Vera’s Magical Christmas

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Vera’s Magical Christmas
CHRISTMAS ILLUMINATIONS: Vera inaugurates its Navidades Magicas programme Photo credit: Vera town hall

MORE than 8,000 people visited Vera over the recent Constitution Day long weekend.

The town hall’s Navidades Magicas (Magical Christmas) programme included switching on the lights which, as Festivities councillor Amparo Garcia revealed, drew hundreds of people to the Plaza Mayor where they enjoyed a pyro-musical spectacle with fireworks, music, confetti and artificial snow.

“The same show was put on days later in Almeria City, underlining the importance that we have attached to the Christmas illuminations and decorations this year,” Garcia said.

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The same day saw the inauguration of the Christmas market and a spectacular Nativity Scene with more than 300 figures covering 50 square metres inside the Convento de la Victoria.

The first edition of Vera’s  Comer por Navidad (Eat at Christmas) gastronomic fair, the next event in the Navidades Magicas programme, will be held between December 15 and 22 in the Plaza de Abastos, showcasing the province’s best food products.


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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