Once again this year the most eagerly awaited event of the autumn is back: the Andorra Shopping Festival. Itinerant shows, open-air concerts and activities for young and not so young are waiting for you as you go shopping in downtown Andorra from the 4th to the 20th of November.
Today we tell you about all the activities you’ll find at the shopping festival.
The Andorra Shopping Festival takes to the streets
Over three weekends a variety of concerts and shows will be held on the main shopping streets.
On Saturdays from 7 p.m. onwards, after-shopping sessions are scheduled with Andorran groups and singers. Take the opportunity to get to know the country’s music scene while you enjoy a drink in one of the bars in the capital’s old town.
You can also attend concerts held in different venues in the centre of Escaldes and Andorra la Vella on Fridays and Saturdays. There are a wide variety of proposals such as 80s covers, a tribute to Raffaella Carra or British rock covers, among others, as well as DJ sessions.
The street entertainment will be completed by parades of original travelling shows that will liven up the afternoons and mornings of the weekends.
Kids 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 shows aimed at the little ones, such as the Cinderella and Coco musicals. They will also be able to create their own puppets, key rings, snow globes or decorate pencils in the workshops that have been organised especially for them.
And there are also workshops for adults!
Put yourself in the hands of experts in the express make-up areas where they will advise you with tips and tricks for you to apply yourself in your day-to-day life. Personalise your totebag and give it a new life by changing its appearance thanks to stamping, sewing or trimming techniques. Or create your own bracelet with the help of a jeweller who will guide you and help you to make the most of the artist in you.
And while you stroll and shop, you can stop at the stand of Café el Conseller to have one of their coffee and tea drinks or try their new products, or visit the Andorran producers’ stand to sample some of the products of the Andorran land.
The gastronomic days also return
The dates of the Andorra Shopping Festival match those of the culinary days where you can sample the dishes selected for the occasion. Andorra’s restaurants offer menus ranging from €30 to €45 which usually have a common local ingredient. Andorra a Taula” starts at the same time as the Andorra Shopping Festival, but in this case it is extended for another week, until 27 November. A new feature this year is the chance to try the dishes in the form of tapas for just €5, accompanied by a beer.
Art is represented at the Andorra Shopping Festival
As in other editions, this year there is also a place for the performing arts. This time they enter some of Andorra’s museums to perform “De Ferro i Fang” (of Iron and Mud), a work of music and dance that will show you that the natural world and modernity are two pillars that make up the identity of the Principality of Andorra.
This piece can be enjoyed at the Carmen Thyssen Museum, the CAEE, the Motorcycle and Electricity Museum and the Casa Cristo. Admission is free but you will have to book as seating is limited.
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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