Christmas FestivalsDecember

December is the month with Christmas atmosphere. In El Poble Nou de Benitatxell Christmas acts begin with the initiation of the tree at the Church Square and the nativity scene, at Market Square, December 8. Until the day of the Kings, 6th January, the members of the Kings Comission are the hosts and organizers of some of these endearing acts.

The main acts are celebrated in the evening of December 24, with a visit from Santa Claus before the beginning of the distribution of gifts; on January 5 the cabalgate held by the Magi is performed, and on January 6 Christmas celebrations close with the participation of Melchior, Gaspar and Balthazar in the mass of the Epiphany and “l’estrena al xiquet? (the Christmas bonus to the child).

The Christmas market also is a big event of the Christmas period. Merchants, artisans and local associations expose their typical products, gastronomic, commercial, gift, etc., making it to the main trade fair of the year.

In the course of the market, children and adults await the “Burreta de Nadal? (Christmas donkey). The animal with the saddlebags loaded goes through the street so that each participant can take out a card on which wishes can be submitted to the three kings.

Check out Christmas program in the annual diary or in Tourist office.