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Seville Christmas & New Year 2024
Seville has a rich historical heritage and a unique mix of cultural influences, making its Christmas celebrations some of the most unique in Southern Europe. The streets of Seville fill with beautiful Nativity scenes, musical choirs or “Campanilleros”, bustling Christmas Markets and more.
- Are you visiting Seville for a Christmas or New year celebration? Stay at the H10 Corregidor Boutique Hotel, rated “Wonderful” by guests with spacious rooms, highly-rated breakfasts and great location close to the city’s top attractions.
The Christmas Markets
- Enjoy all the trimmings of a festive European Christmas Market without the cold, as the average high temperatures range from 16–20°C in December.
- The Christmas Markets are usually located in the Muelle de las Delicias, Prado de San Sebastián, Alameda, Plaza de la Encarnación-las Setas and Luis de Morales Street (Nervíón).
Feria de Belen
- Awaiting dates – The traditions “Fair of Bethlehem” lies at the foot of the Seville Cathedral and features everything you might need to create your Nativity scene.
- The market features 14 exhibitors, merchants and artisans who seek to help maintain the tradition of the nativity scene. Some stalls also sell handcrafted decorations and jewellery.
- Feria de Belen is on Calle Fray Ceferino González (between the Cathedral and the Archivo de Indias) and Avenida de la Constitución.
- Monday to Friday from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 11 am to 3 pm and from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
- Celebrate the arrival of the New Year in style at the Hotel Alfonso XIII, rated “Wonderful” by guests with luxurious facilities and the best location in Seville.
Nervíón Christmas Market
- Awaiting dates – Nervion’s Christmas Market features beautifully decorated wooden stalls attracting thousands of visitors each year.
- Visitors can browse authentic handmade traditional gifts, jewellery, decorations and artisanal items.
- Products sold in the market must meet strict quality and style criteria. The market is open from 10 am to 10 pm and is located on Calle Luis de Morales.
- Guests can experience a full cultural program each night with live performances, bands and street exhibitions.
The Christmas Lights
- From early December – Seville is a stunning city at any time of year, but it takes on an even more magical appearance during the Christmas season.
- Take a walk along the Avenida de la Constitución and enjoy some of the most impressive illuminations as heritage buildings come to life with beautiful light installations.
- The street always offers a surprise with Pop-up festivals, Carols, Singers and dancers often appearing along the road throughout December until Three Kings’ Day (January 6th).
- Alfonso XII, Campana, Laraña and Imagen streets will host specific light installations.
- Stay close to all the markets at the Palacio Pinello rated “Excellent” by guests, set in a 16th-century palace with elegant rooms and just 200 metres from the impressive Gothic cathedral.
The Christmas Tree and Video mapping.
- From early December – The Plaza de San Francisco hosts the largest illuminated LED tree in Europe, more than 40 meters in length and 14 meters in diameter.
- It offers a show (from December 6th to January 5th) every day, from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm, every half hour.
- Seville on Ice is a Winter Theme Park at the Muelle de las Delicias in Seville, the area home to the Seville Aquarium.
- The park is home to Spain’s largest covered ice rink, a Christmas circus with an original tent and a concert hall hosting shows and live entertainment.
- It is complemented by the Tio Vivo amusement park, complete with bumper cars and rides.
Alameda de Hércules
- Awaiting Dates – Alameda de Hércules, home to some of Seville’s busiest gay bars, also features a Christmas Market with over 30 chalets selling artisan gifts and a gastronomy area.
New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Seville
- December 31st – New Year’s Eve in Spain, is called Nochevieja, which stands for “The Old Night”. Hours before midnight on New Year’s Eve, tens of thousands of people gather at Plaza Nueva, right in front of the City Hall.
- It’s undoubtedly the most iconic place in Seville to hear the 12 gongs and eat your grapes of luck.
- The first grape, and the second, are easy, But as your cheeks get filled, it will be hard not to laugh, making it harder to eat all 12 grapes on time.
- However, if you are brave enough to eat all 12 grapes as the last gong, you will have a lucky year.
- People celebrate NYE in Seville over an opulent dinner at one of the city’s many fine restaurants.
- Most bars do not open until after 1 am when the bells have rung and dinner celebrations have ended, so we advise you to book your restaurant well in advance.
- Late-night parties continue at the city’s biggest gay club, Itaca, which typically gets busy from around 3 am, as does Bunker, the city’s busy cruising club.
- All of the gay bars are located close to Alameda de Hércules. Check out the best hotels closest to the gay bars.
The Three Kings Parade
- January 5th, 2024 – The Three Kings’ Parade or Cabalgata de Reyes Magos en Sevilla has been held in Seville every year without exception since 1918.
- For more than 85 years, the streets of Sevilla have been filled with floats and carriages on this special day.
- Over thirty floats make up the procession, prepared to give away ninety tons of sweeties.
Where to stay in Seville
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action,
Map of Seville
Because of the many warm months going out in Seville often is an open-air culture. Sometimes there is more going on in front of the bars than inside. That’s especially true for the area around the park along the Alameda de Hércules, a popular hangout for having a drink and a chat with friends. There is one bar after another and basically all the bars there are at least gay-friendly and the gay bars are straight-friendly, so you’ll usually find a mixed, easy-going crowd.
Recommended Hotels in Seville By Booking
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Hotel Alfonso XIII
5 Star, Luxury
- 5-star, prestigious, next to Real Alcazares.
- Close to the gay district.
- Individually decorated rooms.
- Iconic luxury and historic charm, ideal for a lavish experience near Seville’s cultural landmarks.
Petit Palace Santa Cruz
4 Star, Readers Choice
- 4-star, 16th-century mansion, city center.
- A short walk to the gay bars.
- Flat-screen TV, modern bathroom.
- Boutique elegance in historic surroundings, perfect for exploring Seville’s rich heritage.
Hospes Las Casas
4 Star, Great Value
- 4-star, traditional Andalusian house, rooftop pool.
- A short walk to the gay bars.
- Free Wi-Fi, elegant décor.
- Authentic Andalusian experience with modern comforts, ideal for a serene and stylish stay.
Hotel Doña María
4 Star, Location
- 4-star, former palace, views of Cathedral.
- Close to the gay district.
- Soundproofed, air conditioned.
- Historic grandeur, offering spectacular views and easy access to Seville’s sights.
Video Chirstmas in Seville
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Top Gay Neighbourhoods in Seville
Seville, like many major cities around the world, has a vibrant LGBTQ+ community and offers various LGBTQ+-friendly establishments, events like “Orgullo del Sur” (Southern Pride), which celebrates LGBTQ+ pride and diversity in the region. The event typically includes a parade, parties, cultural activities, and more.
Alameda de Hércules| The gay hub of Seville
- Alameda de Hércules is a trendy and vibrant neighborhood with a diverse atmosphere.
- It’s known for its many bars, cafes, and restaurants that are popular with both locals and visitors.
- Alameda de Hércules has historically been a hub for the LGBTQ+ community, with various LGBTQ+-friendly venues.
- Discover the best things to see and do in Alameda de Hércules
This historic neighborhood is famous for its narrow winding streets, charming squares,& traditional Andalusian architecture.
Seville’s artistic riverside district, renowned for ceramics & flamenco, offers a cultural mosaic of markets & history.