Plaça Sant Jaume nativity Scene

We are bringing back the traditional Plaça de Sant Jaume nativity scene. This year it will extend this year from the Rambla to Via Laietana along C/ Ferran and C/ Jaume I, with an offering that is even more choral than ever.


  • Where: Carrer de Ferran, Plaça de Sant Jaume and Carrer de Jaume I
  • When: from 26 November to 6 January
Fàbrica dels Reis d'Orient a la Fabra & Coats

Access to Christmas activities

Most of the activities this Christmas are free, though many are with limited places. In some cases, then, you’ll need to book your places in advance. Find out all about it and enjoy Christmas in Barcelona!

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: 27 November to 23 December
The giant tió at the Barcelona Cathedral's facade

A giant ‘tió’

As in previous years, the giant tió is back at the Santa Llúcia Fair, where kids will have up to 18 December to enjoy it.

  • Where: in front of the Cathedral
  • When: 27 November to 18 December


Barcelona, lit up brighter than ever

Barcelona is premiering new designer lighting this Christmas in Plaça de Catalunya and also along Gran Via and Carrer d'Aragó. In all, there will be nearly 400 illuminated street sections, thanks to collaboration with the city’s neighbourhood retailers. Enjoy them!

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. 

People in the street watching as a dragon made of cloth joins in the Three Kings Parade.

Christmas in the districts

Check out the Christmas agenda for your district: parades, children’s activities, solidarity initiatives, fairs, illuminations, workshops, recreation, concerts and much more.

Christmas fairs

This Christmas will also see fairs in Barcelona’s streets and squares, but in formats adapted to the safety measures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy them!

Christmas at shops and markets

Shop locally this Christmas and enjoy decorated streets, life at the markets and the recreational and cultural activities prepared by the city’s shops.

Classic nativity scene at the Museu Marès

MarèsThis year the Barcelona Nativity Scene Makers’ Association is presenting a nativity scene based on a merger between Roman and present-day Barcelona

Give Barcelona books as gifts

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

Showcase with sculptures from various cultures of the world with visitors

Christmas in the museums

Christmas is a good time for discovering another, more playful and fun side to museums. See you there!

Revamp your toys

Give your toys a second life through this initiative to promote conscious consumption and waste prevention promoted by organisations, associations and municipal facilities. Join zero waste!


A sustainable Christmas

A sustainable Christmas

Christmas is usually a time when people consume a lot, buying presents, food and drink, as well as ornamental plants, such as fir trees. People also make more journeys and use more energy in their homes. Follow these ten tips for preventing waste!

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