Mexican Christmas Recipes Checklist


I thought it might be helpful to bring together links to many of my Mexican Christmas recipes. The season includes celebrations like Las Posadas, Christmas Day, Three Kings Day, and Candlemas. The Mexican Christmas season lasts a little over two months, and there’s a lot to cover so let’s get to it.

The Inns (Las Posadas)

For the nine days before Christmas, we commemorate the Holy Family’s journey as they looked for a place to stay. The piñata traces its origins to this celebration and food plays a central role. Visit this link to see my detailed description of our family’s tradition for how to celebrate Las Posadas, including song lyrics and a video.

Immediately below are links to recipes we often prepare for Las Posadas. Read on for more recipe suggestions for Christmas, Three Kings Day and Candlemas. Enjoy!

Foods for Las Posadas are usually both easy to make and easy to eat. Classic Mexican antojitos, like tacos, tostadas, and tamales work great.





Ensalada de Nochebuena





Three Kings Day

Rosca de Reyes by

Three Kings Day is the day many families in Mexico open presents and eat their King’s Wreath Bread or Rosca de Reyes. You can read more about the symbolism of the bread here. Below are a few recipes to celebrate the day.



Candlemas (Dia de Candelaria)

Molinillo, chocolate, canela -

In our family, the person who finds the Baby Jesus in the King’s Wreath is responsible for a party on Candlemas, Feb 2nd. The traditional foods for Candlemas are tamales and atole or hot chocolate.

¡Feliz Navidad!

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Hannah Marie
Hannah Marie

These are all new recipes to try for this season. I want to tickle my adventurous taste buds with something new. Thanks for sharing these recipes.