Christmas is here! Another year goes by and with it, we hope that many of the negative things that we have experienced during the last few months will go away. This Christmas, despite the prudence and respect for health measures that we should all show, we hope that we all face them with enthusiasm. And perhaps, this year the illusion is more important than ever. The illusion of finally seeing the Christmas lights.
With this post we want to give you a smile and bring the magic of Christmas to your screen. We present you the best national destinations and plans to do this Christmas. May everyone’s dreams and wishes come true this year and may we have a clean slate in 2021. Because we all deserve it.
Christmas plans and destinations
Christmas lights in Vigo
Vigo’ s Christmas lights have become one of the most iconic and emblematic lights in the whole country, and even internationally! Who hasn’t heard of Vigo’s impressive Christmas lights? Its lighting is one of the biggest tourist attractions of the city, which attracts hundreds of people. This year, unfortunately, the situation has not allowed this event to be held in public, although everyone has been able to follow it via streaming through social networks on December 2. We are sure that a walk through the city of Vigo, contemplating its lights and colours will transport us to a world of magic and Christmas happiness.
The Forest of Oma
The Oma Forest is one of the most fascinating creations of the renowned Basque artist Agustín Ibarrola. This forest is part of an immense work of art, or “natural art installation”, in which the artist painted numerous trees that visitors encounter at every turn. It is framed within the artistic style land art. It stands out for its vibrant colors and shapes, and the aim is that the visitor who contemplates has a thousand visions of effects and visual games with the work, depending on the perspective from which it observes.
The first paintings were made in 1982. The forest is also known as the “painted forest” or Baso Margotua in Basque. It is located in Vizcaya, in the Urbaibai Biosphere Reserve. Walking along its paths you will feel like in a fairy tale.
This village is one of the classics of the French Way. At this time of the year it is dressed all in white and evokes those wonderful sensations of being inside one of its buildings, enjoying the warmth of the fire and a good cup of tea or coffee, while watching through the window as it snows outside. Undoubtedly, O Cebreiro gives us every winter idyllic moments. It is a good place to visit with the family, as children will enjoy playing with the snow. Have you ever seen their famous snowy pallozas?
Who doesn’t want to go to the beach at Christmas? If you have a few days off to enjoy a short holiday, what better destination than the warm Canary Islands. In addition to being an environment with an incredible natural heritage to visit in each and every one of its islands, you will also have available the beach and relaxation plans, and more urban Christmas plans in its main cities. The advantage that this destination currently has is that it is mandatory to take a coronavirus test to be able to access, so you are assured to be in a safe environment.
As we often say, the best plans or “paradise” are at home. For these reasons, the most important thing to remember at this time of year is that what matters is the “who” and not the “where“.. Who knows, maybe you will be able to visit the setting of a memorable Nativity Scene, like the one of the neighbours of Valencia. Almost in all likelihood, this Christmas will give us pictures as curious and nice as the Valencian Nativity Scene. It is a monumental Nativity scene composed of a decoration of 300 figurines, all with their respective masks.The Association of Nativity Scene Makers of Valencia. It will be available for your visit until January 5th. A real addition to the classic Christmas lights of the Nativity Scene.
Maybe this curious nativity scene has given you some ideas for the Christmas decoration of your home, right? So now you know, let your imagination run wild and set up a memorable decoration in your home. It is the best possible laughter therapy exercise.
We hope you have a great time this Christmas with your loved ones, whatever plan you choose. We will try to enjoy as much as possible, always complying with the recommendations and health measures for the good of all. Enjoy the Christmas after-dinner snacks of polvorones, turrones and mantecados from Estepa!
The team of Viajes Camino de Santiago wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Next year we will be waiting for you with more strength, more Ultreia and more Suseia if possible. There couldn’t be a better phrase.