Christmas Schedule 2023
Valencia, Mediterranean Christmas
The Christmas spirit of Valencia is unique, with an endless array of activities that combine culture, traditions and joy. Explore all the magic that its Mediterranean character has to offer.
The most traditional Christmas activities. Through January 7:
Christmas lights and decoration
What would Christmas be without a nice helping of lights, wreaths and flowers? During the holidays, the city dresses up in colors.
Nativity scenes for all tastes
Experience a traditional Christmas by visiting the nativity scenes set up in Valencia, like the ones in the Salón de Cristal, Plaza de la Reina or Plaza del Ayuntamiento.
Skating rink, merry-go-round and Christmas train
Plaza del Ayuntamiento is host to the most festive activities: ice skating, a merry-go-round and a train through the iconic streets of the city center.
Markets for Xmas shopping
Christmas is synonymous with giving and receiving. Find original ideas of all kinds at markets like the Mercado de Tapinería or the Mercado de Reyes.
What to do on the most important days:
The day that Valencia lights up for Christmas. From this day on, you can also enjoy different circus shows, Christmas programming at the Palau de la Música or the Feria de Atracciones.
For exciting staging, the Cant de la Sibil.la: medieval Gregorian chants in the Cathedral of Valencia of all places, but the schedule on these days is much more complete. Check it out.
December 24 and 25:
Christmas Eve and Christmas. Valencia celebrates them with meals where the tables are witness to the most awaited culinary delights of the year. Find out what Christmas tastes like in Valencia.
From December 26 to January 4:
At this time of year, if you're bored in Valencia it's because you don't know about Expojove: the Valencia Children's and Youth Fair. Shows, workshops, music and more. A must!
As is to be expected, "Valencia, the city of running" is home to the San Silvestre run, the most fun race of the year in the city center. At 8:00 pm on Calle Xàtiva.
Saying goodbye to one year on the right foot is as important as ringing in the next with good vibes: do so with good music, fireworks and loud, ringing bells. New Year's Eve in Plaza del Ayuntamiento.
The Three Wise Men travel the streets of Valencia spreading excitement from their floats. Starting at 6:00 p.m., the Three Kings Parade will go from Paseo de la Alameda to Plaza del Ayuntamiento.
Check out these and many more holiday activities here
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