The year has many important festivities, in this case, we would like to talk about Christmas, time for family gatherings, meals, gifts, travel, etc. Finding a place where we can all stay together is a little difficult so we offer you an ideal place, this is Cordoba.
We offer you a range of activities in which you can enjoy the magic of Christmas. Below, we will give you some ideas where you will choose Cordoba as your destination.
Christmas starts in Cordoba at the beginning of December with the traditional lighting of lights and the Christmas proclamation. Where you can enjoy musical light shows, activities or contests that you can watch until January 5 which ends the festivities with the Three Wise Men parade.
As we have mentioned, Cordoba has various events that you should not miss. Some of them are very recent and not so traditional, but there are various passes at 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm, 9.30pm, where you can enjoy carols in all languages.
If you are a fan of traditional Spanish Christmas, we recommend you to visit the Municipal Nativity scene, where every year it is in a different location, although it is located in the centre of the city. The City Council of Cordoba, overseeing putting it up, brings Christmas close to some of the most important monuments of the city.
These celebrations are always the favourite ones of children of the house since, besides being the protagonists, they are the ones who enjoy the holidays full of enjoyment and illusion. For this reason, during the Christmas season, Cordoba offers a variety of children’s shows. Which are held in the Plaza de las Tendillas, such as: puppets, children’s games, circuses or parades with dolls and costumes.
Cordoba is synonymous with tradition so, as well as enjoying the lights, the parades, or the nativity scene, you can enjoy the music. Walking through the central streets you will find many Christmas choirs that will give a complete atmosphere to your stay in Cordoba.
You can find these choirs at any time of the day, especially on weekends when the people of Cordoba take the opportunity to do their Christmas shopping. In addition, we offer you a guided tour of Medina Azahara with the best tourist guides with whom you will meet and learn about the history.
We must add that there are parades of bell ringers and zambombas of the Subbética, in which you can enjoy large groups of people singing and playing to the rhythm of the tambourine and a traditional instrument such as the zambomba.
You may wonder what is so magical about Christmas in Cordoba, apart from what has already been said. Well, we must tell you that Cordoba also has a Christmas market which you can find in the middle of the Plaza de las Tendillas, which is where all the magic takes place.
The Christmas market offers you a variety of traditional Christmas souvenirs and craft items. For example, figurines for the nativity scene, as well as a gastronomic assortment of cheese, sausages, or traditional desserts.
Adding to this, there is also a street market in Paseo de la Victoria, where you can find other types of articles, such as clothes, toys, sweets, accessories…
You will recognize Cordoba by the Festival of Cordovan Patios which takes place in May every year. We have good news for you, during the Christmas festivities, the patios are opened for you to visit. You can do this with our guides who will help you get to know Guided Tours of the Patios of Cordoba better. At the same time, you will be able to see the charms of each one of them, in addition to the wonderful decoration.
The choirs can be found at any location in the courtyards. You will enjoy their lives singing as you enter one day as a Cordovan.
Knowing that at Christmas it is a pleasure to taste traditional sweets. We invite you to try the different Christmas sweets that can be found in the patios. These are part of the Christmas competition organised by Cordoba City Council at Christmas time.