Christmas Aviles 2021

Avilés once again becomes the City of Christmas to say goodbye to the year. With a program of activities aimed at families and young people, if the pandemic allows it, shows of all kinds can be enjoyed.

After the Christmas lights are turned on, the squares of Avilés are filled with the Christmas spirit, being the Exposition rink the main place of activities where the 30-meter slide, the ice skating rink, the fairground attractions and the show Christmas City will delight the whole family.

All the shows and activities have capacity control and the protection, security and health guarantee measures against the COVID-19 pandemic in force at all times.

Tickets for the free activities can be obtained at the box office of the House of Culture or https://invitacionesavilescultural.es/.

NAvilés space

The exhibition track becomes the main space for the Christmas program with the NAvilés venue.

Christmas town

Tent where we can see how the inhabitants of Lapland live, with robotic animals (polar bears, seals, deer and wolves), an Elf village, an igloo to contemplate the northern lights, visit what a Nordic forest would be like or see inside the toy factory of Santa Claus.

In the same enclosure we can also visit the house of Santa Claus in which Santa Claus himself will receive all the avilesinos who want to come to greet him.

Tickets for the marquee can be purchased at the Exhibition site.

  • Place: Track of the Exhibition (Las Meanas)
  • Price: 5 euros (free for children under 3 years old)
  • Days: From December 8 to January 9
  • Hours: Every day from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. except:
    • December 24 and 31 open until 20:00
    • December 25th open from 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • January 5 open until 20:00
    • January 1 and 6 open from 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Ice rink

Another of the Christmas classics in Avilés returns to the rink of the Exposition, the ice rink, with a 450 m2 skating surface on which to slide.

Tickets for the ice rink can be purchased at the Exhibition site.

  • Place: Track of the Exhibition (Las Meanas)
  • Price: 6 euros entry.
    • 2 euros more for the rental of skates
    • 1 euro more for the rental of gloves
  • 2 euros more for the rental of the skates
  • 1 euro more for the rental of gloves
  • Days: From December 8 to January 9
  • Hours: Every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. except:
    • December 24 and 31 open from 10:00 to 20:00
    • December 25th open from 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • January 5 open open from 10:00 to 20:00
    • January 1 and 6 open from 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Ice slide

Fun 30-meter ice slide to slide down on a sled or floats

Tickets for the slide can be purchased at the Exhibition site.

  • Place: Track of the Exhibition (Las Meanas)
  • Price: 3 euros for three trips.
  • Days: From December 8 to January 9
  • Hours: From 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Non-school days from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., except:
    • December 24 and 31 open until 20:00
    • December 25th open from 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • January 5 open until 20:00
    • January 1 and 6 open from 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Ferris wheel and Santa Claus train

Other Christmas classics that return, the Santa Claus train to see the city from the ground and the Ferris wheel to see the city from the sky.

Tickets for the train and the Ferris wheel can be purchased at the Exhibition site.

  • Place: Track of the Exhibition (Las Meanas)
  • Price: 3 euros per trip.
  • Days: From December 8 to January 9
  • Hours: From 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • Non-school days from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 22:00
    • Friday, Saturday and the eve of holidays until 0:00
    • December 24 and 31 open until 20:00
    • December 25th open from 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • January 5 open until 20:00
    • January 1 and 6 open from 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Fairground attractions

Wheelies, car cars and the Maxi Bosch, a kind of grasshopper not suitable for sensitive stomachs.

Tickets for the attractions can be purchased on the premises.

  • Place: Track of the Exhibition (Las Meanas)
  • Price: 3 euros per trip.
  • Days: From December 8 to January 9
  • Hours: From 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • Friday, Saturday and the eve of holidays from 12:00 to 00:00
    • December 24 and 31 open until 20:00
    • December 25th open from 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • January 5 open until 20:00
    • January 1 and 6 open from 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Tent for workshops and children’s shows

Free activities dedicated especially to the little ones with circus shows, storytelling, puppets, theater, music or magic.

These shows are free to enter until full capacity is reached.

