Still don’t know what to do in Cadiz at Christmas? How about experiencing a different Christmas?

Delving into Christmas in Cadiz is something that must be done at least once in lifetime.

Discovering their own customs and traditions not available in other locations is an unimaginable experience.

Have a look at the following list of activities to do in this period and find the magic of Christmas Cadiz.

Visit a living Nativity scene

In the dates of Christmas the most typical thing to do is to go to a living nativity. In the province of Cádiz, there are the Arcos de la Frontera, Medina Sidonia and Vejer.

You can see the different locations full of artisan workshops, small blocks with animals and recreation of the passages of the Bible.

recommended visit to go with the little ones.

qué hacer en Cádiz en Navidad - Visitar un Belén viviente
A living Nativity scene in Cadiz

Go to a Zambomba

The Zambomba was once a “meeting of neighbors”, after the workdays, where they took everything they had to eat and had it in common. Sitting around a candle they sang traditional Christmas carols while they ate and drank some drinks

Currently there are few that are held in the courtyards of neighbors, they have moved to larger premises.

You can live the authentic Zambomba in Jerez de la Frontera, a city that houses the most famous and traditional Zambombas of all Andalusia.

Zambombas Jerez

Listen to a Christmas Carol

If what you are looking for is an activity to do with the toddlers this is the ideal.

In Cadiz Capital you will see the representation of The Christmas Carol of Charles Dickens in the house Palacio Aramburu.


Spend New Year in Grazalema

Grazalema is one of the most beautiful villages in CadizThis time of year has a great atmosphere and with a little luck is covered with snow.

It is a fantastic option if you want to run away from the hustle and bustle of the city and have some quiet time.

The town of Grazalema

Go to Expo Click Chiclana

Every year during these dates is the expo click on ChiclanaYou can enjoy the Playmobil world as you’ve never done before.

It is not an activity for the little ones, but the older ones will also be happy to go.

Expo Click Chiclana
Expo Click Chiclana

Christmas Market Plaza San Antonio

If you are a fan of hArts and Crafts and you are passionate about finding the best shopping in the flea markets , you have to stop over here.

Every year in the Plaza San Antonio de Cádiz you can enjoy this great market and buy the gift you are looking for your loved ones.

Mercadillo navideño Plaza San Antonio
Christmas Market Plaza San Antonio

Visit Bethlehem Associations

At this time the Bethlehem associations gather to mount in closed spaces Authentic works of art.

Even if you are not a lover of this topic, it is worthwhile going and observing the different techniques used to recreate this passage.

Especially noteworthy is the Bethlehem that is recreated in the Plaza San Francisco in CadizOr the collection that exhibits in the cloisters of Santo Domingo in Jerez de la Frontera

Las asociaciones de Belén - Belen Viviente
The associations of Bethlehem-living Nativity Scene

Skating on an ice rink

If you’re a winter sports-lover, you surely have to visit this place in Cadíz. In the Plaza del Arenal you will be able skate and have a great time on the ice.

Go with your family and friends and have a great time enjoying the ice all together.

La pista de patinaje de la Plaza del Arenal
The skating rink in the Plaza del Arenal

That’s how Sherry sings for Christmas

If you are a lover of flamenco carols then this is your concertEvery year performances are held in the Villamarta Theatre by only the best and great voices from Jerez.

Without a doubt a great concert that you must listen to at least once in your life, you will be impressed.

teatro Villamarta
Teatro Villamarta

Walking under the lighting

There is nothing better during the month of December than taking a walk in the streets of Cadiz and enjoying the Christmas lighting.

Being taken back to your childhood memories while walking with your family is something indescribable.

To finish off the walk, have a chocolate in a central cafeteria while observing the lighting through the crystals, is something that you have to see for yourself.

Christmas Lighting in Cadiz

Eating churros

If there is something that must be sone in the cold of winter is having a good chocolate with ChurrosGo to la churrería la beauty, one of the most famous in Cadiz and enjoy this delicacy is priceless.

If you prefer another famous Churrería in Cadiz and which is always full of people then visit the Navy. Do not wait for the winter season to be over before you get your hands on some lovely churros. 

churros navidad cadiz
Puerto de Santa María, Christmas churros

Take the kids to Juvelandia

The family activities are certainly the best, close ties with the little ones is priceless.

The famous Juvelandia, a recreational area for children with attractions, sports areas, centres, bouncy castles and recreational areas , and which is set in the Ifeca Fairgrounds in Jerez ..


Cadiz has an endless list of activities to enjoy in these Christmas times

Living new experiences, knowing the culture of an area as amazing as Cadiz, even delving into it is something that is priceless.

If you want a different Christmas then you have to visit Cadiz, you have to live Cadiz.

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