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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- December 14, 2012
December 14, 2012

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday December 14, 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 14th until Thursday December 20th

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus:
Life of Pi

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
Skyfall 007
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
Skyfall 007
Life of Pi
Life of Pi 3D
Twilight - Breaking Dawn Part 2
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2D
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* La Latina Baby School

We have so many fantastic comments and reviews for La Latina baby school that are definitely worth checking out. This is a bilingual school for kids aged 3 months to 4 years old and is open all year round. Perfect for full time working moms and dads.Click here to read more…

* Wing Chun Marbella

New wing chun class opening in Calahonda at the Alhamar Fitness center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30am. The class is open to new and old students of all abilities and is free for new comers.

Wing chun is a highly effective martial art for self defence that can be learned by anyone (women, men and children). Click here to read more...

TIP: “Like” their Facebook page (Wing chun in Marbella)

* Santa's Grotto at Jeans Factory Marbella Outlet

Don't miss Santa's Grotto at the Jeans Factory Marbella Outlet this Saturday and Sunday December 15 and 16. Free gifts for the little ones and lots off extra discounts while Santa is in the shop. Free Parking, BIG LABELS small prices.

Click here to

* Galaxia playcenter Magical Christmas party

Kids will have a ball at the Magical Christmas party at Galaxia playcenter on Saturday December 15. Come dressed in your favorite costumes, or just come as you are. Holiday elves will take you through the Grotto to see Santa himself, where you can give him your list and he will give you an early Christmas treat or two!! Click here to read more...

TIP: If you miss this event, don't fret, you can still take the kids to visit Santa's Grotto December 14 - 16 and December 20 - 22 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.

* Street market stalls

One of our readers needs a bit of guidance and asks, " Hi, Can anyone give me any advise as to how to go about obtaining a market stall, which markets are the best and how much a stall is?

I am moving to San Pedro in 2 weeks and wanting to set up a stall selling handmade gifts.

Any advise, tips or information would be gratefully appreciated, Thank you Lauren".

We got a great response to this question, so if you are also looking to hold a stall, you will find this information VERY useful. Click here to read more...

TIP: If you just want to just shop at the markets, go to our shopping page to find a list of local street markets.

* Marbella Christmas Events

Christmas is nearly here and our Marbella Christmas events page continues to grow. If you have an event you would like to let others know about, create a page on our site. It’s free and easy.

If you would like us to do the work for you, take a look at our listing prices and contact us with the details or just reply to this newsletter email address. We will get the word out for you.

* Marbella picture frames

One of our readers is looking for a recommendation and asks, "Where can I find a shop that makes picture frames in Marbella? I have several pictures and I want them framed but I don't know where to go in Marbella."

If you know of a local shop or can offer your own services, please get in touch. Click here to read more…

* Reforestation event in Ojen

Get out and help our community with the Ojen reforestation campaign on Sunday December 16. Over a 100 volunteers will participate in this community project to plant 2.000 plants in an area affected by the recent wildfires that destroyed more than 8.300 hectares. Click here to read more…

* Costa Bear Christmas party and Saturday workshops

Visit the newly opened Costa Bear Marbella in San Pedro poligono to create a treasure of a lifetime. Kids love choosing their favorite bear, stuffing it, and adding a heart, scent or message.

Don't miss the Costa Bear Christmas party this Sunday December 16 from 12:00 to 3:00. And every Saturday in December bring the kids and their friends along for a cupcake workshop from 11:00am to 2:00pm. A perfect rainy day activity! Click here to read more…

TIP: A trip to Costa Bear makes a fantastic Christmas gift for your kids!

* Marbella Town Hall holiday events

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.

From visits from Santa to Christmas caroling, Marbella comes to life with plenty of activities for both parents and kids this season. Plan your holiday schedule now! 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…

* Red noodle floats

A bit of an odd question, but one of our readers asks, "I have a funny request... I am looking for RED or WHITE NOODLES. They are the long floats that you use in the pool.

Can anyone direct me as to where I can purchase them? Thank you in advance. Sue."

