Annual Events 2018-2019

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Here’s a condensed overview of our upcoming season schedule of events for  2018 & 2019.     Club Piloto members scroll downward for both ‘Reunion’ dates and other events.  For a sample Itinerary for ‘Reunions’ see ‘Piloto Reunions’.  Please note that we attempt to have the various fiesta dates correct, however if you are planning a trip for a certain fiesta that you should confirm the event’s date with our office prior to making the reservation.  Some people love to be at Hacienda de los Santos on a ‘wedding weekend’ and a few prefer other dates when the resort is more ‘tranquil’.  For that reason we have noted most ‘wedding weekends’ in the calender below:

Mexican Fiestas in Alamos, Club Pilotos & other  Events:

2018 – 2019

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Festival Alfonso Ortiz Tirado  2018, Scroll Downward for next year’s 2019://festivalortiztirado.gob.mx/)

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Private Conference February 14th-17th, 2018 (no lodging availability, however restaurants and Spa are open to the public)

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Benito Juarez Day ParadeAnnual Car Show in the Plaza (February 28th, 2018)

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Carnival (February 26th, 2018)

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Club Pilotos Spring Reunion, March….2018)

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International Film Festival, March 15th-18th, 2018.http://www.festivaldecinealamos.org/.

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Alamos Jazz Festival……two days of Jazz in various venues of Alamos……(March 23rd & March 24th, 2018)

 

May 5, 2018   Cinco de Mayo celebration in Alamos .   The local parade is right out of the style known more than 50 years ago in the US with lots of children, horses and local color.

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June 29th, Private Group, Lodging Available

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Independence Day Parade September 16th (Lots of horses in the village on this day with plenty of color)

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October 5th, 2018, Wedding Weekend

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October 20th, 2018, Wedding Weekend

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Club Pilotos Fall Reunion  October 29th-November 2nd, 2018

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Day of the Dead (November 1st & 2nd), La Virgen de Balvanera Pilgrimage (November 19th & 20th)

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November 10th, Wedding Weekend

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November 19th -21st, 2018, . Annual Pilgrimage from Alamos to the village of Aduana, for ‘La Virgen De Balvanera’.  This is a major pilgrimage with people walking as much a 50 miles to pray in the historic 17th century church in the mining village of  of Aduana.

November 20th, 2018 Revolutionary Day Parade (This is fun to watch from the front porch of the Hacienda with your early morning coffee) .

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November 24th & 25th, 2018, Wedding Weekend

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November 17th, 2018, Wedding Weekend

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December 2nd & 3rd, 2018, Mark Mulligan Concert, limited lodging available

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December 4th & 5th, 2018, Private Group, Lodging Available

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Thanksgiving Event November 22nd, 2018 (The best turkey dinner, with all the trimmings, in Latin America!)

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December 2nd-9th, 2018, a special event with the Inauguracion de las Fiestas Patronales During this one week there are nightly events in the Plaza de las Armas, plus a carnival with rides for children and festivities.

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December 24th….  Annual Posada Event (Annual Hacienda Pagent and evening religious procession with music, reserve early).  All local residents are welcome to participate in the Posada (wear walking shoes for the cobblestones).

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December 25th, Christmas Day Dinner (contact  Reception for Menu & details)

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December 31 New Year’s Party and Special Dinner (Reservations for this Event require a Party Reservation also) .  Better than ever for New Year’s 2016  with our new enlarged dance floor and patio, plus outdoor stage.  All hotel guests are required to have reservations ($200.00 USD per Couple…new lower rates!) for the eight hour event, plus, for this special New Party which includes favors,  a five course dinner, all liquor for the evening and Champagne at midnight. Inquire about the party rate. Hotel rates are not increased for this event, or any other event, so book early.  This is usually a sell-out so book early.

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January 13th & 14th, 2019, Wedding Weekend.

