Christmas is in the air and the Adeje Council is eager to present its month-long events during Christmas, New Year and Kings’ Day. These activities feature a wide range of cultural, sporting and musical events that will appeal to people of all ages.
Jose Miguel Rodrigues Fraga, Adeje Mayor, expressed his Christmas message and said that children serve as the best symbol of borough. He added that the borough serves as a place where all people are welcome and that different customs and beliefs complement each other for everyone’s benefit. The Mayor also stated his hopes that the different events planned this Christmas season would become precious moments where everyone can share their distinct cultures and understand each other to experience peace and harmony. He further thanked participating neighbourhood and resident associations that collaborated and extended their support for the development of the program of events this Christmas 2013.
The Christmas markets have already started in Las Torres, as well as the Nativity Scene inauguration by El Galeon Residents Association. The charming Nativity Scene is currently presented in the School of Music and Dance, in the Adeje Cultural Centre.
In January 2014, there are bound to be more concerts, nativity scenes, markets and sports events for everyone. Other most-awaited events include the street party on New Year’s Eve and the colourful parade on January 5, in celebration of the coming of the Three Kings. The parade will be held along the main street of the town.
The Local Development Department of the Adeje Council has licensed the Christmas markets and it also offers an extensive selection of seasonal produce to all visitors to promote local businesses. Other markets are scheduled to take place in the Plaza Cezar Manrique (December 13), CC El Mirador (December 15) and Plaza Salytein (December 20). Children are encouraged to bring their Christmas letters to Santa or the Three Kings and there are special collection points.
In addition, there are Christmas Cribs and Nativity Scenes that are on display in various locations. These remarkable pieces of art are made by several local groups who participate in these events. Lastly, another display is found in the Los Olivos parish, which was blessed on December 13, as well as in La Hoya, on December 21.