Once again the Christmas medieval market will be taking place here in Almunecar on Paseo de Atillo – normally sited on the raised part in and around the tropical plants and trees overlooking the beach.
Dates this year are Saturday 5th to Tuesday 8th December to coincide with the extended “bridge” for the Constitution day fiestas. Opening times this year, according to the town hall, are for afternoons and on into the night, as we are told it will be running from 11:00 to 24:00, with a break at mid day. How long the break will be is unclear, but we suspect it will be normal siesta time from aorund 14:00 to 17:00 or so.
Early indications are that there will be at least 50 stalls and exhibitors. Visitors can expect to find a variety of hand crafted items, including incenses and natural soaps, fashion jewellery in silver, wooden articles and toys, games and puzzles, tarot card readers, wooden toys, puppets, cloth dolls, Aloe Vera products and typical regional charcuterie products.
There are also belly dancing displays and and an exhibition of local birds of prey, amongst other attractions – last year there was even a man powered wooden roundabout.
The local Alzheimer’s disease charity will also have a stand there so please support this most worthy cause if at all possible.