Posted: December 2, 2016

Are you thinking of spending your Christmas in Valencia? It is a city that offers a lot of possibilities during Christmas time. There are many typical destinations where you can breathe a Christmas atmosphere: Christmas in New York, in London, in Madrid… Despite this, Valencia is an equally pleasant destination to spend a Christmas break with your family and friends.

Ice skating

at Valancia's Town Square

The Christmas atmosphere in Valencia has gone up in the last years. If you like ice skating in a monumental rink, you have not to travel to Rockefeller Center and Central Park. The Town Hall square of Valencia is transformed into an authentic Christmas square with a great ice rink, a monumental Christmas tree and a giant carousel. And for the children there is a mini ice rink for their first steps on the ice. Everyone, adults and children can enjoy this pleasure.

Life-size Nativity

at the Queen Square - Plaza de la Reina

Another point that you have to visit during your Christmas in Valencia is Plaza de la Reina and the Cathedral area. Besides being the most monumental and historical area of the city, at the ‘Iron door’, next the Micalet Tower, there is a small market of Christmas crafts.

Moreover, it is not Christmas in Valencia without the Nativity. You will find all types of it: at La Plaza de la Reina you will find a life-size Nativity with another being located in the Cathedral. These are only two examples of the Nativity tradition which you will discover during your holiday in the capital of the Turia.

Christmas in Valencia is also synonymous with frenetic shopping. Colon Street, one of Valencia’s main commercial areas, is full of people. You can see all the fashion stores and their frenetic life. Next to Colon Street is the Colon market, in Jorge Juan Street. One of the most beautiful buildings of Valencia, the modernist jewel of the city. Do not miss it!

Christmas shopping

With Christmas carols and classical music

The Colon market is decked out to receive Christmas in Valencia. It celebrates classical music concerts and carol contests. You can also find a Christmas crafts market. And it is the ideal place to do a stop at one of its minimalist cafés and take a break surrounded by the best Christmas atmosphere of Valencia.

If you like shopping at more exclusive shops, you have to visit Poeta Querol street and the area surrounding the Marqués de Dos Aguas Palace. You can admire the Valencian Baroque buildings, and peruse the glamorous international shops that will excite you with their delightful products. If your pocket allows, you can even buy a precious memento.

One of the luxuries of Christmas in Valencia is that the weather is not too cold, so you  can take advantage and go by bike across the city and if you dare, go pedaling to El Saler or Albufera Natural Park to enjoy the enviable natural environment situated only a few miles outside the city. 

If you spend Christmas in Valencia with your family, visit the parts of the city you don’t go to the rest of the year, like the buildings of the Silk Road – the Lonja and the recently renovated Silk College- IVAM or the Museum of Fine Arts San Pio V. If you have children the best option is the Ocenografic or the Bioparc. And if you like cooking, use these free Christmas days to do a cooking course and learn how to cook authentic valencian paella.

You can find all these plans for your perfect Christmas in Valencia, and many more, with Valencia Guías. Enjoy guided tours of the contemporary Valencia with an expert guide, or make the most of a “tapas tour” through Valencia’s traditional bars. Don’t forget to visit our website and check all our cultural experiences on offer, to ensure you have the best Christmas in Valencia.