For the workshops it is necessary to pre-register at the ticket office of the Exhibition track. In the event that the capacity is not full, you can register before the workshop starts at the same box office.

The activities are as follows:

A monstrously funny storyteller

Storytelling about all kinds of monsters: colored, greedy, furry, aimed at children between 4 and 10 years old.

  • Place: Track of the Exhibition (Las Meanas)
  • Price: Free
  • Day: Friday, December 10
  • Hours: 6:00 p.m.

Children’s workshop “Leonardome”

Didactic workshop aimed at small architects who, through geometry, will develop self-sustaining domes.

  • Place: Track of the Exhibition (Las Meanas)
  • Price: Free
  • Day: Saturday, December 11
  • Hours: 12:00 hours
  • Entrance: To participate in this workshop, prior registration is required at the ticket office of the Exhibition Track

“Unbalanced”, circus show by Pablo Picallo

Pablo Picallo’s circus show where seemingly simple situations, such as riding a bicycle or sitting in a chair, become a hilarious challenge.

  • Place: Track of the Exhibition (Las Meanas)
  • Price: Free
  • Day: Saturday, December 11
  • Hours: 6:00 p.m.

Children’s workshop “Little artists”

Workshop in which boys and girls will demonstrate all their creativity in plastic arts, sculpture or painting.

  • Place: Track of the Exhibition (Las Meanas)
  • Price: Free
  • Day: Sunday, December 12
  • Hours: 12:00 hours
  • Entrance: To participate in this workshop, prior registration is required at the ticket office of the Exhibition Track

Bubbleart: giant bubbles

A journey through the incredible world of soap bubbles in which music, movement, humor and color come together.

  • Place: Track of the Exhibition (Las Meanas)
  • Price: Free
  • Day: Sunday, December 12
  • Hours: 6:00 p.m.

Christmas musical games

A musical proposal to stimulate the senses and promote play

  • Place: Track of the Exhibition (Las Meanas)
  • Price: Free
  • Day: Friday, December 17
  • Hours: 6:00 p.m.

Children’s workshop “Pop It”

With this fun game, well known to girls and boys, they will develop their craft skills and will remember that fun is not just about game consoles.

  • Place: Track of the Exhibition (Las Meanas)
  • Price: Free
  • Day: Saturday, December 18
  • Hours: 12:00 hours
  • Entrance: To participate in this workshop, prior registration is required at the ticket office of the Exhibition Track

Children’s cooking workshop “Christmas cook”

In this workshop they will learn by playing the importance of eating a healthy diet and will cook their own cookies.

  • Place: Track of the Exhibition (Las Meanas)
  • Price: Free
  • Day: Sunday, December 19
  • Hours: 12:00 hours
  • Entrance: To participate in this workshop, prior registration is required at the ticket office of the Exhibition Track

Wanted, Wizard Wanted

Magic show for the whole family.

  • Place: Track of the Exhibition (Las Meanas)
  • Price: Free
  • Day: Saturday, December 25
  • Hours: 6:00 p.m.

Discoastur children’s music. “Let’s dance the little ones”

A music session for the whole family to dance, jump and have a great time.

  • Place: Track of the Exhibition (Las Meanas)
  • Price: Free
  • Day: Sunday, December 26
  • Hours: 6:00 p.m.

Show “The Magic of Christmas”

A magic show by the magician Pelayo

  • Place: Track of the Exhibition (Las Meanas)
  • Price: Free
  • Day: Monday, December 27
  • Hours: 6:00 p.m.

Christmas tales

A set of fun Christmas stories to enjoy as a family. With the Reindeer Rudolph and a Martian who did not know Santa Claus, among others.

  • Place: Track of the Exhibition (Las Meanas)
  • Price: Free
  • Day: Tuesday, December 28
  • Hours: 6:00 p.m.

Pablo Picallo Show “Macht Point”

Creative and innovative circus show loaded with magic and juggling routines that are complemented by audience participation.

  • Place: Track of the Exhibition (Las Meanas)
  • Price: Free
  • Day: Wednesday, December 29
  • Hours: 6:00 p.m.

