The Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias holds its 6th Christmas Festival on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December

Dec 4, 2006

 On Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December, the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias is holding its Christmas Festival for the sixth year running, which will include a wide variety of leisure activities such as theatre, workshops, animations and a skating rink on the lake of the Museo de las Ciencias that will be operating from Tuesday 5th December to 7th January. In addition, representatives from the TV programme “Mira quien baila” will undertake a demonstration and give a dance class to the public that attends the Festival.
The Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias holds its 6th Christmas Festival on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December

 

All the activities of the Festival will be free and take place on the Ground Floor of the Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe from 11 a.m. to 7.15 p.m., with the exception of the skating rink on the Museum’s lake, for which there is a charge.
During the weekend, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. a dozen workshops will take place where, under the theme “Christmas, tradition and a little imagination”, the public will be shown how these traditional festivals are celebrated in Russia, Japan, the Scandinavian Countries, Mexico, Australia, India, Egypt and Spain. Story telling and parades and a Japanese Culture Festival will also be held with video games, workshops or fancy dress.

Also, on Saturday 16th December and Sunday 17th December, the public will be able to enjoy the Musikeion, the “World Music Concerts” that the festival is putting on, the first being music from Japan and the second from Africa. A performance by the Juan Bautista Gomez Choir: 50th Anniversary will round off the musical programme of the Festival.

On Saturday 16th December from 5.30 to 7 p.m., fans of the “Mira quien baila” programme and dance fans in general will be able to see a demonstration of two dance couples and take part in a dance class given by the professionals of the TV programme. That same day at 12 a.m- the hall of the Hemisfèric will host the award ceremony of the Christmas art competition.

Additionally, as in past years, theatre will also be present at the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias’ Christmas festival. On Saturday two plays will be performed, “Mascarot” and “Violeta y Pantarguel”, by Teatro Home Dibuixatandy Jácara Teatro, respectively, while e “El Viaje de Ada”, by Joaquina Teatro, and “Animalico”, by PTV Clown will be staged on Sunday.