The National Holidays in Chile offer a unique opportunity to delve into Chilean culture and explore the tourist attractions of Santiago and its surroundings.

With four days of celebration, the 2023 National Holidays in Santiago are about to unleash a long-awaited sense of joy among all Chileans. After two years in which the pandemic left its mark on the September 18 celebrations, this time the joy and patriotic fervor will once again overflow through the streets, not only in the capital but throughout Chile.

Just weeks away from the arrival of the National Holidays, anticipation grows among Chileans as they prepare for five days of uninterrupted celebrations. The festivity extends from Friday, September 15th, to Tuesday, September 19th, days when Chilean culture will be showcased in all its splendor. And for those fortunate enough to have the entire week off, they can enjoy a whole week dedicated to traditions.

While many families choose to gather at home to prepare a delicious barbecue, others seek to experience the festivities in "fondas" and other traditional National Holidays events. Santiago will be filled with these iconic spaces where gastronomy, music, and dance come together to celebrate Chilean culture in its fullest expression.

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Fondas in Santiago

Among the most prominent options are the Fondas at Parque O'Higgins, featuring La Grandiosa Bertita as an emblematic store and a musical lineup led by artists such as Petinellis, Hechizo, Sol y Lluvia, Sonora Barón, Las Capitalinas, Daniel Muñoz y Los Marujos, Los Jaivas, La Orquesta Huambaly, Los Viking's 5, and La Sonora Tommy Rey, among others.

On the other hand, the "Semana de la Chilenidad", organized by the Federación Criadores de Caballos de Raza Chilena and the municipalities of Las Condes, Vitacura, and La Reina, returns after a three-year absence. It will offer attractions in Parque Padre Hurtado such as equestrian performances, folk music groups, traditional Chilean games, an educational farm, and more. An event that revives the essence and traditions of the country.

The "Fiesta de la Chilenidad" in Melipilla will take place from September 16th to 19th at the side of the Club Aéreo de Melipilla. This celebration promises fun for the whole family with an amusement park, traditional games, crafts, and musical performances by Agrupación Marylin, Grupo Red, Zúmbale Primo, Sonora Ritmo 7, Ráfaga, La Gran Magia Tropical, and Marcianeke, among others.

Additionally, the traditional "Fonda Doña Flor" at Estadio Contraloría Andes Cordep, La Florida, returns with a diverse musical and gastronomic offering including Los Vásquez, Chico Trujillo, Américo, Santaferia, and Ráfaga, among others. Nearby, at Estadio Monumental de Macul, the "Gran Fonda Florida Bier Festival" will take place on September 18th, featuring Santaferia, Amar Azul, Agrupación Marilyn, and La Combo Tortuga for music and good vibes enthusiasts.

Finally, "La Fonda Permanente La Popular" returns with a two-day event at Hipódromo Chile on September 17th and 18th, featuring a lineup of artists including Arte Elegante, Pala Ancha, Pibes Chorros, Illapu, Sol y Lluvia, and Amar Azul, promising two days full of entertainment and music for all attendees.

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What to See in Santiago

If you're visiting Santiago during the National Holidays, you also have the opportunity to explore the city's tourist attractions:

  • City Tour of Santiago: This tour will take you through the historical center of Santiago and the city's modern area. From Plaza de Armas to Mercado Central Histórico, this tour will allow you to get to know the culture and history of the city.
  • Program at the Termas de Jahuel: Just a few kilometers from Santiago, the Termas de Jahuel offer thermal waters and a relaxing environment in the midst of nature. An ideal place to disconnect and enjoy a peaceful retreat.
  • Full Day of Premium Vineyards in the Colchagua Valley: Explore the famous wine route of Colchagua and visit vineyards like Santa Cruz and Montes. Enjoy guided wine tastings and discover the secrets of wine production in Chile.
  • Tour of Valle Nevado and Farellones: If you want to experience the majesty of the Andes mountain range, this tour will take you to the village of Farellones and the Valle Nevado ski resort, where you can enjoy stunning views and snow activities.

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Live the experience

  • Program at Termas de Jahuel for the National Holidays

    Program at Termas de Jahuel for the National Holidays5 Days

    Discover the traditional Termas de Jahuel, located just a few kilometers from Santiago, whose thermal waters and fresh air are internationally…

    • On Request
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  • City tour around Santiago

    City tour around Santiago4 Hours

    In this city tour you will know the most important of Santiago: the historic center of the capital and the most modern area that has…

    • FromCLP $28.000per person
    • FromUS$32per person
  • Concha y Toro Winery Tour

    Concha y Toro Winery Tour4 Hours

    The history of the Concha y Toro vineyard began with the first vineyards brought by the Spaniards. This has made it a successful and…

    • FromCLP $41.000per person
    • FromUS$57per person
  • Undurraga Winery Tour

    Undurraga Winery Tour4 Hours

    Complete tour to know the Viña Undurraga and all its history. You will tour the park, the wineries and finish with a rich wine tasting.

    • FromCLP $41.000per person
    • FromUS$49per person
  • Farellones and Valle Nevado Tour

    Farellones and Valle Nevado TourFull day

    Come and visit the village of Farellones and the ski resort Valle Nevado, in the Andes mountain range, just 70 kilometers from Santiago.

    • FromCLP $39.000per person
    • FromUS$52per person
  • Haras de Pirque Vineyard Tour - Maipo Alto Valley

    Haras de Pirque Vineyard Tour - Maipo Alto Valley12 Hours

    We will visit Haras de Pirque Vineyard, where we will taste premium wines with high design standards in their exclusive barrel room.

    • FromCLP $53.000per person
    • FromUS$66per person
  • Tour of premium vineyards in the Colchagua Valley

    Tour of premium vineyards in the Colchagua ValleyFull day

    We will travel along the Wine Route in a tour that includes a visit to two vineyards of the Colchagua Valley, you choose which ones…

    • FromCLP $262.500per person
    • FromUS$328per person
  • Santa Rita Vineyards Tour

    Santa Rita Vineyards Tour4 Hours

    Tour to visit Viña Santa Rita, one of the oldest and most traditional vineyards in Chile. We will visit its natural surroundings, its…

    • FromCLP $50.000per person
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