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(18/12/2018)

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Calasparra becomes the ideal destination during the Christmas holidays, as explained today in the presentation of the special Christmas and New Year's program by the City Councilors of Calasparra, Antonio José Merino, Teresa García and Jordi Arce.

Until January 6 Calasparra lives the Christmas period with street theater, shows, traditional cuisine, music, storytelling, children's workshops and any day of these celebrations is good to walk through its streets with family and loved ones.

In programming there is no lack of music.

The carols characteristic of these festivities are interpreted by various local cultural entities.

Like the Calasparra Choral Association, Flamenco Amanecer, the José Moreno Municipal Music School "El Morenico" or the Calasparra Music Band Association itself, which on the afternoon of December 24, Christmas Eve, travels the streets in a cheerful parade to which they end up joining the neighbors of the municipality.

The town also shows its solidarity during these days.

The toy collection campaign carried out by the council of social policy with Cáritas parish.

The launching of solidarity lanterns, on the afternoon of December 24, brings together the Calasparrian and Calasparreñas with visitors in the center of the municipality.

An event that is followed by hundreds of people, managing to fill the local sky with incandescent desires for a better and fairer world.

The proceeds go to Cáritas and Cruz Roja.

Another outstanding solidarity moment is the popular San Silvestre race.

Hundreds of runners of all ages participate every year in the charity event that this edition will also allocate the proceeds to the campaign "Drops for Niger" of Unicef.

The atmosphere is formidable and sports and solidarity together, and a few hours after the end of the year, make this one of the most endearing and peculiar moments of the celebrations.

There is no shortage of costumes, music and animations in an afternoon that is lived with special emotion and fun.

But if there is an event that distinguishes Calasparra is the presence in its streets of Juan Pelotero and the Innocents:

Calasparra becomes a fairytale town.

Juan Pelotero and the Innocents, the characters from the popular tradition of Calasparre, will return to tour the streets of the municipality on December 28, giving way to a program dedicated to the story.

Calasparra will dedicate an intense day to the staging of one of the most famous characters on the occasion of the Day of the Holy Innocents, on December 28.

A day that in the locality comes marked by the tradition of Juan Pelotero and the Innocents, who have crossed the streets of the municipality for centuries, spending jokes and "collecting" for the most absurd things, in a very peculiar way.

Storytelling sessions for all ages, marathons, IV Andante Storytelling Festival, parades, tapas and stories, workshops and a long etcetera will turn the municipality into a fairytale town, where you can get carried away by imagination and dreams.

Shows for all ages

Musicals, concerts, theater, cinema and traditions take place during these days in different cultural spaces of the municipality.

"The GRINCH and how it almost steals Christmas" (Premiere in the Region of Murcia) will bring to the stage of the Municipal Auditorium the best work of Christmas theater.

The cinema, with the premiere of the movie "SuperLópez", will unite the family in front of the big screen.

For the little ones the fun is guaranteed and they will not have time to get bored.

The Christmas school, organized by the Department of Youth, is the place where children make everything they imagine a reality: craft workshops, games and cooking, among others, occupy the mornings of holidays.

Popular games on the street, the visit of Santa Claus and the Three Wise Men, with their spectacular parade of music, dance and characters, complete a lively program that places children at the center of festive activity.

Nativity scenes with charm

Visit the different nativity scenes installed in the town is worth it.

Of the municipal highlight their artisan pieces of author and their care, meticulous and careful assembly, for which it has already been several times awarded at the regional level.

Next to the municipal one, also stands out the nativity scene of the parish of San Pedro Apóstol and the one installed in the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Hope, which these days receives thousands of visitors.

MUNICIPAL BETHLEHEM SCHEDULE: Opening Friday, December 21 at 7:00 p.m.

From Monday to Friday >> mornings: from 12:00 to 13:30 and late from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays >> mornings from 12:00 to 13:30

Traditional and sweet gastronomy in Calasparra

During these days, in Calasparra there is no shortage of traditional sweets and typical dishes.

The bakeries, confectioneries and the own homes still conserve the own culinary traditions and inherited of the past.

Thus, there is no shortage of the traditional toas, mantecados, cordiales, ... that bring an extra of authentic flavor to the meetings and celebrations of Christmas, and for which it is also worth coming to Calasparra.

Tourism all year

Combining tourism with the broad agenda of Christmas proposals is more than possible in Calasparra.

During these days, you must visit any of the many tourist attractions that the town has, famous for its rice.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Calasparra

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