Christmas La Herradura

The holiday season is upon us and there is so much going on!  It is magical to experience (Navidad) Christmas in La Herradura. We also know it can be difficult to find out when and where things are happening, so we compile the information and keep it here for you!  If we know the information, it will be in this post and we continue to provide updates through the season.

Please use the table of contents to quickly jump to a section or date.

Bookmark this, so you can refer to it through the season (December 3, 2021 to January 6, 2022)!

2021-22 Holiday Season
Christmas
 La Herradura

Remember you are in Spain, so it isn’t just all about Christmas and then you are done.  Nope, the holiday season continues through the first week of January, to be sure we celebrate the Epiphany and the 3 Kings!


La Herradura Christmas

Holiday Program La Herradura – December 1, 2021 to January 6, 2022

This year there are some great activities and events for Christmas in La Herradura.  See the full program below, including the 3 kings, contests, nativity scene, Christmas carols and more.

 

  • December, from 1 to 8
    Solidarity Rake in favor of Cáritas Parroquial.  Organized by: Brotherhood of La Herradura.
    Hours morning and afternoon. Plaza Nueva (opposite Burger Plaza).
  • December Day 3
    Exhibition and delivery of Prizes to the winners of the Christmas Postcard Contest, organized by the Mayor’s Office and the Las Gaviotas Public School at 20:00,  Exhibition hall “Pepe Gámez”. La Herradura Civic Center 20:00.
  • Inauguration and Blessing of the Municipal Nativity Scene at 20:30
    Visiting hours from Monday to Friday Mornings 9:00 to 14:00.; Afternoons: 16:00 to 20:00. and Saturdays from 10:00 to 13:30.
    Organized by: Mayor’s Office of La Herradura and Brotherhood of La Herradura.Municipal Nativity Scene, blessed by the parish priest, Nestor. Installed in the Pepe Gámez exhibition hall). Civic Center.  The Choir “Cosas Nuestro”, from La Herradura will perform.
  • December. Day 4
    Traditional Chocolate and Churros Snack.
    Organized by the Mayor’s Office La Herradura and the collaboration of the Association “Amigos de La Herradura” and Churrería La Herradura, for the benefit of the Cabalgata de Reyes 2022.
    Plaza Nueva 17:00

Operation Kg solidarity in favor of Cáritas

Zambombá Flamenca by “María La Canastera”. We will enjoy the most typical Christmas carols and flamenco dance in the heat of the fire.

  • December. Day 12

German Christmas Market.
La Herradura Civic Center Square
From 15:00 to 19:00

  • December 17th
    Christmas carol contest with CEIP Las Gaviotas students.
    Place: Las Gaviotas School. Time, 10:30
  • December 19th
    “Charming Concerts” by Albertus and Deya
    In the Parish Church of San José. La Herradura 21: 00
  • December, from 21 to 24
    Rosario de la Aurora. Centennial tradition of the town of La Herradura.
    Departure from the church of San José, tour of the Old Town of La Herradura and back to the temple.
    From 06:00 in the morning.
  • December 21
    Awards ceremony at the winning businesses of the “2021 Christmas window contest”.
  • December 22nd
    Christmas Choral Encounter
    Participate:  Pastoral of La Herradura, Choir “Aires de Armilla”, Choir “Our Things”
  • December 23rd
    Christmas sweets workshop given by Esmeralda Aguado Gil.
    Limited places. Registration until December 20, at the office of the Mayor’s Office of La Herradura, 2nd floor of the Civic Center.
  • December 26th
    Choir “Pastoral Association of Frigiliana”. Tour through the streets of our town.
    From 13:30

Great Children’s Party, Inflatables, Mechanical Bull, workshops …

Visit our town the “Royal Postman”.
He will collect all the letters from the children of La Herradura and deliver them to SS MM Los Reyes Magos de Oriente.
In the Plaza del Centro Cívico. 16: 00

Departure from the Pastoral de La Herradura. Through the streets of our town. 18:00 hours

