Let’s Enjoy Tijuana: Great Events in January 2016

2016 !!!

It’s amazing to think of a brand new year, full of opportunities, potential and adventure. Just like us, Tijuana is busy making resolutions and perfecting itself. The city is alive with the energy of its young people, the creativity of its master chefs, and the hope of its artists. This new year, come out and explore this constantly changing city. While deeply rooted in Mexican traditions and fanfare, Tijuana is also in the process of a major transformation. You can almost feel the city growing up.

so, Let’s Enjoy Tijuana!

This is our January edition. The following is but a sample of the events that are scheduled throughout the city, but you have to start somewhere.

January in Tijuana

Specific Date Events and On Going Events

Specific Date Events:

Date: Sunday, January 3, 2016

Location: Galerias Hipodromo Mall at Blvd. Aguacaliente No. 11999, Hipodromo, 22024, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel. +52 664 681 6885.

Information: The “Reyes Magos” (The Three Magi) will be visiting Galerias Hipodromo and hosting a festival on location. There will be a traditional Rosca de Reyes (Three Magi bread), picture opportunities, and prizes throughout the day.

Price: Free Admission and participation in the scheduled activities.

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Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 4:00pm

Location: CECUT (La Bola courtyard/ IMAX theatre courtyard).

Information: Following a yearly tradition, the CECUT will host a Dia de los Reyes Magos, Rosca de Reyes (Three Magi Bread) celebration. The bread is baked with miniature “baby Jesus” plastic dolls inside, and when you cut your piece you are to look for the baby inside your piece. If you do get a “baby” in your slice it is your honor to host a party for all the attendants at the bread cutting. The Rosca bread is sweet and delicious.

Price: Free Admission and Rosca de Reyes (Three Magi bread)

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Date: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 6:00pm

Location: CECUT, Federico Campbell room

Information: Acapella melodies will be performed by the children’s choir in conjunction with other choir groups from the area.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Monday, January 11, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, Carlos Monsivais room

Information: Dante’s Inferno conference and reading

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT IMAX theatre

Information: “A Window into the Universe: Five Planets at Dawn”  is an IMAX film story about our universe and will be followed by a Q & A session with led by the Astronomy Association of B.C. and the use of the center’s telescopes to view the stars and planets on site.

Price: $22.00 M.N. (pesos) per person.

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Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, Federico Campbell room

Information: “Olmec conference: Mother Culture of Mexico”. This conference will share recent discoveries and developments in archeology’s understanding of the history, impact, and reach of the Olmec peoples and culture.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 6:00pm

Location: CECUT, Federico Campbell room

Information: The Orfeon Chorus will be dazzling with their vocal concert at the CECUT. This is an event the children will enjoy!

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Friday, January 22, 2016 at7:00pm

Location: CECUT

Information: “Monitos y Divas”

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 6:00pm and Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 6:00pm

Location: CECUT, Federico Campbell room

Information: “From the Heart”, a musical concert

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 5:00pm

Location: CECUT, Video room

Information: “Musical Appreciation Cycle: Renaissance Style”. Video Presentation of this musical genre.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 4:00 to 5:00pm

Location: CECUT, Video room

Information: “The Wizard of Oz”. A reading and a video projection.

Price: Free Admission

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On Going Events:

Date: January 1 to 31, 2016 from 10:00am to 10:00pm

Location: Parque Morelos at Av. de los Insurgentes 16000, Rio Tijuana 3era etapa, 22226, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel. +52 664 625 2469.

Information: Tijuana has a temporary Ice skating rink for the month of January 2016. Children and adults are welcomed.

