After Dark Most restaurants are open until the early hours as Mexicans eat dinner late. The Zocolo at night around Christmastime. Santo Domingo is lit up at night and it’s a beautiful sight. Two old men playing Chess in front of the Cathedral. You can always find a food vendor downtown at night. Plaza Geronimo – Where Black Coffee Gallery is. The Italian Coffee Company in front of Santo Domingo. Posadas have pinatas for everyone! Walking down the Andador Turistica at night you can see many beautiful buildings from the colonial times. The bandstand (gazebo) in the center of the zocolo. An entrance way decorated at Christmas. Just a sign on one of the many hotels downtown. A fountain in the zocolo. If you are standing under this sign, you can probably smell some of Oaxaca’s best tacos. Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción located in the zocolo. Beautiful inside and out. The government palace (now a museum) lit up at night around Christmas. There is always activity on the streets at night. Grab an elote and enjoy as you walk around downtown.