Traditional games

A space in which the little ones will enjoy traditional games. A way to have fun dynamically without screens or mobiles.

  • Place: Track of the Exhibition (Las Meanas)
  • Price: Free
  • Day: Thursday, December 30
  • Hours: 6:00 p.m.

Magic “Looking for the Aurora Borealis”

Magic show for the whole family

  • Place: Track of the Exhibition (Las Meanas)
  • Price: Free
  • Day: Sunday, January 2
  • Hours: 6:00 p.m.

Crazy Scientists Workshop

Proposal in which learning and fun come together. The attending public will immerse themselves in the fascinating world of science in the most crazy and fun way

  • Place: Track of the Exhibition (Las Meanas)
  • Price: Free
  • Day: Monday, January 3
  • Hours: 6:00 p.m.

Skip it Storyteller

Storytelling aimed at girls and boys between 4 and 10 years old in which, accompanied by music, handcrafted puppets and some surprises will make your imagination fly.

  • Place: Track of the Exhibition (Las Meanas)
  • Price: Free
  • Day: Tuesday, January 4
  • Hours: 6:00 p.m.

Storytelling “Wind and Snow”

This story takes place wrapped in the magic of snowy winter, where the north wind lord is preventing the arrival of spring.

  • Place: Track of the Exhibition (Las Meanas)
  • Price: Free
  • Day: Friday, January 7
  • Hours: 6:00 p.m.

Discoastur children’s music. “Let’s dance the little ones”

Second musical session for the whole family to laugh, dance and jump without stopping.

  • Place: Track of the Exhibition (Las Meanas)
  • Price: Free
  • Day: Saturday, January 8
  • Hours: 6:00 p.m.

CONCERTS

Professional League of Free Style FMS Spain

The professional league of Free Style FMS Spain arrives in Avilés. 12 of the best “roosters” of national rap will face off in the La Magdalena pavilion.

  • Place: La Magdalena Pavilion
  • Price: tickets between 20 and 35 euros depending on the location
  • Day: Saturday, December 18
  • Hours: 6:00 p.m.
  • Tickets: Available at the following link

Musical «Family Rock: discovering AC / DC»

Double show in which the audience will enjoy the compositions of the mythical band formed by the brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, while they discover the anecdotes and the history of the band and its songs, in storytelling format.

  • Place: La Magdalena Pavilion
  • Price: 12.50, 16.50 and 18.50 euros depending on the location
  • Day: Sunday, December 19
  • Hours: 12:00 hours
  • Tickets: Available in the English Court

Concert Wom @ rts, by Pamela Tan-Nicholson and the Baltic Neopolis Ladies Orchestra

Concert in which the London-based conductor and soloist Pamela Tan-Nicholson will conduct the Polish chamber orchestra Baltic Neopolis Ladies Orchestra performing a Christmas-oriented program. This concert will put the culmination of the European project [email protected], to strengthen women in art, in which Avilés has been one of its main partners.

  • Place: Palacio Valdés Theater
  • Price: 10, 12 and 15 euros depending on the location
  • Day: Tuesday, December 21
  • Hours: 8:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: Available at the theater, at the box office of the House of Culture and on the Liberbank website

Christmas Goodbye Orchestra Concert

Concert in which the Coro de los Adioses will give the public the spectacularity of its music and choreography with its characteristic gospel air.

  • Place: House of Culture
  • Price: 3 euros
  • Day: Saturday, December 18
  • Hours: 8:00 p.m.
  • Tickets: Available at the House of Culture

Christmas Concert of the Julián Orbón Conservatory

Concert in which the students of the Julián Orbón Municipal Professional Conservatory will give their traditional Christmas Concert

  • Place: Auditorium of the Niemeyer Center
  • Price: To be confirmed
  • Day: Thursday, December 23
  • Hours: 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: Available at the House of Culture

New Year’s Concert

New Year’s concert under the direction of Iván Cuervo with the participation of the Julián Orbón Conservatory.

