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 in Christmas finery.

This year, another four kilometres of Christmas lights have been added to the streets Balmes, Ronda Sant Pere, Aragó and Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, as well as others in the Neighbourhood plan, and in places where long-term work is underway.

This is the case in the streets adjacent to Via Laietana and the top part of Sant Pere. Also lit up are C. Consell de Cent (between Viladomat and Aribau); Rocafort (between Av. Josep Tarradellas and Av. Roma); C. Girona (between Av.Diagonal and Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes); C. Villarroel (between C. Provença and Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes) and Ronda Sant Antoni (between C. Comte d'Urgell and Plaça Universitat).

Moreover, Plaça d'Urquinaona, Av. Paral-lel and Via Laietana will continue to be lit up; Estudi Arola's designs will continue to adorn Plaça de Catalunya, Aragó and Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, and all Barcelona's markets will be dressed up for Christmas too.

Working to save energy

This year, Barcelona has taken another step to save energy, reducing the Christmas lighting schedule by 42 hours, in agreement with trade and catering associations. So the Christmas lights will be on between 24 November and 6 January at the following times:

  • Sunday to Thursday: from 5.30 pm until 10 pm.
  • Friday and Saturday: from 5.30 pm until 11 pm.
  • On 31 December and 5 January (special days): from 5.30 pm until 1 am.
  • 24 November: from 6.30 pm until midnight.

Barcelona City Council’s collaboration with the city’s shops makes it possible for hundreds of streets and squares to be decked out in Christmas finery.

Where:

All over the city

Dates:

From 24/11/2022 to 06/01/2023

Time:

  • Sunday to Thursday: from 5.30 pm until 10 pm.
  • Friday and Saturday: from 5.30 pm until 11 pm.
  • On 31 December and 5 January (special days): from 5.30 pm until 1 am.
  • 24 November: from 6.30 pm until midnight.