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Events near you
CITIES and municipalities right across the Southern Costa Blanca are continuing with their post Christmas and New Year festivities. Perhaps you’ve arrived in the area for a Christmas break and fancy experiencing some of the Spanish traditions at this time of the year...or perhaps...

Festive celebrations continue

Festive celebrations continue
CHRISTMAS DAY itself may well be over for another year, but there’s still plenty of festive fun to be had in Murcia in the final days of 2018, and around the Three Kings Holiday at the start of January. Giant Christmas Tree This is found in...

It’s all ‘live’ at the Elche nativity display

It’s all ‘live’ at the Elche nativity display
THE 37th ‘Living Nativity’ Scene will take place in Elche City this Christmas season. Until December 31, 2017 and again on January 6, 2018 you will be able to visit the Nativity Scene. The animals are real and the characters will be acted by members...

A listening ear for Christmas

Samaritans
LAST weekend Costa Blanca Samaritans were kindly invited by Iceland, Torrevieja to come and do some bag packing for its customers. It’s a busy time and Samaritans appreciated the opportunity to raise some funds and most importantly, also raise awareness of what they do and...

Big Cats roar in for Christmas

Big Cats roar in for Christmas
THE Jaguar Enthusiast Club chose Hotel La Laguna in Guardamar to hold their Christmas meeting. Most members only stayed one night as the party went on well into the early hours,but a many decided to make it a weekend at the wonderful Spa and...

Crescendo International Choir raises money for community with Christmas Concert

Benijofar gift basket
The Crescendo International Choir performed a well-attended concert in December featuring a wide-variety of music at the Parroquia de Santiago in Benijofar. Almost €350 was raised by attendees to the concert to support the Benijofar community. Music was sung in both Spanish and English and...

Not just fish & chips

Not just fish & chips
QUESADA FISH & CHIPS RESTAURANT hosted another fund raising evening, with the money raised going to buy Christmas food and treats for the needy in Rojales. A total of €840 was raised, and was spent on Christmas food boxes, which were handed over to Lourdes...

Domino Bar ‘reach out’ with their generosity

Domino Bar ‘reach out’ with their generosity
THE Punta Prima, Rocajuna area saw an afternoon of entertainment, fun and games when Domino Bar hosted a fundraiser for Reach Out (Extiende La Mano). Patrons of the popular hostelry came together to support the Torrevieja charity with music from Just Brass Band, fairground games,...

Attention all Liverpool F.C supporters on the Costa Blanca!

Attention all Liverpool FC Supporters
IF YOU’RE a resident, holiday home owner or just a holidaymaker visiting Torrevieja or the surrounding area, and love to share the camaraderie and atmosphere of watching good football then look no further.  The Costa Blanca official Liverpool Supporters Club (OLSC) meets for each Liverpool...

Stagestruck Theatre Group pantomine cancelled

Stagestruck Theatre Group
STAGESTRUCK THEATRE GROUP would normally have staged their annual pantomime by this time of the year but unfortunately, this year's performance had to be cancelled due to their director's ill health.  However, this hasn't prevented the group from raising money for charity.  A small...

It’s a cake mix of flour and eggs for the Ibi fiesta

It’s a cake mix of flour and eggs for the Ibi fiesta
IBI CELEBRATES one of the weirdest and funniest fiestas of the region on December 28 every year to coincide with the Day of the Innocents; the Spanish equivalent of April Fool’s Day. It is called the Els Enfarinats which, when roughly translated, means the...

Las Salinas Lodge are Reaching Out

Reachout presentation
El National Restaurant in Punta Prima was the venue for the presentation of a 2500 euro cheque to 'Reachout' Torrevieja on Tuesday 21st November by the Las Salinas Lodge No 79. 'Reachout' was the chosen charity of Past Master, Brian McArdle, during his year in...

Chatters for Christmas and the New Year

Chatters for Christmas and the New Year
by Bill Hulse PLEASE note that because of our annual Chatters Christmas Lunch there will be no Chatters meeting in December. January 17, 2018 when the guest speaker will be Jayne Hardisty, a well known local artist with a very interesting story to tell. The...

Southern Costa Blanca Jewish community

Southern Costa Blanca Jewish community
THIS YEAR sees the 4th public lighting of a Menorah at Playa Flamenca. Chanukah is a Jewish festival that dates back to the year 165 BCE. At that time Jerusalem was ruled by a Syrian king called Antiochus. He looted and damaged the Temple in...

Alicante Santa Claus house already a great success

Alicante Santa Claus house already a great success
AROUND 1,000 people attended the grand opening of the Santa Claus House in Alicante and there were so many people in the area that police were forced to close adjoining roads.  On the opening day, there were up to three hours to wait in queues...

The place to park at Alicante-Elche airport

The place to park at Alicante-Elche airport
WE PARK ALC is the new name you have to remember if you want the best in Alicante Airport parking. The company is synonymous with professional, highly personalised customer service at its best, the first parking you can see, just 200 metres from the Airport...

Help at Home dinner dance

Help at Home dinner dance
AS WE move towards the end of the year we are busy preparing for our annual Help at Home (HAH) dinner dance and our volunteers lunch celebrations. However, even if the line is muted overnight that will not stop us responding to requests for...

Monforte del Cid recreates historic battles

MONFORTE DEL CID RECREATES HISTORIC BATTLES
THERE are three days remaining of the Moors, Christians and Mercenaries marches in the municipality of Monforte del Cid, located close to Novelda in the Alicante province.  The fiesta is being held in honour of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and includes a...

Locals commemorate safe return of their soldiers

LOCALS COMMEMORATE SAFE RETURN OF THEIR SOLDIERS
FIESTAS in the honour of the Virgen del Castillo are underway in Yecla and carry on until tomorrow (Friday) and again on Sunday December 17.  The fiestas have been declared as being of National Tourist Interest as it is combined with remembering a group of...

It’s Christmas show time for Footwork Dance

It’s Christmas show time for Footwork Dance
TO ROUND off  the year, the students of Los Montesinos based Footwork Dance, will be presenting their new exciting Christmas show ‘Kaleidoscope’ at the Casa de Cultura y Musica  in Los Montesinos on Saturday and Sunday 9 and 10 December at 7.30pm.  As in...

In Harmony – In concert – In December

In Harmony
THIS year’s annual Christmas concert – CHRISTMAS STARTS HERE – will take place at the La Zenia Church on Sunday December 10 at 7.30pm.  It will feature the Costa Blanca’s leading chorus, In Harmony, conducted by Nigel Hopkins. This year's concert will be extra special...

Christmas is the time for carols

Christmas is the time for carols
THIS Christmas will welcome a new choir in town that will be singing at their first concerts during this festive season. Conducted by the experienced musical director Karen Blagborough, Andante, will be accompanied by the talented pianist Nataliya Komyak. The first of Andante’s performances this Christmas...

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