Every Christmas, the Three Kings wait impatiently for the letters from millions of children who, like you, have been good boys and girls all year. Write your letter here and we'll make sure it gets to your favourite king.
In the heart of the Ciutat Vella district, the Santa Llúcia Christmas fair offers everything necessary to decorate the home at Christmas.
- Where: in front of the Cathedral
- When: 29 November to 23 December
Barcelona will be packed with magic this Christmas. Go with the flow and enjoy the Christmas tradition and values with some very special characters. Welcome, magic!
Plaça de Catalunya will become a place to take part in the Christmas festivities from 20 to 31 December. You will find a magical city with free activities for all ages, as well as opportunities for enjoying the festivities without adding to the more consumerist aspects.
- Where: Plaça de Catalunya
- When: from 20 to 31 December
Port Vell Fair’s new Christmas market, which has been put up opposite the Columbus monument, will amaze you with its floating Nativity scene and light, music and colour shows around a 31-metre-high, lit-up tree.
- Where: Plaça del Portal de la Pau
- When: 5 December to 5 January
The Barcelona Association of Nativity Scene Builders has designed a traditional Nativity scene with handmade figures inspired by Catalan landscapes.
Don’t miss the parade by Father Christmas and his entourage! The procession starts in Av. Madrid and continues along C/ Sants as far as C/ Moianès.
- Where: Carrer de Sants
- When: 15 December
About sixty associations and projects connected with responsible consumption and the social and solidarity economy will present their services and products and a wide range of activities.
- Where: Plaça de Catalunya
- When: 20 to 31 December
Here’s what the city has to offer in the way of culture over the festive season: theatre, circus, dance, exhibitions, music, film and much more.
The Solidarity Christmas Walk is back: it covers the city’s streets and is collaborating in the food collection organised by Càritas.
- Where: sets off from Ciutadella Park (Pg Til·lers)
- When: 9 am, 15 December
Christmas is a good time to give books on Barcelona published or jointly published by Barcelona City Council as gifts.
Every year, on 5 January, the Three Kings of the Orient arrive in Barcelona accompanied by their traditional retinue of magical creatures and surprising carriages. Find out all about it!.
- Where: Av. Marquès de l'Argentera
- When: 5 January, at 6 pm
This year sees nearly 400 sections of the city’s streets lit up with Christmas lights, thanks to collaboration from neighbourhood shopkeepers. Enjoy them!
- Where: the city’s various streets
- When: 28 November to 6 January
The city streets are packed with festive fairs and markets at Christmas time. Check them out - there's one for everybody!
This year’s Nativity scene, titled ‘Sleeping objects’, is the work of stage designer Paula Bosch and brings together tradition and creativity.
- Where: Plaça de Sant Jaume
- When: 29 November to 6 January