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January 20th-23rd, Private Group, Lodging Available

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Festival Alfonso Ortiz Tirado (January 25th-February 2nd 2019..NOT CONFIRMED DATES…check after September 1 for actual announced dates)

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February 9th & 10th, 2019, Wedding Weekend

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February 14th-17th, Private Group, No Availability

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Carnival (Dates to be confirmed, 2019)

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Club Pilotos Spring Reunion, March 4th (Monday) to March 8th (Friday) 2019.  ‘Early Birds’ arrive on March 3rd, 2019 (Sunday). 

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March 16th & 17th, 2019, Wedding Weekend

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Alamos Jazz Festival.…..two days of Jazz in various venues of Alamos……Dates to be announced in March)

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March 30th & 31st, 2019, Wedding Weekend

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International Film Festival,http://www.festivaldecinealamos.org/.  (Dates to be Announced for 2019)

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Alamos, c. 1910 and little has changed in the Plaza de Armas

Alamos Jazz Festival……two days of Jazz in various venues of Alamos……(date to be announced)

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April 4th – April 7th, 2019, Wedding Weekend

 

May 5, 2019   Cinco de Mayo celebration in Alamos .   The local parade is right out of the style known more than 50 years ago in the US with lots of children, horses and local color.

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Independence Day Parade September 16th (Lots of horses in the village on this day with plenty of color)

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Club Pilotos Fall Reunion, 2019 date to be announced

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Day of the Dead 2019 (November 1st & 2nd), La Virgen de Balvanera Pilgrimage (November 19th & 20th)

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November 20th, 2019, Revolutionary Day Parade (This is fun to watch from the front porch of the Hacienda with your early morning coffee) .

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November 19th -21st, 2019, . Annual Pilgrimage from Alamos to the village of Aduana, for ‘La Virgen De Balvanera’.  This is a major pilgrimage with people walking as much a 50 miles to pray in the historic 17th century church in the mining village of  of Aduana.

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Thanksgiving Event November 28th, 2019 (The best turkey dinner, with all the trimmings, in Latin America!)

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December 6th-13th, 2019, a special event with the Inauguracion de las Fiestas Patronales During this one week there are nightly events in the Plaza de las Armas, plus a carnival with rides for children and festivities.

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December 24th….  Annual Posada Event (Annual Hacienda Pagent and evening religious procession with music, reserve early).  All local residents are welcome to participate in the Posada (wear walking shoes for the cobblestones).

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December 25th, Christmas Day Dinner (contact  Reception for Menu & details)

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December 31 New Year’s Party and Special Dinner (Reservations for this Event require a Party Reservation also) .  Better than ever for New Year’s 2016  with our new enlarged dance floor and patio, plus outdoor stage.  All hotel guests are required to have reservations ($200.00 USD per Couple…new lower rates!) for the eight hour event, plus, for this special New Party which includes favors,  a five course dinner, all liquor for the evening and Champagne at midnight. Inquire about the party rate. Hotel rates are not increased for this event, or any other event, so book early.  This is usually a sell-out so book early.

 

Club Pilotos  Reunion Example of an Itinerary

 

HERE’S A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF A CLUB PILOTO’S  ITiNERARY TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF THE DAILY ACTIVITIES WHICH WILL VARY FROM REUNION TO REUNION……..

Sunday (Early Bird Arrivals) in your ‘Early Bird’ rate, lunch and dinner are included.  Plus in the evening we will have a Cocktail Hour at the ‘Treetop Grill’ with the meal all drinks gratis this evening.

Monday (Day 1)  Half of the group will be arriving between about 10:30 and 1:00 today and we will have a hangar party during those hours.  Pilotos, and spouses, who arrived on Saturday and Sunday can get rides to the airport between those hours also.  Just ask a driver whenever you are ready to return to the Hacienda from the Hangar Party.

7:30 Morning Walk  to the Alameda (Business District)

7:30 – 10:30 Breakfast Café Agave

10:30-1:00  Hacienda Hangar Party for Free Margaritas, Beer, Soft Drinks & Totopos

12:30-2:30   Lunch Café Agave

2:30-6:00  R&R,  Spa Time, Aviation film to be announced, or Explore the Village.  Just settle in and enjoy the ambiance of your home away from home.

