Christmas is a very special date, not only for children, but also for the rest of the family. In Benissa, Christmas is special, the atmosphere is unique.
If you are looking for a plan for Christmas, you are in the right town. At Christmas Benissa offers a varied programme such as the Christmas market, the Three Kings parade, or children's workshops.
The Christmas Market is held in the Rei Jaume I square, on the 21st of December. You can visit it during the morning or the afternoon, with many Christmas products, many of them handmade.
At this time we cannot forget the children, so there will be Christmas children's workshops for small children, a Christmas children's theatre, and of course, the Royal Ambassador will collect the letters for the Three Kings during two days, one day with a musical family performance (by the Colla de Xirimiters Pere Bigot) and the other one, with a big royal party (organized by Juniors MD).
Another traditional Christmas event is the exhibition of Nativity scenes. This exhibition is held at the Centre d’Art Taller Ivars and in the Church and it is a must if you come to Benissa at Christmas. In addition, as an innovation this year, there will be guided visits to see the scenes.
An important element in these days is music. In Benissa, different events related to this art take place: the Christmas concert by the Coral Benissenca and the Cor de la Rectoria, the charity Christmas carols by the CEIP Padre Melchor students of sixth year, a parade where the students of the Música y Dansa J. Santacreu will offer Christmas songs in the streets, the Christmas audition of the Xiquets de Sifasol and the carol festival in the Church of the Puríssima Xiqueta.
In addition, taking advantage of the Christmas holidays the Town Council organizes films for children and the whole family on weekends.
One of the funniest races is the Saint Sylvester, on the 29th of December. A race through the municipality of Benissa in which many runners take the opportunity to dress up, which gives it a festive atmosphere. If you are a fan of running we recommend that you do not miss this fun race.
On the 5th of January, their Majesties the Three Kings arrive at Benissa and make a parade from Sant Josep Street to the Town Hall. It is a magical moment, children come to see the Kings, an exciting moment that thrills children and (some) adults too.
Are you decided to live that special moment with us? You will not regret!