Bogotá, Colombia is a sophisticated city with plenty of style and the whole town dresses up for Christmas with widespread and well-executed light shows, water shows, projected images, and more during the annual Ruta de la Navidad in the city’s many public parks. Here’s what it looks like.
Ruta de la Navidad Christmas celebrations in Bogotá, Colombia
Plaza Bolivar in Bogotá, Colombia gets the Ruta de la Navidad treatment with Christmas lights and special fountains.
This temporary fountain was constructed just for the Ruta de la Navidad Christmas lights and water show in Plaza Bolivar in Bogotá, Colombia.
Plaza Bolivar in Bogotá, Colombia got all dressed up as part of the city’s Ruta de la Navidad, but that didn’t stop protesters set up a sort of camp in the square against the recent ousting of the city’s former FARC mayor.
Check out the sound, light, and water show put on in Plaza Bolivar in Bogotá, Colombia as part of the city’s annual Ruta de la Navidad in our video from the plaza, below.
Santa takes a break to enjoy the Christmas show put on in Bogotá’s Plaza Bolivar.
This nativity scene in Bogotá wins the award for most unusual depiction of the holy family. Cows? Really?
Lights galore in Plaza Usaquen in Bogotá, Colombia as part of the city’s Ruta de la Navidad Christmas displays.
Mirror Man enjoying (and reflecting) the Ruta de la Navidad Christmas light displays in Plaza Usaquen in Bogotá, Colombia.
It was raining Christmas lights in Bogotá’s Plaza Usaquen as part of the city’s Ruta de la Navidad.
Frosty gets some lovin’ in Plaza Usaquen in Bogotá, Colombia.
The light displays went well beyond traditional Christmas themes in Plaza Usaquen as part of Bogotá’s Ruta de la Navidad.
Now this was cool. People lined up for hours to see images projected onto lit up water fountains in Parque de los Novios in Bogotá, Colombia during Ruta de la Navidad.
Check out what happens when you project images onto brightly lit fountains in our video, below, from the Ruta de la Navidad Christmas display in Bogotá’s Parque de los Novios.
The Torre Colpatria building in Bogota, Colombia dressed in projected Christmas images as part of the Ruta de la Navidad.
Watch the Ruta de la Navidad animated Christmas light show on Bogata’s Torre Colpatria building in our video, below.
Parque de la Independencia’s Ruta de la Navidad Christmas lights in Bogotá, Colombia.
Even Bogota’s chic Zona T shopping and dining district got into the Ruta de la Navidad Christmas spirit.