Nativity scene in Plaça de Sant Jaume

Plaça de Sant Jaume is the setting for an installation by the set designer Ignasi Cristià, which seeks to pay homage to the tradition of Neapolitan Nativity scenes with a genuinely Barcelona-based design.

  • Where: Plaça de Sant Jaume
  • When: from 1 December to 5 January

The Santa Llúcia fair

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: 24 November to 23 December
A little girl looks in awe at the caganers on display at a stall at the Sant Llúcia Fair

Christmas fairs

Enjoy a festive stroll around the traditional Christmas Fairs set up in several of the city's districts this Christmas

Cavalcade of the Kings of the Orient

Result of the Parade entries

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Barcelona gets lit up for Christmas

In Barcelona we’re continuing to improve the quality of the lights on the city’s main streets, adding new routes and making it possible for hundreds of streets and squares to dress up for Christmas.

  • Where: city streets
  • When: from November 23 to January 6
Christmas Festival in Plaça Catalunya

Christmas Festival in Plaça de Catalunya

The Christmas Festival returns to Plaça de Catalunya and Plaça de la Universitat, from 16 to 29 December, with ideas and activities for everyone. Not to be missed!

  • Where: Plaça de Catalunya
  • When: 16 to 29 December
Sons de ciutat. Bcn Broken Brothers

City Sounds

Music in a diverse array of styles performed by top quality formations comes to streets, squares and markets all around the city, with a programme of dozens of free concerts.

  • Where: Districts
  • When: from December 9 to January 4

Responsible Consumption and Social and Solidarity Economy Fair

Organisations are back this year to showcase their products and raise awareness of good practices in responsible and local consumption at the Responsible Consumption and Social and Solidarity Economy Fair in Plaça de Catalunya.

  • Where: Plaça de Catalunya
  • When: from 15 to 29 December

Christmas at the markets

Over the Christmas period, the markets are some of the busiest places in the city. Check out all the activities planned for the festive season, such as workshops and tastings.

Books on Barcelona published or jointly published by Barcelona City Council

Give Barcelona books as gifts

The festive season is a great time to visit bookshops and give books on Barcelona as gifts. Here, we recommend the latest and most outstanding publications from the Barcelona City Council.

Christmas at the port

Port Vell fills with light, shows, children’s activities and fairs again this Christmas.

  • Where: Port Vell
  • When: 5 December to 7 January

Sustainable menus

We offer menus based on seasonal local produce, so you can enjoy good, clean and fair food.

Letter to the Three Kings

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. 


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