La Herradura has plenty on this festive season, starting on the first with the inauguration of the Municipal Nativity Scene in the Centro Cívico.
With things organised throughout December, the Christmas agenda will conclude with the traditional Three Kings Parade on the 5th of January.
The Nativity Scene will be opened at 20.00h after being Blessed by the village priest, Néstor Robledo.
Then on the 3rd the kiddies’ park, Manuel Vaquerowill have its inauguration ceremony, too, and the switching on of the Christmas Lights, complete with a parade, entitled, Fairy of Light (The Light Fairy) which will set off from the Civic Center at 18.30h, continuing along the Paseo Andres Segoviaturning left up the Pilar Sidewalk and returning down the dark brown as far as the Civic Center.
The first weekend of December, the 3rd and 4th will see a Christmas Fair mounted within the Civic Center Square. At 17.00h there will be a Chocolate & Churros Snackorganised by the Friends of La Herradura Association with the collaboration of Churreria La Herradura, 21st Century Women’s Association and The Berenguels. The takings will go towards funding the Three Kings Parade 2023.
Then at 18.00h there will be the Flamenco Zambomba put on by Niño Caramelo and María Gómez La Canastera.
The Solidarity Rake in favour of the Parish Caritas (local church charity) will be held from the 5th to the 11th, both in the morning and afternoon in the Municipal market.
As for kiddies, there will be a Child Storytelling (Story Telling) Narrated by Veronica Alley at 5:00 PM in the Diego Martinez Auditorium in the Civic Center. There will also be Christmas films for children in the same auditorium (free entrance) on the 5th at 17.00h.
Now we come to the second half of the month, when events will be more numerous. A choir will sing Christmas Carols on the 17th at 20.00h in the Civic Center Squareperformed by the Choir Our Things and Pastoral La Herradura. On the 18th at 12.00h it will be the turn of Bahía de La Herradura Choir in the village church Saint Joseph.
From the 21st to the 24th, the tradition Christmas procession, Christmas is the Rosary of Dawnwill wind through the old told from 06.00h, leaving the church and wending through Calle Canalejas, Cale Las Flores, Calle Real, Calle Príncipe and then returning via Canalejas Street to the church..
There will be a concert in the Civic Center on the 20th at 20.00h, entitled The Charlottes. Father Christmas will have his own parade along the Paseo Andres Segovia on the 21st at 18.30h. .
On the 27th y 28th there will be the Christmas Sweets Workshop in the Pepe Gamez Hall at the Civic Center. Limited places; put your name down before the 23rd at the Civic Center. Later on there will be a mixture of Christmas songs and Flamenco with Niño Carmelo & María La Canastera.
On the 30th in the castle there will be the Great Children’s Partystarting at 16.00h where there will be a bouncy castle and a mechanical, bucking bronco.
On New Year’s Eve the Municipal Band will give a performance at 20.00h in the Civic Center and then on the 5th the Three Kings Parade takes place, starting at 17.00h, leaving the Sports Pavilion, working its way along the Walk of Andres Segovia as far as the Civic Centerwhere presents will be given out.
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