From Wednesday 10 to Friday 26 November, the city of Lloret de Mar celebrates its winter festival (“festa major”), in honor of Sant Romà, patron saint of the municipality. Although at first it was celebrated only on November 18, coinciding with the day of San Romà, at present this festival is celebrated for practically two weeks. For more than fifteen days, you can find attraction fairs, concerts, cinema, theater, sardanas, children’s games and cultural activities for all ages.
On the first day of the festivities, Wednesday November 10, the proclamation of the winter festival was held at 8:30 p.m. in the exhibition hall of the municipal library (Plaza Pere Torrent, 1) by Salvador Pujós, presenter from the program “Tal com raja” on TV Lloret and Channel 8 and a character linked to the local theater.
The first weekend of this festival, one of the most popular activities in the city is held, the medieval fair. During the 13th and 14th of November, the city of Lloret de Mar returns to medieval times and will have recreational and commercial activities for all tastes. If you want more information about this activity, you can check our post about the XX medieval fair of Lloret de Mar.
On Thursday 18, coinciding with the day of Sant Romà, a solemn mass in honor of the holy martyr will be celebrated at 12 noon in the parish church of Lloret de Mar. Once the mass is over, at 1 pm, there will be an audition of sardanes in Plaça de l’Església.
During these days, you will be able to see plays by local groups such as “La noia de les fotos i altres històries”, “Sebas al cap”, “L'últim daiquiri” and the show by the comic theater group El tricicle “Per fi sol!”.
There will also be petanque and chess tournaments, the “Corriols de l’Avi” mountain bike race, the singing of habaneras and country music and the traditional concert and dance of festa major, by the “Orquestra Selvatana”.
This year, the popular night of “barraques” (the place where the concerts are held) is also recovered, with musical performances by the groups “The Sun Cats”, “Triwe”, “Buhos” and “Strombers”. And for the children there will be “les barraquetes”, a set of concerts for the little ones.
On the last day of the festival, on Sunday November 21, a meeting of the Lloret de Mar giants will be held at 9:30 a.m. in Plaça de l'Església, that will take a tour of the main streets of the city center until reach the Passeig de Sa Caleta, thus ending the acts of the winter festival.
The Lloret de Mar winter festival is an ideal occasion to enjoy the charm of this beautiful coastal city even outside the summer season.
Located in the center of the city, Plaça de l’Església is home to one of the most emblematic buildings in Lloret de Mar, the Church of Sant Romà. In addition, it has a wide variety of shops and restaurants, perfect to enjoy an afternoon of shopping or having a drink with your loved ones.
One of the most iconic places in the city to visit during these dates is the Church of Sant Romà, a church dedicated to one of the saints of Lloret de Mar. It is a Gothic and modernist building, built in the 16th century and renovated by the Indians (residents of Lloret de Mar who went to America during the 18th and 19th century) using the trencadís technique and adding two side chapels, the Sacrament and the Baptismal.
Facing the sea is the Lloret de Mar town hall, also known as “Casa de la Vila”. This building with a pink facade, built in 1872, during the Indian era of the city, stands out for its decorations on the railings and cornices.
It is located on Passeig Mossèn Jacint Verdaguer, a red sand avenue 300 meters long by 50 meters wide surrounded by palm trees. One of the best places in Lloret de Mar to go for a walk during this time of year.
The winter festival is not the only festival in honor of a saint that is celebrated in the city of Lloret de Mar. Sant Romà holds the patronage of the town together with Santa Cristina, which is celebrated on July 24 during the summer festival of the city, a very special event with traditional acts that are worth living at least once in your life. If you want to know more about this celebration, you can take a look at our post about the festival of Santa Cristina in Lloret de Mar.