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CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS EVE IN BENIDORM

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS EVE IN BENIDORM

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS EVE IN BENIDORM

Don´f forget that there will also be lots of live entertainment in town as there is all year round.   To find out who is performing When and Where use the Whats On Guide, which is updated on a daily basis.

Childrens can enjoy Christmas Holidays in Benidorm, they have lot of activities including:

– Childrens Characters show in square at Town Hall

– Bouncy Castles  at Christmas square at Town Hall

– The Three Kings Camp Christmas square at Town Hall during all the holidays

– Ice Rink

The activities of the Plaza and the Christmas House are designed for the little ones and their families, the program will take place from Friday to Sunday and will be extended to every day of the week in the morning and afternoon when the children start their Christmas school holidays.

The Ice Rink – open from 30th November to 6th January 2020

The rink is usually open in the mornings until 14.00 then again in the afternoons from 17.00 until late, mornings are the quieter sessions but its prettier in the evenings with all the lights!  Boots  Hire is available and included in the hourly price – Please wear long trousers and gloves or you wont be permitted to skate.

Traditional Bethlehem of the rtas la barqueta.  FROM 8 DECEMBER TO 6 January.

Also worth visiting are the Nativity scenes at the “La Barqueta” these scenes contain over 1000 figures some of them moving and covers an area of 16 meters square.  – C / Tomás Ortuño.

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Christmas market – Elche Park, from 1 DECEMBER TO 6 January.

Benidorm will once again host the traditional Christmas Market (Mercat de Nadal), organized by the Festival Committee, where you can buy traditional and local products from the area and typical of Christmas.

CHRISTMAS´HOUSE and WONDERFUL NATIVITY SCENE . At Casa- Museo Hort de Colón, from December 6th 2019 until January 6th 2020.
Opening times: from 10:30 to 13:30h and from 17:00 to 20:00h, except on the 24th
and 31st of December and 5th of January 2020 (from 10:30 to 13:30h). CLOSED on the
25th December 2019 and 1st of January 2020.

CHRISTMAS ATMOSPHERE AND MERRY-GO-ROUND at Gambo street
December 6th 2019 until January 6th 2020 organized by AICO (Shopkeepers
´Association).

December 21st – Hogueras, which literally translates to ‘bonfires’. During this celebration, the winter solstice (the shortest day of the year) is celebrated. A typical event which takes place is people jumping over fires to protect themselves from illness in the upcoming year.

December. 22nd – Most Spanish will be glued to the TV watching the children calling/singing out the numbers and prizes of the Lotería de Navidad, which is likely the most followed Spanish lottery during the entire year.

December 24th – In Spain, Christmas Eve is called Nochebuena and marks the most important family meeting of the year. People usually spend the late afternoons and early evening with friends for a few drinks and tapas, then head back home to enjoy a nice family dinner. After their evening meal, the whole family will go to church for the traditional midnight Mass or “Misa Del Gallo”, which in a devoutly Roman Catholic country is much more than a ‘Carol Service’ event and holds great significance as an important part of Christmas.

December 25th – Christmas Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Spain, so all the shops are closed. This day is not celebrated as the typical ¨day for presents¨ as that day occurs on the 6th of January when the Three Kings bring the presents for the children, but more of a day to relax and spend time with families. There is typically a big lunchtime meal with the family and friends.

December 27th –  Children can leave a letter for the wise men in the Christmas Square. On January 3, the Royal Postman arrives in Benidorm to announce the arrival of the Three Kings of the East.

December 28th –The day of Santos Inocentes (Holy Innocents) is celebrated much like another Western holiday, April Fool’s Day. This holiday finds children and adults playing practical jokes on each other. This is a fun day to run wild and play some pranks on your friends and family.

FULL Schedule 2019/2020

Saturday, November 30th

18.30 HS. Opening of the square of Christmas .  Benidorm town hall is the scene for the traditional lighting of Christmas lights including the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 18.30. There will be kids stuff, music and fireworks during the evening.

Generally Main lighting displays start to be switched on from the week after, 6th December this year.

December 1 – 12.00 to 14.00 HS. Inflatables for kids in the Christmas Square

Beninadal fair – December 1st – 6th Jan 2019

Located in the Plaza de SSMM and Gambo Street. Visitors can enjoy shows, and various attractions.

