A Moon Palace Cancun Christmas

Leaving the friendly confines of home during the Holidays for a well-deserved vacation is something we can all look forward to.

December, 2017

Leaving the friendly confines of home during the Holidays for a well-deserved vacation is something we can all look forward to, but there are some among us who might feel a tad nostalgic for the familiar ambience of a traditional Christmas. Worry not, Moon Palace Cancun has you covered with a full display of seasonal amenities, happenings, and activities packed with Christmas spirit. Deck the halls, indeed!

Celebrate Christmas in the family holidays of Moon Palace Resort


The Holiday aura will greet you as soon as you enter our properties: For starters, part of Moon Palace Cancun’s Sunrise section has been transformed into a full-fledged Christmas Village packed with fun, family-friendly activities.

A colossal Christmas tree (measuring more than 20 meters tall!) towers over the area, which opens from 5 to 10 p.m. and features live music, delicious snacks from our Food Truck, cotton candy, a house made out of muffins, and a miniature train making the rounds.

Chocolate Christmas Village built so you can enjoy wonderful holidays


Sunrise doesn’t have the monopoly on holiday spirit though, as the Nizuc section and Moon Palace The Grand - Cancun also boast their own magnificent Christmas trees. Even more impressive is the fact that since the month of August, our dedicated team of chocolatiers took on the task of building a spectacular Chocolate Christmas Village, and it’s a sight to behold: this remarkable concoction uses more than 700 kg of fine chocolate, spanning an area of over 60 square meters.

The attention to detail in this unique amenity goes far beyond its houses and miniature buildings: mechanized representations of Santa Claus and The Grinch move around the Village on their own custom-built mechanism, so make sure you catch them during their appearances. 

If you’re lucky enough to be staying with us on December 24th, you simply cannot miss the Arrival of Santa Claus himself at the Sunrise Christmas Village, where you’ll have a chance for a photo op while you tell him whether you’ve been naughty or nice.


Looking for even more thrills? No problem, the festive atmosphere can be found all over the place. Our teen guests will undoubtedly enjoy the Silent Party, a truly original event where competing DJs broadcast their signature tunes and killer beats through two different sets of wireless headphones, and the winner is determined by who garners the most listeners. This party is so much fun that we’ve also set up a version for families as well, so check our activities program for venues and hours.

Another festive favorite is the Beach White Party. White attire is optional, but fun certainly isn’t, thanks to the live music, DJ sets and happenings prepared by our entertainment team. You may also consider our Beach Cinema Nights, where you can catch an outdoor movie under the stars, while you feast on gourmet snacks and quench your thirst with our top-shelf beverages.

Of course, we saved the best for last: The fiercely anticipated Backstreet Boys concert at Moon Palace Arena. Join the legendary boy band for an evening of classic pop hits, and dance to your heart’s content on December 29 and 30th. What better way to send off the year?

As you can see there’s no shortage of Holiday-related fun to be experienced at our resorts, so what are you waiting for? Pack your suitcase, leave your worries behind, and prepare yourself for some Christmas Season magic at Moon Palace Cancun.

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J Curtis
J Curtis
Dallas, Texas

#BestServer of our entire stay 7 night vacay

I want to give a BIG shout out to Fernando for his #TopShelfService. My family and I have been on vacation for 7 nights at the #SunriseMoonPalace and his service was the perfect example of why you would come to this resort. If you enjoy Indian cuisine, this is your spot! Enjoy


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Overall great experience: the rooms, food (many options were available), drinks and service are all great. Grounds neatly kept.
However, the beach and water has a lot of trash in it (beware, swimmers).

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Love it!

We celebrated our daughter’s graduation from Dental school and my birthday May 23-30. From start to finish we had a great week! The accommodations were fabulous, the restaurants were excellent and the service was over the top!