Festivals and traditions

Christmas 2023 in Ordino

From 08-12-2023 to 01-01-2024

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(+376) 878 173

Activities taking place during the Christmas holidays

Switching on the lights
At 6:00 pm on Friday 8 December, the Esbart Valls del Nord dance troupe will switch on the Christmas lights in the gardens of Casa Pairal. The ceremony will be accompanied by carols sung by the soprano Jonaina Salvador, with piano accompaniment from Jordi Barceló. Cake and chocolate will be provided to those attending. 

Christmas Fair
The Christmas Fair will take place from 8 to 10 December on Carrer Major, at L’Era d’Ordino and in the courtyard of Casa Rossell. There will be a variety of activities for old and young alike, stalls selling crafts and gifts, as well as music and carol-singing.

Performance of L’Ossa
At 11:45 am on Sunday 9 December at Prat de Call, the Ordino Folk Culture Association will be giving a performance of L’última Ossa d’Ordino (“The Last Bear in Ordino”).
This humorous and farcical play, which is steeped in popular tradition and has lived long in the Principality’s collective memory, it's part of the "Bear Festivities in the Pyrenees", declarated UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage status together with the Ossa d'Encamp and other festivals of the Alt Vallespir region.

Caga Tió and the arrival of Father Christmas
At mid-morning on 24 December, children will be able to visit the Caga Tío (Christmas Log) in Plaça Major.
In the evening, from 6:00 pm onwards, Father Christmas and his entourage will arrive in Ordino. They will make their way along Carrer Major towards the main square, where they will receive the children’s Christmas letters. 

Midnight Mass
At midnight on Christmas Eve, the traditional Midnight Mass will take place at the church of Sant Corneli and Sant Cebrià.

New Year’s concert
As is now a tradition, the Andorran National Classical Orchestra (ONCA) will be performing a concert on New Year’s Day. This year’s concert is titled Els Colors d’Strauss (“The Colours of Strauss”) and will take place at 7:00 pm at the National Auditorium of Andorra. For more information, click on this link.

Further information
Ordino Tourist Information Office. Tel.: (+376) 878 173; ot@ordino.ad.

Organised by: Ordino Parish Council

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