With average temperatures during the Holiday Season in Buenos Aires reaching 80°F you’ll be more likely to see Santa Claus walking around in a t-shirt and shorts than in a thick coat. Spending the Holidays in Buenos Aires is a great way to escape the winter blues, where you can enjoy a refreshing ice-cream while surrounded by Christmas songs and Christmas trees.
Most of the locals leave the city during the Holiday Season to go to the nearby beaches, allowing you to freely explore Buenos Aires at a quieter more relaxed pace.
Although Buenos Aires isn’t as busy as normal there a still a number of fantastic things to see and do that will make spending part of the Holiday Season in Buenos Aires unforgettable.
♦ Swept off your feet at a Tango Show
Tango is synonymous with Buenos Aires. When traveling to the tango capital of the world, it goes without saying that you have to see a tango show. From seeing tango dancers perfecting their footwork on the streets of San Telmo to exploring the hidden more local milongas in the traditional neighborhood of Almagro, tango runs through the veins of this magnificent city.
With a whole list of different professional tango shows in Buenos Aires, it can be somewhat overwhelming to decide which one to go to.
Our favorite is the Esquina Carlos Gardel Tango Show which is one of the most authentic shows in the city. With shows every night of the year, except for the 24th December, Esquina Carlos Gardel is a top-notch tango experience in Buenos Aires and an unforgettable way to spend New Year’s Eve.
♦ Exploring Argentina’s finest boutique wines
Since the writing of this article, we regret to inform you that Anuva Wines has closed down!
Nestled in the chic Buenos Aires neighborhood of Palermo Soho is one of our favorite spots called Anuva Wines. Another of our top recommendations for travelers visiting Buenos Aires, Anuva Wines provides a wine tasting experience with their professional and knowledgeable sommeliers.
Specializing in undiscovered boutique wines from small, family run wineries in Argentina, you’ll be able to try some of the finest wines in Argentina.
If you haven’t got enough travel days to explore Mendoza or want a quick yet in-depth introduction to the wines of Argentina, having a wine tasting at Anuva Wines is a must this Holiday Season. As well as providing wine tastings, Anuva Wines also has its own wine club, shipping the best of these boutique wines to America and Australia so that you can continue to enjoy the wines of Argentina once you are back home.
Holiday Season Wine Tastings: Dec. 24 at 2PM; Dec. 25 at 6PM; Dec. 31 at 2PM; Jan. 1 at 6PM
♦ Fine dining at a closed-door restaurant
The closed door restaurant scene in Buenos Aires is as popular as ever with chefs hosting dinner parties for strangers wanting to explore the diverse culinary scene of Buenos Aires. Perhaps one of Buenos Aires’ most successful closed door restaurant stories has been that of iLatina.
iLatina is rated no.12 in TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Favorite Fine Dining Restaurants in the World and has held down the no.1 spot of the 3,019 restaurants in Buenos Aires currently on TripAdvisor.
Reading the 850+ glowing TripAdvisor reviews of iLatina will have your mouth-watering at the prospect of this unique gastronomic experience. Celebrating the best of Latin America’s ingredients, iLatina’s seven course tasting menu with optional wine pairings, shows off the region’s stunning diversity and flavors. This Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Buenos Aires (closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1) is set to be something of a gastronomic treat as iLatina’s chef, Santiago Macías, creates a special menu for both dates with news of the dishes normally released on their website in late October or early November.
♦ A cultural & gastronomic experience
For a completely unique dining experience during the Holiday Season in Buenos Aires, make sure to check out The Argentine Experience. Celebrate Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve at The Argentine Experience with other like-minded travelers from around the world as The Argentine Experience team guides you through the culture and delicacies of Argentina.
If you’re looking for a fun, new and exciting way to spend the Holiday Season, there’s simply no better place to be!
From making your own Holiday Season empanada and alfajor to enjoying a succulent fillet steak with a bottle of Argentina’s best boutique wines, The Argentine Experience has all the ingredients for an unforgettable evening.
♦ All aboard! A day trip to Uruguay
Located just an hour’s boat ride across the River Plate (Rio de la Plata) from Buenos Aires is the quaint Uruguayan town of Colonia del Sacramento. The quiet town of Colonia is replete with quaint cobblestone streets, charming and colorful colonial buildings, plenty of outdoor dining and small beaches along the coastline.
If you have some extra days in Buenos Aires, a day trip or overnight stay in Colonia is a great way to enjoy the summer during the Holiday Season.
A World Heritage Site and one of the oldest towns in Uruguay, the sleepy town of Colonia is extremely easy to get to with several ferries making the hour long boat trip across the river giving you a unique perspective of the Buenos Aires cityscape as you sail towards Uruguay. If you decide to stay overnight in Colonia, there are a number of great activities on offer just outside of the town from horseback riding and relaxing on pristine beaches to visiting local wineries and estancias (ranches).