Cruces de Mayo (May Crosses)
During the annual Cruces de Mayo festival, held in May from the 1-3 May in the Santa Cruz neighbourhood of Alicante, the area comes alive with music, dance and flowers. The cobbled streets, plazas and balconies get a makeover as they are decorated with flowers arranged into the shape of crosses.Date: 01 May 2019 - 03 May 2019
Venue: Santa Cruz.
Nochevieja (New Years)
In Alicante, New Year's Eve typically starts off with a huge family dinner at home, before hordes of festive party-goers, armed with champagne and grapes, head to the Plaza del Ayuntamiento (City Hall Square) in El Barrio for the big countdown. When the clock strikes midnight, the tradition is to start popping good-luck grapes in your mouth with each of the 12 chimes of the clock. Afterwards, bottles are uncorked and the champagne flows and Alicante's bars and clubs fill up quickly.Date: 31 December 2019 - 31 December 2019
Venue: Plaza del Ayuntamiento.