What to do with children at Christmas in Valencia

Public date: 
Thursday 31 October 2019

If Valencia is a good destination for families who travel all year round, Christmas is undoubtedly the best destination. The `Feria de Atracciones', circuses, children's shows, ice rinks or cribs make it even more attractive and surprising for the little ones in the house. From Expojove to the parade of the Three Magi.... There are countless activities that complement the permanent attractions of Valencia. Here are some hints.



There are several essential visits, such as the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències, Bioparc, the Gulliver Park or the Tin Soldier Museum. The architectural complex of Calatrava has even more charm at Christmas, with stalls, workshops for children or the presence of Santa Claus. Bioparc becomes a Berber village with exotic tents where children can hand in their letters to King Balthasar's envoys. A stroll through the old town, which ends at Plaza del Ayuntamiento, is also a must. Here two ice rinks are the star of the festivities for the most active families. The aroma of roasted chestnuts encourages you to buy a package of chestnuts at one of the street stalls, and a good hot chocolate served at Bertal will also be another great ally for the afternoon plans.



To discover the history and monuments of the city with the family, Turiart offers a guided tour of the old town or the monastery of San Miguel de los Reyes, with activities and games designed for the youngest. The Centro de Arte Bombas Gens also organises visits and special activities for families during the Christmas season.



Next to the Marina de València stands the Feria de Atracciones Navidad, with the traditional candy floss, the Ferris wheel, the witch train, the trampoline, the car scooters or the tombola. And for circus lovers there is also a choice, with the Gran Circo Wonderland opposite the Bioparc, the Circo Alaska on the Avenida Tres Cruces, the Raluy Legacy in the Marina Real or the Gran Fele in La Rambleta.


Christmas also arrives on the Valencian stages, with performances for families such as Yolo, at the Teatro Principal (from 26 to 30 December), with acrobatics and jugglers. The classic Alice in Wonderland is performed at Sala Russafa and magic and tricks flood the Teatro Talia during the holidays. For young people, the Aula Grial, the only museum in the world dedicated to the Holy Goblet, offers an original escape room with two different versions in its facilities.



But there is much more. Football fans can use their trip to Valencia to visit the Mestalla Stadium with its daily guided tours. And for lovers of Soccer Interaction, a Christmas football campus.


More traditional families can also enjoy visiting cribs. The crib of the cathedral, the one of the

The National Ceramics Museum, the Nativity Scene Association, the life-size Nativity Scene in Plaza de la Reina Square, the Nativity Scene in Mercado Colón, the Central Market Nativity Scene or the Underwater Nativity Scene of the Oceanogràfic. 



As if that weren't enough, from 26 December to 2 January the Feria Valencia is organising Expojove, a paradise for the kings of the house, with fair attractions, workshops, performances and numerous stands with activities for children.


The icing on the cake of the Christmas season is the Cabalgata de Reyes, the parade of the Three Kings. As every year, Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar will enter the city on 5 January in a spectacular wagon and their magic will enshroud Valencia, accompanying the Three Wise Men from the marina to the Town Hall Square.



In Valencia, a city that can be enjoyed endlessly with the family, an unforgettable Christmas season awaits you.