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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- December 9, 2011
December 10, 2011

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday December 9, 2011

* English movie listings

This is the listing for movies that are playing in Marbella and on the Coast in English from Friday December 9th until Thursday December 15th.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus
The Killer Elite
Tower Heist

Fuengirola Miramar:
In Time
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
Puss in Boots 2D
Puss in Boots 3D
Arthur Christmas 2D
Arthur Christmas 3D
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Christmas fun at Galaxia Playcenter

Galaxia playcenter in Guadalmina is hosting loads of events this holiday season, so you don't want to miss a thing!

From December 17th until December 23rd visit Santa's grotto with the kids anytime between 5:30pm and 7:00pm.

On December 19th entertain the kids till they drop at the Magical Christmas party. The fun doesn't stop there! On Monday January 2, 2012 The Three Kings (Los Reyes Magos) will visit Galaxia and have sweets for all 4 - 6pm. Click here to read more...

* The Multisports Club holiday camp

What will you be doing with the kids during the Christmas season? It’s always best to get the kids outdoors and running around, particularly with all the sugar rushes they’ll be having! The Multisports Club in Nueva Andalucia (Marbella) is offering a fun kids camp every morning during the holidays to get kids moving and give parents a few hours in the morning to get things done. The fun starts December 19th and runs until January 6th. Click here to read more...

* Marbella Christmas market kicks off

The Marbella Christmas market kicked off last Tuesday at the Puerto Deportivo (sports port) in Marbella center and will last until December 18th.

There will be lots of opportunities to get some Christmas shopping done with local items such as crafts, jewelry, ceramics, food items, games, and more. Click here to read more...

* Talk Radio Telethon raises over 30,000 euro!

Congratulations to Talk Radio Europe for raising more than 30,000 euro in aid of Cudeca - the only cancer care hospice in Spain. This year, Marbella Family Fun contributed 700 euros to the cause between the auction and our Facebook action. Great job TRE! Click here to read more...

* New Years Eve with small children

One of our readers asks, ”We have a 2 and a half year old and are looking for places either San Pedro, Puerto Banus & Marbella. If anyone suggests Orange Sq. pls give details: Do we need a table, can we stand in street with our own bubbly etc..Thanks”

We have given some suggestions, so take a look if you are in the same situation. If you have a recommendation, please let us know! The more options we have, the better. Click here to read more...

* Marbella souk Zoco del Sol

The first edition of the Marbella Souk Zoco del Sol will take place every Saturday from 10.00 am to 16.00 pm in Plaza Antonio Banderas in Puerto Banus (next to El Corte Inglés department store), where 25 stands will be present with arts & crafts. Click here to read more...

* The Wizard of Oz at The Studio

On Saturday 17th December, the Estepona Youth Theatre will perform 'The Wizard of Oz' for all audiences. The show is an evening performance starting at 7pm in the Equestrian Centre, Estepona. Tickets are 5 euros. If you are interested for your child to start drama classes and have the chance to perform in shows or you just wish to purchase tickets, please call Julie Curran on 655 607 506. This is a great opportunity to see the final work from the Estepona Youth Theatre to get an idea if this is right for your child. Click here to read more...

* Ecological products in Spain

One of our readers asked on our Facebook wall this week, ”Hey guys- looking for somewhere to get organic meat,chicken etc? Can you help?”

We have had this question before and directed our reader to some very useful information. If you have some answers, please post them here: Click here to read more...

* Caravan to Class

Our daughter has supported the charity Caravan to Class in the past and so we would like to pass on this message from them:

Dear Marbella Family Fun Friends

Caravan to Class is halfway through our Global Giving “Challenge”. As a result of the support from our donors, out of 275 charities participating in the campaign, Caravan to Class is currently in first place. Caravan to Class' success means more schools and literacy in one of the world's most illiterate regions, the Sahara Desert Village areas of Mali. Supporters like Marbella Family Fun and their daughter’s team provided a lot of inspiration for our team and for that we are grateful. Please consider “liking” us on our Facebook page using the following link to follow the progress of our Mora school project.


Barry Hoffner Executive Director, Caravan to Class

Click here to read more…

* Fresh Danish Christmas trees

Danish commercial centre Centro Idea in Fuengirola sells fresh Christmas trees. This year it's the 10th December and there's a really good Santa there, a snow machine, Danish food, Christmas decoration for kids. Everything here is Danish - the shop owners, the restaurant - everything.

