Christmas in Xaghra organises Xaghra Cribs by Night 2011

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Christmas in Xaghra organises Xaghra Cribs by Night 2011This Christmas, Ghaqda ‘Il-Milied Fix-Xaghra’ is offering a unique opportunity to 18 artistic cribs, static, mechanical and a Live Crib all of the many Christmas exhibitions being put up in Xaghra, Gozo. This one time cultural tour takes visitors by mini bus round the town and is an occasion not to be missed.

The tour is being held on Friday, the 30th of December 2011. An experienced guide will accompany the group with a running commentary in English. The tour will visit the Xaghra Basilica beautifully decorated for Christmas including an artistic bambino made in Lecce Italy with the technique of cartapesta leccese and five artistic Nativity cribs.

Highlights of the tour will be a representation of the Nativity with a Live Crib held in a farmhouse and an exhibition of crafts all with a touch of Christmas.

A short break during the tour will include the traditional home brewed black coffee (tat-tacci) with the option of distilled orange blossom water and village biskuttini all of which are particular Xaghra brands.

Transport by mini bus will leave from near the entrance of Ggantija Temples at 5.00pm. Entrance to all places being visited is free but a small contribution of €3.50 to cover transport, guide services and snacks is being asked.

As the number of places are very limited it is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment. Booking, on a first come first served basis is open through mobile number 79594508 or by e-mail to [email protected].

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