So, your flights are booked and Christmas in Spain is just around the corner. If you have not already done so then now is the time to book your all-inclusive car hire at Alicante airport as time is running out. Remember that when you book a car hire at Alicante airport with Drivalia and choose our Ultimate package you get a truly all-inclusive car hire with our famous full to full fuel option, complete insurance with no excess and no deposit and of course the price you see is all you pay. Debit card car hire at Alicante airport is also possible with Drivalia if you choose our Ultimate rate.
So, now you have made all of your plans let´s take a look at some of the things that the Ayuntamiento de Alicante (town hall) are talking about this year. This may not be the North Pole but visitors to Alicante this Christmas can still get into the Christmas spirit with Ice Skating, Tabogoning and of course a trip to Santa´s grotto!
Christmas Craft Market
This market will have a host of goddies for sale including figurines for nativity displays and of course as with all Christmas markets the atmosphere is going to be very festive. You can find this attraction on Avenida de Federico Soto which is the main road from the marina to Plaza Luveros and it will be open everyday through December except Christmas day and New Years day between 10am and 3pm and then again from 5pm until 11pm.
Christmas Nativity Market
There will be some 50 craft stalls in the Plaza de Gabriel Miró from the 18th to the 21st December. These will be accompanied by live music, activities and games for the children, a living nativity complete with some of the animals that Mary and Joseph shared the stable with. Runs from Friday 18th – Monday 21st 11:00-14:30 and 17:00-21:00
Spain, like many countries takes great pride in the nativity scenes and you can find the main one in Alicante in the Plaza de Calvo from the 4th December until the 6th January.
Casa de Santa Claus
Christmas just wouldn´t be Christmas without a visit to see Santa Claus (or Papa Noel as he is known in Spain). You can visit the house of Santa Claus in the Parque de la Ereta (the park just below the Castle) where it will snow everyday! There are activities and games children (charged for by time), music and of course the opportunity to see Father Christmas (free). This will be open:
December, 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th: 16:00-20:00
December, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, & 23rd: 12:00-20:00
December 24th: 10:00-14:00
Ice Skating – Yes, Ice!
This is something that has become a real hit in Alicante. The temporary 390m2 ice skating rink is located in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento from the 3rd December to the 6th January. Everyday 3rd December - 6th January 10:00-14:00 & 16:00-22:00
The temporary 35 meter long Toboggan Run is located in the Plaza de la Montaneta from the 3rd December to the 6th January. Everyday 3rd December - 6th January 10:00-14:00 & 16:00-22:00
New Years Eve
The Plaza del Ayuntamiento is where to go for the big party on New Years Eve and in true Spanish style it´s sure to be a great night. Don´t forget the Spanish tradition of wearing red underwear and get practicing your grape-eating skills as here in Spain you have to eat 12... one for every chime of the clock at midnight!
There are sure to be lots of great things to do all over Spain and so having a car hire gives you the freedom to really explore the entire area.
Spain, and it´s renound party atmosphere is a great place to enjoy the festivities and of course if you are coming to Alicante and need a car then all-inclusive honest and transparent car hire at Alicante airport from Drivalia not only gives you a great deal but complete peace of mind.