December in Valencia means Christmas shopping, sipping refreshments on sunny terraces at lunchtime and temperatures over 15 degrees Celsius.
In Valencia at Christmas time, you will find yourself drawn out onto the streets to enjoy the air of celebration and into the brilliant restaurants where you can try the best Valencian cuisine. This includes Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
If you are looking for festive parties, you’ll find them in the bars and clubs and if you want to soak up the sun, you can still do this in December (just maybe not in your bikini!) Sunbathing at the Marina Real Juan Carlos I means enjoying the sun’s rays on your face and the choice or a cold horchata in your glass or a warm hot chocolate or specialist coffee to recharge your batteries before the next spot of sight seeing or Christmas shopping.
Expojove is a fair designed with the sole purpose of ensuring children have as much fun as possible. Once again this year, Feria Valencia will be hosting this traditional children’s event from 26 December to 4 January, from 11 am to 8 pm, except on 31 December and 1 January, when it will be open from 11 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 9 pm respectively.
Getting to Spain and hearing the language spoken by locals is always perfect confirmation of the fact you are on holiday. But what about traditions like Christmas carols? Don’t fear, you can hear them almost every day at the avant-garde Colon Market.
A special programme of Christmas events at the City of Arts and Sciences, Bioparc and the collection oftraditions and ceremonies held in Valencia over this period means you won’t be short of things to do.
Ready to get packing for your Christmas visit to Valencia? Make sure you check the Visit Valencia online shop for special offers.