The City of Arts and Sciences celebrates a Solidarity Christmas with special activities

Dec 10, 2012

An underwater nativity scene at the Oceanografic, Christmas Fair, workshops and storytelling at the Museum are just some of the activities on offer from 14 December to 6 January.
The City of Arts and Sciences celebrates a Solidarity Christmas with special activities The City of Arts and Sciences has organized a variety of special activities from 14 December to 6 January, offering a fun-filled Christmas holiday for the entire family.

During this time, the Science complex will be home to a Christmas fair located under the Arched Hall of the Science Museum. Free of charge and open to all visitors, the fair will feature a myriad of stalls offering products of all kinds, and a special section for kids that includes, among other activities, learning about traditional toys, puppet shows, storytelling and face painting.

Also on show in this same area will be traditional nativity workshops featuring crafts and traditional nativity sounds; the public will also have access to interactive exhibits where they can hear the sounds and see the musical instruments. Opening hours will be from 11:30 to 21:30 except on 24 and 31 December (open until 18:00), 25 December and 1 January (opening at 17:00), and 5 January (until 20:00).

There will also be a giant nativity scene on display in the Museum, measuring 14 metres long by 4.5 metres wide. The Oceanografic will also have a Nativity Scene of its own, consisting of several figures in a unique setting – inside one of the Oval Hall Aquariums.

Solidarity Christmas

Three solidarity initiatives are underway this Christmas at the City of Arts and Sciences. Until 22 December, two collection boxes will be available at the Museum and the Hemisferic for visitors to make their donations to the Christmas Eve Dinner for the Sisters of San Joaquín and Santa Ana Home for the Aged.

Finally, on 27 December, artists Horacio Silva and Caló Carratalá will paint a large format painting live. The final work will be donated to the Valencia House of Charity, which will auction it off to raise money for the organization.