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From 15 December to 7 January

The City of Arts and Sciences is not only an architectural and cultural icon for the city of Valencia, but also aims to become a focal point for social events, with a programme of Christmas activities designed for all the family. Visitors can browse the large Christmas market, indulge their appetite at the various food trucks, enjoy musical performances hosted (as always) by Pep “El Botifarra” Gimeno, and much more. Children’s activities include songs, games, puppet shows and piñatas, as well as the traditional sending of letters to Father Christmas and the Three Kings. All this and more will be waiting for you at Paseo de Arbotantes on L’Umbracle, from 15 December to 7 January and open from 11:30 to 21:30.

Venue:  Paseo de arbotantes de L'Umbracle
From 1st december till 7 january

What would Christmas be without market stalls and lights? Valencia is home to many temporary markets, but Christmas is when the truly special ones arrive. One such example is the Christmas Craft Fair, which can be found in Plaza de la Reina from 1 December to 7 January. Opening hours are 10:30 to 14:00 and 16:30 to 21:00. Ho, Ho, Ho Christmas Market is the slogan of the Christmas market at Mercado de Tapinería, which runs from 22 December to 5 January. Meanwhile, the City of Arts and Sciences will also host a craft market, running from 15 December to 7 January and open from 11:30 to 21:30. For those who leave their shopping until the last minute, the Three Kings Market in the El Cabanyal neighbourhood will be open from 3 January to the early hours of 6 January. Make sure everyone gets a present!

Venue:  Different places at the city
From december 1st to 22th january

The perfect choice for an outing with the family, friends or as a couple. The Christmas Fair offers you the opportunity to enjoy the music, lights, candy floss and other classic funfair attractions, such as the Ferris wheel, ghost train and dodgems. You can even try your hand at darts! The fair can be found between Calle Ingeniero Manuel Soto and Avenida de Francia from early December through to the end of January. Closing time is 23:30 from Monday to Thursday; 01:30 on Fridays, Saturdays and the night before public holidays; and 00:30 on Sundays and public holidays. Visit the website of the Valencia Funfair Association (Asociación de Feriantes de Valencia) to find out which dates offer discounts and special offers for the attractions. Let's spin that wheel!

Venue:  Marina de Valencia
From 2 december till 7 january

In a city where it rarely snows, ice skating is something of a privilege. And it’s even more special when you're skating in the open air, in a location as iconic as the Plaza del Ayuntamiento and surrounded by Christmas lights. The skating rink opens on the first weekend in December and will remain open until the end of the holidays, which this year falls on Sunday 7 January. The rink is open every day of the week from 11:00 to 23:00, except on 24 and 31 December when it will close at 20:00. Tickets can be purchased at the rink itself and cost €8 for adults and €5 for children. Discounts are available if you have made a purchase (receipt required) at participating stores in the historic city centre. The skating rink has two separate areas, one for adults and one for children, making it the perfect destination for Christmas family fun!

Venue:  Plaza del Ayuntamiento
From 17th September to 26th November

WHO, WHAT AND HOW. We have good news. Valencia City Council has brought back the series of concerts by the Marítim Musical Associations and scheduled them at an iconic location in the area: the recently renovated Pavilion. The Municipal Band will provide the inaugural performance. WHEN AND WHERE. There are different events scheduled to take place at the Pavilion in Valencia Marina from 17 September to 26 November. WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT. This is the perfect musical event for promoting Valencian cultural heritage and enjoying good traditional music, such as the Santa Cecilia del Grau Music Group, the Nazaret Music and Dance Centre, the Port Musical Athenaeum Society and the Seaside Villages Musical Association. Interested? Then follow thes link below to find the times, dates and bands. Performances are completely free.

Venue:  Marina de València
9, 12, 15, 18 & 21 December

WHO, WHAT AND HOW. Plácido Domingo is opening the new season at the Palau de Les Arts with Don Carlo, Verdi’s magnificent and oft-performed opera about duty, desire, love and obedience between a people and its ruler. Ramón Tebar is the musical director for this new interpretation. WHEN AND WHERE. Performances are scheduled for 9, 12, 15, 18 and 21 December at the Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofía. WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT. At 76 years of age, Plácido Domingo continues to develop his remarkable talent and has received rich accolades for his portrayal of the Marquess de Posa, a role which extends his musical repertoire as a baritone. Don Carlo is also the opera with which he made his début at the Vienna State Opera House in 1967, at the tender age of 26. Interested? Tickets are priced from €38 to €135. They can be purchased at the online store of the Valencia Tourist Office and at the Palau’s own box office and website.

Venue:  Palau de les Arts
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From 28 June to 10 December

The work of Manolo Valdés travels from Paris to Valencia. From 28 June to 10 December, the work of this native artist, with international prominence, comes back home. Specifically, six of his sculptures will be exhibited in one of the artificial lakes in the City of Arts and Sciences: 'La Mariposa', 'Los Aretes', 'La Diadema', 'Mariposas', 'La Doble Imagen' and 'La Pamela’. Between them, visitors will vote for the piece they want to remain in the city, because just one will be donated by the artist. The monument will be permanently installed in the Marina.

Venue:  Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Up to 26 November

WHO, WHAT AND HOW. Fanzination! Comic Fanzines in Spain is an exhibition comprising a careful selection of up to one hundred different fanzines from the collection donated by Álvaro Pons. The exhibition takes visitors on a visual journey through the history of this unique art form, from the classicism of the 1960s to the comic fanzines of the present day, with a special focus on Spanish publications. WHEN AND WHERE. From 27 July to 26 November at the IVAM. WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT. It offers the perfect opportunity to discover a piece of Spanish cultural history that remained hidden when fanzines were an underground movement. The works on display, along with many others, will form part of the future fanzinoteca, or fanzine museum, which the IVAM hopes to create. Interested? General entry is €6, but there is a 50% discount with the Valencia Tourist Card. The IVAM can also be visited free of charge on Sundays and on Fridays from 19:30 to 21:00.

Venue:  IVAM
From 14th October to 23rd December

MUSIC FOR LUNATICS WHO, WHAT AND HOW. ‘Llunàtic Jazz’ is the title given to this edition of the Botanic Garden's music season, featuring jazz music, with up to eight performances taking place between May and December. WHEN AND WHERE. On 14 and 21 October, 18 November, and 2 and 23 December in the Joan Plaça Auditorium in the Botanic Garden, performances will commence at 19:30. A new feature of this year's programme is two concerts aimed at children, set to take place at 12:00 on 14 October and 2 December. WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT. The offer of jazz and classical music has attracted a loyal following to the Botanic Garden, which affords an incomparable natural setting for the performances. In 2017, collaboration continues with the Sedajazz group of musicians, who will take part in a programme where each performance is named after one of the eight phases of the moon. INTERESTED? Tickets are on sale for €4 in the Botanic Garden ticket office, 15 days prior to each concert.

Venue:  Jardí Botànic
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