Sitges Town Council has launched its institutional campaign for Christmas, under the slogan of ‘Sitges, the Christmas you deserve’, with a fun and cultural programme that includes more than 50 activities. The aim is to promote cultural and leisure events, keep traditions alive, as well as encourage local trade between citizens and visitors.
The Christmas lights were switched on in the main streets of Sitges last Friday evening, as the first of the activities to welcome the festive season and to set the mood for the main shopping areas of the town centre and Poble Sec district. The Mayor of Sitges, Aurora Carbonell, and the local councillor for economic promotion, Guillem Escolà, both offered a few words at the event, before the Christmas Tree lights and music were also switched on in Cap de la Vila by students from schools in Sitges who have participated in the Entrepreneurial Culture at School (CuME) programme.
Aurora Carbonell said that this year more than ever ‘we deserve to enjoy a Christmas with values such as solidarity, responsibility and love. I hope that we can have fun but keeping in mind that we must consume responsibly, share time with family and friends, enjoy nature, be sustainable and respectful of the environment and, above all, take care because right now there is a rise in Covid-19 infections and this indicates that we cannot lower our guard because the pandemic is still active’.
The ‘Christmas you deserve’ programme in Sitges runs until the start of January. Although this Christmas is still marked by the pandemic, there is a wide range of activities that also includes the Christmas Park, which was suspended last year due to the health measures.
Activities include the Three Kings Parade returning to the streets again, the return of the classic ‘Pastorets’ and Christmas markets, such as the Winter Market, the traditional exhibition of nativity scenes, children’s workshops, plays, the pantomime (Aladdin), Christmas carol concerts, the Singing of the Sibyl, the Apocadixie Cotton Pickers playing in the street, as well as the Quinto game – and much, much more. You can click here for a full day-by-day list (in English) of all the activities. And click here for the Sitges Town Council’s main Christmas page – or on the poster image below.