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What to do in Valencia on Sunday, January 2: Christmas activities and Kings shopping




New Year, new life. After the celebration of the New Years Eve And to welcome 2022, the time has come to start climbing the January slope with a day full of activities for the whole family. Therefore, in this article you can find what to do in Valencia on Sunday, January 2.

After leaving behind the Christmas holidays, full of copious lunches and dinners, there is no better way to start the new year taking advantage of the good weather that is expected in the capital of Turia for the next few days. Not only can you visit the wide variety of shopping centers in Valencia to make the Kings shopping, but you can also visit exhibitions, markets, circuses and continue enjoying the Christmas atmosphere that young and old alike like so much.

Next, different cultural and leisure proposals are detailed to do in Valencia next Sunday, January 2, the day after New Years.

Christmas markets

One of the most emblematic places in Valencia, such as the City of Arts and Sciences, hosts until next Sunday, January 9, a Christmas market in which there is also an extensive gastronomic offer, as well as different children’s activities and workshops.

Children can enjoy painting, wood carving and pottery activities, as well as storytelling in the morning and afternoon. Likewise, for a minimum purchase of three euros you can purchase a ticket to the Museum or the Hemisfèric for only five euros.

Image of the Christmas market installed in the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia – ABC

On the other hand, the Colon Market maintains its classic craft fair until January 5, while at the foot of the North Station you can visit the market of the Lluis Vives Institute from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. A Christmas fair has also been arranged in the Town Hall Square and a more alternative place for shopping and activities on these dates in the Tapiner Market.

Visit nativity scenes throughout the city

The capital of Turia can be considered an authentic museum of births, since in its historic center you can find a large number of nativity scenes such as the one in the Plaza de San Agustin, the Crystal Hall of the Town Hall, the Colón Market or the Ceramics museum.

However, outside of Valencia you can also find other monumental births of great value such as that of Xátiva, considered the largest life-size in Spain with an area of ​​1,600 square meters, as well as that of the parish of San Roque de Silla, with more than 500 figures.

Shopping for Kings in shopping centers

The Christmas campaign is still underway in Valencian shops, as there are still five days left until January 6, the day on which the Magi of the East they visit the little ones with gifts. That is why all Valencia shopping centers and its metropolitan area will keep all its establishments open, both catering and leisure as well as shops, at special hours that can be consulted at this link.

Christmas circuses

The Valencia Marina, next to the intoxicating Mediterranean Sea, it has become an idyllic place to spend the Christmas season with the family. Proof of this, the Circus Raluy Legacy, a show full of humor and optimism that says goodbye this Sunday to ‘Cap i Casal’ after two years of absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Together with the Bioparc, from December 3, 2021 to January 23, the Great Wonderland Circus, considered one of the best circus entertainment with more than fifteen consecutive years of permanence in the capital of Turia. Also, on the South Boulevard in front of the Cemetery, you can visit the Great Alaska Circus until January 9.

Archive image of the Three Wise Men arriving at the port of Valencia
Archive image of the Three Wise Men arriving at the port of Valencia – ABC

Beyond circuses such as the one mentioned in La Marina, in this emblematic place of the city you can also enjoy other recreational activities for the whole family such as the Christmas boat, docked next to the Clock Building, as well as the training ship sailboat ARM «Cuauhtémoc», with more than thirty years sailing all the oceans and seas of the world.

Christmas at the Bioparc

To enjoy a family day surrounded by animals and nature, an excellent option is to visit the park Bioparc, which until January 5 maintains the Town of Las Jaimas, to live the Christmas spirit in the middle of the African savannah. Likewise, children will be able to deliver their letters to the emissary of the Magi, as well as participate in games and workshops.

Cultural exhibitions

Away from the Christmas atmosphere, during this Sunday, January 2, you can also live other types of cultural experiences such as exhibitions of different reasons, such as the exhibition of Playmobil which is exhibited in Torrente, with more than 1,700 square meters, as well as the event ‘I went to EGB’ in Kinépolis Valencia.

He too science Museum organizes workshops for all audiences throughout the week with demonstrations and live experiments that will captivate the little ones. Sessions such as ‘The Science Scene’, ‘The invisible science’ or ‘Chemistry in action’ are some of the activities programmed in this stage of the City of Arts and Sciences.

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