The Town hall of Zurgena have developed a comprehensive program of cultural and leisure activities ahead of Christmas. The program has been prepared for residents of all ages and interests to enjoy this special time.
The Medieval fair held last weekend was the kick-off of the numerous acts driven by the Town hall of Zurgena. Hundreds of residents of the municipality as well as other towns in the region have visited Zurgena and enjoyed crafts, music and games in this event, which has proved a great success.
During these dates, the 'Concurso de Belenes y Árboles de Navidad' (contest of Nativity scenes and Christmas trees) allow all residents who wish to participate in the activities of this year. Originality, innovation and size are desirable. Registration can be done in the Town Hall lobby.
Even the youngest in the municipality are also able to participate with the 'Concurso y Exposición de Tarjetas de Navidad'(contest and display of Christmas cards). The children in the schools 'Juan Andrés Toledo' and 'La Alfoquía' will compete for the prize for the best card of the conetst. On Friday 20th December free gifts will be delivered and the cards will be exhibited in the town hall this Christmas.
As usual, the cuisine of Zurgena will also star this Christmas thanks to 'Concurso de Repostrería Navideña' (contest of Christmas pastry’s), with a prize for the best sweet. Taste, presentation and originality will be assessed. The presentation and tasting will take place on Friday 27th December, from 4.30pm in the Old Town Hall. There will be coffee and games for adults. On the same day, from 11am at the train station, the Children of Zurgena will have the opportunity to enjoy craft workshops for children. These will be on again on Saturday 28th December from 11am at the old Town Hall.
Music and Parade
The Town hall of Zurgena have wanted to make music an integral part of this Christmas. On 29th December, students of music teacher Mary Legs and school dance 'RIA pi ta' will carry out a great performance in the city theatre from 6.30pm.
On the same note, on the 4th January, the Church San Ramón will host a will host a spectacular Choir Concert, with performances from 7.30pm, the 'Coral María Auxiliadora' Zurgena with his children's choir and the subsequent participation of 'Voices del Almanzora'.
Neither can you miss the traditional parade of the Reyes Magos (Three Kings). On Sunday 5th January their Majesties will visit Zurgena. At 6.30pm they will start the parade, once it is completed they will be giving gifts in the Municipal Theatre in Zurgena and the Neighborhood Association of Alfoquía.
The Mayor of the area, Luis Díaz, recalls that the Town Hall of Zurgena “have worked on the development of this program so that all residents can participate, attend and enjoy" all of the activities that are available. Like the mayor, the Councillor of Culture, Noelia García, wished "Happy Holidays to all neighbours," inviting them to "take an active part in all events organized and driven to make this a memorable Christmas in Zurgena ". In addition, she thanked "the enormous effort and cooperation of all associations and individuals who have been involved" with the prepared events.