It's all change!

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Well we knew that the unseasonal warm weather couldn´t last and for the last couple of weeks it´s been blowing a gale, with snow even making an appearance inland, in particular around the Murcia region and on the ski slopes of Valdellinares, inland from Valencia. For those that believe it´s always summer-like here then think again – winter has well and truly arrived. The last week has been positively Baltic, especially in the early morning and as soon as the sun goes down – assuming that it has even bothered to make an appearance.Today we had a few hours around lunchtime then the grey clouds rolled in and temperatures quickly dipped.

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The Kings came to Benidorm!

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The annual Three Kings parade took place in Benidorm this evening (Thursday 5th) with Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar the stars of the event. Setting off (on time) at 6pm from Parque de Elche (Dove Park) in the old town, numerous floats – some themed and others of a religious theme were interspersed with animated dance routines and bands.

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Great end to 2022

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What an incredible last day of the year it is here – vivid blue sky, sunshine, an abundance of people about on the promenade, what more could we ask. It´s hard to believe we are in December and in a few hours will be welcoming in 2023. The stage is already up on calle Bilbao and giant screens line the Levante promenade, ready to broadcast the countdown to 2023 from Puerta del Sol in Madrid and repeated an hour later from London

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Christmas Day in Benidorm

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What a fabulous day it has been today – no chance of a white Christmas here with a vivid blue sky, sunshine and Spring like temperatures. The Levante promenade was awash with people at lunchtime, many taking a stroll, with a spattering of Santa hats whilst others just enjoyed a drink and were people watching. Those here on holiday probably couldn´t believe their luck how mild the weather is!

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Benidorm is Christmas ready!

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Christmas officially arrived in Benidorm last Saturday evening, with the turning on of the lights at the town hall square, renamed Plaza de la Navidad – "Christmas Square" for the duration of the festive period. There are children´s rides, an ice rink and a few stalls which will remain in place until January 8. 

 

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BeniCon

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The first ever "BeniCon" took place last weekend (November 18-20) a 3-day convention dedicated to fans of the ITV series ´Benidorm´ which saw more than 1,000 attend. Although the sitcom stopped airing back in 2018, it still has a huge fanbase, which was evident over the course of the weekend, with many fans flocking over from the UK to be part of the experience.

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Brit Fancy Dress Day!

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The famed British fancy dress day took place today, Thursday 17 transforming parts of the Rincon de Loix area of Benidorm into a giant street carnival. The sun was blazing and revellers started to appear on Calle Gerona before midday, which had been closed off to traffic to allow the anticipated crowds of an estimated 30,000 to roam safely. The costumes were simply amazing...

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Fiesta firework finale

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The spectacular end of fiesta firework display took place on Wednesday evening - as always lit from the Poniente beach. Crowds gathered up at the Mirador lookout point well before the scheduled 21:00 start for a birdseye view - and were not left disappointed! As they say, if there´s one thing that they do exceptionally well here then it´s their firework displays...

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Armistice Day marked in Benidorm

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The Royal British Legion Benidorm & District 3489 branch held a short but moving act at The Poppy Tree along the Poniente promenade this morning to mark Armistice Day.

The morning was plagued by torrential rain and loud rumbles of thunder, but thankfully all stopped just long enough to take place.

 

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Fiesta prep

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 There is still over a week to go, but Benidorm is already gearing up for British fancy dress day – due to take place here on Thursday, November 17. Many bars - predominantly along calle Gerona, the epic centre of celebrations, have already hung up the bunting in preparation for the arrival of tens of thousands of Brits in all manner of fancy dress.

 

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Beach art

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Take a walk along the Poniente promenade in Benidorm, the wavy, multi-coloured one which won an award for its innovative design and you will come across yet another stylish art installation. This isn´t the first time that the town has bought art to the streets, and it certainly gets walkers, out on their daily exercise stopping to admire and photograph the striking pieces. They are certainly a talking point, with many stopping to look – if not work out, what the pieces symbolise. 

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Steamy October

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It is hard to believe it is mid-October with the incredible weather we are currently experiencing here in Benidorm. Those lucky enough to be here on holiday are having a fabulous time, with temperatures in the late 20´s and same forecast for the entire week ahead too. The beach has been packed today and as day turns to night, the resort transforms into a neon metropolis. 

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Fantastic Benidorm fundraiser

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The annual Save My Life charity fundraiser took place at Benidorm Palace yesterday and was a triumph before the doors even opened, with queues forming outside well before noon. As always, the event was organised by Dona Sandland, a volunteer at the Benidorm dog shelter and was only possible thanks to the continued support of Christine Climent, owner of the palace who offers the venue free of charge.

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Spectacular parade

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The sensational Moors parade took place in Altea last night (Saturday 24th September) – with an array of stunning costumes and even more remarkable face painting. The festival is celebrated every year in towns all over Spain, but particularly in this region of the Costa Blanca and celebrates the battles between the Moors (muslims) and Christians from the 8th to the 15th Century. Benidorm will be holding their parade on Saturday, October 1st. 

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    Karen Gregory 29.01.2023 08:46
    Venus and Rosamar hotels both having changes done too x
     
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    Jumping on paddy's day it's like November fiestas plus the Cheltenham festival so march is busy that's ...
     
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