By Catherine McGeer •
Updated: 30 Nov 2023 • 21:44
Festive fun: Yule love it!
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THE festive season in Murcia continues in full force with the highly anticipated unveiling of the grand Christmas tree at Circular Plaza on December 9. The tree lighting ceremony promises ‘a unique spectacle with big surprises,’ according to the town hall. One of those surprises has been announced; Carlos Alcaraz has been unveiled as the celebrity that will turn on the Christmas tree lights in Murcia City!
The Municipal Nativity Scene will open on December 2 at the Episcopal Palace and is always worth a visit. Mayor Ballesta emphasised the campaign’s focus this year is on traditional Christmas values, intertwining the past with the future, celebrating family, reunions, and the enchantment of children, grandparents, and parents.
Some Christmas lights were switched on early!
The town hall has also provided ‘photo spots’ across Murcia, inviting everyone to contribute to the festivities. People can share what ‘Rekindles’ the spirit of Christmas for them and their families. The best photos will be displayed on city billboards and digital platforms. More than 100,00 festive plants and flowers will be planted throughout the streets, squares, and gardens of Murcia and the surrounding areas.
Installation of the Circular Plaza Christmas tree has begun after a hiatus of two years. The municipality invested €847,000 into this project which includes not just the tree but activities planned to take place until early January.
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I am an Irish writer who has been living in Spain for the past twenty years. My writing centers around the Costa Cálida. As a mother I also write about family life on the coast of Spain and every now and then I try to break down the world of Spanish politics!
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