Pilgrimage of Our Lady Guadalupe

People outside at night

As in all Mexico, Puerto Vallarta comes alive with the colorful procession honoring the female patron saint of Mexico, the Virgin of Guadalupe. For twelve consecutive days, processions through the main city avenues culminate at the cathedral. The festival concludes with a fireworks display, mass and mariachi singing of the “Las Mañanitas” (happy birthday) song during the early hours of December 12th.