Price: $60.00 M.N. (pesos) per person

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Date: Every weekend in January 2016 (Saturday and Sunday) at 11:00am

Location: CECUT, CECUTi room and the surrounding areas

Information: Children’s workshops are offered every Saturday and Sunday at the CECUT. Topics vary each weekend. On January 2 and 3rd: Artesanal Workshop: children will make a game, On January 9 and 10th: Paper workshop: children will make a collage themed “Dreams of your imagination”, On January 16 and 17th: Painting workshop: “The First Painters” themed, On January 23 and 24th: Sculpture workshop: children will create their own ceramic/clay creation, On January 30 and 31st: Impressions: children will create their own impressions from their imagination.

Price: $17.00 M.N. (pesos) per child (6 to 12 years old)

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Date: Every Saturday and Sunday in January 2016 at 12:00pm

Location: CECUT, CECUTi room

Information: Saturday readings will center around poetry and Sunday readings will be “Stories with scarfs” themed.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Every Monday in January 2016 (during regular opening hours: 12:00pm to 10:00pm Sunday to Thursday and 12:00pm to 12:00am Friday and Saturday)

Location: Oh! Zone Entertainment Complex, Located on the top floor of the Galerias Hipodromo Mall, 11999-208, Blvd. Agua Caliente, 22024, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel. +52 664 608 4436.

Information: Monday is “Student Day” at Oh! Zone and all students receive a 20% discount on all activities and food inside the Oh! Zone complex

Price: Prices vary depending on activity you choose and daily specials. Roller skating is $63.00 M.N. (pesos) for two hours (skate rental included), Bowling is $52.00 M.N. (pesos) for a round with shoe rental included, the SkyJam obstacle course is $37.00 M.N. (pesos), and arcade games are typically .25 U.S. cents per game. Food is also very reasonably priced.

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Date: Friday, January 1st; Saturday, January 2nd; and Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 at 6, 7,and  8:00pm

Location: Galerias Hipodromo Mall (1st floor, by the central courtyard). Blvd. Agua Caliente No. 11999, Hipodromo, 22024, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel. +52 664 681 6885.

Information: “Snowfall at Galerias Hipodromo”. Tijuanas’n ewest mall turns itself into a winter wonderland with its beautiful decorations and SNOW in Tijuana.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in January from 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Galerias Hipodromo Mall (1st floor, by the central courtyard). Blvd. Agua Caliente No. 11999, Hipodromo, 22024, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel. +52 664 681 6885.

Information: Ceramic painting at Galerias Hipodromo. Kids and adults can choose a ceramic piece to paint in the mall courtyard to take home.

Price: $25.00 M.N. (pesos) per item ($1.56 U.S. dollars).

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Date: Monday to Friday at 1:00pm in January 2016

Location: CECUT IMAX Theatre

Information: “Mysteries of an Invisible World”. Documentary follows events that are either too past or too slow for the human eye and perception to catch. Attendees will be able to see the world through a microscope and through time.

Price: $48.00 M.N. (pesos) for general admission, $27.00 M.N. (pesos) for children’s admission, and $29.00 M.N. (pesos) on Wednesday admissions. In U.S. dollars: $3.00, $1.69, and $1.81.

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Date: Every Monday in January 2016 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: CECUT, Video room

Information: “Nahuatl Language Workshop”. Audio-lingual methodologies will be employed to teach all workshop attendees the language of over 1.6 million people in Mexico.

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Date: Every Tuesday in January 2016 from 12:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Mundo Divertido Tijuana. Local 62, Plaza Mundo Divertido, Av. Via Rapida Pte., Fraccionamiento San Jose 22202. Tel. +52 664 701 7133.

Information: Tuesday Special: $80.00 M.N. (pesos) for 1 hour unlimited rides wristband ($175.00 M.N. every other day). Mundo Divertido is a family entertainment center with carnival style rides, arcade games, and its own food court. Additionally, it is located right next to a movie theatre with English and Spanish language movies.

Price: $22.00 pesos for individual tickets (you need 2-5 for each ride), $80.00 pesos for 1 hour unlimited rides wristband on Tuesdays, and $175.00 pesos for 1 hour wristband every other day.

