The opening of El alumbrado de Navidad, which means in English “The lightning of Christmas”, will be this year much earlier than the Sevillians are used too. Normally the Ayuntamiento de Sevilla has organize the event later in December, but you might have noticed that there is a lot of Christmas decoration without the lights on the street.
Tonight, the people will celebrate at Plaza Nueva the start of Christmas lightning. The event will start at 18.30 and there will be music and at 19.00 they will put the Christmas lights on. They will lighten 277 streets, which is 38% (61 streets) more than last year. This year the designer has also invested a lot more on the lights, totally 900.382 euros. Their aim with this has been to increase the light especially in the neighbourhoods.
So, go and enjoy the beautiful lights of Seville, it´s definitely worth it!