  • December. Day 28
    Zambombá Flamenca by “Diana Fernández’s Picture”.
    We will enjoy the typical Christmas carols and the flamenco dance in the heat of the fire.
    Civic Center Square, 20:30
  • December. Day 29
    Flamenco Christmas with Antonio “El Turri”
    We will enjoy the most typical Christmas carols in the heat of the fire.
    Civic Center Square. 20: 00
  • December 30th
    Performance of the group “Esencia Herradureña”, We will enjoy the most typical Christmas carols in the heat of the fire.
    Civic Center Square. 20: 00
  • January 2nd 2022
    New Year’s Concert 2022 Municipal Band of Music Almuñécar.
    “Diego Martínez” Auditorium. Civic Center. 20: 00
  • January Day 5 2022
    Cavalcade of SS.MM Los Reyes Magos de Oriente who will visit the streets of our town.
    Departure from the La Herradura Sports Pavilion at 17:00  and arrival at the La Herradura Civic Center. 19:00
  • January Day 6 2022
    Performance of the Pastoral de La Herradura in the Church and later exit through the streets of our municipality.
    San José Parish Church. 12: 00

Christmas in Almuñecar – December 3, 2021 to January 6, 2022

You can see the full program for Christmas in Almuñecar here.

Christmas Almunecar 2021-22 a program


Resources

Check here to view our holiday Calendar.

If you happen to be looking for the Junta de Andalucia public school calendar 2021/22 holidays, we have that here for you too!

Keep in mind the supermarkets and grocery stores may be closed or have limited hours during the holidays.
View La Herradura & Almuñécar supermarkets here.

Okay, so what we plan to do is share with you the things we know about.  Keep coming back, as we will continue to add through the season.  If you have something you would like us to add, just send it to us via email and we will do our best to include it.  Please also keep an eye out on Facebook, the city tourism cultural agenda as well as the city council website.

We also have a table of contents, which may be expanded to quickly jump to a specific date or activity.


Holiday events by date
La Herradura


December 1 to 8 – La Herradura

Solidarity Rake in favor of Cáritas Parroquial.  Organized by: Brotherhood of La Herradura.
Hours morning and afternoon. Plaza Nueva (opposite Burger Plaza).


December 3 – Almuñécar – La Herradura Holiday Lights Turn On

Almuñécar – La Herradura Christmas lights turn on!
Thirty-five streets will be illuminated in Almuñécar and thirteen streets in La Herradura.  Not to mention, three large Christmas trees: two will be located in Almuñécar, (Plaza del Ayuntamiento and Plaza Madrid), and the other will be in La Herraduara (Plaza de la Independencia).

Friday, December 3rd at 18:30
Plaza de la constitución in front of the Ayuntamiento Almuñécar
Plaza de la Independencia, La Herradura


December 3, 2021 – La Herradura Christmas Season Kick-Off Events

  • 20:00 Exhibition and delivery of Prizes to the winners of the Christmas Postcard Contest, organized by the Mayor’s Office and the Las Gaviotas Public School
  • 20:00 Exhibition hall “Pepe Gámez”. La Herradura Civic Center
  • 20:30 Inauguration and Blessing of the Municipal Nativity Scene at 20:30
  • Municipal Nativity Scene, blessed by the parish priest, Nestor. Installed in the Pepe Gámez exhibition hall). Civic Center
  • The Choir “Cosas Nuestro”, from La Herradura will perform.

Visiting hours from Monday to Friday Mornings 9:00 to 14:00.; Afternoons: 16:00 to 20:00. and Saturdays from 10:00 to 13:30.
Organized by: Mayor’s Office of La Herradura and Brotherhood of La Herradura.


December 4 –  La Herradura  Traditional Chocolate and Churros Snack

Organized by the Mayor’s Office La Herradura and the collaboration of the Association “Amigos de La Herradura” and Churrería La Herradura, for the benefit of the Cabalgata de Reyes 2022.
Plaza Nueva 17:00

Zambombá Flamenca by “María La Canastera”. We will enjoy the most typical Christmas carols and flamenco dance in the heat of the fire.


December 12 – Christmas Market, La Herradura

15:00 – 20:00 at the Civic Center plaza in La Herradura

12 Dec Christmas Market La Herradura 2021


December 12 –  Christmas Carol Contest, La Herradura

Christmas carol contest with CEIP Las Gaviotas students.
Place: Las Gaviotas School. Time, 10:30


December 19 –  Christmas Concert, La Herradura

“Charming Concerts” by Albertus and Deya
In the Parish Church of San José. La Herradura 21: 00


December 21-24 –  Rosario de la Aurora, La Herradura

Rosario de la Aurora. The centennial tradition of the town of La Herradura.
Departure from the church of San José, a tour of the Old Town of La Herradura, and back to the temple.
From 06:00 in the morning.


December 21 –  Christmas Awards, La Herradura

Awards ceremony at the winning businesses of the “2021 Christmas window contest”.


