Dec 12

PHOTO ESSAY: La Noche de Las Velitas in Villa de Leyva

Villa de Leyva is one of Colombia’s most romantic destinations. Here, colonial charm meets relaxation and fine-dining, making it a great place to spend a long weekend or a few days away from the city.

One of the best times to travel to Villa de Leyva is around Christmas, when the streets are lit by Christmas lights and the atmosphere in the town is especially enchanting. One of the highlights of the calender is the Noche de Las Velitas, which takes place on the 7th of December every year.

Our friend, traveler and teacher Lachlan Page, visited Villa de Leyva this past week, just in time for the Noche de Las Velitas. He was kind enough to take some photos of the night for us. If you’re planning a trip to Colombia for next Christmas, be sure to visit Villa de Leyva to witness this night, which is captured in photos for you below:

Candles adorn the streets of Villa de Leyva
Candles adorn the streets of Villa de Leyva
Later in the night
Later in the night
Candle on the street
Candle on the street
Fireworks light up in the sky
Fireworks light up in the sky

 

Velittas
Velittas

 

Setting up the candles
Setting up the candles
The streets of Villa de Leyva, lit up for Christmas
The streets of Villa de Leyva, lit up for Christmas

For more information about Villa de Leyva and Christmas in Colombia, check out the following links.

Villa de Leyva: an extended guide

Top 5 Unusual Christmas Traditions in Colombia

10 Christmas gift ideas from Colombia

Christmas Lights in Colombia

Paul

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