Events and Festivals in San Sebastián

Tamborrada de San Sebastián: what is it and how is it celebrated?

Tamborrada 2020 en San SebastiánThere’s a special day written in fire on every calendar in San Sebastián. January 20th is a date that needs no further explanation: it’s the date of the Tamborrada de San Sebastián, and the festive spirit is everywhere. Are you planning a trip to Donostia around that date? If your answer is yes, we encourage you to stay at our hotel in San Sebastián centre while you enjoy one of the most traditional festivals of the region.

4 Ideas for an Unforgettable New Year’s Eve in San Sebastián

New Year’s Eve 2019 in San SebastiánIf you’re interested in a different experience for New year’s 2019, why not come to San Sebastián? Our city is one of the best places to welcome in the new year. It has everything you need! The festive atmosphere that characterizes this time of year is especially intense in Donostia, with dozens of activities during the day and night. Don’t make plans for December 31st! When you stay at our hotel by the Concha Bay you’ll have an unforgettable experience, both in our accommodations and outside.

La Cabalgata de Reyes Magos: how they celebrate in San Sebastián

La Cabalgata de Reyes Magos 2020One of the most magical days of the year is January 5th, because in Spain that’s when the Reyes Magos (the three kings) go from house to house leaving gifts. But before that happens, to whet your appetite, you’ve got to go to the parade, or cabalgata. In San Sebastián it’s also one of the most anticipated parts of Christmas, so plan to visit during those dates. We encourage you not to miss it! When you choose to stay at our hotel in Donostia city centre you’ll be just steps away from the Cabalgata de Reyes Magos.

Christmas in San Sebastián: 7 Ideas for Celebrating the Holidays

Christmas 2019 in San SebastianThere are still a few weeks left before the most wonderful time of the year, but you can already see how businesses and other locations are starting to gear up for the holidays. If you plan to spend some of your Christmas holidays in San Sebastián, we’ll give you a few suggestions so you can make the most of your visit. Have you already decided to stay at our luxury hotel in San Sebastián, but you’re still not sure what activities you might like to do in the donostiarran capital? In this article we’ll suggest 7 great plans for a magical Christmas unlike any other.

Feria de Santo Tomás: a day devoted to Basque delicacies

Fiesta de Santo Tomas en San SebastianTaste certainly plays a leading role at the Feria de Santo Tomás. We recommend arriving hungry, because there will be plenty to tempt you. As Christmas approaches, the Feria de Santo Tomás comes along to whet your appetite. Would you like to learn more about this festival, celebrated every December 21st in San Sebastián. When you stay at our central hotel in San Sebastián, you’ll be just a short walk away from the center of the action.

The Countdown to the 67th Annual San Sebastián International Film Festival Starts Now

67th Annual San Sebastián International Film FestivalEvery September, for a few days San Sebastián becomes the worldwide epicenter of the seventh art. The San Sebastián International Film Festival (Donostia Zinemaldia) will celebrate its 67th edition with a few surprises and plenty of famous faces. It is worth your while to visit Donostia on those dates to be a part of the exclusive and distinguished atmosphere that will envelop the city. Now you have plans for September 20th-28th! As always, we’re waiting to welcome you with open arms at our central hotel in San Sebastián.

San Sebastián Great Week 2019: tips for getting the most out of it

Semana Grande en San Sebastian 2019San Sebastián’s Great Week barely needs an introduction. As the name implies, it is the city’s largest party, a celebration that both locals and visitors await impatiently all year long. In 2019, it will run August 10th-17th, so don’t miss it! Take a few days to get to know San Sebastián and enjoy the festive atmosphere of Great Week. We’ll be expecting you at our 4 stars hotel in Donostia

The Pirates of Donostia: discover the most unique events and parties!

Over the last few years, the self-designated Piratas de Donostia (Pirates of Donostia) have been playing a vital role in the city’s leisure and entertainment. From the traditional Abordaje Pirata (Pirate Boarding) during the Great Week of San Sebastian to concerts, workshops or shows, the truth is that the Pirates of Donostia have become a fun option to be considered. Would you like to know more about these revolutionary corsairs? We encourage you to stay at family hotel on Concha Bay to discover all the leisure and entertainment options that our beautiful city has to offer.

Heineken Jazzaldia 2019: the most important jazz event returns to Donostia this summer!

Heineken Jazzaldia 2019From July 24th to July 28th, 2019, the Heineken Jazzaldia Festival will celebrate nothing less than its 54th edition. This is one of the oldest jazz festivals in Europe, an event that comes to San Sebastian every summer for lovers of this musical genre to enjoy. The most outstanding personalities have passed through its stages, and every year it leaves the highest mark. You up for it this summer? If you stay at our boutique hotel on Concha Bay, you will be just a short walk from the main venue where this important event is held.

Easter 2019 in San Sebastian: 4 traditions you cannot miss

Easter Eggs in San SebastianTraveling to San Sebastian during Easter is an interesting option for those who wish to live this holiday in a different way. The celebration of this event in the capital of Gipuzkoa is far from the way it takes place in other cities of the peninsula, although certain traditions still stand. If you are looking for a different plan for Easter 2019, we encourage you to stay at our family hotel in San Sebastian at this time. Thanks to our privileged location, you will be one step away from everything.

