Family Activities for this Christmas in San Sebastián

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Christmas is here, you can smell it and feel it in the air! The most magical time of the year has arrived. It is one of the best times to know this city, all decked out for the occasion. The Christmas atmosphere of Donostia is unique, its illuminated streets, bars and restaurants, shops and activities for the whole family will fill you with joy! If you are going to stay at our hotel in San Sebastian at Christmas, you will surely love to know what to do in this wonderful city. San Sebastian is already ready to welcome Christmas. Why not enjoy the best family Christmas activities?

1.- Visit the Bethlehem
Once again, the Plaza de Gipuzkoa hosts a spectacular Bethlehem. Made up of 152 figures, these one meter high sculptures have become one of the most ingrained traditions of the festival. The colourful outdoor Bethlehem is one of the most popular Christmas attractions in the area and, of course, you cannot miss it!

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2.- Attend the Christmas Concerts
What would become of the holidays without music and carols? A good plan for the whole family is, without a doubt, to attend one of the Christmas concerts organized in Donostia. The Plaza de Gipuzkoa will once again be a meeting point to enjoy these recitals.

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3.- Go Shopping at the Christmas Markets
If you are thinking of doing your Christmas shopping in San Sebastian, you are in luck. You will pass through a multitude of posts in search of the best gifts for loved ones in the Great Christmas Market of the Stroll of France, next to the river.

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4.- Ice Skating
For children and not so children, the city has installed an ice rink in Plaza Catalunya. If you’ve never skated on ice it’s your chance to enjoy a fun family activity!

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5.- Know the Fair of St. Thomas
December 21 is a big day in Donostia, as the expected Fiesta de Santo Tomás is celebrated. During this day the city is crawling with delicacies in the stalls that will be installed throughout the city. The stalls are sweet and savoury and defiantly a day to remember!

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6.- Enjoy the Christmas Lighting
Since the beginning of December, Donostiarras and visitors have the opportunity to contemplate the Christmas lighting of the streets, trees and parks of the city. The decorative novelty this year is a huge luminous ball that envelops the emblematic statue of Don Quixote.

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I hope you enjoy an unforgettable stay at the Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra en San Sebastián!

If there is anything we can assist you with please do not hesitate to ask our staff.

Best Regards,

Elena Estomba Garín
Assistant General Manager at Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra

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