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Xmas lights at Benidorm Town HallBenidorm is officially on Christmas countdown following the inauguration of the lights in the Town Hall Square on Saturday evening – good job it wasn´t Sunday as the heavens opened and haven´t really stopped since! Good for the locals but not so for the holidaymakers!

benidorm Xmas lightsThe children were entertained with a theatrical company performing a well known Spanish children´s play – I assume it was well known as they all sang, danced and mimed along with the cast. The Mayor, Agustin Navarro then took to the stage and gave a short speech before inviting the two main fiesta queens to say a few words to the crowds.

Xmas tree outside Town HallThen they switched on the fabulous Christmas lights in the square and on the front of the Town hall building and there then followed a short firework display – as no occasion in Spain is complete without a few bangs and sparkles! Fortunately as it was dark you could see them... never assume that in Spain - bizarrely lunchtime fireworks are quite the norm here!


Ice Rink in BenidormThe children then all excitedly ran to the attractions – fairground type rides, trampolines and the newly opened ice skating rink. The ice rink is open from 10am until 10pm daily and costs 6€ for 1 hour, which includes the charge of the skate hire. Gloves are compulsory so don´t forget to bring yours – otherwise you can buy them at the kiosk for 2€. The attractions will be at the square until 7th January, so if you are here with children pop down. There are also a few food stands selling churros,roasted chesnuts, gourmet burgers and fresh fruit smoothies.

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