With Christmas at the door, December is the quintessential month of children, family, home and gifts, so every year the Feria de Madrid convenes two major events focused on them: Juvenalia and Almoneda Navidad. Facing the bridge of the Constitution, Ifema organizes the Children and Youth Leisure Room, from December 5 to 9, with a wide range of activities and fun for parents and children: workshops, concerts, performances, etc.
As a novelty, in this edition has opened a new space to encourage reading, «Reader's Corner», with the participation of 25 publishers, and with more than three hundred volumes of novelties, comics, stories, first books, short stories, magazines , and collections. And to liven up the days and attract the youngest, illustration, reading and storytelling workshops will be held.
Science and research
In addition, the Drilo Gang, the famous crocodile of musicals and their friends, will teach the youngest children – every day, with several passes per day – with songs, choreography, crafts, races and prizes, to maintain healthy and sustainable habits . And they will do so by instilling the importance and benefits of eating fruit, or of maintaining the planet to make it sustainable with small habits, such as caring for the nature that surrounds us, not wasting water, or recycling. And as on other occasions, the emphasis will once again be placed on science, a space that attracts many visitors in each edition, because in «Sponsor Science», researchers and scientists teach complicated chemical and biological processes in a simple and fun way.
There will be 5 days of leisure and training and many visits, since only last year brought together 93,000 people, so, to facilitate the planning of the day, the activities will be organized by thematic areas: Food and cooking as a family; Bebelandia; Crafts; Toys; Decoration and design for children; Transport and Road Safety; World pets; Square of the books; Travel and family destinations; Languages for children: Workshops (scientific, cultural and creative); Health & Wellness; Video games and digital world; ONG'S and Solidarity; Sports; Environment and Nature; Robotics; Theater, music and dance; Animation; Construction and Energy; Family school; Board games as a family; Services and others; Technical Press, and Institutions and Associations.
Perfect for giving
A few days later, from December 12 to 16, Almoneda Navidad will be celebrated, an essential date to prepare the Fiestas, because there you can find all kinds of objects to decorate our homes, from table linen, centers, crockery, glassware, ornaments, vases or candlesticks, to dress the table in an original way, with pieces made at least 50 years ago.
Not only that, you can take advantage to buy Christmas gifts, there is a wide offer, thousands of objects selected by 85 auction houses, antique dealers and galleries, with more than 50 years old and a wide variety of prices, for all budgets. Jewelery and jewelry for women; stoles, blankets, glasses, bags and other accessories; or typewriters, decorations or old notes, for collectors, as well as a host of vintage pieces such as brass or wooden toys, or skates, basketballs and boxing gloves of yesteryear. And for lovers of fine arts, paintings and carvings from the XVII century to our days, of renowned artists.
As in every edition, Almoneda Navidad will dedicate a wide space to the furniture, with a great variety of styles, times and prices. From desks and dressers, to chairs, armchairs, trunks, mirrors …. Almoneda Christmas offers an open day, with free admission for all visitors, to be held on Thursday the 13th. A way to encourage collecting, and Give the opportunity for nobody to be left out.
This month of December, Ifema offers to have a great time with activities for the whole family.