Friday, December 6th

18’00 HS. Opening of the house of Christmas (House-museum hort of Columbus, Colon House) and the inauguration of the main Christmas Lights.

19’00 HS. Opening of the Bethlehem of playmobil. Espai D ‘ Art. City Hall of Benidorm

Saturday, December 7th

12’00 to 14’00 HS. Inflatables for kids in the Christmas Square

18’30 HS. Performance of children’s characters in the square of Christmas

Sunday, December 8th

12’00 to 14’00 HS. Inflatables for kids in the Christmas Square

18’00 HS. Animation: Magmalastruc. Christmas house of Christmas

18’00 HS. Opening of the Bethlehem of l ‘ rtas la barqueta. C / Tomás Ortuño.

18’30 HS. Performance of children’s characters in the square of Christmas

Wednesday, December 11th

18’30 HS. Performance Joyful Gospel Costablanca. Square of the Christmas

Friday, December 13th

18’30 HS. Flash-mob. Square of the Christmas

14 and 15 December, XLVI Christmas Nautical Candle light Sail

Saturday, December 14th

12’00 to 14’00 HS. Inflatables for kids in the Christmas Square

12’00 HS. Tramontana performance. Traditional Christmas Carols in the Christmas Square.

18’00 HS. Animation: Magic to two voices. Christmas house of Christmas

18’30 HS. Theater: ” BOOM. Magic Kekoperfil “. Department of culture. Plaza de ss. MM. Kings of Spain

Sunday, December 15th

1th. Semifinal Valencian Pilota Christmas trophy “Memorial Vicent Pérez Devesa”

12’00 to 14’00 HS. Inflatables for kids in the Christmas Square

12’00 HS. Municipal Dance Conservatory Performance.

18’00 HS. Animation: Alberto Cedrán. Christmas house of Christmas

18’30 HS. Performance of children’s characters in the square of Christmas

December 18th and 19th, XI Christmas Sports Fair at palau d ‘ Esports

Friday, December 20th

12’00 HS. Performance of children’s characters in the square of Christmas

18’00 HS. Workshop: “Swingkids”. Christmas house

18’00 HS. Performance of the dance studio “Pilar Segura”

Sunday, December 22th

11’30 HS. Creative Painting workshop and body expression. Christmas house of Christmas

12’00 to 14’00 HS. Inflatables for kids in the Christmas Square

12’00 HS. Performance of children’s characters in the square of Christmas

17’30 HS. Storyteller. Christmas house of Christmas

18’30 HS. Performance Youth Band of the music society la nova

Monday, December 23rd

12’00 to 14’00 HS. Inflatables for kids in the Christmas Square

18’00 HS. Santa or Santa Claus: Origins of st. Nicholas. Christmas house of Christmas

18’30 HS. Performance of children’s characters in the square of Christmas

Tuesday, December 24th

12’00 to 14’00 HS. Inflatables for kids in the Christmas Square

12’00 HS. Performance of children’s characters in the square of Christmas

Wednesday, December 25th

12’00 to 14’00 HS. Inflatables for kids in the Christmas Square

12’00 HS. Performance of children’s characters in the square of Christmas

18’30 HS. Performance of children’s characters in the square of Christmas

Thursday, December 26th

12’00 to 14’00 HS. Inflatables for kids in the Christmas Square

12’00 HS. Performance of children’s characters in the square of Christmas

17’30 HS. Children’s workshops (limited to capacity). Christmas house of Christmas

18’30 HS. Theatre workshop for Niñ@s. house of Christmas

18’30 HS. Performance of children’s characters in the square of Christmas

Friday, December 27th

2th. Semifinal Valencian Pilota Christmas trophy “Memorial Vicent Pérez Devesa”

12’00 to 14’00 HS. Inflatables for kids in the Christmas Square

12’00 HS. Performance of children’s characters in the square of Christmas

17’30 HS. Puppets: “the tower of wisdom”. house of Christmas

18’00 HS. Preparation workshop to receive the three kings. Christmas house of Christmas

