Festivals and traditions

Christmas 2022 in Ordino

Vom 08-12-2022 bis 01-01-2023

The last bear of Ordino is a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ort und Kontakt

For Christmas, Ordino offers you these activities.

Turning on the Lights
The Esbart de les Valls del Nord dance troupe will turn on the Christmas lights in the Manor House gardens at 6pm on Thursday 8 December.

Christmas Fair
Carrer Major, L’Era d’Ordino and the courtyard of Casa Rossell will host the Christmas Fair from 8 to 11 December. The fair includes various activities for young and old alike, craft and gift stalls, as well as music and Christmas carols.

Play: L’Ossa (The Bear)
The Popular Culture Association of Ordino will perform L’última ossa d’Ordino (The Last Bear of Ordino), a traditional farce.
This show of popular origin is alive in the collective memory and has officially received the distinction of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, awarded by UNESCO. This year’s play will take place on Sunday 11 December at noon at Prat de Call.
L’Última Ossa d’Ordino is part of the Pyrenean Bear Festival, together with the Encamp Bear Dance and other celebrations in the Alt Vallespir.

The Christmas Log (caga tió) and Father Christmas are coming to town
On the morning of 24 December, children will gather in Plaça Major for the traditional Christmas Log (caga tió) celebrations.
From 6pm onwards in the evening, Father Christmas and his entourage will arrive in Ordino and parade along Carrer Major to the square, where they will collect the children’s letters.

Midnight Mass
On Christmas Eve, the traditional Midnight Mass will be held at the Sant Corneli and Sant Cebrià Church.

New Year’s Concert
As is tradition on New Year’s Day, at 7pm the Andorran National Classical Orchestra (ONCA) will perform the “Christmas Symphony” concert, which concludes the Ordino Classic Festival programme at the National Auditorium of Andorra. More information at this link.

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