Valentine’s Day in Donostia: plan to do with your loved one this 14th of February

One of the key dates for all lovers is approaching. Valentine’s Day is around the corner! If you want to surprise your partner in 2019, we encourage you to visit San Sebastian, an ideal city to celebrate this anniversary. Staying in our luxury hotel in the Basque Country, with views of the splendid Bay of the Concha, you will enjoy an unforgettable February 14th. Dream walks, sunsets or romantic restaurants are some of the ingredients that will make your getaway to the capital of Gipuzkoa perfect.

La Tamborrada of San Sebastian 2019

A New Year has come, but in San Sebastian, what we are really waiting for is the 20th of January. Once again, the Donostia’s citizens go out to the streets to fill them with festivities and celebrate the city’s patron saint, to the drum rhythm. The main square is quickly filled with the drums’ sound, turning it into the centre of the celebrations. Everybody is welcome to join, the youngest as the elderly people and locals as tourists. Come to San Sebastian to enjoy this deeply rooted tradition and stay at our hotel for family in Donostia.

The final stretch begins for Christmas 2018 in San Sebastian

Zorionak eta urte Berri on, or as the citizens in the Basque Country say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Once again, the Christmas celebrations arrive in the coastal city of San Sebastian with different activities aimed at all audiences. From the culinary traditions such as the Fair of Santo Tomas through the mythological character Olentzero to the King’s Ride, we do a review of our traditions. Stay at our hotel in Donostia to enjoy our traditional festivities. 

V Edition of Sagardo Apurua, the cider festival

For the fifth consecutive year in Donostia, it will be held from the 6th until the 10th of December at the Boulevard de San Sebastián the Sagardo Apurua. It is about the recreation of an old cider house in the shape of a hamlet where different activities will take place. The culture of cider and the character of our land will be gathered in Donostia. Come, taste and enjoy the Donostia Cider!! Do not miss this opportunity to enjoy our oldest traditions and come to our hotel in the Concha Bay to let yourself go

Underwater Cinema Series: immerse yourself in the depths in Donostia!

From November 15 to 17, a new edition of the International Submarine Film Series will take place in San Sebastián. If you are interested in learning more about the underwater world through a series of audio-visual activities, this event is for you. We encourage you to stay at our hotel with sea view in San Sebastian, since, in addition, it is located very close to the Teatro Principal, a space where this event will take place.

Gastronomika: the event for those who love cooking (and good food!)

You surely agree that the best plans are gastronomic, and in that, San Sebastián has no rival. Our city has a huge culinary offer that is divided among its various restaurants with Michelin stars, its pintxos taverns, its markets, etc. Now in October, the gastronomic proposal of San Sebastian is completed with an event that you cannot miss if you consider yourself a person of good food. We are referring to the Congreso San Sebastián Gastronomika, that will turn the capital of Gipuzkoa into the epicentre of global haute cuisine. If you are visiting Donostia soon and staying at our hotel by the beach in San Sebastiàn, we strongly recommend you to attend to enjoy a unique experience!

The Old and Second-hand Book Fair in Donostia: say goodbye to the summer with a good reading!

September just started, with all that it implies. For many, the holidays are already more than exhausted and extinct; others may still be enjoying their last days before returning to the routine. September is a month of transition, change and adaptation. Therefore, we propose a plan that will help you return to your obligations with a smile and, above all, with a good reading, because the long-awaited Old and Second-hand Book Fair is here! If you are going to be in San Sebastian these days and you are going to stay at our hotel in Donostia, we will tell you all the details so that you can squeeze this event to the maximum.

Euskal Jaiak 2018: Know one of the most traditional festivities of Donostia!

The arrival of September does not necessarily mean a return to routine and the end of the holidays. The truth is that the summer season can still stretch a little more, especially thanks to the festivities that are celebrated in our beloved city. We are referring to events such as Euskal Jaiak or Basque Festivals, in which Basque culture and traditions are the protagonists par excellence. If you are planning to visit San Sebastian in the first days of September and stay at our hotel on the seafront in Donostia, this article interests you. If you attend Euskal Jaiak, we assure you that you will fall in love with the Basque culture even more!

No plans for this August? Come and experience the Great Week of San Sebastian!

There is less left for San Sebastian to celebrate its most anticipated parties. Of course, we refer to the Semana Grande, which, this year, will take place from August 11 to 18. Ahead you have seven days of authentic festive atmosphere, with a multitude of concerts, shows, sports activities, games, workshops and a long etcetera that will make the hours seem like minutes. If you are planning to visit Donostia this summer and discover our hotel offers at San Sebastian, get ready for an unforgettable week.

A route through the best art galleries in San Sebastian

57 1We are already in May! A month of preparation for the summer, of bright days and warmer temperatures. It is an ideal time to make trips and discover new places. Do you want to visit San Sebastián? During this month, the city offers various proposals for all audiences and preferences. On this occasion, from Hotel Londres in San Sebastian we want to encourage you to explore Donostia from a cultural point of view and, therefore, we propose you to make a route through the best art galleries in the city. Would you like to discover them?

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