  • Place: Palacio Valdés Theater
  • Price: To be confirmed
  • Day: Saturday, January 1
  • Hours: 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: Available at the House of Culture

CHRISTMAS EVENTS

Christmas market

The traditional Christmas Market is set up this year in the Plaza de Camposagrado with a dozen stalls dedicated to costume jewelery, accessories, silverware and leather goods.

  • Place: Camposagrado Square
  • Day: From Thursday, December 16 to January 6
  • Hours: From 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Fair d’Avientu

The XXII Fair d’Avientu will be located this year in the Plaza de Álvarez Acebal with about twenty stalls dedicated to the sale of artisanal products of jewelry, costume jewelery, wood, ceramics or glass, as well as typical Christmas products.

  • Place: Plaza de Álvarez Acebal
  • Day: From Thursday, December 16 to January 6
  • Hours: From 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. except:
    • December 24 and 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • December 25 and January 1 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    • January 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Exhibition of Births

The traditional exhibition of nativity scenes returns to its usual place of exhibition on Calle La Fruta. The Municipal Monumental Nativity Scene with its life-size figures can also be visited from December 18 to January 7 in the atrium of the campa of the Church of San Nicolás.

  • Place: Calle de La Fruta, 11
  • Day: From Thursday, December 20 to January 7
  • Hours: From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. except:
    • December 24 and 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • January 1 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Prince Aliatar’s reception

To convey to the wise men all the wishes of the children of Aviles, we will have Prince AliAtar in the town hall square collecting his letters.

In addition, mailboxes will be installed in which letters can also be left in the following places: Town Hall, NAvilés Enclosure, House of Culture, Cultural Factory, Tourism Office, Los Canapés Sociocultural Center, La Luz Library, Llaranes Social Center, La Carriona Social Center and Avilés Sports Complex

  • Place: Plaza de España
  • Day: January 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • Hours: From 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Cavalcade of the Magi

Their Majesties the Magi from the East return to Avilés. Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar will be able to meet again with the avilesinos in their traditional tour of the city on the evening of January 5.

As usual, they will disembark at the Puerto Deportivo Pier at 6:00 p.m. from where they will go to the starting point of the parade at the Quirinal public school.

  • Place: Departure from the Quirinal school
  • Day: Wednesday, January 5
  • Hours: 18:00
  • Itinerary: Calles Fernando Morán, Juan XXIII, Severo Ochoa, Esther Carreño, Orejas Sierra, José Cueto, Plaza de La Merced, Pedro Menéndez, Plaza Pedro Menéndez, La Muralla, La Cámara, to finish in the Plaza de España

THEATER

The JovenEscena company brings to the Teatro Palacio Valdés three prestigious works that have already been performed in various places in Spain. Theater, dance and music for the whole family.

Around the world, the musical

Adaptation of the Jules Verne classic in musical format.

  • Place: Palacio Valdés Theater
  • Price: 10, 12 and 15 euros depending on the location
  • Day: Thursday, December 23
  • Hours: 6:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: At the Theater box office or on the Liberbank website

The four seasons … They are not what they used to be

Humor, technology, instrumental virtuosity and theatrical tradition to create a musical hurricane with Vivaldi’s music as the main axis.

  • Place: Palacio Valdés Theater
  • Price: 9 euros
  • Day: Monday, December 27
  • Hours: 6:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: At the Theater box office or on the Liberbank website

Play

Dance show with the game as the protagonist.

  • Place: Palacio Valdés Theater
  • Price: 12 euros
  • Day: Wednesday, December 29
  • Hours: 6:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: At the Theater box office or on the Liberbank website

OTHER EVENTS

“Authors on the road” with Rodrigo Cuevas

Meeting so that the public can chat with one of the great figures of current Asturian culture, Rodrigo Cuevas, within the “Autores nel Camín” circuit.

  • Place: Cultural Factory of Avilés
  • Price: Free
  • Day: Monday, December 13
  • Hours: 7:00 p.m.
  • Tickets: Capacity limited to 70 places with prior registration through WhatsApp at the number 634821613, or by email at [email protected]

SPORTS EVENTS

Christmas in Avilés is also synonymous with sport. Classic events such as the Christmas Cross in its 80th edition, one of the oldest sports competitions in Spain, or the popular San Silvestre race, which returns to normal after its virtual celebration last year due to the pandemic, are back.

