Christmas is, without a doubt, the most welcoming and familiar time of the year. Cities are full of lights and their streets are crowded with people and the warmth of Christmas. If you would like to make the most of your holidays this year, Cadiz is the city you cannot miss at Christmas. In this article we will give you the best pieces of advice to make your time in Cadiz the most enjoyable and we will show you the best Christmas plans to add to your to-do list.
During the month of December, Living Nativity Scenes are held in several cities of the province: groups of citizens gather to bring to life the scene of the birth of Jesus and in these exhibitions different passages of the Bible are represented. The combination of craftsmanship, decoration, work and enthusiasm that recreates this Christmas scene adds an unique and different atmosphere to these longed-for days with family and friends.
Who said that as an adult you can’t enjoy yourself like a child? In Chiclana you can visit the world of Playmobil thanks to the expo Click held every year during these dates. An adventure for the whole family in which people of all ages can enjoy this peculiar Christmas city in miniature.
At this important time of year, the long-awaited Christmas market is a must-visit in every city. In the case of Cadiz, you can visit this beautiful market located in the Plaza of San Antonio in search of pieces of craftwork typical of this holiday, decorations and plenty of sweets. Moreover, you cannot leave this Christmas market without trying the most typical sweets of the city: the bread of Cadiz, the “pestiños” and the “Alfajores of Medina”.
The city of Cadiz and its citizens do not rest when it comes to events: a series of performances for all audiences are held every Christmas in various theatres of the province. From musical shows such as “Toma Castaña: Christmas Eve in Cai” in the Gran Teatro Falla to the traditional Zambombá in the Villamarta Theatre (Jerez de la Frontera).
If you want to enjoy this show in the most traditional and popular way, the best option is to go for a walk on the streets of Jerez de la Frontera, land of origin of these Zambombas and place where you will be able to witness them first hand, exlcusive musical meetings of neighbours, families, friends and instruments.
On these dates, by just walking around the city, you can enjoy the picturesque decoration that covers the streets and facades of the buildings in Cadiz. In them, snowflakes, Christmas trees, angels, bells and giant balls of decoration are some of the symbols that make up the lighting that every year illuminates the nights of Cadiz during Christmas. Walk these streets hand in hand with your loved ones accompanied by the peculiar charm of the city and enjoy this great Christmas lighting.
If your stay in Cádiz lasts until the first days of the year, you can attend the Three Kings’ Parade held on the afternoon of January 5th. This parade composed of different floats decorated with a variety of themes goes out into the streets of Cadiz every year accompanied by music, dancing and many, many sweets! Without a doubt, the best way to welcome the expected arrival of the Three Kings on January 6th with the youngest members of the family.
There is no doubt that the province of Cadiz offers a great variety of events, shows, activities and experiences that will undoubtedly make you enjoy Christmas by the best Cadiz rhythm, unique and spectacular, hand in hand with your loved ones.
Moreover, to culminate your experience in the city, you can arrange guided tours that will help you learn about incredible landmarks such as the Cathedral and the Roman Theatre, the municipalities of the White Villages of Cadiz and, of course, they will bring you the opportunity to join an exclusive Free Tour Cadiz around the city.