Saturday, January 22


Comes the December bridge, one of the dates marked in the calendar of many Alicante. And it is that the most fortunate (those who do not have to work on the 7th) will be able to enjoy five full days of vacation before the arrival of Christmas. Some will already have a getaway planned to enjoy their days off. Others still hope to find a last minute bargain to get out of the routine for a few days and disconnect. Others They will pass the Constitution bridge in the province of Alicante. For the latter we have compiled the best plans for the bridge December in Alicante.

Christmas plans for the December long weekend in Alicante

It already smells like Christmas and the streets of Alicante have been filled with lights, nativity scenes, markets and Christmas attractions for the little ones.

Tour a Christmas craft market

Federico Soto welcomes this traditional flea market in which you can buy all kinds of Christmas products made by hand. It opens from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the morning and from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the afternoon.

Visit Santa’s house

The little ones will have a great time seeing Santa Claus himself in their own home. The little ones of the house will be able to deliver their letters to Santa Klaus and the parents will enjoy seeing the happy faces of their offspring. Of course, you have to make an appointment on the website of the Alicante City Council. The little house of San Nicolás It is located in the Seneca square. After visiting Santa Claus, children will be able to enjoy a set of children’s attractions located in the same square and among which a giant slide.

The little ones will enjoy visiting Santa’s house in Alicante

Ice skating and jumping on a zip line in Alicante

This December bridge you can also ice skating in Alicante. The bullring will host from day 4 an ice rink, a zip line, a slot machine, inflatables and a town from the North Pole. An unforgettable plan for children and adults who will put their balance to the test on the ice.

Live “The Legend of Saint Nicholas”

The December 4 will be screened on the façade of the Co-Cathedral of San Nicolás “The Legend of Saint Nicholas”, in which it is told how Santa Klaus leaves his house in Alicante to bring toys to children from all over Europe.

Visit the Xixona Christmas fair

Xixona dresses up during the December bridge to celebrate its Christmas fair. From December 3 to 8 you can buy the best nougat and Christmas sweets, visit a nougat factory or tour the town on a Christmas train. Admission is free.

Image of the last edition of the Xixona Christmas Fair in 2019, which was visited by 95,000 people

Cultural plans for the Constitution Bridge in Alicante

If you want to take advantage of your free days to go to the cinema or the theater, you are in luck since the cultural programming for the December bridge it is quite varied.

See a musical at the Teatro Principal

If you like musicals, the Principal Theater of Alicante offers the play on Tuesday, December 7 Rapunzel. The session begins at 6:30 p.m. and is ideal to watch as a family. Ticket prices range from 10 to 15 euros.

Listen to live music at the Teatre Arniches

The Teatre Arniches hosts on Friday at 8:30 p.m. a concert by Quelat Lahoz. Tickets are on sale for 15 euros.

Enjoy the international puppet festival

Festivities It will be held in Las Cigarreras from December 3 and will have the participation of 360 groups from almost 50 countries. If you like puppets you cannot miss it. Tickets cost between 6 and 7 euros. MACA and Phynchon Bookstore will host free performances.

Image of a previous edition of the festival

Hiking trails for the bridge

If what you want this December bridge is to disconnect from everything, a great plan may be to make a hiking route. At first it seems that the weather is going to accompany it since no rains are expected for the holidays so go getting your hiking boots ready because you are going to need them.

The province of Alicante has a wide variety of routes to enjoy a day in the middle of nature. There are them for all tastes and of different difficulties. We are going to propose two. One very easy to walk with the whole family and another harder for the more daring.

Walking through the Font Roja

If you want to enjoy a day in the middle of nature during the bridge, we recommend that you make the moon hiking trail through Font Roja. The trees of the natural park offer incredible colors during these last days of autumn that make it an unforgettable experience. This route is very simple and can even be done by children, making it an ideal plan to do as a family during the long weekend.

Image of the Sanctuary of the Font Roja de Alcoy. Juani Ruz

Climb steps in the cathedral of hiking

The north of the province offers one of the most interesting hiking trails for the more experienced. Its about Hell’s Ravine, situated in The Laguar Valley. Its more than 6,000 steps and the unevenness it presents make it a route suitable only for the most prepared. You must be well equipped and with time since doing the entire route takes more than 15 kilometers.

Other plans for the December long weekend in the province of Alicante

Different municipalities in the province also offer interesting plans for these days.

Orxeta, for example, it will celebrate its Gastronomic Fair where in addition to food, you can enjoy tastings, theaters and take the opportunity to visit this beautiful town.

Other locations such as Benidorm will inaugurate its Christmas square where you can enjoy the ice rink, Christmas market and attractions for the little ones.

On Alcoy, The Glorieta Park will also host the Mercat de Nadal with 35 exhibitors from December 4 to 8.


Christmas lights in Alcoy: The city already boasts lighting
Juani Ruz

Elche It will start its Christmas on the 3rd with the lighting of the Christmas lights. It will be at 7:00 p.m. in the Plaza de Baix and will have the participation of the Escolanía del Misteri that will offer a concert of Christmas carols. The same Friday also opens the Christmas fair with a giant ferris wheel, bumper cars and an ice skating rink.

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