18’30 HS. Performance of children’s characters in the square of Christmas

Saturday, December 28th

12’00 HS. Animation: “the war of the magicians”. house of Christmas

12’00 to 14’00 HS. Inflatables for kids in the Christmas Square

12’00 HS. Performance of children’s characters in the square of Christmas

17’30 HS. Storyteller. Christmas house of Christmas

18’30 HS. Theatre: “Chef Nature”. Department of culture. Plaza de ss. MM. Kings of Spain

Sunday, December 29th

X San Silvestre Benidorm Christmas Run 10.00

Final Christmas trophy of valencian ball “Memorial Vicent Pérez Devesa”

11’30 HS. Creative Painting workshop and body expression. Christmas house of Christmas

12’00 to 14’00 HS. Inflatables for kids in the Christmas Square

12’00 HS. Performance of children’s characters in the square of Christmas

17’30 HS. Children’s workshops (limited to capacity). Christmas house of Christmas

18’30 HS. Performance of children’s characters in the square of Christmas

Monday, December 30th

12’00 to 14’00 HS. Inflatables for kids in the Christmas Square

12’00 HS. Performance of children’s characters in the square of Christmas

18’30 HS. Performance of children’s characters in the square of Christmas

AND ALSO
Children´s characters show at 12:00h at Christmas square at Town Hall:
Friday 20th December, Sunday 22nd December, Tuesday 24th December, Wednesday 25th
December, Thursday 26th December, Friday 27th December, Saturday 28th December,
Sunday 29th December, Monday 30th December, Tuesday 31st December, Wednesday 1st
January 2020,Friday 2nd January 2020 and Thursday 3rd January 2020.
Children´s characters show at 18:30 at Christmas square at Town Hall:

Saturday 7th December, Sunday 8th December, Sunday 15th December, Monday 23rd
December, Wednesday 25th December, Thursday 26th December, Friday 27th December,
Sunday 29th December, Monday 30th December, Wednesday 1st January 2020
Bouncy Castles from 12: 00h to 14:00h at Christmas square at Town Hall:

Sunday 1st December, Saturday 7th December, Sunday 8th December, Saturday 14th
December, Sunday, 15th December, Saturday 21st December, Sunday 22nd December,
Monday 23rd December, Tuesday 24th December, Wednesday 25th December, Thursday
26th December, Friday 27th December, Saturday 28th December, Sunday 29th December,
Monday 30th December, Tuesday 31st December, Wednesday 1st January 2020,
Thursday 2nd January 2020 and Friday 3rd January 2020.

Attractions in the Christmas Square. PL. SS. MM. Kings of Spain, from 30 November to 6 January.

House of Christmas. House-Museum L ‘ Hort of Columbus, from 6 DECEMBER TO 4 January. Schedules: from 10’30 to 13’30 hours and from 17 to 20 hours, except: 24 and 31 December, and 5 January, from 10’30 to 13’30 hours . Closed: December 25th and January 1th.

Exhibition of playmobil. Espai D ‘ Art. City Hall of Benidorm, from 6 DECEMBER TO 6 January. Schedules: from 10’00 to 14’00 hours and from 17 to 21 hours, except: 24 and 31 December, and 5 January, from 10’00 to 14’00 hours

Christmas atmosphere organized by aico and carousel. C / Gambo, from 6 DECEMBER TO 6 January.

Christmas market. Elche Park, from 1 DECEMBER TO 6 January.

Traditional Bethlehem of the rtas la barqueta. C / TOMAS ORTUÑO FROM 8 DECEMBER TO 6 January.

Spectacular Bethlehem. House-Museum L ‘ Hort of Columbus, from 6 DECEMBER TO 6 January. Schedules: from 10’30 to 13’30 hours and from 17 to 20 hours, except: 24 and 31 December, and 5 January, from 10’30 to 13’30 hours . Closed: December 25th and January 1th.

Exhibition of dioramas. From 6 DECEMBER TO 6 January.

NEW YEAR

December 31st–In Spain, New Year’s Eve is called Noche Vieja (old year). The party stays at home for many until midnight, as it is a tradition to eat 12 grapes, one at each chime of the clock. Tradition has it that anyone who manages all 12 grapes, without choking, will have 12 months of prosperity – it’s not as easy as it sounds, but it’s fun to have a go! After the grapes and Cava, the party begins and goes on well into the next morning.

Another other strange tradition in Spain during New Years is to wear red underwear.

