Christmas in Xàbia has all the traditional ingredients, except snow: Christmas markets, delivery of letters to Santa Claus and the pages of the Magi, Three Kings Parade and decorated streets. Among the traditional ornamentation stands out the one that is installed in the monumental trees in the church square, on Jaume I avenue and on the tennis player walk. David Ferrer in the Arenal Beach.
In this article we review the different activities that you can find at Christmas in Jávea.
Next you have an index with all the points that we are going to deal with.
The different Associations of Merchants of Xàbia together with the City Council organize a Christmas market to face the Christmas festivities. This event takes place during the days of the December bridge. In this fair craft stalls are set up where you can find both sweet and typical products of these days as well as a large number of handmade decoration elements.
The Jávea Christmas market is usually around the Municipal Market, thus creating a "network" of traditional commerce joining the shops in the area. It is also common to have workshops and some activities for children. Also, this event is usually moved to the fishing district of Duanes de la Mar.
Another of the special Christmas appointments in Xàbia is the visit of Santa Claus. Usually, starting on December 22, Santa Claus collects the children's letters and takes pictures with them next to the Christmas tree. Santa Claus visits the three urban centers of Xàbia at different times.
New Years Eve
The end of the year celebration is another of the highlights during the days of Christmas. For a few years, in the historic center of Xàbia, the celebration of the chimes is brought forward at noon. The meeting point is the Plaza de la Iglesia.
Aimed at children and in a great festive atmosphere, the attending public consumes, on this occasion, its 12 mandarin segments.
The pages and the Three Kings Parade
A few days before the parade, between January 2 and 3, the pages of the Magi collect the letters from the children and take photos with them in the port and also in the historic center.
La Three Kings It is also celebrated between these two nuclei: on the 5th at 17:00 in the afternoon, the Three Wise Men disembark in the port of Xàbia and parade through the streets of Duanes. At 19:00 p.m. the parade continues towards the town.
Other animation and entertainment activities
We recommend be attentive to the specific Christmas program of each year, because there are usually many activities such as: nativity scene contest, craft workshops, cooking workshops, storytelling, concerts and Christmas carols in the streets.
The 2021-2022 Christmas schedule you can check it here.