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Granadilla offers festive fun for all the family 

Granadilla de Abona has kicked off a programme of Christmas events that will run until January 5th and includes more than 50 activities.

The initiatives were presented at the Franciscan Convent by the Mayor, José Domingo Regalado; the first deputy Mayor, Marcos González, and the councillor for culture and festivities, Eudita Mendoza.

José Domingo Regalado stressed that “it is about offering a varied programme of free activities for all audiences”.

“Our municipality has more than 100 nationalities and the objective is to provide the means and bring the ini-tiatives to the different population centres of the municipality so that Granadilla residents can enjoy them as a family”.

Given the good reception of last year, New Year’s Eve will be celebrated again, with bells and grapes in the Plaza de la Cultura of San Isidro on Saturday, December 29th.

The Great Cavalcade of the Three Kings of the East on January 5th will start at 5pm, concluding as is traditional in the municipal pavilion. Other events include gospel with the Latonius Gospel Choir on December 22nd at San Luis Obispo church; the José Reyes Martín Cultural Society Music Band on December 23rd at the Casino XI de Junio; La Parranda on December 30th in the plaza of the Church of Los Abrigos, and the New Year’s Classic Concert on January 1st in the San Luis Obispo church.

Marcos González explained that the AEDL, together with the commercial associations, have launched a campaign with the purpose of promoting Christmas shopping in the commercial establishments of the muni-cipality. Under the slogan ‘At Christmas, move in Granadilla de Abona’.

Sport will also be the protagonist this Christmas, including the VIII Edition of the San Silvestre Medanera on Sunday December 30th at 10am, in the children’s and adult categories (five kilometres).