We have come up with a couple of answers, but if you have a locale you can suggest, please add a comment. Click here to read more…

* Holiday shopping hours

Starting December 16, El Corte Inglés and La Cañada shopping centers will be open on Sundays for all the last minute holiday shoppers. Click here to read more…

* Collegium Musicum Costa del Sol concert

The Choir & Orchestra “Collegium Musicum Costa del Sol” are delighted to welcome back the Hungarian Soprano, Alinka Kozári, who made such an impression on all who heard her singing here last December. Once again she and Ángel San Bartolomé will enthrall us with their interpretation of some of the greatest music written for Soprano & Trumpet.

This performance will be held in Fuengirola on Sunday, December 16th at 20:00 in La Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Parque España (near the Town Hall) and in Marbella on Tuesday, December 18th at 21:00 in La Iglesia de la Encarnación (main church, Old Town). Click here to read more…

TIP: Go to our Calendar of Events page for more specific details on this concert.

* Puerto Banus street market

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 opportunity to find some Christmas gift ideas and a chance to support e local community. Click here to read more…

TIP: Be sure to get there early, because these markets fill up fast, particularly during the holidays!

* The Twinkle Foundation charity event

On the 16th of December celebrate Circus style in the name of the Twinkle Foundation from 11 to 19 at La Reserva de Noelia. The proceeds will be going to the Emalaikat Foundation (Kenya) and the Fundación Santa María Polo. Loads of fun for the whole family with games, food and entertainment. Click here to read more…

* Swans International School Christmas fayre

Join the fun and get your Christmas shopping done at the Swans International School Christmas fayre on Friday December 14th from 1pm to 4pm. Raffle, prizes, Christmas goodies, stalls and much more! Click here to read more…

* Christmas flamenco concert

The Christmas flamenco concert ‘De Jerez a Belén’ will be held on December 20th starting at 20.30 at the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos in Marbella to raise funds for the charity Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (Spanish Association Against Cancer). Tickets (18 euro) may be purchased at the Palacio de Ferias y Congreos box office or at El Corte Inglés. Click here to read more…

* El Gordo lottery

Lottery during the Christmas holidays is an institution in Spain. El Gordo is drawn on December 22nd and is the biggest prize. It is very widely played across the country, so get your tickets now if you would like to take your chances and participate in this national "sport". Click here to read more…

* Christmas concert and chocolate con churros

On Friday December 14 from 4:00pm - 9:00pm go native and try traditional chocolate with churros offered especially to visitors of the Parque de la Platera on calle Juanar in urbanization La Platera.

At 6:00pm Musica con Encanto will hold a Christmas concert by the youth orchestra Promalaga and Children's choir of Saint George at the Teatro Ciudad de Marbella. For more information and reservations / / Tlf. 689 000 944. Entrance: 20 euro. Tickets may be purchased at El Corte Ingles, FNAC La Canada and theatre box office. Click here to read more…

* Live nativity scene and Christmas concert

On Sunday December 16 witness a Live Nativity Scene and Christmas concert. Two performances will be held at 12:30pm and 4:30pm. These Marbella Christmas events are performed at the Parque de la Alameda (Alameda Park) by the Hermanas Maldonado Dance School.

On Sunday at 1:00pm a Christmas concert will be held by the Marbella Municipal Band on Plaza de la Iglesia in Marbella. Click here to read more…

* An excursion to Ronda

If you are going to Ronda (a beautiful village 45 min from Marbella), but don't like the windy roads, you will want to read about this alternative way to get there. Click here to read more…

* Volunteer your time this season

One of our readers is looking to do some charitable work this season and asks, ”Looking for a soup kitchen or homeless shelter on the Costa del Sol to volunteer some time on Christmas Day. Any leads?”

Yes! We do have some leads, so please check out our Facebook page (scroll to Wednesday Dec 12) if you would also like to do something good this Christmas. If you do not have a Facebook account, but would like to help, send us a message in reply to this newsletter and we will forward you the details. Click here to read more…

* Skiing in Sierra Nevada

Ski season in Sierra Nevada is in full swing. Only 2.5 hours from Marbella, you can go from sun to snow in no time. Check out our reviews for tips, hints and recommendations on how to visit this Click here to read more…

* Hamsters need a new home

One of our readers would like to find a new home for a couple of hamsters and asks, "Hi does anyone have a home for 2 adorable hamsters - they both have their own cages - call 629589964". Click here to read more… (scroll to December 10)

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

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