A Christmas to meet again in Tarragona

tarragona will have a christmas programming with more than a hundred acts for all audiences that will take place throughout the city until January 8. According to the mayor, Pau Ricomà, "as this year's slogan says, Tarragona will experience Christmas closer than ever because we are back to normal festivities and we can once again give each other hugs and kisses, meet around tables and meet in the streets without distances or restrictions”.


That of 2022 is, in fact, a special campaign because it comes loaded with an added illusion after two years with difficult parties. "We want a Christmas in Tarragona full of life: it is the celebration of recovery and sharing moments of joy with our families and friends", said the mayor. Therefore, the slogan For a Christmas closer than ever It is a call for parties that are as close to normality as possible. Also as people and society, because the message of the City Council wants to value the cooperation that builds the community. And this is reflected in the image of the campaign that reflects the most traditional elements of Christmas from the superposition and union of simple geometric shapes and basic colors that lose their meaning when separated. What noveltythe graphic elements of this year are made available to social entities and agents who want to participate in the campaign in a unified way.

As for the program, it is also a unified campaign, which is why it is made up transversally of the proposals of the different councils of the City Council and other Tarragona entities, as was done last year. In this sense, and in order to enjoy a Christmas closer than ever to normality, all the activities have the will to fill the streets and spaces of the city so that all its attractions can be enjoyed.

The starting gun for Christmas will be given by the Festival of the Encendida of lights this Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the central cake of Rambla Nova, where Christmas-themed family workshops will be held beforehand. TheLED lighting this year, which will illuminate the city between the 6 pm and midnight until January 8, has renovated some motifs such as those on Rambla Nova and Calle de Unió. According to the Minister of Commerce, Dídac Nadal, to turn on the lights, "this year we will be inspired by Charles Dickens's The Christmas Carol, giving maximum prominence to the boys and girls of Tarragona and local artists, with the music of the BUMT Juvenile ».

«From the Ministry of Commerce we want to give prominence to roaming to energize the streets, for this reason, we make the stage of the invisible friend available to the city, we will once again celebrate the children's New Year's Eve party in Corsini square and there will be a circus in Bonavista", explained the Councilor for Commerce, Dídac Nadal. Among others, there will also be Christmas and craft fairs and, with the ViaT association, the window display contest and musical Christmas.

The Royal Warehouse is consolidated for the third year

From December 27 to 30, the pages of Their Majesties the Three Kings of the East will set up their royal warehouse in Refuge number 1 of the Costa Dock for the third year. In this workshop, the boys and girls of Tarragona will be able to see how the pages prepare and wrap all the gifts that will distribute the Night of Kings and finalize the floats of the parade. In addition, whoever wishes can take a guided tour by the same pages and can also leave their letter in the Royal Mailbox. As a novelty, this initiative that was born as an alternative to the parade during the pandemic, will have the collaboration of the Estela Foundation. Theaccess Y gratuitousbut it is necessary to book the invitation in advance on the web.

The Home dels Nassos and the Royal Page will also come to Tarragona

L'Nose Man will once again be the protagonist on the morning of December 31, the last day of the year. After visiting the Torreforta and Sant Pere and Sant Pau neighborhoods last year, this time he will stop at the seaside neighborhoods, passing through Arrabassada, Serrallo and the Port neighborhood, where he will celebrate the centenary of his clock, before starting the route that will take you to the Plaza de la Font, where from the balcony of the Town Hall, you will greet the children of the city with your traditional song. As for the Royal Pagesyour visit is expected on the days January 2, 3 and 4 in the Patio del Rey Jaime I of the Municipal Palace, where the letter for the Three Wise Men can be delivered.

The Three Wise Men will arrive loaded with candies and gifts

As is the tradition in Tarragona, Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar will arrive by boat at the Seraglio on the afternoon of January 5, where they will be received by the Minister of Culture and Festivals, Inés Solé, with pyrotechnic salutes and fireworks. After the parliaments, the royal entourage will line up the city in their carriages until they enter Plaça de la Font, where the mayor, Pau Ricomà, will give them the keys to the city so that they can leave gifts in all the houses of Tarragona. His Majesties will take advantage of this moment to transmit the traditional message of peace to the little people of Tarragona. This year, after the pandemic, candy will be distributed again during the parade.

The entire city will celebrate its festivities with a hundred proposals

As for the city's cultural agenda, during these weeks it continues with the proposals of the autumn-winter cycle of performing arts, of the Literary autumn and the music box. In fact, the Tarragona Theaters will also catch the magic of Christmas with proposals such as A Christmas with Mag Lari, Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker with Franz Schubert Filharmonia and Els Pastorets by La Golfa and La Salle, among others.

According to the Councilor for Culture and Festivals, Inés Solé, "for these holidays we want everything to return to normal, for this reason, from the Ministry we maintain the usual programming and at the same time what the pandemic has brought us." As a novelty, the council is launching a campaign to give away culture these holidays with tickets for the shows of the spring Performing Arts cycle, which will go on sale on December 13.

As Solé has highlighted, "giving culture is giving shared emotions and memories, and we believe that it can be a unique gift precisely for these holidays where what we most want is the reunion and coexistence with our own". With the same objective, the Ministry of Sports once again offers the Nadal Pack to enjoy discounts and promotions in the Tarragona Esports experiences. And speaking of experiences, Tarragona Turisme will organize a set of activities designed specifically for people who visit the city during the holidays.

In December, many students will again hang their good resolutions on thewishing tree Located in the Municipal Palace lobby with the participation of the choirs of the Escola Municipal de Música. Among other shows, the Escola Municipal de Música will offer the traditional Christmas concert. On the other hand, La Guingueta, the educational and family space in the City Park, will continue with its activity. "From the Ministry of Education we are once again committed to those educational and leisure events where children and young people are the true protagonists", said the Minister of Education, Manel Castaño, who thanked the work of all the people and entities " that will make it possible for the children and young people of the city to live a festival full of magic and illusion, especially for all the staff of the Ministry of Education and Tarragona Impulsa, from where the transversal work between all the ministries has been coordinated. .

Workshops and exhibitions

From the Department of Youth and Cooperation, Nadal will live in Kesse and La Palmera with workshops on its programming and exhibitions of the theater, choral singing and breakdancing and hip-hop classrooms. The city's Network of Civic Centers will also experience an intense Christmas with a total of up to 27 activities between shows, film sessions, parties, the visit of the royal page to the toy libraries or the concert of the students of the gospel course, among others. The different spaces of the Civic Centers will also host activities from different entities and neighborhood associations. And the same will happen in the museums, the Caixa Fòrum, the Trono-Armanyà Room, the Almacén Theater and other spaces, which will be filled with activities for these festivities. In addition, many entities and associations in the city will also organize events, solidarity campaigns, galas and activities for all tastes and ages.

Check all the city's offer for these festivities on the nadal.tarragona.cat website, which is updated with the latest news. One of the highlights of the web is the letter of the Three Wise Men, designed so that each family can download and print it. You can also download the balls to decorate the tree and the poster of the campaign to paint. The TGN Agenda app and the municipal website will also include all the programming. In the same way, the municipal social networks will also report all the activity.

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