The Nutcracker in Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico
There are many ways to enjoy Navidad in Ajijic, Lake Chapala but one of my favorites is the annual production of the Nutcracker put on by the school children of Ajijic and produced by Wayne Palfrey.
When our children were going to Oak Hill School they participated in this wonderful production in various roles ranging from dancing snowflakes to besotted grandfathers.
Attending this show in the Auditorium in La Floresta is a great way to mark the beginning of the traditional enjoyments of the holiday season.
The production is very exciting when your children are cast in various roles but we find it is still most enjoyable when accompanied by our now adult children.
All the traditional numbers are represented by smiling little faces dancing across the stage in full costume with beautiful music and twinkling lights.
One of my favorites is the prince tossing little Clara into the air but the dancing Chinese are a close second and who could not love the white snowflakes in their little tutus.
This year the Nutcracker is Tuesday, December 16th with two performances at 5:00pm an 6:30pm. Tickets are available at the box office in front of the Auditorium.
I know you will enjoy this production as we have for many years. We have made it a part of our most special celebration of Navidad in this most special of countries.