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AT A GLANCE December 2019


1st December - 31st December

Around the region December 2019

From all of us at P-O Life, we wish you a very merry Christmas!!

Don’t forget to check out our dedicated Christmas Market article.

WHEN & WHERE?WHAT?
Throughout the yearFairs and festivals around the region, little and large, celebrating every imaginable ‘produit de terroir’,
Throughout the yearVide greniers around the region.
Throughout the monthCheck out the latest events from local theatres: Théâtre de l’Etang in Saint Estève, Théâtre de l’Archipel in Perpignan and Théâtre des Aspres in Thuir.
Throughout the monthEl Pessebre Vivant du Roussillon.
Throughout the month
Place de la Victoire, Perpignan
Christmas in Perpignan.
Until 13th December 9am – 12pm
Foyer 3e Age, Argelès sur Mer
Christmas Gift Donations. Help make sure children across the region have something to celebrate this Christmas by donating toys, books or other gifts in good condition. Monday – Friday. Contact the Office de Tourisme for more info.
Sunday 1st
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 1st
Céret
Festival L. Annual festival of local creatives and producers. The perfect place to buy a unique gift for those you love this Christmas. Plenty of music and entertainment too. Contact the Office de Tourisme for more info.
Sunday 1st 5pm
Eglise, Saint André
Gospel Concert. Concert to raise money for the repair works needed to the church roof. Contact the Office de Tourisme for more info.
Wednesday 4th 2.30pm
Salle de l’Union, Céret
Un Noël Magique. Christmas clown show for the little ones followed by snacks and the arrival of the main man, Santa in the flesh! 7€. Contact the Office de Tourisme for more info.
Friday 6th 5pm – 5.30pm
Médiathèque, Laroque des Albères
A Christmas Carol.
Friday 6th & Saturday 7th 6.30pm & 8pm
Collioure
Collioure Couleurs.
Friday 6th – Sunday 8th 10am – 8pm
Les Voiles Rouges, Canet en Roussillon
Weekend des Créateurs. Forget run of the mill… find beautiful, unique gifts this Christmas and support local artists at the same time. Closes at 7pm on Sunday. Free entry. Contact the Office de Tourisme for more info.
Saturday 7th
Argelès sur Mer
Telethon. A day of charity events and entertainment. Contact the Office de Tourisme for more info.
Saturday 7th
Céret
Festival de Llum. 7th 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 or mulled wine available. Contact the Office de Tourisme for more info.
Saturday 7th 3-5pm
Foyer Municipal, MAUREILLAS
Salon de Thé Britannique in aid of theTelethon 2019
Come and join us for a cake and a cuppa, whilst supporting
a very worthy cause – Telethon 2019. There will be a grand draw at 5pm – many excellent prizes to be won. Fun for all the family.
Sunday 8th 4pm
Belesta
Christmas with Canticel.
Sunday 8th 5.30pm
Salle de l’Union, Céret
Orchestre de Catalogne. 11 talented musicians under the baton of Vincent Pouchet and fabulous dancers from various genres perform an exciting festive repertoire, from Tchaïkovsky’s Swan Lake to George Bizet’s Carmen. 15€. Contact the Office de Tourisme for more info.
Sunday 8th 7.30pm
Eglise Saint Félix, Laroque des Albères
Traditional British Carol Service.
Sunday 8th 8pm
Tinc Set, Perpignan
John Serry Trio. Live jazz. Website.
Friday 13th 7pm
Médiathèque, Saint Cyprien
Apéro Zik. Wind down (or build up!) to the weekend with a free apéro concert at the library. Contact the Office de Tourisme for more info.
Friday 13th 7.30pm
Salle Jean Thubert, Montesquieu-des-Albères
The Chorale Internationale d’Albera will be presenting their Christmas Concert including French and English songs in Montesquieu-des-Albères on Friday 13th December in the Salle Jean Thubert at 7.30 pm. Entrance 5€. Bar/apéro.

Friday 13th & Saturday 14th 6.30pm & 8pm
Collioure
Collioure Couleurs.
Saturday 14th 6pm
Eglise Saint Jacques, Canet en Roussillon
Gospel de Noël. Choral concert from local group, Ebony’n Ivory. Combining students from Perpignan University with singers of all ages, this is a festive repertoire of hope, peace and freedom. Contact the Office de Tourisme for more info.
Saturday 14th 6pm
Maison des Mots, Port Vendres
A Christmas Carol.
Saturday 14th 8pm
Gymnase Guy Richet, Saint Cyprien
Christmas Concert. Local choir, Tutti Canti, perform a free festive concert for the whole family. Contact the Office de Tourisme for more info.
Saturday 14th 8.30pm
Théâtre de l’Etang, Saint Estève
Tatie Jambon.
Sunday 15th 4pm
Cathédrale St Jean, Perpignan
Christmas with Canticel.
Sunday 15th 5pm
Cinéma Jaurès, Argelès sur Mer
Musicales d’Argelès.
Friday 20th & Saturday 21st 6.30pm & 8pm
Collioure
Collioure Couleurs.
Friday 20th & Saturday 21st 8.30pm
Théâtre des Aspres, Thuir
Around the World. Sit back and marvel as the incredible Barcelona-based hip hop dancers, Brodos Bros, take you on an incredible journey around the world. 15€. Contact the théâtre for more details.
Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd 10am – 7pm
Salle Génin de Règnes, Saint Cyprien
Salon Fait Main. Over 30 stalls exhibiting and selling their 100% hand made creations. The ideal place to find an extra special gift this Christmas. Open late Friday evenening (10pm). Contact the Office de Tourisme for more info.
Tuesday 24th
Céret streets 15h30 – 17h
Santa and his sleigh prance around the streets. 
Saturday 21st 7.30pm
Eglise Notre Dame des Flots, Canet en Roussillon
Gospel for You. Free gospel concert to get you in the Christmas spirit. These talented singers have performed in prestigious venues around the world with artists such as the great Stevie Wonder.  Contact the Office de Tourisme for more info.
Friday 27th – Saturday 28th 6.30pm & 8pm
Collioure
Collioure Couleurs.
Céret
Saturday 28th
Truffle market
Sunday 29th 8.30pm
Théâtre des Aspres, Thuir
Les Grands Airs du Classique. 32 talented musicians from the Orchestre Mozart Toulouse perform a festive repertoire covering Mozart, Beethoven, Bizet and more. 18€. Contact the théâtre for more details.
Sunday 29th 4pm
Eglise Saint-Pierre, Céret
Pessebre de Mossen Bonafont (Crèche vivante)
Free Entry
Sunday 29th 4pm
Eglise, Saint Féliu d’Avall
Christmas with Canticel.
Monday 31st from 11.30pm
Espace Méditerranée, Canet en Roussilon
New Years Celebrations. Music and fun with a mega fireworks display and dancing through to the early hours. Free navette available from 10pm to 2am. Contact the Office de Tourisme for more info.

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*Photo credit: Tourisme Conflent Canigou

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