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Date: Every Tuesday in January 2016

Location: Mini City Tijuana. Located inside the Plaza Rio Mall at Blvd. Paseo de los Heroes #95, Local C4, Zona Rio, Tijuana, B.C., 22010, Mexico. Tel. +52 664 684 0393.

Information: 2 X 1 Special Tuesday deal. Mini City is a child centered mini world where kids interact and simulate the everyday life of the adults that surround them. Through play and simulation, kids learn the responsibilities and benefots of working in a farm, a medical clinic, a firehouse, a supermarket, and several other work places. Truly a fun experience for both children and adults.

Price: $149.00 pesos for children’s admission, $45.00 pesos for adult admission, and 2 X 1 admission special every Tuesday.

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Date: Closed on Monday, Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00am to 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, El Cubo exhibit hall, Room 1

Information: “Grand Masters of Mexican Popular Art”. A wide range of popular and folk art made from various materials, from paper to beads. We were very impressed with this exhibit and have gone back into the space to take a closer look at several pieces. Highly recommended.

Price: Free on Sundays, $48.00 M.N. (pesos) General Admission, $27.00 M.N. (pesos) for child admission. In U.S. dollars that is $3.00 & $1.69.

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Date: Closed on Monday. Open Tuesday to Sunday through February 2016, 10:00am to 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, El Cubo exhibit hall, Room 3.

Information: “Other looks, Other Photographs”. A wonderful collection of photographs, each telling the tale of the human experience through its own lens. On a personal note we LOVED this exhibit and my 10 year old was very impressed and keen on asking questions regarding the exhibit.

Price: Free on Sundays, $48.00 M.N. (pesos) General Admission, $27.00 M.N. (pesos) for child admission. In U.S. dollars that is $3.00 & $1.69.

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Date: Every Saturday in January 2016 at 2:00pm

Location: CECUT

Information: “The Little Prince” is shared in a child friendly performance where young and old can enjoy its lessons.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Every Sunday in January 2016 at 2:00pm

Location: CECUT

Information: “Stories of Quixote” is an interactive, high energy, comical and child friendly interpretation of the stories that make up this classic tale. We’ve had the pleasure of attending this “story time” and found it hilarious and very entertaining, particularly when we realized that audience participation would be expected. A highly recommended event for both children and adults.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: January 1, 2016 to March 31, 2016 (Special Promotion). Open Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Location: El Trompo Interactive Science Museum at Libramiento los Insurgentes, Rio Tijuana 3ra. Etapa, 22226, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel. +52 644 634 3476.

Information: It’s Superhero month at the science museum! El Trompo is an interactive science museum with several wings, areas for both young toddlers and older children, wide clean spaces, and very helpful and informative staff. There are several special events going on in the month of January at El Trompo, including: 1. “Comic Workshop” every Saturday in January from 12:00pm to 2:00pm (kids can work on making their own comic book), Free activity, 2. “Hulk’s Hands” Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm (kids can create their own “hulk hands”), Additional fee applies, 3. “Day of the Magi” festivities, January 6, 2016 from 10:00am to 2:00pm (“The significance of the star of Bethlehem” conference), Free activity, 4. “Make your own Superhero cape” on Saturdays in January from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, 5. “Create your own superhero t-shirt” every Saturday in January from 1:00pm to 3:00pm for an additional cost, 6. “Superhero conference and rally” on January 31, 2016 from 11:00am to 4:00pm, free of charge.

Price: $68.00 M.N. (pesos) during this special promotion time frame (January 1- March 31, 2016). Regular prices are $90.00 M.N. (pesos).

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The amazing thing is that these are just a small sample of the many events that are taking place in Tijuana. This is a vibrant city, full of life and child friendly opportunities. I invite you to come and discover why we love Tijuana so much. And make sure to subscribe to our blog (on the right hand side). You will receive up to date information on all the amazing places we discover in Tijuana and around the world. You can also “like” us on our Border Free Adventures Facebook page to check out more daily events, videos and pictures of this grand adventure.

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