Christmas in Alicante is a very special time. The city is wrapped in a festive atmosphere and the streets are filled with people. The shops are busy with customers at this time, and the restaurants, pubs and leisure areas are more active these days. Therefore, the capital of the Costa Blanca is one of the best destinations to spend Christmas. Come and stay with us in Be Alicante and enjoy the best holidays of the year. Take note of all the plans to spend Christmas in Alicante.
- Night life and restaurants
The restaurants, bars and nightclubs of the city center have a super special atmosphere at Christmas. It is a tradition for the people of Alicante to celebrate the Christmas holidays with friends, family and colleagues with a lunch or dinner in the center. Then, it’s time to go out and enjoy the many music bars that you have in the downtown area. Castaños, the Barrio (old town), the Port … All of them very close to your accommodation in Be Alicante, so you do not have to take the car or move too far away.
- Christmas Market
At this time of the year, another of the best plans to spend Christmas in Alicante is to visit the Christmas Market in Paseo de Federico Soto, in the heart of the city. It is a craft market, with small stands along the promenade, full of many products and articles. It is perfect to do your Christmas shopping. It is also a very nice area to take a walk and enjoy the festive atmosphere in the city. The Christmas Market opens from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm, until January 5, 2018.
- Museum of Nativity Scenes
Another activity to spend Christmas in Alicante is to visit the Nativity Scene Museum. It is located in a traditional house in the historic center of the city (Calle San Agustín nº 3), just a few minutes walk from Be Alicante. You can see a permanent exhibition of the best national and international nativity scenes. The recreations are true works of art. The museum opens on Monday afternoons (from 5 pm to 8 pm), from Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm, and on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm.
- Christmas with kids
And if you come to Alicante with children, there are a lot of activities scheduled during this Christmas to have a great time. In the Park of Ereta you can visit the Santa Claus House. If you stay with us in Be Alicante, you have it very close, a few minutes walk. It is a recreation of the house of Santa Claus in which children can give him their letters in person. It opens its doors on December 6, and you can check the schedules on this link. Another of the plans that you can make with children to spend Christmas in Alicante is to visit the ice rink and the sledge descent mountain. Just one minute away from your rooms in Be Alicante, right at the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, you will find a fantastic ice rink for skating. And in the Plaza de la Montañeta, also in the center of the city, you can visit the giant mountain with descent of sledges. The kids will have a great time skating and sledding in the streets of Alicante.
- Christmas ‘Mascletás’
Have you ever wondered howis it like to live the famous ‘mascleta’? Well this Christmas you will have the opportunity to know. One of the best plans to spend Christmas in Alicante is to witness live the two mascletás of winter programmed in the mythical Plaza de los Luceros, very close to your accommodations in Be Alicante. It will be December 30 and 31 at 2:00 p.m. It is an experience that you can not miss and that will leave you with speechless.
- New Year’s Eve Party at City Hall
And to bid farewell to 2017 and to welcome 2018, there is a big party ready at the Town Hall Square. At 11 pm on the 31st, hundreds of people from Alicante gather at the gates of the town hall to pick up their grapes and at 12:00 we all share the traditional countdown of the twelve strikes of the bell. Afterwards, there will be a big party in the streets with musical entertainment until late in the morning. It is one of the most anticipated plans to spend Christmas in Alicante by all people from the city and also tourists.