6:00 -7:00     Cocktail Hour at Zapata’s Cantina

7:00-9:30     Dinner at Santiago’s Restaurante, plus

Special Live  Entertainment

9:00-11:00  Hacienda Theater (Movie)

Tuesday (Day 2)

7:30  Morning Walk to the Panteon on the first of two of the ‘Day of the Dead’ events.

7:30-10:30 Breakfast Café Agave

10:00-12:00 Cooking Class (different dishes each event)

10:00-12:00  Art Class (different teachers for each event)

12:30-2:30 Lunch Café Agave

2:30-3:30  Guided Village Tour for the newcomers, leaving from the front door promptly at 2:30.  If there’s extra room in the 15 passenger van, others are welcome to tag along too.

2:30-5:00 To be determined

6:00 Cocktail Hour at Zapata’s Cantina

7:00-9:30 Dinner at Santiago’s Restaurante

Special Live Entertainment

9:00 p.m. Hacienda Theater (Movie)

Wednesday (Day 3)

7:30  Morning Walk  to the base of Mt. Alamos for a great view of Alamos and the higher Sierra Madre (bring a camera)

7:30-10:30 Breakfast Café Agave

10:00-12:00 Cooking Class ( location is the original kitchen next to Reception)

10:00-12:00 Art Class (location to be announced)

12:30-2:00 Lunch Café Agave

2:15-4:30  Special Event.

6:00  Cocktail Hour at Zapata’s Cantina

7:00-9:00 Dinner at Santiago’s Restaurante

Special Entertainment

9:00 Hacienda Theater (Movie)

Thursday (Day 4)

7:30  Morning Walk  on your own today.

7:30-10:30 Breakfast Café Agave

8:15-12:00 Excursion to be announced

12:30-2:30 Lunch Café Agave

2:30-3:45   Hacienda Theater

4:00 TEQUILA 101…….$20.00 with 3 Premium Tequila

6:00 Cocktail Hour at Zapata’s Cantina

6:30-8:00 Special Music

7:45-9:15 Dinner at Santiago’s Restaurante

9:15 Hacienda Theater (Movie)

Friday (Day 5…when possible tonight can be added to package)

Departures this morning, except for those taking a ‘late Early Bird night’ (when lodging is available) and the event ends at noon on Friday…..

 

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Bring a new couple or another plane for the first time and receive a $100.00 Credit 

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Early Arrivals (Saturday and Sunday, if rooms are available,  a special rate of only $219.00 (plus tax) per  night, per couple with all meals included, plus full menu options for all three meals.  

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Deposits ($400 USD) are required  at least one month prior to each ‘Reunion’.  Checks only, and the deposit should be mailed to:

Hacienda de los Santos

PMB 332

6336 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 326

Tucson, AZ 85704

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Make your reservation today with an email to Jim at jnswick@aol.com.

 

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 Club Piloto ‘Reunion’ Package Rates…..scroll downward

 

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New pilots are encouraged to attend Club Piloto events!  Bring a new couple or another plane for the first time and receive a $100.00 Credit!  Early Arrivals are on Sunday   a special rate of only $219.00 (plus tax) per couple with all meals included, plus full menu options for all  meals.  

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Club Piloto Package Rates, prices in USD per couple plus tax and Optional Gratuity: 
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Reunion Rates, 4 nights/5 days, nearly all inclusive.   
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(Meals, Events, Entertainment, Hangar party on Monday with complimentary Margaritas/Beer/Totopos, Ground Transportation, complimentary local tour for new pilots and guests, country bus trip with snacks & beer (returning to Hacienda for lunch), nightly movies, live music, etc., etc..
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$1,275 Casa Spa Rooms
$1,475 Hacienda Guest Rooms
$1,675 Estate Suites
$1,875  Master Suites
$1,999 Governor’s Suite
$2,249 Presidential Suite
$2,375 Owner’s Suite

Alamos Airport Fees….the city has a daily fee of $16.00 US which includes landing and overnight parking.  If you are in the ‘Club Pilotos’ hangar there is only a one time charge of $16.00, regardless of the number of nights within the hangar, which is paid to the airport upon departure.    Danielle is a city employee and airport Manager. He is always willing to assist you at the hangar. A tip of $3.00-$5.00 is given to him by most aviators since his ‘city’ pay is minimal and he has a large family. If you would like for him to detail the exterior of your airplane we suggest that you bring both the soap, wax and towels. His rates are very reasonable, usually $25.00 – $50.00, with hand polishing, however ask the rate prior to having him begin the work. 

