Mexicans of all ages are celebrating their heritage and reaping tasty rewards by smashing open traditional Christmas pinatas this holiday season.
The colourful pinatas are made from clay pots or cardboard covered with paper cones stuck on with glue.
Once the cones are dry, they are covered in colourful paper mache.
Many of the pinatas used at community celebrations known as "posadas" are made at pinata workshops located around Mexico City.
Pinatas are broken during Mexican Posadas, small get-togethers to commemorate Mary and Joseph's search for shelter on Christmas eve before the birth of Jesus Christ.