Christmas in the Marina de València 

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Once again, this year, the Marina de València combines culture, music, sport, gastronomy, and family entertainment for you to enjoy Christmas by the sea. Spaces and proposals for all tastes and ages mean the historic port of Valencia is the place where good things happen. 

The Raluy Circus: CURE-AZINESS   

After two years of absence, the Raluy Legacy Circus returns to La Marina de València with a new show full of laughs and optimism, TODO (LO)CURA, loosely translatable as CURE-AZINESS. A spectacular production, created entirely during the pandemic, with exclusive performances and risky acts that will leave no one indifferent and following the strictest health and safety measures. 

Continuing with the idea of giving as many people as possible access to culture, the company has launched the "Happy-Friday" initiative, with a 50% discount for large families, single-parent families, people with disabilities, youth card holders and pensioners, every Friday.  

 

The Christmas boat is back 

Since Saturday, December 4, the Christmas Ship has been docked at La Marina de València. A floating house where Santa Claus and the emissary of the Three Wise Men will receive the visit of the little ones, who will have the opportunity to go out with them to sail and pass on their requests for this Christmas.   

The Christmas boat will be moored next to the Edificio del Reloj -Tinglado 2 - until Tuesday, January 4, offering a unique opportunity for families and also for Fallas Committees and schools. More information at www.elbarcodelanavidad.com  
  

101 works of contemporary art 

Since October 27, La Marina de València base has been hosting the first major collective exhibition of the Àcentmètresducentredumonde centre in Perpignan. 101 large-format works by 33 international artists, which form a tour of the highlights of the collection created by the Valencian businessman, patron, and collector Vicent Madramany. Admission is free.  

In order to find out about the exhibition in greater depth, La Marina de València offers free guided tours on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, without prior reservation, until the exhibition closes on 9 January 2022. 

 

A seafaring and sporty Christmas 

The historic dock of the city of València offers the best plans for doing sport this Christmas, both on and off the water. Grupo la Sucursal and the Valencia Yachting Center propose an original Christmas plan that consists of enjoying a meal by the sea and then going sailing. The "Sail Christmas at Veles e Vents" plan includes a meal at La Marítima and a two-hour sailing trip and is available from 3 December to 9 January. 

For its part, the Escola Municipal de Vela (Municipal Sailing School) is holding its Christmas party on Saturday 18 November. The 80 students of the autumn course will go out sailing in Christmas themed outfits in the collective and double keel sailing boats, and then bid farewell before enjoying a well-deserved holiday until January. 

On Saturday 18 December the waters of La Marina de València will also be filled with swimmers, the participants of the Travesía Copa Nadal a La Marina. The event has three distances, 2000 metres with neoprene, 750 metres without neoprene and 100 metres "in costume", the latter free of charge. 

The race, which this year pays tribute to Ruperto Sanjuán, the swimmer who participated the most times in this emblematic crossing, will be accompanied by a round table with sportsmen and women and people linked to open water swimming, on Friday 17 December at the Sea Port Valencia Hotel. 

On 19 December, running lovers have an appointment with the legendary Pas Ras al Port race, which this year celebrates its 33rd edition. A 10-km course in the absolute category, passing through the dock and the promenade and crossing the canal's swing bridge, which will be accompanied by 500-, 1000- and 1500-metre races for the children's category.  

 

The training ship visits La Marina 

The sailing school ship ARM "Cuauhtémoc" will also spend Christmas in the Marina de València. This Mexican vessel, which for more than 36 years has sailed the oceans and seas of the world, training more than thirty generations of Mexican Captains, Officers, Cadets and Class and Seafarer personnel, will be available to visit from 27 December to 2 January. Visits to the ship are free of charge from 12 to 19:00 hours on 27 December, from 10:00 to 20:00 from 28 to 21 December and 1 January and from 10:00 to 16:00 hours on 31 January. 
  


 

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