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AT A GLANCE December 2018


1st December - 31st December

From everyone here at P-O Life, we wish you Bonnes Fêtes!

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Around the region December 2018

WHEN & WHERE?WHAT?
Until Friday 14th
Foyer du 3e Age, Argelès sur Mer
Gift Donation. Give Santa a helping hand this year and donate toys, books and other gifts to help those less fortunate enjoy a merry Christmas. Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm.
Saturday 1st – Sunday 16th
Argelès sur Mer
Telethon. Contact the Office de Tourisme for more detailed programme.
Saturday 1st 8pm
Collioure
Collioure Couleurs.
Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd 10am – 6pm
Grand Stade les Capellans, Saint Cyprien
Salon des Seniors. Age is but a number, you’re only as old as you feel so head to the Salon des Seniors for a range of activities, events, clubs and more, specifically designed for the over 50 retired club. Free entry. Call 04 68 21 01 33 for more info.
Sunday 2nd
Argelès sur Mer
Ultrero Trail. From Argelès, participants will run solo or in relay up into the Albères foothills, passing through Sorède, Laroque des Albères and Villelongue dels Monts before finally arriving in the beautiful Montesquieu des Albères. Covering 40km and 1800 vertical metres, this is a sight to behold. Website.
Sunday 2nd 4pm
Théâtres des Aspres, Thuir
Plume.
Sunday 2nd 4pm
Eglise St George, Vernet les Bains
Christmas Carol Service.
Wednesday 5th 8.30pm
Théâtre de l’Archipel, Perpignan
Cali.
Friday 7th 6pm
Sorède
Parade des Lumières. Illuminated parade including giant cuddly toys, Santa’s party and vin chaud! Call 04 68 89 31 17 for more info.
Friday 7th 8.30pm
Théâtres des Aspres, Thuir
La Revue.
Friday 7th & Saturday 8th 6.30pm & 8pm
Collioure
Collioure Couleurs.
Saturday 8th
Céret
Festa de la Llum. 6th annual festival of light. Paper lanterns will be offered to children and parents in front of the Mairie at 5pm. The procession will leave at 5.30pm going to the Stade Fondecave, where the lanterns will be released. Free hot chocolate available. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for info.
Sunday 9th 4.30pm
Théâtre de l’Archipel, Perpignan
Quatuor Debussy.
Sunday 9th 7.30pm
Eglise St Félix, Laroque des Albères
Traditional British Carols.
Wednesday 12th
Céret
Mon Noël à Céret. Get creative and enter the arts competition on the theme of Christmas in Céret, you can use any medium you like! The winner will be exhibited at the Salle Capellate from 14th – 30th December. For more info and registration, contact the Office de Tourisme 04 68 87 00 53.
Wednesday 12th 2.30pm – 5pm
Place de le République, Thuir
Mon jouet pour toi. Give the gift of happiness this Christmas and bring along any new or unused toys to donate to local children. Enjoy a free donkey ride while you’re there!
Thursday 13th 8pm
Parc des Expos, Perpignan
Diamond Dance.
Friday 14th 8pm
Eglise, Vinça
Christmas with OSAR
Friday 14th & Saturday 15th 6.30pm & 8pm
Collioure
Collioure Couleurs.
Friday 14th – Sunday 16th
Les Voiles Rouges, Canet en Roussillon
Weekend des Créateurs. The first creative salon held at the Voiles Rouge will bring together 23 artists exhibiting unique jewellery, ceramics, glass, paintings, sculptures and more. Open Friday 2pm – 7pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am – 7pm. Free entry. Call 04 68 86 72 00 for more info.
Friday 14th – Sunday 16th 10am – 7pm
Salle Génin de Règnes, Saint Cyprien
