welcomes Christmas with the inauguration of its lights, which are responsible for spreading the magic and seasonal spirit. From that time onwards and until the arrival of the Three Kings, you can take part in a host of activities in this city in La Ribera, in southern Navarre.Carols, choirs,
parade of floats
and of course, on the 24th December
, the arrival of the much-loved Olentzero
who is accompanied by the city's txistus
(flutes), fanfarres (brass bands) and the zapantzar (men dressed in traditional costume shaking cow bells) in a procession through the streets of the old quarter. But not everything is eating and singing, as there is also an event organised for those who go in for sport, on the evening of the 31st
, when the traditional fun run is held, namely the San Silvestre
(St Sylvester) race. And on the 5th January
, the Magic Kings
from the East are set to arrive in a great procession, to fulfil the wishes of the youngest members of the family.
Well, have we got you into the Christmas spirit?