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Things to do in Alicante this December

Alicante Christmas
Credit: Flickr / PROWerner Wilmes

December brings in a cooler temperature and pleasant environment for tourists and locals alike. With the start of the festive season, the entire town gets ready to celebrate in a true Spanish style. If you want to check out the local attractions, or simply get a feel of the local Christmas cheer, then this is the perfect month for you. Read more about some events that will be hard to miss during your stay at Alicante this month.

Moors and Christians Parade

Moors and Christians Parade
Moors and Christians Parade. Credit: Flickr / William Helsen

Every 6th December, the Moors and Christians Parade roam the streets, with medieval and colorful costumes and festive music. This procession is an annual attraction in the city.

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets
Christmas Markets. Credit: Flickr / Melosh

Christmas is a time of giving, but that doesn’t mean you can shop for yourself. At the Plaza de Gabriel Miro square, there are stalls with crafts, food, workshops, and shows. In the Plaza del Ayuntamiento square, you can find stalls with all possible Christmas goodies and in the avenue of Avenida de Federico Soto, you can find markets selling decorations and precious metal objects. Take your pick!

Fairgrounds and Children’s rides

Christmas Fairground
Credit: Flickr / J. A. Alcaide

Why should children have all the fun? At Alicante, you can have a fun-filled family time at the Christmas Fairground enjoying the rides for children and grownups.

La Casa de Santa Claus

Castle of Santa Claus
Castle of Santa Claus. Credit: Flickr / rafeejewell

Of course, Christmas is incomplete without visiting Santa Claus. Check out the Castle of Santa Claus, at the La Ereta Park where you can visit the man himself, and experience some entertainment as well. If you have been good, perhaps you may leave with some presents as well!

Whether you are in Alicante for celebrating Christmas, or just spending a quiet vacation with your family, you will not be left disappointed.

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