Can’t wait for xmas?! We are already in December and the best time of the year is approaching. Surely you will be surprised by all the festivities, customs, lights and thematic markets that you can find each year in Barcelona.
In this blog post we will tell you about the best Christmas plans so you can enjoy this time of the year as a very special moment. A classic example of activities for this month are the Christmas Markets. Enjoy music, decoration and Christmas crafts at La Fira de Santa Llúcia and La Sagrada Familia. Then you can tell us which of the two you liked the most!
La Fira de Santa Llúcia:
It is the most emblematic Christmas market in the city, the oldest and the one with the most exhibition stands to visit, almost 300 of them! We can find cribs, trees, crafts, stern, jewellery, decoration and gifts and many more items. Finally, in the music sector you can listen to zambombas, tambourines and other instruments of the Christmas tradition. And all this right next to the cathedral, it gives it a magic feeling. It is located on Avenida de la Catedral and is until December 23rd, from 11 am to 8:30 pm and from 10 am to 9:30 pm on holidays.
Mercado de Navidad de la Sagrada Familia:
It is quite similar to Santa Llúcia but a bit smaller. Located right next to the Sagrada Familia makes it quite special though. Here you can also find all kinds of Christmas decorations and elements, as well as activities related to Christmas and for children. It has around 100 exhibition stands about figures, Christmas trees and plants, ornaments and various gift items. From December 2nd to December 24th, from 10 am to 9 pm from Monday to Friday, and until 10 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Crib: Plaça Sant Jaume
The manger that is prepared each year in the Plaça Sant Jaume has been designed by the architect Jordi Darder. His intervention aims to generate interaction, moving away from the more conventional cribs, and inviting visitors to walk in between the different pieces of the installation, to enter the manger and become a figure. It is an opportunity to visit with the whole family and especially with children.
During the Christmas holidays, all parents look for activities to do with their children, if you are one of them we recommend the Children’s Festival. You can find activities to share with the family such as movies, shows, games, magic and much more! There will be traditional shows and also the newest games with projections and 3D theatres. You can visit it from December 27th until January 4th in Montjuïc.
Many theatres and halls of the city prepare special shows during Christmas.
It is an experience to enjoy with the family, a perfect plan to do during the weekend.
There are many options on the billboard according to the type of play that you like. Some of the places where you can find quality shows are: SAT or Viu el Teatre.
We hope you enjoy these Christmas activities with your family and friends.
From now on you will have busy weekends and will know every festive corner of the city!
Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas!