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Christmas in Spain with the family #christmasinspain

Christmas is a magical time for both adults and children. It's probably one of the most special times of the year to go on a family trip. As Christmas is a time for giving, why not give your family the best gift – a trip to Spain? The children will have a great time if you take them to see the traditional Three Kings Parade on 5 January, or if you treat them to a delicious "roscón" (Epiphany cake) which has a surprise inside. Here are a few ideas to help you make the most of this time. You'll have lots of fun! We also invite you to share your experience on social media with the hashtag #ChristmasinSpain  

  • Three Kings Parade in Madrid

    The Christmas holidays in Spain last until 6 January. This gives you plenty of time to enjoy Spain with your family! Just click here to see our suggestions.

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  • Christmas market in the Plaza Mayor in Madrid

    28 December in Spain is like April Fool's Day – you're allow to play pranks, and people buy funny objects. Don't be surprised if you see someone with a white paper figure on their back. You're sure to have fun!

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  • A traditional nativity scene

    They are small scenes that represent the birth of Jesus, and there are many kinds: traditional, living, life-size, etc. You'll probably want to spend ages admiring these veritable works of art.

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  • Shop window

    There are lots of Christmas markets this time of year in Spain, like the famous one in Plaza Mayor Square in Madrid. Let yourself be captivated by the lights!

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  • New Year's Eve in Spain

    Typical New Year´s Eve celebration

    If you want to get the year off to a good start, in Spain you have to eat twelve grapes in time with the striking of the clock at midnight on 31 December. Apparently they are "lucky" grapes!

  • Roscón de Reyes (Epiphany Cake)

    Christmas sweets and pastries are delicious! Enough to make your mouth water. You mustn't leave without trying "roscón", marzipan and "turrón".

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  • Turrón Museum

    Why not visit a "turrón" museum? The most famous one is probably the one in Jijona (in Alicante, on the Mediterranean coast). The best thing about it is that visitors can sample the "turrón" at the end!

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  • The Three Kings Parade in Fuerteventura

    There are three kings: Melchior, Gaspar and Balthasar. After the spectacular parade on 5 January in the evening, they are in charge of bringing presents to the children. But only if they've been good, of course!

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  • Three Kings Parade in Alcoy

    This event has been celebrated since 1885 and is the oldest Three Kings parade in Spain. Another great excuse to travel to Alicante with the little ones!

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  • Port Aventura

    There are many theme parks and zoos that have special events during the holidays, and even workshops and camps. Take a look at our selection of theme parks, and visit their websites to find out what's on this Christmas.

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  • Sightseeing buses in Spain

    Sightseeing bus in Zaragoza

    We suggest taking a look at the routes, timetables and prices of some of the sightseeing buses in several Spanish towns. Many of them offer special Christmas tours.

  • Pages of a calendar

    Take a look at our calendar of events to see if there are any children's activities this season. Do you fancy going to a musical together, for example?

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  • Sierra Nevada Ski Resort

    As it's winter, we have to suggest skiing. Here you'll find a list of the main ski resorts in Spain. Many of them offer free ski passes for minors, crèche, restaurants for all the family, etc.

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