The red underwear should be given to you and is to be worn on New Year´s Eve; this is to bring good luck for the upcoming 12 months. All over the shopping centers, markets, and stores you will find red underwear being sold before New Year’s. The tradition dates back to the Middle Ages when it was prohibited to wear red as it was associated with witchcraft, the devil and blood. However the people would instead wear red underwear that couldn’t be seen as they believed that red was a symbol of life especially during the dark winter months.

BENIDORM´S NEW YEARS EVE PARTY (Details may change)

After the sucess of last years New Years Eve Party on Levante Beach, this years will be in the same place, it will start at 18.00 until around 02.30. There will be stage areas with DJ’s and five LED screens around the area (from the KU lounge down to Daytona Beach).

The party will start at 18.00 “with a mixture of music suitable for all ages at around 22.00 the DJs will be on with Top 40 music the party continues from 23.00 to 02.30 pm with entertainment in both Spanish and English.

The bells will chime twice once at midnight as is tradition, and again at 01.00 in the morning for the British crowd.

The organisers will distribute party favours, grapes and cava for the midnight toast the firework display will start around 00.15. The display will be set off from the Mirador so it will be clearly visible from both Levante and Poniente beaches.

January 1st– This public holiday is generally reserved for recuperating from the festivities from the night before. Most shops are closed and people tend to stay at home and recover.

January 5th –There are parades and processions throughout Spain during the evening where participants receive sweets and candies thrown from the floats. After all the excitement outdoors, and just before going to bed, children traditionally leave their shoes out (not their stockings here!) so that the Three Kings can leave gifts – just as they did with the infant Jesus.

January 6th –This date marks the Feast of the Epiphany, which is when the Three Kings arrived in Bethlehem. Much like Christmas Day around the rest of the world, this is the most important day for Spanish children. In the morning, they will awake to find that Los Reyes Magos (The Three Kings) have brought them gifts. Families typically start the day on 6th January with a huge breakfast that includes a large, ring-shaped cake called “Roscon de los Reyes”. The traditional sweet treat comes with dried fruits and two surprises hidden inside – the person who finds the ‘prize’ becomes King or Queen for the day, while whoever finds the unlucky ‘bean’ pays for next year’s cake!

NEW YEAR SCHEDULE 

Tuesday, December 31st

12’00 to 14’00 HS. Inflatables for kids in the Christmas Square

12’30 HS. Performance of children’s characters in the square of Christmas

End of year party organized by ociobal. On the beach of levante

Wednesday, January 1st

12’00 to 14’00 HS. Inflatables for kids in the Christmas Square

12’00 HS. Performance of children’s characters in the square of Christmas

18’30 HS. Performance of children’s characters in the square of Christmas

Thursday, January 2nd

12’00 to 14’00 HS. Inflatables for kids in the Christmas Square

12’00 HS. Performance of children’s characters in the square of Christmas

18’00 HS. Workshop on the magi. Christmas house of Christmas

18’00 to 20’00 HS. Visit of the royal mailman. Square of Christmas.

Friday, January 3rd

12’00 to 14’00 HS. Inflatables for kids in the Christmas Square

12’00 HS. Performance of children’s characters in the square of Christmas

18’00 HS. Workshop. Christmas house of Christmas

18’00 to 20’00 HS. Visit of the royal mailman. Square of Christmas.

Saturday, January 4th

18’00 HS. Animation: “fierce riding hood and the wolf of the lamp”. Christmas house

18’00 to 20’00 HS. Visit of the royal mailman. Square of Christmas.

Sunday, January 5th

The Three Kings parade 18.00

Departure from elche park. Tour: AV. Almond Trees, c / Mars, c / Venus, c / Ruzafa, c / Herrerías, PL. Dr. Fleming and PL. From SS. MM. Kings of Spain.

THE WEATHER

Please Note all these temperatures are taken in the SHADE as all Spanish weather forecasts are.

