Once again this year the most eagerly awaited event of the autumn is back: the Andorra Shopping Festival, now celebrating its 10th edition. From 3 to 19 November, travelling shows, open-air concerts and activities for young and old will accompany you as you go shopping in the centre of Andorra. The activities are mainly concentrated at weekends.
Today we tell you everything you’ll find in this new edition of the shopping festival.
The Andorra Shopping Festival takes place in the street
Over three weekends a multitude of concerts, shows and workshops will be held in the main shopping areas.
On Saturdays from 7 p.m. onwards there will be after-shopping sessions with Andorran groups and singers. Take the opportunity to get to know the country’s music scene while you have a drink in one of the bars in the old quarter of the capital. The performances will take place on Saturdays 4, 11 and 18 November from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., in Plaza Guillemó and Plaza Sant Esteve.
You can also attend open-air concerts in different locations in the centre of Escaldes and Andorra la Vella on Saturdays. You’ll find a wide variety of proposals such as rock cover bands and a tribute to Rita Turner, among others, as well as DJ sessions.
The street entertainment will be rounded off by parades of original travelling shows that will liven up Saturday afternoons and mornings.
Check out the full programme of performances here.
The little ones at home will have a great time
The Andorra Shopping Festival is for the whole family. So the little ones will also take part in the shopping festival with a host of children’s activities. Families can’t miss the activities aimed at the little ones, such as concerts, a holographic puppet show or a visit to the caravan set up as a cinema, where they can discover animated short films. They will also be able to attend the workshops that have been specially organised for them. For example, they can leave their mark on the Andorra Shopping Festival’s large mural, where they can learn how to draw vertically, create a fluorescent sheet, make fabric bags or personalised bracelets. There will also be fantasy make-up and face painting.
With so many activities you’ll find it hard to go back to the flats 😉.
There are also workshops for adults!
Put yourself in the hands of experts in the make-up workshop where they will advise you with tips and tricks so you can apply them yourself in your day-to-day life. Take part in the beauty area and discover the secrets of simple or more artistic make-up, as well as a nail art workshop to learn how to make unique designs on your nails, or discover how to keep your shoes looking like new. Or take home a unique AI-generated souvenir in our photo booth: all you have to do is take a photo and choose a character option.
And while you’re strolling and shopping, you can stop off at the Café el Conseller stand to have one of their coffee and tea-based drinks or try their new products, or visit the Andorran producers’ stand to sample some of Andorra’s local produce.
Discover the selfie spots at the Andorra Shopping Festival
While you’re shopping, stroll around and find the 7 different structures scattered around the capital and Escaldes so you can take a photo of yourself and upload it to your social networks, leaving a record of your time at the festival. Each structure is 2 metres tall, created with an original artistic effect and background. You can see yourself swinging on the clouds, floating among thousands of rubber duckies or reflecting on a diamond, among others. The selfie spots are open every day from 3 to 9 November.
Will you find them all?
The water, light and music show of the capital’s new fountains
Since last summer we have a new attraction in Andorra la Vella. The new fountains located on the Paris Bridge in the Plaza de la Rotonda square light up and can create more than two thousand choreographies thanks to the combinations of music, lights and the 6 water jets. Don’t miss it every Friday and Saturday at 8.30pm.
The gastronomic days also return
The Andorra Shopping Festival dates also match the dates of the culinary days, where you can taste dishes made with local produce and local products from the country. Andorra’s restaurants offer gastronomic menus ranging from €35 to €45. You can check the guide to the country’s participating establishments and choose the one you fancy trying. Andorra a Taula” starts at the same time as the Andorra Shopping Festival, but in this case it is extended for another week, until 26 November.
Come and celebrate autumn at the Andorra Shopping Festival and have fun with all the activities programmed while you go shopping.
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See you there?