Christmas is in a couple of weeks and a week later New Year’s Eve! If you are in Valencia with these festive days you will probably have no white Christmas.
But like in every other country you will find the Christmas atmosphere, especially on plaza Ayunamiento. This plaza has a big Christmas tree and many lights. Actually through the whole city you will find beautiful lightning and little markets. The snack for this period is the roasted chestnuts, highly recommended and worth trying! Don´t worry you will find a chestnuts stand on every corner through the city. Another scene that you will find a lot in Valencia during these days are Belénes, Christmas scenes.
You might think what is typically done in Spain during Christmas? On Christmas night it is for the Spaniards tradition to eat with family at home. For the people that are here on a trip/vacation don´t worry there are many restaurants open with special menu´s during these days.
New Year´s Eve
In several bars/disco´s big parties are organized. Keep in mind that in many disco´s the party starts after midnight. Don´t forget to be on time to check where the parties are and to buy (eventual) tickets!
A tradition here is at New Years Eve at 00:00 to eat a grape at every stroke (12 strokes). Apparently this will bring you luck, but don´t underestimate it, it can be hard! 😉
There are several restaurants that will offer a special menu called ´Nochevieja´. It is smart to make a reservation on time.
If you come for the firework to Valencia it will be a disappointed. The Valencians love firework during the whole year they do it except for new year´s eve. Almost nothing will go in to the air. You can better come for a spectacular firework during the las Fallas!
If you are here during these festive days, we hope that you will have a great time! As last of course we already wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year!
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