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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- December 28, 2012
December 28, 2012

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday December 28, 2012

* 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 28th until Thursday January 3rd

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus:


Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
Life of Pi 3D
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D
The Impossible
Twilight - Breaking Dawn Part 2
Les Miserables

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Osaka Japanese restaurant

Take the family out for a special night to Osaka Japanese restaurant in Estepona. This is our favorite sushi restaurant and our kids love the tepanyaki show. Entertainment for the whole family, you wont regret it! Click here to read more…

* Cafe de Ronda

Looking for a family friendly place for breakfast, lunch or dinner in the center of Marbella? Check out Cafe de Ronda for traditional Spanish favorites such as tapas and sangria or more European flavors like beef ragout or even an English breakfast. You can find it all here...even free wifi! Click here to read more...

TIP: Fantastic terrace for outdoor dining!

* Public new years eve parties

Celebrate New Years Eve in the streets with the locals on December 31! Most villages and cities organize New Year's Eve parties in their main squares starting at midnight. There will be a party in Marbella on Plaza de los Naranjos in Marbella Old Town and in San Pedro on Plaza de la Iglesia. Click here to read more…

TIP: Remember that January 1st is a holiday and businesses and shops will be closed!

* Three Kings Day

Three Kings Day is celebrated throughout Spain on Sunday December 6th. This holiday celebrates the visit of the Three Kings to worship and bring gifts to the new-born Jesus Christ. In Spain, it has traditionally be the most important day that culminates the ¨Christmas¨ holidays.

The Three Kings are celebrated pretty much like Christmas´ Santa Claus. Children write a letter to the Kings asking for their desired toys. Many cities set up locations where the kids can deposit their letter to the ¨Royal mailman¨. Click here to read more…

TIP: Three Kings Day is a national holiday in Spain, so shops and businesses will be closed. Get any food shopping you need the day or two before. Because this holiday falls on a Sunday, Monday December 7th is also a “bridge” holiday too.

* Three Kings Day Parade

Three Kings Day is always celebrated with a parade through the streets of Marbella and San Pedro on January 5th. Don’t miss this event, because the highlight is the moment the floats pass and candy is tossed in the air to be collected by eagerly waiting children. Click here to read more…

TIP: Bring an umbrella and hold it upside down to collect candy easily!

* Ecological food

One of our readers recently asked on our Facebook page, ”Nobody knows if there is a company which takes ecological and bio fruits an vegetable to your house? If oh order? In marbella? Thnx”

We’ve got answers for you if you are also interested in ecological items. If you have an answer of your own you may contact Alexandra directly on our Facebook wall (scroll down to Wednesday Dec 26) or post here. Click here to read more...

* New Years events

Not sure what is going on for New Years? Check out our New Years events page for some ideas on where to ring in the new year with the kids. Click here to read more...

* Marbella Town Hall Christmas Events

Marbella Town Hall has plenty of events for everyone young and old. From New Years parties to a visit with the Three Kings there is something to interest everyone. Many of these events take place in Old Town Marbella, where the spirit of Christmas comes to life, so be sure to pop into that part of town sometime during your trip. Click here to read more...

* Kids Christmas park

The Palacio de Ferias y Congresos in Marbella opens a fun kids indoor park with plenty of attractions and entertainment including bouncy castles, sumo, gladiator, rock climbing wall, zip line, bici-cart circuit, video games, workshops, multi-adventure circuit and much more. Entrance: 8 euro (full day), 6.50 euro (half day) or 14-day pass for 25 euro. Click here to read more…

* Magic show

Tonight at 9:00pm don’t miss the exciting magic show by Jorge Blass "El Arte de la Magia" at the Teatro Ciudad de Marbella. Tickets may be purchased at El Corte Ingles and theatre box office. Click here to read more…

* Marbella Christmas market

Every Sunday in December from 12:00pm to 6:00pm visit the Christmas Market at the Puerto Deportivo (sports port) in Marbella for a very special chance to buy local handmade gifts for friends and family. Click here to read more…

* Visit from the Royal Mailman

December 26 - January 5: Royal Mailman to the Three Wise Men visit. 
Three Kings Day is a big deal here in Spain. If your children would like to participate in this fun holiday, they can visit the Royal Mailman to the Three Kings who welcomes all children with their holiday wish lists at Parque de la Alameda.

Visiting hours: 
Mornings: 11:00am - 1:30pm 
Afternoons: 6:00pm to 8:30pm 
 December 31 - January 5 – 11:00am - 1:30pm

Don't forget to write your name and address in your letters to the Three Kings so that they can send you a letter back. The post office will be installing a mailbox for your letters. Click here to read more…

* Moscow ballet on ice

The classical ballet of Moscow performs on ice at the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Marbella on Thursday January 3rd.. This unique performance includes scenes from The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Cinderella. Tickets may be purchased at ticket box office or online at Click here to read more…

TIP: Check out the Marbella Town Hall Christmas events page for more holiday fun ideas.

* Marbella restaurants

Looking for a good place to eat in Marbella? Check out our list of family friendly restaurants. They’re our favorites! Click here to read more…

TIP: Do you have a restaurant recommendation? Tell us where is your favorite place to go!Click here for more details.

* Costa del Sol excursions

Whether you are in Marbella or the Costa del Sol for a day or for several weeks there are plenty of things to do and see while you are here. Take a look at the top Marbella sites or hop in the car and travel a bit further to see more of the Spanish countryside and even Gibraltar! So much to choose from and so little time! Read our family reviews and get organized now. Click here to read more…

* Marbella Family Fun Calendar

Check out the Marbella Family Fun Calendar of Events page to see all that is going on in Marbella during your stay. We organize family friendly events on this page to help you plan your trip and see what’s on in Marbella ahead of time. Click here to read more…

TIP: If you have a family friendly event to announce, tell us about it!

* Día de los Inocentes

One of our readers from the past was confused and asks, "Everyone is acting strange and joking today on December 28th. I hear it is because of a holiday, dia de los Inocentes, what is this?".

Not sure what’s going on? Click here to read more…

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

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