Salon du Fait Maison. Handmade arts and crafts salon, perfect for picking up that unique gift before Christmas. Call 04 68 37 25 02 for more info.
Saturday 15th 11am – 5.30pm
Place Belgique, Perpignan
Fête de l’art de Noël. Arts and crafts market with pieces from professional and amateur artists. Call 04 68 66 30 30 for more info.
Saturday 15th 3.30pm
Perpignan
Chorale de Noël. French Christmas carol performance in the main squares of Perpignan : place de la République, place de Verdun and place de la Loge. Call 04 68 66 30 30 for more info.
Saturday 15th 5pm
Eglise Saint Pierre, Céret
Lyric Christmas.
Saturday 15th 6pm
Eglis Saint Jacques, Canet en Roussillon
Concert de Noël. Choeur de Chambre de Perpignan (Perpignan’s Chamber Choir), composed of 30 singers, will perform sacred music in a range of genres from across the ages as well as traditional Catalan pieces. Call 04 68 86 72 00 for more info.
Saturday 15th 8pm
Eglise, Saint Hippolyte
Christmas with OSAR
Sunday 16th 5pm
Argelès sur Mer, Village
Musicales d’Argelès. Choir and brass quintet, CatBrass, perform Christmas songs from around the world. 5€. Call 04 68 36 45 74 for more info.
Sunday 16th 5pm
Salle de l’Union, Céret
Concert de Noël. Quintet Mare Nostrum Musicae performs with the soprano, Chantal Botanch. 20€. Call 04 68 81 51 52 for more info.
Sunday 16th 6pm
Caves Ecoiffier, Alenya
Christmas with OSAR
Monday 17th – Monday 24th
Place Gambetta, Perpignan
Carillon de Noël. Christmas bell ringing from the Cathedral in Perpignan including the brand new Peace Bell. Click here for more details.
Tuesday 18th 8.30pm
Eglise, Saint Cyprien Village
Concert de Noël. Local choral group, Tutti Canti, perform with internationally-renowned violinist, Diego Tosil. Free entry. Call 04 68 56 51 97 for more info.
Wednesday 19th 2.30pm – 4pm
Salle des Mariages, Céret
Christmas Patisserie Competition. Kids from 5 to 12 can bring along their finest gourmet creations to enter into the festive baking competition. For more info and registration, contact the Office de Tourisme 04 68 87 00 53.
Wednesday 19th – Sunday 23rd
Théâtre de l’Archipel, Perpignan
Slava’s Snowshow.
Thursday 20th 8.30pm
Cathédrale St Jean, Perpignan
Le Messie.
Friday 21st 8.30pm
Eglise Sainte Maire, Le Boulou
Christmas Concert. The Serenata Choir performs a free Christmas concert. Free vin chaud and hot chocolate! Call 04 68 87 50 95 for more info.
Friday 21st 9pm
Médiathèque, Argelès sur Mer
Violeta Duarte & le Trio Sensible. Free poetry performance from Catlan-Argentine artist, Violeta Duarte. Call 04 68 81 42 73 for more info
Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd 6.30pm & 8pm
Collioure
Collioure Couleurs.
Saturday 22nd 5pm
Chapel Saint Paul, Perpignan
Lyric Christmas.
Saturday 22nd 8.30pm
Palais des Congrès, Perpignan
Le Cirque de Moscou on Ice.
Saturday 22nd 10am – 4pm
Le Boulou
Festa Catalana d’Hivern. Traditional Catalan winter festival with kids’ arts competitions, singing, dancing, free fair rides and snacks. Call 04 68 87 50 95 for more info.
Saturday 22nd 8.30pm
Théâtres des Aspres, Thuir
Dékoncert.
Friday 28th & Saturday 29th 6.30pm & 8pm
Collioure
Collioure Couleurs.
Saturday 29th 8.30pm
Théâtres des Aspres, Thuir
Concert de Gran Gala.
Monday 31st 6.30pm
Collioure
Collioure Couleurs.
Monday 31st 7.30pm onwards
Canet en Roussillon
New Year’s Eve. Welcome in the New Year with an evening of free musical entertainment and fireworks at the Espace Méditerranée in Canet.

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