|A Traditional family Christmas|
Valencia, Spain. It's Christmas time!
A Traditional family ChristmasValencia, SpainIt's Christmas time! |
It's Christmas time and the streets come alive with thousands of lights and the sounds of Christmas carols filling the air with a special season flavour. Let yourself be carried away by the spirit of Christmas!
Plenty of family activities are now open for you to discover around the region. During the holiday season, villages and towns warmly invite visitors to enjoy their Christmas celebrations. For starters, take a look at the Valencia City Hall Square, where a 24 meter-high Christmas tree awaits visitors.
Traditional arts and crafts hold a special place in the hearts of many. Visitors can enjoy the most emblematic and traditional Nativity scenes, such as the Belén Napolitano now on exhibit at the Palacio Marqués de Dos Aguas in Valencia. 29 figurines made of wire, terracotta, carved wood and glass form part of this 18th century Nativity scene. The Tirisiti Nativity Scene in Alcoy, now over a hundred years old and defined as a Non-Material Cultural Heritage Good, is one of the most important Nativity scenes in the region. In it, puppeteers use stick and rod puppets to portray vivid scenes.
Visitors can also take a stroll around the numerous Christmas markets, such as the 12th Arts and Crafts, Commerce and Tourism Street Market that takes places in Castellón starting December 18th until January 5th.
Castellón is also home to the Oratori de Nadal Christmas concert, where The Sixteen & The Symphony of Harmony and invention, one of the most prestigious musical groups in the world, will performs Bach's music.
Good music also has a post at Valencia's Cathedral, where choral music lovers can now enjoy a performance of Händel's Messiah at El Mesías. Concierto participativo, an original musical initiative where visitors can put their musical skills to the test accompanied by a professional orchestra.
Get ready to live the true Christmas spirit and stroll around the market stalls amidst the aroma of chestnuts and the magical atmosphere created by Christmas songs. It's Christmas time in Valencia.
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