Saturday 11

  • 18.00 hours. Villa de Avilés Wheelchair Basketball Trophy. Avilés Sports Complex. Organize: CD. Our thing.

Sunday 12

  • 11.00 hours. Christmas Rhythmic Gymnastics Gala Valoe. Avilés Sports Complex. Organized by: EAGR VALOE.

Friday 17

  • 18.00 hours. Christmas Figure Skating Exhibition. Avilés Sports Complex. Organized by: Club Patín Virgen de La Luz.

Saturday 18

  • 18.00 hours. Christmas Artistic Swimming Exhibition. Avilés Sports Complex. Organize: CD. Pedro Menendez.

Sunday 19

  • 10.00 hours. Christmas Cross “Memorial Toso Muñiz”. Valliniello Cross Circuit. Organized by: Avilesina Athletic Association.

Wednesday 22

  • 17.00 hours. Christmas Rhythmic Gymnastics Festival «Versailles Gymnastic Club». Avilés Sports Complex. Organized by: Versalles Gymnastic Club.

Monday 27

  • 16.00 hours. Sala Real Avilés Industrial Christmas Tournament. Sports Center of La Luz. Organized by: Real Avilés Industrial.

Tuesday 28

  • 16.00 hours. Sala Real Avilés Industrial Christmas Tournament. Sports Center of La Luz. Organized by: Real Avilés Industrial.
  • 19.00 hours. Shot to the Balloon of Archery. Los Canapés Sports Complex. Organize: CD. Arcos de Texu Avilés

Wednesday 29

  • 16.00 hours. Sala Real Avilés Industrial Christmas Tournament. Sports Center of La Luz. Organized by: Real Avilés Industrial.

Thursday 30

  • 15.00 hours. Christmas Judo Tournament “Ciudad de Avilés”. La Magdalena Sports Complex. Judo Club Avilés.
  • 16.00 hours. Sala Real Avilés Industrial Christmas Tournament. Sports Center of La Luz. Organized by: Real Avilés Industrial.
  • 17.00 hours. Christmas Youth Chess Tournament. La Magdalena Sports Complex Chess Room. Ensidesa Chess Company Group.

Friday 31

  • 16.00 hours. San Silvestre “Villa de Avilés”. (Children’s races). Avilés Urban Center (Arrival: Plaza de España). Organized by: Avilesina Athletic Association.
  • 18.00 hours. San Silvestre “Villa de Avilés”. (Absolute Race). Avilés Urban Center (Arrival: Plaza de España). Organized by: Avilesina Athletic Association.

Monday 3rd

  • 10.00 hours. Soccer-7 Benjamin Christmas Tournament. Quirinal Soccer-7 Field. Organized by: Quirinal Sports Club.

Tuesday 4th

  • 10.00 hours. Soccer-7 Benjamin Christmas Tournament. Quirinal Soccer-7 Field. Organized by: Quirinal Sports Club.

Wednesday 5th

  • 10.00 hours. Soccer-7 Benjamin Christmas Tournament. Quirinal Soccer-7 Field. Organized by: Quirinal Sports Club.

Saturday 8

  • 17.00 hours. Kings Chess Tournament. La Magdalena Sports Complex Chess Room. Organized by: Ensidesa Chess Company Group.
  • 17.00 hours. “La Magdalena” Swimming Trophy. Swimming pool of the Avilés Sports Complex. Organized by: Avilés Swimming Club.

Sunday 9

  • 10.30 hours. “La Magdalena” Swimming Trophy. Swimming pool of the Avilés Sports Complex. Organized by: Avilés Swimming Club.
  • 17.30 hours. “La Magdalena” Swimming Trophy. Swimming pool of the Avilés Sports Complex. Organized by: Avilés Swimming Club.

January 15

  • 4.30 p.m. “Little Heroes”, Solidarity Aquatic Event. Swimming pool of the La Magdalena Sports Complex. Organized by: Club Aquatico Avilés.

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