Throughout the Christmas season Valencia gladden locals and tourists a variety of festive attractions.
Traditional Christmas bazarm performances performers of traditional Christmas songs in the concert halls of Mercado de Colón and Calle Don Juan de Austria, nativity scene, special entertainment for children – these and many other activities are available in Valencia for all comers. And those who are used to the cold and snow for Christmas and New Year impress weather in Valencia for the holidays: daily temperature will hold about + 15 ° C, and the amount of sunshine will be more than 7 hours a day.
Shop Valencia pleasant at any time of year, but at Christmas it is the perfect place to buy Christmas gifts for every taste – trendy clothes, chic jewelry, toys and original accessories. It is difficult to leave empty-handed from the many designer boutiques, well-known chain stores, gift and art shops that sell products from well-known porcelain Lladro, whose factory is located in Valencia, and of course, shop for kids Disney.
There are also many Christmas markets scattered around the city. There are traditional outdoor market, located in the streets surrounding the central market, open daily, selling traditional Christmas items – from food, including Turri, marzipan, chestnuts, pills, to gifts, jewelry, Christmas figurines, toys and more.
From December 1 to January 6, one of the most important traditions of Christmas is in the crib. The custom that dates back to 1223 in Italy, when St. Francis placed a manger in a cave depicting the baby Jesus and live ox and mule near the feeder. Now Christmas nativity scene put people in their homes and in many public places of the city, particularly in the area of the municipality, in shopping malls, churches, the cathedral and many museums of the city.
Since mid-December to mid-January the City Hall Square will turn into a skating rink. Over € 8 per session skating residents and visitors can enjoy skating on this rink in the historical center of Valencia. Schedule rink from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 23:00.
Author: Anastasiia Trepyton