Fairs, markets, exhibitions and activities to enjoy with the family.
Several alternatives to take advantage of a day in the city with your family.
Christmas amusement fair
The Christmas Fair has opened its doors in Valencia, although without some of its iconic attractions such as the Ferris wheel and with a capacity of 50% established. With a total of 11 attractions and on the usual property plot located on Avenida Ingeniero Manuel Soto, it will be operational until January 31st. There are also facilities such as the tombola, the shooting booths and those for skills, the churrerías or the booths selling waffles, hamburgers, churros, pizza, chestnuts etc.
‘Christmas under the sea’ at the Oceanogràfic
The Oceanogràfic ‘Christmas under the sea’ festival runs until 5th January and includes recreational and educational activities, contests, gifts and two free tickets for children up to 12 years of age for each ticket purchased online at a general rate up to the day before the visit.
The Education department has designed six work areas, with different central themes, but always related to the marine world and the environment, with a maximum of 6 people each. The boys and girls receive an on-board diary at the start of the tour of the activities and a stamp is stamped on it that certifies them, so that if they have completed it with the six stamps they can pick up a gift on departure, in the store Exterior next to the Access building.
‘Mostra de Artesania de Nadal’ in the Mercado de Colón
The Mercado de Colón, a treasure of Modernism in Valencia, hosts its 20th edition of the ‘Mostra de Artesania de Nadal’ during the festivities. A market of artisan products that values the local Valencian crafts. On this occasion, the capacity will be reduced and all the stands will be outdoors.
Until Tuesday, January 5th, You can visit the wooden booths that will be located on the outside esplanade of the market, on C/Jorge Juan, 19. The opening hours are from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 21:00.
‘Hung Galaxy’ in the City of Arts and Sciences.
The Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències is open until January 6th at 12 noon. Free guided tours to see the new exhibition ‘Hung Galaxy’. The exhibition brings together a total of 14 sculptures, ten of them installed in the Paseo del Arte del Umbracle and four in the north lake of the Hemisfèric.
These are works inspired by Taiwanese culture and Taiwanese daily life with the bright colors seen in traditional Taiwanese patterns, whose author goes by the name of Hung Yi. The free guided tours have a reduced capacity of 14 people. It is essential to reserve at the telephone number 961 974 686 at least the day before the visit. The guided tours will be conducted in small groups. The meeting point will be at the two panda bear sculptures that welcome the exhibition on the Paseo del Arte del Umbracle, at the end facing the Palau de les Arts.
Christmas market in l’Umbracle
Until January 10th, you will be able to enjoy Christmas magic in the open air, with a market and children’s activities and workshops.
On the ground floor of the Umbracle you will enjoy the Christmas market, activities, children’s workshops, puppet theater, and a wide gastronomic offer in our food trucks. In the west area of the Museu de les Ciències you can enjoy the free Science on Stage workshops from 12:30 to 16:00; and storytelling, at 11:30, 13:30 and 17:00.
Free Lego exhibition in Alaquàs
At the castle of Alaquàs until next Friday, January 15th, there is a Lego exhibition distributed in 6 rooms with around 20 assembly tables of Lego® sets.Organised by the Valbrick association, Valencian Brick Fans and the City Council of Alaquàs.
Entrance is free. However, due to the current health situation, they must be reserved on the official website of the City Council. Places are limited and visits will be organized in groups of up to 6 people.
‘Hohoho Mercat de Nadal’ in Tapería
Until January 5th – Mercat de Nadal ‘in the Tapiner Market. Books, art and decorative elements await you in a great setting with activities for all audiences.
From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and weekends from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Christmas atmosphere in the historic centre
Valencia welcomed the Christmas season with Christmas lighting in 120 points of the city.
There is also be luminous decorations at the Town Hall square at the beginning of the streets Sangre, Periodista Azzati, Roger de Lauria, Barcas, Marqués de Sotelo, Ribera, Correos, En Llop, Barcelonina, Cotanda, María Cristina and the Paseo de Ruzafa.
‘Leonardo da Vinci. The inventor ‘at the Mercantile Athenaeum
Until February 7th, the Noble Hall of the Ateneo Mercantil de Valencia will host the exhibition ‘Leonardo Da Vinci. ‘The inventor ‘, a presentation that includes a total of 21 models reproduced on a large scale from original sketches of the genius found in the Madrid Codex of the National Library.
The exhibition includes interactive stands with 3D animations of the operation of the machines. The paddle boat, the diving suit, the parachute, the flapping wings, the armored car, the crane, the column lift, the odometer, the car, the bicycle … all of this contextualized with data from Leonardo’s life, his interests and his progress in other fields of research such as painting, anatomy and the study of nature. Visiting hours this weekend are from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The ticket price is 9 euros for people over 12 years old.
‘In times of the Visigoths’ at the Museum of Prehistory
The aim is to provide an up-to-date perspective on this time that has often been considered dark. This exhibition contains pieces from the archaeological sites of Pla de Nadal and València la Vella.
The exhibition can be visited until January 17th in room 1 of the Valencia Prehistory Museum. Free access to visit the exhibition every Saturday, Sunday and holidays, uninterrupted from 10:00 to 20:00.