Bookings being taken for 2015/16
Arrival: Latest day of arrival 31.12.15 before dinner!
Length of stay: Minimum 4 nights
What’s Included: 4 nights Bed and Breakfast and 2 dinners (including celebratory New Years Eve meal)
Price: 300€ per person
Extra nights B&B: 85€ per night (based on 2 people sharing a room)
Picnic and walking notes: 25€ picnic for 2 and 1 day’s walking notes
Bring in the New Year at La Posada De San Marcos and enjoy a New Year’s break to get away from it all! You can take it easy with a good book sitting by the fire and surrounded by the comfort of underfloor heating provide by our heat pump or you can take advantage of our detailed photographic walking notes which will show you your way around ancient cobbled paths, beautiful views and tiny villages where time has almost stood still.
New Year’s eve celebration starts with a jamón carving and tasting session with sherry, followed by a delicious home cooked four course meal around a convivial table. The house party continues with drinks and treats until midnight where we bring in the new year with cava and the traditional 12 grapes – try to swallow each grape along with the 12 chimes of the church bell!
Why don’t you extend your stay until the 6th Jan to include the magic evening of the 3 Kings (5th Jan) where the whole of Spain celebrates the arrival of the 3 wise men in Bethlehem with floats and parades. In the big cities it is a huge affair where the floats all follow a theme and the 3 Kings throw masses of sweets – young and old alike fight for them. In Alájar and Linares it is a quieter affair, much more intimate and the whole village is involved. Linares de La Sierra has nativity scenes throughout the village where the villagers dress up and and depict a scene of their choice without moving a mot. You can wander around the organised route without missing a scene. The 3 Kings parade follows with the Kings on donkeys! Hot chocolate and homemade cakes are the order of the day not to mention a quick shot of the local aniseed firewater. We then rush back to Alájar, get Sofía ready to go on a float where they depict a nativity scene (last year she was a shepardess) and follow the star which is always the front of the parade – a young girl from the village who is asked to play the part chooses her ladies of honour and the group design and decorate a lavish affair.
At the end of the parade the Kings dismount from their thrones and make their way to the church where all the children are waiting for their present.
It is a truly joyous evening where children’s faces are full of illusion and wonderment and wishing upon wishing that their letter to the 3 kings was received and when they wake up on January 6th their presents will be waiting for them, the camels will have drunk the water and the 3 kings had their tipple of aniseed firewater.