The program of activities for Christmas 2018 – 2019 in Gijón, which has just been presented, includes classic attractions such as an ice rink or Christmas lighting around the city, but there are also markets and exhibitions.
In this article you can find all the fun events related to Christmas in Gijón, but don’t forget to have a look at our post on what to see in Gijón in December to check out the many musical and cultural activities, not necessarily Christmas, that are celebrated this month in Gijón.
From December 4 to January 7, being the ignition on December 4 at 18:30 h in the Plaza Mayor, enlivened from 18:00 hours by the “Coro Joven de Gijón” directed by Santi Novoa.
From 4 December to 7 January at Paseo de Begoña. Usual schedule 16.30 h to 21.30 h. Weekends and non-teaching days from 12:00 to 14:30 and from 16:30 to 22:00. Prices: ticket 2€ / Voucher 3 tickets 5€
From 4 December to 7 January, in the Parque del Tren de la Libertad (El Solarón). One of the largest ice rinks installed in Spain with more than 630 m2. It has a cafeteria service with covered access to the sled tent.
Opening hours: from 4 December to 7 January from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., 24 December from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., 25 December from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., 31 December from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 1 January from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Prices: 5€ per hour / 3€ per hour for school groups and groups by prior reservation on tel 984 85 05 00. Prices include skates / Use of gloves required (available at 1€)
Accommodation in Gijón
As one lives in Avilés, less than 30 minutes by car or bus from Gijón, I have had few opportunities to stay away from home, but I know these hotels of different budgets that may interest you as a base from which to explore Asturias or enjoy some of the events of October in Gijón: Hotel Abba Gijón, Hotel Silken Ciudad de Gijón, Hotel San Miguel.
Snow Mountain: Descent of pneumatic sleds
From 4 December to 7 January, in the Parque del Tren de la Libertad (El Solarón), from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Special opening hours: 24 December from 10 am to 7 pm, 25 December from 11 am to 10 pm, 31 December from 10 am to 8 pm and 1 January from 11 am to 10 pm.
Prices: Individual Sled: 4€ (3 descents), Double Sled: 6€ (3 descents)Combined prices (Ice Rink + Sledge): Ice Rink + Individual Sledge: 8€ (3 descents), Ice Rink + Double Air Sledge: 9€ (3 descents), For school program and groups, Ice Rink + Sledges 5€.
From 4 December to 7 January in the Parque del Tren de la Libertad (El Solarón) from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Special opening hours: 24 December from 10 am to 7 pm, 25 December from 11 am to 10 pm, 31 December from 10 am to 8 pm and 1 January from 11 am to 10 pm. A village where the little ones will enjoy discovering electric characters. Price: €2
Nativity Scenes Nativity Scene Association of Gijón
Monumental Bethlehem. 5 December to 6 January / Sala 1 CCAI – C/ Jovellanos, 21. Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. / Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 25 December and 1 and 6 January from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. / Closed 24 and 31 December.
More information: Nativity Scene Association of Gijón
Aquarium of Gijón
Arrival of L’ Anguleru 24 December at 12 h.
More information and reservations: Acuario de Gijón
Atlantic Botanical Garden
Municipal Monumental Nativity Scene from December 22nd to January 7th.
Visit the Botanical Garden at Christmas and enjoy its special Christmas lighting and the monumental nativity scene, with life-size figures distributed in numerous corners. You will also be able to participate in the various activities programmed for all audiences: workshops, guided tours, music, etc.
More information on the website of the Botanical Garden.
Christmas Concert of the Professional Conservatory of Music of Gijón December 18
New Year’s Concert, Spanish Philharmonic Orchestra 1 January / 20 h
More information on the website of Teatro Jovellanos.
Scenes for the Reciella
Festival of Scenic Arts in bable, oriented to the infantile public in the Center of Ancient Culture Institute, “Christmas songs pa neños and neñes” December 29/ 19 h. Free activities until full capacity is reached. Organised by: Reciella Family Association.
Rent a car with a discount of up to 15%:
Union of Merchants of the Principality of Asturias
Christmas Animation of Commercial Streets in La Calzada and El Natahoyo. Parque Fábrica de Loza and C/ Ateneo Obrero 20 y 23 de diciembre de 17 h a 20 h.
37 Christmas Showcase Competition From 6 to 31 December. The shop windows of all the districts of Gijón are dressed for Christmas.
Shopping and Skating. December The Union of Merchants gives away tickets for the “Ice Rink”, with the purchases made in the shops adhered to the promotion.
More information on the website of the Union of Merchants of the Principality of Asturias.
Gaitas and Christmas Songs
“Aguilandos y Cancios de Navidá” 28 December / 19 h / Plaza Mayor. With the people of Xixón and the Torner Society and the collaboration of Ars Senatorum, the Amaranta Solidarity Foundation and the direction of Carlos José Martínez Fernández.
New Year’s Eve Party in the Plaza Mayor
December 31, from 23:00 h, welcome to 2020 in the main square of the city, with the traditional bells and good music.
MeNaX Xixón Christmas Market / Paseo de Begoña1 December (opening 18 h), to 7 January from 10.30 h to 14 h and from 17 h to 22 h.24 and 31 December, from 10.30 h to 18.30 h.25 December and 1 January, from 18 h to 22 h.
XXVI National Crafts Fair “ArteGijón Navidad 2019″/ Plaza del 6 de AgostoFrom 14 December to 5 January / From 11 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Polifónica Gijonesa Anselmo Solar, 25 December / Iglesia de San José 20h / Free admission until full capacity.
Cultural Agenda for Christmas
“Weaving star, winter tales.” Children’s workshop 26 and 27 December and 2 and 3 January / 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. / Nicanor Piñole Museum. More information and reservations on the website of the network of Museums of Gijón.
The Great Circus of Christmas 2, 3 and 4 January / 17.30 h, in the Teatro de la Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura. More information and entries on the Metropoli Gijón website.
Christmas Campus 26 to 28 December and 2 to 4 January / 9 to 14 h. More information at the Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura website.
Three Kings Day: Procession and speech by Their Majesties
Arrival of Prince Aliatar and Their Majesties at 11 a.m. at the Sports Port of Gijón
Three Kings Cavalcade, at 18:00 Tour: Montevil School – Severo Ochoa School, C/ Río Eo,C/ Pintor Manuel Medina, Carretera Carbonera, Avda. Schultz, Avda. Manuel Llaneza, C/ 17 de agosto, Avenida de la Costa, C/ San Bernardo, Plaza del Instituto, C/ Jovellanos, C/ Moros, C/ Munuza, Plaza del Carmen, C/ Felipe Menéndez, C/ Marqués de San Esteban and Jardines de la Reina.
Speech of the Magi. Once the Cavalcade is over, Their Majesties Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar will go to the people of Gijón gathered in the Plaza Mayor, from the balcony of the Town Hall.
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