So, the Christmas season in Puerto Rico is longer than any I’ve experienced. Some building decorate even before Thanksgiving, and of course start selling Christmas items in October (ahem Walmart) but by and large the season begins right after Accion de Gracias. (Thanksgiving)
The mall decorates with very religious scenes. There was no live Santa there this year…but there were several nativity scenes.
Growing up in Wisconsin, the tales of snow and sleighs fit in perfectly with our winters. I asked my friend what they told Puerto Rican kids. Hardly any houses have chimneys. Santa has a magical key he uses to come in the front door!
The Three Kings are super huge here. My neighbor told me on January 6th kids put a shoebox full of grass under their beds for the camels, and the three kings being the kids gifts. This strikes me as a little odd, but I bet the kids love more gifts. Here’s more about it: http://gopuertorico.about.com/od/eventsandholidays/ht/Christmas.htm
Also, if you want to know how to hang lights on a palm tree without stabbing it with a nail, see my solution: