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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- December 20, 2013
December 20, 2013

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday December 20, 2013

* English movie listings

This is the listing for movies that are playing in Marbella and on the Costa del Sol in English from Friday December 20th until Thursday December 26th.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus:

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Justin Bieber’s Believe

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
Justin Bieber’s Believe
The Counselor
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Twelve Years a Slave
Blue Jasmin
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D

TIP: During holidays, or if you are traveling far, you may want to call the cinema before you go to confirm. It is not unusual for cinemas in Spain to change their schedules midweek or not update their own websites. Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Galaxia playcenter christmas grotto

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of December Galaxia playcenter has Father Christmas in his Grotto with Christmas stockings and gifts for all. Walk through the enchanted forest with the Galaxia Elves to see Reindeer, polar beers, lots of snow and find a tiny magical cottage, where Father Christmas will greet you by name with a special gift prepared for you. Click here to read more…

* Swans International School

Members of Swans International School Marbella Scuba Diving Club have been diving off the coast in Gibraltar! How cool is that? We don't know of many other schools in the world offering scuba diving as an extracurricular activity.

Swans International School in Marbella offers primary and secondary education following the British National Curriculum for 3 to 18 year olds. Founded over 40 years ago in Marbella, Swans is one of the longest established international schools in Southern Spain. A great school to considering when looking for education options for the kids on the Costa del Sol. Click here to read more…

TIP: Check out the Swans Facebook page for all of the latest updates.

* La Latina Baby School

We always get fantastic feedback about La Latina Baby School which has the most flexible schedule around. Open all year round, summer school, and babysitting service after school, evenings and weekends.

This is a must see school if you are looking for a warm friendly caring environment for your little ones (3 months to 4 yrs) to grow and develop. Click here to read more…

* Jardines de la Reina boutique bed & breakfast

Check out Jardines de la Reina for a luxurious boutique bed and breakfast experience. This is a gorgeous relaxing environment just a few minutes away from Puerto Banus and the beach. This is luxury at an affordable price. Click here to read more…

TIP: Check out their Facebook wall for gorgeous photos and find out about their New Years Eve dinner (kids menu offered!).

* Christmas concert by Grupo Vocal Lirico

On 21st December at 7 pm at Teatro del Ingenio San Pedro all your favorite Carols from around the world will be performed by Mari Rosa Perez (mezzo) David Geary (baritone) accompanied by Mari Carmen Perez Blanco (piano) works by Handel, Schubert, Bach, Rodrigo, Hugh Martin and many others will fill this festive season’s event. Click here to read more…

* Restaurante La Trattoria

Our favorite restaurant critic is at it again. This time he reviews La Trattoria in Nueva Andalucia. Check out what he's got to say.

”A pleasant and comfortable bar and dining room that seat about 50 having a jovial waiter called Luca, all boded well for an enjoyable evening.” Click here to read more…

TIP: Check out the Marbella Restaurant Guide for more family friendly dining options.

* Marbella family fights child mortality due to malnutrition

Read up on how one Marbella family is conquering child mortality due to malnutrition by 2020. Talk about an ambitious New Year's resolution! You can find the full article on the 3 Million Club in Essential magazine on page 56. Click here to read more…

TIP: Marbella Family Fun supports the 3 Million Club, how about you? Join us now!

* Driver/Handyman looking for work

Reliable and trustworthy driver with strong references is looking for a job. Here is what his previous employee has to say:

"John worked for our family over the summer holiday and we were amazed by his kindness and professionalism. He has gone above and beyond the call of duty and has always been extremely helpful.

John is punctual, professional and performed all of his duties flawlessly. He never hesitated to work extra hours when needed. We have two children and we found John to be trusted, responsible, kind, not talkative or nosy, calm and a very attentive driver." Click here to read more…

TIP: John can also do handy work, run errands, garden, construction and do just about anything.

* Marbella Christmas and New Years Events

The Marbella Christmas and New Years Events guide is filling up fast. Everyday we receive new information on events, shows, special holiday lunches, Christmas bazaars and more. Check it out to stay on top of what’s happening. Click here to read more…

TIP: If you have a Christmas or New Year’s event or offer for our readers, tell us about it!

* Town Hall Christmas schedule

Not sure what to do during the holidays? Check out our list of Marbella Christmas events that have been organized by Marbella Town Hall to keep your family entertained during the holidays.Click here to read more…

* Calasanz Hair Salon

Calasanz Woman hair salon has a special Christmas offer for all our readers. Mention Marbella Family Fun when making your appointment for any treatment, haircut or styling and receive a free MoroccanOil masque treatment. Offer runs until the end of December. Click here to read more…

TIP: I was just in this salon yesterday and they have only a few appointments left for New Years, so book now!

* Catering companies

Looking for someone to cater your Christmas or New Years party? We have plenty of reader recommendations that you can choose from. Start planning now, because time is running out! Click here to read more...

TIP: You can find more party planning companies and services in the Marbella Party Planning Guide.

* Spanish Christmas lottery

The Spanish Christmas lottery, called Loteria de Navidad, is an institution is Spain. The lottery was started almost 200 years ago and has been run in the same fashion since then. It is the largest lottery in the world as measured by the size of the total pool.

The draw takes place on the morning of December 22nd and is broadcast on all radio and TV channels. Click here to read more...

TIP: Get your tickets today, because there are just a few days left. Good luck!

* Children’s Christmas events

Plenty of holiday cheer and fun for the whole family is taking place tonight!

17.00 Chocolate Popular on Plaza Marqués del Turia (Puya) in Marbella.
17.00 Children's entertainment on Plaza de la Iglesia in Marbella. “La Navidad de Mimosin” (clown show, face painting and animal balloons).
17.00 Children's party at Parque del Rocío in San Pedro Alcántara with lots of fun and activities for the kids: clowns, face painting, bouncy castle and many more surprises. Click here to read more…

* Martial arts & gymnastics show

Tomorrow at 10.00am take the kids to see the Martial Arts and Gymnastics Christmas Exhibition at the Palacio de Deportes in San Pedro Alcántara. The first part runs from 10.00 to 11.30, the second part 11.30 to 12.30 h. Free entrance! Click here to read more…

* Christmas nativity market

Don't miss the Christmas nativity market in Old Town Marbella held this weekend from on plaza de la Iglesia de la Encarnación. Saturday the market runs from 11am to 21:00 and on Sunday from 10am to 15:00.

Live entertainment, Christmas carols, organized activities and fun for the whole family is held throughout the city streets. Click here to read more…

* ABBA concert

ABBA fans won’t want to miss the ABBA tribute concert at Palacio de Ferias y Congresos in Marbella on Saturday December 21 at 20:00. For more information call 952 828244. Click here to read more…

* Christmas mass

On December 25th families are welcome to attend Christmas mass at the chapel Parroquia Ntra. Sra. de la Encarnación in Marbella at 11.00, 12.30, 19.00, and 20.00. Click here to read more…

* Holiday shopping hours

The month of December is here and El Corte Ingles and La Cañada shopping centers are now open on Sundays until the end of the month from 10:00am to 10:00pm. Click here to read more…

* Three Kings visiting hours

From December 27 - January 5 all boys and girls are welcome to visit the Three Kings and bring their wish lists at the following venues:

Marbella - Templete Parque de La Alameda San Pedro Alcántara - Templete Plaza de la Iglesia

Visiting hours: Mornings 11.00 - 13.30 Afternoons 17:00 - 20.30 December 31 and January 5 – 11.00 - 13.30

At Las Chapas a mailbox will be placed so that all children can send their cards. Click here to read more…

* Private football lessons

Nikki is looking for recommendations and asks,

"I'm looking for 1 to 1 private football lessons for a four year old, daily from Monday 23rd December to Saturday 28th December. Is this possible - and what cost?"

If you can offer something for Nikki, please get in touch ASAP, or pass this link on to someone who may be interested. Click here to read more…

* Car rental Costa del Sol

Looking to rent a car and need some advice? Check this out. Click here to read more…

* New trampoline for sale

Here is a last minute Christmas gift idea.

”We bought this as a Christmas gift and it was shipped from Germany but it is unfortunately too large for our garden.

It is in the original box and never been used. We paid €459 plus €79 for the official cover plus shipping. We are in the Marbella area. Please make me an offer or ask me any questions and I will get straight back to you.“

If you are interested, get in touch with Caroline ASAP or pass this great opportunity to someone who may need it. Click here to read more…

TIP: Click on this link to find a photo of what the trampoline looks like before you buy it.

* Advertise with us

Does your business need a boost? Looking for a way to promote your family friendly business or event? Consider advertising with to reach the audience you need. We have a wide variety of packages to choose from to list and promote qualified businesses, services and events. Contact us if you would like to meet up with one of our representatives or have any questions: 609 790 305. Click here to read more…

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Thank you... and see you next Friday.
Zoriana - Marbella Family Fun

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