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CHRISTMAS 2012 IN BUENOS AIRES

 

If you found yourself in Buenos Aires during Christmas, you miss your family and friends, and you struggle to get into the Winter Wonderland spirit in 30 degrees heat, dont panick! These few ideas might help you….

15th December 2012 – 9.15pm

Head to Avenida de Mayo and Bolivar where Zamba Quipildor, a popular Argentinian singer from Jujuy, will be performing Argentine folk music. You will have an opportunity to listen to the “Navidad Nuestra”, as well as the parts of the famous “Misa Criolla” by the Argentine composer Ariel Ramirez.

16th December 2012 – 7pm / 8.30pm

Go to one of the 10 Christmas concerts organized simultaneously in various parishes and Evangelical Churches spread throughout the city featuring choirs and local vocal groups.

  • Catedral Primada de Buenos Aires – 7pm
  • Basílica Santa Rosa de Lima – 8.30pm
  • Parroquia Ntra. Sra. Madre de los Emigrantes – 8.30pm
  • Iglesia de Jesús Sacramentado – 8.30pm
  • Parroquia Ntra. Sra. de los Dolores – 8.30pm
  • Parroquia Niño Jesús – 8.30pm
  • Parroquia San Vicente de Paúl – 8.30pm
  • Iglesia Cristiana Evangélica – 8.30pm
  • Iglesia Transparente – 8pm
  • Iglesia Cristiana Evangélica de la Puerta Abierta – 7pm
  • Parroquia Ntra. Sra. del Rosario – 7pm

 

22nd of December 2012 – 8pm

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see an amazing ballet show by the Obelisk! The complete Nutcacker by Peter Tchaikovsky will be performed by Argentine dancers. It will also be the last show of Argentina’s most acclaimed principal dancer – Eleonora Cassano who is ending her career as a classical dancer. The show will be accompanied by a live orchestra.

 

Until 24th December 2012 –  Mon to Fri  from 12pm to 8pm / Sat & Sun from 10am to 8pm

Enjoy the festive spirit in Buenos Aires Christmas theme park in Thays Park in Recoleta (Avenida del Libertador and Callao)! Visit Elves’ village, where you can make donations of toys to underprivileged children, Toys factory where children can create their own toys, and Santa Claus’s Cabin, where Santa plans the distribution of the toys and where he keeps all the letters. Even though this venue is created with children in mind, everyone who loves Christmas will enjoy this place regardless of age!

 

Holy Land theme park – Fridays to Sundays and Holidays from 4pm to 12am (Entrance fee $50)

For those who are open-minded and want to see something different, visit the one of the two world’s Christian themed parks, where you can see 36 events from Jesus’s life among which a full size nativity scene!

 

Above all enjoy the beautiful sunny weather! Take advantage of the fact that most locals flee the city and discover less crowded Buenos Aires. Try some traditional Christmas treats like Paneton (sweet bread with raisins) and Sidra (cider). Enjoy the fireworks that will illuminate the whole city in the midnight on the Christmas Eve. I hope these few different ideas will help you find the Christmas spirit in Buenos Aires!

Wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!