WINTER STARTS 21st

Temperature 13°C 55°F

Low Temperature 8°C 46°F

High Temperature 17°C 63°F

Sunshine Hours 7 hrs

Chance of Sunny Day 43 %

Rainfall 29mm

Rainfall days 9 days

Chance of Rain 20 %

Chance of Cloudy Day 15 %

Sea Temperature 16°C 61°F

Chance of Windy Day 17 %

Temperature 12°C 53°F

Low Temperature 7°C 44°

High Temperature 16°C 61°F

Sunshine Hours 7 hrs

Chance of Sunny Day 48%

Rainfall 21mm

Rainfall days 9 days

Chance of Rain 19 %

Chance of Cloudy Day 13 %

Sea Temperature 15°C 59°F

Chance of Windy Day 20 %

 

Christmas Menus

3B48 Kitchen

Will be asking for pre-orders around 18th December

Hotel Moli Boutique 

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Christmas Company Party menu

Its a Piece of Cake – La Cala

Bookings only
1 st dec till the 22 nd x

The Wooky Hollow 2 

7 Keys 

Christmas Dinner
The secret warm up
Choice of 3 starters
Main event
Christmas main course

Butter basted Turkey Crown
Brandy & Orange Gammon
Served with
Buttered Brussel sprouts
Minted Garden peas
Cabbage & bacon
Honey roasted carrots
Mashed & roasted potatoes
Pork sage & onion stuffing
Home made Yorkshire pudding
All with thick sexy gravy

After party desserts
Apple crumble with ice cream or custard
Brandy & baileys chocolate chip cookie dessert (my own creation not to be missed) 😜

Adults. 29.95
Children 14.95

Deposits 10.00 per person
Can be paid at the bar where you will be issued with a receipt or bank transfer, ping, PayPal.

Union Jack Sports Bar

Jamies Kitchen

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HOTEL MOLI BOUTIQUE

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THE CHURCH IRISH BAR

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ShowBoat

Turkey & Tinsel menú available from Friday 22nd November until xmas eve

Christmas Day Menus

Christmas Day Menu for 2019. We have 2 sittings 1pm or 4.30pm. The price is €49.95. We have the fantastic Kellie Venelli singing at 7.15. A 50% deposit will be required when making bookings. Please call to book on 966 812 387 – BOTH SITTINGS ARE FULLY BOOKED

GUSTO

NEW YEARS EVE EVENTS

The Plaza

Moli Boutique Hotel

Sinatras Premium

Showboat 

Entertainment with Chunkz, Kellie Venelli and Miss Stella Artois

GUSTO

 

 

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Jean Dormand
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Jean Dormand

I’m waiting until 6 weeks before Christmas then look on Tui late deals.x

Josh Smith
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Josh Smith

Hotels are best for new years I don’t have the gala meal though 7pm is too late for 7pm lol

Dennis Sinned
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Dennis Sinned

If you haven’t been there at that time of year just go. We have many times.

Amy Gilmour
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Amy Gilmour

Hey everyone for the party at the beach on New Year’s Eve, do you need tickets etc? Also recommendations for a nice dinner before? Coming for the first time with friends and family

Tracy Ann
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Hi Amy, no tickets are not required for the beach party on NYE, just turn up and follow the crowds, you will find some suggestions on this page for eating out and no doubt more information will be added x you will also find information on local restaurants here – https://www.benidormseriously.com/members/?business_type_18=Restaurant&um_search=1

Trish
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Trish

You don’t need ticket for the beach party bring a bottle of bubbly and plastic glasses to bring in the new year. All the pubs and restaurants are chock full. Brilliant atmosphere

Scott Dixon
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I thought I would share my blog which I wrote yesterday in respect of my Christmas in Benidorm, which I enjoyed immensely.

https://awriterinedinburgh.wordpress.com/christmas-in-benidorm

Phil Evans
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Brilliant write up. I truly enjoyed reading this. Well done and many thanks x

Jill Shail
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Thank you Phil. Much appreciated x

Julie Jordan-Roberts
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Julie Jordan-Roberts

Not there for new year but will be there for our first Xmas away from home

Brendan Madden
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Brendan Madden

We live in El Campello, 35 mins from Benidorm. We have friends visiting for New Years so we want to bring to Beni for a meal, drinks then beach party. Struggling to find transport back at about 2am for the 6 of us. I have tried all recommended on here (fully booked) and another who is quoting 180Euros + 10%VAT. Any suggestions please? TIA

Tracy Ann
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Unfortunately they will all be expensive and hard to get for that night, have you contacted Beniconnect etc also worth trying Radio Taxi as they may have some 7 seaters available?