 

Hacienda de los Santos Resort & Spa Rates (See www.haciendadelossantos.com)

……Remember, only ‘Pilotos’ receive a 10% discount from  regular lodging rates (excluding special packages for pilots, Reunions  and ‘Casa Spa’ rooms).

  • •All rates quoted are per night plus 18% tax, optional meal plans are subject to a 16% tax.
  • •There are no resort fees at Hacienda de los Santos
  • •Accommodations are available with One King Bed or Two Queen Beds.
  • •Room rates in U.S. Dollars for single/double occupancy and include a full Breakfast for one or two guests.
  • •An American Meal Plan is available at only $48.00 USD per day, per person, all menu options for lunch in the Café Agave and all menu options in ‘Zapata’s’ restaurant.
  • •Third person in a room or suite, add $40.00 per night, includes Breakfast
  • •All of our rooms are non-smoking
  • •Smoking permitted only in outdoor areas distant from guest rooms and dining areas.
  • •Pets are only permitted in the ‘Spa’ guest rooms.
  • •We regret our rooms are not suitable for children under 12 years of age
  • •Summer Specials begin  on Jun 1st and end on September 30th inquire about each month’s high value bargain.
  • •Check-In: 3:00 P.M.
  • •Check-Out: Noon

 

As a reminder, as a member of ‘Club Pilotos’ you must make reservations direct by either email to Jim Swickard at jnswick@aol.com   or call the Mexico office, toll free from the U.S,. at 888-777-0164.  Travel agencies may only be used for regular reservations and no discounts will apply.  We accept ‘Piloto’ requests for specific rooms and suites up to one year in advance. .  

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*Deposits  for ‘Club Piloto’ events are required no later than sixty days prior to an event.  Deposits, by check, in the amount of $400.00 may be mailed to:  Hacienda de los Santos®, PMB 332, 6336 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ 85704.  Deposits are fully refundable up to 60 days prior, 50% refundable up to 30 days prior and non-refundable less than 30 days prior to the event, unless you can have a friend take your reservation.  

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Pets? Small to Medium Sized Pets are now permitted in two of our pet friendly ‘Spa Rooms’ in the ‘Casa Spa’ portion of Hacienda de los Santos.  There is an additional fee of $20.00 USD per day per pet. . For village events, Hacienda de los Santos® special events please see ‘Hacienda Happenings’ on this site, or  visit our Hacineda web site at: www.haciendadelossantos.com and click on ‘Hacienda Happenings’.  

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The coin below, about the size of a silver dollar, was not only minted in Alamos in the 1800’s, but a portion of the mint property is our present day ‘Casa Spa’.   During about half of the 19th century, the main portion of the present day Hacienda de los Santos®, was leased to the various managers of the mint next door.  It is suspected that there’s an underground tunnel connecting the two properties. .  

This Coin was Minted in Alamos

 

This Coin was Minted in Alamos, note the ‘A’ mint mark lower left.  The M.L. are the initials of the Assayor and Mint manager who lived in the mansion next door, as did his predecessors for decades.  The Mansion for the Mint Manager, although built a hundred years earlier than the Mint is the main part of Hacienda de los Santos.  ‘Casa Spa’  is what was the rear of the mint property.   The first Alamos mint opened in the 1820’s. and closed one year after the coin above was minted.   This historical tie, is one of about six reasons that in 2015, Hacienda de los Santos® was selected to become a member of ‘Historic Hotels Worldwide’.  

 

   We truly would appreciate you, as a member of ‘Club Pilotos of Mexico’, to help us increase our pilot membership.  We want to continue to have growth, not only to support Hacienda de los Santos® and its staff of 40+, but also to continue to have the support of the local, state and federal government with XALA.  Every landing and take-off during the year is important to our village as a whole.