Who said that the Mediterranean is only for Summer? In the Region of Valencia, you can enjoy splendid days of sun and beach but also a variety of traditional festivals and amazing plans to get the most out of your winter getaway. Fun and outdoor activities are guaranteed!

If you come in search of snow, you will find it. Firstly in the interior lands of Castellón: the historic Morella, Barracas and Penyagolosa. Secondly, in València, the landscapes with snow are in the region of Rincón de Ademuz, one of the most beautiful rural places, and in Bocairent. In the province of Alicante, we can find it in Vall de la Gallinera, Vall d’Alcalà, Vall d’Ebo, Vall de Laguar or Serra de Mariola. Ideal destinations if we want to enjoy mountain landscapes, snowy forests and rich gastronomy like stews and hotpots.

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The Carnival of Villar del Arzobispo is undoubtedly one of the most famous carnivals in the Region of Valencia celebrated on February 28 and March 1 to 3.
An unusual, atypical nativity scene — the arrival of Christmas in the town of Alcoy is revealed by the installation of the Betlem de Tirisiti. Declared an Asset of Cultural Interest, it is a sample of local folklore in the form of a favourite standing puppet and rod puppet theatre. A nativity scene for adults and children that shows traditional scenes of the Alcoy of yesteryear with the liturgy of this type of representations.
To bid farewell to the year on a beach is to break with the tradition of a formal dinner and wait for the bell strokes of the new year. The proposal is to celebrate the new year in the sand and sea enjoying the sunny Mediterranean.
The pericana alcoyana is a typical dish from Alcoy and usually is one of the essential starters of the Christmas Eve menu.