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Carols and festive atmosphere this afternoon start of Christmas in Cartagena (05/12/2014)

The Plaza de San Francisco is converted from today until Reyes in an authentic theme park quintessential family parties, beginning with the opening of the Municipal Bethlehem, which this year has about a hundred new figures, and Christmas lights, you will get to Ensanche city

The city center will be this afternoon a party, namely the Plaza de San Francisco, scene of the act that gives the go-ahead to Christmas in Cartagena, the inauguration of the Bethlehem Municipal, and with it a whole host of activities and shows whole family dressed and lit up the Christmas lights, which after years of economic crisis which fell, this time is extended and also the historical center, also hit the Ensanche of the city.

This has been installed LED bulbs 1,400,000, of which 60 percent are bright garlands thread and fill the rest with a cost of 140,557 euros installation and cost of energy consumed 5,900 euros, which pays the City in its entirety.

The consumption of electricity will be equivalent to 20 houses.

The ignition will occur in two phases: the first begins Friday, with the lighting of lights in the town, and the second weekend is coming, in the Eixample, lighting, in both cases, maintained until day 6 January in time from 18.00 to 24.00 hours, except on 24 and December 31 and January 5, when it will be until 2am.

And the star of the evening will be the now traditional Bethlehem Municipa l, an artistic composition qu e dates from 1975 and has become one of the largest in the region.

With about five hundred figures, the work of Almansa, Grin Widow artisans and shop Galán, the passages that make up the Bethlehem as the Annunciation, Posada, the outisde of the Kings or the Flight into Egypt, occupying a space 300 square meters on one side of the San Francisco plaza, under a tent of protection that has been used since last year this central space was remodeled.

Each year new scenes are incorporated, and this no less, with the acquisition of a hundred figures Workshop Manuel Nicolas Almansa, representing daily and atmosphere for the whole landscape scenes.

The i nauguración, starting at 6 pm, begin by welcoming all children who come giving them a globe and a tambourine.

After the performance of the Chorus and Orchestra of the Music Conservatory of Cartagena, and opening the carousel and the stands of chestnut and cotton, that being today the first day will be free.

The rest of Christmas, horses and booths installed in San Francisco and other public squares cost 1 euro per trip, following the agreement that the Department of Celebration has come to the fairground.

Thus, the whole city and the county are invited today to live booting family parties par excellence, the start of Christmas.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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