Puerto Vallarta welcomes 2018 with fireworks, music and fiestas
The 2nd Luminia Fest Pyrotechnics Festival offered thousands of Vallartenses and tourists a party of lights, music and color on the Malecón in Puerto Vallarta to bid farewell to 2017.
People started to arrive downtown and at the Malecón in the early afternoon hours, families excited about the party that had been prepared, which started at 7:00 pm with the performance of various artists who performed on a stage set up in front of the Malecón lighthouse.
At midnight, after the final countdown was made by Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña, the pyrotechnic show began to the rhythm of the music, which provoked the applause of the locals and tourists, national and foreign, who stood along the Malecon, on the beach, along Morelos Street and in Plaza de Armas.
The hats and crowns reading “Happy New Year” in red, silver, black or gold; multicolored light glasses, whistles and luminous wands, were some of the accessories that were part of the great show of lights and sounds of the evening.
Mayor Arturo Dávalos had the opportunity to share these celebrations with dozens of families from Vallarta who gathered at the Malecón, to whom he addressed a brief and emotional message. “2017 has left us with a great experience, the best year of tourism in the history of Puerto Vallarta; we wish you an excellent year in 2018, that you have health, prosperity, that you do well in work and in love; Let’s continue working together for the Port that we want.”
On the eve of December 31st, the Municipal President inaugurated the 2nd Luminia Fest Pyrotechnics Festival, which took place on the Sabbath as part of the Arcos del Malecón, where thousands of visitors chose the most Mexican beach destination and also one of the safest cities in the country to receive the new year.
To ensure the safety of each of the tourists and locals who arrived at the Malecón, the elements of Public Safety, Transit, Fire and Civil Protection, reinforced the “End of the Year Operation”, in which they monitored the city center and that people did not enter with objects that represent a risk for those who enjoyed the traditional New Year’s party.