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Visiting Seville at Christmas

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The city of Seville, bathed by the warm Andalusian sun for much of the year, is transformed during the Christmas season into a dazzling setting full of lights, joy and deep-rooted traditions that you should not miss. From Visitanddo.com we leave you more information about the streets of Seville that come alive with exquisite lighting that adorns emblematic squares such as the Alameda de Hércules and the Avenida de la Constitución, creating a magical atmosphere that invites locals and visitors to immerse themselves in the festive essence.

New from Seville at Christmas 2023

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When will the Christmas Lights 2023 be switched on in Seville?

Christmas lights in Seville to be switched on 2 December 2023a few days before the long weekend of the Immaculate Conception.

There will be 287 streets spread across the city's 11 districts that will be lit up from the beginning of December until 6 January. The Christmas lights switch-on will include a total of 91 illuminated streets.

The Seville Nativity Scene Fair, which forms part of the Christmas festivities, will be held until 23 December from 10:30 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 21:00.

    What time does the Christmas Lights 2023 show start in Seville?

    The impressive audiovisual shows will change their setting to the banks of the river, specifically in the area near the Triana bridge. Each day, screenings will take place at 20:00, 21:00 and 22:00, providing a visual delight for locals and visitors alike.

    Music and light shows in Seville

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    The emblematic Puerta de Jerez will house a majestic Christmas tree, while, in a delightful novelty, the three main bridges, Triana, San Telmo and Los Remedioswill be illuminated for the first time, adding to the festive magic that envelops the city.

    Experience Christmas in a unique way in Seville through audiovisual shows that transform the iconic buildings of the city's historic centre through large-scale projections, the famous "Video-Mapping.

    In the year 2023, Navigalia presents a fascinating audiovisual show on the riverbank near the Triana Bridge.

    In addition, you will be able to enjoy breathtaking illuminated treesThe city's main street, illuminated parades on the Avenida de la Constitución and a variety of street performances in emblematic places of the city.

    Discover the majestic Christmas trees in Puerta Jerez, Plaza de Cuba, Santa Justa Station, Rotonda de Torreblanca, Glorieta Párroco Gabriel Ramos Chávez, Glorieta Presos de los Melinares and Emilio Lemos.

    Live performances during Christmas in Seville

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    San Francisco Square will become the main stage for the celebration, offering performances by choirs, bell ringers and various cultural proposals. This space will be filled with music, traditions and entertainment, creating a festive and welcoming atmosphere for those who will immerse themselves in the Christmas celebration.

    Route of the Nativity Scenes in Seville

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    One of the most characteristic elements of Christmas in Seville is the nativity scene. From the majesty of Seville Cathedral to the most picturesque corners of the city, the nativity scenes stand as true works of art depicting the story of the birth of Jesus. The tradition of setting up nativity scenes is a practice that unites families and communities, and is a must for those who wish to appreciate local craftsmanship and cultural devotion.

    You can also explore the Nativity Fairwhich will be open from Saturday 5 November until Friday 23 December. This fair, the most important in Spain, is located near the Archivo de Indias and the Cathedral. Here you can find traditional portals, figures, a variety of accessories, books, sweets and much more. It is an excellent opportunity to acquire a souvenir to enrich the decoration of the nativity scene in your home.

    Christmas Market 2023 in Seville

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    Christmas markets, such as the Arenal Market and the Craft Market in the Plaza Nueva.offer a unique shopping experience. Here, visitors can find handcrafted gifts, festive decorations and a wide variety of local products that highlight the region's rich gastronomy. From delicious turrones to exquisite polvorones, or the famous mantecaos de Estepa, the markets are an opportunity to delight the palate with the characteristic flavours of Christmas in Seville.

    Christmas markets which are usually set up in places such as the Muelle de las Delicias, Prado de San Sebastián, Zoco Parque de María Luisa (on 17 and 18 December), the Alameda, Plaza de la Encarnación (known as Las Setas), Calle Luis de Morales in Nervión, and in the vicinity of the Palacio de Congresos in Seville East. These markets offer a variety of products, with special emphasis on food and craft items.

    Other activities to enjoy Seville Christmas

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    In the Alameda de HérculesIn the vicinity of the flea market, you will find a variety of attractions to enjoy.

    The Mushroomsknown as the Christmas Theme Park, are home to the enchanting Lapland Villagewhere an authentic Father Christmas hut stands out. In addition, it has an impressive ice rink, areas dedicated to workshops and activities, a lively flea market, and other exciting attractions.

    Christmas activities for children in Seville

    In addition to the aforementioned activities offered in the city centre of Seville, the little ones have different places where they can enjoy themselves such as:

    Sevilla On Ice

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    A Christmas Theme Park, more commonly known as a Sevilla On Iceis located in the Muelle de las Delicias, on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, close to the emblematic Torre del Oro. This park offers the largest indoor ice rink in Spain, a Christmas Circus with an original big top, a Concert Hall, and more.

    In addition, there is an amusement park with Tio Vivo, Father Christmas' house and colourful prams. All these elements converge in the Plaza de la Navidad, another space specially designed for children called Baby-Radio. Right next door, you can explore the activities of the Seville Aquarium.

    The Three Wise Men's Parade in Seville

    The arrival of the Three Wise Men on 5 January is a highlight. The Cabalgata de Reyes, a colourful and joyful parade, runs through the streets of Seville, thrilling young and old alike. The Three Wise Men throw sweets and gifts, creating a unique festive atmosphere that unites the community in the celebration of this special date.

    Excursions to Seville from Malaga

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    If you have little time to visit the city of Seville and you are in Malaga, you can take advantage of the day trip to see the decorations and the Christmas atmosphere during the day in Seville:

    If you are more of a traveller, don't miss the opportunity to discover new places with different activities and excursions from Malaga:

    Christmas in Seville is an experience like no other. The city is decked out in sparkling lights, deep-rooted traditions and a festive atmosphere that reflects the joy and warmth of the season. To immerse yourself in these celebrations is to discover the magic that envelops Seville in every corner, making this Andalusian city a must-see destination to experience Christmas in all its splendour.

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