There is also a furniture store, a health-food store, a Danish food-store, lingerie boutique, travel-agency, a restaurant/café, a dentist and a hairdresser, a bank and a trading agency and many more activities. Centro Idea is the shopping Center that is on your right just when you come of the highway At fuengirola exit. It's got a Danish deli, flower shop and clothes. But the trees that come on the 10th are straight of the truck from Denmark! It is open from 10-19 and Saturdays from 10-16. Location: Carretera Mijas, KM 3,6, 29651 Mijas Costa, Spain +34 952 58 36 01. ‎

* San Pedro Christmas market

Get your Christmas shopping done on Saturday December 10th at the San Pedro Christmas market on calle Cordoba, Avenida Marques del Duero and Plaza de la Iglesia. Balloons will be handed out to all the children who may make wishes for Santa. Click here to read more…

* Live nativity scene

Have you ever seen a nativity scene acted out live? Then visit the nativity scene performed at the Parque Infantil de la Barriada (playground) near Plaza de Toros on Saturday December 10th from 12:00pm to 6:00pm.

If you miss this one, there is another chance on Sunday December 11th from 5pm to 6pm performed by children from the Asociación Juvenil Virgen de la Amargura at the José Antonio Pérez Cervera Park in Marbella. Click here to read more…

* The Nutcracker

See the performance of the Nutcracker in Mabella on Sunday December 11th at the Auditorium of the Palacio de Congresos de Marbella. Entrance: 10 euro (adults), 5 euro (children). Tickets may be purchased at the theater box office. Click here to read more…

* Spanish Christmas caroling

On Tuesday December 13th from 10am to 1:30pm enjoy the competition of villancicos (Spanish Christmas carols) by various local schools on Plaza de la Iglesia in the Old Town district.Click here to read more…

* St. Lucia Day

Día de Santa Lucia (St. Lucia Day) is taking place on Tuesday December 13th at Plaza de la Encarnación in Old Town by the local Swedish school. Enjoy Swedish cookies, chocolate and glogg (hot wine). Click here to read more…

* Christmas benefit concert

On Wednesday December 14th from 9pm enjoy the Christmas benefit concert performed by the Choir Nuestra Señora Encarnación in aid of Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (Spanish association against cancer) at the Teatro Ciudad de Marbella (Marbella city theater) Entrance 5 euro. Click here to read more…

* Santa passes out gifts in Old Town

From December 15 - January 4 Santa will be handing out small gifts to the children thanks to local shops and businesses from Old Town Marbella. Click here to read more…

* San Pedro and Marbella markets

No trip to Marbella is complete without a visit to the Marbella or San Pedro street market. The Marbella street market is held on Saturday mornings and the San Pedro street market is held on Thursday mornings. Both street markets start at around 9:00am and wrap up around 2:00pm. This is a great place to find holiday gifts at great value. Click here to read more…

* Marbella ice skating rink

The Palacio de Ferias y Congresos in Marbella is opening an 800 sq. meter ice skating rink, Christmas market and children's attractions on Thursday December 15th. Hours are from 12:00pm until 11:00pm. Free entrance and a nominal fee to ice skate and for rides. 7 euro for skate rental and 45 minutes of skating and rides cost 2.50 euros. Click here to read more…

* Los Tres Divos Concert

On Thursday December 15th at 9:00pm Los Tres Divos perform "Christmas on Broadway" with Catherine Chisesi Sedart's Marbella Dance School at the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Marbella. Tickets from 18 euro to 25 euro and may be purchased at the theatre box office. For more information call 665 076 949. Click here to read more…

* Swans International School holiday fair

Swans International School holds its annual Christmas fair on Friday December 16th starting at 1:00pm. Swans International secondary school is located in Sierra Blanca on c/ Lago de los Cisnes. For more information call 952 902 755. Click here to read more…

* We need your reviews

We are looking for reviews, even if they are just a sentence or two. I will be throwing out some businesses, restaurants, schools, and hotels out there to you every now and then, so feel free to comment on them either here on our website or scroll to the bottom of the mentioned page and click Write your own review. You can also look out for our requests on our Facebook wall and answer directly there.

Our next request for a review is RESTAURANTE ALFREDO in San Pedro de Alcantara. Have you been to this restaurant before? Let us know what you think. If you have criticism, please keep it constructive! Click here to read more…

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

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