Altos de Chavon holiday program

Christmas at Altos de Chavón has become a magical tradition in Casa de Campo, celebrated with as much enthusiasm as the rest of the country, and indeed the entire world. Renowned for its architectural beauty and idyllic atmosphere, Altos de Chavón is the perfect place to celebrate this Christmas!

As has become the jolly holiday tradition, Altos de Chavón will celebrate the start of the holiday season with a great celebration; the “Opening of the Christmas Season” on Friday the 13th of December, which this year will include a visit from Santa (6-8pm), the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony (7:30pm) and a performance (8pm) by the Dominican Wind Orchestra and the Dominican National School of Dance (ENDANZA). [Also on this day is the Chrsitmas Café de la Leche with Xiomara Menendez, which is 5-7pm, and so will fit perfectly into your schedule, click here for details.]

Following the opening of the Christmas season, a fun-filled schedule of magical Christmas events is planned for throughout December. The schedule includes “The Fall Dance” ballet at the Altos de Chavón amphitheater on December 14th, a “Merengue party” with Silvio Mora on December 21st, as well as Christmas Eve and Christmas day celebrations, and the annual Live Nativity play performed by the children of the Fundación MIR on December 27th.

Please note all Christmas activities (except the KANDELA! show) in Altos de Chavón are completely free of charge!

Here is the definitive schedule for activities in Altos de Chavón:

Altos de Chavón: Christmas Schedule of Events 2013

Opening of the Christmas season 

• Friday December 13th:

• 6-8pm: Santa Claus comes to Chavón!

• 7:30pm: Christmas Lighting Ceremony

• 8pm: Christmas Concert with the DOMINICAN WIND ORCHESTRA directed by Maestro Andres Vidal and special guest performers of the NATIONAL SCHOOL OF DANCE (ENDANZA).

• Plaza Chavón, Altos de Chavón

Ballet “The Fall Dance”
The last gala of the year for the Dominican National Ballet and this time the choreographies are fresh and light, framed in a beautiful baroque music. This performance is brought to us by the Ministry of Culture of the Dominican Republic, directed by Prof. Marinella Sallent, with choreographies by Annabelle López Ochoa, Mercedes Morales, Elizabeth Crooke and Victor Ramírez.

• Saturday December 14th, 7:30pm

• Altos de Chavón amphitheater

• Complimentary entrance! To reserve your tickets please contact the Villas Owners Club: (809) 523-8097 or the Amphitheater at (809) 523-2424.

KANDELA! Dominican music and dance show!
At Altos de Chavon’s Amphitheater, this Show featuring enthralling Afro-Caribbean rhythms is an explosion of movement, music, sensuality and color in the majestic scenery of Altos de Chavon’s Amphitheater.

• Mondays through Decemeber (16th, 23rd, 30th)

• Altos de Chavón amphitheater

• Price: US$35.00 adults / US$15.00 children under 12 years old. [Special 30% discount for Casa de Campo villa owners.]

Inauguration of new art exhibit by Angela Occhipinti

• Thursday December 19th, 7:30pm

• The Gallery, Altos de Chavón

“Merengue Party!” with Silvio Mora & Orchestra

• Saturday December 21st, 9pm

• Plaza Chavón, Altos de Chavón

Santa’s hidden gifts hunt & Christmas children party
A fun afternoon for children’s of all ages! The children shall find gifts that the naughty Santa Claus has hidden around Altos de Chavón. There’ll be music, games, activities and bouncy castles. [Unlimited use of inflatable games – RD$200 per child.]

• Sunday December 22nd, 3-7pm

•The Gardens, Altos de Chavón

Christmas Eve celebrations

• Tuesday December 24th:

• 6-11pm: Special menus at La Piazzetta and The Club Riverside Steakhouse

• 9-10pm: Christmas Carols by the Madrigalistas Choir

• 10pm: Midnight Mass

•  St. Stanislaus Church, Altos de Chavón

Christmas celebrations 

• Wednesday December 25th:

• 5:30pm: Catholic mass

• 6:30pm: Christmas Carols with the Harmony Choir

• 7:30pm: Santa arrives!

• 8:30pm: Dominican Christmas Celebration with the Dekadas Band

•  Plaza Chavón, Altos de Chavón

Live Nativity by the children of Foundation MIR
Children from the two programs of the Fundación MIR ) in La Romana (the New Hope School and the Vocational School) will perform a special Christmas representation of the arrival of Baby Jesus with traditional holiday songs.

• Friday December 27th, 4:30pm

• Plaza Chavón, Altos de Chavón

Chavon Electronico – Christmas!
A great party with some of the best Dominican DJ’s. DJ Miss Gem, DJ Collapse (Jean Sosa) and DJ Kambax. All our bars and restaurants will have specials! Enjoy a night of partying in Altos de Chavón! 

• Friday December 27th, 9pm

• Altos de Chavón

Two of the most promising young Dominican artists in a concert for the first time in Altos de Chavón. Bocatabú is an alternative rock/pop trio from the Dominican Republic. Their music is a luxuriant blend of classic musical intonations infused with modern melodies and tendencies. Vicente Garcia – With the release of their debut album “Melodrama”, Dominican singer-songwriter Vicente Garcia, is currently an artist who likes to redefine musical genres and defy labels. Vicente Garcia has impeccable musical ideas whose influences surround the nostalgic sound of soul and tropical rhythms of his country.

• Saturday December 28th, 9pm

• Plaza Chavón, Altos de Chavón

A great band with the powerful vocalist Benny Hidalgo and greatmusicians! The Cupids, directed by Rigo Zapata will perform a wide repertoire of blues, pop, R&B and Rock.

• Sunday December 29th, 9pm

• Plaza Chavón, Altos de Chavón

New Year’s Eve Parties
Enjoy special menus at the Altos de Chavón restaurants and party the night away at any one of the village’s fine party establishments!

• Tuesday December 31st

• Altos de Chavón

Remember to check for the most up-to-date schedule of all events and activities.