Christmas activities in Barcelona

Author: Miquel Agell

Christmas is approaching and so is the spirit: take a look at this wide range of activities to make the most out your stay in lovely decorated Barcelona.

Passeig de Gràcia Shopping Night

Following the yearly tradition, this Thursday Barcelona’s most iconic street will host a new edition of the Nit de Passeig de Gràcia.

Christmas food tasting

The night’s culinary offer includes a wide range of Christmas food to pick from within the many food trucks, local hotels and restaurants, at an established price of 12€ including the drink.

Feel the Christmas spirit

Throughout gorgeus Passeig de Gràcia there will be a humungous amount of 7200 lights syched to deliver an immersive magical experience.

Feel the music

There will be five different live urban music stages scattered around Passeig de Gràcia, each to suit everyone’s particular taste.

Shop, shop, shop!

As you would expect from any shopping night, you will be able to promenade through the street’s more than 100 shops up until midnight!

Don’t miss out, this Thursday, December 19th, from 7p.m. onwards.

Christmas Decorations

St Jaume Square’s Pessebre

This year’s approach on the square’s decoration is somewhat different to what we are used to: definitely worth the visit.

Tibidabo for Christmas

Plan a day visit to see the several Christmas events, decorations and shows at 100-year-old Tibidabo park. Book your tickets here.

Barcelona Night Tour: Christmas Edition

Up until January 4th, this 1h30 bus ride will depart Fridays to Sundays at 8p.m. from Plaça Catalunya to take you through the city’s most iconic Christmas décor.

Tickets available here.

Christmas Markets

Fira de Santa Llúcia

This is one of the oldest and most deeply rooted Christmas traditions in the city of Barcelona.

When: Nov 29th – Dec 23rd

Where: Barcelona Cathedral

Price: Free.

Fira de Nadal de la Sagrada Família

Here you’ll find booths that offer food, sweets and house decorations.

When: Nov 29th – Dec 23rd

Where: Sagrada Família Square

Price: Free.

Fira de Reis de la Gran Via

Known for its unique booths that specialise in handcrafted and Catalan products.

When: Dec 20th – Jan 6th

Where: Gran Via, between Calabria & Rocafort St.

Price: Free.

Fira de Nadal del Port Vell

This one includes a vast amount of stalls, a gastronomic area and an entertainment stage.

When: Dec 5th – Jan 5th

Where: Portal de la Pau Square

Price: Free.

Fira del Consum Responsable

Responsible consumption is key to our subsistence: the fifth edition of this fair will be filled with stands to learn and buy responsibly.

When: Dec 20th – Dec 31st

Where: Plaça Catalunya

Price: Free.

To wrap this up, we hope you enjoyed our variety of ideas and use them to make the most out of your Christmas stay here in Barcelona. If you’re still in need for inspiration, just check out any of our other #TipTuesday articles or take a look at our activity guide!

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