafted ornaments from Michoacán that they can bring home with them, as a reminder of their special Velas Christmas and enjoy for years to come. Children at Velas Vallarta can also paint and decorate their own Michoacán-inspired ornaments to adorn their family’s trees. Michoacán, located in the lush mountains of Mexico, celebrates Christmas every day of the year as a production center of handmade ornaments for Mexico, the US and Canada. Despite the absence of a traditional wintry Christmas setting, Michoacán’s stores are tiny and quaint and create a village of Christmas shops not unlike the fictional Santa’s North Pole. Graced with a giant Christmas tree that stays up all year, Michoacán attracts tourists from across Mexico and the world to shop and get a firsthand look at the craftsmanship, which renders everything from traditional Christmas balls to trumpets, candy canes and pieces of fruit. All hand-painted, each ornament is unique unto itself, delighting the eye with glorious colors and intricate shapes, dancing and dangling from ceilings and trees, and piled in baskets resembling treasure chests filled with rubies, sapphires, emeralds and gold spilling over with the colors of the holiday season.
Christmas trees are delivered to the resorts’ spacious suites upon arrival as a pre-holiday celebration activity, while presents appear on Christmas Eve with the help of Santa’s special Velas elves. Toys for both boys and girls range from Barbie and Angry Birds gear to a remote-controlled Minion Mobile and variety of Legos. Everything can be easily pre-selected from an online gift shop prior to arrival, including preference of ornaments, tree toppers and gifts for under the tree. Guests are also able to donate toys online to the Center for the Caring of Children with Cancer, a non-profit institution dedicated to serving children and teenagers with cancer.
Holiday activities at the resorts range from daily themed shows and Drive-in Movies to Mexican posada, Santa’s Workshop and more. At Grand Velas Resorts, teens enjoy dedicated lounges with everything from video games, Xbox Kinect, and karaoke to special activities like urban dance classes and non-alcoholic mixology classes.
All-inclusive rates include luxury suite accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness center, taxes, gratuity and more. Nightly rates start at $653 at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, $671 at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and $255 at Velas Vallarta per adult based on double occupancy. Rates for children start at $68 at Velas Vallarta, $95 at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and $100 at Grand Velas Riviera Maya. Christmas trees and gifts must be pre-ordered by December 15th. Christmas trees and ornaments start at $200 at Velas Vallarta and Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and $250 at Grand Velas Riviera Maya. To make arrangements prior to arrival, call 1-888-407-4869 or visit http://navidad.velasresorts.
About Velas Resorts:
Offering unparalleled all-inclusive experiences, Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and (soon) Los Cabos have earned more than 43 AAA Diamonds, including the prestigious Five Diamond Award. Other esteemed international awards for their services and facilities include Virtuoso’s “Best Spa”, Conde Nast Johansens’ “Most Excellent Resort” and “Most Excellent Spa Hotel” and the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences’ 5 Star Diamond Award. Properties include Casa Velas, a boutique adults-only hotel and ocean club located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course, and Velas Vallarta a family-friendly all suites resort and spa located on Banderas Bay, both in Puerto Vallarta; the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and Grand Velas Riviera Maya, located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, offering the most sophisticated, ultra luxury all-inclusive resort experience in the Caribbean with jungle and beach settings. Opening December 20, Grand Velas Los Cabos on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula will offer the next generation of all-inclusive amenities and facilities with dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort. Velas Resorts feature spacious accommodations, spas, a unique culinary experience at a selection of restaurants, 24-hour insuite service, fitness centers, personal concierge service, state of the art conference centers, extensive family programs, fully stocked mini bar and more. Velas Resorts are operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, majority owner, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts.