ALMERIA is shining bright for the Festive Season celebrations as the Christmas lights go on in towns and villages all over the province.
Three giant Three King’s crowns featuring 155,000 LED lights in all form the dazzling centrepiece of the decorative illuminations in Almeria city’s Mirador de la Rambla.
The council put on quite a show in the build-up to the big switch-on on Thursday evening. A crowd of thousands turned out to enjoy live performances of fifties-style swing and dance before the countdown to the big moment, fireworks adding to the spectacle.
Other standout city Christmas illuminations include a giant sled in the Plaza de las Velas and a 17-metre high artificial tree in the Puerta de Purchena.
There is also a synthetic ecological ice-rink in the Cathedral square and a giant nativity scene complete with artificial snow at the entrance to the city guitar museum.
Earlier this week Almeria Mayor Ramon Fernandez-Pacheco unveiled a programme of more than Christmas activities up until the January 6 Three Kings bank holiday.
He said the council wanted this year’s Festive Season in the city to be remembered for being “inclusive and happy, in which all children can take part and in which we adults can be more responsible”, referring to the administration’s aim of encouraging environmentally friendly celebrations.