Christmas in Valencia brings you the best plans
With the arrival of the month of December, Valencia dresses for Christmas. The streets are coloured red, white and green, fir trees dominate markets and squares, the smell of roasted chestnuts penetrates the busiest business districts and Christmas lights illuminate the districts. These days there are numerous plans and the agenda is almost unworkable. Markets, concerts, children's markets, ice rinks, theatres, cribs or circuses.... The anticipation lies with you, the plans are provided by Valencia!
Christmas decorations and ice rinks
This year's Christmas lighting in Valencia begins in December with the lighting of the Christmas tree that will overlook the Town Hall Square. The Christmas decoration includes 120 points of light throughout the city, including Christmas trees, signs, arches, the lighting of the crib, etc. in more than thirty streets, squares and villages of Valencia.
The crib will be located in the gardens of Plaza de la Reina, so that Christmas will also be present in the historic centre, while a crib with 150 pieces will be exhibited in the Crystal Hall of the Town Hall until 5 January.
On the esplanade of the Town Hall square, visitors can enjoy the ice rink with two different sectors for children and adults. There is also a huge two-storey carousel for children.
The fir tree in the Town Hall will not be the only one; apart from the giant tree that already decorates the Colón Market, other trees in the historic centres of Valencia's neighbourhoods will be illuminated in December: Benimaclet, Doctor Collado, Creu del Canyamelar, Patraix, San Valer and Campanar.
For the purchase of handicraft products there are many possibilities in these days in the city. The Feria de Artesanía takes place in Plaza de la Reina from 29 November to 6 January, with 27 stalls selling typical local products. Near the central market on Christmas days you can also visit the Christmas market on Barón de Cárcer street, with about 300 stalls with decorations and Christmas pastries. And on the Mercado de Colón there is the Christmas Market, organised by the Valencian Nativity Association, with a Christmas market with craft stalls. This area offers children's entertainment on almost every day of the holiday. The same applies to the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, where you can also visit a flea market with jewellery, vintage articles and wooden toys.
In Cabanyal there is a Three Kings Market with more than 200 stalls in the first days of January.
Expojove, circus, fair and entertainment for children
This year it returns to the Expojove at the Feria Valencia: a festival for young and old with attractions of all kinds. From 26 December to 4 January, there will be many original and interactive stands not to be missed!
Valencia has up to four different circuses for Christmas. The Wonderland, which is located on the Avenida Pío Baroja next to the Bioparc; the Gran Circo Alaska, on the Bulevar Sur (Avenida Tres Cruces), the Raluy Legacy in the Marina de València and the Circo Gran Fele in the Rambleta.
The Feria de Navidad market is held every year in front of the marina with a raffle, GIANT wheel, candy floss, trampolines, car scooters and numerous rides for a merry Christmas day.
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias has also orgqanized for these days organized numerous activities. Until 6 January, in addition to a Christmas market, music and marionettes, there are food trucks with a wide range of gastronomic activities, a traffic school, an ecological facility for children, games, a photo call, a letterbox and a solidarity corner to donate toys and food. The Mercado de Colón is another place with an extensive Christmas program for kids.
Besides the nativity scenes in the Plaza de la Reina and in the crystal hall of the town hall, there are many other cribs to visit in Valencia. The crib of the Cathedral, the Neapolitan crib of the National Ceramics Museum, in the Jorge Juan Gallery, the one in the Centro de Artesanía de la Comunidad Valenciana or the crib on the Mercado de Colón are among the most famous.
New Year's Eve and the Cabalgata de Reyes (Three Wise Men Parade)
And finally, two more appointments in town. On New Year's Eve, the plaza del Ayuntamiento will be the best place to say goodbye to 2019 and welcome the new year in the best of company. Fireworks, music and DJ's from the balcony of the town hall, in addition to the twelve bells. Valencia will organize the big party that the event deserves. And the icing on the cake is a spectacular Three Wise Men Parade in Valencia. The Three Kings get off at the port and cross the city with their entourage to leave the children speechless on their impressive wagon. The last point will be the town hall of Valencia, where they will welcome the little ones approaching there.
Magic, joy and fun are already in Valencia. Are you coming to us?