I normally do not advertise too much of what is going on in the city of Almería. However there is an interesting event this coming Saturday (22 December 2018).

The article here on the La Voz de Almería site has details.

Read More for a Google translation of the article.


Almeria center for a day

Reyes Católicos Street will become a Victorian space on December 22

Surrounded by vintage toys, two actors, one of them representing Mr. Scrooge, and a bunch of Christmas candy canes, the Councilor for Commerce and Promotion of the City, Carolina Lafita, has presented, a few days ago, a very dynamic revitalization activity. special, 'Story Christmas'. "We are going to set the street Reyes Católicos, where right now we are, with the Victorian style of the Charles Dickens story, next December 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.", explains the Councilor.

In this line, the councilor explained that "Christmas Story will have a Victorian decor, eight actors emerged from the story itself and also the merchants will disguise with small details that will remind this endearing story." In addition, all people who visit the activity can enjoy four passes of the storytelling 'Story of Christmas', four performances of a string trio of classical music with compositions of the time, two performances of a children's choir composed of more than twenty children , a historic photocall where to take a Victorian photo for social networks, and some more surprises.

The initiative is designed for the whole family and will be held on Saturday, December 22, from 11 am to 2 pm, and from 6 pm to 9 pm, on the stretch of Reyes Católicos street between Navarro Rodrigo and Méndez Núñez. Carolina Lafita has said that "just as we are doing performances in other streets of the center, neighborhoods and two municipal markets, this new proposal should help Almeria and tourists go for a walk, go shopping, tapas, and enjoy this endearing dynamisation activity in Almeria, in this case the center. "

At his side was also the manager of the association of merchants Almería Centro, Carmen Sanchez, who has valued "the support of the City with the program of commercial revitalization, which is a boost for the shops of the center, specialized and very professional. In this case, this activity is very original and we hope that the public streets will be filled ".

The actor Fernando Labordeta, who represented a Victorian gentleman, recalled the storyline of 'Christmas Tale', a classic by Charles Dickens and these festivities, which "narrates the night that Ebenezer Scrooge spends on the eve of this festival, a rich and very stingy old man, who receives the vision of the spirits of Christmas past, present and future trying to move his heart. And from there something will change. " Listening to him, and also interacting was the actor Antonio Fernández, who represented the miserly Scrooge, he had fun with his character to the journalists and passers-by.

The Councilor for Trade and Promotion of the City, Carolina Lafita, wanted to thank "all those who have made this 'Christmas Story' possible: a Escenalia, which makes the storytelling and theatrical animation; a Back cover, which has devised the creativity of this experience, to the children's choir of the El Milagro school, which the beautiful carols will sing to us; and Educamusic, who will perform classical music. The magic of Christmas and stories will continue on December 22 on Reyes Católicos Street with a 'Christmas Story'.