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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- December 7, 2012
December 07, 2012

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday December 7, 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 7th until Thursday December 13th.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus:
Life of Pi

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
Skyfall 007
Life of Pi

Coming soon... The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
Skyfall 007
Life of Pi
Life of Pi 3D
The Impossible
Twilight - Breaking Dawn Part 2

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Calpe School

We have been receiving some fantastic reviews for Calpe School located in the quiet neighborhood of Linda Vista in San Pedro. Check them out if you are looking for a good school on the Costa del Sol for your son or daughter.

Calpe has been around for many years and has a fine reputation. They are also very interactive with their parents offering many chances to participate in excursions, events and keeping in touch with a school blog and Facebook. A truly innovative and international school Click here to read more…

TIP: If you go to Calpe, please tell us about your experience! We’d love to hear about it.

* Cake Couture

With Christmas right around the corner you want to contact Cake Couture quickly for your holiday cakes and desserts. They are booking up quickly, so if you want a cake to impress, you better hurry!

Cake Couture has the most incredibly beautiful creations I have ever seen in my life...and they taste good too! I fell in love with the lemon meringue filling and am flabbergasted by the Tiffany Box cake they just came up with (see their Facebook page). Absoulutely perfect. Click here to read more...

TIP: “Like” their Facebook page (Cake Couture Marbella) to see all of their latest creations and past projects. It’s fun!

* Self defense workshop at Impact Gym

At some point in your life it is time to go to one of these kinds of workshops: 8th December - Self Defence Seminar at Impact Gym Marbella.
10:30am Ladies Only Self Defence
12pm - Knife Defence for Ladies and Men

This is something you really don't want to miss that may just one day save your life or that of a loved one. You do not need to be a member of the gym or have any previous experience or fitness to attend this seminar. Sign up now, because places are limited. Click here to read more...

* Route 66 American diner

Route 66 all American diner is THE place to be with live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Join them for a scrumptious traditional Sunday lunch and more live music from 2:30pm. The kids will love it! Click here to read more...

TIP: Book now for a very special Christmas meal - 20 euro for a 3 course meal.

* Glow Wellness and Fitness

Glow Wellness and Fitness Center is one of the nicest gyms we have ever been to. It's been recently remodeled with all the latest state-of-the-art equipment, has fantastic classes by professional instructors and includes a beautiful pool, saunas, hairdressers and cafe. You can spend the whole day here!

Flexible payment schedule, so it's convenient for both locals and tourists. Click here to read more...

TIP: Loads of kids classes to choose from at competitive prices.

* Marbella Christmas Events

Christmas is just around the corner 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.

* Bellaria Cafe and Bakery

What to do for lunch on a rainy day? Why not head to Bellaria or pop in for an afternoon treat? The desserts are to die for! Their latest creation: Apple, rhubarb and ginger walnut crumble. Woah!

While there, start ordering your holiday logs (dark chocolate, chestnut and rum) and Christmas desserts. This is a busy time of year and you don't want to wait until the last minute. Remember that they can also make gluten free and sugar free options. Naturally, all of their fruit and vegetables they use are organic and they offer very healthy choices here too. Click here to read more…

* Princess Studios

Don't be a couch potato over the holidays. Get your booty shaking at Princess Studios to burn off some of that holiday eating and drinking. Pay by the class or become a member. It's totally flexible and up to you.

Princess Studios is open today:
11.00 - Burn & Firm with Joyce
12.00 - Booiaka

Plenty of kids classes to choose from too! 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.

Mark your calendars for the Costa Bear Christmas party on December 16! 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. The market will be open during the “puente” holiday every day from Thursday December 6 to Sunday December 9 when most shops and businesses will be closed. Click here to read more…

* ”Puente” holiday this week

From Thursday December 6 until Saturday December 8 Spain is celebrating two holidays creating a “puente” bridge. Yesterday was el Día de la Constitución (Constitution Day) and tomorrow (Saturday) is Inmaculada Concepcion (Feast of the Immaculate Conception).