December 22 –  Christmas Choir, La Herradura

Christmas Choral Encounter
Participate:  Pastoral of La Herradura, Choir “Aires de Armilla”, Choir “Our Things”


December 23 –  Christmas Workshops, La Herradura

Christmas sweets workshop to be given by Esmeralda Aguado Gil.
Limited places. Registration until December 20, at the office of the Mayor’s Office of La Herradura, 2nd floor of the Civic Center.


December 26 –  Christmas Choir, La Herradura

Choir “Pastoral Association of Frigiliana”. Tour through the streets of our town.
From 13:30

Great Children’s Party, Inflatables, Mechanical Bull, workshops …

Visit our town the “Royal Postman”.
He will collect all the letters from the children of La Herradura and deliver them to SS MM Los Reyes Magos de Oriente.
In the Plaza del Centro Cívico. 16: 00

Departure from the Pastoral de La Herradura. Through the streets of our town. 18:00 hours


December 28  – All Fools Day

In Spain, All Fools Day is known as “Día de Los Santos Inocentes” and takes place right in the middle of the long Christmas season (which runs all the way through to January 6, the Epiphany).  On December 28 it’s your turn to play your favorite jokes on friends and family!
Read more now


December 28 –  Zambombá Flamenca, La Herradura

Zambombá Flamenca by “Diana Fernández’s Picture”.
We will enjoy the typical Christmas carols and the flamenco dance in the heat of the fire.
Civic Center Square, 20:30


December 29 –  Flamenco Christmas, La Herradura

Flamenco Christmas with Antonio “El Turri”
We will enjoy the most typical Christmas carols in the heat of the fire.
Civic Center Square. 20: 00


December 30-  Christmas Performance, La Herradura

Performance of the group “Esencia Herradureña”, We will enjoy the most typical Christmas carols in the heat of the fire.
Civic Center Square. 20: 00


January 2, 2022 –  New Year’s Concert, La Herradura

New Year’s Concert 2022 Municipal Band of Music Almuñécar.
“Diego Martínez” Auditorium. Civic Center. 20: 00


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January 5 – Cabalgata de Reyes (The 3 Kings Parade) La Herradura

January 5 - Cabalgata de Reyes (The 3 Kings Parade) La Herradura 2021. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Cavalcade of SS.MM Los Reyes Magos de Oriente will visit the streets of our town.
Departure from the La Herradura Sports Pavilion at 17:00  and arrival at the La Herradura Civic Center. 19:00


January 6, 2022 –  Performance, La Herradura

Performance of the Pastoral de La Herradura in the Church and later exit through the streets of our municipality.
San José Parish Church. 12: 00


Christmas Markets

If you would like to see a list of all of the local Christmas markets, look no further.  We even cover some in the nearby areas!

Christmas Markets in Almunecar, La Herradura and surrounding areas for 2021. There are many to choose from where you can find perfect gifts.

 


Christmas Menus & New Year’s Menus

There are so many wonderful restaurants in Almuñecar and La Herradura. Many offer special Christmas menus and New Year’s menus.

New Years and Christmas Menus Almuñécar - La Herradura There are so many wonderful restaurants in Almunecar and La Herradura. Many offer special Christmas menus and New Year's menus.


Christmas in Motril, Lentejí, Granada & Malaga

We have a list of things to do and see for Christmas in Granada and Malaga, we also show the program for otril and Lentejí too.

Granada Christmas Lights

 


Do you have a holiday event to add? 

Are you offering something special for Christmas in Almuñécar & La Herradura or Los Reyes?  We do our best to give back to the community during the holiday and offer this free publicity for your Christmas event here.

We have a reach of about 4000 on Facebook each week and more than 23,000 views on the blog each month.  It is good publicity for you!

Please contact us and we will do our best to add it here.

Happy Holidays!  ¡Felices Fiestas!

Where to Stay in the Area

his area is filled with amazing places to stay from the high-end hotels to the more inexpensive hostels and campgrounds, to holiday rentals, rural villas, and estates.  We have them all here and you will be amazed at what you can get for your money.  This town itself has many hills, so more opportunities for those incredible sea views.  Read more about where to stay in Costa Tropical.

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Heidi is passionate about travel (50+ countries) and loves experiencing the world with husband and their kids. In Aug 2012, they left the “perfect American life”, quit their jobs, sold their belongings and moved to Almuñécar. She likes to share all of her favorites things about the area, as well as practical information too. You may also view their family travel blog, Wagoners Abroad, at https://wagonersabroad.com

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