It’s one of the most magical times of the year: Christmas. Many people visit the city drawn by the show of Christmas lights and the many leisure activities. A large number of tourists also visit Seville at this time of year to explore the Andalusian capital and make the most of the Winter sun. But which are the best activities for the holidays? Here are 5 fun family-friendly things to see and do:
1. Nativity tour (Belenes): this Spanish tradition of creating nativity scenes at Christmas means there is no shortage of recreations of the ancient story. The city centre hosts a variety of nativities which you can visit, some are quite vast and impressive. Find them at Casa Fabiola and Hospital de la Caridad, the traditional nativity at Fundación CajaSol or the one displayed by the Hermandad del Rocío in the Plaza del Salvador, among others. Why not end the evening with some churros and hot chocolate afterwards?
2. Marine Parade: the Seville Aquarium is organizing a special light parade on the 28th and 29th of December along the main street, San Fernando and Avenida de la Constitución. Many marine animals full of lights will bring the streets to life.
3. Christmas craft market: once again this lovely market returns to Plaza Nueva. Do some last minute Christmas shopping with these unique handmade items. Drop by from December 17th. Nearby you will also find the Nativity market (Feria del Belén) next to the Cathedral, where you can buy figurines for creating your own nativity.
4. Lightshow in Santa Clara: in the refectory of this monastery you’ll find this small light show with a Christmas and foodie theme. It begins on the 21st of December and there are 6 passes a day, 60 people per pass. A chance to visit the Santa Clara monastery and enjoy this audio-visual show.
5. Christmas lights and 10 metre angels: the city would not look the same without all the Christmas lights that fill the streets with colour at this time of year. Take a stroll down the highstreet to see all the bright figures. The best place is always along the Avenida de la Constitución and San Francisco Plaza, where you’ll find a large Christmas tree and 10 metre tall angels that light up in time to music.
Don’t miss the chance to visit Sevilla at Christmas. It’s a wonderful time to explore the city and, why not add an equally wonderful stay at a luxury hotel in Seville?