Most businesses and shops will be closed these days. El Corte Inglés and La Cañada shopping centers will be open on Saturday December 8, despite these holidays. 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…

* iPhoto workshop

Marbella Mac Solutions hosts several workshops ranging in many different topics. Next Monday December 10, the workshop workshop goes from the basic concepts to advanced editing and colour correcting your photos. They will cover the differences in Albums and folder to Events to Faces. How to create Smart Albums, Meta tag your photos. Importing pictures from multiple sources. Export and importing in various formats. How to create separate libraries. How to create Books and Calendars and other keepsakes... in addition learning how to backup and save your photos and more importantly how not to break the iPhoto library and much much more.... Click here to read more…

TIP: Classes fill up quickly, so sign up now if you are interested. Highly recommended!

* Palm Isle Christmas market

Get some holiday shopping out of the way next week at the Palm Isle Xmas market. Johanna's Lifestyle proudly presents their Xmas Decorations at the "XMAS FAIR" at the "PALM ILSE GOURMET" 13th of December from 11.00 untill 18.00. Click here to read more…

* St. Lucia Day

On December 13 at 18:00 Día de Santa Lucia (St. Lucia Day) is taking place on Plaza de la Encarnación in Old Town Marbella. This event is hosted by the Swedish School and guests get to enjoy Swedish cookies, chocolate and glogg (hot wine). A good time to get into the Christmas spirit! 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…

* Holiday musical concert

Tomorrow (December 8) at 8:30pm Musica con Encanto will host a special musical concert. A recital of the violoncello and piano by Tilman Mahrenholz, Violincello Oscar Martin Castro, piano will be held at the Centro Cultural in San Pedro de Alcantara. For more information and reservations: / / Tlf. 689 000 944. Entrance: 20 euros and 5 euros for children under 16 and students. Tickets may be purchased at El Corte Ingles, FNAC La Canada and theatre box office on Plaza de la Libertad. Click here to read more…

* Christmas carol contest

Enjoy a competition of villancicos (Spanish Christmas carols) by various local schools on Plaza de la Iglesia in the Old Town district on December 12 from 10:00am - 1:30pm. 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 de la Barriada de la Platera.

Later on, head out to the Marbella theatre (Teatro Ciudad de Marbella) for a festive Christmas concert by Ateneo starting at 8:30pm. Free entrance. Click here to read more…

* Inmobiliaria Andalucia

If you are looking for a piece of real estate in the sun, check out Inmobiliaria Andalucia. The company was started by Managing Director Jesús Garcia way back in 1999 and it’s thanks to the professionalism and dedication to good customer service by both Jesus and his small team that the company is still going strong today, when so many other real estate agents on the coast have fallen by the wayside. Click here to read more…

* The Multisports Club Friday camp cancelled

If you were planning on dropping off the kids at the Multisports Club day today, you will have to make other plans. Due to the rain, today’s camp has been cancelled. This is a fun outdoor activity that kids of all ages can enjoy, so consider it during your next holiday to Marbella. Click here to read more…

TIP: Click here for alternative rainy day activities.

* Live-in domestic helper needed

One of our readers is looking for a bit of help at home and asks, ”Currently seeking a full time live-in domestic helper in Nueva Andalucia, Marbella. We are a friendly pleasant British family of 2 adults and 1 child aged 13.” Click here to read more…

* Malaga football matches

Another one of our readers is looking for some help with football (soccer) tickets and asks, ”We would like to watch Malaga play in La Liga or Champions League here in Spain and have tried to find out the ticket price. The ticket office is communicating in English but very vaguely so wondering if anyone here might be able to help. We are two adults, a boy at 6 and a baby girl. Can it be true that we need to pay for tickets for each of us - also the kids?”

We got answers for you from our faithful fans, so check it out if you are also looking to purchase tickets for your next trip to the coast. Click here to read more…

* Restaurante Rafa

Our favorite restaurant critic Morris Bishop has written yet another fantastic review for Rafa Restaurant in the quiet neighborhood of Cortijo Blanco in San Pedro, not far from Puerto Banus. Check out what Morris has to say. Click here to read more…

TIP: If you would like to review a restaurant, go ahead and tell us about it! We would love to hear from you.

* Looking for English speaking painter/decorator

One of our readers needs a recommendation and asks on our Facebook wall, ”Looking for an english speaking painter/decorator in marbella ASAP.. anyone hook me up?”

If you have someone you can recommend, feel free to answer Paul on our Facebook wall (scroll down to Tuesday Dec 4) or reply to this newsletter and we will get in touch for you. Click here to read more…

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

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