When & Where Fiesta Santo Tomas is a South American festival which usually takes place during the third week of December in the town of Chicchicastenango (Also know as Chichi) in Guatemala: the festival lasts a week and ends on Saint Tomas day which is 21st December.
What to expect This Latin America festival has parades, traditional dances an scores of fireworks displays. The highlight of this festival is when locals scale a 100ft pole tied at the hands or ankles with a rope (to the pole). This occurs near Iglesia De Santo Tomas. This pole dance or Palo Volador as locals call it is death defying as many locals don't tie the rope to their body.
Getting there Book a flight into Guatemala airport here
Where to stay Book your accommodation for Fiesta de Santo Tomas well in advance as it's a small town. There's quality hotels or cheap accommodation in Chichi available here.
Getting there Book a flight into Santiago and other airports in Chile here
Where to stay Book your accommodation for Fiesta Grande in advance as it's a small town. There's quality hotels or cheap accommodation in Andacollo available here.