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Thursday 13th December 2012

javeamigos.com | JAVEA: CHRISTMAS

Jávea has ready to immerse itself into the Christmas spirit thanks to a varied programme of events prepared by the town hall's Culture and Fiestas department in conjunction with the trade association of Xàbia Histórica.

The first date in the festive calender is the special session of Christmas storytelling for children this Friday 14th December at 6pm inside the town's public library in Calle Major. At 8pm on the same day there will be a special Christmas concert at the port chuch given by the various musical associations of Jávea, including the Centro Artístico Musical, el Grup Polifónic Ars Nova and el Orfeón de Xàbia.

On Saturday 15th December, the Grup de Danses Portitxol and la Rondalla will be offering a more traditional performance at 8pm at the Convento de la Agustines in Placeta del Convent whilst back down in the port church at 9pm there wll be a benefit concert by Montgó Chorale in aid of Cáritas.

On the evening of Friday 21st December, the senior citizen association Amanacer and the Colla Xirimitab's will be roaming through the streets of the old town offering carols and traditional Christmas music to entertain shoppers and diners as they enjoy the colourful lights and festive atmosphere.

On Saturday 22nd December, there will be activities dedicted to children and the Xàbia Histórica association will be offering giant inflatables and games in the Placeta del Convent from 10am - 1pm and then 5pm - 8pm. During the afternoon, Father Christmas will visit the Plaça del Baix to collect letters from the children whilst later in the evening there will be a special Christmas concert inside the old fortress church of San Bartolomé in the centre of town where the town's band will accompany the Polifònic Ars Nova and the Orfeón de Xàbia in a series of traditional and modern festive songs. On the morning of the following day - Sunday 23rd December - there will be the special Christmas Carrera Popular Ciclista del Pavo which is a special fun ride for cyclists, many in fancy dress, which begins from the Placeta del Concent at 10am.

In Christmas week itself, the popular "Shopping Night" returns in the centre of the old town, an evening of tapas and a festive atmosphere roaming the streets with shopping until midnight in many of the shops of the historic centre. And then on New Year's Eve, the trade association is leading an initiative to welcome 2013 as a community in the church square where residents can welcome the new year together listening to the chimes ringing from the church tower. And the first 200 residents will be offered grapes and cava to help them observe the change of year.

The festive programme will come to an end of the evening of Saturday 5th January will the arrival of the Reyes Magos to the delight of the town's youngsters. The kings will arrive in the port by boat at about 5pm and take part in a special parade through the town.

The Xàbia Histórica trade association has launched a promotional competition called "Las 11 pagas extra de Xàbia Histórica" which offeres 1,500 euros in prize-money to all customers to purchase from participating partners during the festive period. The top prize of a 500€ voucher will be complemented by 10 vouchers of 100 euros each which will be redeemable in businesses across the town and the draw will take place on Tuesday 8th January inside the Mercat Municipal.

For more information on what's happening across Jávea during Christmas and throughout the year, see our What's On Guide by clicking here.

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