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Christmas in Huelva and province: the best plans for this Christmas season

Christmas is knocking on the door at AMA Residences Andalucía. Thanks to its location, its mild climate and its gastronomy, it is the ideal place to enjoy Christmas. 

Huelva offers more than 300 days of sunshine a year, which allows you to make the most of the days and enjoy outdoor activities even on these winter dates, since the average temperature in winter is 12°C.

In addition, its wide and varied gastronomy will satisfy your palate with flavors such as Iberian ham, roasted chestnuts, seasonal mushrooms or the excellent fish and seafood offered by the Atlantic Ocean.

Christmas in Huelva is much more and has many plans in which you can enjoy a unique experience that brings together culture and tradition.

Until January 6, more than 200 cultural, commercial and leisure activities will make Huelva one of the most Christmas-like cities in the area, along with all those offered by the municipalities of the province.

Activities in Huelva capital

Plaza de las Monjas and Plaza de la Constitución will be the highlights of the festivities, hosting the now famous Christmas markets. These have local craft stalls decorated for Christmas and a wide gastronomic offer with local products, some of them seasonal as “polvorones” or “pestiños”, along with the usual Christmas tapas and local wine. 

If you are a lover of nativity scenes, you can visit these representations from December 5 in the Patio Consistorial and Casa Colón, the latter set in the different churches of the city.

As for the cultural offerings, Huelva’s Gran Teatro and other cultural spaces will offer theatrical performances and concerts to show visitors the traditions of the city.

After its success last year, Huelva will once again have a mapping that mixes lights, music and 3D projections in the Plaza de la Merced for your enjoyment.

The little ones can also have fun this Christmas with an ice skating rink, located in the square of the old stadium, a tourist train with stops in Plaza Colón, the old stadium and Cabezas Rubias, or various craft workshops and Christmas decorations that will be located in the Estafeta de Correos, where they can also deposit their letters to Santa Claus or the Reyes Magos (Three Wise Men). 

After the arrival of the Reyes Magos by boat on January 4 at the Canoas pier, Christmas will close on January 5 with the traditional Cabalgata de Reyes (Royal Cavalcade), one of the most multitudinous events of the season in which the illusion of the little ones stands out above all else.

This parade takes place in most of the towns of the province but below we highlight the most relevant activities for this Christmas.

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Activities in the province of Huelva

Beas

Less than an hour away, the municipality of Beas will celebrate from December 1 the 53rd edition of its Living Nativity Scene with the slogan ‘Capital of Christmas’. This nativity scene recreates the Christmas story showing more than 30 biblical scenes thanks to the participation of local inhabitants, both young and adult. 

Higuera de la Sierra

Higuera de la Sierra has the oldest Epiphany parade in Andalusia and the second oldest in Spain. Located in the Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche, this municipality of just over 1,000 inhabitants receives on January 5 more than 30,000 people who come to enjoy a procession by truck dating from 1918 and representing scenes from the childhood of Jesus. This representation is carried out by the neighbors of this small town, which has since 2011 with the ‘Museo de la Cabalgata’ in honor of this event.

Ayamonte

Just 20 minutes from AMA you can experience one of the usual Christmas traditions of the area: the zambombas. Spread throughout the municipality, up to 11 zambombas will make you enjoy this show in the squares of Ayamonte, Isla Canela, Punta del Moral and Pozo del Camino

Villa Real de San Antonio

Crossing by ferry from Ayamonte we arrive at Vila Real de Santo Antonio where we can contemplate the biggest nativity scene in Portugal in what will be its 23rd edition.

The giant nativity scene occupies the entire exhibition area of the António Aleixo Cultural Center and has thousands of figures with evocative elements of the region such as the huts of Montegordo beach, the salt mines as well as local monuments.

Huelva and the towns of the neighbouring country will dress up in its best clothes during Christmas to offer you a unique experience that combines tradition, culture, gastronomy and outdoor activities thanks to its climate. If you need more information or help getting around, we at AMA Residences Andalucía will be happy to help you.