Festivals on December

Go through the festivals that we show you in December, surely there is one that will surprise you.

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Magic Autumn in the Ambroz Valley

Magic Autumn in the Ambroz Valley

From 27th October to 3rd December
Hervás (Cáceres)
Floral
During the months of October and November the Magic Autumn is celebrated in the Ambroz Valley, a festival of national tourist interest that celebrates autumn in style in the north of the province of Cáceres.

1st December

Christmas in Madrid

Christmas in Madrid

From 1st December to 6th January
Madrid (Madrid)
Tradition
Explore charming markets full of surprises, marvel at the festive lights, skate in Plaza de Oriente, enjoy shows, and discover the Christmas essence in every corner.

5th December

Festivities of the Virgin in Yecla

Festivities of the Virgin in Yecla

From 5th December to 17th December
Yecla (Murcia)
Religious
The Fiestas de la Virgen in Yecla are an ancestral tradition that you cannot miss. Come and discover this beautiful festivity of the people of Yecla in honour of the Immaculate Conception.

6th December

Cervantine Days in Esquivias

Cervantine Days in Esquivias

From 6th December to 12th December
Esquivias (Toledo)
Representation
In Toledo it is a tradition to celebrate the wedding anniversary of its historical and illustrious neighbours, Don Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and his wife Catalina de Salazar y Palacios. We invite you to get to know and enjoy the Jornadas Cervantinas de Esquivias!

7th December

Fiesta de los Rehiletes in Aracena

Fiesta de los Rehiletes in Aracena

From 7th December to 7th December
Aracena (Huelva)
Tradition
Come and enjoy a splendid autumn night in Aracena. Every 7th of December the Fiesta de los Rehiletes is celebrated in Aracena, an ancient tradition with fire and magic, to the sound of the sizzling fireworks.
Festival of the Escobazos

Festival of the Escobazos

From 7th December to 8th December
Jarandilla de la Vera (Cáceres)
Battles
At the Festival of the Escobazos in Jarandilla, fire mixes with music in a hypnotic dance like a mantra. It will impress you!

9th December

Christmas Lights in Vigo

From 9th December to 15th January
Vigo (Pontevedra)
Tradition
The dazzling themed lighting event everyone has been eagerly anticipating, featuring thousands of lights, a tree over 40 meters tall, festive markets, ice rinks, monumental nativity scenes, and enchanting attractions. Let yourself be embraced by the Christmas warmth of Vigo.

10th December

Living Nativity Scene in Buitrago del Lozoya

Living Nativity Scene in Buitrago del Lozoya

From 10th December to 18th December
Buitrago del Lozoya (Madrid)
Representation
If you want to live Christmas in the flesh, come to the Buitrago del Lozoya Living Nativity Scene, with more than 40 biblical scenes represented by real people, an amazing Christmas experience!

12th December

Festival of the Rondels

Festival of the Rondels

12th December
Casarabonela (Málaga)
Religious
Let's get to know an oil tradition that has been celebrated for more than 300 years: the Fiesta de los Rondeles in Casarabonela, Malaga! You will enjoy a magical and unique experience, among fires and rondels.

14th December

University New Year's Eve in Salamanca

University New Year's Eve in Salamanca

14th December
Salamanca (Salamanca)
Tradition
The university community says goodbye to the year in advance in the Plaza Mayor of Salamanca, with the traditional jelly beans, enjoying concerts and continuing the party in the bars of the most literate city in Spain.

16th December

Living Nativity Scene of Arcos de la Frontera

Living Nativity Scene of Arcos de la Frontera

16th December
Arcos de la Frontera (Cádiz)
Representation
Another of the most awaited nativity scenes at Christmas time is the Living Nativity Scene of Arcos de la Frontera, where you will find artisans, bakers, goldsmiths, and even a real baby in the role of the baby Jesus.

Go through the festivals that we show you in December, surely there is one that will surprise you.

Upcoming festivals

The pilgrimage of the Virgen de las Viñas in Tomelloso

From 13th April to 21st April
Tomelloso (Ciudad Real)
The pilgrimage of the Virgen de las Viñas in Tomelloso
Discover the spectacular green carriages, a mix of tradition and modernity. Days of togetherness and brotherhood around the Virgin of the Vine, with good food, traditional games, skill competitions, and folk performances.

Day of the Light

From 17th April to 17th April
Arroyo de la Luz (Cáceres)
Arroyo de la Luz celebrates the Day of the Light every Easter Monday in honor of the Patron Saint. Enjoy the excitement of horse racing, music, and traditional food at the town's most important festivity. Declared a Regional Tourist Interest Festival since 1997.

Water Monday in Salamanca

17th April
Salamanca (Salamanca)
Come to Salamanca and celebrate the Lunes de Aguas! Enjoy a day in the countryside with friends and family while tasting the delicious hornazo, a typical dish of the festivity. Discover the history behind this tradition that dates back to the 16th century. Don't miss it!

Medieval Week in Montblanc

From 19th April to 28th April
Montblanc (Tarragona)
Medieval Week in Montblanc
Immerse yourself in the medieval era in the beautiful city of Montblanc. Enjoy exciting knight shows and medieval dances, taste delicious delicacies at the craft market, and marvel at the historical monuments.

Pilgrimage of the Holy Face

20th April
Alicante/Alacant (Alicante)
Discover the pilgrimage of the Holy Face in Alicante, a centuries-old tradition full of emotion and devotion. Experience this unique event and discover the history and culture of the city at the same time.

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