It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in San Antonio as the new Xmas Market has received widespread acclaim.
The new initiative includes a stage for live entertainment, a Xmas market serving drinks and food, a beautiful Santa’s Grotto where you can meet the big man personally, a stunning Xmas tree and giant Xmas decorations all designed to engage the local population and bring people to the town.
Mayor Marcos Serra assisted by councillor Miguel Tur and pupils from local schools got the party started on Thursday when the Xmas lights were officially switched on and the Mayor explained to the large crowd that the idea was to encourage residents to stay local and not go elsewhere over the festive period.
The atmosphere on Thursday evening was electric as all ages gathered to watch the opening ceremony and on Friday morning the plaudits started with local hotelier and businessman Juanjo Planells saying that “these are the initiatives that unite a town” declaring that “today more than ever I feel proud of San Antonio”.
Meanwhile Paquito Fernandez, previously a prominent member of the local PI party stated via social media “We must recognise that the new government team are giving us a great Christmas rarely seen that we all appreciate. The excuse that the town is dead at Christmas is no longer worth it”
The party carried on yesterday with live music in the sunshine as a steady flow of people filled the square throughout the day and into the night.
After years of austerity where balancing the books was put before engaging the public San Antonio is now the talk of the Island and large crowds are expected over the Xmas holiday. Viva San Antonio!!!
The Xmas market is open everyday until 6 Jan (except for Monday and Tuesday) – full rundown here San Antonio Xmas Programme