Christmas Alicante ice rink relocated to the bullring
Written by Cool FM 97.4 on Oct 10, 2018
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Article Written & Published By: Diario Informacion
Translated from Spanish to English
The ice rink, to the bullring
The City Council prepares the change of location of the Christmas installation and the slide of the Montañeta alica
The bullring of Alicante will become the nerve center of Christmas 2018 in Alicante.
The PP government team finalized the change of location inside the Alicante area both the ice rink and the artificial snow slide , which have been in recent years in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento and in the Montañeta.
The mayor, Luis Barcala , confirmed yesterday that Christmas is being redesigned and that before the end of October “the entire program will be closed”.
The Traditional Center, therefore, will lose two Christmas facilities that have a great success among the younger and family public, in favor of the bullring in Alicante, where, on the other hand, the children’s reception party is usually celebrated. Reyes Magos on the afternoon of January 5.
It had already been said that the ice rink would leave the Town Hall square after the complaints it provoked among those attending the last New Year’s Eve party due to lack of capacity.
Dozens of people had to take the grapes boxed between the consistorial building and the Christmas installation, which at Christmas 2017 was covered, hence its dimensions were even greater than other years.
And that the Christmas tree was dismantled for security reasons.
A similar situation occurred in the children’s party that was held a few hours before for the children to say goodbye to the year.
Many families had to settle for hearing the chimes from Villavieja Street without seeing the Town Hall clock because it did not fit.
There were even moments of tension when people with reduced mobility tried to push their way through the crowd in a wheelchair. The ice rink was installed since 2011 in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento.
As for the slide of the Plaza de la Montañeta, an installation of 35 meters high, it will also be located in the bullring.
The sliding slide of four tracks that has been installed every Christmas since 2015 in front of the Government Subdelegation, which works with artificial snow and allows sledding, is very successful among children.
In fact, it is common for queues to form in order to be thrown by him but it has also aroused many complaints among the neighborhood due to its visual impact.
His presence caused the transfer to another point, to the chagrin of the nativity scenes, of the emblematic nativity scene of the Montañeta , which had been in this location for several decades.
In its day the square was remodeled leaving water intake and electricity for the house of birth that prepare every year the teachers of the Association of Alicante Nativity Scene.
From the government team of the PP confirmed yesterday that the transfer of both Christmas attractions to the Plaza de Toros is completed and that this change is expected to succeed and the area becomes a pole of Christmas attraction.
As for the Christmas lights, the PP approved on September 10 the awarding of the Christmas lighting to accelerate its recruitment to the maximum and avoid episodes such as the last holidays.
On that occasion, the awarding of street lighting was delayed until the end of November, which meant that by mid-December, more than half a hundred commercial streets were missing, failing to be spectacular in cities competing in tourism despite cost 120,000 euros.