Christmas is here, and Spain’s cities are dressed up in their finery to offer unforgettable experiences. We explore the most bewitching activities you can enjoy in your city this festive season. You’ll also learn how to make the most of these offerings from the comfort of your own home in Testa’s properties.

Madrid: lights and street markets in the capital

From: https://www.esmadrid.com/agenda/iluminacion-navidena

  • Christmas markets: Madrid lights up with markets that radiate a unique charm. The Plaza Mayor Market and the Plaza España Fair are not to be missed. Find handmade gifts, enjoy Christmas delicacies and revel in the festive atmosphere.
  • Colón Ice Rink: The Colón Ice Rink, in the heart of Madrid, is a magical place. Glide across the ice while admiring the city’s iconic architecture. It’s an experience you’ll want to share with family and friends.
  • Christmas shows at the Teatro Real: The Teatro Real puts on world-class Christmas shows. From classical ballets to festive concerts, immerse yourself in the culture and magic of the season.

Barcelona: creativity and tradition in the Catalan capital

From: https://www.sport.es/es/noticias/actualidad/luces-navidad-barcelona-2023-92717036

  • Santa Llúcia Fair: The Santa Llúcia Fair in front of Barcelona Cathedral is a centuries-old tradition. Discover unique Christmas decorations and local crafts, and find activities for all the family.
  • Ice skating in Plaza Catalunya: Enjoy the thrill of ice skating in Plaza Catalunya. Surrounded by sparkling lights and Modernista architecture, it’s an ideal way to experience Christmas in Barcelona.
  • Paseo de Gracia lights: Stroll along Paseo de Gracia and marvel at the Christmas lights adorning the designer shops and Modernista buildings. It’s a unique showcase, combining style with festive spirit.

Seville: Tradition and Andalusian warmth

From: https://losviajesdeclaudia.com/espana/sevilla/planes-navidad-2023-iluminacion-belenes/

  • Christmas in Plaza Nueva: Plaza Nueva is transformed into a Christmas card scene, with twinkling lights and a skating rink. Enjoy live music and delicious Andalusian cuisine.
  • Giant Nativity Scene at the Town Hall: Seville’s Town Hall presents a giant nativity scene that enthrals visitors of all ages. Explore the wealth of Andalusian Christmas tradition in this unique exhibition.
  • Open-air Christmas cinema: Andalusian warmth extends to outdoor events. Enjoy Christmas films projected under the stars in parks and squares.

Almeria: Christmas on the Mediterranean coast

From: https://cadenaser.com/emisora/2019/12/05/ser_almeria/1575533932_236906.html

  • Christmas Market on the Rambla: Stroll along the Rambla and discover the Christmas Market in Almeria. Local crafts, gastronomic products and activities for children combine to create an unforgettable festive atmosphere.
  • New Year’s Eve at San Miguel Beach: Almeria offers a unique way to see in the New Year: celebrate at San Miguel Beach. Enjoy live music, fireworks and the sound of the Mediterranean.
  • Nativity Scene Route in the Old Town: Explore the old town of Almeria on a nativity scene route that showcases the creativity and devotion of the local community.

Valladolid: Castilian elegance and tradition

From: https://www.lavozdemedinadigital.com/wordpress/2023/11/valladolid-se-ilumina-descubre-los-horarios-de-los-espectaculos-de-luces-de-navidad/#google_vignette

  • Christmas concerts in the Cathedral: Valladolid holds Christmas concerts in its impressive cathedral. Enjoy classical music in this majestic setting.
  • Nativity Scene Fair in the Plaza Mayor: The Plaza Mayor comes alive with the Nativity Scene Fair, where you’ll find figures and decorations to make your own nativity scene.
  • Three Kings Parade: Valladolid celebrates the arrival of the Magi with a spectacular parade through the main streets of the city.

How to make the most of these festive offerings from your Testa home

 These activities are incredible, but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t also enjoy the magic of Christmas from the comfort of your own home. In a Testa home you can create your own Christmas atmosphere with elegant decorations, warm lights and special family moments.

This year, the magic of Christmas is everywhere, from the bustling city streets to the comfort of your home in Testa. Happy Holidays!




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