5 activities to spend Christmas in Barcelona

These days the street lighting and the storefronts remind us that Christmas is coming. In Barcelona there are lots of activities to celebrate Christmas. We want to show you some traditional places to enjoy Christmas in the city.

Santa Llúcia Fair

The Santa Llúcia Fair is one of the most endearing places in Barcelona during Christmas. It is the eldest Christmas fair and it was celebrate in 1786 for the first time. It puts together lots of little shops where you can buy Christmas ornamentation, nativity figurines and even Christmas trees.
A walk through the Santa Llúcia Fair is one of the most traditional plans for these days. The fair was opened the 25th November and it will finish the 23rd December. There are 283 shops, and there are also activities like a Christmas chorus or an enormous caga-tió for children.

Montjuïc’s Magical Fountain 

At the evening, in the Montjuïc’s Magical Fountain there is a spectacular Christmas show with light, music and water. The old and new carols take part of an exhibition that combines colors, shapes and movement to get a gorgeous result.
The Montjuïc’s Magical Fountain will light up on Fridays and Saturdays, from the 7th December until the 5th January, from 19h to 21h. You can also see the show on Christmas Day, the 26th December and the 1th January.

The ice rink

The thundering ice rink of Barcelona takes 1.400 square meters and it is placed during Christmas in Plaça Catalunya, in city center. Its size turns it into the largest non standing ice rink in Europe.
Until the Epiphany you can enjoy the ice rink. There are also bar services, photos and terraces to make it pleasing for children and adults. Everybody can enjoy one of the funniest experience of Christmas in Barcelona.

Nativity at Plaça Sant Jaume

The Nativity at Plaça Sant Jaume is a really well-known Christmas activity in Barcelona. It is an artistic and traditional assembly of the Nativity scene, with the Adoration of the Shepherds and the arrival of the Three Kings.
This year its design is a tribute to diorama, so there will be three-dimensional performances and excellent illumination effects. In this edition there is also a reproduction of a bedraggled Romanesque chapel.
The Nativity at Plaça Sant Jaume can be visited every day from 10 am to 11 pm, until the 8th of January.

The lighted streets

The Christmas lights make a magical atmosphere these days in Barcelona. More than three hundred streets and squares are lighted when Christmas is coming. These lights start shining at 6 o’clock in the evening. It is a special occasion to take a walk and enjoy the streets, avenues and buildings of Barcelona.

We suggest you to ride up until Gran de Gracia and Diagonal, because there are new lights. You can also go through Rambla Catalunya to see the typical and enormous galets decorating the street. The lighted almond trees in Plaça Catalunya and the huge Christmas tree in Portal de l’Àngel will amaze you as well. Altogether there are 390 lighted street sections, 90 more than last year, including La Dreta de l’Eixample, El Carmel and Fort Pienc.
In addition, this year also the Torre Agbar will shine, converted until Epiphany in a solemn Christmas tree, with a formidable set of lights and colors throughout the building.

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