This year, the Ardoaraba fair will be held again in Vitoria-Gasteiz. The one that is already the best known wine fair in the capital of Alava, returns on the bridge of December (from 6 to 9), with clear protagonists: the wines of Rioja Alavesa, Txakoli and the products km 0 of Euskadi.
This 2023, continues with its traditional mechanism for those who wish to know the different wines of the area, where each user must buy a heel with points for pintxos or wines, which can be obtained and exchanged in the 3 tents enabled for this or in one of the 80 hospitality establishments in the city.
A unique occasion to know the Green Capital, wander through its historic centre, stroll through its green areas, visit the Virgen Blanca (from where it makes its legendary descent Celedón every 4th of August) or book a guided tour of the Cathedral of Santa Maria, which deserves to be mentioned separately, since it is the only cathedral "open for works", where you live a whole experience, with a work helmet included for the visit.
In addition, as it is Christmas season, the city will have its special lighting and its classic Belén (considered the most beautiful Nativity scene in the world), which will be installed from December 2 in the park of La Florida, next to the Secret Water Garden, the house of Olentzero (the Basque counterpart of Santa Claus) and Mari Domingi roasting chestnuts, those that can be enjoyed in the locomotive stalls distributed throughout the city.
Yes, for the ice rink and slides, you will have to wait a little longer, as they will not be available in Florida until December 15.
And you, do you dare to know the capital of Alava this winter?