New Year’s Day Touring in SMA with Joseph Toone


History and Culture Walking Tours take place by reservation only starting from the Temple of the Oratorio.

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Spend New Year’s Day enjoying San Miguel’s unique mixing of the indigenous and Spanish roots in today’s holiday celebrations with two popular tours.  Both tours are led by Joseph Toone, author of the best-selling book series San Miguel de Allende’s Secrets, and San Miguel’s top-ranked private tour guide.

At 10 AM Spend the morning immersed in history and culture and at 4 PM the afternoon learning how a culture views death greatly impacts how life is lead.  For example, if life begins at death why wear a seat belt?  What’s the worst that can happen?  You simply go back to God that much sooner.

Explore why we are the center of the cult of the cross and witchcraft, Day of the Dead practices featured in Coco, the art of the cemetery and what happens when your tomb taxes are left unpaid.

The walking is flat with plenty of places to sit on both tours.  The tours last about two hours costing 500 pesos/25 USD.  Reservations required at  For more information visit, or

Other dates and times available throughout the holiday season, simply say you were good all year and enjoy a fun New Year’s Day with great tours!

Joseph Toone is the Historical Society’s short-story award winning author of the SMA Secrets book series.  All books in the series are Amazon bestsellers in Mexican Travel and Holidays.  Toone is SMA’s expert and TripAdvisor’s top ranked historical tour guide telling the stories behind what we do in today’s SMA.  Visit, and


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