The article here on the town hall website has details of the Christmas lights and decorations in El Ejido this year.
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A countdown welcomes the Christmas that this year arrives 'on skates' and illuminates all El Ejido
The mayor of El Ejido, Francisco Góngora, has been commissioned to light in a symbolic act, the extraordinary illumination, which after a countdown to which hundreds of neighbors have joined, has given the inauguration of Christmas 2017/18
The City Council has made a reinforcement in the extraordinary lighting, so that El Ejido and its cores will shine with some 658,000 points of leds, between arcs of light, palm trees, trees, 3D figures and facades of churches
The 'Little Park' has established itself as a meeting point for exiles and visitors of all ages with more than 70 activities and 15 different attractions
The novelty of this edition is the installation of a large ecological ice rink of 240 m² that has been inaugurated with an exhibition in charge of the Municipal Skating School of the IMD and the Skating Club Soul
Christmas has officially arrived in El Ejido after the inauguration this afternoon of extraordinary lighting and the opening of the leisure park 'Little Park' located in the Plaza Mayor. The City Council, in a coordinated manner with all the municipal areas, has designed a schedule for these special dates. The objective has been to fit activities, optimize means and resources and energize the streets of the municipality.
The mayor of El Ejido, Francisco Góngora, accompanied by the Councilor for Tourism and Commerce, Luisa Barranco, and the mayor of Culture, Julia Ibáñez, in addition to other members of the government team, has been commissioned to light, in a symbolic act , extraordinary lighting, which after a countdown to which hundreds of neighbors have joined, has given the inauguration of Christmas 2017/18. Previously, a musical parade with the dance group 'Sol de Almería' has been developed in which numerous 'Santa Claus' and popular cartoon characters have participated.
Góngora recalled that "this year we want Christmas to shine more than ever and we have made a significant investment in lighting, reinforcing the decoration reinforced with LED lamps that also generate savings of 85% over traditional"
The Ejido and its nuclei will be illuminated with some 658,000 points of LEDs, including arcs of light, palm trees, trees, 3D figures and church facades, as well as flash and waterfall effects have been incorporated to generate a sense of movement in the streets and squares of the city.
The Christmas animation is concentrated as every year, mostly in the Plaza Mayor, converting this space, as the councilor explained, "at a meeting point of ejidos and visitors of all ages with the opening of a fun park, leisure and family entertainment throughout the province, which grows year after year, with more than 70 activities and 15 attractions. "
The novelty of this edition is the installation of a large ecological ice rink of 240 m² that has been inaugurated with an exhibition in charge of the Municipal Skating School of the IMD and the Skating Club Soul.
The park also has an extraordinary lighting very careful, with a ceiling of LED lights, palm trees and a large tree in red and silver presiding over the Plaza at the gates of the City Council, not forgetting the Santa Claus house that will visit children.
As for the park's programming, this includes musical performances, theater, storytelling, puppetry, parades, dance exhibitions, and mask workshops, mark pages, puppets, bracelets, Christmas decorations, 3D cards, shiny balls ... By the Beach go to pass schools, associations, collectives and local groups to delight visitors with varied dance and dance performances. Without forgetting, that the smallest of the house will be able to greet their favorite television drawings such as the Lion King, Mickey and Minnie or the Patrol Canica.
The 'Little Park' schedule is from Monday to Friday, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and school holidays from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. On December 24 and 21, it will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
It is worth remembering that next Monday, the Napolitano-style Municipal Nativity Scene will be inaugurated in the courtyard of the City Hall of El Ejido. This measures 120 m² and has a height of 60 cm so that the visitor can see it comfortably. All this, in an exhibition space of more than 250 m². It has about 500 figurines in baked clay of 22 cm and a spectacular scenery that simulates the houses and the environment of the time and that again will surprise the ejidense public and tourists.